Greyhawk: City of Thieves
The most riotous district is centered around the great curving avenue known as the Strip. With its taverns, brothels, gambling dens, and worse, the Strip at night is a cacophony of noise, a shadowland of flickering torches and blazing lams. And always, day and night, it teems with drunks and toughs, rivermen and cityfolk.
There are many here who fight at any implied slight, and there are never enough patrols of the City Watch to keep the peace. It is not unusual for it to take several minutes before the Watch arrives.
People’s Constables are common during the hours of daylight, especially near the Cargo Gate. There, these tinpot enforcers of law and order nab many people just off the river, before they have a chance to adjust to city life.
Naturally, adventurers love it here. Lodgings are cheap (minimum Lifestyle: Poor), and news from the world beyond is plentiful. There are numerous merchants and innkeepers willing to relieve a traveler of his heavy load of treasure.
Behind the Strip the River Quarter is a mixture of boarding houses and warehouses. While much cargo brought up the Selintan River is stored on the wharf, many small warehouses are offered for rental here as well. Cargo moves quickly in the lively economy of the Free City, so a load generally remains in a warehouse only for a week or two.
Businesses one might find in the River Quarter include the following:
- Boarding House
- Boating & Nautical Equipment
- Boot Maker/Leatherworker
- Expedition Supplier
- Shipper and Hauler
The Green Dragon Inn
This is the favorite haunt of adventurers and of those seeking adventurers for various tasks. It offers relatively mundane fair, but in copious quantities. Its location on Blue Boar Street, just off the Strip, ensures that it stays a little quieter than most of the establishments in the quarter.