Cogs

The towers of Sharn reach up to the sky. But its tunnels
also stretch down into the earth. Far below the forgotten
ruins of the Depths, these undercity warrens are
known as the Cogs. The great furnaces and foundries
of the Cogs form the industrial base of Sharn. The
borders of the different Cogs “districts” are not as
clearly defined as they are on the surface, but there
are a few well-known (and often infamous) areas.
Few people with any choice live in the Cogs. Those
who work in the foundries usually find homes in
Lower Dura or Lower Tavick’s landing, and Khyber’s
Gate is the only place where there are actual homes
to be found. In spite of this, the Cogs do support a
population of a few thousand people. Criminals and
fugitives hide from the law. Forbidden cults and other
sinister organizations set up temporary residence in
the Cogs to practice their dark rituals. But in addition
to these individuals, a culture has developed in the
sewer levels and the Depths above the Cogs over the
course of centuries. These “cellar dwellers” live dangerous
lives, scavenging the refuse of the world above
and battling one another for territory. But they know
the secrets of UnderSharn—and the passages that lead
to the forgotten ruins that litter the levels between
the Lower-City and the Cogs.
Watch Detail: The Cogs has no Watch garrison;
on the rare occasion that a City Watch patrol enters
the Cogs, it comes from one of the districts above.

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