[NEWS] March 2015

Territory updates, realism checks requests, flood starts!

POSTED: Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:34 am

News & Updates

Flood Plot

It's started to rain... The board-wide flood plot begins in just a few days! Check out the Pack News forum to see what each pack is doing to prepare.

Withered Realm Territories Re-Open for Claims

It's been many years since the 2008 fire. The land has recovered and is flourishing. As such, all territories east of Halcyon Mountain are once again available for packs to claim, should any desire to do so.

Accordingly, the Withered Realm territories have been renamed Primeval Memories. The "Ashes to Ashes" forum has been renamed Eastern Realms, and to lessen confusion all around, what was formerly "Eastern Rise" is now simply Halifax, since that was the only territory it housed anyway! We'll be working on updating the territory descriptions, but let us know if we forgot to rename a thing somewhere!

Realism Check Requests

We've added a Realism Check Request to the list of Request forms. Moving forward, we will only be giving official answers to realism-related questions for in-depth, specific scenarios requested via Realism Checks.

Realism-related questions are absolutely still welcomed in the Questions and Help forums and via Tumblr, but these spaces will be more for community discussion, basic research, and pointing players in the right direction to do their own research.

In recent years, the administration has sunk a lot of time into doing research for players in order to answer their questions. It becomes especially difficult when questions are very broad, and we have to spend extra time formulating an answer/official stance that covers all our bases, and which has the least chance of being misunderstood by someone who hasn't done their research. It makes a lot more sense to only give official answers to specific scenarios than to overreach and try to generalize on topics that are often very complicated.

As we have mentioned in various Tumblr responses, it isn't on us to do research for you, and it is far easier for us to give a yes or no to whether something is feasible when the player has already done some digging of their own. In addition to freeing up administrative time and resources, we hope that encouraging more players to do their own research will improve the community's overall knowledge and familiarity with 'Soulsverse feasibility. You guys are a smart lot, after all!

'Souls does already have a wealth of realism-related resources we think are overlooked frequently. The RP Guide's Realism section and subsections is a good place to start. We're working on re-adding a comprehensive Horse Guide to the RP Guide, and as always, players are welcome help build additional resources on the Wiki.

Outpost Trader

Dalimil has returned to The Outpost with more horses and more opportunities for stud services.

Staff Updates

Congratulations to Myst (Lucille) and San (Semini) on being added to our Maintenance Aide team. :) We know that they're going to be awesome!

Spotlight and Community Soul

Congrats to Ocèane and Kiri, our Spotlights for this month!

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POSTED: Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:34 am

Dalimil the Horse Trader

The Outpost trader Dalimil has come to 'Souls this month. She has horses for offer:

  • Mare, bay. Older and calm, prior breeding experience (more valuable).
  • Gelding, bay. Docile and reliable.
  • Gelding, grey. Very strong, cart trained (more valuable).
  • Mare, red roan. Wary of other horses.
  • Stallion available for STUD only: Tibor, black. An atypically nervous stallion, and young, without much breeding experience. He is very well-muscled and large for even a Svantevit horse, with a graceful gait.
    • Stud opportunity
    • Stud opportunity
    • Stud opportunity

Request Rules

  • Requests are NOT A GUARANTEE of approval. The 'SA approves or denies these requests based on the application received and in the order of applications received. Don't assume your horse is owned until you receive a PM confirming the claim.
  • Packs may request horses for communal stores. Pack claims, however, are considered after player claims. We usually give 1-2 weeks for claims to be made, after which time we consider any claims made by packs.
  • Your character may claim a horse if they already have a horse companion. Like pack claims, however, these claims are considered after those who already have a horse.
  • Keep in mind the typical description of a Svantevit horse.
  • The horses are offered as is -- changing genders, descriptions, personalities, etc. is not permitted.


Please reply here with your request. Even if all the horses have already been requested, it is worthwhile to post anyway: someone else's request may not be approved.

Horse Request

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[b]Character Name[/b]:
    [b]Does your character currently own a horse?[/b]:
    [b]What is your character offering in exchange?[/b]:
    [b]Indicate your first choice of horse[/b]: (not guaranteed!)

Stud Request

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[b]Character Name[/b]:
    [b]Mare Name[/b]:
    [b]Link to Horse Information (if available)[/b]:
    [b]What is your character offering in exchange?[/b]:
    [b]Describe Projected Foal (25 - 100 words)[/b]:

Accepted Trades

The following are some examples of trades that might be accepted for the horses to give players an idea of what might be accepted for a Svantevit horse. This shouldn't be used as an exact guideline: we'll obviously accept other items! However, keep in mind the approximate value of each of these items when formulating your trade:

  • Stud opportunity: Well-made saddle, ten smoked fish
  • Stud opportunity: Well-made saddle, five horse blankets
  • Standard horse: Well-made saddle, three bottles of alcohol, twenty smoked fish, and five horse blankets
  • Standard horse: Trained Luperci slave/servant
  • Extra trained horse: Five scavenged human books on useful subject (e.g., not a novel/fiction)
  • Extra trained horse: Well made saddle and bridle, five bottles of alcohol, thirty smoked fish, and seven horse blankets
  • Extra trained horse: Scavenged human sword, 30 arrows, a book on native plants
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POSTED: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:07 am

Character Name: Delphinium d'Angelo
Does your character currently own a horse?: No
What is your character offering in exchange?: supple, hand made leather chest plate, gauntlets, vambrance and greaves. a pair of dull luperci made daggers, and a ~7 gallon bag of dry corn.
Indicate your first choice of horse: Mare, red roan
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POSTED: Tue Mar 03, 2015 2:14 pm

Character Name: Ardoise Moineau
Does your character currently own a horse?: No
What is your character offering in exchange?: Milking goat (yearling), Luperci made buckskin pack, large hunting knife with polished decorative wooden handle, cross shaped pendant made of precious metal, smoking tobacco (small pouch, ~35grams)
Indicate your first choice of horse: Mare, bay

POSTED: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:06 am

Character Name: Salsola
Mare Name: Strawberry
Link to Horse Information (if available): Wiki
What is your character offering in exchange?: One sheep (dead or alive), one reindeer pelt, 2 jars ear of both whale oil and tallow
Describe Projected Foal (25 - 100 words): A stocky foal that will grow into his muscles, with a particularly wavy mane and tail (pic). Though eager to work he will be a "spooky" horse, and generally uncomfortable in strange settings.
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