Every House Has A Front Door

Every house has a front door and a back door. For some homes, these may be interchangeable. Perhaps the kitchen entrance is really the front door for some; a place for the inhabitants of the house to traipse in and out while avoiding the prying eyes of neighbours. In a house for exiles, a house that is a sprawl…

Coquina Magia

The kitchen is a hub of activity with all manner of Yrejveree’s inhabitants bustling about, dispatching orders on sheets of paper to pixies who hover mid-air. An exasperated were-cat cook fishes an imp out of her batter, whilst a confused human boy tries his best to stuff a turkey whilst squinting at an old recipe book….

At The Garden’s Bottom

Every garden or grounds has a bottom. This remains true even if it is a postcard sized yard or if your space is cemented, or if everything is perfectly level, or circular or hexagonal. You do not need to know where the garden’s bottom is. The faeries do. We do. Wherever there is a bottom,…

Bibliotheca Somnia: The Library of Dreams

While I clean up after the previous Guardian, she spends much of her time hiding out in this bibliotheca of Domus Exsilium. I am rather envious of her, especially since she has left this rather tedious task of looking after the isle to me. Look after it! I think it looks after itself well enough…

Nemus Animae; the Faery Woods

Figures flit from shadow to shadow as you brush aside the leafy tendrils that drop from overhanging branches to brush your cheeks. The air here is sweet and rich. It also seems to pulsate with inner life. Musk, incense and night-flowering herbs tease your nostrils as you step cautiously in between the embracing trees. Above…

The Mykologosia

The Mushroom Glade, said the sign just outside the aperture I entered when I’d been chased by… but nevermind about that right now! I laughed in scorn. Some cutesy place with your predictable cast of fairytale creatures, I supposed. Nevertheless, some insistent childhood memory made me move forward through the aperture into the one directly…

Cour de Roses

There is an unexpected courtyard at the heart of this sprawling home. Once you enter it, it seems to be impossibly big, with a garden of wild roses. You may surprise a lycanthropic gardener here, with gigantic gardening shears, or you may meet a wild-eyed, wild-haired woman in a gown of blood-red velvet muttering stanzas of…

The Forest of Dreams

Walk the pathways of this Dream. Narrow winding passageways barely make an impression on the lush green tangle of this sylvan wilderness. It is dark – a soft, green darkness of layers upon layers of foliage. Lances of pure white light shoot their way through endless leaves of black green, but they are not enough…

Carmina Draconis

If you have crossed here over Maris Exsilii, you would have seen the reddish glow hovering over the center of this island. You would have seen dark shapes rising from that livid light and shapes flying majestically towards it. This is because the Volcano named Carmina Draconis is a meeting place for all the dragons of this world…

Domus Exsilium: Antechamber Game

Just beyond the front door  is an almost circular antechamber with five doors leading off in different directions. The front door is so unused that many consider it as but a wall. The other five doors see far more activity, as the inhabitants of the Manse move from one wing to another. The antechamber has…

Dylluan; a Library Owl

The Library Owl is named rather obviously Dylluan* because Aila has a rather obvious sense of humour. Dylluan spends most of her time burrowing in her cozy nest in the rafters concealed by the domed ceiling of the bibliotheca, but she also perches on bookstands, shelves and the very special stand Aila had one of…