Palisade

Palisade

Del Cenere Gang's Off-board Location

Basic Information
  • Location: Buxton (Adjacent), ME, USA
  • Status: REQUEST
  • Languages Spoken: Common, (Spanish, French to a lesser extent)
  • Travel Information:
    • Distance to Portland is approximately 16 miles (24.7km)
    • Distance to Del Cenere is approximately 373 miles (600km)
  • Average Travel Time (to Del Cenere):
    • ~7-8 days on foot (10 hours of travel per day at 5 mph). Especially leisurely travel (or travel by cart) may take a week or more. The trip would not be significantly accelerated on horseback.
Statistics
  • Foundation: ~2003
  • Species: Predominantly Coyote, varied
  • Population: 50+ (Predominantly Luperci)
  • Leader: Sofia Ardoix

» See DCG Adopts page for available adoptions.

Overview Map
By Despi


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  1.   1.  Locality
  2.   2.  The Four Families
  3.   3.  Del Cenere Station Residents
  4.   4.  Communal Resources
    1.   4.1  Animals
    2.   4.2  Storage
  5.   5.  Status
  6.   6.  Thread History

➵ The Palisade Outpost

Approximately sixteen miles from busy Portland and near the approximate location of the defunct Buxton exists a thriving, and ever-growing, settlement predominantly coyote traders. The wild land has been seemingly tamed for crops or livestock, but serves largely as a trade hub and rest point for travelers throughout the area. Outsiders are treated mildly frigidly, but not unkindly, provided they do not disrupt the status quo of the duo of factions coexisting within the outpost.

Within Palisade exist two harmonious groups: the Four Families, which founded the settlement several generations back, and Del Cenere Gang members who have relocated to Palisade. Both operate with only mild overlap and Del Cenere acts and operates as its own house within Palisade, extending help where it is beneficial but otherwise adhering to their own hierarchy carried over from the Gang. Each faction, however, is under direct jurisdiction of Palisade's Proprietor.

With Del Cenere's influence, Palisade (while not having a high opinion of wolves to begin with), has grown somewhat more prejudiced about allowing wolves to stay extended periods of time.

1.  Locality

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» The Highstreet

Otherwise referred to as the mainstreet of Palisade, The Highstreet is a hard-pack, wide road lined with buildings through the center of the outpost. Throughout here is where most business is done - tradesmen of the four houses have set up spacious workshops to conduct their vocations and trade filters in and out of small shopfronts that operate solely during weekends. The Highstreet is something of a point of pride in Palisade - decorated with planters come spring and summer and kept clean throughout the winter: Outsiders are expected to act properly and with refinement on the thoroughfare and it's monitored almost as closely as it's maintained.

» Main Exports of The Highstreet: Armaments and weaponry, tobacco, marijuana, medicinal plants, poultices, leather goods, travel supplies, alcohol

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» The Shunpikes

The Shunpikes are more or less adopted by local vernacular for any side road spidering through Palisade's pastures or the backstreets through Palisade's Highstreet. These are quieter spots in the area - scouted regularly but otherwise less traveled than the main routes. The most notable Shunpike doglegs around the Northwest corner of Palisade's thoroughfare, where it edges a canal overlooked by a weathered watchtower, framed in palisades with woven fencing which gave the locality its name.

The watchtower most commonly houses the wards of the Courtright household, and serves as both the barracks and the area's armory. Despite the subtle sagging look of its stairs, the building has stood the test of time, and is surprisingly stable.

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» Ranges

Quaint little cottages, lodges, or cabins all pepper the landscaping around Palisade, where much of the settlement's agriculture is carried out, where it's closest to Palisade's denizens when they are not at the Highstreet. What little livestock that actually lingers in Palisade stays here, further from the hustle and bustle of the main outpost in small, personal paddocks. A main hall, larger than any of the neighboring houses, sits as close to central as it can on the outskirts on the Northern side of Palisade, called the Landsmeet. It's here the Houses meet up to discuss business for the locality on a whole or settle disputes.

While uncommon, it's not unheard of for folks to conduct trade (mostly involving livestock) out of their homes in the Ranges.

