Welcome to Genua. You can think of this city as a target with a bite taken out of the east side, with four straight streets leading north, east, south, and west from the centre. With the city gate as a starting point, this page will attempt to orient you a bit as to how the city is laid out.
The outline of the city and the most major streets
The city gate is at the westmost point of the city, at nine o' clock. Two carriages, the Vieux River Road carriage and the Intercontinental Express carriage, stop just outside the main gate, and there is a small courtyard around the main gate.
Starting from the courtyard around the gate, Genua Avenue goes straight east, ending at Dauphin Street where the palace gate is. The palace is in the centre of the city, and is inaccessible.
If you follow Dauphin Street, you'll find that it forms an octagon around the palace, and that four major avenues intersect it at twelve o' clock, three o' clock, six o' clock, and nine o' clock.
At the twelve o' clock position of Dauphin Street, there is Okra Avenue, which heads straight north, to the north edge of the city. There, it intersects Nawlins Road, which leads east and west. If you follow Nawlins Road west, you'll find that it turns into Samedi Crescent, which is the edge of the northwest quarter of the city, and which leads alternately southwest, west and south towards the gate. If you follow Nawlins Road east, on the other hand, you'll find that it turns into Market Street, which is the edge of the northeast quarter of the city, and leads southeast and east until it reaches the triangle market. If you go southwest along the edge of the market, you'll find that Market Street picks up again, leading south to the docks.
From the west edge of the docks, Royal Avenue leads straight west, back towards Dauphin Street.
At the six o' clock position of Dauphin Street, there is Florin Avenue, which heads straight south, to the south edge of the city. There, it intersects Grim Street, which leads east and west. If you follow Grim Street west, you'll find that it turns into Carrefour Crescent, which is the edge of the southeast quarter of the city, and which leads alternately northwest, west, and north towards the gate. If you follow Grim Street east, on the other hand, you'll find that it turns into Minaret Street going northeast and east, and then into Vieux Promenade, leading north and northwest and ending at the docks.
There are also four slightly less major streets that form a very rough octagon around the centre of the city, about two-thirds of the way in, and connecting the four long north-south and east-west streets. Yaga Crescent is the one in the northwestern quarter, connecting Genua Avenue and Okra Avenue. At Yaga Crescent's northeast end, it turns into Paradise Crescent, which is the one in the northeastern quarter of the city, connecting Okra Avenue and Royal Avenue. At Paradise Crescent's southeast end, it turns into Diamond Crescent, which is the one in the southeastern quarter, connecting Royal Avenue and Florin Avenue. At Diamond Crescent's southwest end, it turns into Golden Key Crescent, which is the one in the southwest quarter, connecting Florin Avenue and Genua Avenue. At Golden Key Crescent's northwest end, it turns back into Yaga Crescent, completing this larger octagon.
The only streets inside this larger octagon are Dauphin Street and the ends of the four major avenues. However, there are plenty of minor streets between the largest octagon and the outer edge of the city.
Specific features on the four major avenues and Dauphin Street
In the courtyard around the gate, there are a few things:
- The watch house in the northwest corner, where Samedi Crescent heads north,
- A money changer and A Charre Bux Coffee House in the southeast corner, and finally,
- A fountain on the east edge, where Genua Avenue starts.
Genua Avenue has several shops and things along it. Going from eastwards from the courtyard around the gate, they are:
- A fountain on the street, where the street meets the courtyard,
- A general store on the north side of the street, and a hotel directly across from it,
- A shoe maker's shop on the north side of the street,
- An intersection with Calypso Street leading north,
- A small park on the north side of the street, and directly across from it, an intersection with Rue Ephebe leading south,
- A bakery on the south side of the street,
- An intersection with Yaga Crescent leading north, and Golden Key Crescent leading south,
- A candy shop on the north side of the street,
- A post office on the north side of the street, and the Klatchian embassy (with a money changer) across from it,
- A candle shop on the south side of the street, and finally
- A toy shop on the north side of the street.
Okra Avenue has a few things on it as well. Going north from its intersection with Dauphin Street, they are:
- A cluttered scabbard shop on the west side of the street, and directly across from it, Rene's weapons shop,
- An intersection with Yaga Crescent leading west, and Paradise Crescent leading east,
- Several rooms north, a tiny shop, which sells charms, on the east side of the street,
- The Horn and Whistle, a pub, on the east side of the street, and finally,
- A general store on the east side of the street.
