The original regions of Yvenna were built several hundred feet above the river on the east-facing cliff. When the city began to expand, it climbed the cliff side, and the original corridors and chambers became known as the Lower Ward. It is both the heart of Yvenna’s commercial activity, and home to its poorest citizens. Visitors of the Lower Ward marvel at its elaborately carved streets lined by booths and tents where vendors (both foreign and local) peddle their wares to throngs of shoppers. Of course, streets ripe with commerce are also ripe for theft, and certain streets in the ward are as well known for their enterprising pickpockets, black market trading, and seedy characters as they are for their legal transactions.