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Nacre was a seaside town on the west coast of Hieron and capital of the Empire of Pearls[note 1]. It was sacked by the Ordennan Impetus.

History Edit

Nacre was traditionally ruled by a sovereign. Before the Erasure, it was known to have exported apples, and the healers called the Hospitaliers du Tristero[note 2], into Marielda. The Empire of Pearls once stretched from Rosemerrow up towards Velas.

Tristero considered Nacre a beloved vacation spot. After the Erasure, he spent his power to preserve the city and allow its residents to experience immortality; he became the city's ruler. Its hotel, where he often stayed, became a shrine to him.

After Tristero's death, his daughter, Adelaide Tristé, took the throne. She planned to continue Tristero's work and expand the Empire to its previous breadth, taking Rosemerrow and Velas while skirting the Mark of the Erasure. However, before she could fulfil this plan, the city was attacked and looted by the Ordennan Impetus, and Adelaide was killed. Many of the citizens of Nacre are now refugees from the Ordennan invasion and have fled to Velas and Rosemerrow.

The current metaphysical status of Nacre and its Empire is complicated.

Notes Edit

  1. The word "nacre", from which the city takes its name, refers to the iridescent substance also known as mother-of-pearl.
  2. The language of Nacre appears to draw from French.

External links Edit

Settlements in Hieron
Auniq · Baron's Gate · Kanton · Marielda · Nacre · Old Man's Chin · Rosemerrow · The Buoy · The New Archives · Treeton · Twinbrook · Velas · Wharfhurst