The City Fathers decided decades ago to build a Grand Temple. The Faiths gave their blessing. Taxes were raised. Land was purchased and dedicated. Then supplies began to be procured. People poured in to do the work.
Broken Ground is the neighborhood around the construction site. The foundation and under chambers were finished eight years ago. Walls and windows are being created. Broken Ground is where the people who work on the Grand Temple live. This is a neighborhood of glasssmith, artistic stonesmiths as well as masons (with a mason lodge), carpenters, barrel makers, diggers, priests, and other professionals. There is lodging permanent and temporary, inns, and despite the religious tone of the area, a few places of merriment. There are craft shops of skilled workers. There are storage sheds for materials. There is gaol, which is the home for the permanent crew of roadmen constantly fixing the road to and from Broken Ground, with occasionally other roads being fixed (even the road to and from the quarry).
There is a constant hum of activity here during the day. The ringing of forges making things, the hiss of glassworks, the sound of chipping and polishing stone, all rise a constant symphony of work to the glory of The Faiths.
At night, the neighborhood pretty much rolls up the boardwalks. Given the long days and heavy work here, most people have little time or energy to do anything but sleep. If it was not for faire days, which are held in the plaza next to the foundation, the work would never stop.
The Headman of this neighborhood is The Architect. He is a man of medium height, weight, and color and of Middling years. However, he has a strong and booming voice and a sharp mind with an edge towards organization. He may not of been the great designer, but he is the one who will make sure the grand vision will be complete. He not only organizes the Grand Temple’s construction, he is the defacto leader of all the people involved.
There is often conflict between the new city elders and The Architect, as the new elders are not as pious and dedicated as the previous ones. Money has been set aside, but no new money flows to the project from the City, only from The Faiths.