Section 1a: Rivergate District

Rivergate District 
Map Key at bottom of post.

Location: City of Kokand
Population: 12,000
Primary Function: Residential
Primary Social Class: Middle


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Located in Section 1 (full map of section) along with the Nobles Quarter and Oldtown Districts (see separate entry for those) Rivergate is the “people’s” district.

The Rivergate District is the residential area of Kokand where much of the city’s “middle class” resides. Merchants in both market districts dream of retiring to a nice quiet house in the Rivergate District, which shows not only that people idealize the area, but that most consider the Nobles’ Quarter forever out of their reach. (They are, of course, correct.)

If Midtown is the most “Kokand” section of the city, the Rivergate District is the least. If Midtown is all about delvers and adventure, Rivergate is all about commoners, family, and a nice, quiet, comfortable life.

Much of the Rivergate District is divided into little cul-de-sacs called “burrows.” These can become quite insular; one starts to think of the other people in the burrow as family, just like those with actual blood ties. Everyone always knows the business of everyone else in the bur- row and tends to look upon “outsiders” with suspicion.

Ivy-covered walls, pleasant fountains, and pigeon-covered statues are common here. Things usually seem relatively quiet in Rivergate, particularly at night, when the streets are well-lit but empty.

More than in other parts of the city, the people of the Rivergate District keep to themselves. They’re less likely to get involved in a situation they encounter than to scurry home or wherever they were heading as handling trouble is someone else’s responsibility. Blatant displays of magic might not frighten them, but they do make them nervous.

A Rivergate inhabitant would rather have a nice evening at home with family and friends than go off on a dangerous adventure. Folk in the district are usually devout in their religious faith and very focused on doing their jobs and raising their children. While you can find a few corner pubs here and there, a Rivergate resident is more likely to enjoy a lively dance at a burrow party with neighbors (such events are common) than a night of carousing.

The Rivergate District is more predominantly human than the rest of Kokand.

MAP KEY – Location # then Name

  • 79. Linech Cran’s Burrow
  • 80. The Yellow Wall
  • 81. Three-Horned Goat
  • 82. Jasmik’s Flowers
  • 83. Gustiv’s Ice
  • 84. Well of the Shadow Eyes
  • 85. Madam Teesmor
  • 86. Center Circle
  • 87. Cooper’s Store
  • 88. Nadar’s Pub
  • 89. Sunflower Café
  • 90. Finelle’s Pleasant Diversions
  • 91. Derras Fillososh’s House
  • 92. Darksoul House
  • 93. Golathan Naddershrike’s House and Laboratory
  • 94. Jangave Lesh’s Training Hall
  • 95. Barbarian Balloonists
  • 96. Fate Weavers Headquarters
  • 97. Animal Tending
  • 98. Chapel of St. Thessina
  • 99. Dragon’s Tooth Comb
  • 100. Orad Finnas’ House
  • 101. Rulla Finnas’ House
  • 102. The Waterfall
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