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The Queendom of Salsola

TERRITORY CLAIM

The above linked page is an overview of the whole of the Thistle Kingdom.

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LEADERS

Joining Salsola?

HOW TO JOIN

Reading this introductory information is mandatory before attempting to join the pack.

The Portland Outpost

The Fort Preble Outpost at Portland, Maine, is an important off-board trade destination for Salsola.
Longterm aNPC Salsolan characters end up here.

Familial Houses

Read more about Salsola's hereditary Houses and their importance as IC flavor. Find out if your character is a member of an esteemed House today!

External Links

▸ MAINTENANCE▸ SL FORUM
▸ RANK PORTAL▸ TWITTER

Discord

Salsola has its own Discord Chat! To be added to the channel, please contact Salsolan Leadership.
Only present or past players of a Salsolan may join the SL Discord Chat.


S A L S O L A

Symbol

The Hand of Eris

Colors

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

OOC Leaders

Mel, Alaine

IC Leaders

Elphaba Revlis, O'Riley Eternity

Abbreviation

SL

Demonym

Salsolan

Dates Active

7 May 2011 – Present

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  History
  2.   2.  Members
  3.   3.  Pack Relations
  4.   4.  Trivia

Welcome to the Thistle Kingdom

Salsola is a large pack located in the Drifter Bay territory of 'Souls. Its territory claim includes the expanse of Cape Chignecto Park, Isle Haute and Millstone Village, and stretches north into Amherst and the Halcyon Mountain. Luperci of any type are welcome to join, though Salsola is highly matriarchal and has a strict cultural code. Its fanatical obsession with hierarchy and bureaucratic games makes Salsola an intimidating pack for newcomers.

The Family (as its general populace is known) is tight-knit, valuing mateship, political rank and secrecy. While Salsola's social structure appears to be uniform and cohesive and there is a general air of public camaraderie, not everything is as it seems - backstabbing, secretive trysts and betrayal are commonplace as a sinister undercurrent to the public persona of a collaborative 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 conventions of the pack too frequently will find themselves ousted from the pack altogether, or in much direr predicaments...

Salsola is extremely strict with regards to IC hierarchy; All canines are expected to show proper submission and dominance over other members, depending on where they are situated in the ranks. Those who rebel risk being punished or usurped. 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 is unlikely to find Salsolan members outside of their claimed lands very often, due to their habit of maintaining intense secrecy; Few Salsolans will identify themselves as such beyond the thistle borders.

If you are interested in joining Salsola, please ensure that you have read through all relevant Joining Information provided on this wiki - If you have any questions with the more complex content, just ask our friendly leaders!

EXPERIENCE

ARCHETYPES

SCENT

Salsola was designed as a pack for the more experienced roleplayers on the boards. While we will certainly welcome any eager player, newcomers to roleplay might find the pack rules difficult to follow, and the in-character cultural stipulations hard to understand.

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

Pine/evergreen, with salty and marshy overtones. Dominantly female, and thoroughly hybridized with no strong preclusion to wolf/coyote/dog.
Common cover scents (used when outside of the border to conceal an individual's identifying pack-smell) include bayberry, earth, wild mint, sage and wood-smoke.


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. 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 pack, 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. Due to its nature, Salsola has seen various conflicts large and small since its inception, and violence regularly finds the Family.


2.  Members

Active

Off-Board

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

Inactive

SALSOLAN BIRTHS BY YEAR

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

KEY

  • All characters listed on a single bullet-point were born to the same parents in the same litter.
  • Line through name indicates a puppy that was stillborn, or died shortly after birth.


3.  Pack Relations

ALLIED | GOOD | NEUTRAL | POOR | FOE

Casa di Cavalieri -
Violence and conflict between Salsolan members and Cavaliers have occurred regularly in the past. Although not currently at war, the two groups remain provoked - interaction with this pack is tense at best.

  • Though Casa initially sought peace with Salsola, in 2013 then-leader 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.
  • After a long, drawn-out standstill with the Cavaliers, Teagan Stryder shows up on Salsola's borders in Fall 2018 with the proposal for future trade between the packs in the wake of packs dwindling in the area. Boss Elphaba accepts - with conditions.
    • A meeting occurs shortly after the one with Elphaba to discuss trade options more at a discrete location (Biff's Bar) between Brocade and Teagan.
    • Following this, a trade between Teagan, Mako, Krios and his little sister Victoire takes place.

Mistfell Vale -
Salsola and Mistfell Vale have had little formal interaction, though are aware of each other.

  • Saga D'Angelo, who was born in Salsola's Outpost, abandoned the Family to help form this new pack. Some of her brothers would later join her.
  • Spy Kamari confirms that Saga is a member of MV, as well as that MV actively trades with CdC, and it is likely that they are "friends" with one another given that Saga's wording and business out to the pack in the first place.
  • Working under an alias to protect her anonymity, Helena trades with Mistwalker Ezra Vahn for a rare supply of live bees. It is only the first of a number of trades they undertake, though Ezra has yet to realize he is trading with a Salsolan.

