Sharn: The Cauldron
District Type: Average residential
Buildings: Average residences (280), poor residences (80)
First Impression: Orderly collections of town houses ring the towers of this district.
Social Class: Lower middle class
Center Bridge tries to be a quiet residential district, but with Torch fire and Firelight on one side and Downstairs on the other it can’t help but smolder with seedy activity. Its residents include a number of people associated with Morgrave University, since it is located directly below the University District and it offers much cheaper housing than can be found in the ward above. In fact, groups of students share inexpensive housing here, so close to the illicit pleasures of Lower Menthis, and are responsible for much of the rowdiness that sometimes disturbs the peace of Center Bridge.
The houses here are smaller than those in the wealthy portions of town, as are the lots on which they stand. Some have good-sized yards, while others encroach on their neighbors, with barely 2 feet of alleyway between houses. Apartment-style dwellings are somewhat cramped, the buildings less cared for than in nicer districts. The people here are far from poverty-stricken, but broken fences, cracked cobblestones, and the occasional drifter appear here and there. The scents of sweat and horse dung are noticeable at the end of the day, and styles are more utilitarian than fashionable.