The Clerk's Ward is
the embodiment of Sigil's bureaucracy. "Order" is the unique word for describing
the life in this ward. Order manifests itself in the attitude of the citizens of
the Clerk's Ward and in the appearance of the ward itself. The streets of the
Administrator's District are swept every day and the statues of dignitaries are
always clean and sewers are kept free from razorvine. In no other place of Sigil
laws are more rigidly enforced. Harmonium patrols rule all over the ward, making
a hundred of arrests per night. The Clerk's Ward takes pride also in its
progressive policies regarding capital punishment and free enterprise.
In this ward the Fated, the Sensates and the Signers have their respective
headquarters in the Hall of Records, the Civic Festhall and the Hall of
In the Administrator's District live the ward's elite: government officials,
professionals and respected scholars. Near this district, Tea Street is dotted
with cheap but good taverns, stables and pawnbrokers. Craftsmen, clerks and
commoners attend to their activities and live in the Worker's District, in which
the granite surface of Hull Road has been painted by residents in bright green
and blue. A small area near the Hive Ward border is home to most of the
tieflings of the Clerk's Ward, called Sandstone District. It remains quite
isolated, so it's the ideal refuge for bubbers and knights of the cross-trade.
A cutter navigating
the streets of the ward should always keep an eye open for thieves and hoodlums.
A canny basher should hire a tout in the white-granite paved Rook Street, while
sedan chairs are available outside the Civic Festhall.
The Clerk's Ward has many taverns, for every price: The Tear of the Bargest,
favored mainly by moneylenders and landlords, The Iron Heart, popular with the
Fated, the Sullen Moon, the Eyes of Elysium, where only water imported from
Thalasia is served, The Black Wind Tavern, where it's admitted only silence, the
Heshter's Arms, which requires reservations al least a month in advance, and the
Velvet Harness, ideal for bariaurs.