Koopa Palace

“Koopa Palace. A replica of Victor’s throne room for royal play.”
Though you might expect dim corridors, pits of lava with sentient fireballs leaping out of them, and spinning balls of fire, this replica of Victor’s throne room is anything but. While stone is the preferred medium like almost any castle, it’s brightly lit from large windows and a large skylight. The architecture is a blend of classic Arabian and European elements. Several supporting columns outline the hall, supporting the vaulted ceilings. Upon the walls are fine tapestries, depicting some of the history of the land and its rulers. The air is scented with a light cinnamon flavor, though with an undercurrent of limestone.

Moving past the entrance and back pillars, there is a wide walkway with small, shallow pools of clear water to either side. Of course, the pair of large thrones at the head of the room are likely what command the most attention, each with hidden panels with some controls in them. These are positioned upon their own platform, with a set of three small steps in front of them. Thick, ornately woven rugs are positioned around the foot of the steps. To the right of the throne is a passage to the the royal bedchambers.

The short passageway to the royal bedchambers is guarded by both a set of sturdy double doors. Getting past those two obstructions is a large, lavishly decorated room. There’s an assortment of dressers and other furniture, but the centerpiece of the room is a huge four-post bed. The headboard, footboard, and posts all expertly carved with various symbols and decor, including turtle shell patterns on the posts. Silks are often draped between the posts, adding an extra element of privacy. A large chest sits in front of the bed, no doubt filled with all sorts of toys and such. Another set of doors leads to the bath, which contains a very large turtle-shell themed tub with several faucets, showerheads, and even water jets.