Hailing from the Southern Hemisphere, you may find me online at ‘weird’ times; however, it is just my time zone coming into play and 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.
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!
Outside of writing, she enjoys video games and long walks on the beach. ...Not really. She hates the ocean.
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.
Cattle Barons want to expand their herds, while farmers are struggling to work the land. Greedy Miners are at odds with each other and the Natives who believe their land is sacred. The soldiers of Fort Langden have their hands full managing the situation and local law enforcement who resent their presence. Men and women looking for their fortunes have been flooding in since the rumors of gold running under the mountain came to light, and while the influx of people has been good for business, the proprietors are just waiting for the bubble to burst.
The place is a powder keg and all it'll take is a spark to set it off.
Come explore the sprawling western town with its various array of characters or wander the range where the multitude of cattle roam, get involved in the lives of farmers struggling to hold off the pushy cattle barons encroaching on their lands or explore the dangerous world of coal mining.
Is the government corrupt?
Are the farmers right in their wild accusations?
Is there something fishy going on with the coal mines? Is there really a massive vein of gold deep within the mountains just waiting to be discovered? Or will you create your own adventure?
Start writing and find out!
GameDate: Friday, December 24, 1868.
From May 20th, 2017 everyone is invited to join in the festivities of Christmas at Heart of the West. This event will lead up to the annual change of game year and the 1st anniversary of the site in July.
Completed Jan 31st, 2017: Activity Check #1. Please PM the Admins if you missed it.
Dec 4th 2016: Important Update to the Rules and FAQ. Please ensure you read these changes.
Heart of the West was founded by a group of dedicated writers who hold a wealth of experience in both writing, coding, graphics, history and role-playing.
Some of what we bring to you is new and some we have brought with us from our individual places across the net. One thing you can be sure of is that we are fully committed to this site and the genre and one of us should usually be about to chat with you. We come from very varied time zones so please be aware of this when seeking one of us out!
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Posted: Jul 27 2016, 01:49 PM
CLAIMING YOUR PROPERTY
Here is where you can find a list of available properties in the towns of Coalchapel and Woodhurst!
All property claims for your character should be made here after your application has been approved by the admins. Properties located outside of the towns (such as farms, ranches, remote cabins, and locations off the map, such as where Washington Street runs off the bottom of the Coalchapel map, etc.) do not require a claim.
Properties labeled with white text are commercial buildings meant to be used as shops and the like, most shops have a suite upstairs that can be rented out as residences or occupied by the owner if they so choose. Yellow text is for the Northern Village and blue is for the Estates. In Woodhurst the residences are labeled with blue as well.
Keep in mind the map is an open idea, when choosing images for your characters' homes and businesses, keep in mind the map is merely a representation of the location of buildings. The images you choose must be era appropriate and we would prefer small cabins for the village and large homes for the Estates, other than that you do not need to pick a house that looks like the one on the map. If you do not want horses on your property, if you want a fountain, if you want a different type of fence, tiled roofs, it is your choice.
Post in this forum to claim a PROPERTY for your character so that it may be added to the roster and no one else may claim it. Players who fail to claim their character's PROPERTY are not protected against someone else claiming the same PROPERTY.
Please post in code format by removing the * before submitting your post so that admins may easily copy and paste your code into the template. Players that fail to post in-character for 30 days will have their PROPERTIES reopened.
Any building not listed below is OPEN for claiming!
Have a look at the entire area map HERE
Last Updated February 24, 2017
Posted: Jul 27 2016, 02:33 PM
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Click HERE for an extended view of Coalchapel
Building 8 – General Store – Henry Scarborough
Building 9 – Coalchapel Gazette – Jen Grier
Building 13 – Devil’s Cradle Saloon – Mick O'Shaughnessy
Building 14 – Wild West Arms – Joseph Cole
Building 21 – Boarding House – Olivia Rutherford
Building 22 – Bank – Wells Fargo
Building 23 – Post Office – Public Property
Building 24 – Sheriff’s Office – Public Property
Building 25 – Church – Public Property
Building 32 – Calveley Law Office – James Calveley
Building 34 – City Hall – Public Property
Building 56 – School House – Public Property
Building 35 – Public Library – Public Property
Building 38 – Coalchapel Bakery – Sin Williams
Building 44 – Murphy’s Hardware – Davion Murphy
Building 27 – Livery – OPEN
Building 59 – Coalchapel College – Public Property
Building 6– Laurel's Wreath – Ryan Dawson
Building 15 - Baile Cineáltas - Constance Campbell
Building 16 – Silverwood – Mordecai Scott
Building 20 – Meadow View – August Marley
Building 26 – Chestnut House – Eli Mitchell
Building 36 - Willowbrook - Phillips Family
Building 39 – Village Stable – Public Property
Building 9 - Scarborough Estate - Henry Scarborough and Children
Building 14 – Harrington House – Christopher Harrington
Posted: Jul 27 2016, 02:39 PM
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Building 3 – Trinity Cab Company – OPEN
Building 4 – Bank – OPEN
Building 5 – Lyon Station – Public Property
Building 8 – Woodhurst Post Office – Public Property
Building 10 – Jail House – Public Property
Building 11 – City Planner's Office – Public Property
Building 12 – Police Station – Public Property
Building 13 – Law Office – OPEN
Building 23 – Captain Cody's Saloon – OPEN
Building 30 – The Idle Hour Inn – OPEN
Building 16 – Barber Shop – Lazarus Clay
Building 20 – The Red Theater – OPEN
Building 27 – Bath House – OPEN
Building 28 – General Store – OPEN
Building 29 – Myrtlewood's Trading Post – OPEN