Abydion, the Fifth City
Vallasy Square takes its name from its central feature, the Vallas’ Hall arena, and its surrounding plaza. Other major features of the district include a variety of other leisure and entertainment establishments, ranging from public parks to the city’s finest theaters, while the arena itself is also home to a temple to Vallas.
The local Architecture is primarily of the Fourth City, featuring large walled plazas, meandering streets, and relatively low buildings. Within each walled compound, there it typically a single, ornate, usually elliptical central stucture surrounded by several smaller outbuildings, most of which are believed to have originally been slave quarters. The original Fourth City entrances are generally no more than a meter below Fifth City ground level, suggesting that this area may have been on a hill prior to the Fifth Founding.
The relatively few residents of Vallasy Square are stereotyped as decadent and hedonistic. They are also sharply divided between a small number of wealthy guilds and a somewhat larger supply of slaves; though slavery is allowed throughout the city, it is most common, or at least most visible, in this area.
|Vallas’ Hall||Judicial and gladiatorial arena||Vallas’ Plaza||Weeping Blade|
- (Courtesans’ Guild)
- (Music hall)
Organizations based in Vallasy Square have Very Low (30%), Low (30%), Medium (10%), High (20%), or Very High (10%) status. Those of Low/Very Low status are most likely enslaved to High/Very High status organizations in the district.
|Frozen Talon||Medium||Elite gladiators||Vallas|
Standard Skills: Deceit, Endurance, First Aid, Influence, Insight, Locale, Willpower
Professional Skills: Art (any), Courtesy, Gambling, Literacy, Lore (any), Musicianship, Seduction
- Arena Axeman (battleaxe, hatchet, light shield; shield splitter)
- Citizen Legionary (shortspear, dagger, heavy shield; shield wall)
- Pit Fighter (broadsword, dagger, light shield; intimidating scream)
- Oath to Guild
- Love (friend, romantic lover, or a favored vice)
- Hate (rival, district, clan, or class)