Appropriately named, the street contains dozens of scattered statues in various poses. These are the remnants of an Absalom tradition that has only recently been outlawed. In order to prevent prison overcrowding, nonviolent offenders were sometimes allowed to compete for a pardon in a race to outrun an enraged gorgon. The fortunate or skilful who evade the beast are granted a pardon for their crimes, while others now decorate the area with contorted expressions of shock, defiance, or terror.
Although ultimately considered unethical at best, there are many in the community who are upset that this tradition has been made illegal.2