Hey Guys,

Soon we will be revealing a large scale event that will reveal the old gods of the First and Second ages,

These gods will become available to select for worship via the Shard store if you so choose, we have created something amazing that includes depictions of the gods themselves.

Whilst i am purposely being vague on the details, this is so the experience isn't ruined.

The event itself for sign up will be posted this coming week!

Greetings Survivors,

We have urgent news from The General Store!

It seems that the merchant ship this last week came into a pouch full of sterling and decided to empty our shelves (bloody dwarves) to refill their hull and sell to lands far and beyond.

This has left The General Store without stock, and in desperate need to trade with the professions of the land (yes, I'm talking to you), so that the store has wares available for one and all.

So, we would like to invite any and all men, women, and confused individuals (cough... Mormont ...cough) to the store this Tuesday and Thursday to conduct business. Bring all the goods you can carry (we accept no responsibility for anything lost on your travels). Anything valuable that we can stock up our barrels with (please help). We will take anything and everything you can craft, cook, or collect, from honey to hatchets! We'll buy it all (maybe not that, disgusting...).

The store clerks will buy up to 100 sterlings worth of goods from each trader (per person) for the entirety of this week. But don't forget, we only buy at 70% of your retail value.

We hope to see you there (9/10pm GMT, Tues/Thurs)!

- The General Store


Yesterday a ship arrived at Eilean Aerin.
At first we were worried that something evil had followed us to these shores from Andorra.
But that is not the case. It appears to be a merchant ship, with a want to trade goods with the island.
This vessel may save us all.
Praise the Gods.
- Wanda

The General Store is Open!

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Evenings (GMT)

Thursday - Evenings (GMT)

> Will be confirmed each week in Discord <

The General Store will sell everything and anything needed by the men and women of the land - from raw resources to crafted goods. It is the aim of this store to be able to fill the gaps that are present within the current economic climate of Eilean Aerin, and provide exotic goods that cannot be found anywhere else on this new land.

It is our aim to buy from tradesman first and foremost, so that the economy can flourish. But where there is no trade, we shall buy from the travelling merchant ship that comes to the island once a week.

The Merchant Ship arrives on Saturdays! 

On this day, you can buy directly from the crew in their small shop that has been set up on the northern side of the bay. They will also be looking to buy goods from yourselves aswell. Their stock shall change each week, and their prices will flunctuate because of this.

So be sure to come and visit them, as not to miss out on any deals!

Lastly, you can now Rent Ships from EAS Shipyard (run by The General Store)!

These ships are expensive to rent, but are of strong quality and have no travelling restrictions on them. They are an investment for a settlement, and should be treated as such.

We have three different ships available:

EAS Rannsachair - This is a small ship, that can transport 6-8 people but 0 tames and has 101 storage slots onbaord. The Rannsachair is a low laying vessel, perfect for travelling inland on rivers, but can be dangerous when taken out into the open ocean.

This ship costs $30 per week to rent, roughly $4 pp. 

EAS Sona - This is a small ship, that can transport 3-6 people and 1-3 tames and has 140 storage slots onboard. The Sona is a sloop by nature that has been adjusted to allow transport of both human and beast alike across the vast ocean.

(OUT OF STOCK)

This ship costs $50 per week to rent, roughly $10 pp.

EAS Lorg - This is a medium vessel, that can transport 4-6 people and 4-6 tames and has 240 storage slots onboard. The Lorg is a strong, sturdy ship, built to withstand the oceans and rivers of the land whilst transporting a large quantity of human and beast alike.

This ship costs $70 per week to rent, roughly $14 pp.

To accomodate the newly built ships and docking areas in the bay of Eilean Aerin, The General Store staff kindly ask that no rafts are to be left in the bay area! This is to allow the new ships the ability to turn within our waters, and for worry that the bigger vessels will crush the weak rafts under their strong hulls.

Thank You.

We are looking forward to your visit!

