Pardwight District

One of the few parts of Central District that has managed to keep itself surrounded by a buffer of nature, Pardwight is host to the city’s university. Classes fill spare rooms in the buildings of the district, with only a handful of facilities exclusive to the school.
The orange line of the subrail is actually above ground in the Pardwight District, and it has opened up the area to middle class socialites who are charmed by the eclectic clothiers, restaurants, and other shops in the area. Sailors and dock workers trying out the trains for the first time often jump off here to explore. Students tend to stay in the dorms, but the rail offers them easy access to the city’s culture.
Unless otherwise noted, buildings are 30 feet high. Streets are 30 or 40 feet wide.

  1. Pemberton Industries Office Building. This squat complex once served as a testing ground for the discredited Pemberton Industries’ experiments with personal arcanoscientific devices. Now it is locked and lightly guarded until Benedict Pemberton or his debtors can clear out the labs. The university briefly had a department of arcanoscience based here, but now the students have been forced to find other accommodations, most of them much less safe in the event of accidents.
  2. Flint Tribune. This five story building holds the offices of the city’s foremost daily paper, as well as business printing presses. It also services the Risuri Record and Pryce of Progress, papers having more of a “tabloid” feel.
  3. Mixed Use. Various shops, often with classrooms or apartments on different floors.
  4. Pardwight Medical Library. Five stories tall, the library houses not just books but curative scrolls, galleries of famous healers, and an entire floor of preserved specimens, humanoid and monstrous.
  5. Mixed Use. Another set of shops, galleries, and such, surrounding a pleasant garden.
  6. Strandholt Teaching Hospital. The façade has three stories, while the two wings—for critical patients and chronic patients, have an extra floor. A basement extension houses the insane.
  7. Mixed Use. If you have a mixed-use property, you want it here, because this one is really the prettiest. Look at that fountain.
  8. Hodgeman Hall. The only part of the district that exclusively is owned by the university, these two buildings have several lecture halls and cozy classrooms for the teaching of classics, languages, and non-mechanical sciences.
  9. Pardwight Druidic Temple. The university formally recognizes all druidic sects, and tolerates clericists and other religions, but its founders adhered to the way of the puma spirit, looking forward to prey or progress, not skyward like the skyseers.
  10. Quillis Upperclassman Dorm. Fronted by a fresh air market, the dorm is actually run by a collection of former graduates who demand their lodgers work at least 4 hours a week in the market.
  11. Onça Student Hall. A major gathering place for students, Onça Hall also houses most of the university’s administrative offices, plus its commissary. The Yerasol restaurant Brakken wants to try is on the ground floor of the building.
  12. Pardwight District Court. This somber building is known as the Stone Dome by the law students who study here. A small police station lies across the ravine to the southeast.
  13. Anderson Clock Tower. The sixty-foot high clock tower predates Flint’s industrial boom, and it has never stopped working for more than five minutes.
  14. Foyle Ravine. Signs warn people not to enter the wooded ravine. Because of an old teleportation prank gone awry, anyone who tries to leave the gorge teleports back to the base unless they’re wearing a gold ring. The local police keep gold rings on hand to rescue stranded pedestrians. The phenomenon is why the subrail has to go on the surface here.
  15. Pardwight Station (Orange Line, station 4). This station has some of the most stark and modern architecture of the whole subrail system.
  16. Cesanne Sword Studio. This physical education facility was originally founded to teach duelists. Today it mostly hosts dodgeball.
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