House characteristics

Tue Oct 18 17:43:23 PDT 2005

> What do we know about the Tsalmoth, Vallista, and Jhegaala 
> houses?  I believe they're all somewhat "retail", but what 
> are their areas of special interest, preferences, etc.?

I'm not sure what the status of this project is after the Crash, but I'm
rereading The Phoenix Guards, and I found a passage about the tsalmoth:

pg 121 - [Ricardo, the Easterner librarian] displayed some of the
characteristics of a tsalmoth--attacking any problem from a dozen angles
simultaneously, but never letting go until it was solved.