- The General Store of Eilean Aerin

Hey Guys

As most of you are aware, I have stepped down from full time Survive Stormont staff in order to focus on my development project, Ember

After some recent developments, Ember has merged with the former BNN team (British Nerd Network) to create Embers official content creating community, Forge

This is a pretty exciting move forward, and I am happy to have the former BNN staff now onboard as Embers own, helping us pave the way for the future.

if you're already part of Embers discord, an announcement has been sent out already! please follow the instructions!

if you're new to Stormont and Ember

Survive Stormont is owned and run by Ember, you can sign up and check it out here

Ember is a Gaming/Nerd culture social network in development

you can join the official Ember community, Forge discord here

I hope the Stormont staff team are treating you well, if not, kick their butts ;)

Cheers guys!

Hello everyone, I hope all of your days are doing well and you are all having a wonderful time with loved ones on this holiday. I have had the privilage to come back as one of your staff members to help monitor and assist when needed by anyone so hello and I'M BACK!

As you know the new year is coming along fast, and with the changes being made to staff we are all working quickly to better the server so we can have a smooth fourth year for our beloved Stormont server. With that said, a few things need to be addressed before we can continue our work to bring you a better server!

As you know we play on a roleplay server where the people of Adaesu work together by buying from each other, working with each other, and many other things with people of different classes who specialize in hunting, crafting, and breeding. All of your staff are working very hard to make sure that this class system is done correctly and works 100 % to everyone's benefit this time around. With that being said...


One of our staff members recently did a quick inventory check to see the position of our players in our current stage, and what was found was not appropriate to the standards that we keep. This being so, your staff will now be taking inventory of the belongings everyone has. It is unfortunate it has come to this, but with the abuse that has been seen of the class system in this age as well as the others it has been decided that until further notice there will be random inventory checks of players, chests, and other storage items until further notice.

Understand that no one should be workin in their class systems until the requirements are met as well as becoming registered with your class through your local archivists.

We understand some people wish to get a head start, but that is not what this server is about.
There will be a chest located on the shore of Eilean Aerin where everyone anonymously can put all contraband inside to be taken away so that we can begin working on our assigned classes and start trading and buying from one another. These chests will remain until Monday 31st December, 2018.After this date a search by staff will be conducted again. If we find anything not suitable for your class and/or position during this time of the age, you will receive your first write up. We do go on a three strike policy so no need to feel overwhlemed as I'm sure everyone wishes to improve the server and its roleplay goals as much as we do, and we acknowledge that accidents happen.

If you are concerned or have any questions please feel free to reach out to us in the ask an admin discord channel. As much as we do appreciate the private messages, we prefer that our inboxes be used for more private situations and as this is not for certain individuals but for everyone in the Stormont community, we'd like to keep the questions and answers as public as we can so that we can discuss and get everyone's opinions on the subject.

You all mean so much to the team and to our community and we appreciate and thank you for all that you do! We hope to continue pushing the server into the right direction and with the help of all of you we can make it possible.


- Immune
On behalf of the Survive Stormont Staff team

look how we looked when we started out!

Hey Guys,

From December 27th, 2015 I have ran Survive Stormont striving to be the best presented and most professionally ran strict roleplay server on the ark platform for Xbox

I've had some great laughs, made some amazing friends and had alot of fun in the process

I have no doubt we will always be better than every other "roleplay" server thrown together with a crap site, facebook group and riddled with meta.

It often feels like a thankless job, and the inherit problems presenting yourself as professional as we do means people consistantly have high expectations, a double edged sword.

I am therefore announcing I am stepping down as the leader, beginning January 2019, right after our third birthday

I am, exhausted. The more toxic members of the community have truly worn me down, and my focus right now is on the development of Ember.

In my place i will be putting Maddox VeynerEdward Mercer as co leaders of Survive Stormont starting January, the rest of the Staff team will likely remain the same...they may advertise for more staff even!

I believe their focus and strive for quality roleplay will keep the community keen, whilst allowing me to focus myself on Ember.

Perhaps if Atlas shows promise, i may return at the helm, but after playing with the game, it doesn't seem so.

I will of course, still be around dipping my toes in, roleplaying with you all some. I'd love nothing more than to just be a normal player.

Thankyou for the last 3 years of awesomeness, it's been fun!

Cheers!

[Human] Maddox Vayner - Vayners Huntsmen a I am honored and Edward and I have been left with a foundation that has been worked upon and perfected for 3 years and 3...

