The Council Edifice is the government building in the Gathering Blue community where the Council of Guardians meet to settle arguments, debate, etc. It also houses artists and craftsmen that work for the community.


The Council Edifice is a tall, stone building. The structure is the most impressive in the entire community, and sticks out like a "sore thumb". The building stark in contrast to the primitive cots of the village. It has gold and red stained glass windows, and a bell at the top that is used to tell people when to begin theiir work day, when to stop for breaks, when to end their labor, and for people in trial, when to return to learn their verdict.


Gathering Blue

During Gathering Blue Vandara brought Kira to trial in Council Edifice. Her claims were that she was useless, took up space, ate a lot, and that her land was needed so that she and the rest of the women could build a pen for her tykes. Since Kira was a child, she had the opportunity to appoint a defender for her. Although she wanted to defend herself, she realized the wisdom in appointing a matured adult to defend in her place. The member of the Council of Guardians, Jamison, was appointed. Although Vandara fought hard to get her sent to The Field of Leaving, the council decided to move Kira to accommodation in Council Edifice and give her land to Vandara so that she could build a pen for her tykes. Kira then lived in Council Edifice and worked as The Threader, repairing the Singer's Robe, along with Thomas, The Carver, who worked on the Singer's Staff.


The Council Edifice was built long ago, before the ruin. This is known because of the aforementioned stained glassed windows, which the artists of the village forgot how to make after the ruin.

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