“Lovely,” says Kadlawen, who might find threatening looks and suave self-assuredness appealing in other circumstance but is, in this one, tragically unimpressed.
And then Kadlawen gestures grandly with a staff and wand that weren’t there a few moments ago, and infants a few words, and they are in a tornado- which is, as promised, at most mildly breezy with regards to its passengers, if still obnoxiously loud- and then they are in a rather different body of water, as compared to the one they started with.
They’ve landed on a large dodecagon, although they’re at a poor angle to figure out the precise size; suffice to say that it makes the ship look rather tiny. At each tip, there is a tower, made out of some solid gemstone and interlaced with ivory in intricate geometric patterns. The tower that they’re closest to appears to be a deep, violet-hued amythest; the one to the right of it is some sort of magenta agate, the one to the left of it is a deep blue sapphire, and so on; they can safely presume that they form a rainbow. Each seems cast from a similar architectural mold, with small tweaks.
Between each tower, forming an edge to the oddly large polygon, there are grandiose curtain walls, made from ivory, with elaborate swirls and curlicues of gemstone, with that gemstone forming a smooth gradient between tower colors. Each wall has an elaborately calligraphed ‘exit’ sign- which, uncannily enough, seems to be rendering itself in their native language- and a downward arrow; one presumes that a closer look might reveal a staircase of some kind.
In the middle of the absurdly large dodecagon, there is a castle- white, with rainbow accents, and far from the sort of castle one acquires via budget constraints.
We’d better leave it at that.
The surface of the dodecagon seems to be mostly covered in smooth, clear water, pristine enough that they can see (ivory) bottom; it reflects the light of the two suns with unnatural mildness, just enough to be pretty, not enough to blind. There are (ivory) bridges- high enough that their ship ought have no trouble passing beneath them- between the castle and the outer towers.
Arizvam may have been understating the case, when she said ‘size not a concern’.