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Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Marrgerd
  2.   2.  About
  3.   3.  Barn and Corral
    1.   3.1  Description
  4.   4.  Livestock
    1.   4.1  Rules
    2.   4.2  Communal Cart Trained Animals
    3.   4.3  Stalls
  5.   5.  Horses
    1.   5.1  Stallions & Geldings
    2.   5.2  Mares
    3.   5.3  Yearlings & Foals
    4.   5.4  Other

1.  Marrgerd

Map showing Marrgerd

by Alaine

2.  About

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.

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

3.  Barn and Corral

3.1  Description

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.

4.  Livestock

4.1  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. these animals is not barred unless noted: if you are unsure about what you can do with an animal, please send a message to the leadership!
  • Communal animals are stabled within Marrgerd except where 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.

4.2  Communal Cart Trained Animals

Olga
Clarence
Bojangles
Cow

4.3  Stalls


5.  Horses

5.1  Stallions & Geldings

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History

Bryony

Stallion 2015 [NT!]

[EX!]

  • Abilities: In training: riding & pulling. Experienced handlers only.
  • Personality: He energetic and curious, if a bit difficult to work with.
  • Description: Born in September 2015 to Petunia, Bryony is a Svantevit horse crossed with a draft. He is a silver black pinto: a black and white coat with a flaxen mane and tail, and dark eyes.
  • Born in September 2015 to Petunia, sired by a Svantevit horse.
  • Found and claimed by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in October 2018.

Halim

Gelding 2016
  • Abilities: Rider trained.
  • Personality: Gentle-natured, Halim's greatest attribute is his patience. He is head-shy, however, and doesn't like his face being touched by unfamiliar handlers.
  • Description: A grade horse with traces of Oriental heritage.
  • Halim is not able to carry larger riders.
  • Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael when he joined.

Onyx

Stallion April 2015 [RE!]

[RT!] [PT!]

  • Abilities: Very strong.
  • 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.

Ozzy

Gelding 2013 [RE!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Riding
  • Personality: Energetic, rambunctious. Ozzy likes to go fast and is quick to run.
  • Description: A dappled Night Rider in coloration, with a mane and tail of Soft Amber. He has Swirl socks on all but his back left leg.
  • Born in April 2013 to Misty, sired by Black.
  • Ozzy was originally part of the Pauson breeding project, but rejected due to development issues. After a necessary gelding, he began adapting to the role of a working horse instead.

Reiner

Stallion 2016 [RE!]

[EX!] [RT!]

  • Abilities: Great endurance, versatile.
  • Personality: Quick learner, though untrustworthy of unfamiliar handlers.
  • Description: A flaxen chestnut born in the Drifter Bay Herd. He has Oriental characteristics, and a long mane and tail.
  • Notes:
    • Reiner is not suitable for large riders.
  • Born in the Drifter Bay Herd, in the Ghost band.
  • Captured by Salsola in the spring of 2018.

Wenzel

Stallion 2016 [RE!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Strong.
  • Personality: Eager to work but something of a "spooky" horse, he can get anxious in strange settings -- he is especially afraid of loud wind.
  • Description: : A stocky, muscular horse with a particularly wavy mane and tail.
  • Born in March of 2016 to Strawberry, sired by Svantevit stallion Tibor.

5.2  Mares

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History

Caprice

Mare ~2010 [NO!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Riding
  • Personality: This mare is trusting as well as a quick learner, though she is also fiery spirited. Very agile and sure-footed, she's an excellent horse intermediate to experienced riders. She can be known to be stubborn at times.
  • Description: An appaloosa mare with very unique markings. She is agile in build and had a white coat with black and gray freckling along her legs, underside, and face, with a pink-toned mouth and nose.
  • Stolen from a traveling loner, she was gifted to Salsola by Bayani Grimm upon his joining.
  • Gave birth to Frida in 2018.

Celeris

Mare 2013 [NT!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Hardy, fast over short distances.
  • Personality: Somewhat stubborn, prefers smaller riders.
  • Description: Buckskin Tobiano bred in the Bay Horses herds. Branded.
  • Taken from Drifter Bay during the 2014 foal round-up.
  • Gave birth to [Tamerlane offspring] in 2017.

Filch

Mare 2010 [NT!]

[EX!]

  • Abilities: Currently in training. Experienced handlers only.
    • She is halter trained.
    • She can "pony on" with trail rides, and be led from another horse.
  • Personality: --
  • Description: --
  • Captured from the Wildwood Horses, Coast Herd in 2016.
  • Pregnant by Emmet — conceived April 2017.
  • Gave birth to a foal of unspecified gender in April 2018.
  • Was given to Krokar in July 2018 following Sapient's disbandment.
  • Found and claimed by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in October 2018.

