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Over desert, under stone, to a secluded mountain valley home.

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Greetings, and welcome to the newly updated Oakheart recruitment page!  Thank you for taking the time to swing by...

And if you are returning to these pages again, a special thanks to you for your ongoing interest in this bustling little mountain community!

 

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Oakheart has been a busy little place since her founding earlier in the Spring of this past year, and much has occurred!

Born in a remote mountain valley, she has gone from her humble beginnings of having only a few meager plots and a handful of intrepid citizens on a small deed, to a growing community of about 25 regular players (and nearly 45 additional alts :P ), a deeded area spanning 60x60 tiles (and growing regularly in size and population), and with a year's worth of upkeep in the coffers at the moment with a goal of reaching and keeping 3 year's upkeep on hand at all times.  She wants any who consider joining her ranks to know that her future is secure and she is not going anywhere soon!

 

With all that growth has come a lot of change and opportunities, and it is well past time to update this page to properly inform those who might take an interest in learning more about her and possibly making their home within her boarders.

 

And so we begin...

 

The Beginning: 

Oakheart is a community that has been around since May of 2018.  An aspiring middle aged Wurmian named Thalius was born into central Xanadu in early April and fell in love with the place, but was struck with perplexity at the sparse population.  Where was everybody??  Roaming far and wide over Xanadu he encountered many deeds and small communities, but his mind kept drifting back to the starter city of Greymead and the open and largely undeveloped area surrounding the settlement.  The central location was compelling, and the sparse population meant there was an abundance of good locations on which to settle.  And so, having found no area that he considered better, he returned to Greymead and began scouting the surrounding wilderness. 

 

Many locations were considered but they all looked the same and, while beautiful, they were also ultimately uninspiring.  There was one area that he encountered though that he kept being drawn to, and could not get out of his mind.  There was a mountain valley across a desert west of Greymead that he could not find access to, though he could see what looked to be a valley floor carpeted in dense forest far below.  After many, many, many deaths to injuries acquired in falls down the mountain side and ambushes by trolls, scorpions, and the occasional hell-hound, he finally found a narrow path down to the valley floor.  What he found there was all he had been looking for and more, and the place called to him.  He had to settle there, and so he did.  As he set up his home and explored the area it became clear to him that he could not keep the little valley to himself- the place was begging for a mountain community, and so he set himself to the task of seeing if he could bring it about. 

 

And so the seed of Oakheart was planted, took root, and began to grow...

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Where Oakheart is now:

Oakheart was founded as a community where all players, new and experienced, would be welcomed and desired.  She has held true to that, and currently she has many new, and a good number of very experienced ( and some legendary), players who have made Oakheart their home.  Some of her citizens have been around almost since Wurm's founding, and having them in her ranks has been a lot of fun and a great benefit to training and equipping players new to the world of Wurm. 

 

Currently Oakheart has given out a large number of plots ranging from 4x6 to 6x6 in size.  On these plots her citizens are free to build as they please, with the only restrictions being related to fencing and the altering of landscape in such a way as to effect your neighbor's territory.  Aside from that, imagination is encouraged.
Oakheart endeavors to be largely shaped by her citizenry, and that includes not only her citizen's personal space, but also Oakheart's public buildings and green spaces.  Input is solicited by her mayor and leadership regularly with regard to what the settlement needs, and players are free to make suggestions and join in the building of many public building and development projects.  Additional player plots are available, and will continue to be made available to new citizens as her population grows and her financial situation allows for her continued expansion.

 

What you will encounter upon arrival:

 

  The Oakheart Inn and Tavern.

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Your initial place of residence upon arriving at Oakheart will be the Oakheart Inn and Tavern.  The tavern portion is still under development, but she has furnished space to accommodate 24 players in a 4x4 tile space while you get settled into your new home.  A bed and storage units are provided for your use during your stay there, as well as decent quality food and drink.  Once you have been in Oakheart long enough to build some skills, find your place in the community, and show you will be around for a while and active, you will be given a plot to call home.  You will also be given a basic tool set of reasonable quality, with opportunities to earn higher quality tools as you advance in a given skill area.

