The Tower Perian was the center of the city of Oakenfell — delicate stonework with fine gold filigree; its curve seemed nearly organic. The Tower was the center of town in all ways — open to all in town, and bustling with energy and life. The ground floor was full of diplomatic and political figures, come to entreat with the High Council of the Elendil, for which an audience was often to be had. Above that, the next two floors belonged mainly to the Gnomish Culdonian Collective, including a library and several small laboratories for study. Above that were lecture halls, thinking lounges, observatories, and more libraries for the Circle — the ancient and renowned society of wizards based in the Tower Perian itself. Above that are private apartments, often with balconies with spectacular views just above the canopy. Finally, at the tower’s top is a spacious council room, used by the High Council of the Elendil, and also by the Council of the Code, when they come each year to meet in Oakenfell. This grand room is lit by the sky above in daylight, as its roof is made of equal parts glass and golden leaves, interwoven to give shade and light as a forest canopy. Leafy plants sprout from plots in many corners of this meeting room, for a fragrant and pleasant environment.
Outside the tower, the town spread organically outward as if nature itself put it there. Near the tower were lean-tos and various dwellings built by the immigrant populations of Gnomes, Low Elves and sparse humans. But all about the town was a sense of quiescence, of beauty and and serenity.