Lan Exeter is the winter capital and a major port city in Kovir. The summer capital is Pont Vanis. The city is located on a bay in the Gulf of Praxeda in the North Sea at the mouth of the Targo, where it dumps out into the gulf. The city has no streets, and as such, local navigation is accomplished via the Great Canal.
The Grand Canal leads directly from the port to the royal residence, Ensenada Palace. Along the way, the canal is flanked by the palatial estates of the admiralty and local business magnates, not to mention many grand, though narrow homes. The narrowness of these estates and mansions being due to the onerous tax placed on canal frontage.
- The particular plan of the city is an obvious reference to Venice, a city within Italy.