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Everglen is the Vackers' private residence and an ancient property, off the east coast of the United States, according to the map in Unlocked. It is said that after Alden's family moved in, he made extensive renovations, stating at the beginning of Flashback, that he only kept his office from the original standing property. Everglen is ancient Elf land and has one of the only still standing original elvin structures. The original structure was built by Luzia Vacker, who claimed she chose the location because she liked the view of the lake at night reflecting the stars. She has said that Everglen was her personal refuge, and nothing more.

Sophie goes there a lot to play Base Quest with Fitz, Keefe, and Biana. The moonlarks were also brought there temporarily so that Alden could study them. Everglen was the first elvin home Sophie visited.

Fallon Vacker believes that there may be something strange about Everglen that Luzia is hiding, and does not think that Alvar should be sent there.

An apartment was built for Alvar in Flashback, but it was destroyed later on. To Sophie, the apartment looked very human and temporary.

A troll hive was discovered to be on the property, covered by Luzia's illusions. The trolls from the hive destroyed much of the property. Originally, Luzia had a troll hive near the lake, but they soon needed more room for the hive. The hive was destroyed and Luzia moved out of Everglen to her new, less enchanting home with more room for the hives. Later in Flashback, it's revealed that Luzia had another hive hidden near the overdrive from which (secretly) Luzia and Empress Pernille were trying to design trolls that were both smart and strong when newborns. When the sealed door was opened the trolls inside had three eyes and caused havoc. This was revealed to be the Vacker Legacy Alvar Vacker mentioned.

To turn off the former walls of Everglen and enable leaping directly into Everglen the overdrive must be activated. The overdrive is only activated with specific DNA from authorized people and the proper use of the password. The password is S-C-I-O-N.

Everglen is revealed to have two gates. One small one in the back, and the larger, more used one in the front. Everglen also contains the Vacker portraits in the reception hall. It is revealed that they got rid of the gates in Book 4: Neverseen to avoid anyone from thinking that they hid anything.

Unlocked Description[edit | edit source]

Alden and Della's castle-style manor is every bit as luxurious and opulent as someone should expect from such an illustrious family. It's also surrounded by a park-like grounds and overlooks a glittering lake. The estate was originally owned by Luzia Vacker, but she passed the property to Alden when was appointed as an Emissary for the Council. Everything about Everglen's design is meant to testify the prestige of the Vackers, from the fountains that sprout arcs of colored water throughout the halls, to the tinkling chandeliers and jeweled mosaics on many of the doors. The property used to be protected by an enormous glowing gate with metal bars that absorbed light (to prevent anyone from leaping inside without permission.) But after the recent scandal involving an illegal troll hive discovered on the property, the Council ordered the gates to be removed.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

It was one of the most beautiful places she'd ever been. But that was mostly because the house was a shimmering crystal palace with jeweled mosaics and twinkling chandeliers and fountains everywhere. The lake...was just a lake.

—Narration in Flashback

There was a meadow with a house in the center, one so large, so elegant, she couldn't believe anyone could call it home. Part castle, part manor, it was made almost entirely of intricately cut crystal, and among the numerous turrets and the gables rose a tower that resembled a lighthouse.

—Narration in Keeper of the Lost Cities

The formal dining room, had sheer silk curtains that covered the glass walls, drawing the eye up to an enormous chandelier - a waterfall of long, shimmering crystals - that hung over a round table set with domed platters and fancy goblets. Plush thronelike chairs surrounded the table.

—Narration in Keeper of the Lost Cities

The widest hallway, lined with fountains that sprouted streams of colored water. The hall dead-ended at a pair of doors encrusted with a jeweled mosaic - two diamond unicorns racing across a field of amethyst flowers.

—Narration in Keeper of the Lost Cities

They passes through two massive doors made of braided silver, and entered a round foyer, which sparkled like a prism in sunlight.

—Narration in Keeper of the Lost Cities

It is protected by a giant gate that absorbs light so that no one can light leap directly into Everglen. Everglen has large grounds that contain a forest and a lake where the Base Quest games usually take place. Inside the house, there are many rooms, including all of the family members' bedrooms and guest rooms. Alden's office is known to be part of the original structure of Everglen. There is a floor to ceiling aquarium for walls as well as a large window to a lake with moonlarks in it.

Residents[edit | edit source]

  • Iggy (short period of time)

Known Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Reception Hall

This is where guests first enter the place. This place has multiple Vacker portraits, proudly showing off the Vacker lineage.

  • Alvar's Apartment (Formerly)

An apartment was built for Alvar in Flashback, but it was destroyed later on. To Sophie, the apartment looked very human and temporary.

A troll hive was discovered to be on the property, covered by Luzia's illusions. The trolls from the hive destroyed much of the property. Originally, Luzia had a troll hive near the lake, but they soon needed more room for the hive. The hive was destroyed and Luzia moved out of Everglen to her new, less enchanting home with more room for the hives. Later in Flashback, it's revealed that Luzia had another hive hidden near the overdrive from which (secretly) Luzia and Empress Pernille were trying to design trolls that were both smart and strong when newborns. When the sealed door was opened the trolls inside had three eyes and caused havoc. This was revealed to be the Vacker Legacy Alvar Vacker mentioned.

Inside Everglen, Alden has his own office, where he conducts a lot of his emissary work. It is mentioned a few times in the book, when Sophie has been called there to discuss pressing issues.

It was mentioned in Exile after Alden's mind broke.


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