The Gloaming District is a multi-locale housing development located on Twilight Isle.
The first district of the Gloaming consists of twelve homes of varying sizes, spread over three separate “blocks” along the southeast coast. Eventide Street is the southernmost block of the Gloaming, south of which is a newly constructed beach rental shop, featuring equipment like jet skis, surf and paddle boards, flotation devices, and life jackets. Dusk Palm Drive is the middle block of the Gloaming District and is known for its coastal gardens and exotic fauna that visit the gardens. Abundant fish traverse the tributaries on either side of Dusk Palm's block and a fishing shack has been set up to sell tackle, bait, nets, and other fishing equipment. A weighing and cleaning stand is also available for those looking to keep their catches. Twilight Lagoon Avenue is the northernmost block of the Gloaming and features a roped off swimming area just northeast of the housing area that is exclusive to residents of the Gloaming District. An open-air shop sells snacks, drinks, and extras like sunscreen and aloe vera. Cabanas are also available for rent for a modest fee, heavily discounted for residents.
In addition to the coastal Gloaming, a highrise apartment building overlooks the district and offers condo-style living quarters in studio, one, two, and three bedroom layouts. Featuring a rooftop restaurant and a main level retail space, the building provides residents and passersby alike a number of amenities and services.The second district of the Gloaming, open as of June 2023, also contains twelve homes. While the original Gloaming features classic beach houses, the Gloaming at the Canopy features twelve treehouses built along a flowing river deep in the northwest forest. The northernmost branch of the Canopy is set on the cliff above the rest of the Canopy trees and homes, bisected by a river that leads to a rushing waterfall. Formed from a grove of trees planted from Sakura Garden saplings, the branch offers the highest views of the forest district. On either side of the river, stone steps have been cut into the cliff to allow free passage to the Canopy branches below. At the edge of the dense foliage on the east side of the branch clearing, a large purple and blue Tree of Good Favor welcomes visitors to come speak their wish into fruition. Trade just a sprinkle of water upon the roots to cast your wish into the aether. Willow Way is the middle branch of the Canopy and is known for its swaying willows and refreshing swimming hole at the base of the river’s waterfall, accessible via the banks, or from a rope swing in the southeast corner. A cadre of river nymphs have staked claim on a floating wooden gazebo constructed in the middle of the swimming hole and it is there that they offer brave swimmers and paddleboaters light refreshments. To the west of the branch, near a trolley station and cafe servicing the district, a community garden can be cultivated by any who wish to help and offers residents home grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Halflight Hollow is the southernmost branch of the Canopy and features violet trees, flocks of friendly talking corvids that trade fortune cookie like prophecies for shiny trinkets, and a gnomish woman who frequents the path and gives passersby quests to find treasures she has buried in the woods. Not often worth much more than a few pence, sometimes they’re quite valuable, though it’s a gamble as to what you will find. Further into the purple forest, one can find a copper and stone shrine, where tributes are often met with unpredictable results, thanks to the Wild Magic it is dedicated to.