love the detail, despite the nice and short post. I hate to sound repetitive and unimaginative (my previous comments on other subs), but my favorite things are those that I can immediately incorporate into my world. Short and sweet, but full of flavor (figuratively speaking) This shroom is one such thing! Go to Comment
Did anyone ever get back to her on that? Laura, the proper answer to that question is "only the bolt that holds it to the rest of the pole." Hope I answered this in time for you to still be able to get those three months of free postage. Good luck with your adoptee! Go to Comment
Having left the hush of the upper halls, and crossed the depths of the Braeth (an underground river, which is not all that deep because bear in mind we're talking about gnomes here), you would find yourself in Wattling Street, the main road through Udnalor. It's actually a long, well-worn passageway which opens out eventually into the City Centre. The gnome-buildings branch off Wattling Street as small burrows or caverns with boulder-blocked doorways for privacy. You can find armourers and smiths (though their armour tends to be on the small side for humans to buy) and many other types of trader.
There are many streets, ginnels and cooies which run off Wattling Street, the most famous probably being Smell Street, the domain of the infamous gnomish alchemists, the eponymous smell being very distinctive: the stench of cooking fungus, the aroma of subterranean spices, the pungent reek of rotting carcasses (used in some of the more notorious experiments). An encounter with an alchemist can really be spiced up (excuse the pun) if you have a well-stocked herb cupboard, and actually make up the potions, elixirs and draughts as they are ordered by characters.