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PostSubject: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:36 pm

A large, multi-roomed guardhouse set into Crystalpine's wall near a gate, originally meant for the living space of several guards. However, the others assigned there found Alice kind of creepy, and eventually an arrangement was made that there would simply be a post at the gate and the other guards would be moved elsewhere, while Alice was allowed to make it her home sweet home.

The front room, which is fairly large, is full of shelves and tables of dolls she has made. All of which are for sale. She keeps those she has used magic on in the back, though some of the sentient ones spend time in the shop as well, often playing with the local children who come to see the dolls and pick out potential birthday presents.

While she isn't always home to mind the shop, as she does have guard duties, she has a puppet that is capable of watching the store and talking to customers. Some of them may get creeped out, but they were probably going to get creeped out anyway.

Past this is her workshop, a room full of fabrics and spare parts, as well as all manner of sewing needles, hammers, tweezers, clamps, and other tools. There are a few grimoires as well, though they don't see use in the average doll's construction.

The other door to the workshop leads to Alice's living room, which has several bedrooms branching off of it on one side, and the kitchen and bathroom on the other. The additional bedrooms have been converted into storage for books, dolls needing repair, and an extra pantry. The livingroom itself is rather small, but only because of all of the furniture stuffed into it, with dolls sitting on most of it. It has a skylight as well as a few high windows, so it is well lit. There is also a large fireplace with a radio sitting on the hearth, the couch and two chairs facing it.

About half of the dolls in her living space have souls bound into them, and half of those are combat-ready. Half of the empty dolls are ready for use in binding, and the other half are dolls that she just really likes.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:34 am

A knock on the entrance door can be heard.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:41 am

Alice looks up from the display she was adjusting, shouting cheerfully at the door. "Come in, come in! We're open!"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:46 am

The door opens quietly as a black haired girl peeks in, eyeing the room curiously.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:50 am

Alice straightens her dress out and waves at the woman. "Hi there! Anything I can help you with?"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:55 am

"Um... I was just looking, thank you..." she asks, stepping inside.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:04 am

"Ok! Well, don't be afraid to pick the dolls up and check them out if you want! They don't bite! Other than Shanghai, but she's gummy." She points across the shop to a doll that was trying to climb a table, which promptly falls down and waves sheepishly.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:07 am

"U-Uh... Ok!" seeming only momentarily surprised by the fact that the doll appears to be sentient, she picks up a nearby one and examines it.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:19 am

Alice goes back to adjusting displays as the woman looks the doll over, ready to answer and questions about its design or construction.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:26 am

"Um... You really made all these yourself? That's very impressive." she smiles, having heard of her reputation throughout town.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:33 am

"Mhmm! I do have a few here that I just collected, but those aren't up front. Do you like them?"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:36 am

"They're really pretty..." She responds, putting down the doll and picking up another one.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:44 am

"Thank you!" The second doll's dress seemed even more ornate, the seams between the silk and the lace not even visible.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:51 am

"You're really good at your craft, Ms. Alice..." she observes the doll from every angle, clearly admiring it.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:04 am

Shanghai tugs on Alice's dress and she picks her up, setting her on she shoulder. "Hehe, thank you. So what brings you here today, anyway? After a present maybe? Or just window shopping?"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:09 am

"Just looking... I don't have a lot of money on me..." she admits.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:18 am

"Oh, that's fine! I never forget a face, I can put one behind the desk for you until you have the money if you want!"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:20 am

"Really? That would be great!"
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:53 am

"Just make sure you're sure about which one you want first! Otherwise someone else might miss out."
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:41 am

"Um... Right..." She seems a bit more hesitant, unsure of which one to pick.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:20 pm

"Well, don't feel rushed! The dolls aren't going anywhere, and neither am I!" Alice flashes her a big grin before heading to the counter, setting Shanghai down at the register before moving to adjust another display, that it looks like kids must have been messing with earlier. Nothing was wrong with it of course, as the kids who come into the shop are always careful, but it was a little bit in disarray. Hems not straightened, etc etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:04 pm

The girl continues looking around.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:48 pm

Shanghai jumps off the counter and starts following the customer around.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:56 pm

She picks up a 3rd doll, seeming quite interested in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Alice's Guardhouse and Dollshop   Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:24 am

The doll she picks up is blue eyed, with blonde hair much shorter than most of the other dolls. It also wears leather armor, rather than a dress. Still ornate, but functional. The amount of detail carved into the kind smirk on her face is incredible.
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