Royal Avenue is shorter than the other three avenues, owing to the docks and to the irregular shape of the east part of the city. It still has several items of interest along it. Going east from its intersection with Dauphin Street, they are:
- A general store on the south side of the street,
- A bank and vault on the north side of the street,
- Two entrances to the Morporkian Embassy (with a money changer) on the south side of the street,
- An intersection with Paradise Crescent leading north, and Diamond Crescent leading south,
- The magic shop on the south side of the street,
- A furniture shop on the north side of the street, with a northwest exit, and finally,
- A general store southwest from the end of Royal Avenue where it meets the docks.
Florin Avenue is somewhat sparser. Going south from its intersection with Dauphin Street, there is:
- Tol Edo's custom weapon shop on the west side of the street, near the north end,
- An intersection with Golden Key Crescent leading west and Diamond Crescent leading east,
- A music shop on the east side of the street,
- A sewer entrance, and finally,
- An engraver on the west side of the street.
Dauphin Street has two guild outposts on it. The Mano Rossa is just to the east of the intersection with Okra Avenue, at approximately one o' clock, and the Duchess Saturday's Musketeers is halfway between the intersections with Royal Avenue and Florin Avenue, at half past four o' clock. There is also a sewer entrance halfway between the intersections with Genua Avenue and Okra Avenue, at half past ten o' clock.
The northwestern quarter
The northwestern quarter is bounded by Genua Avenue on its south side, Okra Avenue on its east side, Nawlins Road on the east part of its north side, and Samedi Crescent from west to north. There are five streets inside it.
Calypso Street leads north-northwest from Genua Avenue to Samedi Crescent, cutting through the southwest corner of the quarter. Going northwest from its intersection with Genua Avenue, it has:
- Calypso Blooms, a flower shop,
- Silver Bells Silversmiths, a jewellery shop,
- A sewer entrance, and
- The Baron's Hand, a pub, and an intersection with Zombie Walk leading northeast.
Zombie Walk leads northeast from near the north end of Calypso Street, ending in a dead end. There are a couple of houses here, and a sewer entrance in front of the second house.
Yaga Crescent connects Genua Avenue to Okra Avenue, cutting through the southeast corner of the quarter. The Blue and Azure, a pub, is on this street, and just northeast of it is a sewer entrance.
Very close to the northeast end of Yaga Crescent is a an intersection. Going west from here will take you into the park, where there is a safe zone in the southwest part of it, and the Cafe Hilaire in the middle.
Going northwest from the same intersection will take you onto Lover's Walk, which meanders around in a northwesterly direction to intersect Samedi Crescent. There is a snowball vendor on this road, and another path into the park from the same room. Three rooms west of there, there is an intersection with Tchuttifruitti Street leading northeast. Finally, near the end of the road just south of its intersection with Samedi Crescent, there is a shrine to Oshun at which you can make an offering in hopes of a blessing.
Tchuttifruitti Street leads northeast from Lover's Walk to Nawlins Road. Going northeast from its intersection with Lover's Walk, it has:
- A spice stall,
- A soup stall and an entrance to the sewers,
- The famous Cafe Sans Connaissance, a bar,
- A fruit stall,
- A vegetable stall,
- A wearable pet shop, and
- The Shipwrecked Siren, a bar, at the intersection with Nawlins Road.
Samedi Crescent, around the edge of the city, has the following features, leading clockwise from its southwest end to its northeast end:
- The Watch house, where you can apply for community service to decrease your criminal record,
- The Resting Zombie, a pub,
- A gumbo stall with a non-obvious exit ("enter stall"), just north of the pub,
- A cheese stall with a non-obvious exit ("enter stall"),
- A sweet stall with a non-obvious exit ("enter stall"),
- An intersection with Calypso Street leading south,
- A bath house,
- Svorn Helmhard's forge, a smithy where you can fix things and buy weapons and shields,
- An intersection with Lover's Walk leading south,
- A sewer entrance, and finally
- A warehouse where Samedi Crescent turns into Nawlins Road.
