Another chapter from the memoirs of Galenun Hegem, the mason who designed Adessa.
Chapter VI: The Arcadium
Every city must have a market, and Adessa is no different.
But rather than something tawdry, dirty, and bustling, I vowed that for the crafts we gnomes excell at - gemcraft, potionswork, book writing-- we would hoiuse them in a building that befits their grace and honor.
And so I was determined to make the Arcadium a house of trade without parallel, a home to all the grandeur you might find elsewhere in the city.
Once these buildings were underway, I felt confident to begin working on my next jewel for this crown: the Basilica Gnostra.