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Palace of Del
General information

Royal family


Home of the royal family (formerly)

Physical information



Topaz territory





Chronological information
First appearance

The Forests of Silene

Last appearance

Shadows of the Master

Location on map
Map of Topaz territory
Palace of Del

The palace of Del was once the home of the monarch of Deltora and their family. It is a large, three-story building, built by the Ralads by order of King Brandon. It stands on a hill in the centre of Del and can be seen from every part of the city.[2] Surrounded by a large wall, the entrance is well guarded and is the only way into the palace besides secret tunnels which only the royal family know about.

As of the liberation of the Shadowlands slaves, the palace became the refuge for former Deltoran Shadowlands slaves, especially those mentally disturbed or traumatised by what happened to them. King Lief and Queen Jasmine moved out of the palace and into the forge that was Lief’s home before the quest for the Belt of Deltora – before he was aware he was the heir – and the ancient home of Deltora's first king, Adin.



By order of King Brandon, the palace was to be constructed and built by the Ralads. When the first floor was


Palace Library

complete, Brandon moved into the palace, leaving the traditional home of the royal family, the forge, which had been the home of the heirs of Adin since the uniting of the seven tribes. The palace was finally completed after 40 years of building. It was built out of local sandstone and roofed with slate. The floor and internal pillars are made of marble. In the formal rooms, the ceilings are decorated with painted scenes, by Withick, of Deltora's past, the ceilings of the Great Hall and the Banqueting Hall featuring borders of pure gold.[2]

The three floors of the palace are connected by a great marble stairway.

After disestablishment of monarchy[]

During the Shadow Lord invasion the palace was his main headquarters in Deltora and home to his servants. The Place of Punishment was built, just outside, to be used for public executions of criminals.

Reestablishment of the monarchy[]

After the restoration of the monarchy, the palace continued to be used as a place of meeting for the citizens of Deltora. Many would seek to speak with King Lief or his advisors, to states their woes especially their growing concerns of their loved ones that remain enslaved in the Shadowlands. The new king unwilling to repeat his ancestors mistakes in losing contact with the people declared that he would continue living at the Forge rather than the palace.

Upon the slaves liberation from the Shadowlands, the palace continued to be used for gathering during the Full Moon Meeting.

The palace eventually became a shelter for damaged Shadowlands survivors. [1]


Palace of Del Map Full

A map of the palace as it appears in the anime.

The palace has a total of 200 rooms (if counting the storerooms, pantries and lavatories), including 25 guest bedrooms, a banqueting hall where 250 guests can feast, the Great Hall, which can accommodate 1,000 people, and a magnificent library spacious enough to store 100,000 books and a large, warm and friendly kitchen.[2]

Great Hall[]


The library is located on the third floor, and can be accessed by the great stairs. At the top of the stairs is a square space, barricaded by a thick silver rope on the stairway. The library is accessed by a high arching door marked 'LIBRARY' situated to the right of the square space. To the right a of the space there is a hallway that runs to the back of the palace, and this is also barred by a silver rope. The right side of the hallway is lined with the library storerooms, the last of which was burned by Josef years ago. The library is filled with books, papers, and documents. Both important, secret, stories, and knowledge is located in the library. The library of the palace of Del, always has a librarian, and the first one we heard of was Josef the Palace


Library corner

Librarian in the time of King Alton, in the time of King Lief. Josef's days ended in the middle of the time of King Lief when he was killed by the poisonous song of the Sister of the South, which were located in the middle and the heart of Del. He was then replaced by Marilen, the cousin of Lief. The book The Belt of Deltora was hidden inside the library by Josef and later found by Jarred.


The palace of Del, has a kitchen too, with some of the best cooks in Deltora including Sharn.

Dining room[]

The dining room or Banqueting Hall is a great hall containing a large table, used for feasts and dinners.

Bear tunnel[]

A secret tunnel only known by the royal family leads to the chapel of the palace. The entrance of the tunnel is camouflaged as a large rock appearing as a sleeping bear. The entrance is at the front feet of the bear is located (in front of its nose and face) in the earth. In the earth a little lid or plate of metal is located, and you have to open it to be able to get to the underground tunnel which is very small. You come out in the chapel, out of a hole, opened by removing a stone tile above your head (in the floor of the chapel).

Palace of Del - Chapel

The chapel as seen in the Deltora Quest anime.


The chapel lie below ground level, just under the great hall, and is meant as a place of refuge from the bustle of palace life, and as a place of mourning for the dead. The back wall of the chapel lie at the palace's east side.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Rodda, Emily. Shadows of the Master. Omnibus Books, an imprint of Scholastic Australia. 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rodda, Emily. Secrets of Deltora. Scholastic Australia. 2008.

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