 

Just want a small dwelling space without a plot to have to care for?  Oakheart will soon have town house and apartment style accommodations for those players desiring less space to manage.

 

Just want to visit for a while?  Feel free to swing on by and stay at the inn for as long as you please, provided a room is available.  Visitors are welcome, any time! 

 

The Guilds of Oakheart

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The Smith's Guild-house of Oakheart,

founded and managed by Elwood.

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Oakheart is endeavoring to bring something new to the table when it comes to life around town and generating market dynamics within the community and surrounding area- Guilds.  Once a member of Oakheart, you will have the opportunity to join one of several guilds that have been founded.  Current guilds include a smithing guild, masonry guild, mining guild, carpentry guild, taming/husbandry guild, forestry guild, and the Thaumaturgy guild (who's focus is on developing skilled alchemists and metallurgists), - with other guilds to come.  

 

Guilds have been created to:

  • Help train and develop players around a preferred set of skills or activities,
  • Provide and encourage role playing dynamics within village life around Oakheart,
  • Assign jobs within the community to players who prefer to work in a given area their guild focuses on, and
  • To encourage trade- both between guilds and between guilds and individuals who hire their services.  Market dynamics related to guilds will also aim to provide opportunities for newer players to earn income earlier on in their game than they otherwise may be able to, and in an environment that builds community around players working with similar interests..

 

Other things of note that you will find upon arriving at Oakheart:

  • Wagoner in place, allowing for the sending and receiving of bulk resources with no need for travel.
  • An enchanted mailbox, allowing for fast delivery of items, including oversized items.
  • Many resources already harvested and stored for community use, allowing you to experiment with crafting many different items immediately.
  • Ample opportunity to learn the harvesting of most resource types nearby and in a safe environment.
  • A community kitchen where meals are provided and shared as available.
  • An active and friendly community that enjoys helping you learn and stretch your skills without "holding your hand" as you do so.
  • Currently the deed size is 60x60 tiles, with ample plot space marked out for new citizens.
  • An increasingly active focus on rift events and hunting uniques across multiple servers.
  • We have put in place something resembling a mid-evil time period "caste system" of role management.  The mayor of Oakheart bears the title of Duke, and the trusted leaders in the community bear the title of Barons.  Entrance role into Oakheart is that of a "serf", and players that have acquired plots are promoted to "freemen" of Oakheart.  Joining a guild earns you a title related to your position within the guild, and players worthy of special recognition in their service to Oakheart and her citizenry can earn the title of "Knight" of Oakheart.  Other roles and titles will be created as needed and desired, all to enhance the role playing aspect of life around town! :)

 

Long term goals worth mentioning:

The vision for Oakheart is large. Very large.  She was founded with the goal in mind of becoming a city type environment where players could securely establish their home, engage in commerce, grow their skills, make friends, collaborate with other players to achieve various tasks, wall off their plot and be an inner city hermit, collaborate with your neighbors to secure and develop a city block as they desire, - all as part of a large and active community that requires very little from them.   Come and go as you please, and if you like you can join in on helping out with community projects and needs around town or the surrounding area from time to time.  No one who resides at Oakheart owes the community anything but respect to her goals and citizenry. 

 

With this in mind:

 

  • One long term goal is to deed the entire valley floor up to a 130x100 tile area.  Such an area would provide ample space for a large city with a large population, and with lots of room left over for community projects and green space within the boarders of Oakheart.
  • Also, excavation of an underground city has begun.  This is a large project with long term goals which, when achieved, will provide an underground city space of nearly equal size to the surface city.  It will also include a large underground marina with a canal linking the marina to a system of lakes, thus giving marina and lake access to central Xanadu for the first time.  It is an exciting and daunting task, but worth the effort as it will bring a huge new dynamic to central Xanadu for the good of all who settle there.  Only skilled and careful workers will be allowed on this project, and skilled miners are wanted!

