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Solutions for Act II Scene 1 - Greatest Architects

The seven words are anagrams, with the first letter capitalised. They are cities from fantasy series.

Darujhistan, from Malazan, Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
Buckkeep, from the Assassin's Trilogy by Robin Hobb
Rillanon, from the Riftwar series by Raymond E. Feist
Kings Landing, from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Tyrsis, from the Shannara series by Terry Brooks
Tar Valon, from The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Dros Delnoch, from the Druss Chronicles by David Gemmell

The architects alluded to in the puzzle title (and the hints) are the authors, and going by hint 3, we need the authors' last names. In order, they are

Erikson
Hobb
Feist
Martin
Brooks
Jordan
Gemmell

The capital letter of each anagram was not in alphabetical order. This was hinting that the corresponding letter in the author's name should be taken

Erikson - E
Hobb - O
Feist - I
Martin - T
Brooks - K
Jordan - N
Gemmell - L

Rearranging these gives arguably the greatest architect of all time

TOLKIEN

The answer is: tolkien