It was located in Kharbranth, and access to it was carefully controlled. Entering the Palanaeum required a chit of admittance, obtainable from Taravangian's servants for a fee of one thousand sapphire broams. This fee was used to fund Kharbranth's many hospitals. Jasnah used the Palanaeum for her research on the Voidbringers, yet found many of the texts tampered with from the Hierocracy.
The Veil lies behind a pair of steel doors intricately carved in a geometric pattern with circles. lines, and glyphs that compose a chart. The sides of the expansive room are smooth and incredibly tall, pocked with small private balconies where people can read. The room is dark, with only small pockets of light from spheres that people use in the alcoves.
The balconies are turret-like, round with a railing at waist height.
- The Palanaeum was named for Palah the Herald. In fact, it was named based off the Greek word "Athenaeum".
- It was partly inspired from the ancient Library of Alexandria.