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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!

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SALSOLAN HOUSES

Royal Houses

2

Noble Houses

5

Lesser Houses

4

Fell Houses

1

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Create a House
    1.   1.1  Qualify as a House
    2.   1.2  Determine House Prestige
    3.   1.3  Add House to Wiki
  2.   2.  House Sigil
    1.   2.1  Banner Templates
  3.   3.  House Directory
    1.   3.1  Royal Houses
    2.   3.2  Noble Houses
    3.   3.3  Lesser Houses
    4.   3.4  Fell Houses

The Houses of Salsola

Over the great ages since our creation, the culture of Salsola has become increasingly civilised. Its constant drive toward technological progression and symbolic elevation from the primitive lifestyles of many other Luperci have led the Thistle Queendom to place great value in the structures - both hierarchical, heretical and hereditary - that form the pillars of its society.

Whilst there is no greater Law than the Law of rank and crown, this has not stopped the cultural adoption of a secondary form of social order, determined by one’s status upon birth; The familial House.

From foundation to present day, the involvement of continuous bloodlines within Salsola’s history have led to some Houses bearing greater informal status than others. To be the product of a bloodline that has earned such a reputation is to be a member of a Salsolan House.

The placement of a House within the subversive informal categories depends entirely upon the notable progressions of the carriers of its name. Just because one lone individual achieves great acclaim within the Queendom does not guarantee their bloodline the comfort of House esteem, only secures their own individual notoriety.

The use of a House is often prominent in greeting a fellow Salsolan of a similar or lesser rank, or when inquiring about one’s family. For example, a greeting might go as such: “Welcome, Wolf of House Blue!”, or an inquiry might go as such, “Wolf, how does House Blue fare after such poor trade?”. A House is commonly thought of as having a Head of House that leads it in the interest of consolidating familial wealth and prestige. This matriarch or patriarch does not need to be the oldest surviving member of the House, nor necessarily the highest ranked; This is something for players to decide themselves, depending on what makes the most sense IC.

OOC NOTE: It is important to note that Houses are flavor-content only, and do not bear any implications for promotion or demotion during Salsola’s monthly activity check. No favoritism is granted by leadership to characters of any particular House. All members, regardless of character House, are treated first and foremost according to their IC rank, which will always have the most significance on roleplay within Salsola.


1.  Create a House

A House (or bloodline) only becomes relevant in Salsola if a number of factors are fulfilled. The status of a House depends entirely upon the on-board historical and current actions of those which hold its familial name. Read on for more instructions and information about how to qualify for a House, and where your House would be situated within the informal pecking order.

As per Salsola's game, updates to this page net players 10 game points!

1.1  Qualify as a House

For a character’s familial line to qualify as a House within Salsola, it must have no less than 3 current or previous members of the pack holding the familial surname.

Example 1: Hybrid Blue is a current member of Salsola, and his ancestors, Wolf Blue and Hound Blue, were also actively played members of Salsola two years ago. House Blue is a viable House.
Example 2: Coy Red is currently an active member of Salsola, having joined with his cNPC brother, Yote Red. Yote Red is not a played character, and Coy has no other ancestors who were played as members of Salsola.
House Red is not a viable House - but if Yote is adopted and actively played, plus an additional relative (child, parent, mate, sibling, adoptee - the options are endless) bearing the surname Red, it will become one.

If there are only two characters of the same bloodline in the pack, they may be offhandedly considered a fledgling House, or a House-to-be; That is, although they are not yet formally considered a House and therefore cannot be listed below, should their IC actions indicate that they are ambitious in this regard (i.e. by being betrothed or wed, or by having children) it is common to hear it said that they are on their way to becoming a House of Salsola. Many young couples aspire to this, if they are not already a member of a notable House.

1.2  Determine House Prestige

The fame of a House is determined by the notoriety of the members of its bloodline - in clear terms, the IC Ranking of characters that hold the familial surname of the House. A House will fit into one of the below categories:

Royal House: Three or more members of this House have been ranked in the Mafiosi.
Noble House: Three or more members of this House have been ranked Inner Ring or higher. Characters born into a Noble House might be referenced IC as ‘Highborn’.
Lesser House: Three or more members of this House are ranked in the Central Ring.
Fell House: One or more members of this House have at some point been Servitori, thus tainting their familial name even if they rise to a higher rank.
It only takes one named individual to hold a debt for their familial name to be associated with servitude - it still takes 3+ played characters for it to be considered a House.
Some ex-Servitori choose to change their surname to shed the shadow of belonging to a Fell House. Children born into a Fell House might be referenced IC as ‘Lowborn’.

Of course, House Prestige is not necessarily static - A Lesser House could, for instance, become a Noble House if the required number of their kin are promoted into the Inner Ring. This is certainly more common than the reverse - Once a House has become Noble, it is unlikely to fall from status unless the players involved in that House determine that they wish it to, or there is a prolonged period of time where there are no active characters from that bloodline in the pack. We ask our players to keep tabs of House Prestige on their own time; If you believe your character's House is owed a rise in Prestige, please let Leadership know!

