The Nine Kingdoms: A History
The Grove is well known through Charmonde, and indeed all of Naverene, for its curious decor and sought-after…services. A large but squat building that sits on the Emerald Square near Charmonde’s bustling markets, a dull green glow spills from open doors and windows hinting at what lies inside.
The Grove and its interior forest of living synth has been around for as long as anyone can remember. A curiosity and a marvel. Trees stretch up through the many floors, branches wind along ceilings and walls and exotic flowers sprout from corners spreading fine fragrances. Not a bit of it is real, or organic.
The Grove’s current proprietor is Madame Josepha, a ruthless business woman who has earned herself a place of some eminence within Charmonde owing largely to her knowledge of what many of her noble clientele engages in within the Grove’s leafy walls. She shares ownership with two business partners, the alabaster Koda Resk and the quietly fearsome Sodrun Ak.
Many frequent the Grove, not just for its exotic services and sylvan debauchery but it has a reputation as a fine public house and Madame Josepha runs it with a firm hand, taking care not to invite the ire of the Naverne Constabulary.