House of the Silken Veil

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The House of the Silken Veil is a temple and bawdy house dedicated to the deity Calistria. It is located in the Leeward District of Riddleport.[1]

Appearance

The temple is an octagonal pyramid topped with a blood-red steeple. Although the once-white marble walls have long since been stained by years of exposure to salt from the ocean and the pollutants from the Gas Forges, the silken curtains that cover the three entrances are always clean and fresh. Inside the temple, the air is filled with exotic incense.[2][3]

Services

Like most temples to Calistria, the House of the Silken Veil serves as a brothel as well as a place of worship. The prostitutes working here are trained in coaxing information from their clients, which is then sold to others. These secrets have made the madam of the house, Shorafa Pamodae, very influential and wealthy.[4]

As well as "hospitality", the House of the Silken Veil is also believed to be a place where thugs and assassins are trained. They are known to quote extracts from the holy text Blood for Wine before fulfilling their grim tasks.[5]

References

  1. James Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber Scott, & Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Second Darkness, p. 20. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-142-8
  2. Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Riddleport: City of Cyphers. Shadow in the Sky, p. 53. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-115-2
  3. Ron Lundeen. (2012). Severing Ties, p. 8. Paizo Publishing, LLC.
  4. Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Riddleport: City of Cyphers. Shadow in the Sky, p. 50. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-115-2
  5. James Jacobs, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber Scott, & Greg A. Vaughan. (2008). Second Darkness, p. 19. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-142-8