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Postby Holy Lykos » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:18 pm

From a guild to a marketplace to both, here's North Warnborough's tailors. :P The list isn't a final thing, just a few examples I thought of while working on it.




hashtag: #IWANT
Name It: The Divine Skein Marketplace and Tailor's Guild
What is it: area of the Market District set aside for various kinds of clothiers, and the guild that regulates and runs it.
Is it city run: Run by the Divine Skein Guild
What services does it supply: various kinds of clothiers, tailors, hatmakers, cobblers, any sort of clothing you could want available for sale.
Where is it located Pick ONE
Market District, subsidiaries/offshoots in various parts of the city
If you want, describe it: Its simply a few streets of the market district where a lot of clothing stores were set up. Since then the city has made the concentration official, with most clothing, tailors, or other kind of store related to worn wear being placed in this part of the Market district. There are plenty of stores around town, but if someone wanted to see the widest variety available in town, the Divine Skein is the area of choice.

The two main entrances to the area have large, colorful signs that read out the name of the district, along with colorful and welcoming decorations. The sign over the entrances is held up by a pair of marble pillars on each side as well. Inside there's an open air market with stalls and a series cloth coverings hoisted up between the buildings to keep the elements out. The stalls tend to be associated with various stores in the district, displaying a few wares outside of their stores to entice people to go inside. Plenty though are independent stores of their own, just without a proper storefront to sell out of. The buildings are of various styles and makes, creating a very interesting aesthetic where people bring bits of their cultures to design the buildings.

The owners of the stores and stalls of the area work together to keep it cleaned up and maintained, and try to keep an air of hospitality throughout the Divine Skein. They're organized into the Divine Skein Guild, which regulates the quality of the work sold and produced by the various shops, and tries to keep prices at a level that both helps cover costs for running the Divine Skein, pay for the materials needed, and help startups. They have smaller Divine Skein offshoots in the Burrows and outlying villages with selections from all over the main marketplace to sell the goods as a whole and show samples of what you could see going to the main marketplace. Aside from this it tends to operate similarly to a traditional guild, with apprenticeships and all.

A few of the stores present here are as follows:

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hashtag: #IWANT
Business Name: The Woolly Tide
Business Type: Clothier/Tailor
Name of the person that owns it (or is it city run): A Faun named Silas Gracchus and his Undine husband Aeneas Gracchus. Both are tailors and run the shop together.
What services does it supply: General clothing items for sale, and repair of damaged clothes. They also provide swimwear of various kinds and materials.
Where is it located Pick ONE

Market District (by the Building ), Divine Skein

If you want, describe it:

A largely Greco-roman reminiscent building, with pillars on the front two corners and colorful murals on the stone face of the front of the building. The sign is separate from this, standing from an awning going out to cover their exterior stall. The inside is much the same, with mythic looking decor and murals painted on white colored stone. Pretty simple and utilitarian, though it does have a pool on an upper floor for Aeneas, along with the workshop.

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hashtag: #IWANT
Business Name: The Essential Fabric
Business Type: Fabric store, craft store
Name of the person that owns it (or is it city run): The centaur Anne Reiter
What services does it supply: purchase of various kinds of fabrics and materials for Tailor and craft work.
Where is it located Pick ONE

Market District (by the Building ), Divine Skein

If you want, describe it:

Designed with centaur proportions in mind, given its proprietor. relatively simple wood and stone design, much like an medieval German home, complete with timber framing. Pretty simple and to the point, with a homely interior in a similar style but more modern touches too. The store is practically divided in two, with one side holding supplies for more serious craftsworkers and another side simpler craft works for people wishing to dabble. A small section houses handmade plush toys for kids, something Anne does herself.

