Every guild is doing it. So I have created this thread mainly for the sake of properly organizing all of our ideas into one definitive structure. This will be the Thornhouse. So let’s tackle this like true intellectuals and start discussing. My personal thoughts are below.
We had previously decided that a Lighthouse is highly appropriate to represent our guild. It not only has symbolic meaning, knowledge = illumination. It also bears a striking resemblance to our emblem. .
It would sit on a cape. Right above a cliff. The sea crashing against the shoreline at the base of said cliffs. There would be a perpetual storm. An ancient protection spell cast years ago.
The visible part of the light house would be enormous. A giant round building with large round windows. Peaked with the housing that holds the mindflame. It would conjure the image of a rather stereotypical lighthouse, if you were to scale it up much more than nessecary.
The interior of the upper floors would be a giant library. The library would at least be 30 stories high. Each floor would be a ring. These rings would have bookshelves, reading nooks, and drafting desks everywhere. Dotted about in a manner that only the initiated could navigate them.
There would be a plush room directly below the Mindflame’s housing. It would be lavish, with a magical wine cooler and plenty of food. A communal room to discuss stories and what you’ve learned. Couches and cushions would be strewn about haphazardly. Allowing anyone to come in an lay themselves down in a manner that would relieve stress.
The ground floor would be clear of any books. Opposite from the north facing front door would be a card catalogue that would magically guide you to not only the books you want to read but also the books it thinks you should read. There would be two hearths the at the other two cardinal directions. these always would be lit, so travelers and Thornmaw alike could warm their hands by the fire.
Underground would be the dorms. Rooms cut deep into the rock, snakeing underneath the house and into the cliff.
Anything else. Ideas will be appreciated and suggestions for a name would be graciously accepted and then evaluated.