The Steiges is the term for the Southwestern section of Arx Gnoscere's lower chord. Sometimes referred to as "the lowest chord," it is a very poor area rife with crime. Many underground operations are based out of the steiges. It seems the city watch has given up on trying to clean up the area resigning to stay clear of the steiges, that is, until after their shifts are done, when some guards go drinking and gambling in the taverns there.