Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April A to Z: Port Eel

Exploring the World of Nood
Port Eel

North of Suck Swamp, nestled in Catbag bay sits the city of Port Eel, a semi-autonomous city state technically within the borders of the Elvish Empire, but operating as a city state with its own laws and ruled by a human governor. The truly cynical claim that the city was set up as a tax haven for the Elven elite, and point to the amount of trade that filters through the Port, taking advantage of the lax tariffs and easily bribed border guards. The elves of Cleopolis swaddle themselves in cheap silks while supping on tropical fruits and say nothing.

Indeed the city is a haven of trade, welcoming ships from across Nood and as well as serving as a market for people across south Albert, such as Tarlek Traders, Gnome Caravans, supply drones from Vega-8 and farmers from the Flattened Plains.

The city itself is a wild place with few laws that cannot be overcome with a quick bribe to the city’s Glass Watch. The famous Dred Docks are a welcome port to pirates and privateers while rogues of all types prowl the streets of Dead Dolphin Alley, Turbot Hill, and Wanton Park. Due to the city’s lawless nature and proximity to the Unpassable Peaks, Suck Swamp and the Dragons Jaws, certain inns and taverns in the city have developed a certain reputation launching the carriers of famous adventurers such as Jack Wolfshead, Banzar “Fireball” Beedle, Hep Sharptoes and Spazzer Shineschnozz. For that reason, it is said that Fortune herself sometimes walks hand in hand with Death into the Twig and Berries, The Swordfish Grill or the Capricious Unicorn.

1 comment:

  1. Fun sounding name. Is this a place in a world you are creating, or just made up for this post? I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at myqualityday.blogspot.com