Dirge for Ammad
In Ammad, if one wishes to get somewhere fast, there are two ways to do so. Either you have your own mode of flight, or you take The Rail. Famous for being on time, The Rail’s steam-powered trains run every ten minutes during the day, and connect all wards except for the Griffin Ward and The Warrens. Walking around in most areas, the elevated rails are easily recognizable, and several of the suspended cart trains can go by per minute.
At night, only the primary routes are operational, and the trains arrive only every thirty minutes. Stations for The Rail are scattered throughout the city, and to board the train it is necessary to walk up a long ramp to the platform. Young boys between the ages of twelve and sixteen have started up a cottage industry of helping the elderly up the ramp and onto the trains. For a copper, these young porters will act as support and bag-boy, and many an old woman has been thankful for their presence.