Salsola - Marrgerd

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Map showing Marrgerd
by Alaine
Map by Alaine

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  1.   1.  Barn and Corral
    1.   1.1  Rules
    2.   1.2  Communal Cart Trained Animals
    3.   1.3  Stalls
  2.   2.  Horses
    1.   2.1  Stallions & Geldings
    2.   2.2  Mares
    3.   2.3  Yearlings & Foals
  3.   3.  Livestock
    1.   3.1  Cattle
    2.   3.2  Fowl
    3.   3.3  Goats & Sheep
    4.   3.4  Pigs
  4.   4.  Other
  5.   5.  Previous Marrgerd Horses
» See Grimrun for horses in the Pauson horse breeding program

Marrgerd is located just two miles north-east of The Ruins. It is the formal name for an area encompassing Salsola's main livestock grazing area and stables. It is large mire fully encompassing over twenty-five hundred acres, comprised largely of open meadowland. A small pond provides easy water access, left as the remains of a larger glacial kettle. While moss was once the major ground cover, time has caused most of this to become peat. This, as well as Shepherd's purse, thistle, and dandelion are extremely common in the area. Brush such as winterberry, silverweed, and staghorn sumac can be found throughout the open areas. As one gets closer to the surrounding forests, Balsam Fir, Jack Pine, Black Spruce, Red Spruce, White Poplar, and Elm begin to consume the open grassland. Pennyroyal was planted around the barn and outlying areas to help mask the scent of animals.

Barn swallows have colonized the high rafters of Salsola’s barn; this is especially favorable and helps keep down the fly and insect population. Unfortunately, the amount of food and waste that is found in the area has attracted scavengers. Rodents can be found around the area, though the high concentration of cats and birds of prey in the area keep this population at bay. Whitefish can be found within the lake itself; their presence has attracted raccoons which will sometimes try and come into the barn at night.

The artwork featured on this page comes courtesy of Alaine. <3

Livestock on Location
Large livestock

9

Small livestock

27

Fowl

17


1.  Barn and Corral

Most of the barn is constructed within a stand of trees, the centermost of which were felled for building materials. The trees obscure the barn from view to some extent; if someone were not specifically looking for the corral or already aware of its existence, they might easily overlook it. Added shrubbery and vines planted along the barn's sides add to the cover. The barn itself a drab gray-green color on the outside, aiding its disguise. Constructed largely of elm, the barn is fashioned after a log house with a purlin styled roof. Between the logs and the gypsum and moss mortar mixture that seals the building, it is remarkably well-insulated.

Each stall is a large squared space, providing enough room for larger draft horses. This size also allows for mares to be stabled with their foals until these are weaned. Smaller horses, including ponies, would be able to comfortably share a stall. Stalls themselves are lined with peat moss to provide bedding for the livestock. Troughs for both food and water are located within the stalls as well, and while they have tall wooden “bars” to keep neighbors from harassing each other, the open-air lack of ceiling provides some ease to the residents.

Horses are turned out in the pastures during the day, though are brought in overnight. Stallions, pregnant or nursing mares, or animals with medical issues are restricted to the corrals.

1.1  Rules

  • These communal animals may be used for any purposes and by any member in or above the Central ranks.
  • Note that trading, killing, injuring, etc. Free Trade animals is not barred unless noted. If you are unsure about what you can do with an animal, please send a message to Leadership!
  • Communal animals listed here are stabled within or around Marrgerd unless specifically noted otherwise.
  • Salsola adheres to the Tagging System -- pay attention to the tags, as they designate what an item can be used for.
  • Please update the item quantity when you have made use of it. If you do not want to update the Wiki or cannot, please let us know to update it.