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hashtag: #IWANT
Business Name: Weresheep's Wear Sheep
Business Type: Woolens shop
Name of the person that owns it (or is it city run): Self-proclaimed (aka poor) comedian and Weresheep August Skye
What services does it supply: Woolen Goods and Tailoring.
Where is it located Pick ONE

Market District (by the Building ), Divine Skein

If you want, describe it:

A bit designed like a Celtic tower house, with stone walls and an actual gate that can be raised and lowered(Simply used when they lock up for the night). The workstations on the first floor. As a result there's a staircase leading up to the second floor shop for onlookers, though they do offer paid tours of the work spaces on the lower levels, and how they go about making their goods. No one really knows why August had it designed like this, though he gives a myriad of reasons ("Its more lucky", "Worker's safety", Usually a few bad jokes or puns too). He's a jovial man, though serious about his work. Also entirely oblivious about the irony that a Weresheep works with woolen items.

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Aside from these, stores of various kinds dot marketplace and several places around town that aren't in the central marketplace are part of the Divine Skein Guild.
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Postby CAT XIII » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:12 pm

Tiltjuice wrote:
CAT XIII wrote:
No problem! I didn't know there were lots of similar things already :lol:

Would a town hall kind of idea be better? I was looking for somewhere for Oto to perform.


What kind of music does she perform again?

Chaos has a nightclub, and I'm tossing around the idea of a poker den slash casino (haven't decided yet which one).


She comes from a rock band but she probably wouldn't play anything too heavy at a gig. Something tuneful that's easy on the ears.
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Postby Swith Witherward » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:39 am

Falling asleep here. I bumped Gio and Torsi along, and did a placeholder for Opa and Meps. Rache replies have to wait until I'm more awake. :p
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Postby Atreidya » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:26 am

Hello. I want to apologize for this and inform everyone I will have to change my available time on NS. I have had to cut all my other rps, including my baby I have been working on with others. However this one I don't want to drop but my available time to rp will decrease substantially. I am sorry.

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Postby Mincaldenteans » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:35 am

Atreidya wrote:Hello. I want to apologize for this and inform everyone I will have to change my available time on NS. I have had to cut all my other rps, including my baby I have been working on with others. However this one I don't want to drop but my available time to rp will decrease substantially. I am sorry.


That's okay thank you for updating us. What will your posting rate be like? Once a day, or every other?

Also, as an option, we can park your character until such time youre more readily available. RL comes first and always -nodnods-
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Postby Atreidya » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:39 am

Mincaldenteans wrote:
Atreidya wrote:Hello. I want to apologize for this and inform everyone I will have to change my available time on NS. I have had to cut all my other rps, including my baby I have been working on with others. However this one I don't want to drop but my available time to rp will decrease substantially. I am sorry.


That's okay thank you for updating us. What will your posting rate be like? Once a day, or every other?

Also, as an option, we can park your character until such time youre more readily available. RL comes first and always -nodnods-


Probably 1-2 times a week.

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Postby Mincaldenteans » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:55 am

Atreidya wrote:
Mincaldenteans wrote:
That's okay thank you for updating us. What will your posting rate be like? Once a day, or every other?

Also, as an option, we can park your character until such time youre more readily available. RL comes first and always -nodnods-


Probably 1-2 times a week.


Okay we'll likely put your char to park, most plot/stories tight now are every other day at least. Benefit of parking is that you don't have to re-apply, as Deacon will have his apt and you'll be able to re-insert your character when you're ready.
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Postby Atreidya » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:21 am

Mincaldenteans wrote:
Atreidya wrote:
Probably 1-2 times a week.


Okay we'll likely put your char to park, most plot/stories tight now are every other day at least. Benefit of parking is that you don't have to re-apply, as Deacon will have his apt and you'll be able to re-insert your character when you're ready.


Thank you, and again I am sorry, especially so having just joined. I should be back on my normal time after a couple of months at the most.

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Postby Cerillium » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:03 am

Atreidya wrote:
Mincaldenteans wrote:
Okay we'll likely put your char to park, most plot/stories tight now are every other day at least. Benefit of parking is that you don't have to re-apply, as Deacon will have his apt and you'll be able to re-insert your character when you're ready.


Thank you, and again I am sorry, especially so having just joined. I should be back on my normal time after a couple of months at the most.

