Guards fan out to block others from entering while the doors slowly begin to open, and to clear a path for the group to enter. The cart is guided in and the huge doors of the gates slam shut behind them. Within the gates, wide and sprawling streets give way to a huge city with the castle looming in the distance...And the good news, a single airship moored to a tower; the Invincible itself. More closely, however, there's some smoke rising above the rooftops a few blocks away, but the few pedestrians out on the streets right now don't seem concerned at all. And in that direction, a dull din of distant commotion can be heard.
For the nation thought to have the highest Clockwork population, there's..not a single one in sight. Of the dozens of people on the city streets, almost all appear to be human...Though a few lighter colored Nekana are mixed in, as well as a very small number of elves.
Of the humans, though, there appears to be two groups. Almost every adult is accompanied by at least one child, and of the children, at least a third are dressed totally differently than the others. The adults and majority of the children are wearing simple clothes, light and airy. Plain designs at best, and at worst, tatters and old hand-me-downs. The other children, though...They're dressed in bright, resplendent colors with jewelry very high quality materials. A majority seem to have an object somewhere on their person, oil lamps or ornate glass bottles or a particularly fancy ring or bracelet, though some carry lanterns or puzzle boxes. Some are accompanied by servants carrying their personal belongings so they don't have to burden themselves. One in particular sits seemingly weightlessly on a thick white cloud of smoke originating from the mouth of the fancy glass bottle her younger brother seems to be in charge of carrying.
For now, they can explore the city, try to track down the crew of the Invincible, or harder yet, try and get something useful from the market. There is that riot to deal with, though...