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Salsola's Library

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  1.   1.  Rules
  2.   2.  Usage
  3.   3.  Inventory
    1.   3.1  Literature (Fiction)
    2.   3.2  Literature (Non-Fiction)
    3.   3.3  Visuals
    4.   3.4  Supplies

Summary

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1.  Rules

  • Donating items / goods to this page is welcomed and encouraged!
    • If you do not feel comfortable updating the Wiki or cannot, please make use of our Maintenance Thread!
  • These items are intended to be used as a communal resource — as such, you may not damage or destroy any of the items listed here.
  • Members are welcome to occasionally "borrow" or "check out" sources here, however, while there is no official "check out" log, it is expected that borrowed resources are returned in a short and timely manner — remember, there are others that may want to use them too!
  • Please heed the tags that notate each item's usage and/or the sharing of their information.
  • Open Resource — This resource and its information may be viewed and shared with all.
  • Confidential — This resource and its information is not allowed to be shared with non-Salsolans.
  • Secret — This resource and its information is not allowed to be shared with non-Salsolans, and can only be viewed by members ranking in Family and above.
  • Top Secret — This resource and its information is not allowed to be shared with non-Salsolans, and can only be viewed by members ranking in the Faction Tiers and the above.


2.  Usage

These are a few ways to make use of this communal feature! (Hide)
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  • Item Quality — Remember! Not all things are in the same state of quality! Older items will show their age, and some things may show unfortunate damage! Have fun with it!
  • Scrolls & Rolled Parchments — are all rolled separately unless they are part of a multi-part series, in which, they are rolled within one another to keep them together and apart from non-related editions, versions, etc. Each scroll/rolled parchment is tied closed with a piece of twine, ribbon, cord, etc.
  • Items that are marked as Secret or Top Secret are kept in a separate area, and are typically maintained by the Libro Guardiano and/or a member of the Lore Faction. Members who are not of appropriate rank will be denied access to the resource.


3.  Inventory

3.1  Literature (Fiction)

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Open Resource Confidential Secret Top Secret
  • Type: Book / Scroll
  • Prose: Fiction
  • Length: Short / Average / Long
  • Authenticity: Original / Copy
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Collection of Children's Short Stories
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Copy
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    A book with two sanded planks of wood for the covers. Leather has been affixed to the corners and spine to help its durability. Thick cord binds the equally thick, parchment pages to the cover itself. It has cartoony depictions drawn on the pages to go along with the stories being told. The cover itself is decorated with little more than an ink-blotched, Lupus pawprint.
  • Summary:
    Collection of short stories that teach various life lessons through animal characters.
A Rose for You
Open Resource
  • Type: Scroll
  • Prose: Fiction
  • Length: Short
  • Authenticity: Copy
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    A simple, short scroll on parchment with a twine fasten. It smells like rose oil, and looks like some was even spilt on it at one time.
  • Summary:
    Romantic poem. Seems to compare a lover/crush/infatuation to a rose; beautiful but thorny.
Wake Me Up Inside
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Sapphire Ruby
  • Physical Description:
    A light brown, leather-bound book with a crinkled, blue-ribboned placeholder. The book seems to naturally open to certain, heated pages as if having been left open that way for extended periods of time.
  • Summary:
    Steamy romance novel. When a pretty, young, and sweet dog named Ivory Gleam gets separated from her family's trading caravan after a raid by highway bandits, she finds herself in desperate need of help. She is found by a handsome but cold wolf named Granite Razortooth who has a mysterious and ominous past. Begrudgingly, he agrees to protect her and help her traverse the woodlands and find her family again. However, can he stop Ivory from thawing his frigid heart in the process?


