Lagash - the Pit
Welcome to the Pit. I'd say enjoy your stay, but that seems pretty unlikely."The Pit" is a catch-all term for all of the depressing slums that infest Lagash's cityscape like rot on a corpse. It spread between the hills and peaks of the city proper, between ancient monument cast down by the End of All Things, down and in the shadow of the city 'proper'. Although it isn't considered part of the city as such and imperial magistrates are loath to try and govern what is an urban wilderness, the Pit is home to perhaps the majority of Lagash's population. Here, they live in helpless squalor and crushing poverty, clawing a living in any way they can. They're kept there by those who live in the city above them, in fear that they might rise up if they don't, and to extract as much as they can from those already in dire, desperate straits.
A View From The PitAs the name suggest, much of the Pit is physically below the rest of Lagash, sometimes by as much as ten meters down. The uneven and chaotic Lagash is even more so down in the pit - in the word of one of its more infamous residents, the Pit is what a city might like look like if a god had swallowed one whole then vomited it up again. It is a a mix of narrow streets, open sewer pits, and multi-store street ways with only the span of a foot to stand on. People live in tenament housing, several families to a room, while the more powerful or wealthy secure whatever larger structure might've fallen into the pit during the End of All Things.
Despite its sprawling size, space is at a premium in the Pit and the most valued commodity. Those who have it can lord it over others, and those who can take it will.
An enormous, sprawling city, built on the debris of other realms after the End of All things, home to millions and just as many petty conflicts.
Lagash Sanitation Worker Guild
The most powerful and influential guild in Lagash, for they ensure the city does not drown in its own filth.