Of Swords & Crowns
These neighborhoods are less opulent than noble estates, but not by much. Some sites sport ornate houses and gardens that rival those of the nobility. Other buildings serve as large townhouses or apartments, which are far more spacious and luxurious than most private dwellings elsewhere in the city. In cities where the nobility is weak and the merchants hold true power, these neighborhoods might be more opulent than those of the nobles. Sights and sounds resemble those of the noble estates, but the servants here are less likely to sport their masters’ insignia, and patrols of private guards are encountered as often as the city watch is.