[SL] May Newspost

POSTED: Sat May 06, 2017 4:52 am

SL May Newspost - IC Content


Food for Thought - A Last Supper Event

For the first time in weeks, the sky is open and the crumbling stone facade of the Ruins are not drenched in rain.

The strange sickness that plagued our kingdom with the oncoming of a wet April is finally passing. In its wake the pack has rallied, with a stronger-than-ever belief in the power of Salsola's very own coven. The dry spell beginning in mid May persists, soaking up the excess moisture in the boglands and the Pine Barrens. The air smells fresh, and clean, and the virulent green of moss and algae settles back to make room for violent bursts of color as the wildflowers make use of the bright sunlight and begin to bloom. Those who contracted the sickness will begin feeling better day by day, and with good food and care, a full recovery should be swift.

Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone. Salsola's two eldest (and most well-known) slaves, Khirot and Tarat, suffered greatly from illness and the complications brought on by their advanced age. They both succumbed to their symptoms in late April, in spite of the care offered to them by some members of the Kingdom. There has been no rites or funeral to mark their passing, as this is the first time that slaves have died from natural causes within the kingdom, and there is no precedent to mourn them. This loss has put additional strain on Salsola's lower echelons, and the absence of these servants has become apparent as the immense amount of work they fulfilled goes undone. Livestock also suffered greatly from the illness, and much to the dismay of a Kingdom where horses are exceptionally valuable, the loss of breeding mares Misty and Eyre is notable. Thankfully, the majority of the rest of our precious equine stock seems largely unharmed.

To recoup and assess the growing needs of the kingdom, as well as debut the many new faces that have joined our serpentine ranks over the past few months, Salvia and Lokr have decided to host a traditional Last Supper Event. Salsola is in need of a banquet to praise our ever bountiful luck and usher in the spring season; It is hoped that the festivity will also lift spirits after the constant barrage of difficulties we have faced in the past season. With Boreas War II and the Spring Sickness behind us now, it is important that all Salsolans reconnect with the deep roots of the kingdom, and cement their loyalties to the Boss.

The Last Supper will be held on May 31st. Preparations will need to begin immediately - Hunters should start amassing meats and harvesting choice animals, whilst other Salsolans can contribute in a myriad of ways, such as purchasing fine wines, procuring tasty herbs and salts, and of course making sure that their impeccable sense of fashion is up to date. As usual, the dress code is: Dress to impress!

➤ Dividing the Herd

Though we paid toll for the illness with a few remarkable losses, it served as well to alert Salvia to potential overcrowding issues with Salsola's most valuable resource: Its horses! With the milder temperatures and settling weather of spring finally allowing the coastal pass from Salsola to Portland to thaw enough for safe travel, the Mafiosi have decided that now is the time to round up some of our excess stock and herd them on the 6 day ride to the trading docks by Fort Preble. Word from our Portland-based merchants has it that after the epidemic cleaned out some of the more unsavory trading corrals, horses are currently in high demand, and our well-bred steeds will fetch a pretty penny from some of the wealthy traders currently doing business.

An escort of Salsolans have been chosen to accompany the small herd and assist our Outpost kin, some of whom are still weak post-sickness, in either settling in or trading the beasts. This is an excellent opportunity for any current members who are looking to acquire a horse themselves, as the trading party will be visiting a number of equine auctions to get the best prices for our stock.

➤ Headed to Portland

As is our standard protocol, a number of NPCs will be making the journey to Portland to take up a more permanent residence at the SL Outpost. We do this so that our in-game ranks don't fill up with stagnant characters, to allow those of you who are active more availability in the higher echelons of the kingdom! In answer to some questions that regularly pop up: Most characters who move to the Outpost retain their rank and pack standing - If they ever return IC to SL proper, it is likely they will jump back into the same rank they held upon leaving. This is not true of long-term NPCs or individuals who were in a very high rank, as their positions may well be taken by other active members of the pack.

Below are the NPCs who will be escorting the Salsolan horses, and taking up a residence at Fort Preble:

HORSES AND STOCK

Here is the list of the horses and livestock that will be taken for sale to Fort Preble. Pack members are welcome to place 'bids' if they would like to have their character purchase one of the animals - any horses or livestock thereby purchased by a Salsolan will remain at SL proper, and not continue on to Portland. To have your character place a bid, reply to this thread with a list of items or services that they are offering for trade, and the leadership will respond to let you know whether or not their offer has been accepted.

Non-SL characters are also welcome to place bids, under the assumption that they have seen the animals for sale at Portland. Names can be kept, or changed at their new owner's whim!

Trader is a buckskin gelding who most certainly has Quarter horse heritage. Born in 2007; Trader is a fully matured, very calm, passive horse. He can be ridden by any level rider and is trained to pull carts, both of which he has plenty of experience with. He is considered one of the most valuable of the horses for sale, due to his easy reliability and even temperament.

