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To get anywhere in the city, the vast majority of people walk. Virtually no permanent residents own horses—a person riding horseback is marked almost immediately as an outsider. Some people use carriages, however. Unless the resident is extremely wealthy, the carriage is a cab for hire, which are common throughout the city except in the Warrens, the Docks, the Necropolis, and certain areas of the Guildsman District.

While it’s easier to get a carriage cab during the day than at night, carriages can be found in just a few minutes day or night throughout the Nobles’ Quarter, Oldtown, Rivergate, and Midtown. The same is true in both Market wards and the better parts of the Guildsman District, but only during the day. Most carriage cabs cost 1 sp (plus tip) regardless of the destination, unless one wants to go from any district to the Docks, in which case the fee is doubled (they will not go into the Warrens at any time, or the Necropolis at night). A typical carriage has two horses and one driver. Four people can fit comfortably within the carriage, and up to two more can ride on the seat at the back. Some carriages have only one horse and usually carry only two passengers. A very few large carriage cabs can fit six people within and two more on the outside. These are pulled by four horses. People reserve them ahead of time for a designated time and location.

Carriage drivers are excellent sources of information about both current events and the locations around town.

On the more exotic end, in Ptolus it’s not uncommon to see a mage under the effects of a fly spell or someone using a flying carpet to get around or riding a griffon through the sky.

TRAVEL TIMES IN THE CITY – ON FOOT

START Nob Oldtn Rvrgt S Mkt N Mkt Midt Tmpl Guild Wrrn Docks
Nobles 10 25 20 32 20 22 35 50 38
Oldtown 13 15 10 22 10 12 25 40 28
Rivergate 28 17 25 10 20 10 30 40 34
S Mkt 23 12 26 22 10 22 20 35 23
N Mkt 35 24 11 22 18 10 25 40 23
Midtown 23 12 21 10 18 8 15 30 17
Temple 25 14 11 22 10 8 20 35 20
Guild 38 27 31 20 25 15 20 20 10
Warrens 41 30 34 23 23 17 20 10 16
Docks 63 52 51 43 50 40 45 30 28

* All times are in minutes and assume average crowds and traffic and a brisk pace, traveling between the centers of two districts.

TRAVEL TIMES IN THE CITY – BY CARRIAGE

START Nob Oldtn Rvrgt S Mkt N Mkt Midt Tmpl Guild Wrrn Docks
Nobles 5 12 10 15 10 10 20 30 22
Oldtown 6 5 5 10 5 5 15 25 17
Rivergate 13 6 12 5 10 5 15 25 17
S Mkt 11 6 12 10 5 10 10 25 12
N Mkt 17 11 5 10 10 5 10 25 9
Midtown 11 6 10 5 10 5 5 20 6
Temple 11 6 5 10 5 5 10 25 10
Guild 21 16 15 10 10 5 10 15 5
Warrens 23 18 17 12 9 6 10 5 13
Docks 36 31 30 30 30 30 30 20 11

†Public carriages for hire do not venture into the Warrens; these times assume travel by private carriage.
* All times are in minutes and assume average crowds and traffic and a brisk pace, traveling between the centers of two districts.


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