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The Houses of Salsola

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  1.   1.  In-Game Fun
  2.   2.  Create and Editing Houses
  3.   3.  House Directory
    1.   3.1  Royal Houses
    2.   3.2  Noble Houses
    3.   3.3  Lesser Houses
    4.   3.4  Fell Houses
    5.   3.5  Fledgling Houses
    6.   3.6  Historical Houses

Over the great ages since our creation, the culture of Salsola has become increasingly civilised. Its constant drive toward technological progression and symbolic elevation from the primitive lifestyles of many other Luperci have led the Thistle Kingdom to place great value in the structures — both hierarchical, heretical, and hereditary — that form the pillars of its society. Whilst there is no greater Law than the Law of rank and Crown, this has not stopped the cultural adoption of a secondary form of social order, determined by one’s status upon birth; The familial House.

From foundation to present day, the involvement of continuous bloodlines within Salsola’s history have led to some Houses bearing greater informal status than others. To be the product of a bloodline that has earned such a reputation is to be a member of a Salsolan House. The placement of a House within the subversive informal categories depends entirely upon the notable progressions of the carriers of its name. Just because one lone individual achieves great acclaim within the Kingdom does not guarantee their bloodline the comfort of House esteem, only secures their own individual notoriety.

OOC NOTE: It is important to note that Houses are flavor-content only, and do not bear any implications for promotion or demotion during Salsola’s monthly activity check. No favoritism is granted by Leadership to characters of any particular House. All members, regardless of character House, are treated first and foremost according to their IC rank, which will always have the most significance on roleplay within Salsola.

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Current Salsolan Houses
Royal Houses 2
Noble Houses 6 (+4 Historical)
Lesser Houses 3 (+3 Historical)
Fell Houses 1


1.  In-Game Fun

Interested in some fun ways to implement this flavor-content in-game? Read on! As always, this is all completely voluntary. Players are not expected to uphold all (or any!) of these if they do not wish to participate in this extra game content!

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  • House Sigils — Each House chooses a banner to represent itself.
    • Largely symbolic, these sigils are sometimes worn by members of a House, or displayed on their homes and possessions.
    • There is no mandated use for a House sigil; it can be as integral IC as a player chooses. The only specified use of this imagery is on a banner that is hung in the Feasting Hall, IF the House is a Noble one. At present, Noble House banners hang in a line on the crumbling stone wall behind the Boss’ chair at the head of the feasting table.
  • Conversation — The use of a House can be used in greeting a fellow Salsolan of a similar or lesser rank, or when inquiring about one’s family.
    • For example, a greeting might go as such: “Welcome, Wolf of House Blue!”, or an inquiry might go as such, “Wolf, how does House Blue fare after such poor trade?”.
  • Biases and Stereotypes — Members from Houses may have certain predispositions or expected traits / skills that their House is known for.
    • Perhaps members of House A are particularly known for being silver-tongued traders, or, maybe are known for being overly snooty towards lower-ranking members.
  • House Feuds — Though Salsolans are expected (as a whole) to be loyal to the pack and its members, like every family, some branches just don't get along with others!
    • Maybe House A and House B are known for having a strong dislike for each other because of XYZ reason!
    • Maybe a particular member is looked down upon by the rest of their House...
    • Maybe a House is in danger of splitting into two as members take sides!
  • Hierarchy with the Hierarchy — While one's IC rank within Salsola is ultimately (and officially) what decides one's status, the prestige of one's House may also play an unofficial role in one's social standing amongst their own peers.
    • For example, a member of a Noble House may perceive themselves to be "better" than someone of a Lesser House of the same rank.
  • House Leader — A House is commonly thought of as having a Head of House that leads it in the interest of consolidating familial wealth and prestige.
    • This matriarch or patriarch does not need to be the oldest surviving member of the House, nor necessarily the highest ranked; This is something for Players to decide themselves, depending on what makes the most sense IC.
    • If desired by the Player and their House members, the House's Head duties could include things like: ensuring the House's prestige through trade, Jobs, or other skills; suggesting (or pressuring) political match ups, business deals, etc. with other Houses; or ensuring that House members are upheld to a certain standard.
    • OOCly, remember that this is all for flavor content! This unofficial role should never be abused or used to coerce or bully other Players or their characters :(
  • Joining, Creating, or Abandoning a House — Make the most of movement to, between, or from Houses! It's your story to tell! ;)
    • Being adopted into a House could be seen as a great honor! Or, could be cause for disdain by House members who do not approve.
    • Pledging loyalty to a House could be something done willingly or begrudgingly!
    • Creating a new House could be a way to make a name for one's self, or, be used to cut ties from an existing House.
    • Renouncing one's name to a House could be done for any number of reasons. It could seen as an act of rebellion or making a statement, could be done for completely innocent reasons (mateship, to honor someone else, etc.), to cut ties from the House, or for something else!


