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Marrgerd (Salsola)

Map showing Marrgerd
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, & Pigs
  4.   4.  Other
  5.   5.  Previous Livestock
» 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.

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

Brody Pauson Horse | Gen. 2
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Birth Year: Spring 2016
  • Abilities: Suited for both riding and pulling work. His size allows him to carry more weight than an average grade horse.
  • Personality: Noisy, pushy, stubborn.
  • Description: Smaller than a draft horse but still "heavy." Silver dilute gene on sooty black (hints of brown and likely to sunbleach).
History
  • Born in 2016 to Misty, sired by Drogo of the Pauson program in Salsola's Grimrun Stable.
  • Removed from the Pauson program in 2020.
  • Traded to the Oglethorpe Loner Band in 2020.
  • Returned via trade by the Oglethorpe Loner Band in 2022 following the departure of several members.

Onyx Percheron Draft Horse
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Birth Year: April 2015
  • Abilities: 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
Breeding Log ( Show )

2.2  Mares

Laurel — Grade Horse
  • Sex: Mare
  • Birth Year: 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 — Draft-grade Horse
  • Sex: Mare
  • Birth Year: 2015
  • Abilities: Rider trained, Pull/Cart trained.
  • 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.
History
Breeding Log ( Show )

Finely — Grade Horse
  • Sex: Mare
  • Birth Year: 2018
  • Abilities: Rider trained, sure-footed.
  • Personality: Dutiful, trusting, stubborn.
  • Description: Born dark, will gray with age.
  • Notes:
    • Bred to Onyx in Spring 2022; expected to foal in Spring 2023.
History
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Gave birth to --- sired by Onyx in 2023.

Octavia — Draft-grade Horse
  • Sex: Mare
  • Birth Year: 2018
  • Abilities: Rider trained, cart trained.
  • Personality: Hard-working, calm.
  • Description: : An entirely black horse with obvious Shire ancestory. Has white socks and a large white blaze.
History
  • Gifted to Salsola by Reyes upon his joining in April 2022.

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.

Shakti — Draft-grade Horse
  • Sex: Filly
  • Birth Year: Spring 2021
  • Abilities: Halter trained.
  • 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 Highland Cattle
  • Sex: Bull
  • Birth Year: 2007
  • Abilities: Although cart, pull (lumber, stone), and plow trained, Cow has been limited to lighter duties in his senior years.
    • Uses: Breeding, 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. Can be sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care).
  • 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
Breeding Log ( Show )

Helma Highland Cattle
  • Sex: Cow
  • Birth Year: 2010
  • Abilities: None
    • Uses: Dairy, wool
  • Personality: Docile, sweet — somewhat skittish around new Luperci.
  • Description: A very large, very hairy highland cow hybrid 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
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Bred yearly with Cow.

Turnip — Landrace Cattle
  • Sex: Cow
  • Birth Year: 2015
  • Abilities: None
    • Uses: Dairy, wool
  • Personality: Passive, lazy, and easy-going. Loves being pet.
  • Description: Fawn-brown with lighter cream undertones. Polled (naturally hornless).
History
  • Born on the Holt family ranch.
  • Brought to and donated to Salsola by Katinka in 2016.
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Bred yearly with Cow.

3.2  Fowl

Noble — Peacock
  • Sex: Male
  • DOB: 2011
  • Abilities: Harassing the locals, None
    • 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.

Art by Alaine
Roosters: x2
No Trade
Hens: x12
Free to Trade
Chicks:
Free to Trade
Chickens — Landrace Chickens
  • Uses: Eggs, feathers, meat, pest control.
  • Notes:
    • These chickens come form a variety of bloodlines, and vary greatly in color and size as a result.
    • They are generally cold-hardy and are dual-purpose (equally good for egg-laying and meat).
    • The actual number of mature chickens varies. These are fluid estimates.
History

Drakes: x1
No Trade
Hens: x1
No Trade
Ducklings:
Free to Trade
Ducks Indian Runner Ducks
  • Uses: Eggs, feathers, fertilizer (droppings), meat.
  • 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, & Pigs

Kraus Pygora Goat
  • Sex: Buck
  • Birth Year: 2011
  • Uses: Breeding, cashmere wool.
  • Personality: This goat is a tough-guy, likes to smash his horns into things.
History
  • Arrived in Salsola in March 2013.
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Bred yearly with Seidig and/or other does.

