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News and Updates / Updates; 6-10-2018
« on: Jun 10, 2018, 09:03 PM »
I'm not sure if anyone still pops in on World of Hearts, but, in case anyone does, players are welcome to continue playing here, or check out Messiah, if you're into dark original fantasy. Someday, World of Hearts may be revived, but I honestly don't have the time to devote to it, right now (Messiah is not mine, either). In the meanwhile, I wish everyone well in future endeavours.

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Member Lounge / Wheel of Fortune II
« on: Apr 21, 2018, 04:27 AM »
Well, I'm late again, but we only had two sign-ups for this one. I suppose Desmara and Lennox get a thread. =P

I am going to put off starting the next Wheel of Fortune for a bit, I think maybe IRL got in the way of successful Wheel of Fortune happening.

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Plotters / p l e i a d e s [ ana's plotter ]
« on: Apr 11, 2018, 01:47 AM »
Probably. Might've met before already.

And he does, yep. c:

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Member Lounge / Wheel of Fortune II
« on: Apr 06, 2018, 11:22 PM »
Welcome to the Wheel of Fortune!

The Wheel of Fortune is a fun (and optional), random way of getting two characters, that may not interact on their own, together in a thread. How it works is, you, the players, sign up any character(s) you like, and they're added to the list pool. Once the sign-up week has ended, the staff'll draw random character names, and give you guys a thread prompt. You and your randomly selected partner can decide whether to do the thread or not, but, it wouldn't be much fun if you never did it, right?

So, just post below naming which character(s) you'd like to sign up to get added to the list! The sign-up for this round will end April 13, whereupon the Wheel of Fortune participants will be given their prompts. You can sign the same character up for multiple Wheels in a row, but try to be mindful about how many threads you have already running.

Current Sign Ups for April 6 - April 13:
Desmara
Lennox

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News and Updates / Updates; 3-31-2018
« on: Apr 04, 2018, 07:07 AM »
I have finally finished the nation page rewrites on the wiki. They are much longer as a side-effect, but should also be more informative than before. Enjoy!

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News and Updates / Updates; 3-31-2018
« on: Mar 31, 2018, 09:28 AM »
Hey everyone,
Just a quick note that the posting screen has been significantly lightened. I'll be adjusting the thread summary section, and the recent posts list, at a later time, to use the paper texture and be lighter coloured, for those that have an easier time seeing on lighter backgrounds (I got glasses, finally, and I can see straight, and apparently I am one of those now).

I'm also working my way slowly through rewriting the nation pages, Efrea and Shuya are rewritten, Uclain and Zetrium should be redone soon, as in within the next few days. Lots more information than before is going into the rewrites, I'm updating them all with information now established in board canon by the player-base, so things will be a lot clearer than before.

The first Wheel of Fortune is now closed, and sign-ups for the next will start April 6.

Quick reminder, we cannot magically guess which usergroup your character goes into, so it is up to you to place them in the right one. The top-bar now has a link to the page to do so from, if you are unsure how to do it, check the choosing a group section of the Starter Guide page on the Wiki for a quick guide on how to do that (I know, tad convoluted, but you get used to it). The top-bar section is no longer a clicker, it is a hover-er, so it may be a hair difficult on mobile, so what you'll want to do is tap and then drag down slightly, and it should drop down. Alternatively, it is also available in the Modify Profile menu found at the top of your profile page. Please also remember to tag your threads "open" if they are, and if you do not date your thread within a week of posting it, I will come around and assign a random one to it.

Happy playing!

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Member Lounge / Wheel of Fortune I Sign Ups
« on: Mar 30, 2018, 11:15 PM »
Little tad late, but! Here are the randomised thread pairs for this round.
Kaspian/Julian
Kiyoshi/Kassander seriously are you shiTTING me... that was NOT RIGGED
Seia/Leon

Prompts:
A scene with a reversal in it.
An intervention.
An accusation.

Feel free to use the prompt or ignore it, start the threads or don't, have fun!
Round II sign-ups will begin ... technically should've been yesterday, but we'll do April 6 (sorry I'm late!).

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Member Lounge / Wheel of Fortune I Sign Ups
« on: Mar 15, 2018, 08:37 PM »
Welcome to the Wheel of Fortune!

What the heck is this, you're probably wondering. I think I'm the only person that's ever done something like this. Haha. Well, the Wheel of Fortune is a fun (and optional), random way of getting two characters, that may not interact on their own, together in a thread. How it works is, you, the players, sign up any character(s) you like, and they're added to the list pool. Once the sign-up week has ended, the staff'll draw random character names, and give you guys a thread prompt. You and your randomly selected partner can decide whether to do the thread or not, but, it wouldn't be much fun if you never did it, right?

So, just post below naming which character(s) you'd like to sign up to get added to the list! The sign-up for this round will end March 22, whereupon the Wheel of Fortune participants will be given their prompts. You can sign the same character up for multiple Wheels in a row, but try to be mindful about how many threads you have already running.