3.2  Literature (Non-Fiction)

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  • Type: Book / Scroll
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Short / Average / Long
  • Authenticity: Original / Copy
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Battle Tactics
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Copy
  • Creator(s): Borya Hushhowl
  • Physical Description:
    A leather-bound book that has purple accents.
  • Summary:
    Donated in 2021. This copy was originally written by Cavalier, Borya Hushhowl, before it was traded to Emissary Kamari Kaiser. She had a communal copy of the book made in an effort to keep the original herself. The book details various battle drills, movements, techniques, and tactics.
The Boreas Wars
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    A leather-bound book that is red in color. A thick, black page marks the division of the two wars.
  • Summary:
    This book narrates the combined histories of the First and Second Boreas Wars/Conflicts, where Salsola fought alongside their ally, the Inferni Clan. It also includes details on things such as Salsolan losses.
Carpentry
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original, 1x Copy
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    Brown, leather-bound books that consistently smell like wood.
  • Summary:
    Re-written from found texts, the books outline information about material, planning, and design.
Horse Care & Pauson Pedigree
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    A thick, leather-bound book that is brown in color and shows many years of wear and age.
  • Summary:
    Contains information on general horse care and training that was re-written from found texts, as well as from personal experiences by its various contributing authors. The back half of the book contains a written pedigree of Salsola's Pauson Horse up until 2021.
The Inferni-Salsola War
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction*
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    A leather-bound book that is half red, half green in color.
  • Summary:
    Narrates Salsola's side of the Inferni-Salsola War. It also includes details on things such as Salsolan losses.
    *OOC Note: This book actually tells a biased and somewhat fictional side of the war as pushed by anonymous, high-ranking Salsolans. This was done to promote pro-Salsolan propaganda and anti-Infernian views. Very few Salsolans realize this, and only a handful know of the truth not told in Salsola's records.
Leatherwork Basics
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Copy
  • Creator(s): Borya Hushhowl
  • Physical Description:
    A very nicely-crafted leather-bound book.
  • Summary:
    Donated in 2021. This copy was originally written by Cavalier, Borya Hushhowl, before it was traded to Emissary Kamari Kaiser. She had a communal copy of the book made in an effort to keep the original herself. The book details the basics of working leather and leathercraft.
Medical, Plants Vol. 1
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Odessa D'Angelo
  • Physical Description:
    Brown, leather-bound book that is showing its age.
  • Summary:
    Contains information on all the plants (the medicinal/drug ones) in the Garden, their uses, a sketched image, and how to prepare them.
Medical, Plants Vol. 2
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Argive Hemlock
  • Physical Description:
    Dark brown, leather-bound book with a generic flower design pressed into the cover and spine. It smells strongly of plants.
  • Summary:
    An encyclopedia of various plants studied by Arbiter Argive. The book contains the plant's names and aliases, their information, a drawing of what it looks like with callouts to certain parts, their uses, and then a dried and pressed specimen where applicable.
Medical, Basic and Advanced First-Aid Techniques
Open Resource
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    Dark brown, leather-bound books that has suspicious dark stains on its cover.
  • Summary:
    Re-written from found texts, contains instructions on basic and more advanced first-aid techniques.
The Pauson — Salsola's Horse
Secret
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Contributor(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    A leather-bound book that is brown with green accents. A stylized horse head is pressed into the cover and spine.
  • Summary:
    Most of its information was originally contained within the Horse Care & Pauson Pedigree book, however, efforts were made to create a separation of the two as the years drew on. This book contains the history and breed standards of the Pauson horse. A breeding registry is also notated in this book. Contributions and edits to this book is generally restricted to the Ranger Faction, specifically, the Equinest and/or their apprentices.
    *Note: This book is still being actively contributed to.
Salsolan History Vol. 1
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Average
  • Authenticity: Original, 1x Copy
