Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States
Jan 2nd 2023
Name: Port Lostfort
Location: Northwest Noldrune where the Noldrune River meets Staplefish Bay
Population (approx.): 3,100
Brief: Port Lostfort is the northwesternmost outpost of the City-State of Noldrune, at the border with Carasta where the Noldrune River empties into the Staplefish Bay. Although founded centuries ago, Port Lostfort’s location has changed over the years as prior towns have been either washed away by frequent spring river flooding or demolished by fierce storms boiling onshort from the Bay. The numerous effective disappearances of the town lead to the prior name (now forgotten) changing to “Lostfort.” Aside from serving as a small fishing and trading harbor, the town is also the main border crossing from Noldrune to Carasta, along the coastal highway. Once the border between Carasta and Noldrune was fixed, the Baron at the time built a small keep and a number defensive fortifications along the east bank of the river.
Geography: Port Lostfort sits on a rise just north of where the Noldrune River turns westward toward the bay. The river delta to the west is marshy and frequently floods. Carasta and Noldrune collaborated to reinforced and expand a series of bridges across the Noldrune originally built by the Ta’arnan Empire many years ago. Lostfort Keep sits atop the rise, the driest area around, next to the highway. Walls extend along the edge of the rise, crossing the road via a great gate with adjacent towers, to encompass most of Port Lostfort. The upper city features most of the businesses and residences. Lesser industries, docks and fisherfolk occupy the land along the river below the rise.