2.  Create and Editing Houses

A House (or bloodline) only becomes relevant in Salsola if a number of factors are fulfilled. The status of a House depends entirely upon the on-board historical and current actions of those which hold its familial name. Read on for more instructions and information about how to qualify for a House, and where your House would be situated within the informal pecking order.

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What qualifies as a House?

For a character’s familial line to qualify as a House within Salsola, it must have no less than three (3) current or previously members of the pack that hold / held the familial surname when they were actively played.

  • Example 1: Hybrid Blue is a current member of Salsola, and his ancestors, Wolf Blue and Hound Blue, were also actively played members of Salsola two years ago. House Blue is a viable House.
  • Example 2: Coy Red is currently an active member of Salsola, having joined with his cNPC brother, Yote Red. Yote Red is not a played character, and Coy has no other ancestors who were played as members of Salsola. House Red is not a viable House — but, if Yote Red is adopted and actively played, plus an additional relative (child, parent, mate, sibling, adoptee — the options are endless) bearing the surname Red is played, House Red will then become a viable House.

If there are only two characters of the same bloodline in the pack, they may be offhandedly considered a Fledgling House, or a House-to-be. They will remain as a Fledgling House until the proper requirements are met to qualify as a viable and officially recognized House.

How to determine a House Prestige's

The fame of a House is determined by the notoriety of the members of its bloodline — in clear terms, the IC Ranking of characters that hold the familial surname of the House.

A House will fit into one of the below categories:

  • Royal House: Three or more members of this House have been ranked in the Mafiosi.
  • Noble House: Three or more members of this House have been ranked Inner Ring or higher.
  • Lesser House: Three or more members of this House are ranked in the Central Ring.
  • Fell House: One or more members of this House have, at some, point been Servitori, thus tainting their familial name even if they rise to a higher rank.

Of course, House Prestige is not necessarily static. A Lesser House could, for instance, become a Noble House if the required number of their kin are promoted into the Inner Ring. This is certainly more common than the reverse — Once a House has become Noble, it is unlikely to fall from status unless the players involved in that House determine that they wish it to, or there is a prolonged period of time where there are no active characters from that bloodline in the pack. We ask our players to keep tabs of House Prestige on their own time. If you believe your character's House is owed a rise in Prestige, please let Leadership know!

Though there is no precedent for it IC, perhaps a Fell House can be redeemed... Or perhaps a Noble House can fall into disregard...
Creating House Sigils

When choosing a sigil for your House, be sure to keep in mind what is realistically portrayable for Luperci craftspeople. The simpler your House iconography, the better! We recommend using colors that are easy to create in rudimentary dyes for fabric, and shapes and patterns that are simplistic enough to be carved into wood or stitched into fabric.

This Wiki Page displays the House sigil on a banner alongside its details. Blank versions of these banners have been pre-made for use. The variety is only in the styling at the bottom of the banner, which is entirely for flare, because we’re fancy like that. Please choose one to put your House’s emblem onto — DO NOT use your own banner template, or it will be removed.

