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The Alliance of Free Cities

The Alliance of Free Cities is a political alliance between several cities with the intent to protect themselves from the antagonistic country, Duvos. The alliance comprises Portia, Lucien, Atara, Highwind, Sandrock, Tallsky, Walnut Groove, and Vega 5. The alliance borders several non-affiliated countries, such as Ethea, Barnarock, and The Peripheries.

HistoryEdit

Some time after the restoration of the world, the Alliance went to war with Duvos in Lucien. There is currently a peace treaty in place, though tensions are rising as Duvos takes more and more aggressive actions against the state of Ethea, which is north of the Alliance's borders. The Alliance of Free Cities was formed in order to protect themselves from the Duvos invasions.

The AllianceEdit

Prompt city

Precious little information and few images currently exist of any of the cities besides Portia, though some characters and items in My Time at Portia are from other cities, both in and out of the Alliance.

AtaraEdit

Main article: Atara

Atara is a country north of Sandrock and Portia. It is the political and financial center of the Alliance of Free Cities. It features a prestigious university.

HighwindEdit

Main article: Highwind

Highwind is a country northeast of Portia. It borders Ethea and Barnarock.

LucienEdit

Main article: Lucien

Lucien is in the northern portion of the Alliance of Free Cities. Lucien borders the countries of Duvos, Meidi, and Atara. Due to its close proximity with Duvos, Lucien is known to guard itself from the persistent Duvos invasions.

The Flying Pigs guild headquarters are stationed in Lucien.

PortiaEdit

Main article: Portia

Portia is a town located near the shoreline of the Western Sea. Portia was built upon the ruined city of Dubei; remnants of Dubei still linger within the outer walls of Portia, including decaying buildings and sewage plants. The town is governed by Mayor Gale and has its own Church of the Light and a base of operations for the Civil Corps. The Commerce Guild of Portia is located in Peach Plaza.

SandrockEdit

My Time at Sandrock - teaser image August 2020

Teaser image

Main article: Sandrock

Sandrock is an arid, dry country north of Portia. Due to its climate, the water is supplied by Portia.

Sandrock is the featured location of My Time at Sandrock, the second game in the My Time series. Some new characters from Sandrock will appear in My Time at Portia in future updates, and a news story in the Portia Times was added in version 2.0.141082 (not available on console versions yet) that ties into the new game:

Buses to Sandrock Now Road-worthy
Reported by Mei

Information supplied by Mayor Trudy of Sandrock

Travelers rejoice! Tourists, gamers, and people who just love sand for some reason, your time has come! With affordable round-trips available every day of the week, traveling to Sandrock has never been easier. Try your luck at the fabulous Sandrock Gaming Center! Or have a glass of milk at the famous Sandrock Saloon! Ride one of the curious fuzzy creatures of the desert, a Yakmel! The possibilities are endless! Or, well, maybe not endless, but there are a lot of things to do.

"Y'all can come down and have yerself a lark just so longs as ye stay off my property!" - Local disgruntled rancher, Cooper

The Sandrock Board of Tourism has stated that reports of attacks by rampant bandit gangs have been greatly exaggerated, so bring the kids along, and enjoy fabulous, sunny Sandrock!

TallskyEdit

Main article: Tallsky

Tallsky is the southernmost country of the alliance and has green meadows and a mountainous region. Its agricultural exports include Golden Ginseng, Tallsky Goat Milk, and Cheese.

Vega 5Edit

Art Vega 5

In-game painting of Vega 5

Main article: Vega 5

Vega 5 is an isolated country south of Portia, built on top of the ruins of a spaceship in the Western Sea. It is renowned for its technological research and advancements. Vega 5 is the only city besides Atara that is known to have its own university.

Walnut GrooveEdit

Main article: Walnut Groove

Walnut Groove is a region southwest of Portia and north of Tallsky. It borders the Peripheries. Walnut Groove is known for its handicrafts and music.

ReligionEdit

The Church of the Light is the main religion of the world, including the Alliance of Free Cities. The Portia branch is led by Minister Lee, who despises the use of technology as it was the main cause of the destruction of the world.

Church Enforcers do not have jurisdiction in the Alliance of Free Cities.

MilitaryEdit

The Alliance of Free Cities formed the Civil Corps, a group that protects and serves the alliance from the Duvos. The Portia branch is led by Arlo, with Remington and Sam as members of the branch.

A renowned guild called the Flying Pigs consists of the best fighters and adventurers from the Free Cities. First formed in the Free City of Lucien, this fighting group is committed to world exploration and the protection of the weak.

TradeEdit

Trade within the Alliance of Free Cities is accomplished through the Commerce Guild. When a country sends out a commission, it is listed in the Commission Board and commissioned under the countries name. All commissions from these countries outside of Portia are completed by the Secretary of the Commerce Guild, in this case Antoine.

Other trade can also occur. For instance, Sandrock's geographical position and climate lacks water and thus requires water supplied by another party, such as Portia.

News reportsEdit

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Several stories about cities besides Portia are published in the Portia Times during the game:

Conflict Imminent!
Dispatch from Ethea Capital Grace, Reported by DuMont

A conflict between the Empire of Duvos and the Principality of Ethea is imminent as both states build up troops around the Orzu Ruins region on their border. Sightings by witnesses paint a picture of partial mobilization in Ethea, with almost all of their air assets moved to the border region.

Prices for power stones have sky rocketed in the capital city of Grace, as the military have received most of the shipments in recent days.

So far, there has been little word from the Alliance of Free Cities. Atara has stayed out of the conflict of words between Duvos and Ethea. Experts point to the recent thaw in relations between Duvos and the Alliance as the main reason.


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