Thunderscape: The Cogswheel Irregulars
The Goldheart Merchant District is the second wealthiest area of the city after [[Honor’s Foundry]]. Not far from Tarello Landing and Mekanus Central Station, it is said that anything can be bought and sold here. This is true, to some degree, though it is also heavily patrolled by Shadow Army soldiers. Those seeking to smuggle contraband into the city are wise to do it elsewhere.
The purchase of manite and magical items is strictly regulated within the city. Generally speaking, the military has a priority in all such sales – they reserve the first right to purchase any manite or magical items produced for sale within the city, and reserve the right to do so at state-dictated prices far below the usual market cost. As a result, most independent mechamages either sell such items under the table or concentrate purely on creations with little to no military applications.
Goldheart takes its name from Arbacias Gold, a brilliant human swordsman who lent his strength to the defense of Brisk Station, and tragically perished there alongside the other members of the Sixteen.