Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
The Prince’s palace, sometimes called the Palace of the Pearl in the old songs, is twice as large as the other palaces in Golds Reside and stands right at the center of the neighborhood. Just beyond the front entrance of the palace is the throne room. From the double doors a long path of ruby-red tiles leads between pillars of marble. On the high arched ceiling of the throne room is painted a scene of the Serpentine and Worm as they must have appeared before the city Elweir sprawled across the river valley’s hills.
At the far end of the throne room is a high-backed throne made of some opalescent stone that glistens like mother-of-pearl, and inset in the back of th thrown are eight large gold coins arranged in a diamond. Called the Pearl Throne, this is where the Prince formally receives visitors to the city.
Behind the palace are three simple, elegant buildings that house the high officials in the government’s offices: One for the Royal Exchequer (where the Royal Archives are located); one for the Port Authority; and the Royal Masonry and the Caravan Authority share the third. All of these building look out onto a plaza. At the center of the plaza is a ten-story tower with many balconies and a parapet at the top, where the Royal Astrologer and his assistants work.