An Episodic Life
Eastgate society of friends
The east gate society is a collegium made up of dock workers and slum dwellers whose nominal purpose is providing assistance to fishermen’s orphans, widows and the like who dwell in the East gate docks. In practice they represent the interests of the landlords of that area as well as acting as a sort of work agency for those slum dwellers who seek work on the more prosperous docks nearby. East Gate’s society of friends do punish (unsanctioned) thieves and panderers who they catch operating within their area. They are also the first, and often last, resort for dwellers of the East Gate slums who seek redress for wrongs done to them by folk from other parts of the city. On festival days the society hand out fish and bread to the poor and needy.Known members
- Kiptos The man from the society whom ordinary East Gate residents go to see.