|“||Steps and balconies and archways and verandas and bridges linked the towers and gilded domes of the palace, periwinkle morning glories climbing the pillars and neatly cut blocks of stone to drink in the gilded mists wafting by.||”|
–Feyre Archeron, A Court of Wings and Ruin
The palace was chosen as the meeting point for the High Lords to discuss the impending war with Hybern. The Dawn Court was neutral in terms on conflict, and easier to get to due to being near the middle of Prythian.
On the day of the meeting, Helion and Kallias arrive first at the palace, soon followed by Rhysand's Inner Circle. Though, Amren stays in Velaris and serves as second-in-command. Rhys and his companions are led into the palace by a member of the Dawn Court. Feyre, Nesta and Rhys are amazed at the palace and it's beauty. Rhys deliberates whenever to redecorate parts of Velaris, and Mor insists that he should use the palace as inspiration.
Layout and description
- "If the palace above the Court of Nightmares had been crafted of moonstone, this was made from ... sunstone."
- — Rhysand
The palace is a large building made from near-opalescent golden stone. Multiple steps, balconies, archways, verandas and bridges link the towers of the palace together. After a set of spiral stairs, there are multiple chambers. A long bridge connects the parts of the towers together with wisteria hanging from the rails.
The palace has various courtyards and gardens with a large countryside below the palace. The palace is also large enough to serve as accommodation for members of different courts. Rhys and Feyre stay in a suite built around a lavish sitting room and private dining room. The rooms also contain golden cages filled with birds.
The meeting between the High Lords took place within one of the chambers in the palace. The floor was made of marble. Multiple cushioned oak chairs were arranged in a circle in the middle of the room, some had been shaped to accommodate wings. A circular reflection pool was carved into the floor, with fish and water lilies.
- Due to the lack of damage on the palace, Rhys assumed that Thesan shielded the palace when Amarantha ruled, the same way Rhys did with Velaris.
- A Court of Wings and Ruin (First appearance)
|Characters||Thesan · Nuan · Thesan's lover · Thesan's mother · Nuan's father · Nuan's mother|
|Locations||Dawn Court Palace|