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The House of Wind is the headquarters for the Court of Dreams, located in the Night Court, above Velaris.

Description

The House of Wind is built into the middle and largest peak of the red flat-topped mountains that flank the northern side of Velaris. In fact the mountain has holes and windows built in the uppermost part of it, for the House of Wind has literally been carved into the rock. At night, it looks as if the mountain has been crowned in gold.

The House of Wind has many broad balconies glided by the light of golden lanterns. At the far end, built into the red mountain itself, are two glass doors that open to a large, but surprisingly casual, dining room carved from the stone, and accented with rich wood. In the center of the room there is a long table with chairs fashioned to accommodate wings. The halls of the House are of the same crimson color as the mountain. Feyre and Rhysand celebrate Starfall in one of the private balconies of the House of Wind. The House of Wind contains many bedrooms, a common library, and a war room decorated with a large black table and a mirror.

A large training yard with fighting rings is positioned on the top roof of the House of Wind, open to the elements.

History

Under the Mountain, when Amarantha tricked the High Lords into giving control over their powers to her, Rhysand felt Amarantha ripping his power away, he used what little time he had to erase the city and the wards from the minds of the Court of Nightmares. He threw a shield around Velaris, which includes the House of Wind, binding it to his Inner Circle so that they had to remain or risk that protection collapsing, and used what little power he had left to tell them mind to mind what was happening as well as ordering them to stay away.

A Court of Mist and Fury

Rhysand takes Feyre to the House of Wind to meet his Inner Circle for the first time. Feyre has just left the Spring Court. Rhysand wants her to meet his friends before deciding if working with them to keep Hybern from Prythian is something she wants to do. It is also the first time Feyre flies with Rhysand.

Trivia

  • The House of Wind is warded against people winnowing inside. Not even High Lords can do it. The only way to access the house, other than flying, is by walking up the ten thousand steps.
  • When he was a boy, Rhys loved to sneak out of the House of Wind by leaping out of his window to fly all night over Velaris. When his mother discovered this, after scolding him, she occasionally joined him. Sometimes he still does this.

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