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Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Pauson Horse
  2.   2.  Rules & Usage
    1.   2.1  Rules
    2.   2.2  Breeding
    3.   2.3  Stalls
  3.   3.  Horses
    1.   3.1  Stallions
    2.   3.2  Mares
    3.   3.3  Yearlings & Foals

Map showing Grimrun

by Alaine

by Alaine

» See Marrgerd for Salsola’s communal horses and livestock

Grimrun is a horse stable and reconstructed farm built for the sole purpose of furthering Salsola's breeding program. The animals who make up this populous are pack animals, but not all are trained to work – many exist for the singular purpose of furthering Salsola's already thriving herd.

The barn itself is fashioned much in the style of Salsola's previous project, Marrgerd, though a larger emphasis was placed on pasture placement and agricultural growth.

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.

The horses kept in Marrgerd are owned by the pack, and Salsola's most valuable possessions. Members are permitted to use them for personal use, though because of their unique and identifiable looks, most of these horses are obviously “Salsolan” by design. Their worth is impressed upon those who do handle the animals.

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


1.  Pauson Horse

A personal project of previous Boss Salvia Eternity, an organized breeding group was carefully selected in order to craft her vision of an “ideal horse”...

(More information coming soon.)

2.  Rules & Usage

2.1  Rules

  • These communal animals may be used for any purposes and by any member in or above the Central ranks.
  • Note that trading or killing these animals is barred.
    • If you are unsure about using a horse, please send a message to Leadership!
  • Other communal horses and all livestock are stabled within Marrgerd.
  • Salsola adheres to the Tagging System -- pay attention to the tags, as they designate what an item can be used for.

2.2  Breeding

  • (More information coming soon.)

2.3  Stalls


3.  Horses

3.1  Stallions

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History

Drogo

Stallion 2013 [NT!]

[EX!]
[RT!]
[PT!]

  • Abilities: Riding, pulling a cart. Drogo is very strong and requires a firm hand to lead him.
  • Personality: Headstrong, fearless.
  • Description: A dappled Cod Gray in coloration, with a mane and tail of Westar. He is very large, with a conformation closer to his draft horse origins.
  • Born to Blanche and Black.
  • Sired Brody in 2016.
  • Sired Gulliver and Zephyr in 2018.

Magni

Stallion 2016 [NT!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: A fast horse, shows potential towards becoming a war-horse.
  • Personality: Aloof but very protective of his handler.
  • Description: Blue roan with a dark mane accented by lighter streaks; Tail is white. Has dappling/possible paint genes from sire.
  • Born in 2016 to Eyre, sired by Tiger.

Brody

Stallion 2016 [NT!]

[EX!]
[RT!]
[PT!]

  • Abilities: Brody is suited for both riding and pulling work. His size allows him to carry more weight than an average grade horse.
  • Personality: Noisy and pushy, Brody does best with an experienced handler.
  • Description: Smaller than a draft horse but still "heavy". Silver dilute gene on sooty black (hints of brown and likely to sunbleach).
    • He is learning to pull a cart, but inexperienced.
  • Born in 2016 to Misty, sired by Drogo.

Altan

Stallion 2013 [NT!]

[EX!]
[RT!]

  • Abilities: Exceptional endurance.
  • Personality: Highly alert, very curious.
  • Description: Palomino bred in the Bay Horses herds. Branded.
  • Notes:
    • Altan is an experienced war-horse, and not recommended for inexperienced riders.
  • Taken from Drifter Bay during the 2014 foal round-up.
  • Bred to Dusk
  • Received strict warhorse training from Osrath
  • Was ridden into battle during the Second Boreas War by Lokr Revlis
  • Sired Siofra in 2016.
  • Sired Alecto in 2018.

Gulliver

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Colt 2018 [NT!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Unknown
  • Description: Silver black, hardy.
  • Notes:
    • Gulliver has begun his basic training.
  • Born in 2018 to Zita, sired by Drogo.

Zephyr

IMAGE

Colt 2018 [NT!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Unknown
  • Description: Silver black destrier.
  • Notes:
    • Zephyr has begun his basic training.
  • Born in 2018 to Astrid, sired by Drogo.

