The Sacred Quarter is the largest and oldest district of the Pale City, containing many of the most important religious buildings in the realm, as well as the Imperial Palace and its attendant parkland. Centered on the enormous Lunar Shrine, the Quarter is also home to hundreds of other temples, many built in the religious fervor of the Solemn Age. Among the most notable of these are the Solemn Shrines, built along the Street of Candles and highlighted by the Century Shrine.

Though large and old, the district is rather underpopulated; most of the permanent residents are of the clergy or imperial household. Nonetheless, the concentration of religious buildings attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims every year.