2/24/13 Everyday shit (What does a day-in-the life look like? What does their living space look like? What does their wardrobe consist of? How do you account for things like bathing in your headcanon? What sorts of things have you added to the world to make it more interesting, this can be mods or just imaginings–depending if you are role playing or doing a fiction)
Everyday shit? What’s that?
In the story, Selene lives in Honeyside with Brynjolf. She has lots of books and a fairly large collection of weapons. She’s also recently acquired a bathtub, which sits in the kitchen. Before, she was just using a wash basin, and it was kind of inconvenient. I tend to ignore things like carrying water and dumping the tub out, relieving herself, stuff like that. They might add to realism, but they don’t really add to the story. She owns every dress in the game and even a few from mods. When she’s out and about, she usually opts for her Nightingale armor and always carries a weapon because, as the guards like to say, “Damn dragons could swoop down anytime,” but at home she likes a comfortable dress. One of her favorite things to do when it’s quiet is sit on the balcony with a bottle of mead and her husband, gaze out across the lake, and just commune with each other. They’re best friends in addition to lovers and coworkers, and they rarely run out of things to talk about. When she’s at home—which is rare—she usually spends her days and evenings in the Ragged Flagon and Cistern taking care of Guild business. It turns out she has a good head for business, and she actually enjoys the day-to-day more than she had expected. She’s happiest when she’s out adventuring, though, and she doesn’t mind leaving the business to Delvin and Vex so she and Brynjolf can go kill a dragon or pull off a heist.
In the game, however, Selene lives in Berts Breezehome Remodel (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/8922). She has a working shower and toilet and a game room, complete with bowling alley, pool table, chessboard, and archery range. There’s a cellar that sports a blacksmith area, arcane enchanter, alchemy lab, a huge armory, and stands to display armor, dragon priest masks, and dragon claws. A trap door leads to a secret cavern full of alchemy ingredients—flowers, fish, bees, you name it—plus an exit through a drainage grate outside Whiterun. Upstairs is a library that holds all of her books. I have the Unlimited Bookshelves mod (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/10891), and I have placed copies of all of Selene’s collectible items (Jagged Crown, Queen Bee statue, Horn of Jurgen Windcaller) on the shelves. She’s also placed the eggs she has collected from the Golden Egg Treasure Hunt (http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16831) on the shelves.