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Drapers Ward.

"Drapers Ward was once so lavish and grand. Look at it now..."
—The Dressmaker, speaking to Daud

Drapers Ward is a location in the Dishonored DLC, The Brigmore Witches. It is home to textile mills and boating docks where the Hatters and Dead Eels gangs maintain their respective bases of operations.

Drapers Ward was home to high-end retail shops and boutiques before the outbreak of the plague, and gala events were common.[1] When Daud visits the area, all but two shops (belonging to Jerome and the Dressmaker) have been forced out of business, and most of the area's residents have fled in response to a rise in gang activity. Daud may visit Jerome's Black Market shop for supplies. The area is highly contested, with the Hatters and Dead Eels battling for control over the district, their current territory separated by the Millenary Canal.

Riverfront

Headquarters of the Dead Eels, the Riverfront lives up to its name, as it is made up mostly of water leading to the Wrenhaven River. It is here that Lizzy Stride's ship, the Undine, docks. Rail cars for holding and hauling cargo to and from the ship can be found here, and the area is heavily patrolled by thugs.

Textile Mill

The Textile Mill is where the Hatters made their territory, using the factory to manufacture cloth in order to make death shrouds for plague victims. The Hatters' leader, the Geezer, lives here as well as his nurse, Trimble. The Mill consists of a manufacturing floor, a dry goods room, an office, a laboratory, and a machine room. It is located on a canal, which powers the factory using a watermill and has a wall of light as well as a door rigged with tripwires that, if broken, will set off an alarm.

Sewer System

The canal flows from the sewer, leaving the Water Control Station and running down the canal to turn the watermill. The area is infested with river krusts and rats and contains many tunnels. A statue of Delilah Copperspoon can also be found here as well as a few weepers.

Trivia

  • According to the city map in the official artbook, Drapers Ward is facing the Distillery District and the Golden Cat, on the other side of the Wrenhaven.[2]
  • In the years following the Rat Plague, Drapers Ward has been restored as Dunwall's fashion district. Seamstresses and tailors were contracted from here to provide party costumes for the Boyle Masquerade of 1851 to the Imperial Court.[3]
  • Pete, head mechanic of the Hatters, lives in an apartment close to where Daud first appears during the mission The Dead Eels.

Gallery

References

  1. The Boyle estate is said to be having a gala event, the kind that used to be common in Drapers Ward.
  2. The revised map in Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives
  3. Dishonored: The Corroded Man, p. 120

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