The Nexus Anthology
The Goliath district is a unique and compelling district in the city of Nexus just south of the Cinnabar district along one of the many rivers in the city. Comprised of a first age wonder, the district is named after what appears to be a gigantic suit of impervious armor kneeling across two smaller islands, arms splayed out to the sides of the armored body. Head bowed in defeat or supplication, the untarnished metal of the giant gleams in the sun, when the sun shines in Nexus, and the left arm of the giant bridges the Goliath district to the Cinnabar district, braced as it is against the hills bordering the Cinnabar district across one of the may rivers that comprise Nexus. The Goliath armor, having sat in the rivers of Nexus for countless years – remembered to be there well before the great contagion and the Fair Folk razing of the city – is now well moored to the hills of the Cinnabar district with cables and steel beams to make a usable bridge along the armor and into the Goliath district. The arm itself provides structural support, the more recent additions added to make transportation across the arm easier to cross on foot, or even in wagons in a clever assembly of pulleys and platforms. The Goliath district is the epitome of class divisions in Nexus, with an obvious separation of the poor and the rich according to the elevation the where the residents of the district call home. Actual residences in this district occur at seven different levels that have been built inside and outside of the suit of armor. The Goliath provides excellent foundation for homes and structures mounted to the outside of the first age wonder, the metal seeming impervious to anything the industrious Nexians have been able to throw at the material. Because the Goliath has never been known to move during even the most violent of floods, the higher one can find residence on the armor, the safer and therefore more affluent the home owner must be.