  • Contributor(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    The original book has had its cover replaced; the pages, however, are still yellowed, and show their age. It is fragile, should not be removed from the library, and should be treated with great care. Its copy is in notably better condition. Both versions have a brown, leather cover with a green spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks their covers.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's early history from its beginnings to its Founding, before concluding with the ending of the Mad King's reign (2011-2012). This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2011) Sequoia Alliance and the (2012) Boreas Conflict (referred to as the First Boreas War/Conflict in the volume's copy)
Contribution Notes
Salsolan History Vol. 2
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original, 1x Copy
  • Contributor(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    The original book has had its cover replaced; the pages, however, are still yellowed, and show their age. It is fragile, should not be removed from the library, and should be treated with great care. Its copy is in notably better condition. Both versions have a brown, leather cover with an almost golden-colored spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks their covers.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's history beginning from the Year I to Year III (2012-2014) of the Golden Tigress' reign. This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2012) Hurricane, and the (2013) Casa di Cavalieri vs. Salsola Conflict.
Contribution Notes
Salsolan History Vol. 3
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original, 1x Copy
  • Contributor(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    The original book has pages that have yellowed with age. Its copy is in notably better condition. Both versions have a brown, leather cover with an almost golden-colored spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks their covers.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's history beginning from the Year IV to Year V (2015-2016) of the Golden Tigress' reign. This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2015) Floods, (2016) The Five, and the (2016) Fall of the Red Star.
Contribution Notes
Salsolan History Vol. 4
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Contributor(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    The book has a brown, leather cover with an almost golden-colored spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks its covers. For only spanning a little over one year of the Tigress Queen's reign, it is notably thick in size.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's history beginning from the Year VI of the Golden Tigress to Year VII, where her reign ended (2017-2018). This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2017) Second Boreas War/Conflict, the (2017) Spring Sickness, and the (2017) Inferni-Salsola War.
Salsolan History Vol. 5
Confidential
  • Type: Book
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Long
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Contributor(s): Unknown, Idrieus Eternity, Various others
  • Physical Description:
    The book has a brown, leather cover with an crimson spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks its covers.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's history beginning from the Year I to Year II (2018-2019) of the Witch Queen's reign. This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2018) Strange Flora and the (2019) Curse of the Sanctum.
Salsolan History Vol. 6
Confidential
  • Physical Description:
    The book has a brown, leather cover with an crimson spine. An impression of the Hand of Eris marks its covers.
  • Summary:
    This volume narrates the Kingdom's history beginning from the Year III to Year V (2020-22) of the Witch Queen's reign. This volume also includes: all related pack births and deaths, the (2020) Blizzard, the (2020) Earthquakes, the (2020) Strange Flora, the (2020) Plague Doctors, mentions of the (2021 & 2022) Lancaster Stockshow, and the (2022) Liberation of New Caledonia.
    *Note: This volume is still being actively contributed to.
Salsolan House Scrolls
Confidential
  • Type: Scroll
  • Prose: Non-Fiction
  • Length: Varies
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple scrolls. Each scroll has different fastening ribbons to depict the House's colors for easy record-pulling. The parchments themselves may be more or less decorated depending on that House's members' preferences and their emblems/symbols.
  • Summary:
    Contains the family linages (trees) of Salsola's many different hereditary Houses. Only officially known and/or recognized births, deaths, relations/members, and/or mateships are notated on these scrolls. Secret trysts, children, etc. are, obviously, usually not found in these records. House statuses are also noted on these pieces of parchment. Unofficial or "true" linage scrolls may be kept elsewhere by House members, however, the records stored at the library are what are officially known and recognized by the Thistle Crown and its citizens.
    *Note: These scrolls are actively contributed to.