You're welcome. Thanks for letting us know. I completely understand schedules and limited free time. I'll leave your tab in place.

edit: tab changed to mark sabbatical.
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Postby Cerillium » Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:08 am

I'll start editing in the new shops as soon as I catch up with the IC. We're running out of character space in that post. I'm toying with shortening the shop descriptions and having you all transfer your business descriptions to the archive thread. I'll link each post for quick reference. Let me see what other things I need to add to that thread first.
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Postby Cerillium » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:39 pm

Right, let's get to archiving.Your challenge for the week! IF you have an approved Burrows business (all are approved as of 4 Sept, 3:30 PM EST) or wish to make a new business, please note the following:



There is a formatted form. You'll need to pay special attention to the very top and to the very bottom. Your business name is nested between the 150 size brackets. The very bottom has text between the floatright brackets. This is where you take credit for your work! Insert your NS Nation name between the name brackets. Example: Cerillium instead of Cer. This is so people can click on it and send a TG to you if they have questions.

So this:
hashtag: #IWANT
Business Name: Four Kings
Business Type: Casino
Name of the person that owns it (or is it city run): Deader
What services does it supply: Entertainment
Where is it located Market District (by the Building)
If you want, describe it: The establishment, although called a casino, only offers poker games. Located in a split-level building formerly housing a tavern, the bar area was turned into the cashier's cage during renovation. The first floor is open to all paying customers from the Building and elsewhere, and contains traditional casino-style poker tables with the characteristic green baize. The second floor, which contained rooms for rent when the building was still a tavern, now hosts private games in each room for a modest hourly fee. There is an annual open high-stakes tournament held in the Four Kings, with prizes of enchanted frogs and deep fried crickets, and Deader itself never misses one.

The second floor also has a small kitchen and lounge area adjacent to the stairs for players to take a break and get some refreshments (pub and finger food, drinks from the vending machines, and such). An unused microphone and sundry other older musical equipment were left behind by the previous owners; these remain unused by Deader.


Becomes this:
North Warnborough
Business Directory


Four Kings
Business Type: Casino
Proprietor: Deader
Industry: Entertainment
District: Knoll Burrows
Description: The establishment, although called a casino, only offers poker games. Located in a split-level building formerly housing a tavern, the bar area was turned into the cashier's cage during renovation. The first floor is open to all paying customers from the Building and elsewhere, and contains traditional casino-style poker tables with the characteristic green baize. The second floor, which contained rooms for rent when the building was still a tavern, now hosts private games in each room for a modest hourly fee. There is an annual open high-stakes tournament held in the Four Kings, with prizes of enchanted frogs and deep fried crickets, and Deader itself never misses one.

The second floor also has a small kitchen and lounge area adjacent to the stairs for players to take a break and get some refreshments (pub and finger food, drinks from the vending machines, and such). An unused microphone and sundry other older musical equipment were left behind by the previous owners; these remain unused by Deader.

Creator: Tiltjuice




You may add small (under 400 px size) images to your post. Add images to the bottom rather than the very top. Looks cleaner. Let's not turn it into Google image spam.

Please don't add colorful font.

Be as descriptive as you wish. Bear in mind that the entire form is already formatted ("justify") so you'll run into trouble if you attempt to center anything within the form itself.

Know your business location! Make sure you're putting it in the right spot! (Village vs Market District!)

