“She stood at the edge of a glassy river lined with impossibly tall trees, fanning out their wide emerald leaves among the puffy white clouds. Across the river, a row of crystal castles glittered in the sunlight in a way that would make Walt Disney want to throw rocks at his "Magic Kingdom." To her right, a golden path led into a sprawling city, where the elaborate domed buildings seemed to be built from brick-size jewels--each structure a different color. Snowcapped mountains surrounded the lush valley, and the crisp, cool air smelled like cinnamon and chocolate and sunshine.”
—Narration, in Keeper of the Lost Cities
Eternalia is the capital of the Elvin cities. The human name for Eternalia is Shangri-La, a mythological place known as 'paradise.' Sophie finds out that it is located in the Himalayas. The buildings are tall and built with shining crystals that give them a beautiful sheen. In Book 3: Everblaze, the city was practically destroyed by the raging flames. Since then, the gnomes and dwarves have rebuilt the city. Eternalia is where the Councillors live.
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Eternalia is where Tribunals are usually held. Fitz shows Sophie Eternalia when they first meet, and it is noted that a Tribunal was taking place at the time. It is located in the Himalayas. Sophie has been there several times: for Tribunals, for various special events, and to meet with the Councillors.