Who is Dusty? Well I can tell you I am someone who enjoys creativity in many forms, the logic of code, the turn of a good phrase, historical genres (among many) and well-rounded written plots. I'm always up for plots and getting a new player established into the game so please hit up my characters for a thread!

Hailing from Australia (Sydney), you may find me online at ‘weird’ times, but it is just my timezone coming into play.I have a clock for my timezone and general updates in my office found HERE I am always around every day at some point. So if you can’t find me in the Cbox, I am always available via PM & Discord (message).

Together, the founders have a combined experience level of over 50 years, so you are in good hands. So draw up a chair by the log fire and stay a while or longer and immerse yourself into the world that has been created here at Heart of the West!

Howdy all! You can call me Flint or Her Royal Highness or, of course, the ever popular Magnum PI, but if you can’t remember all that, I still answer to Tens :). I started writing when I was young but it wasn’t until my college years that I discovered RP. Yeah, never looked back, haha. I adore characters and plot lines and have way too many of them, if I’m being honest, but the heart wants what the heart thinks it wants! I play mainly males, finding them to be more comfortable in my mind, but I have my odd princess and I’m always ready to play! I do some graphic work for the site, advertising, and canon writing, and I can always help any of you with app and sizing issues, so just holler!
Shooter has been writing with her fellow admins for up to five years! In 2014 she earned her degree in graphic design and now uses her skills to edit images for the site as well as design the maps for the area. Think of her as Heart of the West's personal cartographer and unqualified city planner. Fun fact; The Devil's Cradle Saloon used to be called The Blue Larkspur, this is the name of a plant as well as a race horse, a sport Shooter follows closely. Blue Larkspur raced for a stable called Idle Hour, which is the name of the hotel in Woodhurst. Every place on the maps has its own story!
Blue came over to the HoTW to assist with coding and general admin duties. During weekdays there is always an excellent chance that she is lurking about the site as work gives her the flexibility to do so. So if you are about, swing on into the cbox and say hello!

Additionally, Blue is one of those weird math and science people who also enjoys writing, and she has been writing for over ten years. She loves good plotting, character development, and is always a sucker for a happy ending.

Heart of the West latest news: Coalchapel Horse Race 5.0
Welcome back; your last visit was on Today
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No New Posts Announcements

Here you will find a more detailed version of Heart of the West's Latest News and Updates.

5 0 May 6 2018, 06:26 PM
In: Coalchapel Horse Race 5.0
By: Founders Circle
No New Posts Everyone starts here

Please read our rules before joining and later come learn about the history of Heart of the West! Is this your first historical rp? No problem, we have compiled lists of information and links to provide you with all the help you need, you may also suggest helpful links to add as well.

Subforums: Informational Topics

17 0 Aug 25 2017, 06:44 PM
In: Making a new character
By: Founders Circle
No New Posts The Application Process

Here you will find Heart of the West's application templates, please post where appropriate (O Complete or Incomplete(WIP), please remember your paragraph break tags and good luck!

Subforums: Application Templates, Complete, Incomplete (WIP)

4 -88 Jul 29 2018, 12:50 AM
In: Aberdeen, Lula
By: Lula Aberdeen
No New Posts Claims

All claims for face, jobs, the directory and awards are found and made here.

Subforums: Face Claims, Job Claims, Member Directory, Property Claim

6 44 May 28 2018, 05:18 AM
In: Who's Who
By: EvilCookie
No New Posts Town Census

All accepted character applications can be found here, which includes a plotter section below their bio for you to plan and suggest threads to other players. Available Canons are also in this section. Players are encouraged to use the Tracker supplied by the site so others (new and old) can keep up with their current and archived threads.

Subforums: Accepted Characters, Character Trackers, Canon Characters

60 305 Jun 11 2018, 09:45 PM
In: Davis, Matthew
By: Alexander Fabron
No New Posts Development

All character development goes here. Contact an admin to obtain a board here!

Subforums: Flint, Dusty, Shooter, Blue, Wayfarer, Nox, Stormwolfe, Longshot

15 15 Mar 24 2018, 12:43 AM
In: ♫ Muse Playlist ♪
By: Shooter
No New Posts Most Wanted

20 32 Jun 1 2018, 08:33 PM
In: Can she pin him down?
By: Dusty

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No New Posts Coalchapel Road

This is Main Street so to speak and leads straight through town, it was the first street established and here is where one can find the oldest establishments in Coalchapel; the bank, saloon, and sheriff's office.

