Shadows of Absalom
The Coins district in Absalom resides just north of the great city's docks, at the heart of the City at the Center of the World. This area is home to much of the trade, both legal and illegal, that occurs within Absalom. The transient nature of its primarily merchant population facilitates the illicit exchange of drugs, slaves, and other contraband. Despite its reputation, some areas of the district remain more respectable, such as the Mongers Mart and The Grand Bazaar, where the potential for profit outweighs the risk of unlawful dealings. But wherever money changes hands, tempers and greed can get the best of even the most civil of men, and the Coins reports more murders than any other district of Absalom save The Puddles.
Commerce goes on in the district at all hours of day and night: taverns are open 24 hours a day, with magical and natural illumination keeping markets open through the night, and public Time Callers shout the hour, every hour, on the street. A statue of a two-headed owlbear is a famous landmark in the Coins. The Saucy Wench is a popular tavern near The Grand Bazaar that is owned and operated by a former Watch Captain of The Token Guard.