Foreign Quarter

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Foreign Quarter
The Grand Lodge, a landmark in Absalom's Foreign Quarter.
(City district)
Nation Absalom
Government Conventional (district council)
Leader Torman Iates, Ysia Iron-Palm, Ganfen of House Kethlin, Omrys of House Ahnkamen

Source: Guide to Absalom, pg(s). 27–31

The Foreign Quarter is the city district in which much of Absalom's non-native population resides, and entire neighborhoods there take on the flavor and character of distant lands. It lies on Absalom's west side, sandwiched between the Ivy District and Wise Quarter to the north, the Ascendant Court and Coins to the east, the Docks and Puddles to the south, and Westgate to the west.[1] The lower taxes for non-citizens in this section of the city have made it quite popular for immigrants from the rest of the Inner Sea region and beyond. Foreign merchants with businesses find the area particularly attractive due to an equivalent extension of "citizenry protection" offered to any resident of the Foreign Quarter who has lived there more than three months.[2] This area of the city has a distinct, culturally exotic feel, even compared to the city as a whole.

Places of interest

The neighborhood's premier attraction is the Irorium, a coliseum that hosts gladiatorial combats, staged sea-battles, religious festivals, and many other types of events, and is said to be the largest open-air arena in the Inner Sea region.[3][4] A nearby tavern, the Crimson Coin, runs a bustling trade with the gamblers and gladiators of the Irorium.[5] The Pathfinder Society's massive fortress, the Grand Lodge, is also located here,[6] as is the Wounded Wisp, one of the bars at which the Society was founded in 4307 AR.[7][8]

Inhabitants

See also: Category:Foreign Quarter/Inhabitants

References

  1. Paizo Inc. (2022). City of Lost Omens Poster Map Folio, p. 1. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-242-6
  2. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 27. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  3. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 28. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  4. Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). World Guide, p. 16. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
  5. Erik Mona, Mark Moreland, Russ Taylor, and Larry Wilhelm. (2011). Pathfinder Society Field Guide, p. 7. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-305-7
  6. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1
  7. Thurston Hillman. (2014). The Wounded Wisp, p. 3–6. Paizo Inc.
  8. Kate Baker et al. (2020). Pathfinder Society Guide, p. 8. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-278-5
  9. Hal Maclean and Colin McComb. (2012). Blood of Fiends, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-423-8
  10. Thurston Hillman. (2014). The Wounded Wisp, p. 6–7. Paizo Inc.
  11. Owen K.C. Stephens. (2008). Guide to Absalom, p. 29. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-141-1