Subforums: General Store, Coalchapel Gazette, Sheriff's Office, Wells Fargo Bank, The Church, Train Station

11 26 Aug 6 2018, 11:47 PM
In: Money Makes the World Go Round
By: Clare Monroe
No New Posts The Boarding House

A personal family home converted into accommodation for up to 12 residents, a maid and/or cook and the proprietor.

2 11 May 28 2018, 12:51 PM
In: The Boarding House
By: Imogene Penrose
No New Posts The Devil's Cradle Saloon

Recently taken over and renamed by Irishman Mick O'Shaughnessy, this notorious bar suffered a loss when the original owner passed away, leaving the place to his henchman and barmaid, Mary Murphy. Under the eyes of the lawmen of this increasingly civilized town, Mick isn't too dead set on appeasing anyone who thinks he needs to tone down the rowdy roughnecks that frequent his saloon, much to the chagrin of the upper class.

6 47 May 14 2018, 11:11 PM
In: Since We're in This Tog...
By: Caroline Mundy
No New Posts Tabor Street

Named after the mine that helped build this town, Tabor street is full of small shops and cafés, the quaintest of the quaint it is a quiet little street and often attracts well-to-do business types out for their lunch break and is alive with activity on the weekends. Tabor Street is also the location of the hardware store, the bakery and the town's brothel.

Subforums: Coalchapel Public Library, Gilded Rose

12 57 Jul 9 2018, 02:50 PM
In: Shiny, Shiny Bang-Bangs
By: Imogene Penrose
No New Posts Hurst Street

Also named after the coal mining company this is the business district of the town and hosts an array of public services such as the doctor's clinic, the school house, law offices and City Hall.

Subforums: City Hall, Doctor's Clinic, Coalchapel School

6 5 Jul 23 2018, 01:12 PM
In: Stormy Weather
By: David Schwankl
No New Posts Pierce Street

This rambling street is the home of the Hotel, The College of Arts and Higher Education,the Livery and further along are several entrances to homes in the Coalchapel Estate.

Subforums: Livery

1 1 Aug 19 2016, 06:36 AM
In: Coalchapel Livery Stables
By: Founders Circle
No New Posts Journey's End Hotel

The hotel accommodates overnight, short stay and permanent lodgings. Boasting three floors with rooms of varying size and rates anyone can make their journey end right here. Single, family and suites available.

2 11 Jun 3 2018, 12:17 PM
In: Coffee with a Friend
By: Caroline Mundy
No New Posts The Residential Areas

Here you will find the various residential areas of the main Coalchapel Town Center. From the Northern Village to the north of town to the Coalchapel Estate in the south of town.

Subforums: The Coalchapel Estates, The Northern Village

9 5 Jul 10 2018, 05:44 PM
In: Sisters before sundown
By: Lucinda Avis Monroe

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No New Posts Town

The town of Woodhurst is smaller than Coalchapel and mostly filled with craftsmen, artisans and other people of artistic talent. The town was named after the now defunct Woodhurst Sawmills that destroyed much of the forest in the region but paved the way for mass farming and ranching.

Subforums: Court House, Sheriff's Office, Residences

11 27 Jul 2 2018, 06:37 PM
In: Starting the New Year with ...
By: Sincere Williams
No New Posts Chapel Lake

A great place to fish in the summer time and in winter when the water freezes over it's a bit of a town tradition to ice fish as well as skate, the water in the northern part of the lake is shallow and freezes solid for much of the winter.

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No New Posts Coppersprings

This area is one of the mining company's worst nightmares, especially when someone happens to unearth a few precious nuggets of gold from its waters. It is rumored by many that the Little Creek Mountains are sitting on a huge vein of gold that could possibly steal away all the coal company's miners and even their funding. When not panning for gold the springs are a popular attraction for swimmers and fishermen trying to hook one of the giant catfish prevalent in these waters.

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No New Posts The Camp

All because the miners are underground day all does not mean the camp isn't a constant buzz of activity! The foreman can only pay so many for the day, usually his favorites, so stay on his good side. Those with the day off can spend it however they like; drinking, gambling, fighting, chasing women. Women have their own roles of laundry, cooking and cleaning. On the weekends the place gets downright nuts, until the cavalry shows up.

