A slum on the southern bank of the [[ Merry River]]. It is called the Grimewater for the unpotable water due to the runoff from the canals [[The Bend and the Bow]], fed into by the dye producers of the [[Painted Ward]], the laundries (which use urine and harsh chemicals) of [[The Wash]], and the blood and excrement from [[The Squeals ]].

People of the Grimewater who cannot afford the bathhouses of nearby neighborhoods travel a long distance to bathe upriver of where the dumping starts, but there are malicious classist rumors that the people there bathe in filth.

It is home to the Shrine of the Shadowbound, among other ancestor shrines.

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