Though there is no precedent for it IC, perhaps a Fell House can be redeemed... Or perhaps a Noble House can fall into disregard...

1.3  Add House to Wiki

Once you have consolidated all the necessary information, be sure to add your House to this Wiki Page to enable other players to begin referencing it IC! If you have any questions or queries about this process or to do with Houses in Salsola, or are not confident in updating the Wiki yourself, please contact Leadership for assistance.

Here is the blank template table that you can use to copy/paste and fill out for your house:

HOUSE NAME GOES HERE

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

History of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Head of House:
--- (not mandatory)

Kin:
---

NPCs:
---

Previous:
---

Deceased:
---


2.  House Sigil

Each House chooses a banner to represent its interests, a manifest of the inherent qualities of its ancestors and progeny. Largely symbolic, these sigils are sometimes worn by members of a House, or displayed on their homes and possessions. There is no mandated use for a House sigil; It can be as integral IC as a player chooses. The only specified use of this imagery is on a banner that is hung in the Feasting Hall, IF the House is a Noble one. At present, Noble House banners hang in a line on the crumbling stone wall behind the Boss’ chair at the head of the feasting table.

When choosing a sigil for your House, be sure to keep in mind what is realistically portrayable for Luperci craftspeople. The simpler your House iconography, the better! We recommend using colors that are easy to create in rudimentary dyes for fabric, and shapes that are simplistic enough to be carved into wood or stitched into fabric.

This Wiki Page displays the House sigil on a banner alongside its details. Blank versions of these banners have been pre-made for use. The variety is only in the styling at the bottom of the banner, which is entirely for flare, because we’re fancy like that. Please choose one to put your House’s emblem onto - do NOT use your own banner template, or it will be removed.

If you do not have image editing software, please post in Salsola Maintenance or in the SL Discord, where Leadership or another helpful Salsolan player will be able to give you a hand.

2.1  Banner Templates

STYLE 1 - STYLE 2 - STYLE 3 - STYLE 4 - STYLE 5


3.  House Directory

Please note: A character may be listed under more than one House regardless of their surname, but to count toward a House’s prestige, they must bear the same name as the House.

For example, Krios Revlis may choose to be listed under both House Revlis and House Heiwa. However, due to using the surname Revlis IC, he may only count toward House Revlis’ notoriety.

3.1  Royal Houses

HOUSE REVLIS

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

A bloodline with great infamy and notoriety. Earthy hybrids with a tendency toward merchantry, crafting and hunting. Famed for its cunning, House Revlis has ruled since the start.

A foundational House of Salsola. The progenitor of this family was also the first Boss of the Thistle realm, and two descendants have held Mafiosi titles since. This is the House of the current Queen.

Head of House:
Elphaba Revlis

Kin:
Krios Revlis
Morgana Revlis
Bacchus Revlis

Non-contributing:
Clementine Salcedo

NPCs: ---

Previous:
Sirius Revlis
Lokr Revlis

Deceased: ---

HOUSE ETERNITY

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

WIP

A foundational House of Salsola. SL history began with the Black Witch, Eris, after whom the Hand of Eris (pack symbol) was created. The legacy of this House casts a long, forboding shadow.

Kin:
O'Riley Eternity
Idrieus Eternity
Grievous Eternity

Head of House:
Salvia Eternity

NPCs: ---

Previous:
Eris Eternity
Osrath Eternity

Deceased: ---


3.2  Noble Houses

HOUSE D'ANGELO

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Though a prolific and wide-spread House, there are a few D'Angelos that can tie their ancestry to one of the Kingdom's founders, Larkspur. Many of the D'Angelos hailing from the Mountain are strong in their Khalif faith.

Head of House:
(not mandatory)

Kin:
---

Non-contributing:
Narcissa Greygrief
Wisteria Valentine
Aurelion Valentine

Kin:
Scorpius D'Angelo
Syringa D'Angelo
Pandemic D'Angelo
Plague D'Angelo
Absolution D'Angelo
Solace D'Angelo

NPCs: ---

Previous:
Bane D'Angelo

Deceased:
Larkspur D'Angelo

HOUSE BLACKSUN

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

History of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Head of House:
Kaeli Blacksun

Kin:
Varda Blacksun
Shaamah Blacksun
Aidan Blacksun

NPCs: ---

Mithra Blacksun
Nazar Blacksun

Previous: ---

Deceased: ---

HOUSE HEIWA

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

A close family with a history of misery. Though they are not widespread and numerous, their ambitions and capabilities more than make up for the lack of quantity by providing quality.

House started by the venerable matriarch Isabella Heiwa, who in her tenure was Crone and Ambassador. From the bloodline came a Seer and a Striker, so there is more than a little ability in the breeding stock.

