The pyramid takes a lot of smooth stone. We are still working on the base level.
I alternate my time between setting blocks and collecting cobblestone. I believe Ri spends her time setting blocks and making smooth stone. Others from our server have joined in to produce smooth stone. 64 blocks do not last long.
I have determined that torches set every 10 blocks still result in spawning monsters at night. So I’ve added a torch into the center of each 10 block section – and voila! No more monsters at night. I see them in the distance, but if I’m in the center of the pyramid, they never find me.
And now, hopefully one we enclose the pyramid, no monsters will spawn inside.