According to the Oracles of Harmony, their religion began with the discovery of a wounded man known later as the Poet. He was treated in a hospital set up at inside the town’s fort, and in gratitude rewarded the townspeople with his stories. Shortly after the formation of the Oracles, the fort was transformed into a proper church and new fort constructed elsewhere.
This major slum neighborhood in Old Town is named after the fort-turned-church that is said to have served as a hospital for the Poet and is commonly referred to by locals as “the Spits”. Back before the Great Expansion, the area was home to many of the wealthy and prominent residents of Aurim. They built lavish manors which were subsequently expanded, restored, and renovated by subsequent generations. Over time, especially following the discovery of gold in the area, the area became increasingly crowded and rife with crime and undesirable elements. Thus when the opportunity arose, most of the residents left Oldspital for neighborhoods in New Town.
As a result, the old manors were sold to landlords or simply abandoned. The landlords divvied up rooms in the old manors to be rented as family apartments for the poor while abandoned buildings were claimed by squatters. Subsequent years of poor maintenance and overcrowding have transformed the historic neighborhood into what it is today: a maze of roads and alleys where the smallest spark could send it all up in flames.