The Thief's Bastion is one the most prominent features of the fish market in Gors Velen, after the smell of fish. It is surrounded by platanus trees and the stone from which it was built comes from the sea bed.
- "(...)the boy was pulling her between handcarts, barrels and stalls, explaining all the time that the bastion towering above the square was called the Thief's Bastion, that the stones used for its construction came from the seabed and that the trees growing at its foot were called plantains."
- - pg. 65, Time of Contempt (UK edition)