- "The name was misleading— it was actually a low, rambling house. Surrounded, true, by a remarkable garden, gift of the Vicereine’s even more remarkable daughter-in-law, which was growing up lushly these days to lend color and privacy, or the illusion of it. The old, hand-painted sign still hung by the gate."
- ―The Viceroy's Palace[src]
In addition to the main house, there were barracks at the back where armsmen stayed while the Count was Viceroy; they were converted to offices for Viceregal officials afterwards. There was a gate, and presumably a fence around the house. Sadly, it lacked an oubliette for disposing of troublemakers. Major (by Sergyaran standards) social events were held at the palace from time to time.
- Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, particularly chapter 2