The Blade of the Raven Queen
Lantern Street Orphanage
The orphanage rests on the corner of Lantern Street and Lava Avenue, its charcoal-colored stones held together with mold-encrusted mortar. The windows on both stories are tightly shuttered, but a few slivers of light manage to escape from within. Lanterns hang on either side of the oaken front door, mounted to which is a green copper knocker shaped like a smiling gargoyle’s visage, its nostrils pierced by a copper ring.
The ground floor of the orphanage is dimly lit and contains a main hall (with a staircase leading to the second floor,) a kitchen with stairs leading down to a cellar pantry, a dining hall, a playroom for the children, a schoolroom, and staff quarters. The second floor is divided into three rooms: a spacious bathroom with two large tubs and two large bedrooms filled with cots. One of the bedrooms currently holds 19 girls; the other holds 18 boys.
The Orphanage is run by Gretchyn Tashykk.