The Island Palace was a SeaWing palace where guests from other tribes could stay, and where parties were held, as it was above water. It was described to be an elegant, sprawling complex of pavilions, courtyards, rooms, terraces, gardens, and walkways that covered an entire island. The gardens were described to be decorated with carvings of pale blue dolphins and pink seahorses inlaid with shells. The Island Palace is seen in Darkstalker (Legends) when Fathom and Indigo go to the party for the visiting SkyWings, but it was abandoned after The Royal SeaWing Massacre because it left bad memories, and there were rumors going around about how it was haunted by Albatross' ghost. It was soon replaced with the Summer Palace, the palace built by Albatross himself, with animus magic. It was located in one of the many islands of The Bay of a Thousand Scales. On the map, it is openly visible, unlike the Summer Palace which is kept hidden. Its ruins are located about right above the middle of what looks like the curling end of a dragon's tail on the map of Pyrrhia.
Island Palace Beaches Edit
There is described to be two beaches at the island palace, the Sunrise Beach, which is supposed to be a calm, relaxing beach, and the Sunset Beach, where parties and festivities were usually held. These occasions were elaborate, with a wide variety of food and music. The Sunset beach is where Fathom started his first animus session with Albatross.
A party is held at the Island Palace for Queen Lagoon to welcome two SkyWing ambassadors come to negotiate the location of sea-side villages. During the party, while Lagoon is showing off her power and wealth, Albatross appears. While Lagoon is distracted by the SkyWing's warnings about animus powers, Albatross enchants a knife from afar to come to him and slit the queen's throat with a knife, starting the massacre. While the event plays out, at least nine dragons are killed before Albatross is stopped by Indigo and Fathom.
The Island Palace is where the Talons of Power Ceremony took place and Anemone was discovered to be an animus (although this was actually a plot made by Turtle to keep his powers from being exploited ). Whirlpool buried a dagger here so Anemone could kill her mother and become queen, which would allow Whirlpool to become king. Later in the book, Anemone came to retrieve it. When Turtle arrived to stop her, the two began dueling with animus magic, wrecking the island which had already been in ruins.
Present: Abalone • Flounder • Herring • Herring's Brother • Kelp • Lagoon • Nautilus • Pearl • Piranha • Riptide • Snapper • Squid • Tempest • Tortoise • Urchin • Webs • Whirlpool