Old Vyre is one of two neighbourhoods, alongside Southmarket, that make up the waterfront district known as the Vise. It is supposedly named the Vise because it is where most newcomers to Vyre arrive, thus it is where the city gets hold of them and never releases its grip. Old Vyre contains a lot of Vyre's infrastructure, as well as a large number of hostels, inns, and taverns, including the famous hostels of The Heavenly House and The Seven Apples. It also contains the bizarre mixture of occult museum and disturbing freak show known as Munkchuff's Quay. The districts various establishments boast numerous "Reputation Watchers", local guides who offer to help ensure visitors maintain the anonymity the city is so renowned for.