D&D 5E: The Road Not Taken
The Trade Lanes
This is the area to the east of the Port ward. Long corridors of canals runs east from the Port in this long cavern. Its northern and southern walls are fairly straight. It features one of the broadest canals in Skullport and harbors the bulk of the trades and services to be found in the Port of Shadow. Anything and everything is for sale here from scrolls, to salvaged goods, and poisons. The ceiling gradually rises from about 100 feet to 300 as it angles upward to the Heart. Anyone who peers upward can see the waterclock high overhead between the Dredge and Venter Trade Lanes. The Trade Lanes has three levels that often bring factions into conflict: the Melairkyn have come to reclaim the Venter with sudden shrewdness; The Zhentarium in the Crown; and the Iron Ring (Reforged Ring) slavers in the Dredge.