Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters.

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(How the front entrance looks.)

Located near Lake Niras, Jade Dragon Bathhouse and Spa is exactly what its name implies, but with East Asian themes. That being said, customers are not allowed to be clothed when in the bathing/wet area. Of course, men and women have their own separate bathing areas for that reason, but there are also dry areas where clothing provided by the spa is worn and there is general mingling. So guests who are shy, or just don't want to be naked around other people, may refrain from entering the wet areas of the bathhouse and just enjoy the dry area if that is what they wish.

Now, there are certain customs and unspoken rules when it comes to East Asian public bathhouses, so to help customers who are unfamiliar with said customs and rules, Yao made a pamphlet that explains them all. They can be found in a neat pile on the front desk.

This establishment was owned by Yao Wang (China), who wanted to bring some more Eastern themes to Verens. Eikichi merely decided to take it over. Public bath houses in East Asia tend to attract many tourists, so why not build one here too? While China drew the blueprints, he also received help from the Otherworlders and natives in actually building the pools. To honor those who helped, their names are engraved in the wall behind the front desk, so that everyone who comes in will see them. Along with the names of the native NPCs, the Otherworlder names on the wall are:

Dazai Osamu
Kunikida Doppo
Lu Meng

(If China-mun missed anynoe, please let me know so I can add your names. She used the ones that were listed on the task board along with those who told me out-of-game that their characters were helping with the construction.)

The facility gets its heating from the use of multiple fire cores. There is one in the water heater and each heated sauna room has its own fire core. Meanwhile, the main source of water comes from the nearby lake through a filtered channel system, but there are also water cores stored within the water tanks in the basement.

Customers will pay for admission at the front desk. The cost depends on which areas you plan to enter. For both the bathing and dry areas, the fee is 20 sylvs. If you plan on using just one area, it's 10 sylvs. You will be handed some generic clothing--a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, both red in color--if you pay the 20 sylvs, or 10 for just the dry area as this is the unisex clothing meant to be worn where there is general mingling. If you plan on using the bathing areas, then you will also receive one folded washcloth, one folded towel, and a small basket, which you can use to hold your personal shampoo and soap (if you brought it; if not, you can purchase some from the spa).

Customers will also be given a locker key on a coiled band with a number on it, which should be worn like a bracelet so it's less likely to be lost or forgotten. From this point, male and female customers go their separate ways. The first thing they'll see are rows of smaller lockers meant for their shoes. Just find the one with the same number that's on the key. From there you'll enter a room with more rows of lockers, but bigger; these are where any personal belongings should be stored, including your clothes. Once again, find the locker that has the same number as your key.

Bathing Area & Showers )

Dry Area/Saunas )

How Do Emotions Affect the Baths and Saunas? )

Dim Sum )

[OOC: This was all written by by the previous owner of the establishment.]
Located in the south of Bavan, it is found near one of the main pathways leading to Kulen. Established in Aug 2015 by Handsome Jack using a Tikbalang reward boon, and then taken over by Eikichi Mishina and Beatrice following the disappearance of both him and Nisha, it serves as a home for both monsters and some humans alike.

Eikichi being the new mayor of the town (and not elected sorry), the effort is between both him and Beatrice, who knew more of the previous pair of owners than he does. At first an effort to keep what had been started intact, Sanctuary has grown into a much more lose society that doesn't charge its people as long as they are willing to put in effort to keep the town running.

It serves as a safe place that anyone can come to and be protected from other monsters or crazy Bloody Bones members. While Handsome Jack might have run it more like a business operation, Eikichi's kinder heart and admittedly true lack of experience (apart from bossing around a school of delinquents), means that, for the most part, Sanctuary has become much more of what was promised on the tin than with its original owner.

Always under construction, the town has grown a lot from the past year. Efforts for new buildings and services is always being spear-headed by Eikichi, such as the recently opened gigantic swimming pool built in thanks to the help of trolls.

In keeping with the previous Boss, the fashion of Sanctuary appears to be more modern than even the Bavan fashion. However since Eikichi can't brainwash people, it's not as followed to a t as before.It continues to be more closer to modern steampunk. While more humans have come to Sanctuary following the attacks in Vandare, most have made some effort to adapt to the dress code to be able to stay.

Issues are dealt with in a kinder manner than before (and people who disagreed aren't eliminated either), but troublemakers, especially humans, are quickly thrown out should they step out of line.

Oh and don't diss Eikichi's singing. That's not a good idea.

Note that the original Sanctuary page can be found here

Modified from the original before them, the rules to Sanctuary are as follows:

1. No littering (Keep the town clean babes, it's important!)
2. No stealing (We don't want to make the mayor angry hmmm?)
3. Don't lie, steal or eat another person's pets (And make sure your pets are kept on a leash too!)
4. Respect property boundaries: if it ain't yours, don't go in. (Got it?)
5. No eating the locals. If you disobey this rule, you will get evicted by any means necessary. (Let's not get down to having to kill you babes, but we won't hesitate to use brute force if we need to!)
6. Help others as much as you can, and remember we're all in this together!
7. Don't eat humans in front of humans. (We have to do what we have to do but be respectful, babes!)
8. Obey the Sheriff, her word is law. (And obey me too!)

Sanctuary has a jail that is overseen by staff, and strong enough to hold two monsters or a good amount of humans. If the crimes are repeated, eviction from the city may be imminent.

Currently the population of humans is more than those of monsters. Eikichi tries to keep an equal balance but won't say know to those in need.

Keep in mind he is very good with people contact and able to read a person's body language. Skilled liars can get things pass by him (or through typing), but he can usually smell when someone's trying to trick him.

Each of the houses can have up to 4 characters living together and are sturdily built.

The cost of rent is as much as the monster or monster-to-be can afford and give him. He's not trying to gain extra wealth, and mostly to keep the town running as smoothly as possible. Ironically, this change of ownership may cause the town to actually live up to its name.
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