Salsolan Monthly Thread Prompts





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SL Monthly Thread Prompts

These thread prompts rotate monthly. Check back at the beginning of next month for a new set of thread prompts!



  • Completion means you have written 1,200 words for your thread. It does not matter how many posts you've made.
  • Use of NPCs is encouraged. However, read-only threads are disqualified from collecting prompt points: you must actively engage another roleplayer.
  • Late completion is generally not an issue, but try to finish your threads in a timely manner. If you start it at the end of the month and it takes you another month and a half to complete it, it's fine. If it's six months late, not so fine!
  • Once a thread has met our definition of "complete" (i.e., 1,200 words) you can add it to your point log. It needn't be actually finished and in the archive to count as "complete."
  • Points earned from thread prompts are put toward the Salsola Game.
  • Complete a prompt for ten (10) points.
  • Complete all three basic prompts from one month and receive an additional ten (10) points on top of your other points!
  • Bonus prompts are worth fifteen (15) points, but do not count toward the +10 reward mentioned above.
    • Bonus prompts usually encourage your character to explore a location or take part in a specific event, furthering their knowledge of Salsola.

Current Thread Prompts

Spring is here and Salsola is flourishing! Mild, warming temperatures help to get everyone out of their homes, especially with rumors abounding about curious happenings...

  • Strange plants have appeared on the shoreline. Those who remember their larger, more dangerous forebears may seek to eradicate these new fauna – though perhaps there's some potential in these intoxicating flowers...
  • A trio of masked traders has set up shop just north of Salsola in Fort Cumberland. Either have a thread with one of these characters, one where your character discusses their presence. If you participate, you could always have your character bring the materials they received in their mystery bundle. Got anything good? Wanna trade with someone else?
  • The surge in new greenery has led to a surge is something else too – lemmings! A whole colony of these has had a boom cycle, and the little, hungry rodents are looking for any and all easily found food they can. Salsola's garden in particular seems to be at risk. Since lemmings are mostly nocturnal, hold an overnight stake-out to protect what's ours! Alternatively, attempt to locate part of their burrow and figure out a way to get rid of the pest problem.
  • Bonus Prompt: A spring storm roars in with outstanding fury, coming to a head faster than expected. The time and your character's location can be of your choosing – as can be whether or not they make it to shelter before the weather turns!

Previous Thread Prompts

To see the thread prompts for previous months, click the 'Show' button to the right.

September remains balmy and generally pleasant, but the daylight hours grow noticeably shorter. Warm nights last only for the first few weeks of this month before beginning to cool, suggesting that autumn will arrive soon enough. In and around Salsola crops reach their peak, making plentiful resources more easily available for scavengers and opportune hunters alike.

  • Presentation matters in Salsola, and homes are no different. Spruce up your character's dwelling: do some decorating, landscaping, or other "home improvement". While you're at it, get yourself extra points by updating the Salsola Residency! ;>
  • With plants preparing for winter, now is an excellent time to begin gathering new seeds for the communal garden. Travel to a location outside of Salsola to do this, or accompany another character while they do so.
  • An unlucky deer has wounded itself somewhere in Salsola's territory. Team up with another packmate to track down the animal and put it out of its misery.
  • Bonus Prompt: Explore The Grotto of Seven Sleepers!

OCTOBER - 2019
October brings with it the turn of the season. A fresh, cool wind blows down from the peaks of the Halcyon ranges, dusting everything it touches with the first chilly frost. Holding the warm golden memories of summer like treasures in its bower, Salsola begins preparation for the long hard winter yet to come.