The Ranges are set up by district per house: Braithwaites and their wards claim Northeastern District, Ardoix and their wards claim the Southeastern District, Courtright and their wards claim the Southwestern District, and the Northwestern District is claimed by the Winthrops and their wards. Del Cenere has its own housing division lining the south of Palisade.

2.  The Four Families

Palisade is an amalgamate of several families, each with particular skillsets and ambitions of their own, who have come together from a single common goal: manipulate the land to produce goods that can be bartered for future success. While there are smaller families scattered within and around Palisade, these four hold the most sway over their diplomatic ties and what is bred, grown, made, and traded to and from the area.

Braithwaite

Head of Household: Meredith Braithwaite (circa 2014)
Rich with entrepreneurial spirit and intrepid ambitions, the Braithwaites ventured from their Appalachian mountain home to found Palisade. Their roots run deep, their history irrefutably tied to the trade's claim in the region; It used to be that when Palisade was brought up on tongue, it was alongside the strong Braithwaite name. In her youth, Meredith Braithwaite (heiress and head to her family's fortune) ran raids alongside her brother and sister, razing and stomping out local competition for crops and using her business sense and savvy to push the Braithwaite tobacco and whiskey industry into a local monopoly.

Since the fall of the Braithwaite name, their influence has dwindled, brought to heel beneath the fresh blooded Del Mars who campaigned for the push of a grander, more far-reaching empire. Only recently have their numbers begun once again to bolster, though the newer generations seem to have forsaken old traditions, creating a fissure within the once iron-clad bloodline.

» For in-depth information and active blood members, see Family page.

  • Current Wards
  • Edmund Briggs
  • Irma Cain
  • Ola Whitfield
  • Lavern Greeley
Ardoix

Head of Household: Sofia Ardoix (circa 2021)
Age-old partners to the Braithwaites, the Ardoix family ventured up from their own Louisiana homes on the bayou in search of trade ventures and fell in with Palisade's cut-throat and efficient work ethic. The Ardoix are not scrupulous to more unconventional tactics in sales, and brought in ties to market with medicinal uses. Staunch traditionalists, they did not yield easy to the Del Mar family's rise to power - Once a strong, proud name, the Ardoix were nearly wiped clean from the face of Palisade's frontier. The family's push-back was put to an end with the slaying of the Ardoix matriarch and the political betrothal between Arturo Ardoix and Isabella Del Mar. When the Del Mar family sent their own brood to Del Cenere, Arturo (wrought with paranoia) was eager to do the same, shipping his daughters off in hopes that they would keep an eye on things and report back.

Arturo was later executed by Carlo Del Mar for his perceived transgressions against the Del Mar households. In wake of this, Sofia and sister Daniela returned to Palisade, where Sofia took up the mantle as the Head of Household, and brokered the shattered populace into peace and order.

» For in-depth information and active blood members, see Family page.

  • Current Wards
Courtright

Head of Household: Josiah Courtright mate to Melanie (circa 2015)
Previously a wandering band of thieves and bandits, the Courtright family was brought in by the Braithwaites as hired hands muscle. Drawn to the security of their newfound home, the Courtright name flourished, and turned their attentions to product-pushing and the production of arms. While their loyalty lies with the Braithwaite family, and their name, the Courtright family took to the sidelines at the Del Mar insurgence - much to the detriment of the local powerhouse of the Ardoix and Braithwaite supply routes, until the two families were ultimately usurped. Re-conscripted by the Del Mar family, the Courtrights were tasked with maintaining the peace and order. Subtle cracks in the relationship between head of household, Josiah, and his brother, Ulysses, culminated in the attempts of a coup, resulting in Ulysses and his daughter's demise at the hands of Del Cenerens protecting their home.

In the wake of the Del Mar conflict, the Courtright family assumed and instrumental role in assisting Sofia achieve unity amidst the Families.

» For in-depth information and active blood members, see Family page.

  • Current Wards
Winthrop (ne. Del Mar)

Head of Household: Boone Winthrop mate to Dahlia (circa 2022)
At one point, the Del Mar family had been a quick and insidious force within Palisade, achieving power via underhanded means with marriages, eradication, and assimilation. Their ruthless mannerisms beneath the veneer of cheery business acumen brought the other families to heel quickly via force more often than not, and, with intrepid ideas to spread their influences abroad, the Del Mar set their eyes upon the Del Cenere Gang, where, by pure happenstance, distant tendrils of their own bloodlines had already taken root. The Winthrops - Del Mars by blood - were hapless at the time to the plans of their progenitors.

