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Tintara's room

s you first enter the main bedroom, you are awed by the size of it. Compared to its owner in size, this room is huge.

The first thing your attention is drawn to is the large bed, piled high with pillows, and covered by a heavy white comforter, made from soft down. The headboard and footboard are made from unfinished redwood, and have intricate, Celtic-like designs carved all over them.

At the foot of the bed stands a large trunk made from the same carved redwood, and with hinges and a lock of bronze. When opened, a store of various blankes and sheets (made from the petal-soft material Dryads make from a mix of lamb's wool and the tall, soft grasses the grow only in Ys. ), bolts of velvet, silks, satin, and linens, those produced in Ys dyed with pure berry dyes, and others which have been bought in more vibrant colors, spools of thread to match the fabrics, an envelope made of leather brimming with needles and pins, several extra pillows, and a few wool capes.

Next, your eyes is drawn to the large rug directly before you. Depicted in it is a rather complicated scene. You see a castle under a full moon, a forest in shadow with a unicorn rearing up between two trees, an eagle perched atop a tree with a squirrel sitting on one of the lower branches and shedding a single tear, and, in the center part of the rug, a fountain in the forest, leading off into a pond, and surrounded by a pair of lions, a pheasant couple, and the same unicorn, peering at its reflection in the pond, solitary.

As you walk around the bed, to the left, you nearly stumble over a large, white, round cushion that acts as a bed for Tigris.

To your right is a set of two shelves. On the top shelf sits a wooden box much like the trunk at the foot of the bed, although this has a ruby keyhole, instead of one of bronze. The inside is cushioned with pure, deep red velvet, and is home to a sharp silver dagger with a 5 inch blade and a hilt shaped like a dragon with ruby eyes and a tail that winds up your arm, to your elbow.

On the same shelf sits a pair of goblets. These crystal goblets, swirled with ruby, are surrounded by silver webbing.

On the lower shelf is a large vase, sectioned off into three compartements. In one compartement there is earthy loam, rich brown in color. In the next, there is crystal clear water, which seems to shine and glisten in the sunlight. The third compartement is empty. This flask represents the three elements the Dryads respect and remember, Earth, Water, and Air.

Directly ahead of you is a large bureau, made from the firmiliar carved redwood. Atop this bureau is a small box, exactly like the one which houses her dagger. This is Tintara's jewelry box. Opening it up, you find resting in the red velvet a stiff choker made from gold webbing, with a hook that rests in the back of the neck. Also in this box is a necklace made of a thin silver chain and with a white lily charm made from frosty crystal. Also on the bureau is a silver mirror, polished so brightly that a perfect reflection is produced, and a silver hairbrush with tines made from stiff, dried water reeds, sliced and coated with a solution of stiffening syrup.

If you turn around and face the front of the room, you see a large closet directly in front of you, home to dresses, cloaks, shoes, capes, nightgowns, and tunics.

On the other side of the bed is a large desk. It has 4 drawers, 3 large and wide and one long and thin. In the top large drawer is a stack of paper, roughly made and with a reddish tint. In the second drawer is a plethora of writing implements. Quills, ink, sticks of charcoal, pencils of rolled up paper, even some thin brushes and colored inks make their home here. The third large drawer is kept locked, and so is the long thin drawer at the top. On the desk rests a sharp knife, several skinned and sharpened sticks, a few sheets of the rough redwood paper, and a jar of black ink.

As you leave the room, you notice the doorway. Intricately carved with vines, flowers, leaves, suns, moons, and mystical beasts, rivers and trees, this is meant to be noticed. At the top of the doorway, painted in black with vines twisting around and through it, is carved the name, "Caillean". This name is there to honor Caillean, the Dryad whose tree the wood for Tintara's house came from. Caillean died 173 years before Tintara was born.