The Zaal was a wooden building hall on a low-island of byanplats in the fens. It was the location of the byanroping the Gyptians held to address the matter of the gobblers stealing Gyptian children.[1]

The hall was lit by naphtha lamps and had a high, lofty ceiling. There were many benches throughout the main room. At the front of the Zaal was a platform with eight carved wooden chairs for the six heads of the Gyptian families, Lord John Faa, and the elderly Farder Coram.

The parley room was comfortable and had a fireplace, sideboards with silver and porcelain, and a large heavy table with twelve surrounding chairs.


  1. Northern Lights, Chapter 6

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