Old Town of Dyvers
Old Town is another lower-class part of Dyvers. It has the same sorts of buildings, businesses, and establishments as the Dock District, but it caters to commoners with professions other than sailors and dockworkers, such as craftsmen, unskilled laborers, bodyguards, gamblers, visiting traders, shipwrights, poor merchants, and unsuccessful adventurers. There tends to be a lot of overlap between this area and the Dock District, especially during festivals, and the town watch makes sure to stay visible during the night. People with a reasonable amount of income usually try to move to the Trades District.
Old Town’s north end is defined by Black Street. Its east end is Lighthouse Street, and its southwest border is the west city wall. The southeast portion of Old Town is broken by the low, broad hill that elevates the Royal Grounds above the city.
Notable Locations in Old Town:
Dyvers Watch Station: This large building serves as a police station, small court, and jail run by the watch. The dungeons can comfortably hold about two hundred prisoners, with the typical population about half that. The location of the station on a major road means the watch has quick access to most parts of Old Town (which is where most of the crimes occur). One wing of the building is for the nuisance courts, and is usually packed tightly with people complaining about another’s actions or standing before a judge for a petty offense. The station chief is Bartjan, a jolly fat man who enjoys using the power of his ring of truth to trick suspects into contradicting their own stories and then confessing.