Current Sign Ups for March 15 - March 22:
- Julian Laing
- Leon
- Kassander Altien
- Seia Kailani
- GODDAMNSEXY Kiyoshi Lai
- Kaspian Sorrenson

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News and Updates / What's Up
« on: Mar 15, 2018, 06:00 PM »
Alright, the new theme is usable, but it is not 100% done, so excuse the stardust. We are now open to guests again. If you have any feedback regarding the theme, either reply here or PM me. =)

I do need to eat. Haha.

We also now have topic descriptions as an option, and topic dates. I know for some it'll take some getting used to, but please date your IC threads! It'll tie to an automatically populated chronological thread time-line, so that way nobody gets confused as to what takes place in relation to this other thing. We had some issues before with ... me, for instance, getting confused and slurring the time-line all up, so, now we can keep track of that easier!

We're in year 218, early to mid-March.

I think all that's missing on the theme is the PM template, the member list template, topic listing template, and profile templates, I have to figure out what to do for them. Haha.

Okay, so, enjoy!

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Player Noteboards / Get a Noteboard of Your Own!
« on: Mar 15, 2018, 02:34 PM »
Noteboards are forum-corners that are just for you; you can use them however you like, for whatever you like, whether that be for journal threads, inspiration threads, fashion and ideas, personal note threads, whatever you like. You'll be made a moderator, so you can moderate your board, and pin or delete whatever you like, as well.

To get one of these, just let me know you want one by replying to this thread, and mentioning any fancy name or description you'd like. HTML works in descriptions.
If you already have one and wish to change either of the above, that is also doable by replying here with the mentioned information.

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Hello, See You / How Did You Find Us?
« on: Mar 15, 2018, 05:04 AM »
I'm curious how everyone got to us here at World of Hearts, and how they heard of us, or found us, so on. Share your journey!

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News and Updates / What's Up
« on: Mar 14, 2018, 10:29 PM »
You guys are very unlikely to notice anything changed at all, but, I wanted to give everyone a heads up regarding some minor shuffling the site is going to be doing for a day or two. Shouldn't take long, there's not much to deal with, honestly.

The original main admin just stepped down from this site due to personal, real life issues. That means I'm now taking over. Most won't notice a difference, as I was already more publicly visible, so it's just a minor mention. @Mystique is now taking a moderator spot, and they are the general go-to re: world-building, we are very tight so if you talk to one you're basically talking to the other. Either of us will work, to be honest.

We are now mixed-PBs in general, if you're more comfortable using artwork or animanga style PBs instead of RL ones, you're welcome to do that. I know not everyone can handle mixing the two but I hope we're all okay with this change (if you're not, please reply to this thread, or PM me, and let me know; otherwise, turning off avatars in your Look and Layout settings will make images go away so you can basically turn a blind eye).

Indigo Heart colour may be going away. Ngl, I'm not sure why it's here. The group colours will also be changing a bit, we're expanding a little on Hearts themselves and the semantics of how they work. Currency name is also changing, and we'll be expanding on religion and geography/climate things as well. The IC boards will do a bit of a shuffle, but not much of one.

For now, we're on a temporary default theme. The theme we were using before was purchased by the former main admin, and only they have rights to use it, so, despite my having coded it, I will be making a new one for World of Hearts going forward. If you have any requests regarding the theme, such as font sizes or overall colour schemes you prefer, let me know!

Other than that, keep going. This shouldn't affect World of Hearts much at all. Thanks!

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Plotters / p l e i a d e s [ arc's plotter ]
« on: Mar 12, 2018, 04:07 PM »
Lol, and Kassander is just eternally somewhere between amused and rolling his eyes.
... this is pretty standard re: Lyra, though. So. Hey. But I mean, his male gene donor does usually start that so we can keep it lol

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Plotters / p l e i a d e s [ ana's plotter ]
« on: Mar 12, 2018, 04:42 AM »
SUYIS LUCAIN26 ♦ What is gender? ♦ Mechanical ♦ Pan, Poly ♦ Sky Pirate ♦ Also invented skyships ♦ Great at drinking games

Suyis is probably somewhat difficult to plot with, but he has the bonus of being very easy to find! He's all over the place, and you can bet your boots, or whatever you wear, he'll go wherever you are eventually. He's got a weird sense of humour, no doubt about that, but in its weird way, it's often rather charming. Who knows the semantics of how this magic works. He's got an open want ad for crew for his skyship, the Dreadnought Har'zaref, and you can also join his merry family.

He has a habit of picking up stray orphans and super-poor people with severe medical complications, obvious soft-spot reserved for Blighted, so he has probably several dozen "kids," by now. If you happen to have a poor orphan in sore need of a bath and food and maybe a healer, you're in luck, Suyis'll tote you to Zetrium for all of the above free of charge, and then give you a place to live if you're not interested in staying on the ship. And then bring you books and get you schooling and whatnot. How schmance. He is rather random a character, because what I expect him to do, and what other people expect him to do, do not always fall in line with what he actually does, so, I will warn you, you cannot set anything in stone with him because chances are, it's not stone, it's more like foam that melts in the rain.



JULIAN LAING 21 ♦ FTM, halfway done ♦ Blue ♦ Pan, Not Poly, weird lil- ♦ Researcher, minor healer streak ♦ Mostly good at being an ambitious twat without being an actual twat and knowing random trivia ♦ Also decent at throwing money at random book vendors, apparently. ♦ Invented libraries on accident.

