Barrel Bottom is a small area of the city of Kingsport lying west of the city near where the Marny River meets the March Sea. Originally a small settlement outside of the city's walls, it was a major port of trade for all of the River Cogs coming south of the Marny River. What began as little more than a collection of warehouses, taverns, brothels and the occasional shop eventually was consumed by the city to take advantage of its growing wealth. The area of the city is only a few feet above river level and as such was often plagued by the occasional seasonal flooding until the city's walls were extended to protect it. Even then, the city's drains and culverts flushed the waste down through this part of the town and out to the sea leaving a faintly sour smell in the air like the bottom of an old wine barrel.