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The Northern Palace
Caer Redwood is perhaps best known as the home of the Cauldron Pool,
a natural stone pool said to have once touched been by the Cup of
Dreams itself. The pool * is pleasantly warm and bubbles come up
from some underwater vent giving the impression that it is boiling.
The Cauldron Pool is said to have both healing and prophesying powers.
It is also said that queen can heal anyone whom is immersed in it.
Located in a redwood forest near Mill Valley, the Northern Keep
of the Queen of Pacifica is hidden in a rough, overgrown, thickly
It is very hard to find in perpetual mists. It is
protected by archers posted on platforms grown into the sides of
the trees. The now -elite Redwood Archers have made a reputation
for themselves by melting out of the greenery and peppering attacking
forces with dozens of sharp tooth-arrows before fading back into
Polished petrified wood does not catch fire easily. Description:
The central keep is a single stump of a giant redwood that has petrified
over the centuries. It's rooms and hallways were carved out by patient
boggan and nocker stonemasons. Because of the potential for fire
in the forest, open flames are not permitted at Caer Redwood. Instead
visitors collect their own glamour rush lights (the shells of chimeric
glow beetles caught in crystal globes) to light their way through
the hallways and tunnels within the Caer.
The dinning area is a lichen chamber, where thousands of crystalline
shelf lichen transforms every word spoken into a music note of pleasing
tone and quality and dinners are served with reddish clear-resin
plates and cups. The Queen's own room is tunneled directly into
what would have been the heartwood of the old, incredibly giant
redwood stump. Every petrified interior surface is polished to a
mirror -bright surface. The floors are strewn with pine needles
for decoration, aroma and traction.
The Grand Ballroom of Trees is a great platform secured high above
the forest floor by tremendously thick braided root-fibers sealed
in resin. The canopy of the forest serves as roof to the great ballroom.
Guests arrive by the stairs grown into the sides of one of the supporting
trees, by winged chimera or through the complex pulley and counterweight
system devised by the queen's nocker Engineer Corps. (Who incidentally
also built the ballroom itself and currently occupied devising to
correct their original design to keep the supporting trees from