  

Rest a while friend. Eat your fill and catch your breath, you have been running quite a while now, a few months at least by my count, and for the moment at least, you are safe.

Whether guided here by your gods, or fled here out of sheer desperation, you have reached Eilan Aerin, or the Island of Hope. Uhtred's influence has not yet tarnished these lands, and no matter how heavy your heart holds, you cannot return to where you once called home.

This is an Isle of refugees, the shelters made from the remnants of the vessels that failed to make it and washed ashore. Only one ship, the KS Logan, managed to survive the perilous journey. Many races can be found here, putting aside the normal grievances and rivalries out of pure desperation and the need to survive. Whether you are a hunter, craftsman or beastmaster, all trades are useful when beginning from nothing, and will not only benefit the other refugees, but can open up paths for bartering for the goods you do need.

The area is seemingly mostly wild, we do not know what inhabits the mainland, whilst we cannot govern your behaviour or actions in these virgin lands. Though we will request that you remain civil when on Eilean Aerin. There are many wounded and exhausted here who need to recover from the harsh journey.

Bertsson.

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Starting out 

- Create your character matching the guidelines of the race you have selected in the shard store

- Spawn in Eothaine (South Zone 3) (See Map)

- Make your way over to Eilean Aerin

- As soon as you step foot on Eilean Aerin, you are in character

You were on one of the ships coming from Andorra, during the storm your ship listed and capsized

You are completely unaware if there are any survivors other than yourself left

You have been at sea for roughly 2 months, you are exhausted and injured

You know absolutely nothing of Therinsdore, including it's name.

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- Make sure you have purchased your starter pack, race and relgion (if you decide to be relgious) from the shard store, we do not want to have to break character because you have not yet done this after arriving on Eilean Aerin.


- Players new to Survive Stormont, you are also natives on Andorra, you may choose an area to have come from, it may be easier for your back story to not be associated with any of the Settlements already in Andorra

If you wish to come from a settlement in Andorra you will need to seek permission from the players who managed those settlements and get to know a little about them.

You have automatic approval if you decide to choose North Haven.

The server will be opening at roughly 8PM (GMT) unless there are any serious issues, Please make sure you have your mics on and available

once arriving at Eilean Aerin and you can visibly see people, enter the Eilean Aerin channel on the Discord


Hey guys,

Unfortunate urgent update:

The last 14 hours of work we have just done on the server got wiped by wildcards Christmas event update

Meaning we will need to push the server launch back till Saturday 22nd 8pm (GMT) at the earliest.

we will update you should anything else go wrong.

Cheers Guys.

Hey guys,

If you have already thought of a name for your third age character, please update your name to match, Here's how below:

Click on your name in the top right (on mobile there will be a navbutton before your name is displayed) and click Account settings

Change your display name, this will then update on site, Please use the following format "Character name - Town Name" if you don't have a planned tribe name yet, use Eilean Aerin for now and update it later when you join a new town.

If this doesn't update, please contact me and let me know!

Cheers! - M

[Dwarf] Shea White - Eilean Aerin a Should I have my location as North Haven or Skyhold where my tribe will be based?


Hey Guys

We are looking for extra alpha testers for Ember!

What is Ember?

Ember is a Social Media Network in development designed specifically for Gamers. Ember will integrate several Gaming related services to bring one amazing unified profile for Gamers everywhere, regardless of what Platform they play on. Embers main focus will be communities, we want Gaming Communities to take advantage of the services Ember will offer.



Whether you’re a Streamer who needs a place to engage your audience, a Community host who wants somewhere immersive to create their vision, a dedicated Gamer who wants somewhere to engage with others, or a Cosplayer who wants to showcase their art. Integrate, with Ember.


We are currently in early Alpha development. This Alpha is open for anyone to join, the more people we have testing our service, the better.

EmberGN.com



Why not join and give me a follow? ;) here

We are a long way from being complete, completion target for PC Android and IOS is June 2019

Hope to see you there!

Cheers!

 Hey Guys

I hope you are ready for launch on the 22nd, the server will open at 8pm GMT, instructions on what each player needs to do in order to follow the narrative will be posted soon

below are a few teasers! enjoy!

