Council of Thieves - Collins 2013
What were once marshy wetlands, mud flats, and tidal islets solidified into today’s Westcrown. Untold thousands of tree trunks driven into the mud and rocks formed the city’s foundations. Millennia of building and rebuilding led to today’s stone-paved streets.
The City of Twilight carves itself up into three distinct paregos (“great regions”) used and understood by all the city’s residents: the Regicona (“Floating Palace”), Westcrown Island; the Spera (“Hope’s Altar”), the still occupied sections of the city; and the Dospera (“Despair’s Altar”), the ruined northern regions of Westcrown. When locals provide directions in the city, though, they split it up into regos (meaning regions or sectors), thus:
Rego Cader: What locals call the “Dead Sector” refers to the northern ruins, though older Wiscrani can tell you this used to be Rego Plea (formerly home to house slaves, servants, and lesser trades). Now, most are squats and partial homes for dens of thieves, or even the lairs of monsters.
Rego Corna: “Crown Sector” encompasses the former stronghold of power in Cheliax—the Imperial Court of Cheliax and its attendant holdings and homes.
Rego Laina: “Blade Sector,” is named for the many nobles, smithies, and armories here.
Rego Pena: “Coin Sector” holds the more lucrative trades and many houses of dubious political or monetary standing.
Rego Sacero: “Priest Sector” contains more shrines and ecclesiastical real estate (extant or ruined) than five other Chelish cities combined.
Rego Scripa: “Scribe Sector” was once the center for the bureaucratic work of the Chelish empire. Now it is mainly cartographers, trade warehouses, and ship-related businesses.