And, unknown to them, their strong-armed and merciless approach would ultimately lead to their extinction. With the internal conflicts of Palisade resolved, Boone Winthrop stepped up to take over the seat of the Del Mar household, and scrub it clean. The house has since been reclaimed beneath the banner of Winthrop, where Boone seeks to salvage and redeem the destruction his distant family had enacted.

» For historical information, see Del Mar Family page, for current in-depth information and active blood members, see Winthrop Family page.

  • Current Wards
Prior Wards

Braithwaite

Ardoix

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Courtright

Winthrop

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3.  Del Cenere Station Residents

Statistics

Male 14
Female 16
Total 30

Members of Del Cenere, acting partly as ambassadors, may come to Palisade in order to help bolster trade communications and train up beneath the teaching of the Four Houses at their will.

While the families operate separately from Del Cenere's hierarchy, the groups work towards mutual benefit. The Del Cenere Gang is it's own standing, unofficial house, culturally, and is exempt from having Wards. Del Ceneren individuals are expected to be respectful and unobtrusive towards Palisade's pre-existing hierarchy.

» Characters rarely, if ever, shift rank whilst stationed at Palisade.

Proprietor
Enkindled

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El Elegido

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El Probado

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Las Brasas
Chispa y Fumar

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The Unkindled

4.  Communal Resources

4.1  Animals

Horses

Image

Signalment

Summary

Yankee -b. Quarter/Mustang cross

By Despi

Credit: Despi

  • Date of Birth: 2011
  • Sex: Stallion
  • Coat: Solid bay

16.2hh (66in, 167cm), ~1300lbs (590kg)

Tags

No Trade Pull Trained Rider Trained

  • Personality:

Stern, yet reliable. Does not get along overly well with other horses and may bully them if housed close together. Likes to spend time with Luperci, though.

  • Abilities:
    • Strong
      • He's exceptionally strong, but not very fast. Yankee is capable of pulling moderate weight on his own for a decent length of time, and has a large pool of endurance.

Ibis -b. Quarter/Arabian cross

By Despi

Credit: Despi

  • Date of Birth: 2015
  • Sex: Mare
  • Coat: Black base appaloosa, white face and four white socks

15hh (60in, 152cm), ~1200lbs (544kg)

Tags

No Trade Rider Trained

  • Personality:

Unhurried. Dainty.

  • Abilities:
    • Ability
      • Description

Penny -b. Quarter/Arabian cross

By Despi

Credit: Despi

  • Date of Birth: 2013
  • Sex: Mare
  • Coat: Sorrel with a white stripe

14hh (56in, 142cm), ~1150lbs (522kg)

Tags

No Trade Pull Trained Rider Trained

  • Personality:

Unhurried. Dainty.

  • Abilities:
    • Ability
      • Description

Toffee -b. Mustang grade cross

By Despi

Credit: Despi

  • Date of Birth: 2010
  • Sex: Mare
  • Coat: Bay with a white star

15.5hh (62in, 157.5cm), ~1200lbs (544kg)

Tags

No Trade Pull Trained Rider Trained

  • Personality:

Unhurried. Dainty.

  • Abilities:
    • Ability
      • Description


4.2  Storage

5.  Status

Current Status: REQUEST

Palisade carries lot of ties – both IC and OOC – to the Del Cenere Gang. In an effort to preserve some of the culture and purpose of our pack, we ask that you please contact us before creating a character from this area.

  • Current Del Cenere residents are free to live, die, have children in, or leave this area, but please remember to update the page to reflect these changes.
Assumptions
  • Anyone is welcome to reference having heard of Palisade or having passively visited the area.
    • However, any specific assumptions or interactions with characters or families residing here must be pre-approved by their respective owners.
    • Characters seeking to train as a ward within Palisade should reach out to Leadership in order to hash out details.
  • If you are interested in proposing a trade for any of the available items or animals, please contact the DCG's Pack Account with details!

6.  Thread History

Remember: Palisade exists outside of playable board territories! Any threads that take place in Palisade must be played out in the canon LASKY forum and abide by LASKY guidelines.

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