Kin:
Victoire Heiwa

Non-contributing:
Krios Revlis

Head of House:
Isabella Heiwa

NPCs:
Garsea Heiwa
Neith Heiwa

Previous: ---

Deceased:
Ondine Heiwa
Delfina Heiwa

HOUSE HELSI

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Known for their prowess in magic and talented leatherwork. Most Helsi members are wolves and larger than average.

The Helsi family originates from a midwestern area known as Hearg Njorth. It's original matriarch, Siv Helsi, rose to become Salsola's Crone before her untimely death, and her descendents continue teaching their beliefs.

Non-contributing:
O'Riley Eternity
Embla Soul

Head of House:
Kynda Helsi

Kin:
Víborg Helsi

NPCs:
Reykja Helsi

Previous:
Draugr Helsi
Stjarna Helsi

Deceased:
Siv Helsi
Loki Helsi

HOUSE LYKOI

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Nearly all Lykois have coyote in their blood. They boast a wide range of talents, skills, and interests, and many may be related to one another to some degree given their family's gross number of members.

The Lykoi have their ties in many bloodlines, and small few can lay claim to one of the Kingdom's founders, Itachi.

Head of House:
(not mandatory)

Kin:
Helena Troy Lykoi
Khael Lykoi
Ossidael Lykoi
Pontifex Troy Lykoi
Eusebia Lykoi

Non-contributing:
Till Van Ulrich-Lykoi
Coaxoch
Embla Soul
Eden De Le Ulrich
Evelyn de le Ulrich

Kin:
Quicksilver Lykoi

NPCs:
Oiseau Troy Lykoi
Baie Troy Lykoi
Freyja D'Lykoi
Rufus Lykoi
Keturah Lykoi
Kineret Lykoi

Previous: ---

Deceased:
Itachi Lykoi
Elody Lykoi

HOUSE ULRICH

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

"When We Rise, You Will Fall" are the words of this house. It's a clan lead by a bastard born from an Outsider, in which they were married into larger, more powerful houses to boost their own numbers and prowess.

Born as a bastard clan within Salsola, Ulrich has been known to facilitate many different hybrids of a different walks of life. These children born in Salsola are likely to be shamans, witches, or nordic worshipers with a particular mean-streak or twitching disease.

Head of House:
Till Van Ulrich-Lykoi

Kin:
Coaxoch
Eden De Le Ulrich
Evelyn de le Ulrich
Spartacus Simone Ulrich

NPCs:
Dirge Trombetta-Ulrich
Raito Ulrich

Previous:
Priya Ulrich

Deceased:
Valtin Ulrich

HOUSE VALENTINE

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Related to their sister House, Heiwa, the Valentines also stem from the Silevue bloodline. They are a house comprised of many talents, and many have risen to the high ranks since they arrived and took root in the Thistle Kingdom.

Head of House:
(not mandatory)

Kin:
Brocade Valentine
Julius Valentine
Wisteria Valentine
Aurelion Valentine

Kin:
Weaver Valentine
Calla Valentine
Cleome Valentine

NPCs:
Sanguine Valentine

Previous: ---

Deceased: ---


3.3  Lesser Houses

HOUSE RASK

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Description of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

History of your House goes here! Keep it short and sweet :>

Head of House:
(not mandatory)

Kin:
Symre Rask

Kin:
Urho Rask
Kjell Rask
Seppo Rask

NPCs: ---

Previous: ---

Deceased: ---

HOUSE SALCEDO

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

A bloodline of respectable quality, common Salcedo traits are a facile wit, deep loyalty, and a talent for sword fighting. They may range in appearance, but are often dog hybrids with short fur, willowy physiques, and striking violet eyes.

Descending from a prominent family of Onuba, the Salcedo House came to Salsola through exiled prince Rafael. His combative skills raised him to a notable rank, and his marriage to Violeta Rose Soul established the House’s legitimacy. Their descendents still serve the Kingdom.

Kin:
Clementine Salcedo

Head of House:
Rafael Salcedo

Kin:
Lilia Salcedo

NPCs:
Rhaegar Salcedo
Lyra Salcedo
Baltasar Salcedo

Non-Contributing:
Casimir Soul
Nymeria Soul

Deceased:
Magnus Salcedo


3.4  Fell Houses

HOUSE KAISER

BANNER

DESCRIPTION

HISTORY

ACTIVE MEMBERS

INACTIVE MEMBERS

Hailing from the East, this house is comprised of dominantly jackal-wolf hybrids. The Kaisers are self-sufficient and hardworking. They are multi-lingual, and often have skills as hunters, fighters, and/or traders.

The original Kaiser, Heine, came to the Kingdom as a slave, and though he earned his freedom and his daughter rose to Emissary, the House remains low due to their roots in the Kingdom as slaves and for Kamil's desertion.

Head of House:
Kamari Kaiser

Kin:
Heine Kaiser

NPCs: ---

Previous:
Kamil Kaiser

Deceased: ---


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