Pathfinder Chronicles: Heroes of the Mists
Puddles always had a flooding problem in serious storms, and a few of its structures are old ships washed up onto dry land during particularly turbulent squalls. When the quake hit a decade ago, puddles sank a few critical inches lower, and much of it flooded and stayed flooded. The center of the district is now a festering lake, and most businesses are calf-deep in water even at low tide. Those who could afford to relocate have moved on, leaving only the poor, dishonest, and bullheaded to make a damp existence in homes that are rotting from below. There are no surviving records to show who owns what, so some new residents have moved in simply to claim cheap buildings, no matter how badly flooded. Criminals, con mean, and homeless flock to Puddles, believing life there to be a better option than expulsion for vagrancy.