The City at the Gates stretches out along the five roads that emanate from the great market of the Wheel to spread out across the Guarded Land to its rim, the Ringwall. These roads are built on causeways rising from the Gatemarsh and its lake. Tenements line the roads—mudbrick towers studded with the ends of the beams that hold up the floors within.
Shown also is the leftway, running to the right of the road in the diagram, with a number of human figures to show the scale.
Entry into the Wheel is through massive gates sheathed with brass.