5 10 Aug 13 2018, 09:37 AM
In: Coalchapel Horse Race 5.0
By: Caroline Mundy
No New Posts The Mines

Deep in the belly of the mountain, as close to hell as a man can get as he drops down into the shaft with nothing but his pickax and a prayer. With a constant threat of cave-ins, poisonous and flammable gases, the close proximity of highly volatile explosives and even one's fellow miners, it's a dangerous, albeit well-paying, job!

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No New Posts Swindler's Ridge

The highest mountain in the area just north-west of the mines this peak is a hotspot for bootlegging, gang hideouts and anything else one can get away with in this lawless place. Outlaws have their own system of trails to get high up into the mountain, a system that has thus far eluded the ears of the law.

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No New Posts Rangelands

The open range is rolling green pastureland for the raising for livestock. Rich soil and plenty of water offer great resources for cattle, sheep and horse ranchers alike. Just beware of letting your animals graze too close to farmland, don't wanna get their feathers in a bunch.

8 40 Aug 6 2018, 12:36 PM
In: Ride Gone Wrong
By: Wade Morgan
No New Posts Croplands

After deviating a few river systems the croplands have really flourished but over the past few years there has been little to no room to expand as the cattle ranches exploded and surrounded the farmland on all sides. The only place safe from the bovine hordes is the Northern Cropland near Woodhurst but land here is very expensive. If it isn't cattle it's the huge number of whitetail deer in the area destroying crops. One is welcome to shoot them, just be careful not to hit a cow in the process!

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No New Posts Fort Langden

Righted in 1861 just as The War was breaking out, Fort Langden was proposed when the coal industry really took off and the presence of Natives was a constant threat to the railroad as well as the miners. Today with the threat nearly eradicated the cavalry still stationed here is in charge of restoring order when the ever feuding miners, ranchers and farmers get out of hand.

1 0 Aug 19 2016, 01:33 AM
In: Fort Langden
By: Founders Circle
No New Posts Coppersprings Reservation

The Coppersprings Reservation is the latest attempt by the U.S. government to bring the Natives of the area under control. The reserve is home to a few different tribes relocated from around Wyoming and the surrounding territories. Tribal elders maintain direct leadership of their people, but officers at nearby Fort Langden are ultimately in charge of the area. Patrols from the fort are routinely sent to the reserve to 'keep the peace'.

1 0 Aug 26 2017, 02:55 PM
In: The Reservation
By: Founders Circle
No New Posts The Wilds

Any threads taking place somewhere else not listed will go here!

Subforums: Abandoned Mine, Marshlands, Smuggler's Den, Deadman's Alley

1 17 Jul 5 2018, 10:12 AM
In: A Ride in the Rain
By: Wade Morgan
No New Posts Cheyenne

If you have important business to conduct in the big Wyoming capital of Cheyenne it's just a short half hour train ride to the south!

1 0 Jan 19 2018, 01:09 AM
In: Fitting Company
By: Phoebe Dawson
No New Posts Anywhere in the World

Any other places not listed anywhere else can be threaded here, maybe a vacation to New Orleans, a business trip to New York City or a relaxing weekend getaway in San Francisco.

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No New Posts The Past
If you have a thread or one shot that takes place prior to the current game date, post it here! Threads posted here are subject to the same rules as threads posted elsewhere on the board. This forum is divided by year. Please make sure that your thread is posted in the correct subforum.

Subforums: General Past, 1868

26 235 Jul 12 2018, 12:39 AM
In: Homecoming (Davis Family)
By: Alice Davis

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No New Posts Games/ Intros/ Away Notes
This is an area for ALL Out of Character threads, posts, games and messages.

Subforums: Intros, Farewells, Away Notes, Games

9 181 Jun 25 2018, 09:28 PM
In: Away for 3 Weeks
By: Lars
No New Posts Advertising

609 444 Yesterday at 12:25 am
No New Posts The Archives

Completed threads go here.

All other dead threads are in the graveyard.

Subforums: Archived Applications, Archived Threads, The Graveyard

336 1269 Aug 1 2018, 09:15 AM
In: Coalchapel Horse Race 4.0
By: Wayfarer

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