If you do not have image editing software, please post in Maintenance thread or in the SL Discord, where Leadership or another helpful Salsolan player will be able to give you a hand!

Adding a House to the Wiki

Once you have consolidated all the necessary information, be sure to add your House to this Wiki Page to enable other players to begin referencing it IC! If you have any questions or queries about this process or to do with Houses in Salsola, please contact our OOC Account for assistance. If you're not confident in updating the Wiki yourself, make use of our Maintenance thread!

Here is a blank template table that you can use to copy/paste and fill out for your house:

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House SURNAME
Banner
Description

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

History

History of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Active Members

Head of House:
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Kin:
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Non-contributing:
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Inactive Members

Kin:
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NPCs:
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Previous:
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Non-contributing:
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Deceased:
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3.  House Directory

Note: This page is intended as a reference of information that would be relevant to and would be (generally) known ICly within Salsola. Please see actual family pages to if you wish to know full family linages.

  • Only families that were active in Salsola from 2019+ have had their familial Houses notated here.

Guidelines:

  • Characters should only be listed if their lineage is known ICly. (Show Examples)
  • Ex. Odalis Amaranthe is actually a child of Bacchus Revlis, however, this is not known ICly. Because of this, she should not be listed as a Non-Contributing member to House Revlis despite actually being an immediate descendent of a Revlis member.
  • A character may be listed under more than one House regardless of their surname, but, to count toward a House’s prestige, they must bear the same name as the House. (Show Examples)
  • Ex. Krios Revlis is the child of a Heiwa and a Revlis. He may be listed under both House Revlis and House Heiwa. However, due to using the surname Revlis IC, he may only count toward House Revlis’ notoriety.
  • Ex. Coaxoch Ulrich-Lykoi has a hyphenated surname, and is the child of an Ulrich and a Lykoi. He may only count towards one House's notoriety. If he chooses to be listed under House Ulrich, he may only be listed as a Non-Contributing member of House Lykoi.
  • "Non-Contributing" membership indicate members who are not currently contributing to the House's notoriety. These members are limited to characters who have ties to a particular House through immediate family and/or donors. This is to keep Houses relevant and tidy, as well as to prevent them from being flooded with members with only long-distant relations to that particular House. Remember! This is page not intended to act as a secondary Family wiki page! (Show Examples)
  • Ex. John Smith is the child of a Smith and a Doe. John has taken the name "Smith", so he can only be listed as a Non-Contributing member of House Doe.
  • Ex. Lyra Salcedo's mothers are Lilia Salcedo and Indra Winters, and their donor was Bacchus Revlis. She may only be listed as a Non-Contributing member to Houses Revlis and Winters.
    • Although Lyra also has ancestral ties to Houses D’Angelo and de le Poer as well, since neither of her parents or donor held those names at the time of her birth, she should not be listed as a Non-Contributing member of those Houses.
  • Ex. Eden de le Ulrich was the child of an Ulrich and a de le Poer. She choose to be listed under House Ulrich, therefore, she could only be listed as a Non-Contributing member of House de le Poer.
    • Despite her father, Coaxoch Ulrich-Lykoi, having a hyphenated surname, Coaxoch was aligned under House Ulrich when Eden was born. Therefore, Eden cannot be listed as a Non-Contributing member of House Lykoi. This is mostly to help with simplifying what counts as a Non-Contributing member and what does not.
    • When Eden later formed her own House under the de le Ulrich name, she was still allowed to be listed as a Non-Contributing member of House de le Poer. However, because she essentially renounced her membership to the Ulrich household, she may only be listed as a Previous member under House Ulrich; she cannot be listed as a Non-Contributing member.
  • "Previous" membership means members who have either renounced their surname or have been otherwise outcast from a particular House, or, individuals who have altogether left Salsola.
Colors of Salsola
Noble House Blacksun Lesser House Belgrave Noble House D'Angelo Lesser House de le Poer Noble House de le Ulrich Royal House Eternity Noble House Helsi Fell House Kaiser Noble House Prizmov Royal House Revlis Lesser House Soul Noble House Valentine

