In the post I did yesterday, I mentioned a Jackal house, a “very small building on the outskirts of town that has only the bare necessities to survive,” in the Bear Empire, reserved for those who are taking advantage of the charity/kindness of others.
If you’ve been following on my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/aldersprig/posts?tag=boom), you may have noticed that I’ve been drawing little maps and floor plans in Excel and Paint.
So when I was like “tiny building, bare necessities….”
Of course I had to draw it.
And I might have mentioned that I’ve been taking all-day Administrative Excellence classes on Wednesdays.
This leads to a lot of doodling and drawing.
So uh. There’s a reason I draw these things in Excel usually, and below you’ll see both versions.
A “Jackal House” in the Bear Empire, as it might look. Fire is a required necessity for survival. Windows are not.
As the sketch shows, a stack of firewood outside the house on the windward side provides more firewood and also insulation. The high-pitched roofline provides protection.