| ||They soon saw the city; surrounded by walls, bristling with towers with glistening, pointed roofs. And beyond the city was the sea; grey-green, sparkling in the morning sun, flecked here and there with the white dots of sails. Ciri reined in her horse at the edge of a sandy drop, stood up in her stirrups and greedily breathed in the wind and the scent.|| |
|- pg. 50, Time of Contempt (UK edition)|
Kardo Street runs through the city connecting the Main gate to the Sea gate. The town is also well known for its fish market on Circle Street, whose strong aromas attract the local cat population. In the center of the market stands the "Thief's Bastion".
- Fish market
- Giancardi Bank
- Thanedd Island
- The Unlaced Corset
- The Silver Heron
- Brigand's tower
- Saffron and Pepper
- The city is built on elven ruins and its name seems to be Elder Speech. It could mean "Velen Marsh" or "Marsh of Velen".