I fully understand the need for security in the family headquarters. Back in our ancestral home of Urusai Castle, we has security of the highest order, not least of which was our intimidation. No one wanted to cross a family of the finest warriors operating in all of Japan, and that deterred most attackers. Those foolish enough to try were met with traps, caltrops, pitfalls and my personal favourite: shrine demons summoned from the realm of Yomi who are invisible until a human enters their territory, at which point they use their elemental mastery to attack in a number of brutal ways.
Australian laws frown upon such things, however- especially the caltrops- so we have to make do here with thick windows. Make no mistake: our family is intimately familiar with residential glazing experts. We also had to learn about locks and their efficacy when applied to doors, but windows have always been a weak point, so we resolved from the very beginning to make sure of glazier work was of the highest quality.
Of course, other parts of Australian architecture actually proved useful. For example, doors and walls. Paper walls were nice, and very easy to make, but it did make things difficult when you’re trying to sleep, knowing that an assailant could just punch a hole right through the paper wall. Not in Urusai Castle, of course…our defenses were impenetrable.
Nowadays we have walls, doors and thick glass. Which reminds me, next time we need glass repair, I’m going to have a chat to the glaziers. I’m curious about this ‘double glazing’. It sounds powerful…perhaps even impenetrable. And with this coming storm, with the elements raining from the skies, we’ll need the best and most protective glass possible.