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Lowtown is one of the main districts in Kirkwall. Lowtown serves primarily as housing for the city's less wealthy residents as well as the city's industrial center. In spite of this it remains a source of major commerce with markets lining the streets of Lowtown peddling their wares to all who pass.
Today, Lowtown is a labyrinth of shantytowns, corridors, and hexagonal courtyards—"hexes" in the local parlance. Lowtown's poorest live in caves hewn out of the cliff face. The district is shoddily built and bears scars caused by collapsing walls. Foundry smoke smothers the area. Only a cold winter storm clears the air, but the icy wind howling over the mouths of old mineshafts hardly counts as relief.
Occasionally, these Darktown shafts erupt with gouts of foul air known as chokedamp. It's not uncommon to find whole slums silently suffocated, frozen in the midst of everyday activity.
The walls surrounding Lowtown are highest by the harbor. Its busiest street leads up to Hightown, where the wealthiest Kirkwallers perch. When one stands in Lowtown, all one sees other than the rocky walls is Hightown. It glitters overhead, always in sight, yet always beyond reach.—From In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of a Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi
—From Codex entry: Kirkwall - Lowtown
- Apparel Shop
- Armor Stand
- Lirene's Fereldan Imports
- Martin's Contraband
- Trinkets Emporium
- Vincento's Northern Merchandise
PlacesEditGamlen's House The Hanged Man Kirkwall Alienage Merrill's Home Lirene's Fereldan Imports Dark Foundry
Act 1EditShepherding Wolves Wayward Son Friends in Low Places Loose Ends The Conspirators Miracle Makers Get Back to Work The First Sacrifice Grimoire of the Apprentice Sharp Little Pinpricks Shawl of Dalesdottir Bottled Scar 5:34 Exalted The Paragon's Toe Secret Rendezvous Dark Epiphany The Way It Should Be
Act 2EditTo Catch a Thief Blackpowder Courtesy The Tethras Signet Ring Hometown Breed Ream-Rot Knife "South-Song" Gerralt's Corpse Goosegirl Cameo The Fixer Pick Up Pickaxes Sketchy on the Details The Book of Shartan
Act 3EditOn the Loose The Last Straw Kind of Want The Lost Swords Favor and Fault
Notable items Edit
Here are the resources in this area for the Supplier achievement:
Act 1 EditSpindleweed
- daytime, in the side-street between the two eastern exits.
Act 2 EditSpindleweed
– daytime, in the dead end behind the armor merchant. Recipe: Rock Armor Potion – nighttime, in a pile of Rubble next to the entrance to Gamlen's House.
Act 3 EditSpindleweed
- daytime, next to the stairs in the Foundry District.