Portsport District

The Portsport District is a section of the northern Vanil subcontinent that is by and large under the control of Portsport, a major sea power. Located in the southeast corner of the subcontinent, it stretches westward from the Central Ocean to the Brokenspire Mountains; its southern border is on the Gulf of Simoom and the amorphous northern boundary is roughly at an equal latitude as Grazzet’s Pass. Its landbound neighbors are the magocracy of Kalimaar to the west, and the duchies of Clensa to the north and northwest; Simoom lies to the south across the gulf.

Though the land is not as fertile as the regions near Kalimaar and Clensa, Portsport District is famous for a wide variety of agricultural products, chiefly the high quality of their wines. Suxold, Tinder, and Goblisooth varieties are especially well-regarded, and halfling families in Portsport proper also have high-quality vineyards. Other agricultural products include root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and beets; the hilly terrain and unfavorable climate throughout much of the area do not lend themselves to less hardy vegetables. Though small towns are largely self-sufficient, Portsport and to a smaller degree Suxold and Gerbod require some food imported from other areas, usually the fertile North Vanil Plains under the control of Clensa.

The region gains most of its wealth through trade with other nations. It is remarkably egalitarian with regards to trading partners, despite frictions in the past. It trades willingly with all human nations (even the slavers of Thea) and demihumans, though the elves of Vanil still nurse a grudge after the conflict between themselves and the humans. Major exports include wine, preserved goods, pearls, perfume (as a side benefit of numerous whaling operations) and esoteric components for spells and magic item production. The area also serves as a gateway linking the rest of North Vanil with goods from Simoom, Thea, and areas under the control of those powers; and so also gains wealth by reselling those exotic goods to clients in Kalimaar, Clensa, and beyond.

The Portsport District is especially historically significant because it is where worship of The Three Sisters originated, and it is the only area of Vanil where they are still worshiped to some degree. Harova is by far the most mainstream choice, given the area’s reliance on trade and vast seacoast, and Portsport has week-long festivals at the start and end of the shipping season dedicated to her. Corina maintains some isolated groups of followers in the extreme northeast corner of the region, but these insular orders remain well out of daily life and politics for the region. Public worship of Casada has all but vanished, though word of a revitalization movement originating near Tinder has begun to spread.

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Settlements of Vanil
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Dwarven: | Brokenspire | Diremug Lookout | Grazzet’s Pass | Gruffinshome | Hammerstone Keep | Sejlahusk |
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Elven: | Carmi | Tesska Forest | Vas Forest |
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Gnomish: | Brokenspire | Crumblesbrook | Northtinker | Southtinker | Snabapple |
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Human (Portsport District): | Portsport | Suxold | Gerbod | Goblisooth | Tinder |
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Human (Clensaba): | Clensa | Welwyn | Onaway | Ironoak Crossing |
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Human (Kalimaar District): | Kalimaar | Carm | Fort Vadid |
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Human (Simoom District): | Simoom | Ospen’s Culvert |
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Human (Tumish): | Tuma |
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Riichna: | Barchil | Derma Juchad | Thyde | Uckala |
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Portsport District

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