A Hitchhicker's Guide to the Planes
Sigil’s prison, located in The Lady’s Ward, is the headquarters of The Mercykillers. The Prison looks like everything a berk fears: It’s a mass of grim stone and spikes, surrounded by broad avenues. Sometimes a cutter’ll hear a faint wail from within, and when he does he doesn’t stop walking. There’s things a sod just don’t want to know about.
If there’s one up-side to the area, it’s that the street-crime rate here is virtually nonexistent. There’s not a cross-trading body around who’s going to ply his skills under the very noses of the Mercykillers. There’s too many rumors of them deciding they can arrest, try, and punish a berk themselves, especially if their headquarters is close and convenient. Rigidly honest folk who’ve got the money and no vices at all set their cases in the blocks around the prison.
The businesses around the Prison seem as gray and humorless as the cage, itself. The taverns are quiet, well-ordered places where nobody makes trouble, as only a barmy’d attract the attention of the Mercykiller squad drinking at the next table. The inns are spartan, with no hint of the temptations that some of the other establishments in Sigil offer. The markets are scrupulously honest, so the prices are higher here than just about anywhere else.