|“||The old world left many ruins that dot our landscape today. In fact, the town of Portia was built on an old city called Dubei. Some ruins are still very dangerous, so you should stay away. Especially you, Toby.||„|
|— Lucy, teaching at Portia School|
Portia is a city-state located on the coast of the Western Sea. Portia is part of the Alliance of Free Cities, a group of cities bound to protect from an antagonistic nation called Duvos. The city is located on the southeastern portion of the Alliance of Free Cities, bordering Sandrock, Walnut Groove, and the island of Vega 5.
The player arrives to Portia from Barnarock via boat to start a new life at their Pa's workshop, and the story of the game is all about the player getting to know the citizens, expanding the prosperity and influence of the town, and protecting it from outside forces that seek to do harm.
Age of DarknessEdit
Prior to Portia's establishment, according to Lucy, the land that seats Portia was formerly known as Dubei. After a calamity that befell the world 330 years ago, old ruins and damaged structures remain and the world was shrouded in darkness. 100 years before the current age, a man named Peach dispelled the clouds and brought sunshine back to the world. His heroism is celebrated everywhere, leading the townsfolk of Portia to create a statue honoring him in the town commons of his namesake.
The establishment of PortiaEdit
Over 80 years ago, Portia had been established over the ruins of Dubei. At the same time, the Alliance of Free Cities was formed, when settlers from Ethea settled in the area.
After the arrival of the player, having traveled from Barnarock, Portia began thriving, with new structures and access to several new areas previously inaccessible on foot. A neighboring town called South Block had been built, with the help of A&G Construction, to serve as a resting place for travelers arriving from Sandrock. The Portia Museum also opened its doors, led by Research Center director Merlin.
Battle of PortiaEdit
Places of interestsEdit
- Main article: Map
Portia is home to several places, such as the school, Research Center, Portia Times, and more.
Portia has at least over 45 residents currently living in Portia, including the player. The residents of Portia are known as Portians.
The Church of the Light is Portia's main religion. Lee is the Minister of Portia's Church of the Light, with Nora as a Sister. The church is located on top of the hill, above the Abandoned Ruins 1. Every Sunday, Portians attend Mass to listen to Lee preach against the use of technological advancement.
The Portia School is the educational facility for younger generations, taught by Lucy. Lucy teaches Toby, Jack, Dolly, Polly, and Molly various subjects, including the history of Portia and mathematics.
Law and governmentEdit
Portia, as a member of the Alliance, was involved in the war with Duvos in the past. There is currently a peace treaty in place between the Alliance and Duvos.
Portia does not have a militaristic group; however, a Civil Corps branch is operated by Arlo in Portia. Sam and Remington are members of Portia's Civil Corps. The headquarters are located north of Portia, near the Abandoned Ruins 2. Criminal subjects are confined in the holding cell in the Civil Corps headquarters.
- Main article: Commerce Guild
The Commerce Guild is the center of commerce and trade for the city of Portia. Presley is the commissioner of the Portia branch, helped by Antoine working at the front desk and providing payment to the builders.
Technology in Portia is not as advanced as Vega 5. Transportation is limited to motorized vehicles on land and a simple passenger liner on sea run by Wuwa. Eventually, the Portia Harbor is transformed into a commercial hub for sea trade, with the addition of a lighthouse and harbor crane.
The Research Center, directed by Merlin, is the technological facility, where the scientists can research the relics of the past and extract data from the Data Disc to create diagrams for advanced technology.
Initially, Portia had little to no tourist attractions. With the help of the player, several new attractions were built to attract tourists from the Free Cities and surrounding countries.
Tourist attractions include:
- The Portia Museum
- The Haunted Cave
- Hot air balloon rides
- The Hot Springs Inn
- South Block
- Starlight Island
Portia holds eight different holidays and festivities throughout the four seasons. Each season has one festivity and one holiday to commemorate the events that had happened in previous eras.
- Spring hosts the Fishing Day and Day of the Bright Sun
- Summer hosts the Martial Arts Tournament and Day of Memories
- Autumn hosts the Land Run and Autumn Festival
- Winter hosts the Snowball Battle and Winter Solstice
During these festivities, Portians are more grateful towards gifts given by the player, rewarding double the points.
There are many art pieces on display in Portia, including the following:
- Portia supplies water to Sandrock, due to its lack of water.
|Map||Map • Workshop • Dee-Dee Transport System • Fishing spots • Abandoned Ruins • Hazardous Ruins|
|City of Portia||Portia • Central Plaza • Church of the Light • Main Street • Peach Plaza|
|Within Portia||Amber Island • Amber Island's Cave • Bassanio Heights • Bassanio Falls • Collapsed Wasteland • Duck Pond • Grassland • Harbor • Haunted Cave • Portia River • Sophie's Ranch • Starlight Island • Tree Farm • Western Beach • Western Plateau • WOW Industries|
|Around Portia||Eufaula Desert • Eufaula Heights • Somber Marsh • South Block|
|Beyond Portia||Alliance of Free Cities • The Great Begeondan • The Peripheries|