A Dark Moon Rising
Northport is one of the several major free cities scattered across Targea. Originally founded by explorers from Hapsburg some 4 centuries ago, it claims to be the first truly “free city” in Targea – Hapsburg, the oldest human-founded city on the continent, began as a colony of Jerekim during its expansionist period, though it was among the first of such colonies to break away from the empire. Northport, by contrast, has never been beholden to any distant monarch or lord. This is seen as a blessing by most of the locals – Northporters tend towards a rugged independence and self-sufficiency – but visitors sometimes find the culture of Northport coarse, and the residents of some of the more distant towns and villages that pay fealty to the Duke might sometimes prefer a bit less independence, and a bit more protection.