See you soon guys!

Hey Guys,

I bring some unfortunate news...

The snow biome, known in Therinsdore as Fionn & Nevia, will not be accessible for the time being.

If you enter the biome, you will crash/disconnect, admins WILL NOT be able to recover your body.

This is not something we currently have control over, it seems to be a wildcard issue, hopefully they will fix it in the near future.

This isn't a rule stating you cannot go there, but if you do you risk loosing everything and unable to get out without a new character.

Hope it gets fixed soon

Cheers!

[Sylvan] Cartoc [Sylvan] Ahhhhhhh!!!! The best part of the island isnt accessible!
[Dwarf] Adonis Snow Death blizzard u say *notes down stay away from snow*

An excerpt from the journal of an Andorran refugee….


Tonight, we gather around the campfire to tell stories, as our ancestors have done for countless generations and, Fáma willing, as our descendants will do long after we are gone. Perhaps they will even tell our story. But what will they say? Will they talk of heroes who, against all odds, preserved the last of our peoples? Or will they talk of cowards who abandoned their home? Maybe we are both. There are so few of us left who know the truth of it.

It began in the mountains, when the heroes of Andorra made the treacherous journey to the Pantheon of the Gods. There, they found the mighty Uhtred bound and confined. With honeyed words, he bid them to strike away his chains. And they did, for they knew not what he truly was. A destroyer. A desecrator. A demon. For good reason did the followers of Mordan, Thairin, Dunduin, Fáma, Zanfriel and Maeve imprisoned him long ago. This we learned far too late.

It began slowly, for Uhtred is patient in his fury. But in time, all of Andorra felt his wrath. On the cliffs of North Haven, beneath the great tree tops of Whiteridge, along the Gallican shores, even up into the mountains of Vinterheim, the land beneath our feet began to weaken and crumble. Great earthquakes shook our cities to the ground. Daldinia was the first to fall, and many others not long after. How do you fight an enemy you cannot see, who is as large and as powerful as the earth?

We prayed. To the Hearth Fáma, to the mighty golems Thairin and Dunduin, to any god who would listen. And to those who claim to have received answers, the message was clear: run.

And so we did. A great armada of ships carried the people from the shores of Andorra out onto the open ocean. And though we had suffered so much already, Maeve, guardian of the ocean, was not kind to us. For some time, the fleet travelled, battling storm after storm, but even our finest navigators and sailors could not keep our ships together. One by one, ship after ship, they fell away and when the storm cleared, we were but one vessel. Battered and broken, the K.S. Logan limped her way here, to an island unknown to us.

It is a sorry tale. But with land, comes hope. Hope that we have finally travelled beyond the reach of Uhtred’s grasp. Hope that we may yet make a home for ourselves here. And so we have named this place Eilan Aerin, the Island of Hope.

That is the truth of it. That is our story. But no matter how it is told by those who come after us, there is one thing that should be said. For in every retelling, there should be a warning. That warning is thus:

If Uhtred comes to your land… run.

Credit to: Little Blue - Jaska Du Bráth 


Survive Stormont will re-open Friday 21st of December

Please begin purchasing your starter packs and everything you need to begin.

Hey Guys,

If you were not aware, there has been more clarification on the game "Atlas" by Studio wildcard spinoff "Grapeshot Games"

whilst initially it seemed there were no options for unofficial custom servers

this has just been debunked by Nitrado and then Grapeshot themselves, below is taken from the official description

 "Powerful Mod and Server Functionalities – Want to build a World War II Spitfire? Or a Flying Fortress bomber with fully walkable interior and gun stations that carries troops loaded with machine guns and rocket launchers? How about a tank? An aircraft carrier to play out the Battle of Midway on an expansive scale? How about an Arcadian Steampunk airship floating through a cloud-world? These examples, and much more, are provided with the ATLAS Dev Kit, where you can effectively make whatever large-scale MMO action game you want to see happen, all supported by the database-driven network technology that powers ATLAS. Unofficial ATLAS' can be of any size and configuration, while a visual map tool lets server hosts lay out their own complete custom world of islands, continents, terrain features, spawns, resources, hazards, underwater zones, dynamic weather, biome configurations, and ecologies. There is an infinite number of other configurable features, all dynamically streamed to the client during gameplay. The possibilities are endless."