3.3  Visuals

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  • Type: Blueprint / Map
  • Scale: Small (zoomed-out) / Large (zoomed-in)
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  • Authenticity: Original / Copy
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Border Traps Maps
Confidential
  • Type: Map
  • Scale: Small (zoomed-out) & Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Various
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments. Accuracy, quality, legibility, and details range greatly between maps.
  • Summary:
    Donated by various members over the years, these maps notate the locations of the traps that are scattered around the Thistle Kingdom's borders. These maps range widely due to having different authors and contributors, but each map is marked with what version they are so that members may know which is the most up-to-date.
Contribution Notes
  • Various, highly detailed and high-quality maps were donated from Summer 2022 by Confidant Grisha Darkleaf.
Catapult Blueprints, Translated
Top Secret
  • Type: Blueprint
  • Scale: Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Average
  • Authenticity: Copy
  • Creator(s): Unknown
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments.
  • Summary:
    Donated by Emissary Kamari in early-spring of 2022 after the blueprints and their real-life counterparts were thoroughly examined by Tradesman Duncan, Confidant Bogdan, and Family Member Flint. The original blueprints were written in German, from which, Kamari translated; where the originals are now, however, is unknown. These blueprints explain how the catapults are built, and come with notes on how to use them and their limitations, all of which were detailed by the blueprints' original authors (1, 2). Although the original authors are not known, it is known that the blueprints and their catapults are a war spoil from the Liberation of New Caledonia.
Realm Maps
Confidential
  • Type: Map
  • Scale: Small (zoomed-out) & Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Various
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments. Accuracy, quality, legibility, and details range greatly between maps due to having different authors and contributors.
  • Summary:
    Donated by various members over the years, these maps detail the expanse of the lands beyond the Thistle Kingdom. Some are a small-scale map that covers a broader area, whereas, others, are a large-scale map of a smaller, more specific area of note. These maps are titled of what they depict, and typically show notable landmarks, areas of interest, roads, trails, areas to avoid or are impassable, etc. Many of these maps are Confidential due to Salsola not wanting others to know what Salsola does/does not know.
    While we understand that this description is purposely ambiguous to avoid unnecessary clutter on this page, we ask that players remember to not break 'SoulsRPG Game rules re: Godmoding and Metagaming. While Salsola may have maps that roughly outline another pack's borders, we should not have detailed maps of another pack's inner-territory, for example. Maps should also be limited to areas found in playable-'Souls.
Contribution Notes
  • Various, highly detailed and high-quality maps were donated from 2022-Present by Grisha Darkleaf.
Residential Maps
Confidential
  • Type: Map
  • Scale: Small (zoomed-out) & Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Various
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments. Accuracy, quality, legibility, and details range greatly between maps due to having different authors and contributors.
  • Summary:
    Donated by various members over the years, these maps are of the pack's residential ruins and Millstone Village areas dating back to its Founding. Despite the variation in detail and quality between maps, they all outline the broader placement of various dwellings, fields, and major roads. Notable obstacles or perimeters, such as fences, hedges, and streams/creeks or the like may also be depicted.
Contribution Notes
  • A series of highly detailed and high-quality maps were donated in Spring 2022 by Family Member Grisha. In addition to the above, his maps highlight specific areas, such as the Central, Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western districts, as well as the outer lying country areas and Millstone Village. His maps also mark smaller and more secretive trails/pathways, but only if one can read the subtle markers for them.
Stables Maps
Confidential
  • Type: Map
  • Scale: Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Various
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments. Accuracy, quality, legibility, and details range greatly between maps due to having different authors and contributors.
  • Summary:
    Donated by various members over the years, these maps show the layouts of Marrgerd and Grimrun, their stables, and/or their surrounding paddocks, fields, and other landmarks.
Contribution Notes
  • A series of highly detailed and high-quality maps were donated in Spring 2022 by Confidant Member Grisha.
Thistle Kingdom Maps
Confidential
  • Type: Map
  • Scale: Small (zoomed-out) & Large (zoomed-in)
  • Size: Various
  • Authenticity: Original
  • Creator(s): Various
  • Physical Description:
    Multiple rolled parchments. Accuracy, quality, legibility, and details range greatly between maps due to having different authors and contributors.
  • Summary:
    Donated by various members over the years, these maps detail the expanse of the Thistle Kingdom dating back to its Founding. In general, they notate important landmarks, areas of interest, and major trails and roads. Some maps may be of specific areas of the territory.
Contribution Notes
  • A series of highly detailed and high-quality maps were donated in Summer 2022 by Tradesman Member Grisha.


3.4  Supplies

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