See my message, ninth in line, in the threadOriginally posted by Munin the Raven:
[*]In the servant conversation, the woman comments on "never seeing the river so low" and that "you can almost walk across at Shalebridge". The male sevant replies "wouldn't New Market love that". I'd think this would mean that the two districts are adjacent, but if anyone has any other ideas on the meaning of such a comment, say so.
I would say that the river runs past Shalebridge in the northern part of the City (with Shalebridge southwest of the river), and that Shalebridge must be a common approach to New Market from the north. A river that can be forded in multiple places would increase southbound pedestrian and cart traffic to New Market. They need not be adjacent, so long as reaching the one often involves traversing the other.
[ August 12, 2001: Message edited by: Grundbegriff ]