House of the Floating Reed (location)

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More information about the House history and structure can be found on the House of the Floating Reed (group) page.

The House building can be found along the Garden Crescent area near the interior south gate of Shard. The building contains space open to the public and for House-members only. Within the building are a number of refreshments.

House Areas Open to the Public

[House of the Floating Reed, Statue]
The walkway ends here, with a maple wood balcony overlooking a large body of slow-moving water to the northeast. A wooden statue stands in the outer corner, depicting a willowy dryad holding a large tray of fruit. Roughly hewn posts twined with white ivy from floor to ceiling have been set at periodic intervals down the hall's length. Through a few tall stalks of leafy bamboo, a well-tended garden can be seen to the north.
Obvious exits: north, east.


On the wooden statue depicting a willowy dryad
Item Price Done
a bowl filled with fresh slices of mango 0   
a small tray of chocolate-covered strawberries 0   
a bowl filled with large juicy grapes 0   
some ripe apples heaped into a small pile 0   


[House of the Floating Reed, Banquet Hall]
Square pots have been set at either side of a break in the balcony railing, both carved from a pale jade. Each is planted with a line of bamboo shoots in standing water, the thin stalks blooming into leaves in various shades of green. Laid out with a spread of elegant dishes, a carved silverwood table sits opposite a set of narrow steps leading into a wide pool.
Obvious exits: east, west.


On the carved silverwood table
Item Price Done
a tall glass pitcher of fresh spring water 0   
a platter filled with pan-fried rainbow trout topped with slivered almonds 0   
a large pot of spicy curry on white jasmine rice 0   
a wheel of mellow white cheese coated with crushed almonds 0   
a tray of piping hot garlic-thyme rolls 0   
a large crystal bowl filled with wild mushroom salad 0   
a large silver tray of raw oysters on the half shell 0   


[House of the Floating Reed, Lounge]
Large stained glass windows on the north and east sides of the room are accented with a large potted fern set in the corner between them. A trio of low couches surrounds a low coffee table in the center of the room, and a well-stocked bar at the south end of the room is lined with cushioned stools. A wide silverwood arch leads back into the hallway.
Obvious exits: none.


On the well-stocked bar
Item Price Done
a large tray filled with glasses of Tundra tequila 0   
a tall bottle of glowing green absinthe 0   
an elegant hand-blown bottle of pure green Elothean suur wine 0   
some dark bottles of rich almond wine 0   
several bottles of a vintage T'Aliesan red wine 0   
several large glass bottles of glowing Elothean windhaze 0   
several ornately decorated porcelain bottles filled with warm Elothean rice wine 0   


[House of the Floating Reed, West Garden]
A narrow bed of earth wends its way along the west side of the small indoor garden, its curving edge lined with burnished stones. Interspersed around the base of a large raspberry bush are sweet-smelling sprigs of white lilac and milady's lace. Twin jade statues stand on either side of a winding bridge that crosses over the tranquil water to the east, while to the north a set of glass doors leads into a ballroom.
Obvious paths: south.


Pickable:


[House of the Floating Reed, East Garden]
Along the east side of the room is a wide garden bed, edged with carved silverwood. Planted with dragon's mouth orchids and firefall vines, a heady scent comes from the blooming plants. Dim twilight filters through a large skylight, and underneath it is a small fountain made of shaped kokona reeds. Twin jade lions frame a narrow winding bridge to the west, while a bamboo door to the north leads into a small shop.
Obvious paths: south.


Pickable:


[House of the Floating Reed, Statue]
The walkway ends here, with a maple wood balcony overlooking a large body of slow-moving water to the northeast. A wooden statue stands in the outer corner, depicting a willowy dryad holding a large tray of fruit. Roughly hewn posts twined with white ivy from floor to ceiling have been set at periodic intervals down the hall's length. Through a few tall stalks of leafy bamboo, a well-tended garden can be seen to the north.
Obvious paths: north, east.


Pickable:


[House of the Floating Reed, Pool Shallows]
Wide steps lead upward onto a low-hanging balcony surrounding the narrow pool. The current in this shallow pool runs from the west, continually flowing underneath the balcony to the east. Patches of floating water lily nestled among kokona reeds have been planted opposite a narrow wooden railing, which serves to keep the delicate plants isolated.
Obvious paths: north, west, northwest.


Pickable:


[House of the Floating Reed, Pool Shallows]
The water is pleasantly warm, running in a steady stream from beneath the low-hanging balcony to the west and flowing eastward. Thin kokona reeds bend slightly with the current, next to a small patch of golden flag planted in the shallow water. A narrow wooden railing cordons off a narrow strip of the water at the west end, the water-bound foliage just beyond it.
Obvious paths: north, northeast, east.


Pickable:


House Areas Open to House Members Only