3.1  Royal Houses

Members born into one of these Houses are often considered Highborns or nobles in Salsolan society, and are part of its upperclass. Only those that have immediate familial ties with the current (or previous) Mafiosi are seen and treated as actual Royalty. Historically, the Royal Houses have been prominent names within the Thistle Kingdom since its founding, and many members can often trace their bloodlines back to various leaders and sub-leaders within Salsola's expansive history in one way or another; be it through direct relations or distant ones. Regardless, for better or for worse, their name holds weight when spoken. Those with indirect or distant ties to the Thistle Crown may live a lifestyle more similar to those of other noblemen and women of Salsola's upperclass; however, even so, some may still feel the pressure that their House name holds. With such status often comes certain expectations, after all...

  • Category Requirements: Three or more members of this House have been ranked in the Mafiosi.

House Revlis
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Revlis
Description

A bloodline with great infamy and notoriety. Earthy hybrids with a tendency toward merchantry, crafting and hunting. Famed for its cunning, House Revlis has ruled since the start.

History

A foundational House of Salsola. The progenitor of this family was also the first Boss of the Thistle realm, and two descendants have held Mafiosi titles since. This is the House of the current Queen.

Inactive Members

Kin:

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Morgana Revlis
Jezebel Revlis
Bacchus Revlis
Laufey Revlis

NPCs:
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Previous:

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Sirius Revlis (Previous Head)
Larkkin Revlis
Indra Winters (Renounced)
Lokr Revlis (Pentiti) (Previous Head)
Krios Revlis

Non-contributing:

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Baltasar Salcedo
Velour Valentine
Taffetta Valentine
Clementine Salcedo
Lyra Salcedo
Taffetta Valentine
Grenfell Valentine
Tweed Valentine
Aion Heiwa

Lacrimosa Helsi
Tweed Valentine

Deceased:

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Maugrim Revlis

House Eternity
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Eternity
Description

Wolfish blood is often found through this family, which tends towards larger individuals. Known for their ruthlessness and intelligence, members of House Eternity can be found walking many paths of life – and generally, making their way towards the top. Rumors of incest and violence often circle the line, though most members will not discuss these so openly.

History

A foundational House of Salsola. Salsola history began with the Black Witch, Eris, after whom the Hand of Eris (pack symbol) was created. The legacy of this House casts a long, foreboding shadow.


3.2  Noble Houses

Members born into one of these Houses are often considered Highborns or nobles in Salsolan society, and are part of its upperclass. The dedication and contributions of a few have allowed all that hold their familial name to be held in a similar prestige and notoriety. These individuals have either held the rank — or are bloodkin of — a nobleman or Faction Elite or figurehead. As such, there is often a certain pride to be had in carrying the name of a Noble House; members may be seen as prime examples of Salsolan culture or its long history, and their House is often associated with being a longstanding one. This class is the highest a House can go amongst the Kingdom's denizens, and is a status that many more ambitious individuals may strive to hold and claim for themselves and theirs. Although individual wealth within these Houses may vary, many are left wanting for little or nothing, and may enjoy (or despise) the societal privileges that come with their House's esteemed status or perceived luxuries.

  • Category Requirements: Three or more members of this House have been ranked in the Inner Ring or higher.

Note: Houses are listed alphabetically.

House Blacksun
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Blacksun
Description

Blood members are noted for their giant, formidable size and pure, wolf blood. A vast majority of Blacksuns have proven to be superb fighters. The females of this House have historically raised ravens to be used as tools of their work via reconnaissance.

History

The House began its roots in Salsola through its original matriarch, Kaeli. Those that are not Kaeli’s blood descendants were were adopted in or were made honorary members by Kaeli herself.

