Friday, July 31, 2015

The Key Districts of Enharza

Tavern Alley and the Red Light District (upper right corner of city map)
Map by Santiago Luis Oriá
"The Alley" is actually a large winding street which is home to most of Enharza's taverns, inns, and eating establishments for the commoners. Street vendors also sell various exotic food items and tavern keepers try and convince folks in off the street. Occasional City Watch patrols. Located just to the NE of Tavern Alley, the Red Light District provides Enharza with ample gambling parlors, houses of ill repute and other dens of iniquity. Pickpockets abound, and after dark the chance of being accosted by street thugs is real. Street urchins infest this area.

Temple District (middle right of city map, below Tavern Alley and the Red Light District)
Enharza is a diverse city, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Temple Quarter. Various temples, shrines, and churches to all manner of minor deities and lesser-known demi-gods are packed into this section of Enharza. Healing and other clerical services can be obtained here for a donation or other service rendered to the providing sect. 

The Arena (middle right of city map, below the Temple District)
Slaves, prisoners and free men foolhardy enough to risk their lives for gold and a modicum of fame fight each other as well as captured or conjured monsters in the Arena. Large crowds come to see the fights and gambling on the outcome is popular. Weapons  handlers, armorers, and other services for the 'common man' can be found here.

The Bazaar (upper left of city map)
All manner of strange and exotic items can be found for sale in the colorful booths and tents of the Bazaar. Open from sun-up to late in the evening, the Bazaar is always filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a dozen lands. 

The Docks (middle left of city map)
Another rough part of town, the docks see ships coming in from all over the Imperium. Small, private sailing vessels can be hired here, but the price can be steep. And beware, tentacled monsters and other slimy beasts from the deeps have been spotted in the dirty waters of Enharza's harbor and canals!

The Merchant District (middle left of city map, below the Docks)
Shops of all sorts, catering to many needs. Most types of gear and provisions can be found here, including Enharza's best Armorer and Weaponsmith. The Merchant Quarter is continually patrolled by the City Watch. 

The Slums (top left of city map, outside the city walls)
Those too poor to reside within Enharza live in this shantytown outside the city walls. Aglana the Witch-Oracle lives here and many come and visit hoping to gain answers to questions. On the right day, and for the right price, valuable information can be obtained.

The Noble District (lower third of city map)
The Noble District is home to Archon Fezaar's palace, the barracks of the Black Guard, as well as the Mages Guild. The finer shops of Enharza can be found here and the homes of the wealthy and privileged. Adventurers wandering these streets should be prepared to be stopped by the City Watch.

The Sewers
A maze of dark and dirty passages lie beneath Enharza. The sewers can be accessed from numerous locations across the city. Foul creatures, living and undead, roam these tunnels. But that doesn't prevent those on the run from using the sewers as a hideout. The Thieves Guild  and its many splinter factions are also known to use the Sewers to move through the city unseen and to gain secret access to numerous buildings. The sewer system runs through the ruins of the Old City at numerous points.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! I'm working on my own city map right now. Great minds... :)