A City Up North
Altira Ward is one of the wards in the city’s Crater strata. The area is densely populated due to the presence of Funace 5 at the center of it, allowing for better heating and a closeness to citywide transportation. The greater Ward is known primarily as a major industrial area, with several large foundries in operation throughout Districts 1 and 3. District 2 is known more for its slums and tenements, with organized crime controlling well over twenty percent of all trade within the District.
On February 23, 1755, the Fourth District of Altira Ward, which was where Furnace 5 was situated, went completely dark. A small team of mercenarii were reported to have entered the area shortly thereafter. Research into the results of their excursion are pending release of city government documents.