Active Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:
Aidan Blacksun

Inactive Members

Previous:

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Shaamah Blacksun
Nazar Blacksun
Mithra Blacksun
Kaeli Blacksun (Previous Head)
Varda Blacksun

Deceased:
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House D'Angelo
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D'Angelo
Description

Many members of House D’Angelo are heavily wolf-blooded. A notable number hailing from the family’s homeland are white or black-furred, and are commonly gold, orange, or green-eyed. Many of the D’Angelos hailing from the Mountain are strong in their Khalif faith.

History

A historically large, prolific, and widespread House, there are a few D'Angelos that can tie their ancestry to one of the Kingdom's founders, Larkspur, though, more commonly, many may hold ties to non-Salsolan, Misery. In Salsola, D’Angelos have taken on a great variety of talents, skills, and job pursuits over the many years since the Kingdom’s founding.

Active Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:
None

House de le Ulrich
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de le Ulrich
Description

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History

Originally part of House Ulrich, this branch split off from the clan in 2023 under the leadership and guidance of Cleric Eden de le Ulrich.

Inactive Members

Kin:
Syrus de le Ulrich

NPCs:

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Harlow de le Ulrich

Evelyn de le Ulrich

Previous:
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Non-contributing:
Amaya Tanaka

Deceased:
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House Helsi
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Helsi
Description

Known for their prowess in magic, the Helsi family follows beliefs based in Norse mythology. Many talented leatherworkers come from the Helsi line. Most Helsi members are wolves, have purple eyes, and are larger than average.

History

The Helsi family originates from a midwestern area known as Hearg Njorth. It's original matriarch, Siv Helsi, rose to become Salsola's Crone before her untimely death, and her descendents continue teaching their beliefs.

Active Members

Non-contributing:
O'Riley Eternity

Inactive Members

Head of House:

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Kynda Helsi

Kin:

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Víborg Helsi

NPCs:

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Reykja Helsi

Lacrimosa Helsi

Previous:

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Draugr Helsi
Stjarna Helsi

Non-contributing:

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Siv Silfr (Deceased)

Bryagh Revlis
Polaris Eternity

Deceased:

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Siv Helsi
Loki Helsi

House Prizmov
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Prizmov
Description

The Prizmovs are an enigmatic family of wolfdogs, hailing from a mysterious and far off land across the sea. The members of this House are typically ambitious and eccentric individuals. The Prizmov bloodline incorporates themes of plurality, oddity, occultism, rebirth, and individualism.

History

A bloodline derived from an infamous family found in Russia's coldest, darkest reaches. The Prizmov name was newly forged by its Head of House in Nova Scotia to escape the cruelty of its cultist ancestry. As members have found their way across the ocean, they have found each other and have made a new home in Salsola.

Active Members

Head of House:
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Kin:
Eris Prizmov

Inactive Members

Kin:
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NPCs:
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Previous:

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Egregore Prizmov (Previous Head)
Innokentiy Prizmov
Jekaterina Prizmov
Niko Prizmov
Vol Prizmov
Lev Prizmov
Dar Prizmov
Kastor Prizmov
Timur Prizmov

Deceased:
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House Valentine
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Valentine
Description

Valentines are noted to have interests (and talents) in dealing with trade or merchantry, combat, or witchcraft. A great number are bilingual, speaking both Common and French. Finally, many members of this House are traditionally named after pieces of fabric or flowers.

History

Related to their sister House, Heiwa, the Valentines also stem from the Silevue bloodline. They are a house comprised of many talents, and many have risen to the high ranks since they arrived and took root in the Thistle Kingdom.

