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 apprentice and journeymen craft high quality and greatly valued suits of armor, all of masterwork quality. The master armorer tasks special interest in unusual crafting materials, and keeps a standing offer to his clients to build custom armor from it for a 50% discount. He also keeps an inventory of special and unusual armors, including giant scorpion shell, blink dog hide, gorgon hide, grey render hide, naga scale, bone mail, and wyvern hide.[1]