Sasserine: Shadowshore (the Slums)

This poor, rat-infested district is commonly known as the Old City and the Slums. Although relatively small, Shadowshore is the poorest, and most notorious of Sasserine's districts. This strip of land nestled in the shadow of Champions District used to be the in better condition during Sasserine's days as a colony of Kendar. However, since the Uprising, it has become a haven for thieves, thugs, and criminals of all kinds. Generally, the only people who live here are those poor enough that their homes hold no attraction to thieves, or those who can ably protect their property with either wits or muscle. The city watch has all but given up on Shadowshore, and as long as nothing particularly destructive arises from the district (such as fires or riots), they generally leave it to govern itself.

The self-proclaimed "leader" of this district and its representative on the Dawn Council is Emil Dracktus; a widely feared crime-lord.

City Watch

The true slums of Sasserine, Shadowshore is where the desperate come to hide or die. The smallest of the districts, it is easy for citizens of other districts to look the other way from the trouble that commonly brews here. Members of other watches who prove to unruly or insubordinate are often reassigned to Shadowshore - more as a punishment than anything else. Corruption is rife among the Shadowshore watch, who only patrol the shoreline and are known to be in the pocket of the local crime-lords and Thieves' Guilds of the district. Only the most blatant of crimes (murder, arson, public assaults, and other highly-visible offenses) are acted upon, making Shadowshore a haven for Sasserine's nastiest criminal elements. The Shadowshore Watch is the smallest of the district watches; it barely manages 15 guardsmen.


Shadowshore is where the dregs of Sasserine seep to. The district is young enough that the only people who grew up here are the remnants of the inhabitants of the royal quarter, who are either rich enough to live in well-guarded houses, or are now stripped of all their wealth and power. If you live in Shadowshore, then you have certainly seen your fair share of dead bodies: they often turn up in dark alleys or floating in the harbor. If you're not the thuggish type, then you have probably developed a knack for hiding and fighting dirty. You may have worked for one of the few legitimate businesses here, but most likely you are a true child of the streets. Faith is hard to come by in Shadowshore, but if you are a cleric, then you probably worship S'Thar, and you hope and pray that the Goddess of Thieves watches over you at night on the dangerous streets of this part of town.

Notable NPCs:

Emil Dracktus, Viggo Deveran