1.2  Communal Cart Trained Animals

1.3  Stalls


2.  Horses

2.1  Stallions & Geldings

Onyx
About
  • Sex: Stallion
  • DOB: April 2015
  • Abilities: Onxy is very strong, and one of the most muscular of Salsola's horses. He can haul large amounts of weight by himself, though is not very fast and lacks long-lasting stamina. However, his large size and weight allows him to carry heavier riders.
  • Personality: Obedient, relatively patient.
  • Description: Dark gray with lighter gray dappling towards the front of the body; will likely darken as he gets older. Stocky and leggy with a big head; a large stallion like his sire.
History

2.2  Mares

Aoline
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Tags

No Trade Return Rider Trained

About
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2015
  • Abilities: Rider trained
  • Personality: Warm, attention seeking, compliant.
  • Description: Black and white, of Gypsy Vanner ancestry
  • Notes:
History
  • Gave birth to twin foals, Nick and Sally, in spring 2020
  • Gifted alongside her twin foals to Salsola by Aani Aston-D'Noires upon her joining in April 2020
Laurel
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Tags

No Trade Return Rider Trained

About
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2016
  • Abilities: Rider trained, excellent for trade ventures far beyond the Kingdom (used to and willing to carry heavy saddlebags and gear)
  • Personality: Generally calm and aloof, very easy-going personality
  • Description: Brown dapple with a white blaze and white socks; flaxen mane. Feet are lightly feathered.
History
  • Stolen Obtained in March 2020 by Kamari and Sanguine as "payment" for stealing from a member of Salsola [1].
Layla
About
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2015
  • Abilities: Rider trained, Pull/Cart trained (unknown)
  • Personality: Calm, patient, reliable, hardworking and willing to work, easy to train, good for new riders, does not bolt unless severely spooked.
  • Description: Draft ancestry, built more for strength and endurance. Entirely black.
    • Currently foaling Shakti, born spring 2021, cannot be separated
History
Finely
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Tags

No Trade Return Rider Trained

About
  • Sex: Mare
  • DOB: 2018
  • Abilities: Rider trained, sure-footed.
  • Personality: Dutiful, trusting, stubborn.
  • Description: : Born dark, will gray with age.
History

2.3  Yearlings & Foals

Notes:

  • Yearlings are horses that are between 1 and 2 years of age. These horses cannot be ridden and are barred from certain training activities that would damage their growing bodies.
  • Foals are horses under 1 year of age. They are not allowed to be separated from their mothers.
Sabine
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Tags

No Trade No Use

About
  • Gender: Mare
  • DOB: Spring 2020
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Friendly but reactive — she will kick and stomp things if they spook her.
  • Description: A medium-sized horse best suited for casual pleasure-rides. Silver black, with splashy white tobiano markings.
History
  • Born in 2020 to Zita, sired by Drogo.
  • At 1 year of age, Sabine was removed from the Pauson stables and breeding program due to undesired markings.
Shakti
Appearance
Art by Alaine
Tags

No Trade No Use

About
  • Sex: Filly
  • DOB: Spring 2021
  • Abilities: I'm a baby!
  • Personality: Calm, patient and docile. She has inherited the best personality traits of her hardworking cold-blood lineage.
  • Description: Born black with lighter hints to the tender areas around the belly, eyes, nose and hooves - is likely to be a very dark, nearly-black seal brown when she matures.
History


3.  Livestock

3.1  Cattle

Cow
Appearance
Tags

Return Pull Trained

About
  • Species: Highland Cow
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2007
  • Abilities: Cart, pulling (lumber, stone), plowing, being sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care)
    • Uses: Wool
  • Personality: Extremely simple, often noted as being very calm and slow. Often unafraid of Luperci, as it thinks it can simply stomp on them if they come too close and bark too much.
  • Description: Large and furry highland cow. Cow’s pelt is in a rich brown, and it has two relatively large horns that look more impressive and dangerous than they really are
History
Helma
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Highland Cow
  • Sex: Female
  • DOB: 2010
  • Abilities: ---
    • Uses: Dairy, wool
  • Personality: Docile, sweet -- somewhat skittish around new Luperci.
  • Description: A very large, very hairy highland cow hyrbid with long horns. She is deep chocolate brown all over, highlighted with tendrils of a caramel brown. Her eyes are very wide and very dark brown.
History
Turnip
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Landrace Cow
  • Sex: Female
  • DOB: ---
  • Abilities: ---
    • Uses: Dairy, wool
  • Personality: ---
  • Description: ---
History
  • Born on the Holt family ranch
  • Brought to and donated to Salsola by Katinka Holt

