The Solemn Pool is an ancient sacred site in the Heights district of the Pale City. Used perhaps as far back as Rayaakin times to inter the dead, the Pool originated from a small spring that collected there before tumbling down into the Mire. Some time into the construction of the Pale City, the Aulesiri refashioned the site, reshaping it into a rectangular pool lined with polished stone, and cutting deeply into the side of the mountain. The mountainside became a popular grave site, as wealthier families of the City placed their dead into rock-cut tombs with glass panels and gilded framing. To this day, it remains one of the largest and most beautiful graveyards in the City, and perhaps the Empire.