The northeastern quarter
The northwestern quarter is bounded by Okra Avenue on its west side, Royal Avenue and the docks on its south side, Nawlins Road on the west part of its north side, and Market Street on its northeast and east side.
Paradise Crescent connects Okra Avenue to Royal Avenue, cutting through the southwest corner of the quarter. From northwest to southeast, it has:
- The 'El Gato Loco' Taverna and an intersection with Lachaise Road leading northeast,
- An intersection with Sapphire Street leading east,
- A sewer entrance, and
- Cade l'Insignateur's custom badge shop.
Along the outer edge of the quarter, Nawlins Road leads east, then turns into Market Street upon turning southeast. Going east from Okra Avenue and continuing, you will find:
- A warehouse on Nawlins Road, with a criminal-only weapons shop and Aristide Felon, a weapons fence,
- Across from the warehouse, an intersection with Dead Man's Walk leading south,
- At the beginning of Market Street, an intersection with Lachaise Road,
- 'Y Crochan Ddu' Tavern,
- The stonemasons, a Llamadese furniture shop,
- A Llamedese crafts store, an intersection with Dolmen Walk leading southwest across from it, and a sewer entrance,
- An intersection with Voodoo Lane leading south,
- Le Cafe de Grand Gros Grenouille, above the street,
- An Agatean import merchant, and finally,
- The triangular market.
Market street continues after the triangular market, leading from its southwest corner to the docks.
The triangular market consists of ten rooms, and is shaped like a right triangle with the right angle in the northwest corner and the hypotenuse along the outer edge of the city. Starting at the northeast corner and heading west, the first row has:
- A fruit and vegetable stall,
- A swampy green tent, which sells alligator-related items and buys alligator skins, teeth, and claws,
- A leatherworking stall, where David Leatherman sells leather items and custom scabbards, and
- A cramped and cluttered stall that sells food, and outside the stall, an intersection with Voodoo Lane leading northwest.
The second row has:
- An empty room at the eastern edge,
- A fragrant stall, selling herbs,
- A smelly stall selling seafood, and outside the stall, a sewer entrance. This sewer entrance is the closest one to the local Thieves' Guild outpost--after going down, you can go east, then northeast twice to get to the outpost, but watch out for alligators.
The third row has:
- A musty stall selling knives and other cooking utensils, and
- Heroic Endeavours, selling talkers, yellow stone rings, lightable torches, and other miscellaneous items, and outside of the stall, an intersection with Trade Street leading west.
The very southwest corner of the marketplace has Mrs Gogol's tent, where you can be returned from death. This is also where Market Street continues towards the docks.
Dead Man's Walk is a very short street leading south from Nawlins Street. At the end of it is a tent where you can get some wearable pets turned into zombies. Southeast of the tent is the graveyard.
The graveyard itself may contain aggressive zombies, and is made up of an entrance, two courtyards, four clearings, eight rooms that are "outside a tomb", and eight tombs. Each clearing leads to two rooms that are "outside a tomb". The entrance is where the graveyard connects to Lachaise Street. Southwest of the entrance is the southwest clearing. West of the entrance is the western courtyard, northwest of which is the western clearing. North of the entrance is the northern courtyard. From the northern courtyard, you can go northwest to the northwest clearing, or northeast to the northeast clearing. If you go north from the northeast clearing, there's an exit to Dead Man's Walk.
Lachaise Street leads south and southwest from Market Street, ending at Paradise Crescent. From the north end going southwest, it has:
- An intersection with Dolmen Walk leading east,
- A funeral parlour, which sells urns and lets you create a eulogy, and an intersection with Sapphire Street leading southeast,
- The entrance to the graveyard, to the west, and
- A sewer entrance just south of the graveyard.
Dolmen Walk is a short street that connects Market Street to Lachaise Street. The druid's house is here.
Voodoo Lane is a short street that connects Market Street to the northwest corner of the triangular marketplace. Thee Magick Boxe--a voodoo shop--is here.
Sapphire Street more or less curves clockwise from Lachaise Street to Paradise Crescent. Starting just past its intersection with Lachaise Street and going southeast (at first) towards Paradise Crescent, it has:
- A job shop, where you can request a job,
- Lacerouse' pet shop, selling trainable pets, and an intersection with Trade Street leading east, and
- An intersection with Pirate Avenue leading southeast.
