Every main street of
the Lady's Ward is cold, broad and echoing. The ward is little more like the
rest of the city; here, the street life is missing, because too many folks are
afraid of the Hardheads and the Red Death. The alleys are full of sharp corners
and lights shining from recessed windows. In the squares of the ward there are a
half-dozen of public clock towers that run from peak to antipeak and viceversa.
The Lady of Pain doesn't live here more than anywhere else, and this ward has
her name because She keeps her tools here: the
the Court, the Prison and the Armory. These are the buildings that represent and
define her power and enforce her will.
Here live the hidden
rulers and shadow lords of Sigil, the knights of the Ward. They are organized
and keep a relative peace among themselves to better their profits. The so
called Noble District is where the knights of The Lady's Ward live in their
palaces, the High Houses. The Noble District is bounded by Portal Close,
Harmonium Street and Lords' Row. The great majority of the High Houses are
private and extremely well guarded and few cutters know what goes behind their
doors (some says necromancy, arcane rituals, intrigue, treachery) and what
wonderful treasures are kept in their cellars.
The Ward is
also home of many of the temples of Sigil. Here a basher can visit temples
dedicated to Ptah, Opener of the Ways, to Io the Dragon King and Brahman the
Creator. Most powers of travelers and wandering have their temples and proxies
here: Muamman Duathal, the dwarf wanderer, Diancastra of the giants and titans
and Zivlyn of Krynn, to name some of them. Their temples are elaborate
buildings, richly decorated. Not only the great creators and the gods of
traveling have their proxies' cases in this ward. There are also proxies of
powerful pantheons' leaders, like those of Shang-ti, of The Lords of the Nine
(rulers of the layers of
Baator), of Odin, of Garl
Glittergold, of Primus and of Zeus.