Commercial District

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Commercial District
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Nation: Imperial Republic of Shireroth
City: Shirekeep
Predominant language: English, Præta Sxiröþes

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The Commercial District was originally Shirekeep's main trading port, full of shipyards, docks, and the businesses that sustained them. Cheap dockworkers, usually emigrants from Babkha and Mondesia, were the lifeblood of the industry, and when these were banished from the city by Kaiser Brrapa V, the docks moved east of the river to Goldshire, where they became the Docklands.

It stayed almost uninhabited for a few decades until some of Shireroth's more enterprising businesses learned they could get land there cheap. It then became a labyrinth of glass and steel office towers, home to Shirekeep's tallest and most modern buildings. For this reason, many Shirekeepians try to avoid and ignore the existence of the district when they don't have to be there, which they look down upon as 'a pithole of evil and modern architecture'.

Nowadays, a lot of companies are located in the Commercial District, which still has access to a harbour at the west bank of the Elwynn River (however, most goods are transferred to the Docklands, where larger ships can board).

Quarters and districts of Shirekeep

City Centre: Audente Quarter - Boreal Quarter - Commercial District - The Hub - Landsraad District - Metzlershire - Northshire - The Old City - Raynor's Keep - The Rim - Soloralist Quarter - Treesian Quarter - Yardistani Quarter - Outskirts: Caeol’s Village - Docklands - Foreign Quarters - Halluci Shire - Little Holwinn - Loki’s Line - Timothy’s Cliff - Westshire