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Albino Palace

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The Albino Palace is the castle of the Empress of Neptune, a city for the Imperial Court of Neptune, and an extravagant display of the wealth and connections of the Empire. The palace is a Fall, carved from the corpse of a rare albino kraken-whale. The kraken-whale was infamous for a particularly feisty temperament. She evaded and even killed many of her hunters. She was eventually felled by a great hunter and given to the Empress.


  The palace can be heard long before it is seen. The palace does not sing about lesser concerns like water conditions, but instead the state of the Empire. The site of the palace is no less stunning, the stark white hide of the kraken-whale has been decorated with vibrant gardens, and Remora towers stretch and spiral out behind the Palace.

Aquaculture Gardens

The outer shell of the palace is covered in vast and immaculately maintained gardens. The gardens of carefully curated ecosystems do not just create beautiful promenades, but also provide the palace with fresh food, rich fragances, and improve the quality of the water.

Remora Towers

The Remora Towers are seperate submarine structures. These towers are attached to openings in the palace. Some of the towers have become permanent, staying attached for so long that calcification has locked it in place. Some of the Remora towers are personal apartments for members of the Imperial Court, others are vehicles.


  Those who are less acquainted with underwater architecture describe the Albino Palace as mazelike; there is not much distinction between walls, ceilings and floors, all of them contain openings for people to swim through. Every surface is encrusted in marble reliefs, pearls, jewels, and gold.  

Dry Halls

The Dry Halls are airlocked chambers. They serve as meeting rooms with foreign dignitaries, and apartments for them to stay in. These halls also make extensive use of aquaculture, with small pools of plants that filter and oxygenate the air.   The first Dry Halls were mostly attached to the Baths, but since the Sol System has gotten more connected more of the visitor rooms have been drained and converted into Dry Halls.  


The Albino Palace is known for their extensive and opulent baths. Like most Neptunain bathrooms, the rooms are airlocked. The palace has many bathing chambers with pools of different mineral contents and heats, and waterfalls for showering.   The water from these pools and showers is drained into the renal system of the Kraken-whale, which filters the waste and renews the water.

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Jul 6, 2023 12:13 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Oooo, sounds so beautiful. I love the idea of all the gardens growing on the Fall. I like that they have dry rooms so people who can't breathe underwater can also visit.

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Jul 6, 2023 16:45 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I think they also have lots of wetsuits and diving equipment so people can tour and visit the aquatic parts too.

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Jul 8, 2023 09:31 by Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)

This sounds like a magnificent place to visit. I like how they have dry halls for foreigners visiting them.

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Jul 8, 2023 11:27 by Annie Stein

Thanks! I think the foreigners would appreciate them too.

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Jul 9, 2023 16:42 by Molly Marjorie

I love how you utilized the eviornment when thinking about this space, such as the floors/ceilings having entryways because it is easier for people to move in a three-dimensional space and the dry halls which use aquaculture to filter the air.

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Jul 13, 2023 09:41 by Annie Stein

Thank you! That was the most fun part of this article, thinking about underwater architecture!

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Jul 13, 2023 05:43 by Gabrielle Decker

I'M SCHEDULING MY VISIT RIGHT MEOW!   P.S.: 'The palace does not sing about lesser concerns like water conditions'... does this include boiling due to oozing radiant celestial beings? Asking for some friends...

Jul 13, 2023 09:43 by Annie Stein

Hope you have ludicrous amounts of money and great contacts!   PS: I don't think the scourge would like being underwater much, come to think of it.

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Jul 13, 2023 17:10 by Gabrielle Decker

You're going to make them hate me! ;.;

Jul 15, 2023 05:25 by Reanna R

Underwater palace? Yes, please! I also love that they have so much aquaculture and gardens. Underwater and oceans can be so vibrant and pretty and magnificent, and this article totally captures that.

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Jul 15, 2023 09:24 by Annie Stein

Thank you, I'm so glad to hear it!

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Nov 3, 2023 20:48

This sounds like an incredible place to visit. Love how being underwater significantly changes the architecture of it.

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Nov 3, 2023 22:18 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I had two goals with this article, one was to make the fact that it's underwater matter and to use that in interesting ways, and the other was to make it intriguing in other ways too.

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