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Copperlane is the market district of Defiance Bay. It is the first district available upon entering the city.


Primarily a market district, with the Dozens' expedition hall, public amphitheater, and the biggest library in Dyrwood: the Hall of Revealed Mysteries.

Points of interest[]


Backer NPCs (exterior)
  • Aodhán the Ingenious
  • Broken Branch
  • Condor Freed
  • Hilde
  • Historian
  • Lenkyl Greatstorm
  • Mattias Nikolas
  • Oleg Shimanovsky
  • Skinflint
  • Viceris

Companion reactions[]

Some companions have a special comment upon visiting the gates for the first time:

  • Aloth: "Ah, Defiance Bay. I miss Aedyr already."
  • Sagani: "Those walls surround the whole city?"
  • Kana Rua: "The city of defiance... Crown jewel of the Dyrwood. If you ask the locals, anyway."
  • Durance: "Defiance Bay. If ever there were a dry field in need of a cleansing flame, you have found it."
  • Edér: "Huh. It used to be... a lot less of a mess."

Related quests[]

Side quests[]



Notable loot[]


Note: For a complete list of random loot found in Copperlane, see here.
Crate (SE):
Barrel (next to Purnisc's house):
Crate (marketplace):
Barrel (marketplace):
Barrel (marketplace):
Crate (NW):
Loose Flagstone (Hidden, Difficulty 1 - stash next to the theater arena):

Behind the scenes[]

  • This area contains developer commentary, describing the addition of the canals. It is triggered when crossing the southeastern bridge near the Goose and Fox.
The exterior of Copperlane was drastically revised quite some time after its initial creation. At first it was just a bunch of buildings and endless cobblestone streets, it was pretty hard to tell where you were since everything looked samey and boring. Fortunately we knew everything looked better with water, so time was made in the schedule and canals were added.
~ Jeff Husges, Senior Designer