The Ratway is a network of sewers beneath the city of Riften. The entrance to the Ratway can be accessed through a door located on the lower concourse of Riften, along the canal. Just inside are two Nords, Drahff and Hewnon Black-Skeever, who are plotting to overthrow the Thieves' Guild. Further inside is Gian the Fist. In his area, there are a number of bear traps as well as an alchemy lab and a cooking pot.
The Ratway Vaults
The Vaults are directly accessible from a door at the back of the Ragged Flagon. This dungeon is populated mostly by lowlifes, vagrants and beggars who have found their way down here and will attack anyone intruding on their territory. There is an anvil and a workbench in the area, as well as a locked chest containing Dravin's Bow.
The Ratway Warrens
Items of Note
Esbern's room in the Warrens:
- Copies of The Rise and Fall of the Blades, The Dragon Break, Fire and Darkness, On the Great Collapse, Magic from the Sky, The Dragon War, Children of the Sky, Lost Legends, Feyfolken III, The Wolf Queen, v6 and 24 other books.
- Potions ×3, a bed, Elven Dagger of Reaping, Silver Jeweled Necklace and Chest ~220 value (L68).