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1  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Hello on: 08 January 2012, 05:00:28
Welcome! Knowledge of the seas and oceans will fit in quite nicely here. Fishing, sailing, things like that are always an interesting thing to do.
2  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Artimidor! on: 03 January 2012, 01:46:11
Dearest Sage,

When you have a free moment could you join me at check out my notes about the The Red Rose Bordello
3  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / The Red Rose Bordello on: 31 December 2011, 12:14:32

During my year or so long hiatus, I am aware that there were several sightings of me across Sarvonia. These are most likely true. However, I am also aware that there are rumors that say for several months I was at sighted at this establishment, oblivious to anyone urging me to return to the Compendium. I would like to say that this is not true I was not oblivious I was never at the establishment, and would like to ask everyone to stop  threatening to alert my father of how I am spending his money.
                        With love,
                           Agran Velion


The Red Rose Bordello

Overview
    Situated amidst the large city of New-Santhala, the Red Rose Brodello is a large manorlike building catering to a vast clientele. From simple craftsman who finish a well paying project to high class nobles, the Red Rose Bordello leaves its doors open and promises that one’s time there will be nothing but enjoyable and discreet.


Location of the Building
In the hustle and bustle of the massive city of New Santhala, it is easy to slip away from the normal routine of things. A good hooded cloak can allow even the most distinguished man to slip away from his manor and take a walk. Why, if he chose to, he could make his way to Cherring Cross, walk down the alley between the baker and the butcher, and find himself in the courtyard of the Red Rose Bordello. He could even see the flowing Thaehelvil River behind the building, but of course, his eyes would likely not be on the river.


Function of the Building
   The Red Rose Bordello offers the finest company in all of Sarvonia. Its courtesans are not mere street rats, with watery eyes and jaded souls, who are seeking for a copper piece to buy a crust of bread. The ladies of the bordello are trained in the etiquette and follow every social protocol one could find at the most brilliant balls. Each of the courtesans goes by the title Lady, and it is considered highly inappropriate to not address them by this title, for the Red Rose Bordello is their estate, and one must always address the lady of the manor with her proper title.

   For those not immediately wishing for company, the bottom floor offers other diversions. They can take a seat at the bar or one of the tables with silk tablecloths. A servant will arrival immediately, asking if they wish for a meal of roasted goat and mashed tuberroots, or perhaps a tankard of sweet mead. The bar is always open for those looking for liquid courage, and offers a variety of drinks sure to delight any connoisseur. Bottles of inexpensive wine line the bottom shelves, while the top is dominated by rare R’unorian Brandy and even Vhodka.

   The head of the Red Rose is given the title Madame, and it is considered inappropriate to not address her using her title. The Madame is always a former courtesan, and along with knowing standard etiquette and procedures, she must also be able to read and write to handle the running of the Bordello. The Madame is assisted by one or two assistants, who, along with their regular duties, help her with the day to day running of the establishment. From these assistants, the Madame names her successor, who shall take over after the Madame has passed away. Along with running the Red Rose, the Madame is also in charge of the Thorns.

   The job of the ladies can be quiet dangerous. The patrons of the establishment may grow to bold with the drinks from the bar, or may try to be too friendly with the ladies without the proper payment. To stop this, the Thorns of the Red Rose were created. They are the guards of the Red Rose, ensuring that the courtesans are safe from their clients, and stop any event that would disturb the other clients’ time at the Rose. All drunken brawls are stopped immediately by these men, and it is ill advised to ask a courtesan to scream ‘help’ behind closed doors, lest said door be kicked in by these men. Their fervent loyalty to the Red Rose is because of their upbringing. They are children of the courtesans, as infanticide is banned by all Madams. Both male and female children are used as servants and maids, serving food and drink or cleaning rooms, but after reaching adolescence, they are broken up by gender. The girls are taught how to act as proper ladies, while the boys are sent to a different training regime to serve as guards for the Rose.
   

Description
    During its founding days, the first Madame, Silvia Rose, wanted her bordello to be different then its counterparts, so began to gather money from a variety of sources. The names of her patrons are unknown, so whether the investments came from anonymous nobles or criminals is not known to us at the Compendium. However ill-gotten the funding Madame Silvia gathered, she managed to collect enough to have a large two story stone building built in New-Santhala.  The more elaborate insides were built at a later date as the Rose’s profits began to increase.

The courtyard of the Red Rose Bordello is approximately twenty five peds by another twenty five, with two wings of the bordello forming the sides, while the main building forms one end, leaving the fourth side open. The courtyard is made of smoothed stones to make walking easier on ones feet, with roses carved into the stone to keep with the name. There are several benches dotting the sides for clients and their ladies to sit, but because they are visible to those on the outside of the bordello, this is rarely done.
The bordello is two stories tall, with the bottom floor serving as the main room. This is where the bar assorted dining tables are located. The bar is staffed by the Thorns, and the shelves are stocked with a large variety of drinks. Silk tablecloths cover the tables, giving the patrons who choose a meal the sense of being a noble. Soft couches also line the walls, allowing the ladies and men to sit over a glass of wine before moving.

The second floor of the Rose is reserved for business only. It is filled with rooms of differing sizes, some nothing more than a simple bed and a door while others are entire suites. It is not unknown, although uncommon, for some openly promiscuous nobles to throw large parties in the suite, some going on for several days. This is a rare thing however, for ones absence will be noted amongst ones’ peers, and the sheer cost for room, ladies, and food and drink is more than many care to spend.

