The city-state of Westport lies on the western coast of Lotan. Westport is the only major port on the island of Lotan and thus a booming trade industry thrives at the port because most trade onto and off the island comes through it. Aside from many merchants, most citizens of Westport are fishermen, farmers, sailors, or garment-makers.
Westport is world-renowned for its advanced constitutional government – most other nearby nations are ruled by monarchs or warlords. Recent instability due to the orc uprising on the boarders of the region and heightened crime within Westport have allowed a militaristic religious group called the Knights of Cuthbert to gain considerable political power. Most Westporters resent the Knights of Cuthbert – particularly regarding the new protection tax, but few will publicly denounce them out of fear.
Westporters have been talking about some strange findings in the eastern region of Westport. They appear to be the remnants of an ancient unknown civilization on Lotan. No scholars on the island or the mainland have found any other records of any previous denizens of Lotan. Though these archaeological findings would have been the talk of the town a year ago, the concern of the rising cost of goods – especially in the fringe communities, and higher taxes are the center of everyone’s concern.