Strawberry is a tall chestnut grade horse of undetermined heritage. Born in 2005; Strawberry is a fully matured horse approaching middle age. She has a delicate temperament and willingness to obey. She is a rather skittish horse, however, and may spook. Capable of both pleasure-riding and cart-pulling. Strawberry was acquired from AniWaya by Draugr Helsi. She was previously bred to Svantevit studs, and produced Olga and Wenzel.

Sylvia is a feral-born mare. Born in 2009; Sylvia is a fully matured horse. She is quick to challenge a rider that does not show dominance, and cautious around Luperci. She has notably sure footing, and shows excellence with turning. Sylvia was originally captured by Draugr Helsi in Rockwood Park in Saint John, and received basic training from Salvia Eternity.
Update: Sylvia is now in the ownership of Misery Eternity!

Spirit is a heavy-built grade horse. Born rich chestnut, will likely turn near-white within a few years. Born in 2014; Spirit is a teenage horse. Unusually mild-mannered, ideal for a docile working horse -- too gentle-natured to be ridden into battle. Broken to saddle, learning to pull a cart. Spirit was originally foaled by Casa di Cavalieri member Wayne McCoy's mare, Fern. He was acquired by Salsola in 2016 in exchange for prisoner Alistair Callow's safe return.
Update: Spirit now belongs to Inferni!

Gerald is a handsome dun mustang gelding. Born in 2008; Gerald is a fully matured horse with good musculature and carriage. He was exposed to combat during his youth, but was largely used for scouting, owing to his high endurance. Previously owned by a Boreas wolf, his training and overall health has greatly improved since being in Salsolan care.

(No Name) is a dun mustang mare. Born in 2010; she is a matured horse with elegant legs and a sturdy body. She was used for transport and combat in her youth, and ridden by a Boreas wolf during the Second Boreas Conflict. She is nervous with handling around her head and ears, signs that she may have been ill treated by her previous master. In spite of this, she has a great willingness to learn.
Update: No Name now belongs to Alouette Moineau!

Sheep: 1 Ram, 6 Ewes, 2 Lambs. All sheep have white/cream wool and darker legs, though the hues vary per animal. They have survived the Spring Sickness and are in good health.
Update: One of the lambs has been purchased by Ankh D'Aabt!

Pigs: 2 Sows. Suitable for breeding, both have carried healthy piglets to term before. Pushy and bold in temperament, but nonetheless easily manageable by authoritative Luperci. One of the sows is particularly good at digging up roots and tubers, and has a very sensitive nose.



Much love and happy posting - Team Salsola

Last edited by Salsola on Mon May 08, 2017 5:21 am, edited 2 times in total.
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POSTED: Sat May 06, 2017 4:53 am

SL May Newspost - OOC Content


➤ Discord Chat

Hi guys and welcome to "we are sorry but we couldn't resist Justin Timberlake (and neither can you)".

As many of you are now aware, 'Souls has shifted its Chat platform to Discord, and Salsola has done likewise. Discord is a great chat system that is much more flexible and user-friendly than our previously used platforms. We've set up an SL Commonroom for all your SL chatting needs, featuring separate 'channels' such as: the plotting channel, the spam channel, the shortform RP channel and more!

If you would like to be invited to the SL Commonroom, all you need to do is shoot the Salsola Account a PM with your discord account name and number. For all members of the chat, please make sure to adhere to the below rules of conduct:

➤ SL Commonroom Rules

  1. The Salsola Commonroom is a space for current or past Salsolan members exclusively.
  2. 'Souls RPG's boardwide rules apply. Harassment, drama, disrespect, etc. will not be tolerated and will be reported to the administration.
  3. Language and content should be kept reasonably clean.

  4. Swearing, innuendo and dirty jokes are allowed so long as they are not intended to offend another member. Excessive use of poor language or explicitly mature content may result in a warning or potential removal from the chat, depending on severity. This rule is flexible so as not to ruin the 'spirit of fun' within the chat, and caters to the generally more mature playerbase in SL - we hope that our members are sensible enough that this won't need to be adjusted to a firm PG rating.

    If you are uncomfortable with swearing/semi-adult themes, we would suggest that you say so to the chat when you join in, so they might moderate their discussions accordingly.

  5. Discussions revolving around characters, plots and other IC themes should generally be relevant to Salsola.

  6. Talking about non-SL packs and characters is fine if it is in passing/a small amount, but the overall theme of this chat is to promote Salsola, its plots and its players - if you are extensively discussing IC events/participants that have nothing to do with this, please take it to a private IM instead.

    This rule does not cover OOC or RL topics of discussion, which may be varied and are welcome!

  7. No spam allowed in the General Channel.

  8. The posting of multiple pictures, unrelated videos or other content may be seen as spam if it is disrupting conversation and causing an overload of the chat. Links to pictures and videos are fine so long as they are relevant and not numerous. Please be mindful of players who are accessing the chat via their mobiles, or who have slow internet speeds. There is a separate channel specifically for all your Spamming needs!