3.2  Mares

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History

Iskra

Mare 2012 [NT!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Riding; extremely fast! ZOOM!
  • Personality: Skittish around loud noises, high-strung, works best with a calm and confidant rider
  • Description: She is a glossy Zeus in coloration, with a mane and tail of Westar. Iskra is very fast. She is frequently used by Salsolans who know how to ride and would like to get somewhere quickly.
  • Notes:
    • Iskra is a one of Salsola's favorite horses, and is a little spoiled.
  • Born to Misty and Black.
  • Trained extensively as a horse for fast travel/messengers, rather than battle.
  • Gave birth to Alecto in 2018.

Orna

Mare 2014 [NT!]

[RT!]
[PT!]

  • Abilities: Rider trained, easy-going mare; is a good horse for beginner or intermediate riders who may not be completely certain of themselves.
  • Personality: Calm, friendly, food-driven.
  • Description: Silver-black, heavier-build horse.
  • Born in May 2014 to Blanche and Black
  • Was trained by Osrath [1] [m]

Zita

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Mare 2015 [NT!]

[EX!]
[RT!]

  • Abilities: Basic training. Good at cutting and turning.
  • Personality: Cautious of Luperci. Seems mentally "quick", picks things up easily, but is likely to disobey a less dominant rider.
  • Description: Silver Black bred in the Bay Horses herds. Unbranded.
  • Notes:
    • Originally feral, Zita shows higher levels of anxiety around unfamiliar or threatening predators.

Siofra

IMAGE

Mare 2016 [NT!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Fast, hardy.
  • Personality: Very courageous, friendly.
  • Description: Dark dappled palomino with three white socks and a blaze. Will stay a darker golden color even as she ages.
  • Born in 2016 to Dusk, sired by Altan.

Astrid

Mare 2013 [NT!]

[EX!]
[RT!]

  • Abilities: Very fast and good at turning.
  • Personality: Willing to work for food. Tends to be stubborn.
  • Description: Palomino bred in the Bay Horses herds. Branded.
  • Taken from Drifter Bay during the 2014 foal round-up.
  • Gave birth to Zephyr in 2018.

Zaria

Mare 2012 [NT!]

[RT!]
[PT!]

  • Abilities: Riding, cart-trained but inexperienced.
  • Personality: Friendly, very calm.
  • Description: Primarily Chamois in coloration, with darker seal-points of Shadow. She has a stocking on her left hind foot and socks on the rest. Her mane and tail are Parchment. Zaria is very large, with a conformation closer to her draft horse origins. She seems to have a good deal of stamina.
  • Born to Horse and Black.
  • Gave birth to Kurogane in 2018.

Dovere

Mare 2010 [NT!]

[RE!]
[RT!]

  • Abilities: Rider trained, packhorse trained. Is used to traveling in merchant caravans with other horses - excellent stamina, moderate speed. Can carry heavy loads. Good health - will make a good broodmare.
  • Personality: Can be feisty, but Dovere is generally an easy-going mare. She is brave, and does not spook easily. Excellent horse for medium/high skilled riders, may require supervision for novices.
  • Description: A well-built animal, indicating good care and bloodlines. Sports a beautiful dapple grey coat, with a silvery mane streaked by grey.
  • Notes:
    • The name 'Dovere' is Italian for 'duty'.
    • Is a high-percentage Andulasian mare. Carries herself well, with arched neck and high steps.
  • Was traded for by Lokr Revlis in Freetown from a merchant from Chesapeake. An expensive animal to buy!
  • Gave birth to Fingal in 2016.
  • Gave birth to Domino in 2018.

Praxis

IMAGE

Filly 2018 [NT!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Unknown
  • Description: Silver bay, very dark but with an exceptionally pale mane and tail.
  • Notes:
    • Praxis has begun her basic training.
  • Born in 2018 to Dusk, sired by Black.

Domino

IMAGE

Filly 2018 [NT!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: Unknown
  • Description: Gray appaloosa with a black blanket.
  • Notes:
    • Domino has begun her basic training.
  • Born in 2018 to Dovere, sired by Tamerlane.

3.3  Yearlings & Foals

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History


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