The Exalted of the Void
The Shroudvant district is the seat of power in Thorns, where the Puppet King holds his court. True power does not reside with him, however, for all power in Thorns stems from Mask of Winters… and those he appoints to positions in his courts. The old government buildings and palatial estates were torn down, and now black marble monoliths rise into the sky, overlooking all. Citizens and residents wear black robes, with slashes of color here and there, all adorned in fine gold and gems. There is desperation in the air… yet people force a smile upon their faces. In effect, this is known to be a tourist trap to show Mask of Winters’s extreme benevolence and power. Some visitors even believe it.