Windows in Gehennese buildings are to admit air and light; some, to allow defensive fire with bows or crossbows. To prevent their being used for access by birds, leopards, monkeys, burglars, and paramours, nearly all are covered with stout grilles of timber, bamboo, or carved stone, securely attached to the surrounding wall. No-one seems to worry about the danger this poses in the event of fire.

For privacy and additional security, buildings in Gehennese cities and the country houses of the eupatridai have no external windows on the ground floor.

Buildings with the luxury of glass windows still cover them with grilles, for security.

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