Monday Golarion Game
The larger holding of Absalom is Escadar, located on the Isle of Erran. Escadar is the war port that houses most of Absalom’s ships of battle. The fleet is kept here both to prevent it from being hemmed in by the Ship Graveyard around the harbor of Absalom and to force any attacker to besiege two locations at once. It was built in the best harbor on Erran, around old Azlanti ruins that are now little more than a few marble columns and the shattered remains of statues (fins, claws, needlesharp teeth and tentacles). While these ruins form the center of the city, few locals spend much time in them.
Escadar exists only to provide a place for ships to be built and maintained, and sailors to be housed and trained. It maintains its own trade contacts for food, weapons, and tools but is not a major merchant stop for valuable or exotic goods. However, as most of its population consists of fighting men, it does have a huge supply of gambling dens, whorehouses, drinking parlors, fighting rings, and drug parlors. While previous administrators used to try to limit the spread of these pleasure-pits, eventually it was decided to allow nearly any vice under certain limitations.