Galila

Mare 2015
  • Abilities: Rider trained.
  • Personality: Highly food motivated. Friendly, somewhat lazy.
  • Description: A bay appaloosa with socks.
  • Gifted to Salsola by Ossidael when he joined.

Layla

Mare 2015 [NO!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Rider trained, Pull/Cart trained (unknown)
  • 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.

Old Mare

Mare ~1995
  • Abilities: None
  • Personality: This old grandmother was born wild, and lived wild. She is very temperamental and has never been truly tamed.
  • Description: An old fleabitten and scarred gray mare originally from the Bay Horses herds. She is underweight (though has put on weight since being 'captured'), slightly sway-back and rather ornery-looking. Has the Salsola/Inferni herds brand on her rump.
  • Notes:
    • Beyond her viable broodmare years.
    • Too old to be trained to ride.
    • Clearly a very clever horse to have lived so long, she is deserving of respect - probably a Lead Mare in her younger years.
    • Free-roaming; the Old Mare proved too destructive to keep in a proper stall, and has a seemingly supernatural ability to escape fences. She drifts through the territory almost like a ghost.
  • Captured by members of Salsola after being wounded by an Outsider.
  • Hyacinth Silevue persuaded the others to let her live out the rest of her life in peace, in the safety of Salsola's domestic herd.

Olga

Mare 2014 [RE!]

[RT!] [PT!]

  • Abilities: Training for pleasure-riding and cart-pulling. Olga is exceptionally strong.
  • Personality: Eager to work but capable of becoming easily bored without proper direction.
  • Description: A tall horse with thick, heavily feathered legs and a long mane and tail.
  • Born in February of 2014 to Strawberry, sired by Svantevit stallion Vlast.

Pearl

Mare 2010 [NO!]

[RT!]

  • Abilities: Rider-trained, fast.
  • Personality: Spirited, playful, aloof toward Luperci but largely obedient.
  • Description: A small, cream-colored mare.

Prancer

Mare 2009 [RE!]

[EX!] [RT!]

  • Abilities: Riding -- experienced riders only!
  • Personality: She is energetic and clever, often teasing those who might choose to ride her. She has a tendency to buck and should only be ridden by experienced riders, though she is not malicious as much as playful.
  • Description: Bay with minimal paint markings, notably her rump and a splash on the side of her left shoulder. All-white tail, glossy black mane. Strong, stout legs, mustang build.
  • Acquired in 2016 in exchange for prisoner Alistair's safe return.
  • Gave birth to Nadine in 2017.

Róta

Mare 2007 [NO!]

[EX!] [RT!]

  • Abilities: Fast and extremely athletic.
  • Personality: She takes her name from the Valkyrie named for "sleet and storm" and lives up to her name, at least in temperament. She enjoys the presence of other horses more than Luperci, and tends toward anxiety around unfamiliar canines.
  • Description: Róta is a gray mare. It is likely she carries a large amount of Andalusian blood; all of her offspring will grey.
  • Was captured along with Gjalda.
  • Gave birth to Finely in 2018.

5.3  Yearlings & Foals

Icon Gender DOB Tags About History

Nadine

Filly 2017 [NO!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: --
  • Description: : Black Frame Overo, with slight feathering.
  • Notes:
    • Nadine has begun her basic training.
  • Born in June 2017 to Prancer and Nacht.

Frida

Filly 2018 [NO!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: --
  • Description: : A dark silver appaloosa.
  • Born to Caprice, sired by Tiger.

Fortuna

Filly 2018 [NO!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: --
  • Description: : Sooty black all over.
  • Born to Pearl, sired by Olaf.

Finely

Filly 2018 [NO!]
  • Abilities: Unknown
  • Personality: --
  • Description: : Born dark, will gray with age.
  • Born to Róta, sired by Nacht.

Unnamed

Filly 2018 [NO!]
  • Abilities: Very fast, decent stamina.
  • Personality: --
  • Description: : Medium-sized smoky black tobiano. Strongly reflects Wildwood characteristics.
  • Born to Filch in Krokar
  • Found and claimed by Salsola following Krokar's disbandment in October 2018.

5.4  Other

Icon Gender Number or DoB Tags About History

Noble

Male 2011 [NT!]
  • Abilities: ???
  • Personality: Flightly, annoying, loud.
  • Description: Salsola residents are well-advised not to eat this peacock.
  • 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.

Clarence

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Male ~2008 [RE!]

[RT!] [PT!]

  • 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. Takes a firm but gentle hand for best results.
  • Description: A sorrel and pale-bellied Mammoth Jack Donkey.
  • Stolen Found wandering around near the KR Outpost by Emmett de le Poer, gifted to Salsola upon his joining.

Bees

Both ??? [NT!]
  • Abilities: Pollenators, produce wax and honey
  • Personality: Bzzzzzzzzzzz
  • Description: Small, fuzzy, yellow and striped.
  • Helena traded to acquire one hive of bees from Ezra Vahn as part of a contract. Included was a Luperci written book about the various ways of caring for bees.
  • The bees are kept in luperci-made langstroth copy cat hive - the hive has been settled into the Orchard by Helena and Andrew.

