The Epoch Calescent
For 4000 years, the Undermarket has been in operation. It is without a doubt Creation’s longest running market and it is beneath Chiaroscuro proper in an enormous hallway that in the First age was a station in the now defunct and abandoned Essence- powered subway. Today, the Undermarket is an irregularly shaped plaza lit dimly by overhead, First Age lights. Four subway tunnels and three service tunnels connect to the plaza. One of these tunnels leads to a small, hidden bay where smugglers ship and bring in illegal and stolen goods. A thief can fence his goods, visit a number of shops specializing in smuggling equipment, find a place to lay low for a few days, and target some easy marks in the first-timers and foreign visitors, all in one place. Most of the assassins for hire, as well as thieves, kidnappers, spies and blackmailers can be contracted through the Undermarket. This is also the place to find several brothels that service those with unusual tastes.