3.2  Fowl

Noble
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Peacock
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2011
  • Abilities: ---
    • Uses: Feathers (Warning: do not pluck)
  • Personality: Flighty, annoying, loud
  • Description: Salsola residents are well-advised not to eat this peacock.
History
  • When left behind by Sirius, the peacock was left without a true owner; however, the leadership has made it very clear the animal is to be left alone.
Chickens
Appearance
Tags
Roosters: x2
No Trade
Hens: x12
Free to Trade
Chicks: x48
Free to Trade
About
  • Uses: Meat, eggs, feathers, pest control
  • Notes:
    • Salsola's chickens include Rhode Island Red, Phoenix, and Chantecler bloodlines. They vary greatly in color and size.
    • The actual number of chickens varies. These are fluid estimates.
History
Ducks
Appearance
Tags
Drakes: x1
No Trade
Hens: x1
No Trade
Ducklings: x11
Free to Trade
About
  • Uses: Meat, eggs, feathers and fertilizer (droppings).
  • Notes:
    • Docile and used to being around Luperci.
    • Tend to be curious especially if food is involved (such as digging in the garden)!
History

3.3  Goats & Sheep

Kraus
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Goat
  • Sex: Buck
  • DOB: 2011
  • Uses: Breeding, cashmere wool
  • Personality: This goat is a tough-guy, likes to smash his horns into things.
  • Notes:
History
  • ---
Seidig
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Goat
  • Sex: Doe
  • DOB: 2011
  • Uses: Cashmere wool, milk
  • Personality: Mouthy, but very even tempered. She likes to nibble on things.
  • Notes:
    • She is a Cashmere Goat.
    • Has given birth to multiple kids sired by Kraus
History
  • ---
Misc. Goats
Appearance
Tags
Bucks: x1
No Trade
Does: x4
No Trade
Kids: x1
No Trade
About
  • Uses: Trade, milk, cheese, hides, cashmere wool
  • Notes:
    • These goats don’t have names and are largely a hybrid mix.
    • Longer-haired goats may be sheered in the spring for their wool.
    • Typical of goats, they tend to like climbing things, eating everything, and getting into mischief.
History
Sheep
Appearance
Tags
Rams: x2
No Trade
Ewes: x10
Free to Trade
Lambs: x8
Free to Trade
About
  • Uses: Trade, wool, meat, milk
  • Notes:
    • Shorn for wool each spring. Shearing approximately around April.
    • Sheep are often slaughtered for the Last Supper, other large events, or rituals.
    • The actual number of ewes varies. These are fluid estimates.
    • Young rams born to Salsola's ewes are often slaughtered. Salsola also slaughters the dominant ram after a period of no more than two years, and replaces him. This is to prevent an over-abundance of inbreeding.
History

3.4  Pigs

Pigs
Appearance
Tags
Boars: x1
No Use
Sows: x3
No Trade
Piglets: x18
Free to Trade
About
  • Uses: Meat, leather, trading
  • Notes:
    • Pigs are often roasted for the Last Supper or other large events.
    • The pigs don't seem to really care what's going on around them unless it involves food.
    • Piglets are used to being handled, but will put up a fight if they're picked up.
History
  • Original brood traded from Anathema and Freetown.
  • Various bloodlines introduced over the years.


