Section 1c: Oldtown District

Oldtown District 
Map Key at bottom of post.

Location: City of Kokand
Population: 13,000
Primary Function: Admin/Residential
Primary Social Class: Middle

PLACES OF NOTE

  • None Yet

Located in Section 1 (full map of section) along with the Nobles Quarter and Rivergate Districts (see separate entry for those).

As the name implies, this is the oldest part of the city. Today Oldtown serves as the center for all local administrative needs. You’ll find the fortress of Dalenguard here, as well as the Administration Building, the Imperial University, and the City Library.

Originally, Oldtown was just “Kokand.” It was a complete city in itself, built around the fortress of Dalenguard. Now the district houses most of the Imperial government buildings and a number of important organizational headquarters as well as a residential district. It covers an entire ridge of the city below the Nobles’ Quarter but above the South Market and Midtown. It lies south of the Rivergate District, just across the King’s River Gorge. The only way to get there from the east is via an earthen ramp cut into Dalen’s Cliffs on the Emperor’s Road. Visitors from the north come via the King’s River Bridge and the Old City Gate or via the Rivergate Bridge from the Rivergate District.

The central area of Oldtown, where most of the government buildings are, is usually busy, but most other neighborhoods are rather sedate. In areas at the south and north ends of the district, some homes and buildings stand vacant. These structures are quite old and might be haunted.

Most occupied Oldtown buildings have been refurbished, although new additions are not always built in the style of the original. Many entire structures are put to different purposes than the ones for which they were originally constructed. For example, some old warehouses near the district’s east side have been converted into living spaces.

Oldtown is likely second only to the Nobles’ Quarter as the safest area of Kokand. Criminal gangs are rare here, due to the presence of the military. However, that doesn’t mean there’s no crime at all. Instead of robbers and cutpurses, however, criminals here run brothels, gambling dens, or extortion operations.

The people found in Oldtown are typically natives, visitors to the city rarely come here. Oldtown does not have Midtown’s communal feel. The people here seem slightly more reticent and tend to mind their own business.It’s worth noting that the families of most of the Commissar’s Men, government officials, and various bureaucrats and diplomats usually live in Oldtown. Further, some of Kokand’s wealthy families live here rather than in the Nobles’ Quarter, sometimes because they have always lived in Oldtown, sometimes for other reasons.

MAP KEY – Location # then Name

  • 37. Sartha Nartis’ House 
  • 38. Pale Tower
  • 39. The Bladechapel 
  • 40. Citadel of the Golden Cross
  • 41. Secret Hall 
  • 42. Clock Tower 
  • 43. Jodan Templehall 
  • 44. White House 
  • 45. West Town Mixtures 
  • 46. The Pointy Hat 
  • 47. Kadmiel, The Shade Tower
  • 48. Tess’ Cauldron 
  • 49. The Games House 
  • 50. Bellringers’ Guild Office 
  • 51. Bankers’ Guildhall 
  • 52. Shadow Theater 
  • 53. Sages’ Guildhall 
  • 54. Imperial University 
  • 55. Administration Building 
  • 56. Kaira Swanwing’s House 
  • 57. Lyle Bennit’s Office 
  • 58. Delver’s Guild Library and Maproom 
  • 59. Manathah’s Traveler’s Home 
  • 60. Dalenguard 
  • 61. Arena 
  • 62. Nulene Chard’s Office 
  • 63. Hammersong Vaults 
  • 64. City Courts
  • 65. Gallows Square
  • 66. Denoss Firth’s Office 
  • 67. Church of Lothian the Redeemer 
  • 68. Ander Kellin’s Office 
  • 69. Lady Cardie’s
  • 70. Citadel of Might 
  • 71. Skulk Alley 
  • 72. Menasa’s House 
  • 73. Tower of Science 
  • 74. City Library 
  • 75. Finnar’s Books 
  • 76. The Boiling Pot
  • 77. Randle’s 
  • 78. Yarrow Street Forum
  • OC – 01. Langwina Manor House(at Von Tessel Street and Ridge Road) Northeast section.
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