The Name of The King
Low Town is both low in location and socio-economic status. It is here that the less wealthy citizens of High Pengard live in close quarters with each other, with shacks and hovels stacked precariously on top of each other, lining the cities canals like bee hives. While it may seem undesirable to those in High Town, the citizens of Low Town tend to find their district to be much more “practical” and “unpretentious.” Working-man shops, affordable sundries, practical items…these are the shops that fill the squares and line the market streets.
Being so close to the water of the canals, the smell of fish and refuse fills the air and the sounds of ringing gondola bells and peddlers hocking their wares clamor on relentlessly throughout the day. By night, Low Town maintains its buzzing energy as taverns and Inns open their doors to tired workers looking for a respite from the labor of their day…and Low Town hits them hard. Gambling runs rampant (as well as the raconteuring and loan-sharking that tends to follow those sorts of activites), and the local thieves guild is known to have a heavy hand in that.