Courts of the Shadow Fey
The Courts rest on a high plateau in the heart of a dark forest in the (approximate) center of the Shadow Realm. This location corresponds to the Margreve Forest in Midgard, and the twin woods share a strong resemblance and active shadow road connections. Major changes in one location have an impact on the appearance and nature of the other.
The Courts rise from the windswept rock of the cliffs in the forest’s center, monochrome architecture at once both delicate and indomitable. Graceful spans of black stone bridge chasms hundreds of feet deep, and marble colonnades guide supplicants through fantastic gardens to the inner halls. The gray-twilight gloom of the Shadow Realm breaks in the sky above the Courts of the Shadow Fey, allowing the stars to occasionally show their glittering points of light to those that study illumination magic. Even the moon shines directly on the Moonlit King’s home-in-exile, the Tower of the Moon.
Despite the opulence of the architecture, newcomers to the Courts of the Shadow Fey can’t help but wonder why the halls are entirely deserted. The only creatures present to greet first-time supplicants are strange constructed footmen—empty suits of graceful plate armor. Exploration of the halls reveals room after empty room, save for crows and rooks, owls, and the occasional scurrying mouse.
Demography and Population
Map of Corremel-in-Shadow
A ray of light amidst the mysterious darkness of the Shadow Realm is Corremel, City of Lanterns. The busy metropolis, sometimes referred to as Corremel-in-Shadow, is lit by countless lanterns made of an assortment of materials: black iron, sparkling silver, polished glass, and, on occasion, bone. Corremel is situated on the banks of the River Lethe.
- Court, Royal
- Head of Government
- Her Celestial and Royal Majesty, Sarastra Aestruum, Queen of Night and Magic, Duchess of the Heavens, Countess of Thorn, Mistress of Air and Darkness, Lady of the Summer Palace, and Bride of Shadows
- Government System
- Monarchy, Absolute
- Heart of the Shadow Fey
- Related Ethnicities
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