Crocus (クロッカス Kurokkasu), widely known as the Flower Blooming Capital (花咲く都 Hanasku Miyako), is the capital of the Kingdom of Fiore.
Location and Design
Crocus resides in a vast valley surrounded by rocky mountains of small-to-mid height, housing mostly mildly prominent hills, and has a small river not far from it, with some isles in its largest part, flowing in a similarly small gorge, which has woodland on both of its sides, occupying the western zone of the valley.
Being the capital of the Kingdom, Crocus is by far the largest town seen so far in the series, having been described as much larger than the Kingdom located in Edolas, with a vast amount of buildings in a circular formation as far as the eye can see, with the right part of the town being placed on the edge of a small crag; such part seems to be surrounded by walls topping the crag itself. The most distinctive trait of the town, giving it its epithet of Flower Blooming Capital, is the limitless amount of flowers adorning the streets, with flowerbeds being placed everywhere, and garlands of flowers appearing as one of the town's most prominent souvenirs. The buildings, possessing bright facades and towers with extremely pointed tiled roof jutting upwards, are lined up the stone street's sides, some of which are pretty basic, while other, more elaborated ones consist of very large, circular mosaics made of wide, flat stones, which bear floral and natural motifs in their center; chess-like pattern are also used, flanking simpler, stone sections of the streets. On the occasion of the Grand Magic Games, the streets were also adorned by ropes suspended high above them, their edges secured to the buildings facing the streets, which had a number of triangular flags hanging from them, alternating plain dark and light colors.
In the central part of the town lies a large, round lake; in its center, linked to the surroundings by a pair of bridges, sits Mercurius, the King of Fiore's palace. On the mountains to the west, on a large, cylindrical stone formation, is the arena for the Great Magic Games, the Domus Flau, linked to the town by a long, curved bridge made of stone, possessing several towers.
|Locations in Crocus|
- Crocus is a genus of flowering plants, which matches the theme of Fiore (Italian for "Flower") and cities like Magnolia.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Pages 2-3
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Pages 11-12
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Page 4
- ↑ Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 265, Pages 15-16