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Foraste Lydan
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« on: July 13, 2009, 11:46:50 PM »

Template for Making a House


What are the main characteristics of your home? Is it a hut, a mansion, a farmhouse, a Shendar dome, an Elven tree-house or something more exotic like an orcish dwelling? Is it in a city or in the country with a garden around it? Where approximately is it situated? Continent and tribe area is enough. You want to attract guests to your house, so think of the things that make it interesting!

Location of the building

Area of the city (if it's in one), city name, province, continent. Describe exactly where your house is. Name the continent first, then the kingdom, the province and finally the city/town/village/hamlet in this order. If your home is in a location which has already been described, tell us where it is found. if not, make up the details based on what you read in the race and tribe entries. If your home in the country, describe the location as precisely as possible.
- How many hours do you travel till you are in the next town or village in the main directions?
- If it is an elven treehouse, at which edge and level of the forest is your elven house located?
- Is it easy for strangers to access or impossible to visit without an invitation like a home in the Palaelon?


What does the house look like? Is it a mansion, a small hut, a sprawling country estate, a room in a tower at Ximax, a run down cottage or perhaps a middle or upper class prosperous house in the middle of a town or city? Is it nestled between trees? Is there a brook or river nearby? Are there adjoining buildings to the main building such as a stable or a smithy, chicken run or shed? As with characters, description is good, help the moderators, administrators and potential guests know what your house look like.

How many storeys are there in your house? Is your house narrow or spacey? Does your house have verandahs? Is it a square or rectangular building, or are there wings? What about the roof? What type and shape of roof is it? What colours are the walls, roof, ceilings and doors of your house?

Measurements are good to help form an idea as to how big or small your house is. If you decide to use them, please remember to use Santharian measures. A picture of your house would be a useful addition to your house to help form a visual perspective on your house. You don‘t need to count all your windows, if you have many, but if you just have one, the exact location within the wall and distance from the door is needed.

Does your house have a garden? If so, describe it? What kind of garden is it; vegetable, flower or a combination? How big is it? Is there gravel in front of your house, or stamped mud? Will visitors and yourself need to go through gates to get from the street to your house? If so, is there a path from the street to your front door?


Describe the room/s in your house in enough detail so that visitors, moderators and administrators know enough about the layout of your house. Identify where the doors are that take people from one room to the next room and to the outside. Identify also the location of windows.


Describe the type, style, location, number and quality of the furniture in the house. Split it up by rooms and provide enough details so that visitors, moderators and administrators know what is available.

Special Items:

Making up items of furniture that are unique are fine provided you don't make magical mirrors, wardrobes that take you to a distant world, a time travel machine and other similar things. Any and all such items become part of the house and need to be described as being in a particular room. If you are unsure about whether something is suitable for inclusion, please ask a moderator or administrator first.

If there are NPCs at your house, please include a brief description of them as well. Their name, appearance, occupation and personality should be sufficient.


to your CD.
to your tribe(s)
to the location of the building (if possible)
to the "blueprint" of your home (if possible)

Blueprints of the building and its surrounds:

This is a nice addition to your house, but is not necessary, if you have written a good description. A simple sketch of where everything is in your house, together with a map of the lands surrounding your house, is enough.

Other Information:
When making your post, make sure that you have your character's name and their house in the subject line (ex. Claudirea's House).

Please place your contact information in the contact info thread. This applies to both home owners and guests. This is so if someone seemingly drops out, the home owner can contact them to make sure.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2009, 11:48:55 PM by Foraste Lydan » Logged

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