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Lam Liari's Townhouse
« on: July 08, 2006, 12:35:46 AM »
A simple abode paid for with her wage (so that she isn\'t forced to touch the royalties afforded her by her family\'s business... they are channelled to her father), Wilson\'s home is a narrow, two storey affair.

Entering on the ground level, one faces a stairway straight ahead, a narrow hallway extending beyond it and an open doorway to the right revealing a sitting room.  It holds two chaises, an end table or two and some bookcases.  Although a pretty room, it isn\'t lived in; it\'s only used to greet guests that are not friends or those who will not be staying long.

Squeezing past the straight staircase to continue down the hall, there is another door at the end that leads to a small, narrow garden with a few plants and an outhouse.  There is storage beneath the steps and two more rooms behind the sitting room - the help\'s room and the kitchen, respectively.

Wilson is currently served by a quiet young man named Matthew Dunn.  His father has been a long-term Patrick servant and when she moved out to live alone six years ago, Matthew began his life of serving with her, as well.  He was eighteen then and pleased with the roomy quarters he was given to inhabit alone.  If he is ready to move on or begin a family now that he is approaching twenty-four, he hasn\'t let Wilson know; they get on with great companionship.  She views him as a comrade more than a servant, as he will often accompany her on rides and training runs, while willingly tending the bruises and injuries that her armour simply doesn\'t stop.  He is also an excellent cook - though he does grow frustrated when she doesn\'t let him know that she won\'t be home to eat what he\'s prepared.

There are three rooms upstairs as well, beginning with (at the top of the stairs) a room dedicated to bathing that has a small fire pit (because it shares the chimney attached to the fireplace in the kitchen below), washstand and steel bath.  The second room off the narrow walkway has no real purpose, but it\'s where Wilson stores her old equipment and weapons, along with everything new that she has personally purchased (as opposed to what the city provides).   She maintains it all religiously.

Lam\'s bedroom is above the sitting room, at the front of the house and it is a fairly generously spaced room.  The door is placed in the centre of the wall, two large armoires to the left upon entering (her family is, after all, known for their tailoring), one against the entry wall, one against the left.  There is a square hollow in the very corner of the room because the wardrobes\' corners almost touch, so that their doors don\'t interfere with one another upon opening.

Wilson\'s bed is a larger-than-normal double one with four delicately-turned wooden posts and the rose wood headboard pressed against the wall to the left.  It has a small side table, that matches in wood and doily the elegant dressing table against the right wall (between the two large windows - one of which has a seat).  The room is pretty and feminine, with the bed obviously being a haven (due to the amount of injuries she must recuperate from there) in a room Wilson spends most of her time in.