Active Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:
Tattersall Valentine
Angora Valentine

Inactive Members

Kin:

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Aurelion Valentine
Cleome Valentine
Sanguine Valentine
Julius Valentine

Sol Valentine
Tweed Valentine

NPCs:

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Chester Valentine
Velour Valentine
Taffetta Valentine

Lace Valentine
Grenfell Valentine

Previous:

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Stelmaria Troy Valentine
Calla Valentine
Weaver Valentine
Wisteria Valentine
Brocade Valentine (Previous Head)

Non-Contributing:

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Hyacinth Silevue

Deceased:

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Intarsia Valentine


3.3  Lesser Houses

Members born into one of these Houses are often considered Commoners in Salsolan society, and are part of its middleclass. Although they are lower in social status than those of the Royal or Noble Houses, individuals of Lesser Houses are not necessarily looked down upon. Lest the nobility forget, individual rank and prestige can hold just as much weight (or more!) as one's House, and a vast majority of Noble Houses were once Lesser ones. Regardless, these individuals are often seen as loyal and dedicated citizens of the Thistle Kingdom, and help keep the pack aloft. Their existence at all proves that they and theirs have made Salsola their home, and are a prime example of the pack's continued growth and diversity. Individuals that hold higher ranks may be especially praised and held in higher regard than the rest of their House, may be seen as ambitious, or — depending on the Salsolan — may be seen as overstepping their class' status. It is not uncommon for individuals of Lesser Houses to want to "marry up" into a Noble or Royal House.

  • Category Requirements: Three or more members of this House have been ranked in the Central Ring.

Note: Houses are listed alphabetically.

House Belgrave
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Description

House Belgrave is best associated with merchantry, and, by extension, various members may also have skills in scholarly pursuits, worldly knowledge, or nautical interests. A darker secret of the House, however, is their long history for being known for smuggling of goods (to include Luperci as slaves).

History

Business dealings with the Belgraves' heartless and greedy first figurehead, Solomon the Salamander, saw to the House's initial ties to the Thistle Kingdom in 2013. In 2015, his daughters, June and Sari, joined the Thistle Kingdom's numbers, however, they were called back to Portland shortly thereafter. Much of the family's activities and contributions to Salsola have been through the Outpost up until 2022, when members of this House resurfaced within the Kingdom Proper once more.

Active Members

Kin:
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Inactive Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:

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June Belgrave

Farron Belgrave

NPCs:

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Evander Belgrave

Previous:

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Sari Belgrave

Non-contributing:

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Marik D'Angelo
Arkana D'Angelo

Deceased:
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House de le Poer
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Description

Within Salsola, the de le Poers are known for their tactical prowess and inclinations towards battle, as well as their skill with horses. Most de le Poers tend to have darker, warmer tones in their fur. Facial markings are common, as are blue eyes. Many members of this family originated from Airgid Gleann, and have connections to Salsola's royal families.

History

The de le Poer bloodline boasts ancestral connections to the land, stretching all the way back to Silent Dawn. The family is full of individuals whom displayed exceptional leadership qualities, though darker, more dangerous afflictions have been known to follow the family. This large family has many branches, and splits between former Inferni members and foreign bloodlines.

Active Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:
Luna de le Poer

Non-contributing:
Eden de le Ulrich
Maja de le Ulrich

Inactive Members

NPCs:
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Previous:

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Stannis de le Poer
Emmett de le Poer
Dahlia de le Poer
Corvus de le Poer
Sionann de le Poer
Torin de le Poer
Duncan de le Poer

Non-contributing:
Evelyn de le Ulrich

Deceased:

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Faith de le Poer

House Soul
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Soul
Description

An old House with a good reputation. Dependable, strong, and somewhat enigmatic; their members are less interested in ambitious pursuits than they are in maintaining the order of their society. Known for their fighting prowess, this line can be expected to contribute at least one soldier each generation.

History

Soul is an old bloodline, tracing back before the foundation of Salsola itself. It has notable ties with House Lykoi; both the founding member of Salsola Itachi Lykoi and former Crone Loki Helsi were Soul by blood. Many descendents have been leaders outside the domain of Salsola, but where these other Kingdoms have fallen, it is here the Soul survives.

