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Garden in the City


The city is large enough, and filled with enough nobles and rich merchants, that it can support a number of "frivolous businesses". Thus Garden in the City is the first Florist in the city (heck… in The Land).

The city is large enough, and filled with enough nobles and rich merchants, that it can support a number of "frivolous businesses". Thus Garden in the City is the first Florist in the city (heck… in The Land).

The florist sells flowers and plants of all natures for festivals, parties, romantic gifts, and anything else that the presence of flowers can enhanced.

The shop is quite small really. The shopfront has a large picture window, showing off the greens and flowers that are "ready" in the shop. There is a small desk where business is conducted by Thalanus, the proprietor. Behind this small shop is a long alley, which leads back to towards the docks.  At the docks there is a good sized warehouse. It is an odd warehouse, as it has a glass roof. It is here that flowers and greens are maintained through the dry and cold months.

Thalanus is a half elf, applying human ingenuity to an Elven problem.  In creation of The Garden of the City, he has found a possible solution to Elves living in Human cities. The large warehouse with its glass roof, and dripping water lines, and warm green environment, can help the claustrophobic Elves live in this place of cold unliving stone.  If he can gather enough money, he plans on creating more glass buildings and rescuing of the displaced Elven people of his father’s line.

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Voted KendraHeart
November 12, 2005, 1:09
This is excellent. It provides something trivial that most of the gamers I have played with would of ignored completely. Yet now we have this half elf that is trying to "change the world". The GM would need to point out to players about the Elves and their inability to live with the Humans.

Is this in the Magenta Rose world?
November 29, 2005, 1:16
Updated: updated for spelling.
Voted Scrasamax
January 24, 2006, 16:20
While it feels a bit too modern for me (glass houses, drip lines) I like the idea, but would imagine the elves and half-elves might take a differnt approach, using dew collectors, IE something that would collect water in the morning from condensation rather than something that sounds like it just screws into the faucet. I think the idea of the frivolous business is a great one that should be explored more.
January 24, 2006, 17:55
The first glass houses/ hot houses were created in Italy around 1410. Drip lines are something that could of been made 6 centuries ago (simple canvas tubes), but nobody realized the need for them. Remember that DaVinci invented a bakalite in the 1490s. A lot of modern items could of been made with existing material two to six centuries ago. So, innovative yes, technologically impossible, no.

Oh and there is no "running water" in the city (or any city until 1720s when the re-invented/ rediscovered Roman Plumbing). They very much have dew collects and cisterns, but still it is an inclosed space... needs the technology or much more magic.
Voted valadaar
May 8, 2013, 23:04
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