District VII The Shadow Manses
With its seaward edge protected from the worst of the elements by a sheer cliff that darkens its streets in shade, the many fortified manses of District VII dominate the city’s outer skyline. The heights are home to many of the remaining noble families of the Quorum, preserved in a decaying veneer of grandeur and attended by their dwindling private entourages, hangers-on, and hereditary servants. Despite the many bare and empty manses and overall impression of decay that hangs about the place, there is still wealth and power evident here, and death awaits the unwary would-be thief or looter. The nobility that reside here are every bit as paranoid about each other as they are the “filth” they consider beneath them, and encrypted ward accessors are required to pass even from one plaza to another in some places. The district is lit only by a handful of drifting glow-globes wending their way at night, and kill-rigged cyber-mastiffs roam the streets.