The South Market is one of two market
districts in this highly commercial city.
It is also the newest of Ptolus’ districts.
It stretches from Dalen’s Cliffs in the west to
Carriage Row in the east. Its southern boundary
is the city wall, and its northern one is a rough
line drawn from the north end of Carriage Row
to the point where the Emperor’s Road ascends
the earthen ramp up to Oldtown. The northern
border separating the South Market from Midtown
has been an imprecise distinction since the
district came into being.
No one will argue that the heart of the district
lies in a large open square called Star Crossing
Plaza, where three major streets intersect. A
number of important offices, as well as some
of the district’s premier shops, are located at
The South Market contains many shops and
small marketplaces for people to purchase goods,
but it also has a number of commodities markets.
Commodities markets are always devoted to one
type of good, such as cloth, spices, grain, and so
on. While anyone can shop at these markets, they
are intended for merchants, exporters, or vendors
buying in bulk. Ptolus’ only major commodities
market not located in the South Market is the
Stockyards in the Guildsman District.
The commercial connection between the
Guildsman District and the South Market is clear.
Many South Market workshops are controlled by
the guilds of the Guildsman District.