Places in the Citadel
The Citadel will accommodate all those who choose to work here. All species will be made as comfortable as possible from the smallest sprite to the largest of the dragons. All doors are light enough to be opened easily by everyone no matter how large they become. Some laboratories are open, such as laboratories for dragons, while others are walled for the smaller races.
The Citadel will try to keep natural enemies from being assigned close to each other. If an elf and an orc happen to be assigned laboratory sections that are close together, they must act to protect themselves. The Citadel does not force peace between its researchers.
The dimensions of the Citadel are always changing. If a researcher needs more space and the Citadel has the space available, the researcher will be moved. If the Citadel is full, a new laboratory will be created and multiple sections assigned.
Sometime in the future it may be that a dragon will be flying around the Citadel or a kobold shaman will be running as a messenger between the various other researchers. A researcher can willingly take on a task for the Citadel when low on towers or be forced by the Citadel when out of towers to do so.
Laboratories are divided into four sections with four doors leading out of them. Some researchers may be assigned one section of a laboratory while others are assigned all four or even adjoining laboratories as needed. For privacy curtains can be drawn closed around each section since to get to other laboratories people must pass through laboratories in use. There are always enough laboratories. If the Citadel is full, it will create a new laboratory for the newest researcher. When the researcher leaves, the laboratory remains.
At the base and around the perimeter of the Citadel are shelves of books. The base of the Citadel holds the main library. The shelves are spaced so that desks can be placed right where the books are. The library grows as books are added to the collection. The shelves of books around the perimeter are additional copies of books in the main library. When there are two copies of all the books in the main library, a second library will be created halfway up the Citadel. The second library will always be halfway up the tower no matter how many laboratories are created. New libraries will be created as more copies of the books come into the Citadel. These main libraries will always stay equally spaced within the Citadel. One day there may be researchers who become part-time copyists. They will receive towers for copying books.
There are bathing areas for every two levels the Citadel creates. Each bathing area has private alcoves and small public pools for bathing. There are three pools in the bathing areas: calidariums, tepidariums, and frigidariums. The water to the alcoves can be set to whatever temperature the bather desires. Water closets and sinks with running water are attached to each laboratory section.
There are cafeterias for every four levels that the Citadel creates. The researchers can eat in their laboratories if they so desire. Some may have to be reminded to eat. If the threat of loss of life is not imminent, a genie may appear and suggest food is available at the moment. In cases where loss of life is imminent, food may appear near the hands of the absent-minded researchers.
The roof of the Citadel is a garden. At first the only plants growing up there are only herbalist supplies and rare plants that are used as spell components. As the Citadel grows, food gardens may be added. If the Citadel grows to cover a large enough area, whole fields of grains may be planted. In the future the roof may also become fields for the grazing of food animals. The roof may become tiered with many levels. When that happens the Citadel will look less like a building and more like a regularly shaped hill or mountain.