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The Grand Gate of Delights was the main entrance for the Palace of the Enlightened Throne in Huzuz in 1367 DR.[note 1][1]


This gate complex consisted of two gates and a pair of towers that stood 90 ft. (27 m) high. One of the gates was made from white marble and the other from fine alabaster. The first gate was decorated with gems and gold depicting a mage flying on a carpet. The second gate was inlaid with silver and white gems showing a djinni flying through the sky.[1]


As shown by the images adorning the artistic gates, the Grand Gate was protected by both magic and genies in addition to soldiers.[1]

A wizard using a monocle of magic detection made note of any visitor radiating a magical aura. The visitor would not necessarily be stopped for carrying magical items, but they would be watched closely.[1]

A large gong was used in dire circumstances. If struck, hundreds of additional soldiers and dozens of mages would arrives within moments.[1]


The gates were usually left open, allowing thousands of visitors into the Palace each day.[1]


Sedji al-Sanje commanded the gate guards and Naib ibn-Sodar commanded the wizards assigned to the Grand Gate.[1]



  1. Canon material does not provide dating for the Al-Qadim campaign setting. For the purposes of this wiki only, the current date for Al-Qadim products is assumed to be 1367 DR.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Tim Beach, Tom Prusa and Steve Kurtz (1993). City of Delights (Gem of Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 82–83. ISBN 1-56076-589-5.

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