Broken Arch

Nature: Location
Type: Average residential district in Sharn
Ward: Middle Dura
Social: Middle class

Buildings: Upscale residences (40), average residences (280), poor residences (40)

First Impression: Rows of stone houses circle the central towers of this district. The stone is worn and cracks are beginning to show. The streets are surprisingly quiet and empty. The people view strangers with suspicion and fear, and hurry toward their destinations.


Early in the history of Sharn, "Barchan's Arch" was one of the finest residential districts in the city. Barchan ir'Tyran, a powerful nobleman, along with Hestian ir'Tain, helped shape the City of Towers. Then, during the reign of King Galifar the Dark, the ir’Tyran family attempted to seize the throne of the kingdom.

Those ir’Tyrans who survived were stripped of their noble rank and banished from Galifar. Since then, Barchan’s Arch has been shunned by the powerful families of Sharn, and it has fallen into disrepair; two hundred years ago, people began calling it “Broken Arch”, and the name stuck.

Today, Broken Arch lies under the shadow of the treason of the past. While it has a few manor houses, these belong to the lesser families of Sharn or merchants trying to climb the social ladder. The district rarely receives aid from the city council, and the Watch patrols are lighter than in the other districts of the ward. As a result, criminals from Lower Dura often frequent the alleys of Broken Arch and prey on the honest citizens. Daask bullies have become an especially common threat over the past three years.


Outside city Tumbledown
▲ North ▲
Outside the city (river) ◄West Broken Arch East► Tumbledown district
Hareth's Folly district
▼ South
Underlook district

Above: Highwater
Below: Old Keep
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