The east wing of the Red Rose is used to house the courtesans. The ladies of the Rose are not given much, two ladies usually share a room with a washing basin and a dresser for each. There is a small dining room where the ladies take their meals. Breakfast and lunch are the largest meals, as the ladies are expected to work most of the night. Their dinners are smaller fares as they must quickly finish their meals and be back in the main room. To ensure that the main room is never empty not all of the ladies are allowed to eat at the same time, they instead go in groups, allowing clients to always have company.

While the east wing of the bordello is used to house the ladies of the Rose, the west houses the Thorns. Their rooms are the same size, but instead house four to a room, allowing more room to be given for exercise and training. The training is not as martial as most people believe, as most of it is much like the ladies, where they are taught how to behave around nobles. Unlike the ladies’ however, rather than being taught to be charming, they are taught to hold their tongues and keep to themselves. However they are taught how to box, and the Thorns  that leave the bordello are known for being exceptional  at hand to hand company.


History

1.593:  Silvia Rose begins to gather money from patrons to build the Red Rose
1.595:  After gathering sufficient funds, Silvia begins to hire labourers to construct the bordello.
1.596: The Red Rose Bordello is completed and Silvia takes up the tile Madame Rose
1.600: Madame Rose names her successor.
1.609: Madame Rose dies, leaving the Bordello to her successor, Madame Regine.
1.619: The Red Rose Bordello is closed for renovations.
1.622: The Red Rose Bordello is reopened, the two new wings have been added.
1.625: Madame Martha creates the Thorns so that the boys of the courtesans will have a home.
1.635: The Red Rose Bordello is closed for investigations into the murder of a nobleman.
1.636: Bordello is reopened.
1.643: The Rose celebrates its fiftieth anniversary.
1.660 The Rose celebrates the publishing of the Compendium. All compendiumist are invited.
1.670 Rumors of a compendiumist visiting the establishment frequently surface. They are quieted.
4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Carserrian Gopag on: 31 December 2011, 01:51:38
I love this Valan, I want a turtle now!

ANd Judith, the picture is amazing! The water, the background, the ships, I love everything about it.
5  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: City of Milkengrad Painting on: 31 December 2011, 01:42:43
A truly beautiful picture as always Seeker, but I feel that my newest drawing may give you a run for your sans.

6  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Geia sas, Santharians on: 30 December 2011, 09:36:37
Welcome Kaerwyn!

I'm Agran, the professional apprentice. If you need anything stronger then a tart, ask me and I'll see if I can't get a flask or two...

*Seems to notice that there are members here*

My friends! You don't mind if I pinch a tart do you? I brought along some Stonetack for our newest friend!
7  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: I am/will be back :D on: 30 December 2011, 09:32:34
Welcome back Ridgen!

It seems like many of us are returning. Me, Seth,Curgan, you, oh it's a Santhmas miracle!

Let's all hold hangs and sing classic Santharian carols!

Like

Deck the (Kuglimz) Halls
Rasdolf (from) the Red Rose Bordello
With Three Thans
Silent Knight
Little Town of Milkengrad


8  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: a guiltily penned note slipped under the door on: 23 December 2011, 07:35:02
Welcome back Seth!

And may I ask, how is creative writing? I've given it some thought, but I don't know if it is a  goodidea
9  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Site Update 18-12-2011 on: 19 December 2011, 08:11:09
Should I be seeing an overview on the main page? I found my Stonetack entry so apparently everything is uploaded.

Edit: I see it! Great job Art, an aura as well.
10  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stonetack: The Immortal Bread! on: 16 December 2011, 05:45:55
Thanks for the aura Art, and congratz on your 400th.


And I will be quick to reply to any and all comments from now on...



after this nap.
11  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stonetack: The Immortal Bread! on: 15 December 2011, 11:08:15
A thanks to everyone (Rayne, Seeker, Art, and Bard Judith) for helping with this. I put up the revised entry, with all errors pointed out corrected save one.


Quote from: Rayne
The making of Stonetack is an incredibly simple process. Flour of any kind is mixed with water and, if the baker is generous, salt. (Is any yeast needed?)


Not even yeast is needed, the worst best part about Stonetack is how simple and cheap it is to produce!

***

Also, Bard thank you a million times over for the dwarven recipe...reciept...instructions. I'd give it a try if my jaw was a bit stronger.
12  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stonetack: The Immortal Bread! on: 09 December 2011, 07:58:10
Thanks so much for the comments guys! I'll be addressing them all very soon.


Also Bard Judith, if you could leave a Dwarven receipt, that'd be great. I like the idea of it being a food among dwarves because of how tough it is.
13  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Seeker :) on: 07 December 2011, 08:33:49
My dear Seeker,

When you have a free moment during your travels, would you mind taking a look at my newest entry about Stonetack? The notes are on mydesk. I also have several pieces laid out, try one if you like!


P.S. Please do not touch what is in the bowl on my desk. It is leftover spit from the Tei'hai Demon. It is highly aceedic.
 
Your friend,
Agran Velion
14  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stonetack: The Immortal Bread! on: 06 December 2011, 07:20:05
Thanks for the comments Rayne!  grin I'll get to editing the entry...eventually. 
15  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Aerelian Lake Picture on: 03 December 2011, 15:48:04
Naturally, an amazing picture Seeker. I'm usually not one for 'pleasant' pictures, preferring something dark and gritty to appease my creative darkside, but this is amazing. It looks far better than the real scenery around here. It also reminds me of what I've missed in my absence.  cry



And to me the wind spirit looks like a hamster... rolleyes
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