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Districts:
  • Guild District - guilds only, please
  • Market District - this is inside the city walls
  • Agricultural districts - there are 4. North East, North West, South East, South West. You can pick freely whichever you please. The district closest to the Building is the South West
  • Industrial District - the Burrows has hardly any FT industry. The Industrial District contains encapsulated things such as the Garment District, the Brewers' District. etc. There aren't any shops, pubs or restaurants.
  • Downtown District - professional trades such as legal representation, insurance firms, real estate brokers etc. There are restaurants here but few sundry shops. It is the site of "old weath" with some residencies remaining.
  • Government District - all government. No restaurants or shops. Heavily secured.
  • Military Zone - this is for the recognized city forces and the official external forces (police and county sheriff type of thing). This is also where the jail is. There are no shops or other businesses. It is restricted access, even to guilds.
  • Commerce and Hospitality District - Hotels are here. Fancier restaurants are here. This is near a major port along the river. It's a mixture of Ascalon, Outermark, Wold and other travelers. There are banks here, and counting houses. Guilds usually have a small office here (the American Medial Association, a quasi-guild itself, would have a branch office whereby people apply to take tests, present credentials to become certified to work, or hold training).
  • Residential Districts - houses, apartments, etc. Most are row houses. There may be a corner store here and there but I'd rather leave these areas pristine and vague.
  • North Warnborough Near Knoll (or Knoll Burrows) - IMPORTANT! This is the little rural collection of merchants and a church is the place we launched Sheepquest from, and the place where Residents took shelter when the Building exploded. It has a little neighborhood pub, and some basic trade, and a few of your shops. Look on the map. Spot the Building? That external village is where you've been running your characters. The village government is comprised of a small council (farmers, shepherds, etc). They have a council rep that attends city council meetings. The mayor is the mayor for the main city, not the village. Please make sure you mark your form as either Market District or Knoll Burrows so we know which play zone it's in.

Industries in the Burrows: These are meant to help you assign tags and think of locations.
    Agriculture
    Fishing industry
    Timber industry
    Tobacco industry
    Chemical industry
    Construction industry - Industrial District if manufacturing or warehouse; Downtown if a contractor's office
    Education industry - Downtown. This includes a local college. Primary schools are scattered about the city.
    Entertainment industry - poker establishments, music, theatre, amusement parks, whore houses, you get the idea. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_business
    Financial services industry
    Food industry - grocers, food processing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_industry
    Health care industry - Main hospital located downtown, the Village hospital in the village
    Hospitality industry - hotels, restaurants, tourism etc. details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hospitality_industry
    Manufacturing -
    - Pulp and paper industry
    - Steel industry
    - Shipbuilding industry
    Mass media
    - Broadcasting
    - News media
    - Publishing
    Transport industry

Only one business per post even if they're tied together (For example, NA would do a post for the mushroom shop and a post for the mushroom farm).

Any questions?

And now - the form! Thank you, each and every one of you, for taking the time to reformat your business entry. I greatly appreciate it. This will cut down on me having to do all the work for each business! Copy the form and then post it here in the OOC. You may also use this form to make a new business!

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[size=250]B[/size][size=150]usiness[/size] [size=250]D[/size][size=150]irectory[/size][/align][hr][/hr][align=justify][tab=5][/tab]
[b][size=150]BUSINESS NAME[/size][/b]
[b]Business Type:[/b]
[b]Proprietor:[/b]
[b]Industry:[/b]
[b]District:[/b]
[b]Description:[/b]

[floatright][b]Creator:[/b] [nation]NATION NAME[/nation][/floatright][/align]


If you want to add a location (park, square, etc) please use this:
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[size=250]L[/size][size=150]ocation[/size] [size=250]D[/size][size=150]irectory[/size][/align][hr][/hr][align=justify][tab=5][/tab]
[b][size=150]LOCATION NAME[/size][/b]
[b]Location Type:[/b]
[b]Owner:[/b]
[b]Services / Purpose:[/b]
[b]District:[/b]
[b]Description:[/b]

[floatright][b]Creator:[/b] [nation]NATION NAME[/nation][/floatright][/align]



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A copy of this form and instructions has been added to the OOC first page. viewtopic.php?p=27501460#p27501460
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Postby Tiltjuice » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:10 pm

North Warnborough
Business Directory


Four Kings
Business Type: Casino
Proprietor: Deader
Industry: Entertainment
District: Commerce and Hospitality District
Description: The establishment, although called a casino, only offers poker games. Located in a split-level building formerly housing a tavern, the bar area was turned into the cashier's cage during renovation. The first floor is open to all paying customers from the Building and elsewhere, and contains traditional casino-style poker tables with the characteristic green baize. The second floor, which contained rooms for rent when the building was still a tavern, now hosts private games in each room for a modest hourly fee. There is an annual open high-stakes tournament held in the Four Kings, with prizes of enchanted frogs and deep fried crickets, and Deader itself never misses one.

