Shadows of Absalom
The Blue Tower
The tallest building in Eastgate, and among the tallest in the whole city, the Blue Tower is made of pieces of light blue coral fitted together to form a spiraling horn topped with a more conventional stone lighthouse. So tall is the Blue Tower that it can focus a light beyond the Flotsam Graveyard to mark a ship beyond Absalom’s harbor. The tower is home to the Winged Sandals, an order of dedicated messengers who worship Iomedae. The Winged Sandals claim to trace their origins back to Aroden, who they say commanded them to be ready to take messages to anywhere in the world. When magical means of communication don’t work, aren’t trusted, or can’t be afforded, the Winged Sandals are willing to carry a script to any place for which a map exists. The cost is reasonable within the Inner Sea (1 gp per page of the message), though delivery dates are never offered. Messages to go farther, or to be given to someone with an unknown location, can cost thousands of gold pieces, but there are always those willing to pay.