Lowtown is one of the main districts in Kirkwall. Lowtown serves primarily as housing for the city's less wealthy residents as well as the city's industrial center. In spite of this it remains a source of major commerce with markets lining the streets of Lowtown peddling their wares to all who pass.

Background[edit | edit source]

Lowtown sits in a massive cauldron-shaped pit that was once Kirkwall's first quarry. The district was constructed by slaves who carved the city and its harbor out of the rock.

Today, Lowtown is a labyrinth of shantytowns, corridors, and hexagonal courtyards—"hexes" in the local parlance. Lowtown's poorest live in caves hewn out of the cliff face. The district is shoddily built and bears scars caused by collapsing walls. Foundry smoke smothers the area. Only a cold winter storm clears the air, but the icy wind howling over the mouths of old mineshafts hardly counts as relief.

Occasionally, these Darktown shafts erupt with gouts of foul air known as chokedamp. It's not uncommon to find whole slums silently suffocated, frozen in the midst of everyday activity.

The walls surrounding Lowtown are highest by the harbor. Its busiest street leads up to Hightown, where the wealthiest Kirkwallers perch. When one stands in Lowtown, all one sees other than the rocky walls is Hightown. It glitters overhead, always in sight, yet always beyond reach.

—From In Pursuit of Knowledge: The Travels of a Chantry Scholar, by Brother Genitivi
—From Codex entry: Kirkwall - Lowtown

Stores[edit | edit source]

Map of the area

Places[edit | edit source]

Gamlen's House Gamlen's House

The Hanged Man The Hanged Man

Kirkwall Alienage Kirkwall Alienage

Merrill's Home Merrill's Home

Lirene's Fereldan Imports Lirene's Fereldan Imports

Dark Foundry Dark Foundry

Quests[edit | edit source]

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Shepherding Wolves Shepherding Wolves

Wayward Son Wayward Son

Friends in Low Places Friends in Low Places

Loose Ends Loose Ends

The Conspirators The Conspirators

Miracle Makers Miracle Makers

Get Back to Work Get Back to Work

The First Sacrifice The First Sacrifice

Grimoire of the Apprentice Grimoire of the Apprentice

Sharp Little Pinpricks Sharp Little Pinpricks

Shawl of Dalesdottir Shawl of Dalesdottir

Bottled Scar 5:34 Exalted Bottled Scar 5:34 Exalted

The Paragon's Toe The Paragon's Toe

Secret Rendezvous Secret Rendezvous

Dark Epiphany Dark Epiphany

The Way It Should Be The Way It Should Be

Act 2[edit | edit source]

To Catch a Thief To Catch a Thief

Blackpowder Courtesy Blackpowder Courtesy

The Tethras Signet Ring The Tethras Signet Ring

Hometown Breed Hometown Breed

Ream-Rot Knife Ream-Rot Knife

"South-Song" Gerralt's Corpse "South-Song" Gerralt's Corpse

Goosegirl Cameo Goosegirl Cameo

The Fixer The Fixer

Pick Up Pickaxes Pick Up Pickaxes

Sketchy on the Details Sketchy on the Details

The Book of Shartan The Book of Shartan

Act 3[edit | edit source]

On the Loose On the Loose

The Last Straw The Last Straw

Kind of Want Kind of Want

The Lost Swords The Lost Swords

Favor and Fault Favor and Fault

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Here are the resources in this area for the Supplier achievement:

Act 1[edit | edit source]

Spindleweed Spindleweed - daytime, in the side-street between the two eastern exits.

Act 2[edit | edit source]

Spindleweed Spindleweed – daytime, in the dead end behind the armor merchant.

Recipe: Rock Armor Potion Recipe: Rock Armor Potion – nighttime, in a pile of Rubble next to the entrance to Gamlen's House.

Act 3[edit | edit source]

Spindleweed Spindleweed - daytime, next to the stairs in the Foundry District.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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