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Howl Barrow is a small slum in New Crobuzon. It is known for its homosexual, transvestite, and theater community.


Howl Barrow continues to attract artists, writers, and radicals pushed out of Salacus Fields by ongoing gentrification. Most of these 'exiles' life in destitution, in garages or tiny studios at the backs of small art galleries.

Pretty Brigade[]

During the Collective uprising in Iron Council, Howl Barrow formed the Pretty Brigade. The brigade fought against the government, but went underground following the defeat of the Collective.