4.  Other

Clarence
About
  • Species: Mammoth Jack Donkey
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2008
  • Abilities: Riding, cart pulling
  • Personality: Normally a gentleman, though Clarence may kick out when startled or intimidated. Knows his own strength and isn't afraid to use it if a task or rider is particularly unpleasant.
  • Description: A sorrel and pale-bellied Mammoth Jack Donkey.
  • Notes:
    • Takes a firm but gentle hand for best results.
History
  • Stolen Found wandering around near the KR Outpost by Emmett de le Poer, gifted to Salsola upon his joining.
Amma
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Llama
  • Sex: Female
  • DOB: 2012
  • Abilities: Livestock guardian
    • Uses: Wool, dairy
  • Notes:
    • She is a typical chocolate brown llama with a small patch of white on her forehead. Her wool is very long and silky. (reference)
    • Docile and approachable though easily spooked by strangers.
    • Gave birth to Cusco at the end of March 2017
History
  • Brought to Salsola by Serene from Portland.
Cusco
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Species: Llama
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2017
  • Abilities: Livestock guardian
    • Uses: Wool
  • Notes:
    • Born to Amma
    • He is brown, like his mother, but with a white head and white socks on his front legs. He is super fluffy, even when sheared.
    • Calm and friendly, easy to handle, and a lover of treats.
History
  • Born in Salsola.
Bojangles
Appearance
Tags

Return Pull Trained

About
  • Species: Yak
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2010
  • Abilities: Cart, pulling (lumber, stone), plowing, being sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care)
  • Personality: Unafraid and largely disinterested in everything, Bojangles has an extremely placid and lazy nature
  • Description: Completely black yak with shaggy fur. Bojangles has medium-sized horns and also has a nose ring.
  • Notes:
    • Can sometimes be hard to motivate, and may require treats or whips to get him to move
    • Has a very slow gait, but is extremely strong
    • Bojangles loves attention
History
Rabbits
Appearance
Tags
Bucks: x4
Free to Trade
Does: x8
Free to Trade
Kits: x20
Free to Trade
About
  • Uses: Meat, pelts, leather, trade
  • Notes:
    • The rabbits vary in number regularly, but at least three are kept alive at any given time.
    • Due to a lack of fresh blood, many of these rabbits resemble one another almost identically.
History
  • Original brood captured from the wild.
Bees
Appearance
Tags

No Trade

About
  • Sex: Both
  • DOB: Fluctuates
  • Abilities: Pollinators
    • Uses: Wax, honey
  • Personality: Bzzzzzzzzzzz off
  • Description: Small, fuzzy, yellow, and striped.
History
  • Helena traded to acquire one hive of bees from Ezra Vahn as part of a contract. Included was a Luperci written book about the various ways of caring for bees.
  • The bees are kept in Luperci-made langstroth copy cat hive - the hive has been settled into the Orchard by Helena and Andrew.


5.  Previous Marrgerd Horses

Notes:

  • Below is a list of Marrgerd horses that are no longer on-site, either due to being traded off, being moved off-board, due to death, etc.. They are sorted by when they left the Marrgerd stables. This is section is mostly to prevent broken links and references to horses no longer actively at the stable.
Ronin
( M. 2014 )
Originally owned by Scorpius, before being gifted to Boss Salvia, who later made him a communal horse in 2014.

— Traded to Inferni later that same year.

Misty
( F. 2013-2015 )
Originally owned by Wisteria before being gifted to Boss Sirius, who later made her a communal horse.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Eyre
( F. 2013-2015 )
Samvodiva Svantevit Horse. Traded for in Freetown by Salvia.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Blanche
( F. 2013-2015 )
Obtained in Freetown by Larkspur.

— Ownership transferred to Basilaris in 2015.

Zaria
( F. 2012-2015 )
Born in 2012 to Eris' Horse, sired by Pandemic's Black.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Iskra
( F. 2012-2015 )
Born in 2012 to Misty, sired by Pandemic's Black.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Drogo
( M. 2013-2015 )
Born in 2013 to Blanche, sired by Pandemic's Black.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Black
( M. 2013-2015 )
Owned by Pandemic before Salvia exclusively "traded" for Black for stud work in 2013.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Odo
( M. 2014-2015 )
Born in 2014 to Eyre, sired by Salvia's Nacht.

— Ownership transferred to Blair in 2015.

Dovere
( F. 2014-2015 )
Traded for by Lokr in Freetown from a merchant from Chesapeake.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Dusk
( F. 2014-2015 )
Originally owned by Bastion, she was seized after his death.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Altan
( M. 2014-2015 )
Taken from the Drifter Bay horse herds during the 2014 foal round-up.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Agatha
( F. 2014-2015 )
Taken from the Drifter Bay horse herds during the 2014 foal round-up.

