The Gilded Shell is a gigantic tortoise-shaped building situated in the Dawn Gate district of Katapesh. The surface of the building is covered with gleaming metal plates, designed and installed by a master armorer named Malthus Feyhew.
Feyhew and his staff of apprentices and journeymen craft high-quality and greatly valued suits of armor, all of masterwork quality. The master armorer tasks special interest in unusual materials, and keeps a standing offer to his clients to build custom armor from such materials at a 50-percent discount. He also keeps an inventory of special and unusual armors, including giant scorpion shells, blink dog hides, gorgon hides, gray render hides, Naga scales, bone mail, and wyvern hides.1