Qualinost is the capital of the Qualinesti elves and the home of the Speaker of the Sun. Built in a dense forest, the city is overrun with trees throughout; buildings are constructed of wood and clay bricks, or built into large tree trunks and thickets. At the center of the city is the tall Tower of the Sun, built by skillful elven artisans to look as though it grew out of the ground. The top of the tower protrudes above the canopy and is the only part of Qualinost that receives direct sunlight throughout the day. Presently, the tower’s pinnacle is vacant; when the Second Sun emerges from hiding and ascends to the position of Speaker, he will occupy the pinnacle throne.
Qualinost is the planar cousin of Hod, in the Feywild, and of the Whitewood, in the Shadowfell. Qualinost and Hod are presently at war, with Hod’s Taelthas the Twilit leading his eladrin armies against the forces of Joaquim fen Habbakuk‘s elves. Qualinost recently repelled Hod’s most recent siege with the aid of Seth Mase and his team of heroes, but there is no telling when the eladrin will strike again.