One of the cities in the world of The Sundered, Danton wasn’t doing so well by the time Harry came to visit it.
Far away from the economic boom-towns of the Southern cities, Danton’s limited technology was ill-repaired, and their Sundered Ones were weak and few. As a result, the city was slowly dying. Hygiene – necessary for humans – was fairly low-priority by that point, and crime was on the rise. Gangs weren’t uncommon (as Harry found out when he ran into Bakura’s small and malleable owner). Their local Academy and Soothsayers were both run-down and on the edge of desperate.