Active Members

Kin:
None

Inactive Members

Head of House:
None

Kin:

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Casimir Soul

NPCs:
Nymeria Soul

Previous:

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Violeta Rose Soul
Embla Soul

Non-Contributing:

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Rhaegar Salcedo


3.4  Fell Houses

Members born into one of these Houses are often considered Lowborns in Salsolan society, and are part of its lowerclass. It only takes one named individual to hold a debt for their familial name to be associated with servitude. Those belonging to a Fell House may be looked down upon, and may be seen as having lesser or tainted blood when compared to those of their peers, regardless of individual merits, success, wealth, or rises in rank. As a result, some ex-Servitori choose to change their surname to shed the shadow of belonging to a Fell House. It is not uncommon for it to be seen as a slight to be married to someone of a Fell House, just as it's not uncommon for someone of a Fell House to want to "marry up" into a Lesser, Noble, or Royal House. Despite their low social status, however, being Salsolan-born may allow for certain individuals to still be held in higher regard than those who are Outsiders that were later indoctrinated into the Kingdom. As well, some of Salsola's most intelligent, steadfast, hardworking, and reliable members may come from a Fell House, although, so too, may it have some of its most simple-minded, rebellious, submissive, or jaded.

  • Category Requirements: One or more members of this House have, at some, point been Servitori.

Note: Houses are listed alphabetically.

House Kaiser
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Kaiser
Description

Hailing from the East, this house is comprised of dominantly jackal-wolf hybrids. The Kaisers are self-sufficient and hardworking. They are multi-lingual, and often have skills as hunters, fighters, spies, and/or traders.

History

The original Kaiser, Heine, came to the Kingdom as a slave, and though he earned his freedom and his daughter rose to Emissary, the House remains low due to their roots in the Kingdom as slaves and for Kamil's desertion.

Active Members

Head of House:
None

Non-contributing:
Kasumi Revlis

Inactive Members

Kin:

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Heine Kaiser (Previous Head)

NPCs:
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Previous:

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Kamil Kaiser
Kamari Kaiser (Previous Head)
Arik Kaiser
Leona Kaiser

Non-Contributing:

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Aion Heiwa

Deceased:
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3.5  Fledgling Houses

A "Fledgling House" is an off-handed term for informal Houses that have not yet established a strong enough foothold within Salsola, and are, instead, considered an "upcoming" House or a House-to-be. Fledgling Houses may come about for a variety of reasons, and can disappear just as easily. In most cases, it is simply the addition of new blood being introduced into the Kingdom, often from indoctrinated (non-Salsolan born) individuals. In others, a Fledgling House may be created out of rebellious reasons, or, as a rebirth or split from an older bloodline. Some particularly ambitious newly-wed couples may desire to shed their previous House allegiance(s) in favor of creating a new lineage of their own. It is also not uncommon for ex-Servitori individuals to briefly fall within a Fledging House as they seek to distance themselves from their previous lowerclass status. Overall, depending on the ranks of its founding members, these aspiring Houses could potentially be of any social class once officially recognized. As they are not "official," however, these Houses-to-be do not have lineage scrolls within Salsola's Library (and are also not listed in our Historical section found further down).

  • Category Requirements: Must have a at least two characters that share the same surname. Fledgling Houses cannot become an official House until they have 3 played characters sharing the same surname.


3.6  Historical Houses

Many of these Houses are those that no longer have an active presence or notable linage-holder within Salsola Proper. There are others, however, that have otherwise fallen into Salsolan history. Perhaps, one day, they may be revived. (Show)

House Greygrief
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Greygrief
Description

Heavy hybrids, though, predominately coyote and wolf-blooded.

History

Wanting to create their own legacy, D'Angelo House member, Narcissa, and ex-slave/servant, Andrew, formed House Greygrief after their forced betrothal. The House was born from scandalous, secretive affairs, and was legitimized by the House’s founders producing heirs. It suffered a notable loss in its infancy when Proctor Andrew was “murdered” in the summer of 2020.

