—Elayne Trakand's thoughts on the Blue Room.
The Blue Reception Room is so named for its arched ceiling which is "painted to display the sky and white clouds, and its blue floor tiles." It is the smallest of the reception rooms in the Royal Palace of Andor, measuring less than ten paces square. It contains two large fireplaces with carved marble mantels. A cornice of plaster lions and a pair of tapestries bearing the White Lion of Andor flank the doors. Its arched windows stand opposite the doors and overlook a courtyard, it front of which sit the simply carved reception chairs. This puts the light behind whoever sits in them, granting them an advantage as a delegation must usually squint into the glare.