Swordspoint: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Ellen Kushner
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Riverside

Riverside is the slum area of the city, where the criminal element live. Richard and Alec live in Riverside.

The Hill

The Hill is the wealthy, high-class area of the fictional city, where the aristocracy lives. They have long since abandoned Riverside.

The Old Market

The Old Market is an area of Riverside, filled with fancy town houses built many years before by the rich. Since the buildings have been abandoned by their owners, the poor have shops in the gutted first floors, and live in the other stories.

The Inner Council

The city is not governed by a king, but by a small, elected group of noblemen called the Inner Council. These men especially preside over matters of justice and honor among the nobility.

Right of Challenge

The right of challenge is an old system of justice in which one party challenges another to a duel...

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