Previous House Status

Lesser House

Inactive Members
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Head of House:
Narcissa Greygrief

Kin:
Atlas Greygrief
Discord Greygrief

NPCs:
Tesla Greygrief
Renly Greygrief

Previous:
Maudlin Greygrief

Deceased:
Impreza Greygrief
Andrew Greygrief (Assumed)

House Heiwa
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Heiwa
Description

A close family with a history of misery. Though they are not widespread and numerous, their ambitions and capabilities more than make up for the lack of quantity by providing quality.

History

House started by the venerable matriarch Isabella Heiwa, who in her tenure was Crone and Ambassador. From the bloodline came a Seer and a Striker, so there is more than a little ability in the breeding stock.

Previous House Status

Noble House

Inactive Members
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Head of House:
None

NPCs:
Aion Heiwa

Previous:
Victoire Heiwa
Garsea Heiwa
Neith Heiwa

Non-contributing:
Krios Revlis

Deceased:
Ondine Heiwa
Delfina Heiwa
Isabella Heiwa (Previous Head)

House Lykoi
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Lykoi
Description

Nearly all Lykois have coyote in their blood. They boast a wide range of talents, skills, and interests, and many may be related to one another to some degree given their family's gross number of members.

History

The Lykoi have their ties in many bloodlines, and small few can lay claim to one of the Kingdom's founders, Itachi.

Previous House Status

Noble House

House Nocturne
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Nocturne
Description

House Nocturne is a jackal-dominant bloodline of hereditary witches who have been taught the ways of the Old Ones by their matriarch, Maelyx Nocturne. Though small, House Nocturne is ambitious; the younger generation has been ordered to rise within the ranks of Salsola and bring honor and prestige to their house by any means necessary.

History

Originally hailing from South Africa, this house’s founder Maelyx Nocturne came to the Thistle Kingdom in the fall of 2018 so she could raise her daughter Jaketta Nocturne in a community of esteemed, powerful witches.

Previous House Status

Lesser House

Inactive Members
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Head of House:
None

Previous:
Maelyx Nocturne (Previous Head)
Jaketta Nocturne
Pandora Nocturne
Mors Einar-Nocturne
Somnus Einar-Nocturne

House Rask
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Description

Largely of dog and wolf descent.

History

The first Rask in Salsola was Urho.

Previous House Status

Lesser House

Inactive Members
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Head of House:
None

Previous:
Symre Rask (Pentiti)
Urho Rask (Previous Head)
Kjell Rask
Taika Rask
Seppo Rask

House Salcedo
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Salcedo
Description

A bloodline of respectable quality, common Salcedo traits are a facile wit, deep loyalty, and a talent for sword fighting. They may range in appearance, but are often dog hybrids with short fur, willowy physiques, and striking violet eyes.

History

Descending from a prominent family of Onuba, the Salcedo House came to Salsola through exiled prince Rafael. His combative skills raised him to a notable rank, and his marriage to Violeta Rose Soul established the House’s legitimacy. Their descendents still serve the Kingdom.

Previous House Status

Noble House

Inactive Members
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Head of House:
Clementine Salcedo

Kin:
Lyra Salcedo
Baltasar Salcedo

Previous:
Rafael Salcedo (Previous Head)
Rhaegar Salcedo

Non-contributing:
Casimir Soul
Nymeria Soul

Deceased:
Magnus Salcedo
Lilia Salcedo

House Ulrich
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[ No House Sigil ]

Description

"When We Rise, You Will Fall" are the words of this house. It's a clan lead by a bastard born from an Outsider, in which they were married into larger, more powerful houses to boost their own numbers and prowess.

History

Born as a bastard clan within Salsola, Ulrich has been known to facilitate many different hybrids of a different walks of life. These children born in Salsola are likely to be shamans, witches, or nordic worshipers with a particular mean-streak or twitching disease. In December 2023, House Ulrich was split when Cleric Eden de le Ulrich formed a new House under the banner of the de le Ulrich name.

Previous House Status

Noble House


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