In contrast to the Temple District, Barrowdale is a slum. It is stacked layers of streets and houses, extending at least three levels under the nominal ground level, and up in teetering tenements. It is home to many gnomes, some tieflings, some of the Greenlost elves, and other undesirables. The Ostian Guard only come here in groups, and even the Blinded Eye treads carefully around the feral gangs that fight tiny wars for territory here.
Five years ago, a terrible fire ravaged Barrowdale, and the neighbourhood is still recovering. Fortunately, the Stone’s Throw tavern, one of Renin’s oldest still in operation, was only slightly damaged, and was quickly renovated.