Traditionally, the Hewn City is the home of the High Lord of the Night Court and the place from which he governs his territory. However, in the case of High Lord Rhysand, he vastly prefers Velaris and the Court of Dreams. Rhysand has assigned Morrigan to be in charge of Hewn City, but the inhabitants of the Hewn City are ruled primarily by Keir, who serves as a steward for High Lord Rhysand, making the Court of Nightmares a haven for all those who oppose Rhysand's practices or philosophies, preferring instead the ancestral values of the treacherous Night Court.
They are known as the "Court of Nightmares" due to their violent principles, and are believed to be an honest representation of the Night Court by their fellow Prythians, for few are privy to the well-guarded knowledge of the secret existence of Velaris and the Court of Dreams.
- A Court of Mist and Fury (First appearance)
- A Court of Wings and Ruin
- A Court of Frost and Starlight
|Characters||Rhysand · Feyre Archeron · Amren · Morrigan · Cassian · Azriel · Nesta Archeron · Elain Archeron · Lucien Vanserra · Nuala · Cerridwen · Keir · Devlon · Clotho · Madja · Bryaxis · Sevenda · Rita · Thanatos · Thanatos's daughter · Rhysand's father † · Rhysand's mother † · Rhysand's sister † · Enalius|
|Locations||Cesere · Hewn City · Palace of Bone and Salt · Palace of Thread and Jewels · Rainbow of Velaris · Restaurant · Rita's · Sidra River · The Prison · Velaris · Western Isles|