Livestock

Ram x3 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Trading, wool, meat, milk.
  • Notes:
    • Shorn for wool each spring. Shearing approximately around April.
    • Slaughtered monthly for The Last Supper.
    • The actual number of ewes varies. These are fluid estimates.
    • 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.
  • Founding animals traded for in 2012.
  • Rams separated winter 2012 due to overabundance of sheep.
  • A ram was killed during the [m] 2015 ritual.
Ewe x15 [FT!]
Lamb x15 [FT!]
Rooster x2 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Eggs, food, etc.
  • Notes:
    • Salsola's chickens include Rhode Island Red, Phoenix, and Chantecler bloodlines. They vary greatly in color and size.
    • The actual number of chickens varies. These are fluid estimates.
Hen x20 [FT!]
Chick x15 [FT!]
Boar x1 [NO!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Food, leather, trading.
  • Notes:
    • Surprisingly, the pigs are perhaps the calmest of all the livestock. They 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.
Sow x3 [NT!]
Piglets x15 [FT!]
Goat (male) b. 2011 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Breeding, wool.
  • Notes:
    • Named Kraus, this goat is a tough-guy, likes to smash his horns into things.
    • He is a Pygora Goat.
  • Three kids were born in spring 2013; these were traded in Freetown.
Goat (female) b. 2011 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Breeding, wool, milk.
  • Notes:
    • Named Seidig, this goat is mouthy, but very even tempered. She likes to nibble on things.
    • She is a Cashmere Goat.

Goats (2 females) b. ?? [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: breeding, milk, wool, cheese
  • Notes:
    • Currently Unnamed, even tempered and they like to climb on top of things. They also are a pair of troublemakers
    • They are sisters, and they also are both Anglo-Nubian Goats
Acquired by Till from goat farmer, Garreth on a trip home from Portland.
Goat (male) b. 2009 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: breeding, wool
  • Notes:
    • Alphonso; Anlgo-Nubian Hybrid. Larger than average in height, de-horned and on the slimmer side of things.
    • He has minimal markings and is a patient animal that only tends to butt when pestered.
Bucks x5 [FT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Food, pelts, leather, trade.
  • Notes:
    • The rabbits vary in number regularly, but at least three are kept alive at any given time.
    • Due to a lack of fresh blood, many of these rabbits resemble one another almost identically.
  • Original brood captured from the wild.
Doe x10 [FT!]
Kits x15 [FT!]
Yak (male) b. 2010 [RE!]

[PT!]

  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Cart, pulling (lumber, stone), plowing, being sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care)
  • Notes:
    • Named Bojangles.
    • Is literally bomb-proof - 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
    • Has a very slow gait, but is extremely strong
    • Bojangles loves attention.
Acquired by Lokr Revlis under the instructions of Salvia Eternity by trade in Freetown for pack use.

Highland Cow (male) b. ?? [RE!]

[PT!]

  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Cart, pulling (lumber, stone), plowing, being sat on (not rider-trained, simply does not care), wool.
  • Notes:
    • Named Cow.
    • Cow is gr8
Acquired by ?? from AniWaya.

Landrace Cow (Female) b. 2012 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Dairy
  • Notes:
    • Named Anni.
    • Brindle cow with white facial markings.
    • Wild, very defensive, and prefers the company of other cattle.
    • Delivered a calf early April, shortly after capture.
Captured from the wild by Katinka Holt.

Highland Cow Mix (Female) b. 2010 [NT!]
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Dairy and wool
  • Notes:
    • Named Helma.
    • A very large, very hairy cow 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.
    • Docile, sweet -- somewhat skittish around new Luperci.
Traded from Inferni.

Landrace Cow (Male) b. 2018
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Breeding, meat
  • Notes:
    • Named Erik.
    • Fawn in coloration with a darker head and minimal white markings.
    • Affectionate but a little unaware of his size.
Born to Selma.

Llama (Female) b. 2012
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Wool, Dairy, Guard
  • Notes:
    • Named Amma.
    • She is a typical chocolate brown llama with a small patch of white on her forehead. Her wool is very long and silky. (reference)
    • Docile and approachable though easily spooked by strangers.
  • Brought to Salsola by Serene from Portland.
  • Gave birth to Cusco at the end of March 2017.

Llama (male) b. 2017
  • Residence: Marrgerd
  • Abilities: Wool, Guard
  • Notes:
    • Named Cusco.
    • He is brown, like his mother, but with a white head and white socks on his front legs. He is super fluffy, even when sheared. (reference)
    • Calm and friendly, easy to handle, and a lover of treats.
  • Born in Salsola.
Category: Salsola