Kingsport (Tekrit)
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(pop:46,000) Kingsport is a thriving seaport and the oldest city in Eldara; it is located on the Storm Coast, off Conqueror's Bay.


The city of Kingport, which dates back to antiquity, is unique among Eldaran cities in its mixed heritage of both Shorafi and Thannish culture, style, and architecture. The city also serves as the home port of Eldara's navy, as well as the western terminus for the Isthmus Road leading from Sathay.

For over 4,000 years, Kingsport has been a world-famous seaport, serving hundreds of merchant vessels from the cities across Oris, including: Alarë, Elsareth, Freeport, Natharos, Pike's Ferry, Sasserine, Sathay, the Seven Cities of Brass, Shard, Syrene, Tymor, and Wyn Falas.

Kingsport is currently governed by Duke Brocar Irazadi.

HISTORY


The modern day city of Kingsport was once the ancient city of Tekrit; a magnificent city of the ancient world and the founding city-state of the Tekritian League. For many years of the Second Age the city prospered, until it was conquered by the Pharaohs of Shorafa.

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Around the year 800 of the Third Age, Tekrit and the other five cities of the League rose up in a disastrous war against Shorafa. The League was defeated and Tekrit was ultimately destroyed by the Shorafi. After this catastrophe, the city lay in ruins for nearly one hundred years.

Over the next three centuries, as the city of Tekrit gradually rebuilt itself, it lost most of its Shorafi cultural heritage and became dominantly Thannish. About 900/3, the city became the capitol of the Barony of Dureth.

By 1150/3, the city of Tekrit came to be ruled by Valden the Conqueror, who used the city as a base to eventually found the great Thannish kingdom of Valdor. After Valden established his new Kingdom, he ordered the city renamed "Kingsport" and it became the capital of Valdor for many years.

Eventually, after Valden's death, the King Valden's s son; Eldan moved the royal seat of power to the larger city of Eldarand. Soon after, the rivalries of his two sons would trigger the Twilight War; a bloody conflict that broke Valdor into two smaller kingdoms; Eldara and Rhodara.

In the year 243/6, Kingsport was attacked by the Vilzari in the opening months of the Desert War. After a long siege, the city fell and was brutally sacked.