Briazel Island is a small islet that sits in the broad bay just off the coast of Vin-Nôrë, within view of the royal city of Püran-Khir. A great royal palace and retreat was begun there in MCY 329 and was finished in 356. It was named “Boeche-Briazel” after the old dwanese word that means “halcyon.”
For the next 200 years it gathered a reputation of a fantastical place, as the royal line built up the complex to house vast royal gardens, an amphitheatre, a zoo for exotic creatures, a freshwater lake, and an ornate chapel dedicated to the Lady of Paladins constructed of rose-colored marble. It was the special retreat of the royal family and their guests until it was destroyed by a Confederation attack early in the Great War. Its ruins served as one of the staging areas for the invasion of Vin-Nôrë.
The medini and the IMMC retook the island in 545, and the royal city not long after. Boeche Island served then as a holding pen and detention center for refugees until they could be cleared of infectious diseases, or indicted for the capital crime of being a Confederation deserter. There was little to no enforcement of military law in the hastily-constructed barracks – no troops could be spared – and some inmates were deputized to serve in that capacity. The entire complex spiralled down into a nightmare of filth, disease, and exploitation of the weak until King Cashëmin‘s troops moved in to clean it out and shut it down permanently in approximately 578.