A Cage Without a Key
Sigil is the hub of the Great Wheel at the center of the planes. Also known as the “City of Doors” for the multitude of portals to other planes of existence, the city is built on the inside of a torus which hovers like a halo over the top of a spire at the center of the Outlands, or more formally, the Plane of Concordant Opposition.
The City is divided into several wards. The Lady’s Ward, the Market Ward, the Guildhall Ward, the Clerk’s Ward, the Hive, and the Lower Ward. Despite the fact that each ward has residents, the population is always in flux, with nearly two-thirds of the over two-million souls therein travelers from across the Planes.
The City’s ruler is the enigmatic Lady of Pain, a figure both feared and respected for her ability to control the City’s portals and keep the Gods, or ‘Powers’, from entering the city and upsetting the balance of things.