Eastern Hillside District
The Eastern Hillside District, also known as the Industrial District, is the center of technology and industry for the city of Crosswinds. It’s residents are comprised primarily of Dwarves and Humans, though a generous amount of Halflings and Gnomes live here as well. There is even a noticeable population of Kobolds though these can barely be considered more than street rats and most probably live in the Xihuuli Commune and simply come here looking for work or to beg on the streets.
The are many guilds in this district all of which compete with each other to be of the top five in order to be financially backed by the city. Many great things are born of this competition such as the inter-district elemental monorail which now caters to all outlying districts, the development of gun powder and its weaponization, and the advanced sewer system that helps to keep the city clean. Aside from the guilds, many smaller businesses can be found including many smiths and jewelers. As a result of all this industry however, a large bank of black smoke has begun to grow above this part of the city. Due to this, large magically powered wind apparatus have been set up at the boarders of the Northern and Southern hillside and Golden districts in order to keep the smog contained and away from the rest of the city. Because of this, there is always a breeze flowing in the Industrial District and bouts of acid rain are known to happen.
One of the glorious aspects of this district is that you can see the flow of time in its architecture. The earliest buildings were simple square buildings of stone built so that the Dwarves who moved here might feel more at home. As time marched on, the Dwarves started building their own homes. Though their shape stayed much the same, the difference is obvious in the ornamentation of the carved stone in which they live. The newest buildings have been built with curved roofs so the acid rain that falls on this part of the city doesn’t do as much damage to the structures. Those that live or work in the boxier buildings must clean their roofs after every shower too keep them in shape. Ditches have also been dug at the sides of most roads that lead to culverts which bring the acid wash-off down into the sewers.