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Rhys would winnow us directly into Adriata, the castle-city of the Summer Court...

Feyre Archeron, A Court of Mist and Fury

Adriata is one of the four main cities of the Summer Court and its capital where the palace of the High Lord, Tarquin is located. The prince and princess of Adriata, Varian and Cresseida also reside in the city.


Adriata is surrounded by a turquoise sea kissed by the sun and possesses a dry, suffocating heat, even with the cooling breeze off the water. The city is spread around and below the palace, toward that sparkling sea—the buildings with red roofs and all from the same tan stone of the palace, or glimmering white material like coral or pearl. Gulls flap over the many turrets and spires, no clouds above them, nothing on the breeze with them but salty air and the clatter of the city below. Various bridges connect the bustling island to the larger landmass that circle it on three sides, some of them capable of raising themselves so ships can cruise through. The harbor is so full of ships that it's impossible to count them—some merchant vessels, some fishing ones, and some, it seemed, ferrying people from the island-city to the mainland, whose sloping shores are crammed full of more buildings and more people.


Amarantha destroyed part of the city during her time in power.

A Court of Mist and Fury[]

Rhysand, Amren, and Feyre visit Adriata, so they can gain one half of the Book of Breathings.

A Court of Wings and Ruin[]

The city was attacked by Hybern's army and following a message from Varian to Amren, Rhysand, the High Lord of the Night Court and his Inner Circle, accompanied by a legion of Illyrians winnowed there to help. Hybern's army was defeated and later the city served as a refuge for mortals from the southern lands of the island who were brought there for protection.

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  • There are four main cities in the Summer Court; Adriata the most important of them and its capital. The High Lord and his courtiers spend the last month of winter and first spring months here for it's finest at this time of year.
  • High Fae, both servants and courtiers, live in the palace of Adriata, most brown-skinned and clad in loose, light clothing. The rules of Adriata's palace say that the lesser faeries are neither to be seen nor heard as they work.

Summer Court
Characters Tarquin · Nostrus † · Varian · Cresseida · Alis · Alis's Sister † · Alis's Brother-in-law † · Alis's Nephews · Brutius † · Blue-skinned faerie † · Water-wraiths · Alis's Cousin · Advisers
Locations Adriata · Adriata Palace · Adriata Treasure Chamber · Pleasure Barge · Temple