History[edit | edit source]
Founding[edit | edit source]
Bluemont was founded on August 16 2021 at 9:40 AM EST (1:40 PM UTC) with the placing of the first seawall block. After bluecrafter's failure to finish the city of Crafterburg on Map 10, it was decided to tone back the scope of the next town to a more reasonable level. Therefore, the town was envisioned as a successor to Blue Town on Map 9, but at a slightly larger scale.
The Big Dig[edit | edit source]
Before being settled, Bluemont island was a very hilly place. As such, the island needed to be flattened in order to support structures. On August 24 2022, bluecrafter07 gathered players on the server to participate in a competition to dig out the lower half of downtown. Everyone worked diligently to dig out the area over a period of about 6 hours, and received rewards for what they had dug.
The placings in the competition are as follows:
- Virdux - 130.5 stacks
- Existing_Player - 108.5 stacks
- DarkRobster - 68.5 stacks
- Gustawus - 31.5 stacks
- Crispy8B - 27 stacks
- MiningYourOres - 26.5 stacks
Planting of the Town Tree[edit | edit source]Bluemont did not have an actual name until September 4 2021, when the town tree was planted. Over time, the town tree has grown from a small sapling to a large tree with spreading branches, as seen below.
Despite what the given name may suggest, Bluemont has no French influence.
Notable Structures (In order of construction)[edit | edit source]
Located on the northwest corner of town square, the train station contains Bluemont's warp and rail connections to the RTU's main east line, which passes just to the north of the city.
Bluemont Town Hall
Located on the southeast corner of town square, town hall contains the mayor's office, Map 11's only court room, and building regulations.
PuuNews Bluemont HQ
Notable for its large size, PuuNews Bluemont HQ keeps Bluemont updated on the latest happenings around the server.
Bluecrafter Burgers' Bluemont restaurant is their main one, known for serving make-it-yourself burgers at moderately high prices.
Located on the southwest corner of town square, the library contains three floors of well-decorated reading space, a lounge, and a computer lab.
The S.S. Swordfish is a large destroyer-class vessel built by GopnikMcBlin that is moored at neighboring Fort McBlin Naval Station. It protects Bluemont from foreign threat.
Located at the terminus of 4th St., the pier features beach-themed shops, a ferris wheel, and a rollercoaster.
Located on the corner of 1st St. and Oak St., the museum contains artwork and fossils, as well as an astronomy exhibit in the basement.
Lake Bluemont Bascule Bridge
This bridge connects Bluemont Island to the eastern peninsula, and Fort McBlin. Its central span can open to allow for the passage of large vessels like the S.S. Swordfish.
While not really "constructed", Mont Bleu is the highest natural point on Bluemont Island, located southwest of downtown. It features an observation tower allowing visitors to peak over the trees and see the sights.
This large church serves as the center of Bluemont's religion, The Church of DarkHacker. Designed by Gustawus, the church features ornate walls and ceilings along with a replica of DarkHacker's original house from map 9 in the temple room underneath.
Bluemont Mall and Community Center
This building features several shop spaces alongside rooms that can be used for town events and meetings.
Infrastructure[edit | edit source]
Bluemont's streets are organized in a rectangular grid pattern.
Starting from the west, North-South streets are as follows:
- North St.
- Oak St.
- Main St.
- Lakeshore St. / Brixworth Rd.
- Gop's military base street (name coming soon)
East-West streets in downtown follow a numerical ordering system. Starting from the south, East-West streets are as follows:
- Lakeshore St.
- Spruce St.
- Birch St.
- Crafter St.
- 1st St.
- 2nd St.
- 3rd St.
- 4th St.
- 5th St.
- Renderdale Rd.
List of Residents and Contributors[edit | edit source]
Permanent Residents (live in the city)
Residents (own a house/apartment in the city)
Contributors (built/own something in the city)