The squat, L-shaped building is nothing special to look at. Inside is a two-storey library that is open to the public at all times of the day and night. No staff appear to work here. At midnight each night, all the books and scrolls in the library magically return to their proper places (including any items that have been removed).
A section of the shelving on the basement floor can be pulled away to reveal a secret (and locked) entrance to the home of the architect and owner of the library, Joddok Kerrien.
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1. The Library
Two floors of high shelving stuffed with books, scrolls, and folios, on topics ranging from the mundane to the esoteric. A secret door behind the bookcases on the basement level of the library leads to 3.
2. Joddok’s Private Store
This room serves as Joddok’s private library, holding volumes that would never be shelved in the main room. Here you will find tomes on demonology and other powerful magics. The western side of this room is Joddok’s storage area, holding crates and chests filled with books and items that she has yet to sort and catalogue.
3. Living Quarters
Joddok’s needs are few. The north wall holds a long bookcase near Joddok’s desk, a fireplace surrounded by a large rug and Joddok’s one armchair, and a pair of mannequins/dummies on which Joddok stores a number of interesting items (a tiara, a number of necklaces, a chain shirt, and a cloak, all with unusual properties). The east wall holds another set of bookcases.
A small kitchen area is by the door to 5.
This is Joddok’s food stores. A small well in this room provides her with fresh water.
This is where Joddok sleeps, and stores her day-to-day clothing.
Joddok’s workshop is caged off from her main living area with thick iron bars. Inside is her workbench, filled with potion vials, spell components, a number of books, chalks, powders, incense, and the like. A raised platform on the west side of the room holds a summoning circle.
The caged area to the south of the workshop is where Joddok holds particularly interesting – and dangerous – creatures that she intends to experiment on.