At the split, Tytus and most of the guards followed Nate, Jane, and Tir’Coatl. Small amounts split to pursue the two Naga that went separate ways. Fortunately for the trio, the path to the slums would have almost no chance of stumbling across a guard. The path to the palace was filled with soldiers and guards. The Naga heading to the river could escape if one could swim.
Tytus remained just within sight of the trio. The obstacles thrown in their way prevented them from catching up.
The buildings surrounding the trio grew more dilapidated the further they went. Sights of floating structures disappeared. More often, a random bystander either in the way or to the side would be non-human. Some orc, some elf, some dwarves or halfings. A couple four armed creatures. Dirt commonly covered the clothes and faces of these beings. They withdrew from sight upon spotting Tytus and the soldiers by his side.
Another major split would present itself to the trio. To the right, a main road with a crowded market. To the left, more slums but with the city walls in sight. Forward, a road with red, unlit lanterns dangling on the side of the buildings – quiet only because the sun was in the sky.