Dove's Baldur's Gate Campaign
Little Calimshan is often the loudest, liveliest, and most chaotic place in Baldur’s Gate, aside from the Wide. The scent of cinnamon and the sounds of exotic, reeded instruments often slip over its encircling walls and draw the curious toward adventure and mystery.
In the Outer City, determining exactly where neighboring districts, such as Whitkeep and Sow’s Foot, begin and end is a matter of much debate. Little Calimshan is an exception. Its brick-and-plaster. maret-topped walls, measuring 15 feet high and 3 to 5 feet thick at the ridge, clearly mark its extent. People move along the wall tops as though they were streets, which they effectively have become.
Little Calimshan is built in the Calishite style, meaning it is organized as a sabban (district), composed of multiple drudachs (neighborhoods). Each drudach is walled off, creating compartmentalized hamlets within the district. Typically, a drudach’s inhabitants belong to the same extended family or tribe. The tops of the drudachs’ walls are paved so locals can travel easily from drudach to drudach without stopping at gates. From atop the walls, it is relatively easy to spot an intended destination and choose a path to reach it.