The second floor also has a small kitchen and lounge area adjacent to the stairs for players to take a break and get some refreshments (pub and finger food, drinks from the vending machines, and such). An unused microphone and sundry other older musical equipment were left behind by the previous owners; these remain unused by Deader.

Creator: Tiltjuice
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Postby Mincaldenteans » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:15 pm

My updated business apps. This is also linked into the Co-OP box; will work with penguin to get the co-op boxes updated as players re-work their apps.

North Warnborough
Business Directory


The Fleeting Thespian
Business Type: Theatre & Cinema
Proprietor: Sir Walter & Debra Montenegro
Industry: Entertainment
District: Downtown (noticeable circle in center of the map)
Description: This Theatre & Cinema is owned by Sir Walter & Debra Montenegro. The Fleeting Thespian was re-purposed into an entertainment center that once made its rounds across Gallimaufry for its award winning productions before "settling down" in the City. Here, the castle went into a second renovation before re-opening to the public. The Main Floor is an open expanse featuring quaint eateries and main ticketing areas as well as a full service bar (past the ticket line). The 2nd and 3rd floors house exactly 4 theaters total, playing a multitude of movies from across the multiverse (now with Reserve Seating!). The final level, commonly referred as "The Stage" (directory shows as the First Floor), is the main amphitheater - the heart of the Fleeting Thespian - which hosts up to 250 people comfortably for its most celebrated plays and orchestras. Service towers include preparation areas and administrative duties and are restricted areas. Not wanting to take up room, but needing a comfortable and expansive area for gathering crowds that could line outside, the Fleeting Thespian sits at the very edge of the downtown district, near the Military quartermaster sector, due to its size and frame. Guests approaching the noticeable floating ex-fortress would see an enchanted castle with a slow, falling, waterfall curtaining its perimeter. Entrance is granted simply by walking through said waterfall (no worries, you won't be drenched!) and finding themselves on the Main Floor. Rumor has it that the Fleeting Thespian may flit away if so enticed, but thus far remains as one of the many splendors of the Burrows.

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Postby Tiltjuice » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:30 pm

My computer needs to stop randomly restarting. How's that for losing a post? -.-
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Postby Giovenith » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:39 pm

Tiltjuice wrote:My computer needs to stop randomly restarting. How's that for losing a post? -.-


Well that's an electronic "FUCK YOU" if I ever saw one.
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Postby Monfrox » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:22 pm

Giovenith wrote:
Tiltjuice wrote:My computer needs to stop randomly restarting. How's that for losing a post? -.-


Well that's an electronic "FUCK YOU" if I ever saw one.

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Postby Cerillium » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:26 pm

A quick commentary regarding ellipse posts.

Ellipses are used to indicate an omission, trailing thought, hesitation, or a change in mental direction. The dash - it's a break. It can also be used to clue a reader in. The dash and the ellipse are interchangeable here. If meant as an aside to the reader, dashes and ellipses are alright (although a parenthesis might be better). When used at the end of a post, Ellipses are meant to indicate suspense.

    She seemed unusually... well, there was no word to describe it.
and
    The explosion blossomed into a raging ball and hurtled itself towards her. So this is my death? Kiyami held her breath...
or
    The explosion blossomed into a raging ball and hurtled itself towards her. So this is my death?-
Overuse of them, especially when the poster doesn't know what they want to do IC, infuriates other players. It pitches the ball back into the other players' courts, leaving them with the task of trying to sort that player's character and figure out a story by guessing what the player wants before anything can progress. The "meh" approach makes it difficult to figure out what that player wants to commit to. Never post unless you're sure of the direction you want to take. I recommend substituting a description for an ellipse.

Post ending examples:
    Going to the club will be okay...
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    "I guess going to the club will be okay," Amber shrugged. She was content to allow James to make the choice for them.

