Gray and ochre stone, rough or dressed, formed both walls and buildings, here and there enlivened with plaster dyed pink or pale green, or with painted wooden doors or shutters, rich red or blue or green in the angled light of the late-spring afternoon.
Casilchas is a sleepy town in Baocia, a long day's ride west of Palma. A seminary of the Order of the Bastard, including a fine library, is located there in an old mansion.

Ista's pilgrimage spends three nights in Casilchas at the seminary.