Location Starglow Spa

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The Diamond of Kalea is located on Kalea's extreme west coast and called as such because its completely made of a crystalline substance called Skyglass. Home of the Alvina of the Stars, cultural mecca of knowledge seekers, and rife with Ethaefal, this remote city shimmers with its own unique light.

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Starglow Spa

Postby Luminescence on July 5th, 2018, 12:19 pm

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Being one of the older collections of buildings in Lhavit, the Starglow Spa sits on the western side of the Sartu peak, giving its guests the best view of the setting sun in the city. Having started as a tiny retreat from everyday life in the mountains, new buildings and structures have been added over the years, giving the appearance of a tranquil village inside city walls. Buildings of white marble and skyglass sit among the most beautiful flowers and decorative trees that Lhavit has to offer. Many have small fountains carved into the walls, where guests can have a drink or wash their hands.

ImageA massive aqueduct built within the last 100 years brings water from mountain streams to the spa. During drier seasons, those who dare can climb this aqueduct though a system of lifts and pulleys, intended to facilitate the maintenance of the structure. Climbing the aqueduct in this manner allows one to witness the breathtaking views the city has to offer from up high. A white cobble stone pathway leads from the city to the spa, lined with vases and flower beds on either side. To enter, one must pass under an open archway of skylgass and ascend a wide staircase, where they will be welcomed by one of the spa's many beauty therapists, barbers, or masseuses.

Upon arrival, all of the guest's belongings will be taken and stored safely, and they will be given a white robe to wear for the remainder of their stay. Guests are encouraged to remain quiet, talking only in whispers, and spend time meditating between their services as they are wrapped up in the Starglow Spa's tranquil atmosphere. All guests are treated to a complimentary slice of almond cake and a mug of green tea.

At the very center of the spa, there is a large pond over which an exquisitely old Fadeong bends its branches, and water lilies line the surface. The pond is home to quite the impressive stock of koi fish and pond skaters. At night, prismflies light it up with hues of multiple different colours.

Directly behind the pond is the largest of the buildings. This multi-story structure now houses the reception area where guests can check in, and individual rooms where guests can count on privacy during whatever service they have purchased, be it a simple haircut or a series of massages. At the very top of the main building sits an open terrace where guests can gather for daily guided meditation sessions, hosted at sunrise and sunset.

ImageThe pavilions and buildings around are largely multi-purpose structures. Sometimes they can be used as extra rooms or lodging when there are too many guests flooding the Starglow Spa at once. They can also be booked out by guests wishing for more privacy in their relaxation; but mostly, they are remnants of the business's past and truly beautiful buildings to look at. The interior of the buildings all vary based on what they are used for, but rooms are generally airy and spacious, constructed out of pale stone, marble, and skylgass, with large windows. Candles, flowers, and incense placed strategically throughout the buildings waft gentle and soothing smells consistently; bathing pools and comfortable cushions and pillows are not uncommon sights, either.

Location credit: Raeyn

 
Ashra
ImageName: A'shra
Race: Konti
Birthdate: 413 AV
Birthplace: Mura
Occupation: Owner and masseuse at the Starglow Spa
Gnosis: 1 mark of Rak'keli (Healing level 1)
Skills: Herbalism - 50, Leadership - 78, Massage - 68, Medicine - 55, Meditation - 81, Organisation - 59, Persuasion - 60
Languages: Common (Fluent), Kontinese (Fluent)

A'shra is a beautiful Konti woman, and despite being over a century old, looks no older than her early twenties. She has flowing white hair in loose waves, with porcelain skin and pale violet eyes. Iridescent green scales grace her cheekbones, forehead, shoulders, arms, and legs.

A'shra is a prolific businesswoman. She and her mother moved to Lhavit when she was young, and A'shra inherited the Starglow Spa from her mother. She learned early on how to excel in positions of responsibility and management; her work is her life. A'shra has a charm about her and a sweet but dominant demeanour.

Her exceptional beauty, of course, helps when dealing with any disputes; but in spite of this, she seems to have little time or interest in romance. Being a woman of faith and devotion to her deities, many patrons can see her during her daily meditation break. Interrupting her during these periods is inadvisable.

 
Afwen Nami
ImageName: Afwen Nami
Race: Human
Birthdate: 499 AV
Birthplace: Lhavit
Occupation: Barber and hair stylist at the Starglow Spa
Skills: Acrobatics - 20, Cosmetology - 85, Dance - 60, Singing - 43, Socialization - 76
Languages: Common (Fluent)

Afwen is a bubbly, talkative young girl. She has a passion for cosmetics, hair in particular, and is always experimenting with her own. She usually has it dyed and styled in varying wild colours and cuts, and is always excited when a client wants something considered unusual or beyond the norm.