  • The end of the harvest is upon us, and in the orchard the last apples are dropping. A little sour to the taste, this late-season bounty is best suited to cooking, jarring, drying or fermenting. The rotten apples are also good for throwing at your enemies. Help gather, prepare or use the apples, so they don't go to waste!
  • On the outskirts of Millstone Village, a number of cranberry bushes are coming into fruit. These little red berries are tart and harmless, but heavily pigmented, perfect for creating dyes for fur, clothing or decorations. Investigate these dense shrubs and consider some some use for their bounty.
  • The first frost hardens the ground mid-month. Best seen at dawn across Lower Tantramar and the boglands, the glittering frost is a treacherous and slippery homage to a winter that will soon be upon us. Admire its beauty, or lament its arrival.
  • Bonus Prompt: The Ediling Ravine is starting to freeze over - check it out, but be careful!

November is here, and the teeth of winter snap at our ankles. With a creeping fog still rising from the loch, and the weather rainy and icy more often than not, it is a grim world beyond the doors of our warm little domiciles. Be sure to keep the hearth stoked and a generous supply of firewood handy, as the nights creep below freezing and each morning carries the promise of frost...

  • For every singular clear November night there are two cloudy, grizzly ones - nonetheless, when the heavens part the stars above are sharp as tiny shards of glass. Admire a rare cloudless evening for all its midnight splendor, or pay homage to our ancestors in the celestial tapestry above.
  • Though we have yet to experience a solid snowfall, early-season rain easily turns to a miserable, icy sleet. Get caught out in some poor weather, and either endure the hardship or search for shelter until it passes.
  • All the deciduous trees have shed their leaves and now stand eerily bare. After a night of rough weather, quite a few have dropped large branches onto the frosty ground. Find a use for these spare bits of lumber.
  • Bonus Prompt: With the third chapter of our Curse of the Sanctum plot underway, all Salsolans have been warned about the dangers of unsociable and desperate Outsiders. Talk to another Salsolan about your feelings - positive or negative - for those not fortunate enough to be a part of the greatest queendom around - that's us, of course!

February - 2020
Salsola endures the previous month's blizzard as well as it can, though the true scope of their losses becomes apparent early in February.

  • Stay warm everyone! A lot of fallen trees means a lot of new firewood, but it has to be chopped up and dried. If you aren't the manual labor sort, take time to pick up fallen branches and thaw them out. Every little bit helps, after all.
  • The aftermath of the blizzard becomes fully apparent, and Salsola suffers a great loss of livestock. With prey scarce, Salsolans are encouraged to find food where they can. Force your way through the snow to hunt or steal a meal from an Outsider.
  • Ice and rising waters dealt tremendous damage to Amherst. Explore Salsola's claim of the city and see what (if anything) remains intact.
  • Bonus Prompt: An earthquake strikes the Eastern Realms on February 6th. Here in Salsola, the effects will be minimal, but felt – what was your character doing that night? Did they feel it at all? Have a thread either during the earthquake and its aftershocks or one where your character discusses what they experienced.

March - 2020
After a winter full of blizzards, earthquakes, and food shortages, the arrival of March marks the first signs of spring, and, with any luck, a welcome reprieve from those dreary and worrisome days of the season passed.

  • The warmer weather has caused quite a bit of snow melt, particularly after the abundance the region received from the blizzard. Have an incident in which you deal with the soggy and muddy ground left behind, or, deal with the treacherous swell of the Pictou River!
  • Wild game has started to return to the area with the arrival of new growth. Engage in a hunt, or, otherwise help replenish the pack's stores by providing dried or smoked meat, or animal by-products such as feathers, bones, pelts, etc.!
  • Things that were once hidden beneath the snow are revealed in its absence, from things that were broken that will need repairing, old tools or items that were once thought to be lost, to -gasp- is that a body?! What did you find?
  • Bonus Prompt: Are you a merchant or trader-savvy individual? With routes clearing from their winter snow, there is more movement within the region for goods. Make a new business deal for the Kingdom (or maybe keep it on the down low for your own benefit ;D), steal re-purpose items from their original owner (they didn't need it anyway!), or maybe help a fellow trader out (make them owe you a debt in proper Salsolan fashion!).

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