The Old Palace of Fenario had stood on one spot for over four hundred years. Despite the grandeur of its original construction it was run-down, decrepit, and falling to pieces.
King László was fiercely attached to the Old Palace, and refused to repair anything other than the most obvious damage to the structure, as if repairing it would be to admit that the palace was flawed-- an affront that he somehow could not bear.
Eventually, the Old Palace failed when the Tree grew inside of it, and eventually its roots tore down and replaced the aging structure.
- See also Meta:Old Palace.