Examples of how not to frustrate:
    Margaret looked... phased by the question... but not entirely angry. She was... sad, too. She didn't know how to answer. "Well..."
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    Margaret was peeved, though the anger was mixed with some sorrow. She didn't have an answer to the question. In fact, she felt rather lost. "Well...," she turned her face away from him, uncertain of herself.
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Events Hall
Business Type: Small hall where events such as small concerts are held. Also does birthdays, weddings and bar mitsvahs. 
Proprietor: City Run 
Industry: Entertainment 
District: Market District 
Description: A wooden building used to hold events in. The building is free of charge to let out but you must put the date in the agenda. Equipment such as microphone stands and lights are stored in the storage room and there is a stage at the back. 

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The Divine Skein Marketplace and Tailor's Guild
Business Type: Guild and Marketplace
Proprietor: The Divine Skein Guild and its Members.
Industry: Clothier/Tailor/Textiles
District: Market, with subsidiaries in the outer villages.
Description: Its simply a few streets of the market district where a lot of clothing stores were set up. Since then the city has made the concentration official, with most clothing, tailors, or other kind of store related to worn wear being placed in this part of the Market district. There are plenty of stores around town, but if someone wanted to see the widest variety available in town, the Divine Skein is the area of choice.

The two main entrances to the area have large, colorful signs that read out the name of the district, along with colorful and welcoming decorations. The sign over the entrances is held up by a pair of marble pillars on each side as well. Inside there's an open air market with stalls and a series cloth coverings hoisted up between the buildings to keep the elements out. The stalls tend to be associated with various stores in the district, displaying a few wares outside of their stores to entice people to go inside. Plenty though are independent stores of their own, just without a proper storefront to sell out of. The buildings are of various styles and makes, creating a very interesting aesthetic where people bring bits of their cultures to design the buildings.

The owners of the stores and stalls of the area work together to keep it cleaned up and maintained, and try to keep an air of hospitality throughout the Divine Skein. They're organized into the Divine Skein Guild, which regulates the quality of the work sold and produced by the various shops, and tries to keep prices at a level that both helps cover costs for running the Divine Skein, pay for the materials needed, and help startups. They have smaller Divine Skein offshoots in the Burrows and outlying villages with selections from all over the main marketplace to sell the goods as a whole and show samples of what you could see going to the main marketplace. Aside from this it tends to operate similarly to a traditional guild, with apprenticeships and all.

A few of the stores that are part of the guild are WereSheep's Wear Sheep, The Essential Fabric, and The Woolly Tide. Aside from these, stores of various kinds dot marketplace and several places around town that aren't in the central marketplace are part of the Divine Skein Guild.

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Lumba's Boutique
Business Type: Electronics (Future-Tech)
Proprietor: Owned by Lumba, managed by Oecammi Ret Ata-EE
Industry: Commercial
District: Market
Description: Lumba's Boutique is a branch outlet of Lumba's Emporium, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lumba's Entertainment, LLC (LEL). Customers from far and wide can expect only the most efficient and cutting edge gadgetry here. All sales are final and availability is subject to change without notice. Further details of Lumba's Emporium and Lumba's Boutique can be found here.

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The Potted Fowl
Business Type: Brewery
Proprietor: Lapa-Lama Papaya
Industry: Beverage
District: Agricultural
Description: Lapa-Lama Papaya opened up this brewery not too far from Pleasant Park. It is an independent Brewery with a wide collection spanning across the communities of Gallimaufy. If its beer (in its many varieties), or considered as one, you can be rest assured The Potted Fowl will host at lease one event for tasting. If it proves to be popular, it will sell it for an agreed time after which another brew will be selected to take its place. Location falls somewhere near the Market and Agricultural borders as it mainly attracts the resident Wold beings, particularly visiting Dwarves. Patrons can expect a welcoming and easy atmosphere.