Trade Street is a short street that connects Sapphire Street to the west edge of the triangular market. Going east along it, you'll find:
- Cogsworth's Clocks, which sells clocks and watches,
- Stephan's Shopping Supplies, which sells satchels, backpacks, carryalls, and cudgels, and right across from it, Snakki Bites, which sells food.
Pirate Avenue is a short street connecting Sapphire Street to the west edge of the docks. From the intersection with Sapphire Street going southeast, it has a pirate-themed shop, then The Scum Bar.
The docks are at the east edge of the city, at the end of Royal Avenue. They're between--or part of--the northeastern quarter and the southeastern quarter.
They basically consist of a three by three square with two extra rooms attached to the northeast side and two extra rooms attached to the southeast side.
At the intersection of the docks and Royal Avenue, there is a general store to the southwest. Just north of the intersection is a Hattite shop and temple, and the intersection with Pirate Avenue leading north. Just south of the intersection is a hidden down exit that leads underneath the docks, to The Jolly Old Seafarer, a bar.
If you go east from the intersection, you'll be on the central part of the docks. At the north end is a t-shop stop and the harbour master office, where you can get delivery jobs, and at the south end is Jimmi's Buffet, a restaurant. Also at the south end is a sewer entrance.
Going further east will take you to the eastern edge of the docks. At the north end, Market Street leads north, and at the south end, Vieux Promenade leads south.
There are four piers leading off of the eastern edge of the docks, but the northmost one, the Hubwards Quay, is the only one where anything docks. Here, you can catch the Saucy Catfish to get to Bois.
The southeastern quarter
The southeastern quarter is bounded by Royal Avenue and the docks on its north side, Florin Avenue on its west side, Grim Street on the west part of its south side, and Minaret Street turning into Vieux Promenade on its southeast and east side.
Vieux Promenade leads south from the docks along the edge of the city, and eventually turns into Minaret Street, then Grim Street. Starting from the docks, it has:
- A souvenir shop,
- An intersection with Liquor Alley leading west, and The Canal Retreat Pub,
- A shipwright's, down some stairs, where Minaret Street starts,
- An intersection with Lady Brook Street leading north,
- A Genuan florists,
- A dwarfish blacksmiths,
- A pottery shop, a wickerwork shop, and a t-shop stop,
- An intersection with Darling Road leading north, a bit west of where Grim Street starts, and
- A branch of McSweeney's Restaurant just east of Florin Avenue.
Diamond Crescent connects Royal Avenue to Florin Avenue, cutting through the northwest corner of the quarter. Going south and southwest from its intersection with Royal Avenue, you'll find:
- Monsieur Aubert's shop, selling ties and custom wedding suits,
- An intersection with Liquor Alley leading southeast,
- Sulphie Lowen's shop, selling custom wedding dresses, and a sewer entrance,
- Lacet Voyle's custom wedding veil shop, and an oak tree that you can climb to spy out people in Genua,
- An elegant jewellery store, selling plain and custom wedding rings,
- An elegant accessories store, selling stockings and garters, custom wedding shoes and custom wedding gloves, and finally,
- Lord Alverton's art store and an intersection with Darling Road leading southeast.
Darling Road connects Diamond Crescent to Grim Street. Going southeast from its intersection with Diamond Crescent, it has:
- The Upper Hand, selling gloves, Wigged Out, selling wigs, and Noblesse, gentleman's outfitters, all just southeast of the intersection,
- Jacquet & Hyde, gentleman's suits, Le Bootique, selling boots, and an intersection with Queen's Drag leading north,
- Madame Bertie's Bathing Beauties, selling bathing suits and caps, and Marvin's Masques, which is inaccessible,
- Genuan Gents and Lady Threads, both selling cheap clothes,
- The Loose Foot, selling cheap shoes,
- A clothes shop and Annette Winters, selling lingerie, and finally,
- The temple of Gapp.
Liquor Alley connects Diamond Crescent to Vieux Promenade. Heading southeast from its intersection with Diamond Crescent, it has:
- The Bayou Bourbon, a pub,
- Daiquiri Delights, another pub,
- The Absinthe House, the pub that's the starting location for newbies,
- Bayou Bites, selling snacks, and Salut!, a bar down some non-obvious stairs,
- An intersection with Lady Brook Street leading southwest, The Tattoo You Parlour, and a non-obvious exit to the north leading to "Madame Delight's Nocturnal Fantasies",
- Talula's Titillating Toys, selling adult toys, and finally,
- Lady Brook Liquor, a pub.
