The Lantern Street Orphanage

The orphanage, in the Northeast Quadrant of the city, rests on the corner of Lantern Street and Lava Avenue, its charcoal-colored stones held together with mold-encrusted mortar. The windows on both stories are tightly shuttered, but a few slivers of light manage to escape from within. Lanterns hang on either side of the oaken front door, mounted to which is a green copper knocker shaped like a smiling gargoyle’s visage, its nostrils pierced by a coppery ring.

The ground floor of the orphanage is dimly lit and contains a main hall with a staircase leading to the second floor, a kitchen with stairs leading down to the cellar pantry, a dining hall, a playroom for the children, a schoolroom, a small bathroom, and staff quarters.

The second floor is divided into three rooms: a spacious bathroom with two large tubs and two large bedrooms filled with cots. One of the bedrooms currently holds 19 girls and the other holds 31 boys.

Braenna grew up in the orphanage and is well acquainted with the staff there.

The staff is headed by Gretchyn Tashykk, the schoolteacher Willow Atherfell, Neva Fanister the school nurse, the gardener Jaromir Copperbeard, the janitor Patch and the cook Temar Flagonstern.

The Lantern Street Orphanage

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