S'Dara's Cauldron originated as a rather plain alchemy shop in Leyawiin, run by a Khajiit named S'Dara who gave the player a quest to find some mushrooms in exchange for an enchanted mortar & pestle. The shop slowly grew, as did the personality of the proprietor, until I couldn't just leave S'Dara as an NPC to be quickly forgotten. She became a new addition to my group of permanent characters, and I have slowly been rearranging her humble shop into a lovely player home with a few nice features.
Original S'Dara the Shopkeeper:
The shop has been turned into quite a nice player home, but still maintains the appearance of being a shop, with the pretty sign outside, and the ingredient storage doubling as a shop counter. S'Dara's living quarters are partitioned off to one side, and the rest is the shop/alchemy work area. The Teddy Bear can be used like an Alter of the Nine, but with no infamy issues.
The Living Quarters
The Counter of Drawers
There are a lot of paintings hanging all over the shop, and an alchemy chart on the wall in an alcove dedicated to experimental alchemy. The mortar & pestle on the table in that area will open a static alchemy menu when activated.
The large alchemical sink on in the main room is very special. If you have the correct ingredients in the correct quantities, you can brew special potions that are not only very powerful, but which can be sold through dialog when in certain shops and buildings. While in Mages Guild lobbies, alchemy shops, and general traders, you will have the option to sell the special potions for 100 gold each. You can become a traveling alchemy merchant! =D
The Sink of Destiny
The exterior is a cross between a storefront and a cozy cottage. There is a small flower garden in the front, and the shop's sign is hanging by the entrance. There is a map marker for easy travel, but as it is right by the Leyawiin gates, this is a bit redundant, but whatever. Now you can travel right to your door step.
Shop or Cottage?
S'Dara is a custom Khajiit race. Basically, a standard Khajiit made to be a lot prettier. She has claws on her hands, and paws instead of feet. The paws are done through equipment.
She has her own custom equipment, consisting of her armor (and a clothing version for options), her bow, and her arrows, as well as a custom pendant made from a potion. She also has a wig giving her brown dreadlocks, and a hood with a few dreads hanging out the front.
S'Dara Showing Off
Older Pics Showing Off The Outfit
(Disregard S'Dara's Appearance Here)
Full Body Pic
There are tons of paintings in the shop, and so I strongly recommend:
Paintings Variation by bettersweater
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