Lady Brook Street connects Liquor Alley to Minaret Street. The racetrack, which is the Gumboni family operates, is in the middle of the street, and there is a sewer entrance at the south end.
Queen's Drag connects the west end of Liquor Alley to Darling Road, and more or less parallels Diamond Crescent. Heading southwest from its intersection with Liquor Alley, it has:
- Wine Imports,
- The Cafe du Aquatic, a restaurant, and finally
- Genua haberdashery, selling sewing supplies.
The southwestern quarter
The southwestern quarter is bounded by Genua Avenue on the north side, Florin Avenue on the east side, and Carrefour Crescent from west to south.
Carrefour Crescent heads south from the courtyard around the gate, curving counter-clockwise until it turns into Grim Street, which then intersects Florin Avenue. Going counter-clockwise along it, you'll find:
- A small park,
- An intersection with Tacticus Road leading east,
- A used horse stable, the headquarters of the Corrola family,
- The Couteau Rouge, a pub,
- An old tower and across from it, a tool shop,
- Madam Yena's fortune telling tent, and across from it, an intersection with Rue Ephebe leading northeast,
- A sewer entrance,
- A junk yard which may or may not be accessible or safe,
- A shadowy marketplace, which may have some danger but seems to be safe enough to wander around, and which has four stalls: a voting booth, a general store, a magic shop, and a shop selling narcotics. Next is:
- An intersection with Savannah Road leading northeast,
- The oracle, and finally,
- The clacks tower, on Grim Street.
Golden Key Crescent connects Genua Avenue to Florin Avenue, cutting through the northeast corner of the quarter. Heading south from its intersection with Genua Avenue, it has:
- A sewer entrance,
- A lemonade stall,
- An intersection with Savannah Road leading south and a real estate agency across from it, with an Exclusive Possession board (although there are no properties to rent here yet), and finally,
- A utensil shop.
Rue Ephebe connects Genua Avenue to Carrefour Crescent. Going south from its intersection with Genua Avenue, it has:
- Tacticus Academy,
- An intersection with Tacticus Road leading west, and a library across from it, containing an entrance to L-Space,
- A sweetie shop,
- An intersection with Felicity Avenue leading east, and finally,
- A toy shop and a t-shop stop.
Tacticus Road is a short east-west road connecting Carrefour Crescent to Rue Ephebe, heading west from the library. The only thing of interest on it is the barracks.
Savannah Road connects Golden Key Crescent to Carrefour Crescent, heading south and southwest from the real estate agency. Going south from its intersection with Golden Key Crescent, it has:
- A sewer entrance,
- Brittnee's custom t-shirt shop,
- The casino, which is the headquarters of the Gumboni family, and a t-shop stop across from it, and finally,
- An intersection with Felicity Avenue leading northwest and Little Brindisi leading east.
Felicity Avenue connects Rue Ephebe south of the sweetie shop to Savannah Road near its south end and Little Brindisi. Starting at its intersection with Savannah Road and Little Brindisi and heading northwest, you'll find:
- A sewer entrance,
- The Bloody Tutor Pub, and finally,
- Felicity Avenue Stationers.
Little Brindisi is a short road running east-southeast from the intersection of Savannah Road and Felicity Avenue to Florin Avenue near its south end. Starting at its intersection with Savannah Road and Felicity Avenue and heading east, you'll find:
- An intimate little coffee shop
- A neat little taverna
- A sweet bakery to the south, where Mamma Filomena also gives Brindisian lessons, and a droghiere to the north, selling clothes, food, and a few tools.
- A smelly cheese shop to the south, and a courtyard to the northeast.
- The Little Brindisi Pizzeria and Cafe, a restaurant and the headquarters of the Coeur Lion,
Highlights: Important places for newbies
The Absinthe House is your starting location if you have Genuan nationality, so you'll enter the Disc here and the Godmother will take you here if you call on her. It's on Liquor Alley, a street in the southeast quarter of the city. Liquor Alley leads in a southeasterly direction to end at Vieux Promenade (the southeast edge of the city), and west and northwest to intersect Queen's Drag, then Diamond Crescent (which is part of the octagon around the centre of the city).
