Harbor of Phlan
The Harbor of Phlan is far from being a major stop in the Moonsea sea lanes,
but it is still a very busy trading hub. Despite its smaller size compared to
other harbors it is often used as a refuge for ships in the frequent and
treacherous storms that often gather in the Moonsea. It is the main point of
entry for goods and people into the city, and as such it has been thoroughly
reconstructed to the point it hardly bears the marks of the repeated invasions
of the city. A heavily fortified wall separates the docks from the Harbor
district, and the only gate through is well manned by watchmen from the nearby
The Harbor district fashions a bustling marketplace where all kinds of goods
are purchased and exchanged. Several inns of very different quality are located
in the area, catering for the many one night stoppers and occasional visitors. A
large section is covered by warehouses where cargoes are constantly being
unloaded, stored and moved about.
As with any harbor, the area is generally populated with lower class
citizens, docks workers and stranded sailors waiting to get on a ship. Generally
speaking, the areas near the Porthouse and the marketplace are rather safe
during the day. The warehouse area, however, is filled with all kinds of
patibulary scum and those who have no business in there do better staying away.
The Harbor at night is not recommended for anyone, as fights among drunken
sailors and muggings are common, and the Watch usually stays out of the streets
except for the occasional patrol.