Pleasure Salon of Calistria

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Calistria's holy symbol

Elves and half-elves are common among the temple prostitutes of the Pleasure Salon of Calistria in the Ascendant Court district of Absalom.[1] Elves are otherwise relatively uncommon in Absalom, mostly consisting of adventurers or outcasts; more common are their half-elven descendants.[1] Although Calistria's priests play a significant role in the operations of the temple, the Pleasure Salon is managed by the ranking sacred prostitute, Dyrianna of House Avenstar.[1]

Description

The edifice is constructed in the colonnaded style of a classical Azlanti temple to match the architecture of Absalom rather than elven cities. Its exterior is covered with bas-relief sculptures of hedonistic humanoids, and it is rumored that the interior contains blasphemous sculptures of Calistria herself engaging in salacious activities with other deities.[1]

Temple services

Brothel

The temple prostitutes are clean and well-educated, and offer their services on a sliding scale; they can develop a high social status in the city.[1]

Honey production

The temple supplies honey—unusually made by wasps—that is used by the city's mead brewers.[1] The same breed of honey-producing wasps are also kept by the Scions of Revenge at the Calistrian temple of Imvrildara in Kyonin.[2]

Public baths

The Pleasure Salon provides public baths that have become a meeting-place for distrustful factions due to the temple's requirement for nudity within the baths.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  2. Robert Brookes, Liz Courts, Mikko Kallio, Jeffrey Swank, and Larry Wilhelm. (2016). Inner Sea Temples, p. 59. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-893-9