Pleasure Salon of Calistria

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Calistria's holy symbol

Elves and half-elves are common among the temple prostitutes of the Pleasure Salon of Calistria in the Ascendant Court district of Absalom.1 Elves are otherwise relatively uncommon in Absalom, mostly consisting of adventurers or outcasts; more common are their half-elven descendants.1 Although Calistria's priests play a significant role in the operations of the temple, the Pleasure Salon is managed by the ranking sacred prostitute, Dyrianna of House Avenstar.1

Description

The edifice is constructed in the colonnaded style of a classical Azlanti temple to match the architecture of Absalom rather than elven cities. Its exterior is covered with bas-relief sculptures of hedonistic humanoids, and it is rumored that the interior contains blasphemous sculptures of Calistria herself engaging in salacious activities with other deities.1

Temple services

Brothel

The temple prostitutes are clean and well-educated, and offer their services on a sliding scale; they can develop a high social status in the city.1

Honey production

The temple supplies honey—unusually made by wasps—that is used by the city's mead brewers.1 The same breed of honey-producing wasps are also kept by the Scions of Revenge at the Calistrian temple of Imvrildara in Kyonin.2

Public baths

The Pleasure Salon provides public baths that have become a meeting-place for distrustful factions due to the temple's requirement for nudity within the baths.1

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