To get to Royal Avenue, and from there the docks, from the Absinthe House, go west, then northwest along Liquor Alley. Then, go northeast, then north along Diamond Crescent until you reach the intersection with Royal Avenue. The docks are at the east end of Royal Avenue.
Heroic Endeavours is a stall that will let you exchange your voucher for a talker. It's located just north of the southwest edge of the triangle market. To get there, go to the docks, then from the northeast corner of the docks go north and northeast along Market Street (which brings you to the triangle market). Then, go north again and enter the stall.
The post office is located on Genua Avenue, somewhat near its east end. To get there, go west along Royal Avenue until you reach Dauphin Street, then go along Dauphin Street in either direction until you reach Genua Avenue, leading west.
The cheapest places to buy weapons in Genua are the two smithies, which are opposite each other on the edges of the city. A dwarfish blacksmiths is on Minaret Street at the southeast edge, and it sells daggers, swords, and axes. To get there from the Absinthe House, go east and southeast until you get to Lady Brook Lane. Then, go southwest and south along Lady Brook Lane until you reach Minaret Street, and go two southwest. The smithy is to the south. Svorn Helmhard's forge, on the other hand, is on Samedi Crescent on the northwest edge of the city, and sells daggers, swords, maces, axes and shields. To get there, you can go to Royal Avenue, then west to Dauphin Street. From there, go north and northwest along Dauphin Street until its intersection with Okra Avenue. Then, go a bit north along Okra Avenue until you reach the intersection with Yaga Crescent. Go west along Yaga Crescent, then turn on to Lover's Walk and follow it all the way to Samedi Crescent. The smithy is just west of this intersection.
General stores for selling your loot can be found on Royal Avenue (one near the west end, and one where it meets the docks), on Genua Avenue near the west end, on Okra Avenue near the north end, and in the northwest corner of the shadowy marketplace off of Carrefour Crescent (though this area is hinted to be dangerous in some way).
If you've "somehow" gotten a criminal reputation, such that the guards are giving you warnings or even attacking you, you may want to visit the watch house. It's located at the southwest end of Samedi Crescent, at the northwest corner of the . Upstairs, you can ask to do community service, which will reduce your criminal reputation.
The temple of Hat is located on the west edge of the docks, and is also a shop selling priestly items. There is a high altar in this shop, though it may not be obvious, and you can join here.
Duchess Saturday's Musketeers' guild house, a Warrior specialization, is located on the southeast part of Dauphin Street, near the centre of the city. To get there, go to Royal Avenue, then go west until you reach Dauphin Street. From there, go south and southwest along Dauphin Street. The guild is on the east side of the street.
The Mano Rossa guild, an Assassin specialization, is located on the north part of Dauphin Street, near the centre of the city. To get there, go to Royal Avenue, then go west until you reach Dauphin Street. From there, go north and northwest along Dauphin Street. The guild is at the corner where it heads west, and is on the north side of the street. You should read the marble slab in the foyer for directions for joining, as wandering around this guild without being a member can get you killed.
The temple of Gapp is on Darling Road, near the south edge of the city. To get there from the Absinthe House, go west along Liquor Alley, to the intersection with Queen's Drag. Then, go southwest along Queen's Drag until it intersects Darling Road. From here, keep going south and southeast along Darling Road until you're at "The southern end of Darling Road", at which point the temple is to the east.
The local branch of the Thieves' Guild is located in the sewers, so caution and speed are necessary if you're new. There is an entrance to the sewers close by, but you may still run into an alligator or two before you get to the guild outpost. To get to the closest sewer entrance, go to the docks. Then, from the northeast corner of the docks, go north and northeast to reach the triangle market. Go north twice, and there will be a manhole cover (this will show up in verbose look, but not brief look). If you go down, you'll be in the sewers. From here, quickly go one room east, then two rooms northeast, and you'll be in the guild. To join, go northwest, north, and north again through the hidden exit. Then, slide the knot which you'll see if you look at the east wall. The room you'll get to is the joining and advancement room. To get back out, "push panel".
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