  9. No promotion of unrelated material.

  10. We do not want members promoting other RPG sites, or off-board 'Souls packs etc within the SL Commonroom. This rule does not relate to discussing and plugging things like favorite TV shows, books etc - It is more to dissuade people from using the SL Commonroom as a place to recruit for their own unrelated RP content.

➤ Smelly Fish Things

Last but not least, make sure you haven't forgotten to tally up your threads and prompts to see if you are applicable for any of the prizes from our Spring Sickness pack post! We've got great goodies available, from temp titles to one spectacularly stinky icon. From May 10th onward, we ask that you post your results to that thread for approval.

We hope you enjoyed participating in the board-wide plot! Remember, if you have any suggestions or recommendations for plots you would like to see us take part in, or ways in which we can improve our involvement across all 'Souls, feel free to send the leadership a PM ❤



Much love and happy posting - Team Salsola

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POSTED: Sat May 06, 2017 10:03 pm

Alouette would like to place a bid on (No Name).

She can trade her services as a novice tailor to make fixes/alterations to clothing already made. 4 decently tanned hides/leathers, 6 or 7 deer antlers, garden variety herbs and medicinal plant seeds (hemlock, mint, Pearly everlasting, and Bunchberry) a few small bags of each, and one or two shiny raw gems from a cave or two.
Alouette Moineau



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POSTED: Sun May 07, 2017 11:06 am

Can I snag a lamb for Ankh? He has jewelry, herbs, books and incense to trade for it!
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POSTED: Mon May 08, 2017 4:15 am

Alouette Moineau wrote:Alouette would like to place a bid on (No Name).

She can trade her services as a novice tailor to make fixes/alterations to clothing already made. 4 decently tanned hides/leathers, 6 or 7 deer antlers, garden variety herbs and medicinal plant seeds (hemlock, mint, Pearly everlasting, and Bunchberry) a few small bags of each, and one or two shiny raw gems from a cave or two.


For the price of 4 x quality tanned leathers, 6 large stag antlers, 4 seed sachets (hemlock, mint, pearly everlasting, & bunchberry), and we'll say 2 precious gemstones, Alouette can take No Name! IC she would have been purchased from a trading corral by the Portland docks (so Alouette would have had to travel by there sometime in the next few weeks), and Alouette would have spoken to Blair to make the trade :> If you need any more details than that, let us know!

Ankh D'Aabt wrote:Can I snag a lamb for Ankh? He has jewelry, herbs, books and incense to trade for it!


For the price of one leatherbound book to add to Artemisia's memoriam Library, and a bundle of sweetgrass-scented incense sticks, Ankh is now the proud new owner of a fluffy little spring lamb! Ankh would have made the trade with Lokr, in Salsola prior to the caravan leaving - Unless you specifically want for him to have accompanied it to Portland.

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POSTED: Mon May 08, 2017 4:28 am

Misery (and Bane on her behalf) would like to make a bid for Sylvia. Bane will be trading jars of pemmican and luperci made ink, healing herbs, and cloth for bandages.

Misery will be contributing cured meat (deer, 20 some odd lbs), salt, and tanned leathers.
ps i posted in the wrong account i am a moron

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POSTED: Mon May 08, 2017 5:18 am

Bane D'Angelo wrote:Misery (and Bane on her behalf) would like to make a bid for Sylvia. Bane will be trading jars of pemmican and luperci made ink, healing herbs, and cloth for bandages.

Misery will be contributing cured meat (deer, 20 some odd lbs), salt, and tanned leathers.
ps i posted in the wrong account i am a moron


Sylvia has now been sold to young Misery for the price of: 3 x pemmican jars, 2 x vials of ink, 1 small wooden box of dried healing herbs, 1 x bag of cloth bandages, 20lbs cured venison, 1 x pouch white salt, and a choice pick from a selection of tanned leathers. Good trading! Misery (and Bane) would have made the trade with Lokr on behalf of the kingdom, prior to the caravan leaving for Portland. If you need any more details, holla at me!

To everyone in SL who purchases a horse: Please make sure to update the wiki accordingly! If you are uncomfortable making edits to the wiki, please let us know and we will do so on your behalf <3

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POSTED: Mon May 08, 2017 8:16 am

Vicira would like to place a bid for Spirit on behalf of Inferni! She offers one Highland mix cow, born 2010, as well as a handcrafted (master-level) saddle and hackamore (made by Sinech). ;>

Basically IF ain't got no use for single cow and I want dat big hoss ok.



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POSTED: Mon May 08, 2017 11:15 am

As per the trade agreement with neighboring clan Inferni, Spirit has been traded for a female highland cow as well as a finely crafted tack set! You can assume that Salvia took care of this trade with Vicira directly. :>
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