Hi TR! *waves*
I’ve started a showcase several times before, but somehow never gotten all the way to submission. 7th time lucky, apparently :D I’m applying for interiors to begin with, and hopefully I’ll apply for quests later on as well.
For my showcase I made Menaan Interior #7, since it hasn’t been claimed and it seems to fit the showcase guidelines in terms of size and decorating style. There didn’t seem to be much point in making an interior that couldn’t be used. Hope this is ok!
The guidelines for #7 were: shady smith who may be moonlighting as a hitman for the governor of Menaan, which is to be alluded to but not made explicit. He’ll trade with the player, but only a limited selection.
The cell name is “TR_lucevarshowcase”.
The upper floor of the building is the shop, with a relatively small selection of mostly weapons and some bonemold on display. There’s a forge and anvil, but the forge is unlit and seems to be rarely used. I had thought there might be rumours along the lines of ‘The smith never seems to do any work. How does he stay in business?’ to point out his shadiness to the player, but as everyone in Menaan seems to know about the dodgy goings-on, maybe that’s not appropriate.
Downstairs is mostly house clutter, with some remnants of a party he held at some point – not a particularly tidy guy. There’s nothing too expensive down here, since there’s no NPC to guard it and no real barrier to entry, but it’s still relatively nice compared to, say, the Khajiit’s house. Mostly de_p, but the rugs and tapestries are fancier than usual, and there’s a de_pr bed, as a cue for the player to start wondering ‘wait, how come this guy has nice stuff?’: he’s spent the dirty money he gets from the governor on booze, clothes, and nice upholstery. He’s had a ladyfriend around at some point – there’s a skirt under the bed. Potentially the governor’s daughter, for drama? The final nod to shadiness is a silver dagger under his pillow. You can never be too careful in his line of work, after all.
Nothing else to mention, I don’t think. Nice to finally meet you all (those I haven’t bugged in Discord, anyhow) :D