Seidig Cashmere Goat
  • Sex: Doe
  • Birth Year: 2011
  • Uses: Cashmere wool, dairy
  • Personality: Mouthy, but very even tempered. She likes to nibble on things.
History
  • Arrived in Salsola in March 2013.
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Bred yearly with Kraus or other bucks.

Bucks: x1
No Trade
Does: x4
No Trade
Kids:
Free to Trade
Goats — Landrace Goats
  • Uses: Cashmere wool, dairy, hides, trade.
  • Notes:
    • Goats are often used for the Last Supper or other large events.
    • These particular 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

Art by Alaine
Rams: x2
No Trade
Ewes: x10
Free to Trade
Lambs:
Free to Trade
Sheep — Landrace Sheep
  • Uses: Dairy, meat, trade, wool.
  • Notes:
    • Sheep are often used for the Last Supper or other large events.
    • Shorn for wool each spring. Shearing happens approximately around April.
    • 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.
    • The actual number of mature ewes varies. These are fluid estimates.
History
  • Founding animals traded for in 2012.
  • Rams separated winter 2012 due to overabundance of sheep.
  • A ram was killed during a [M] 2015 ritual.
  • A young ram was killed during the [M] 2019 Saturnalia ritual.
  • 2 rams were lost during the 2020 blizzard.
  • A ram found by Salsola after Mistfell Vale disbanded in June 2020.
  • Various bloodlines introduced over the years.

Art by Alaine
Boars: x1
No Use
Sows: x3
No Trade
Piglets:
Free to Trade
Pigs — Domestic Pigs
  • Uses: Leather, meat, trading
  • Notes:
    • Pigs are often used for the Last Supper or other large events.
    • These particular pigs don’t have names and are largely a hybrid mix.
    • 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


4.  Other

Clarence Mammoth Jack Donkey
  • Sex: Jack
  • Birth Year: 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, gifted to Salsola upon his joining.

Amma — Landrace Llama
  • Sex: Hembra (female)
  • Birth Year: 2012
  • Abilities: Livestock guardian
    • Uses: Dairy, wool.
  • Personality: Docile and approachable though easily spooked by strangers.
  • Description: A typical chocolate brown llama with a small patch of white on her forehead. Her wool is very long and silky. (reference)
  • Notes:
    • Kept with the goats and sheep.
History
  • Brought to Salsola by Serene from Portland.
Breeding Log ( Show )
  • Gave birth to Cusco sired by an unknown male in March 2017.

Cusco — Landrace Llama
  • Sex: Macho (male)
  • Birth Year: March 2017
  • Abilities: Livestock guardian
    • Uses: Wool.
  • Personality: Calm and friendly, easy to handle, and a lover of treats.
  • Description: Brown, like his mother, but with a white head and white socks on his front legs. He is super fluffy, even when sheared.
  • Notes:
    • Kept with the goats and sheep.
History

Bojangles — Yak
  • Sex: Male
  • Birth Year: 2010
  • Abilities: Cart, pull (lumber, stone), and plow trained. Has a very slow gait, but is extremely strong.
  • Personality: Loves attention. Unafraid and largely disinterested in everything, Bojangles has an extremely placid and lazy nature. Can sometimes be hard to motivate, and may require treats or whips to get him to move. Can be sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care).
  • Description: Completely black yak with shaggy fur. Bojangles has medium-sized horns and also has a nose ring.
  • Notes:
    • Annually used as the "Yuletide Yak" of Salsola's Saturnalia tradition.
History

Art by Alaine
Bucks: x4
Free to Trade
Does: x8
Free to Trade
Kits:
Free to Trade
Rabbits — Rabbits
  • Uses: Meat, pelts, leather, trade
  • Notes:
    • These rabbits are primarily brown to dark brown/black in color, however, domestication has allowed for more variations of color and white patterns to be seen over the generations.
    • The actual number of mature rabbits varies. These are fluid estimates.
History
  • Original brood was captured from the wild.
  • Various bloodlines introduced over the years.

