In The City Of Towers
Ashblack is the industrial district of the Cogs. Here one finds row after row of squat forges, factories, smithies and workshops. The people who work here are covered in the constantly-falling soot and smog that covers everything in black ashes.
The main factories are generally kept guarded by City Watch (officers who have angered their superiors are assigned here), but the smaller businesses and back alleyways are dangerous places. A gang of drunken or angry workers is the least of one’s troubles; rogue beasts of fire and shadow roam the dark corners, and horrors from the City Sewers and the Undercity above occasionally creep down through the crevices and caverns to bring back warm prey…