 

Thank you for taking the time to read over this, and feel free to contact me if you would like to know more; and certainly do so if you are interested in joining an exciting and growing settlement in the vast wilderness of central Xanadu!

 

 

We look forward to hearing from you...

 

Thalius ~ Founder and Duke of Oakheart.

Edited by Thalius

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I joined the OakHeart community as a brand new player around 3 weeks ago. These folks have taught me many things about WURM and have been very helpful with anything I've needed help with. It's been fun growing the village and chating with this bunch while we work together to accomplish our goals. Special thanks to Thalius, Thrayne, and Bearnorito (Oh! and Alinicon! ;D) for guiding me in my first weeks of WURM. 

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Good to see the name Oakheart resurface! I was the mayor of a village called Oakheart way back in the day on the Pristine server under the character name Malicarth. Still have a lot of fun memories from those days and I wish you all the best of luck with the new village!

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4 hours ago, Zeviking said:

Good to see the name Oakheart resurface! I was the mayor of a village called Oakheart way back in the day on the Pristine server under the character name Malicarth. Still have a lot of fun memories from those days and I wish you all the best of luck with the new village!

 

Zeviking, does this look familiar?:

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I am very interested! I am a relatively new player with some skills, would be very willing to help out in the village. My name in the game is jklingman

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Good to hear from you, jklingman!  I will try to reach you in game.  If you don't hear from me soon in-game, message me again and let me know when you tend to be on and I will do what I must to connect with you.

 

~TH~

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I made my way to the village with the help of Alinicon (thank you!), just waiting for someone to be available to invite me. I am available until 2:30 PM EST and then I should be back around 9:30 PM EST for today.

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You were added to the recruitment list, so you should be able to join if you have not done so already. ;)

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That pic Thal...which are you? :)  Are you hiding under a new name perchance? lol

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The colored picture?  I am not in it, though it sounds like it was a great crew that founded the previous Oakheart and it would have been fun to be a part of it!  I am a new player that has only been in the game for about 6 months now.  The new Oakheart is growing well though, and who knows what it is in the process of becoming?  It could become something quite epic, if we are able to accomplish all that is in our minds to do...

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that picture was from my first month in wurm, and the folks on it are amazing, thankfully some still play :)

 

they took me in when I was a clueless newbie and taught me the game ❤️ 

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That is something the village hopes to do as well. Exciting times are happening as we start to get more of the community buildings up! We have plans for communal crafting areas where people can learn and skill up. We've our warehouse built (organization in progress) and our inn for new villagers is mostly up finishing that up as well as our village stable for our village breeding program.

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Hello , I just started yesterday subbed up today. Although atm I am sort of far away I too would like to join your village :)   My in game name is the same as my forum name. 

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9 hours ago, Demetrius said:

Hello , I just started yesterday subbed up today. Although atm I am sort of far away I too would like to join your village :)   My in game name is the same as my forum name. 

 

I'm popping online now, if you haven't gotten sorted I'll toss you an invite :)

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It has been a bustling day in the village of Oakheart. A harrowing journey was had to rescue a brand new villager. An elder of the game has return to the lands of wurm and has been welcomed into the folds of the village. But these are only the beginnings of their tales. Where shall their futures lead them and what does this mean for the village of Oakheart? As the village grows in number so to do the needs for further land, additional resources, and a call for even more crafters and artisans to keep up with the demands of such a growing village. 

 

With new insight, the vision for Oakheart has evolved. Will you be the next to add Oakheart as the next chapter in your story? 

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10/10 would join again. Only my first day in the Village but I can say they are very nice and welcoming also very helpful. Great group of people.

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Many changes have come as the community has grown!  Well over 20 active players in Oakheart at the moment, and a lot going on.

Hopefully life will allow me to update the recruitment page soon as there is some outdated info there.  Message me if you have questions before deciding to join, and I shall get back to you promptly!

 

~TH~

Duke of Oakheart

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This page has been newly updated! 
Some exciting things included that we are glad to finally share with those who may be interested in what we have going on out here west of Greymead...

 

~TH~

Duke of Oakheart

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