The Gate of the Dawn, also known as the Dawn Gate, was one of the two main gates of the city of Li Heng. Facing east, it formed a towering arch broad enough for four chariots to pass side by side down a long tunnel through a massive gatehouse. The city wall on either side was ten man-heights high and considered nearly invincible. Partially dismantled by thieves for building materials, it had recently been restored by builders overseen by Malazan military engineers.
Just to the north of the gate was Executioner's Hill where criminals had been executed for 70 years.