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Map of the Dávný District and the Red Light District showing notable locations and infrastructural features (view full size image)

The Dávný District, often written as Dávný Čtvrť, is one of the three districts in the northern part of Prague in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.

This district is located to the east of Čistá Čtvrť. The boundary between Dávný District and Čistá Čtvrť is marked by three archways, respectively located at the east side of the plaza overlooking the Vltava River, at the east end of the Pedestrian Bridge, and at the east of the Tourist Center.

Characteristics Edit

In contrast to the modern appearance of Čistá Čtvrť, the Dávný District has an older, more traditional appearance.

Notable Locations Edit

North-side areas Edit

Dolní Kostelní Ulice (Lower Church Street) Edit

This street connects to the Red Light District at both ends and wraps around Lekarna Pharmacy.

Kajícníkova Cesta (Kajícníkova Way) and Prostředek Nádraží Edit

  • Future-Past Antiký – An antique store.
  • Two storage units facing the pedestrian bridge.
  • A third-level apartment belonging to Michael Raine, nephew of the vendor at Lekarna Pharmacy.

South-side areas Edit

  • A second-level apartment belonging to Robin Johannes, a retired anthropology professor who is writing a book about the perception of augmented persons.
  • Čerň-Zlatý – An art supplies shop. The name Čerň-Zlatý translates to "Black-Gold."
  • The Music Box – A music store. Outside of the store is a music stage.

Dávný District sewers Edit

Main article: Dávný District sewers

Notes Edit

  • The Dávný District is associated with the name "Old District," which appears in developer commentary[1] and concept art.[2] The name "Old District" might have been an older name used during the game's development.
    • The intended meaning of "Dávný" appears to be "old," although the term "Dávný" more literally translates to "bygone," "long-time," or "ancient."
  • Whether or not the Red Light District is part of the Dávný District or its own separate district is ambiguous. The bartender on the first floor of the Red Queen refers to the name "Old District" and furthermore states that the Red Light District is a part of the "Old District." A developer commentary article also considers the Red Light District to be part of the "Old District." However, various street signs in Prague concurrently show separate labels for "Dávný Čtvrť" and "Rozkoš Čtvrť," suggesting that two districts are separate.
  • The name "Dávný Obvod," where "Obvod" means "circuit," is used on two occasions.[3][4]

Trivia Edit

  • While the term "Dávný Čtvrť" appears throughout game, including the street sign textures, this term is not a proper Czech expression because "dávný" does not match the grammatical gender of "čtvrť." The correct term would instead be "dávná čtvrť."

See also Edit

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. "Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Building Prague City Hub" (https://80.lv/articles/deus-ex-mankind-divided-building-prague-city-hub/)
  2. Artist's comments (artstation), which refers to the district as "Old District."
  3. Čerň-Zlatý computer
  4. "Re: Get it out of me!"
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