The Prompt: What’s your character’s desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Considering Toriah’s “workspace” is out in the field and the great, wide world of Azeroth (and beyond!), the desk she keeps in her quarters near Silvermoon City is what one would call “organized chaos.”
Everything is in piles. There are numerous piles, mind you, but they’re stacked and organized. One stack will be full of scout reports, while another is for personal correspondences, and another is current research… You get the idea.
Why is everything stacked up around her desk instead of, say, neatly filed away? Because it’s still in use. In Tori’s mind, it’s more or less done if it goes on a shelf. Her bookshelf is neat (but has a few stacks of notes and miscellaneous things) mainly because, if she needed something from the shelf, it goes into the appropriate stack. It’s so much easier to just grab the stack she needs rather than spend ten minutes gathering together everything she needs from their “places” around her room before getting started.
That, and she likes being able to see all of her ongoing projects and research. The other thing about “neatly filing things away” is that it feels like they’re hiding (and, therefore, done, no longer needing her attention). Out of sight, out of mind, right? With so many things demanding her attention, especially as an adventurer, she needs that visual reminder.