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This article is in response to TJ Trewin's prompt #118 from his 400 Worldbuilding Prompts
What an eerie space of sorts. However, I do find it interesting that the rooms in these caves are used for therapy. I wonder what kind of therapy one can receive here.
Keep up the good work! :D
Thank you for reading :)
I see how it might sound eerie. In reality it is a pretty relaxed and welcoming estabilishment. The rooms are used for therapy because the adjoining business is primarily an healing house. Conceptually you can think of it as a fantasy spa resort, with some of the services used by some customers or their own pleasure rather than recovering from illness. It is the primary setting of my stories so far, so you can find more informations about why the therapy and what kind of therapy in the linked articles (and in the stories, though those are explicit rated and currently mostly unpublished).
What a interesting place, I can not imagine what one would have to do to be put into the dungeon and how it is used for therapy as well, But overall i love the pictures you used as they help the article and its a unique form of tavern! ( do they just treat or do they also serve food and drink as well ? )
Overall a good article!
Food and drink are certainly part of the package, but are usually not served in this part of the complex, so I left those details out. I should probably mention the room service available somewhere :)
What is Tarvan trying to do for their Master? I need more details... for reasons.
I'll put it on the "to write" list :P
I love reading about the Hottest Spices. I second Julian's suggestion of the prose. I love your prose, FYI.
Thanks, I love to write about it. I know I probably should do more "world" building, but I love this place and these characters so much I end up just thinking about details about it :P
I will write some prose, I promised up to 40k this year and I need to start working on it ;)
Why increase the scale to a size you don't need? Your story is about the shop and the people in it, mainly. You have enough additional details the rest of the world feels alive. Maybe more details about the local town as I imagine that will also impact the shop some, and the Ferret because that is important backstory wise, but personally I feel you are keeping a good scale on things overall.
Figured I should clarify: If you write it I will read it. I am enjoying this world of yours! I just mean there's no need to guilt yourself into writing things that don't matter as much overall as the parts you enjoy. <3
This sounds like a fascinating place! I love the way you've describe it, especially the smell. I'm wondering more about the other senses now. My first instinct is to think of caves as cold and drafty, but I guess that's not the case here. do they have fire everywhere to keep the place warm? And how good is the light quality? Are th caves super silent as they're isolated from the rest of the city and nature outside?
Thanks for reading, you are right, I need to put a bit more sensorial info and a little more life in it.
Ooooh, secret tunnel, secret tunnel, to the grotto, secret secret tunnel!!! Sounds both neat and relaxing to visit. I like the article layout a lot, btw, only problem is that its blocks may benefit from being split into multiple paragraphs.
I really love how vivid the descriptions of the place are. Really helps to give a sense of place. The quotes are great too, and I love the little snippets about the regulars. :D
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