That is because you have seen Shrek II one time too many. It is a good idea, the dig at modern culture aside. The only thing that limited the existance of such places in the "real world" was the ability to travel. There was a limit to the distance that could be convienently traveled (in comfort). This limited the concentration of rich/ noble/ important people, to only those in a certain area. (Plus how far did the goods have to travel to satisfy them). If you "wave your hand" to that issue, places like this have to exist. Go to Comment
Already got the ball rolling, besides most of the above listed shops are going to run exorbitant prices. The fantasy equivalent of $3000 dresses, diamond studded shoes, and the most expensive of fragrances. Theatres are a must, as well as reputable establishments for gambling, but it has to be tailored and immaculate, this isnt Vegas, you know. Thanks for the comment, I like the connotation of the Forbidden city, I was slighty fixed on an amalgam of Rodeo Drive, and Fifth Avenue. Go to Comment
Don't forget places to waste cash, man! Theatres/gladiatorial arenas, a noble casino or two, an extra-fancy auction house...
the major banks should also be housed in the vicinity, perhaps this area of town could be surrounded by a second city wall, creating a true forbidden city... Go to Comment
I enjoy this idea, but I think there could be so much more done with it. Think of all the social fauxpas all the uncouth adventurers could make! Scandal would tarnish their reputation in the cities forever, especially with how gossipy these girls are. And beyond the girls the merchants who cater to these wealthy twits are equally catty and vicious as well I am sure. A rival chocolatier is trying to muscle in? Sabotage, murder, chocolate golems! Go to Comment
Well, in theory a small amount could be placed in a miniature replica of the urn and used as a chilling device. But, the fire has a mystic aspect to it, as normal fire does. Where many accord fire with creativity, passion, and energy, cold-fire saps these things, so the people who had such a magical freezer would eventually find themselves lethargic, bored, and emotionally detached. Go to Comment