Bees — Wild Bees
  • Abilities: Pollinators
    • Uses: Honey, wax
  • Personality: Bzzzzzzzzzzz off
  • Description: Small, fuzzy, yellow, and striped.
  • Notes:
History
  • Helena traded to acquire one hive of bees from Ezra as part of a contract. Included was a Luperci written book about the various ways of caring for bees.


5.  Previous Livestock

Notes:

  • Below is a list of Marrgerd horses or named livestock 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/livestock that are no longer actively at the stable.
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Ronin
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 2013-2015
  • Samvodiva Svantevit Horse. Traded for in Freetown by Salvia. Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
Blanche
  • Horse — Mare — 2013-2015
  • Obtained in Freetown by Larkspur. Ownership transferred to Basilaris in 2015.
Zaria
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Stallion — 2014-2015
  • Born in 2014 to Eyre, sired by Salvia's Nacht. Ownership transferred to Blair in 2015.
Dovere
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 2014-2015
  • Taken from the Drifter Bay horse herds during the 2014 foal round-up.
    [ The rest of the entry smeared and illegible. ]
Orna
  • Horse — Mare — 2014-2015
  • Born in 2014 to Blanche, sired by Black. Transferred to Grimrun to be in the Pauson breeding program in 2015.
Astrid
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 2013-2017
  • Traded from AniWaya by Draugr.
    [ The rest of the entry looks damaged by water. ]
Trader
  • Horse — Stallion — 2013-2017
  • Captured from a lone wolf.
    [ Scribbles mark out the rest of the entry. ]
Olaf
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 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
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
Osborn (Ozzy)
  • Horse — Gelding — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 2014-2020
  • Born in 2014 to Strawberry, sired by Svantevit stallion Vlast. Ownership transferred to Grievous in 2020.
Celeris
Pearl
  • Horse — Mare — 2015-2020
  • Brought from Khalif by Hope, who gifted her to Salsola upon her joining. Gifted to New Caledonia in 2020.
Old Mare
  • Horse — Mare — 2016-2020
  • Captured by members of Salsola after being wounded by an Outsider. Died during the 2020 Blizzard.
Prancer
Wenzel
Caprice
  • Horse — Mare — 2016-2020
  • Stolen from a traveling loner by Bayani, who gifted her to Salsola upon his joining. Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.
Fortuna
Reiner
Filch
  • Horse — Mare — 2018-2020
  • Found and claimed with her filly, Soot, by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018. Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.
Soot
  • Horse — Mare — 2018-2020
  • Found and claimed with her mother, Filch, by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018. Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.
Bryony
  • Horse — Stallion — 2018-2020
  • Found and claimed by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in 2018. Gifted to New Caledonia in 2020.
Halim
  • Horse — Stallion — 2019-2020
  • Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael upon his joining. Died during the 2020 Blizzard.
Galila
  • Horse — Stallion — 2019-2020
  • Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael upon his joining. Transferred to Fort Preble in 2020.
Nadine
  • Horse — Mare — 2017-2021
  • Born in 2017 to Prancer and Salvia's Nacht. Traded to Morgana in 2021.
Frida
  • Horse — Mare — 2018-2021
  • Born in 2018 to Caprice, sired by Salvia's Tiger. Traded to Aani in 2021.
Nick
  • Horse — Stallion — 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
  • Horse — Mare — 2020-2021
  • Gifted to Salsola alongside her mother, Aoline, and twin brother, Nick, by Aani upon her joining. Traded to New Caledonia in 2021.
Aoline
  • Horse — Mare — 2020-2022
  • Gifted to Salsola alongside her offspring Sally, and twin brother, Nick, by Aani upon her joining. Traded to Aldora Knight in 2022.
Sabine
  • Horse — Mare — 2020-2022
  • 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. Traded to Peony Braithwaite in 2022.


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