Dzidzilela's Flower (d͡ʑd͡ʑlela)
Dzidzilela's Flower is a relatively new tavern in the city of Korshon. It is named after Dzidzilela, the goddess of love, marriage and feritility. The tavern is a place where young people come to meet their romantic partners and potential spouses in a safe space. It is safe both for the young people as well as for their families. The most important rule of the tavern is "no physical love on the premises". The owner executes that rule by forbidding people who could potentially break the rule of sharing a room. It gets a bit tricky when it comes to bisexual and homosexual people, but the owner trained himself in recognizing which couples could break the rule. Nevertheless, to be sure no mistakes were made, each night an employee stays awake and listens for any suspious noices. People caught breaking the rules are immediately kicked out of the tavern.
Vitaliy took over the tavern from his father about 5 years ago. Some people were worrying that the new, young owner would change the tavern and make it lose its appeal as a safe place. Years of Vitaliy explaining that he would continue the family traditions in running the tavern didn't help. Only when they saw that Vitaliy stayed true to those traditions, they were content.
It was natural to be wary of him. Young people these days have plenty of crazy ideas. I'm happy that Vitaliy isn't one of them
So many taverns have a reputation of being dens of lecherous behaviour. I want to run a place where everybody can feel safe and, at the same time, provide a place where anyone can meet the love of their life
The tavern is located in the centre of Korshon, at a small square not far from the main square. The front of the building is painted red, the colour of love. This, and the sign above the main door, are the only things that distinguish the building from the surrounding townhouses.
Inside, there is a big hall filled with tables and chairs. Candle chandeliers and a big fireplace provide the room with light and heat. Tucked in a corner are stairs leading to the higher floors, where one can find rooms. Rooms vary in size and most of them have space for 2 to 4 people.
According to legend, the basement of the tavern hides a portal connecting the material plane with the realm of Dzidzilela. It is said that once a year the goddess emerges from it and the tavern owner gives her a report how the establishment is functioning. Some go as far as saying that the "no physical love" rule wasn't the idea of the Abramov family, but an order from the goddess. Those people say that it would fit her as she values deeper elements of love than its purely physical side.