Welcome to the 2nd episode of ‘Decorating Tamriel’
As this is the first house visit we have made, I wanted to give you a bit of background on the format, it’s pretty straight forward but none-the-less;
- Introduction to the series and episode.
- Raw first impressions – This portion is recorded unfiltered and unedited. It is our true initial reaction and response to what we see.
- Detailed analysis – Here we go over the details a bit closer after some thought and time.
- Conclusion and thanks!
Onto the good stuff…
In this video we were given a great opportunity to visit a lovely and well decorated home, but also, and questionably more importantly to give someone a surprise!
We were approached by robdog2000 in this endeavour.
robdog found himself in need of a great deal of help and support decorating his new home in Tamriel, and a fellow gamer and role player wolow1zard came to his aid.
robdog contacted us because he felt that a nice way of showing his appreciation would be to get his friends house featured in this video. We were honoured to accept this invitation. We love kind people, and we like to pass on kindness whenever we can.
Full disclosure – We have never spoken to , or met wolow1zard , at least not at the time of recording the video or writing this article…but who knows what the future holds!
wolow1zard decided to purchase the large Breton house located in Wayrest. It’s one of the few houses inside any city limits with a garden! It is a very nice choice. It has a ground floor, first floor, basement and a garden area.
Upon first entering it’s unashamedly clear that this house belongs to a group of role players, and we love that. There are so many details, each telling their own story and it gives the house so much character.
You initially see some dining tables and chairs with some half eaten food and tankards full of brew. Don’t just see them for what they are, imagine what they could be. For example, my initial thought was that this mighty group of adventurers had been interrupted mid meal , maybe they had to go slay some beast, or help save someone!
Picturing these things, and following through with scenarios makes it come alive and it becomes so much more interesting. Not only that , but it ties you to the place emotionally and sentimentally.
I think it’s safe to say that the kitchen area was Elloa’s favourite location, so much colour, so much food. Clearly this group hosts feasts regularly!
The first floor hosts the master bedroom, as well as some smaller sleeping areas. It’s clear to see that the ‘master’ of this house lives in style and comfort, from the lavish four poster bed, to the excellent furniture. This master knows his roots however, a dagger sits on his nightstand, he needs to be ready for anything.
The basement is one of my favourite areas. We have a beautiful commerce/store area, so many items and so much colour, the lockboxes and chests again further pointing to the success of this group. There is also a study for the master. Filled with paperwork and books. I like to imagine him here in the evenings, maybe recording a journal of his groups endeavours, immortalising their deeds and heroics. Or maybe he has to research some beast so that his band of merry adventurers can slay it.
Let it be known that these heroes know how to have fun, nearly half of the basement seems to be a brewery..me and Elloa might try to get an invite to their next party!
Lastly, the garden.
I like this area. Yes, one could argue that it’s simple and possibly plain..but that’s exactly what I would expect a garden belonging to this group to look like…they don’t have time to tend to trees and plants, they have quests to overcome.
That said, where they have decorated, no details have been spared. The garden mainly hosts a alchemy crafting area, complete with crop farm and a work horse. We especially loved the hanging plants, put there to dry before being pounded into mysterious concoctions.
In conclusion, we love this house.
We love it’s initial simplicity, but the harder you look, the more details you see. A story unfolds before your eyes and that makes it so much more interesting. We would be proud to live here, and we imagine that it’s perfectly suited for the role players that live and use it.
Huge thanks to robdog and wolow1zard and please check out the screenshots below.
– Elloa & Nicky