Growing up, Afwen had a promising career in dancing; her parents hoped she would join the Ethereal Ballet, but it simple wasn't meant to be. A serious leg injury when she was 11 meant Afwen could never dance professionally. She recovered gradually, and instead shifted her focus to cosmetics, finding a new passion and never losing hope.

 
Essatawnyassha
ImageName: Essatawnyassha (Tawnya)
Race: Dhani (Rattler)
Birthdate: 368 AV
Birthplace: Zinrah
Occupation: Masseuse at the Starglow Spa
Skills: Endurance - 20, Hunting - 35, Massage - 60, Unarmed Combat - 78
Languages: Common (Fluent), Snaketongue (Fluent)

Tawnya is on the tall side for a woman, and built lithely, with lean but well-defined muscles. Her long brown hair always has braids in it, intertwined with various coloured strings and ribbons. Her green gaze is piercing and almost unsettling, but she is friendly enough despite appearances. Tawnya speaks with a quiet, sibilant voice; though most of the time she is silent, unless a client actively engages her in conversation.

Born in Zinrah, Tawnya always felt distant from her nestmates, and grew up with a longing to see the world. She finally gave in to her wanderlust at a young age, and spent some time traveling around, eventually landing in Lhavit.

One of the few Dhani in the city, she was almost barred entrance upon arriving. Seeking employment was a veritable nightmare, but finally, A'shra took a chance on her. The two have been close friends ever since. Tawnya has lived in the city long enough and made herself well-known enough through her job that, while still disliked and distrusted by some, the Shinya no longer watch her every move.

 
Chiro Alban
ImageName: Chiro Alban
Race: Human
Birthdate: 491 AV
Birthplace: Lhavit
Occupation: Cosmetologist at the Starglow Spa
Skills: Cosmetology - 92, Meditation - 48, Projection - 25, Socialization - 80, Unarmed Combat - 50, Weapon (Longsword) - 45
Languages: Common (Fluent)

Tall and decidedly handsome, Chiro is a laid-back and easy-going young man. Growing up the son of a Shinya, he was trained in combat from a young age, and expected to follow in his father's footsteps. While he enjoyed combat training, the prospect of devoting his entire life to becoming a Shinya never sat well with Chiro.

Instead, he preferred his mother's line of work; cosmetology. There was something about making others feel beautiful and confident that he found deeply satisfying and appealing; it was an unconventional way of helping people, yet one that was profoundly underestimated in how effective it could be.

Chiro works as the Spa's cosmetologist, doing facials, manicures, pedicures, and other cosmetics-based treatments. He enjoys talking with his clients greatly, never hesitating to offer advice, and is a wonderful listener; but he also knows when someone prefers to be pampered in silence.

 
Prices
Facials & Baths

Aromatherapy bath: 20 kina
Egg and honey facial: 5 kina
Herbal facial: 15 kina
Mud facial: 10 kina
Steam facial: 10 kina

Massages

Aromatherapy massage (Full body): 60 kina
Hot stone massage (Full body): 55 kina
Regular massage (Scalp): 10 kina
Regular massage (Upper back): 20 kina
Regular massage (Feet): 10 kina
Regular massage (Full body): 50 kina

Beauty Services

Cosmetics application: 25 kina
Eyebrow plucking: 5 kina
Haircut: 30 kina
Hair dying: 15 kina
Hair styling: 25 kina
Manicure and/or pedicure: 10 kina for one or 18 kina for both
Shaving (Facial hair): 10 kina
Shaving (Body): 25 kina

Room Rental

Room (Small): 10 kina/night
Room (Large): 25 kina/night

Room rentals must be booked at least 10 days in advance. Guests can stay for a maximum of 30 days. Good meals are included in the price.

Cosmetics

Cold cream (Cosmetics remover): 1 kina/10 oz
Cosmetic brush: 2 topaz kina
Bath salts: 5 topaz kina/6 oz
Bar soap (Floral scented): 6 topaz kina/2 oz
Face powder: 1 topaz kina/oz
Hair colour: 1 kina/8 oz
Kohl: 1 topaz kina/oz
Lip pomade: 1 topaz kina/oz
Lye soap: 5 topaz kina/lb
Rouge: 1 topaz kina/oz
Skin cream: 1 kina/4 oz
Toilette kit: 25 kina
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