Del Cenere Gang -
Salsola and Del Cenere have had little formal interaction, however due to the gang's population of ex-Infernians the likelihood of unresolved tension from the Salsola/Inferni war is high.

New Caledonia -
A newcomer to the Mainland, New Caledonia has a barely fledgling relationship with Salsola. Approached with a request for aid, Salsola has accepted a tenuous debt from the pack; Whether this will lead to alliance or conflict remains to be seen.

Previous Packs

Inferni -
For a long time Salsola and Inferni were strong trade allies with multiple positive connections, as many family bloodlines and names transgressed both groups. The two packs previously shared ownership of the Bay Horses, before their relationship soured. During and following the Inferni-Salsola War there were many ferocious fights between the groups. Hostility and tension remained palpable between Salsola and Inferni up until the latter's dissolution.

  • Some members of Inferni participated in the Sequoia Raid, including Vesper, Zana, and Ángel.
  • The Boreas Conflict brought these packs closer together, as the wolves targeted them for their members' coyote heritage.
  • Salvia and Myrika engaged in the Covenant of Salt, a trade pact, in August of 2012.
  • The Second Boreas Conflict saw a return of this mutual enemy. Pack relations strengthen when Salsola and Inferni band together during the war, though communications cease during a peaceful summer.
  • During the fall of 2017, Inferni accuses Salsola of stealing Drifter Bay horses only to be coldly turned away, causing tensions to build. Several following assaults on both Inferni and Salsolan are blamed on the other pack. After the first casualty emerges, war erupted.

Krokar -
There was limited contact with Krokar on behalf of Salsola, though both groups were aware of each other and had traded before.

Cour des Miracles -
Salsola had little interaction with Cour des Miracles, though did spy upon the pack previously.

  • 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.
  • Posing as a loner searching for a relative, Emissary Kamari confronts Skoll Haskel on the Court's borders in October 2018, asking for a coyote named Dove, who was supposedly involved in the disappearance of Loki Helsi's son, Ask. However, she returns with only news of Dove's unfortunate death earlier that spring and nothing helpful about the missing child of the Crone.
    • Using this intel, O'Riley and Kamari set out to Cour des Miracles to seek out information on behalf of Loki Helsi regarding his son that went missing/was pronounced dead during the Infernian-Salsolan war.

Sapient -
Salsola and Sapient remained relatively amicable towards one another, engaging in occasional trade right up until Sapient's disappearance from the Mainland.

  • 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 in uncovering the truth.
  • While trespassing on what they assumed to still be Sapient territory, Kamari and Brocade come to the startling discovery that it had mysteriously and recently disbanded.

Anathema -
Most of Salsola's original foundation came from Anathema, and for a long time it continued to attract members from this pack. The connection between Salsola and Anathema grew thin over time as the latter became increasingly unpredictable and extreme, and by the time of its conclusion Salsola had little ongoing interaction with Anathema.

  • Sirius and Eris, originally Anathemans, left together to create Salsola.
  • Alaki made babies with Sirius' personal slave, which was an insult; 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.

Vinátta -
The talk of Vinátta's heritage was what first attracted Salsola members to their borders, though it was hard at that time to miss their neighbors across the bay. They had dealt with many Salsolan members before, though most of those interactions where conducted under false aliases - the truth of what Salsola and Vinátta thought of one another is now largely lost to time.

Older Pack Interactions
Relationships with the packs listed below were so early on in the foundation of the Thistle Kingdom that by present day they have left very little impression. However, they remain integral to Salsolan history, and thus are recorded in the simplest way here.
POSITIVE: Midnight Shores, AniWaya
NEUTRAL: Cercatori d'Arte
NEGATIVE: New Dawn

Loner Bands

The Troupe -
Salsola has had minor interaction with the Troupe thus far, and is currently neutral toward it.

  • Troupe member Mateo Salcedo trespasses on Salsolan land, however the drop of his surname (familiar to Salsola) causes Kamari to try to weasel more information out of him - before Idrieus chases the "two loners" off.

Petite Cour -
Salsola has had minor to negligible interaction with Petite Cour, and is currently neutral toward it.

The Order -
Salsola has had minor to negligible interaction with the Order, and is currently neutral toward it.

The Eyes of Omni - (Now Defunct)
Salsola had a singular negative interaction with the Eyes, and as such considered them enemies.


4.  Trivia

  • Using titles, ranks, epithets or aliases for members is common-place; ex: Salvia as "The Queen", "Boss", or "Tigress".
  • Salsola's creed words are the latin old-tongue Familia Fortis Elegit, which translate to "Family Chose The Strong".
  • Thistle grows rampantly on pack's territory, especially where it is purposefully cultivated at the borders. Salsola also derives its name from thistle - genus Salsola.
  • The pack sigil and IC/OOC icon is The Hand of Eris, appropriated by the black witch Eris Eternity at Salsola's founding. She initially discovered it in an old human-made book of astrology.