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The Coins
(City)
Nation Absalom
Size Absalom city district
Government Conventional (district council)

Source: Guide to Absalom, pg(s). 20-22
For another meaning of "coins", please see List of currencies.

The Coins district in Absalom resides just north of the great city's docks,[1] at the heart of the City at the Center of the World.[2] 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.[1]

Despite its reputation, some areas of the district remain more respectable, such as the Monger's Mart and the Grand Bazaar, where the potential for profit outweighs the risk of unlawful dealings.[1] 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.[1]

Economy

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.[3]

Government

Myleena of House Arnsen is the Nomarch of the Coin Council. Another member of the Coin Council, Lord Navvem of House Wachail, holds the position of Slave Overseer.[3]

District Guard

The Coins District Guard is colloquially known as the "Token Guard", and takes a lenient view of crime. The guard only responds to offenses when paid to do so by a private concern or to avoid the attention of the primarch. The Token Guard's most typical response to a disturbance is to arrest everyone at the scene and hold them for disturbing the peace at Bail House until someone posts bail.[3]

Places of interest

Dozens of stores, taverns, halls, and other places of interest dot the district, but the following are perhaps the most well-known locations in the Coins:

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