Whilst that may seem a little excessive, it's pretty exciting for me.

It's been confirmed to be coming to xbox one, whilst the features definetely won't be anywhere near as many as on pc, confirmation of unofficial support is great.

Hopefully this community can take full advantage of this, and if the game is good enough, there's no doubt Survive Stormont will move there and host it's own server within the Stormont timeline, likely alot further into the future.

not familiar with Atlas, see below

In other news, The new Ark server is very nearly ready for launch, looking at early next week start date :)

Cheers!


Hello everyone

If you're familiar with me, and how i do things..You'll know i am very particular when it comes to maps, i refuse to use standard ark maps, i need more "fluff"

above is the new map for our next adventure, I've gone a little different direction with this one, I've opted for more colour and less "Burnt paper" aesthetics, chances are i will create a burnt paper version too, trusty burnt paper eh.....

A short narrative overview will be released soon, this will be the basis for our next adventure. I will also be giving guidance out for those who are new and wish to come from "somewhere other land" as i am in the process of creating the entire Adaesu world map, so anyone wishing to come from another land will need to choose from the lands i provide within the upcoming world map.

Below are the pronunciations of the provinces, islands, mountains and various other places, I have purposely not named everything.

Therinsdore is Dwarven in it's origin, as usual with Survive Stormont naming, I have gone with the Gaelic languages such as Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Ancient Brittonic (Very old English)

Below are the pronunciations


- "Adaesu" - [A-day-sue]

- "Therinsdore" - [Fair-ins-door]

- "Fionn" - [Fee-on]

- "Nevia" - [Nev-ia]

- "Loch Lynn" - [Lock-Linn]

- "Dunduin" - [Done-do-inn]

- "Eilean Durin" - [Ay-lan-door-in]

- "Thairin" - [Fair-inn]

- "Strenraer" - [Stren-Rar]

- "Aerwyn Forest" - [Eh-are-win]

- "Great Rhianwen" - [Ree-en-wen]

- "Hearth" - [Har-th]

- "Faern" - [Ferrin]

- "Eothaine" - [Ee-oh-thane]

- "Rí Brenin" - [Rye-Bren-inn]

- "Eilean Aeron" - [Ay-lan-air-on]

What comes next?

- I will be releasing a narrative overview, enough for us to get started playing the game and of course, roleplaying

- I will be releasing a revised "Andorran" language, heavily based on Kara (Sylvan) and Common

- We will start playing!

Apologies for the delays, we have been experiencing more technical difficultys with wildcards broken arse game.

Cheers!

Hey guys! Episode Seven of The Age of Heroes is finally ready!

You can find it here !


If any of you missed the previous episodes, or would like to refresh your memories,

you can find them right here <3

Hey Guys!

I'm pretty excited to share some really awesome news with you!

as you are aware i have put a team of staff in my place for the majority of the day to day running of Stormont. This is because i have been working hard on Ember, my gaming social media project/baby/thing!

I announced the existence of Ember back in March on Stormont, you can find the original announcement here

Since then, we have built the infrastructure and created the beginning of my vision for what Ember will be, a gaming social network for everyone.

Ember is a Social Media Network designed specifically for Gamers. Ember integrates several Gaming related services to bring one amazing unified profile for Gamers everywhere, regardless of what Platform they play on. Embers main focus is communities, we want Gaming Communities to take advantage of the services Ember will offer.
Whether you’re a Streamer who needs a place to engage your audience, a Community host who wants somewhere immersive to create their vision, a dedicated Gamer who wants somewhere to engage with others, or a Cosplayer who wants to showcase their art. Integrate, with Ember.
We are currently in early Alpha development. This Alpha is open for anyone to join, the more people we have testing our service, the better.
Today we released our first working version of Alpha - 1.1 Bedrock, this is the basis of what i will build everything to come on, and I can't wait to show you all as development goes along.
here is our wonderful helper Hoolegr
why not sign up and give him a follow ;)
Whilst you're at it, give me one too! 

