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Otherplaces – Ferzhola, the Sealed Vault of (A to Z Challenge, F)

6 April, 2012

Ferzhola has an old and storied history, and one story has always been of the sealed vault.  Located just off of a market square, once a judicial square, once the training yard for a magical academy, and who knows what else before them.  The massive metal doors that lead into the vault are a proper tourist attraction complete with souvenir stands and tours of the area.

the Sealed Vault of Ferzhola

Down a wide side street, cobbled in green stone, from a second rate market square -famous only for its meat buns and spiced ale- is a massive building that has subsided unevenly and now cants at a noticeable angle.  The building is notable as it is clad in white-veined black marble that has survived the ages remarkably intact, a few small crack are visible, especially near the base, but it seem otherwise unmarred by age.  Though time has dulled the polished surface which must have been spectacular when it was new. It is said that attempts to dig under the vault found that it is faced with marble on all sides.

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