Thursday, March 23, 2017

100 Words a Day 1047

The first thing travelers saw then they crested the hills was the sparkling city of Opal, that people called The Oyster of the Kanari Empire, sitting in bowl-shaped depression bored into the hillside adjacent to the ocean shore. It was at the center of a pearl-trading network that spanned the whole empire. Every building in the city was covered in mother-of-pearl, making it shine painfully in the sun and attract awestruck visitors from faraway lands. At the center of the city was a palace of pure white that forced anyone who gazed upon it to squint in the noon sun.

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