Dungeon Crawl Classics - Rise to Glory
From Punjar: The Tarnished Jewel:
A marketplace serving much of the Commons, Squalor
Court exemplifies the faces of the Commons. During
the day, merchants do a brisk trade hawking food –
bread with the mold scrapped off, bruised vegetables,
and yesterday’s catch – and low-quality craft items.
At dusk, the Court takes on a sinister character.
Smoking red lamps are hung around the perimeter,
tattooed slaves raise black tents, and illegal goods fill
the marketplace, along with a host of fire magicians,
bawdy dancers, and bards of dubious talent. Wicked
idols, foul spell components, and deadly poisons – all
these and more can be had for a price in Squalor Court
after dark. The black market is even sufficient to lure the
nobles from High and Low Court (though they arrive
masked and escorted by multiple bodyguards). It has
been whispered that the Overlord himself sometimes
deigns to peruse the forbidden offerings, though this
has never been confirmed.