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.
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.
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.
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.