Hey Guys,

So the vote is over, with option 3 being the winner. Whilst some of you may be relieved the option you chose won, just remember. The whole situation is pretty shite, and everybody loses in this scenario.

So what happens now?

I'd like to get a few points out of the way before we move forward, and hopefully answer any questions you might have.

What will happen to the narrative?

I am creating a way in which players will not lose out on any of the planned Andorra narrative, I didn't plan it for months for it just to no longer be relevant. I want players to enjoy the roleplay it brings, I am moving a few things around to make this happen. details to come.

What happens to our characters and tames?

I originally planned to allow players to upload and transfer their characters and a set amount of tames (that they would realistically be able to take upon a ship) I purchased another server to test this, and unfortunately all the test resulted in characters and tames vanishing into the abyss, it is not currently possible to do this, However:

IC Characters will need to survive the transition.

I will allow anyone who wishes to, to go onto the Andorra server, upload what they wish to keep for a potential day in the future they could gain these back, this would be limited to their IC characters survival and if wildcard ever fix this bug (not feeling too confident about that one) Whilst you are free to upload as many as you wish, redownloading (if ever fixed) will be limited to what is realistically possible IC.

Will you be releasing a narrative backstory of what happened?

Yes, I will release a narrative overview laying out the experiences your characters went through before arriving at their new destination

Will there be a new custom map?

I will release the new map soon, within the next week

How long until we can play?

I don't have a definitive answer yet, it shouldn't be too long. I am setting up the new server in order to create the best player experience, I am also taking the oppertunity to put a few things that could have been done better before right.

Cheers Guys, more info to come soon!

[Nord] Otto Ironblood Expect a new character application

Hey guys

It's been a really shitty time for our community, and I've had to have a long hard think about the future, the current Third Age save file is a mess, Wildcard really fucked us there, Regardless of my own opinions, I don't feel like it would be fair to make an executive decision on this, I want the community as a whole to make this decision. so we will vote.

I understand there is going to be no way to keep 100% of you happy, but i hope you all understand that this was completely caused by wildcard, and there's nothing we could have done to prevent it, i hope you will stay with us regardless of the outcome.

In order to vote you need to have been an active member of the community before the 13th of November, this vote can only be cast by those affected as it is they who will lose the most.

Below are the choices we have.

1.) Don't wipe - stay with the third age, build it up again with all settlements, and continue

2.) Wipe #1 - Wipe the server and start over the third age, fresh from the beginning with everyone going to north haven to start a new

3.) Wipe #2 - Wipe the server and move islands and finish the 3rd age narrative as a write in and pick up from 3.5 where everyone fled andorra (this would mean leaving ragnarok)

Vote Format

In order to vote you must do so in the following format:

Name - Settlement Name - Option 1/2/3

For example: Keelan - North Haven - Option 3


VOTE BY COMMENTING BELOW

Voting will close 10pm (GMT) 3/12/2018

#Update# 

After further testing throughout the night, I have found that the due to the new bugs in the code, The server stability is shocking, I can no longer control creatures meaning, no Shard Store creatures, no starter packs, and i would no longer be able to control the titans for the narrative, and they would need to be controlled in order for the narrative to work, not controlling them would be indiscriminate destruction, and be over very quickly.

Cheers

[Sylvan] Keelan - Eilean Aerin a VOTING IS CLOSED
[Halfing] Selwyn - North Haven At her request. Noriah Annabelle - North Haven - Option 3
[Dwarf] Sealgair Sealgair - Vinterhiem option 1

Hey Guys,

Unfortunately, The release of the extinction DLC completely wiped all our work from the server, every building that was built using primitive plus is gone, there may be more gone, we are not sure. This is pretty dissapointing news given that this is supposed to be a released game, a huge developer with stacks of money, and a piss poor excuse for development.

I have been in talks with nitrado and unfortunately, they kept running backups on the server even though it was down, meaning they overwrote our backups from before the Extinction DLC was released, this was our last hope for a fix.



We have however come back from this before, Survive Stormont has been around since the very beginning in 2015 and we've come back from worse than this.

I will have to think about our options a little here, we could rebuild and carry on, or we could start fresh, but i would need to explain it in the overall narrative.

Please be patient whilst I figure this mess out.

Cheers

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