Julian was born with an obscure and rare disease that has no name established in board canon, but it operates like tuberculosis, mixed with a bit of muscular atrophy, essentially. In theory, he's a blue, but in practise, he probably falls more somewhere around orange, because his physical stamina does not his heart's stamina match. He is nobility, but the Laing family are not very well-known, they just happen to own a good deal of ships used for goods transport, sort of a delivery company, but it's all very hush-hush to try and keep pirates off their ships (and they're bloody loaded as a result). He's an only child, but not really spoilt, despite that and his general ease of living re: finances, and he's actually rather humble - when you don't have something he wants (but he tends to be overly nice / generous to you instead of demanding, because that makes for better impressions and fosters higher chance of you going along with him later).

Currently, Julian is researching obscure diseases, in an effort of not only curing himself of his affliction, but also curing other obscure diseases. He may or may not eventually progress to wanting to cure the Blight, but so far, he's not gotten that ambitious. Hangs around Angrim Bert's bookshop reading most of the time (see invented libraries), but he's certainly interested in talking to: other book vendors, merchants that have been around Kardia a few or more times, healers, and heart menders, as well as anyone else interested in similar subjects as he. I feel he could use one, really tight, close friend, because Julian is extremely slow to trust, and he's probably pretty lonely.



LEON 17 ♦ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ♦ Magenta ♦ ACE.AS.FUUU- ♦ Sky pirate ♦ Okay, basically he just cooks food for the sky pirates, he's in it for the travelling and the joy of feeding people. Warning: Will Feed You. ♦ Smol Wolf-Child Precious. (Warning Two: Surya WILL rearrange your face if you mess with Leon).

SMOL PRECIOUS. Leon is the only current played Ilim on the site, so you can kinda extrapolate from him if you want to make one. Anyway.

Leon grew up in Shuya, lost his sister to a bear, spent a while trying to off himself, and when that didn't work, decided to join a pirate crew. It's working out pretty great for him so far. With the Har'zaref's relatively consistent visits to the Estijian Markets, he's made friends with several artisans and bakers and whatnot in the Markets, and he's a smol-sweet, so really, I can't imagine anyone really disliking him (barring of course, that Ilim are often Uclainian, but he is not - he doesn't even speak Uclainian). I wouldn't get on his bad side, if only because he has Lucains behind him, and he's certainly no pushover himself, but for the most part, Leon means well. He may be a bit overly pushy about certain things (see will feed you, he also has a habit of playing matchmaker because he can smell that, so just admit it already), but in general... Leon Worries.

That is what Leon does. Leon Worries. Perhaps as a side-effect of his sister's death, maybe he's always been a ball of Anxiety, but he Worries about everything and everyone he knows and cares about, all the time. Currently he's likely Fussing somewhat over Meilong re: eating, but if he gets to know you and likes you, he'll Fret about you, too. He can be, and often is, somewhat naive and ignorant about certain things (he does not understand the Laws of Attraction, and will miss Flirting entirely until your hormones start doing certain things he can scent), but it's usually kind of adorable. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯



KASSANDER ALTIEN 19 ♦ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ♦ Violet ♦ Gay lean, like 99% "gay" I think (he likes dudes but I guess it's not really g - ykw), in theory he is poly, in practice, he Clings too hard, doesn't mind if his partner doesn't, though ♦ Criminal overlord ♦ Glows after prolonged exposure to sunlight, can we just call him the White Lantern? ♦ Clairvoyant.

Hahahaha um.

Kassander is a crime lord. Yeah. Kind of inherited it from his father before him, and is angling to end up on the High Council of Efrea. He has younger siblings and a mom I'd like played, but beyond that, his plotting opportunities and options are fairly wide-open. He isn't one of those super-snobby elite (unless he is in company of super-snobby elite, because they grate his nerves and he is Bad at hiding it entirely), so he may well get along with most. I will say, Kassander is a tsundere. Kassander is WAY a tsundere. He is very aloof, distant, and cold, until he starts liking you, and you prove to be at least mostly trustworthy. Then, he'll be nicer. The only exception to this is children under 13, he will often start out relatively kind and surprisingly warm with them, because society has not ruined them yet.

The thing to remember about Kassander is he is a light. He can either be a warm, nurturing light, or a searing, destructive one. Ultimately, it is up to whom he interacts with that determines which kind of light he is at any given time; be nice to him and his, and he will be nice in turn. Show a penchant for being irredeemably moronic, self-centred, or just all around the king / queen of dickbaggery, and he is liable to make your life harder than it needs to be, just because he can. Give an inch to get an inch, yeah? Also, one should never presume that being in his good graces somehow permanently cemented oneself in his good graces; because he can take that back as fast as he gave it.

One thing I'd like for him, aside from family, is, like with Julian, at least one solid, close friend. This can be a fellow noble, or even someone of lower birth, a family servant even, whatever. Because Kassander is TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, at his own feelings and, if left alone, he will outright drive himself into the ground trying to be everything he thinks he needs to be at once.

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