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Crazydeal Squib Robotraption Barter Priceplace
Business Type: Custom Robotics Lab and Meditation Garden
Proprietor: Maghrl’laundersando’tamil’reumaur
Industry: Robotics
District: Industry
Description:

A bit of a callback to his home planet, Mag had the building designed to be a bit of a hodgepodge. The first level sleek and futuristic, with store windows in the front filled practically bursting with examples of the Squib's craft of all shapes and sizes and types. They're even for sale! Hell, practically anything inside the store Mag would be willing to sell if the customer put up a good barter. Mag made the prices with this in mind, most of them having very strange pricing the motivates someone to ask, along with labels that say "All Prices are Negotiable, Up or Down". The upper floors of the building are the shop and 'lab' as Mag puts it, the places where the robotic and mechanical pieces and parts are made. The exteriors are styled after the local sort of style, made to fit in with the aesthetic of the town. To this it looks like a strange futuristic medivalist style, with new materials to look like an old structure. For some reason Mag even had crenelations installed. On the property's boundaries and the roof.

The interior of the first floor is welcoming, set up like a store you'd expect, except with a hyperactive purple ratdog running around trying to barter with practically anyone who shows a willingness to. Rows of premade robotics on display, trinkets, toys, and a few basic robots. Prices vary, but generally the more complex and larger the piece the more the base price will be, but Mag cares less about the money, and accepts trade and barter instead of currency. A sign at the front introduces customers to a uniquely squib concept of kRR Value. This concept he glosses most of it over, but the main point is that "The rarer and more unique the object, or the greater quantity of something, the more a squib will value the trade. Quantity and quality are both appreciated in equal measure, and anything unique that catches the eye of a squib will be more valuable than anything else in a barter trade."

The building has a back yard area with many sheds, storing parts and partial robots and unfinished projects. The rest of the yard is kept clean, with nice grass. The sheds are built in a semicircle perimeter of the yard, with stone paths leading to each. Pretty simple but it deals with the storage needs for the business. A driveway to bring their carts up for delivery pickups. They ship their products to those who prefer things delivered, with some assembly required*. The rest are in store pickup, especially those who buy premade products instead of custom jobs.

Mag also offers lessons in Jedi philosophy and meditation out of the building, with a rooftop garden being the location for such as service. This can also be paid for by barter, or offering to help around the store. Probably not the best place to hold meditation lessons and meditate, but Maghrl firmly believes that if you can focus in a cacophonous environment then you have no issue being in tune with the Force and yourself while its quiet. The rooftop garden is actually modeled after a garden Maghrl heard about being part of the old Jedi temple on Coruscant, the Meditation Gardens. As a result he designed a tiered garden area on the roof with a greenhouse top, creating almost a spire on top of the building made of glass and filled with greenery from anywhere he could get to agree to send plants. It even has a water system in it, and a small pool with fish, along with a few birds that live among it for ambiance.

In all, the building is a crazy hodgepodge of things that Maghrl loves and enjoys doing, very much fitting the strange little owner of the place.

*(A lot of assembly required, but instructions are there!)

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The Woolly Tide
Business Type: Tailor/Clothier
Proprietor: A Faun named Silas Gracchus and his Undine husband Aeneas Gracchus
Industry: Textiles
District: Market, Divine Skein
Description:

A largely Greco-roman reminiscent building, with pillars on the front two corners and colorful murals on the stone face of the front of the building. The sign is separate from this, standing from an awning going out to cover their exterior stall. The inside is much the same, with mythic looking decor and murals painted on white colored stone. Pretty simple and utilitarian, though it does have a pool on an upper floor for Aeneas, along with the workshop. The murals depict various sea creatures and goats, sheep and other fluffy animals, frolicking together.

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The Essential Fabric
Business Type: Fabric/Craft Store
Proprietor: The centaur Anne Reiter
Industry: Textiles
District: Market, Divine Skein
Description:

Designed with centaur proportions in mind, given its proprietor. relatively simple wood and stone design, much like an medieval German home, complete with timber framing. Pretty simple and to the point, with a homely interior in a similar style but more modern touches too. The store is practically divided in two, with one side holding supplies for more serious craftsworkers and another side simpler craft works for people wishing to dabble. A small section houses handmade plush toys for kids, something Anne does herself.

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