The geographical, political, and cultural center of the city, the marketplace is best known for the Bazaar, an open market tented by a patchwork and vaguely red tent. Goods unavailable or illegal elsewhere are almost always ready for sale here. Above the Bazaar towers the Falconer Spire, the Lyrander airship dock which sees new ships on a daily basis. Almost as high as the Spire is the Lorsmarch Palace, official residence of the Storm Lords. Though the Lords all have private residences, the Palace acts a gathering place for the political elite of the city.