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The Mages’ Sanctum:

The upper floor is on the ground level. It is comprised of a small strip mall with several shops, many owned by the mages’ themselves. Through a back access door there is a staircase and ladder that leads to a natural underground cavern. This cavern was found dark and damp, but has been renovated to keep moisture to a minimum and well lit with electronic LED lighting in spots where the light seems ambient, but you have to look hard to actually find the sources.
This ladder leads to a crossroads with several forks. One particular fork leads to a central location: The Hallow. This hallow has natural columns, stalagmites, and stalactites. The slow drip of water off of a central stalactite can be used for mana regeneration. Several of the stalagmites are rounded enough to be comfortable seating for meditation. Several species of cave fungus grow naturally here in much higher abundance and virility than normal.

Another fork off of the ladder Foyer leads to the dwellings of Mathias Tor. He hollowed out some of the cave and put down layers of rugs to make a textured and warm cushioned floor. The first room is where he keeps his personal library of texts with both magical, and mundane topics. beyond that is his living area, which is laid out like a urban flat, with no walls bordering his kitchen, bath, living, and bedroom. He uses furniture and movable folding walls to create the illusion of separation. The lighting comes from dug out alcoves along the perimeter of the cave walls that create a warm atmosphere. When you are in this area, it is finished enough to make it hard to remember that you are 30 feet underground in a cave.

Yet another fork off the Foyer leads to Leictreach Coill’s Chambers. This fork starts as a gentle slope leading deeper into the ground to a moderately ornate door bearing Leictreach Coill’s symbol. Behind this door is a simple entry room containing basic coats and simple staves as well as a coat rack and umbrella stand. Beyond that room lies a basic living quarters containing a desk and bookshelf as well as a table and chairs. A solid, hand-carved, oaken door leads off to the east to the bedroom; and another steel reinforced, oaken door leads to the west to Leictreach Coill’s woodworking shop. This shop contains a large workbench, several blank staves, wands, and rods, many woodworking tools, and wood burning tools. Each wall and the door bears his primary symbol. A steel reinforced oaken trapdoor lies at the far eastern end of his woodworking room. This trapdoor leads down a vertical ladder deeper into the earth to his forge. Behind the ladder hangs his metal working smock and goggles, there is also a work table, and smelting forge, an anvil, and many metal working tools. Leictreach’s symbol is burned into both sides of the trap door, and is also adorning each wall. In the far west wall is an ebony door that is ornately carved. In the center of this door is carved a four pointed star, enclosed by a circle, with a half-lidded eye in the center of the star.
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