The Palace was noted for its enormous arched gate and ornamental outer wall, and its lack of defenses; it had always been the Republic’s boast that its citizens had access to the center of its government without let or hindrance. It also had a public office from where the Lord Protector conducted his business.
During the opening phase of the Siddarmark Civil War, the palace was protected by a single regiment of pikemen. However, before it could be overrun, Nynian Rychtair arrived with her irregulars, saving the palace from destruction and the Lord Protector from certain death. (HFAF)