Salsola


by Alaine

Salsola

Abbreviation

SL

Demonym

Salsolan

Symbol

Colors

Dark Sienna (#312B1F)
Olive Green (#4B5320)

Founders

Sirius Revlis, Eris Eternity

Dates Active

7 May 2011 – Present

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  History
  2.   2.  Members
  3.   3.  Pack Relationships
    1.   3.1  More?
    2.   3.2  Key
  4.   4.  Trivia

Salsola is a pack located in the Drifter Bay territory of 'Souls, claiming the whole of Cape Chignecto Park, Isle Haute, and Millstone Village, as well as a section of land stretching north. Luperci of any type are welcome to join, though Salsola is highly matriarchal (male join-ees will have to bring impressive gifts or skills to gain acceptance!).

The Family is tight-knit, valuing mateship, political rank and secrecy. While Salsola's social structure appears to be tightly-knit and there is a general air of public camaraderie, not everything is as it seems -- backstabbing, secretive trysts, and so forth are commonplace as a sinister undercurrent to the public persona of a tightly-knit community. Salsola has an abundance of subtle cultural codes and signals that form an unspoken language. Those who find themselves breaking any of the many strict social conventions of the pack too frequently will find themselves ousted from the pack altogether in no short order.

Salsola is extremely strict with regards to IC hierarchy; canines are expected to show proper submission and dominance over other members. Those who do not risk being punished or usurped, respectively. Salsola respects its own above all else, and those who contribute to the well-being of the pack are held in especially high regard, finding themselves favored by the leadership and members alike.

One does not find Salsola members outside of their lands very often. Due to their intense secrecy; few Salsolans will identify themselves as such.

  • Scent: Pine. Salty, marshy. Strongly female. Wolfish, with weaker hints of coyote and dog.
    • Common 'cover' scents: Bayberry, earth, wild mint, woodsmoke.
  • Archetypes:
    • Welcome: Loyalists/devotees, assassins/spies, sly/secretive folk, liars, slaves, occultists/witches, merchants/craftsmen
    • Unwelcome: Gentle/innately kind folk, heroes, wildlings/loner types, vigilantes, artists, non-luperci

Quick Maps

1.  History

Salsola was formed out of two canines' desire for power and privacy. By using intimidation, trade, and other means, Salsola has established itself as a formidable (if immoral and nefarious) pack among those in the North. Due to its nature, Salsola has seen various conflicts since its inception. For a period of two years, males were restricted from joining Salsola's ranks, though this was later redacted. In more recent years, Salsola has seen a tremendous growth in both population and presence. Skilled hunters, traders, entertainers and craftsmakers all have found their niches in the ranks, owing to the extreme specialization of the Family's ranks. Since the conclusion of the Boreas Conflict, Salsola has taken a special interest in the breeding, training, and trading of horses.

2.  Members

Active

Off-Board

  • See The Outpost for current members of Salsola living in the pack's claim within the Portland area.

Inactive

2013 Births

3.  Pack Relationships

3.1  More?

  • See Inactive Pack Relations on our Detailed History page.

3.2  Key

-- Actively warring or recently warring or otherwise experiencing conflict.
-- Poor relationship. It's pretty clear these guys don't like each other much.
-- Neutral.
-- Good relationship, but no official alliance.
-- Officially allied.

Active Packs

Northern Packs

Krokar

Vinátta

  • The talk of Vinátta's heritage was what first attracted Salsola members to their borders, though it is hard to miss neighbors across the bay. They have dealt with many Salsolan members before, though most of these have been done under false pretense -- the truth of what Salsola and Vinátta may think of one another is as clouded as the encounters have been.

Sapient

  • The foundations of a trade network are being built with Sapient.
    • Sapient approaches Salsola amicably with a small group, including their Ambassador. Despite a few peculiar incidents, a tentative line of contact is formed between the packs.
    • Salsola members later travel to Sapient on a trade mission, and stay for a Masquerade Ball -- where they are are accused of having something to do with the murder which occurs, despite their relationship with the hosts. They assist Sapient's efforts.

Southern Packs

Inferni

  • Salsola has a relatively friendly relationship with Inferni, as many family bloodlines and names transgress both groups. The two packs share ownership of the Bay Horses and are responsible for their upkeep and protection. However, tensions have continued to flare between the two powerful groups -- and an unspoken rule of responding to these incidents quietly is the general rule of thumb.
    • Salvia and Myrika engage in the Covenant of Salt, a trade pact, in August of 2012.
    • The Boreas Conflict brought these packs closer together, as the wolves targeted them for their members' coyote heritage.
    • Some members of Inferni participated in the Sequoia Raid, including Vesper, Zana, and Ángel.
    • Inferni and Salsola members work together during the Drifter Bay Roundups.

Cour des Miracles

  • Artemisia Eternity and her daughter infiltrate this pack in Autumn 2013.
  • Loki Helsi joins under guise to gain information on the CdM/Inferni skirmish in Summer 2015.

Anathema

  • Most of Salsola's foundation came from Anathema.
  • Alaki made babies with Sirius' personal slave; they did, however, work a trade out.
  • Axelle Napier brought gifts to Salsola on behalf of Anathema.
  • Believing Wraith Creed to have come from Anathema, Salvia sent her sister Artemisia to spy on the pack.

Casa di Cavalieri

  • Violence between Salsolan members and Cavaliers has occurred regularly in the past. The two groups remain at odds with one another -- involvement with this group is discouraged.
  • Though Casa initially sought peace with Salsola, in 2013 then-alpha Jazper challenged Salvia as to Salsola's slave practices. She chased him off.
  • Sebastian Auditore infiltrated the pack on behalf of CdC. He fled the pack with two slaves.
  • Aedan de Valence infiltrated CdC seeking information regarding his son.
  • Salsola members Hyacinth Silevue, Boss Salvia Eternity and her mate, Stannis de le Poer captured Alistair Callow-Knight in February 2016. He was held for ransom in exchange for two of CdC's horses.

4.  Trivia

  • Though Inferni claims to be a mafia, we all know that they're just inbred - like Romans! :D
  • Using titles for members is common-place; ex: Salvia as "The Queen", "Boss", or "Tigress".
  • Salsola's creed words are Familia Fortis Elegit, which translate to Family Chose The Strong.