The Scarlet Hall

A tall and impressive structure made up of three fluted towers designed to maximize the intake of the sea-winds above Yane to keep cool, the Scarlet Hall is the Imperial Embassy in Yane, and the headquarters of the Imperial Satrapy. One of the towers, the Satrap’s Tower, is set aside for the sole use of the Satrap and her household, including luxuriously appointed suites. The Embassy Tower, the second tower, is similarly appointed (albeit with smaller chambers), acting as a guesting-house for Imperial visitors to the Embassy and other guests of the Satrap, while the third tower, the Adviser’s Tower, is home to the bureaucratic workings of the Embassy, including the offices of the Four Advisers as well as other offices, vaults of paperwork and council chambers.

The very tops of the towers are, by tradition, for the Satrap’s use: the top of the Satrap’s Tower is the solarium of her suites; the top of the Embassy Tower is her office, and the top of the Advisers’ Tower is a council room with five seats for herself and the Four Advisers. Footbridges run between the tops of these towers, providing access to messengers, servants and other approved individuals moving between these areas.

Similar bridges span the lowers distances between the other towers, as well. These three towers surround a beautifully decorated garden courtyard, with an extravagant fountain in its center as proof of the Empire’s wealth. The gate that faces the streets feature an impressive sculpture of the Scarlet Empress, reclining in state in a twisted tangle of five dragons.

The Scarlet Hall

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