Emsay is a large city in Vanis. It is run by a family named the Cardocks, though it’s Duke is Duke Siniava. The Cardocks have had a wall built around part of the city. The wall is not complete, and it seems it never will be. This is because the wall became to costly to continue. It does serve a purpose, though in that it helps to funnel the water through the city during the Sewer Bell.
The Sewer bell is the bell that sounds twice a week in the city and precedes the flooding of the city. The city is purposefully flooded twice a week and lasts for about twenty minutes. The city is flooded as a way of cleaning the sewage and garbage off the streets. Because of this, the streets become the sewers and people just throw their garbage and human waste out into the street. By creating this plumbing system to keep the city clean, the city has become one that constantly smells of sewage.