Pinnacles of Power
“The Fettered Ward, Gloomwrought’s entertainment district, spans the north end of the city. Spectacles arise on every corner, and intense sensations lurk down every street, captivating the mind and the senses. Bizarre sights are common, and dark thoughts are brought into the dim light and made real. Many experiences that can be had in the Fettered Ward might be frowned upon in other comunities or, at least, shamefully hidden away. In the City of Midnight, however, people openly come into the quarter and openly take part. Concentrated diversion is life itself in the Shadowfell, chasing away the bitter grayness that soaks into the soul.
Buildings in the Fettered Ward reflect the passion of life in the district. They are more changeable here than almost anywhere else in the city, and their mutability more obviously mirrors the sentiments of the people. Storefronts take on an angry aspect, for instance, when vicious crowds storm into the quarter during the weekly hangings or the montly gladiatorial games. Spiky horns sprout over doorways, and windows resemble clenched teeth. The environment feeds the citizens’ frenzy, so that they reach their destinations howling for blood.”
Places of interest:
- none so far
“We all wear chains. Should I judge a prisoner for having shackles around his wrists? Should I judge you for those shackling your mind? I think not.”
-Kryssa Halfheart, owner of the Red Door