[ The rest of the entry smeared and illegible. ]

Orna
( F. 2014-2015 )
Born in 2014 to Blanche, sired by Black.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Astrid
( F. 2014-2015 )
Taken from the Drifter Bay horse herds during the 2014 foal round-up.

— Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.

Strawberry
( F. 2013-2017 )
Traded from AniWaya by Draugr.

[ The rest of the entry looks damaged by water. ]

Trader
( M. 2013-2017 )
Captured from a lone wolf.

[ Scribbles mark out the rest of the entry. ]

Olaf
( M. 2013-2017 )
Born in 2013 to Eyre, sired by Salvia's Nacht.

— Gifted to O'Riley in 2017 as a reward for completing his Cueponi Riddle.

Sylvia
( F. 2014-2017 )
Captured by Draugr in Saint John. Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015, before being transferred back to Marrgerd within the same year.

[ The rest of the entry is faded. ]

Spirit
( M. 2016-2017 )
Acquired from Casa di Cavalieri in exchange for prisoner Alistair's safe return.

[ The rest of the entry appears to be torn out. ]

Róta
( F. 2013-2020 )
Captured along with Gjalda.

— Died during the 2020 Blizzard.

Osborn (Ozzy)
( M. 2013-2015, 2016-2020 )
Born in 2013 to Misty, sired by Pandemic's Black. Transferred to Grimrun to be a stud in the Pauson breeding program in 2015, before later being rejected due to development issues in 2016. After a necessary gelding, he began adapting to the role of a working horse instead.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Olga
( F. 2014-2020 )
Born in 2014 to Strawberry, sired by Svantevit stallion Vlast.

— Ownership transferred to Grievous in 2020.

Celeris
( F. 2014-2020 )
Taken from the Drifter Bay horse herds during the 2014 foal round-up.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Pearl
( F. 2015-2020 )
Brought from Khalif by Hope, who gifted her to Salsola upon her joining.

— Gifted to New Caledonia in 2020.

Old Mare
( F. 2016-2020 )
Captured by members of Salsola after being wounded by an Outsider.

— Died during the 2020 Blizzard.

Prancer
( F. 2016-2020 )
Acquired from Casa di Cavalieri in exchange for prisoner Alistair's safe return.

— Gifted to New Caledonia in 2020.

Wenzel
( M. 2016-2020 )
Born in 2016 to Strawberry, sired by Svantevit stallion Tibor.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Caprice
( F. 2016-2020 )
Stolen from a traveling loner by Bayani, who gifted her to Salsola upon his joining.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Fortuna
( F. 2018-2020 )
Born in 2018 to Pearl, sired by O'Riley's Olaf.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Reiner
( M. - 2018-2020 )
Captured from the Drifter Bay horse herds.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Filch
( F. 2018-2020 )
Found and claimed with her filly, Soot, by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Soot
( F. 2018-2020 )
Found and claimed with her mother, Filch, by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Bryony
( M. 2018-2020 )
Found and claimed by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018.

— Gifted to New Caledonia in 2020.

Halim
( M. 2019-2020 )
Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael upon his joining.

— Died during the 2020 Blizzard.

Galila
( M. 2019-2020 )
Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael upon his joining.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.

Brody
( M. 2020 )
Ex-Pauson horse removed from the breeding program in Grimrun due to having undesired traits.

— Traded to the Oglethorpe Loner Band in 2020.

Nadine
( F. 2017-2021 )
Born in 2017 to Prancer and Salvia's Nacht.

— Traded to Morgana in 2021.

Frida
( F. 2018-2021 )
Born in 2018 to Caprice, sired by Salvia's Tiger.

— Traded to Aani in 2021.

Nick
( M. 2020-2021 )
Gifted to Salsola alongside his mother, Aoline, and twin sister, Sally, by Aani upon her joining.

— Transferred to Fort Preble in 2021.

Sally
( F. 2020-2021 )
Gifted to Salsola alongside her mother, Aoline, and twin brother, Nick, by Aani upon her joining.

— Traded to New Caledonia in 2021.


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