The White Castle
Peace and prosperity were two things Gérouns didn't know a few centuries ago. This all changed when Nelandra Aigleran came to power and conquered the whole continent through diplomacy. So when her people came together to build this masterpiece of architecture in the center of the capital, they never asked for anything in exchange.
Purpose / Function
The whole Royal family lives in the White Castle. From there, they administrate the entire continent, but also host the Menicean court and its parties. The Menicean council, where every law in Menicea was voted is in the castle as well. There is a large salon where councilors discuss and debate next to an amphitheater that's used for drama, music, and tribunals. The lowest floor is also dedicated to the Nelandrean Cult that sends a representative to the council. Religious also take care of the gardens, since the main greenhouse of Nélandréas is there. In fact, this flower is the primary requirement to build an altar to the goddess. It is however harsh to cultivate as this variety has particular needs to grow.
Only the best-looking white stones were used to build this magnificent castle. It was also one of the very first buildings to have such a complex architecture. The whole structure is really high and grows thinner as you climb. In its center is the king's tower, granted with a magnificent balcony. From there, past and present leaders of Menicea made speeches to the people who regrouped to listen on the grand square called Queen's lane.
Elegant. That's what comes to my mind when I think about the Gérouns' castle. It can be quite surprising to see such a piece of architecture when you look at the houses they build everywhere else. The many towers surrounding the king's gently rise to the skies like the branches of a cherry tree, with beautiful lines and forms to be contemplated from different points of view. The best one is still from the gardens: when you sit down in front of the fountain and look up. I've always been told that Gérouns aren't a race that's a fan of heights, but this proved me wrong.