- A more detailed but non-canon version has been archived at Portland (Tir Tairngire) (unofficial)
|Portland (as of 2054)|
Portland is the capital of Tir Tairngire. The Sperethiel name for the city is Cara'sir. Until about 2060, Portland served as a buffer between Tir Tairngire and the rest of the world. All trade to the nation was funneled through Portland. Portland was the only city non-citizens were allowed to visit. To keep any foreign interests in Portland from influencing the rest of the country, the government built the Wall to isolate the city.
With the Treaty of Denver in 2018, Portland changed hands from the state of Oregon in the old United States of America to the Salish-Shidhe Council. Lugh Surehand was the first mayor of Portland in the new nation. Because of the expulsion of all non Amerindians, the city became severely depopulated. However, starting in 2031. Aithne Oakforest, Sean Laverty, and Lugh Surehand encouraged elven immigration, By 2034, Portland was at a population of one million. On May 1, 2035, Lugh Surehand announced the formation of Tir Tairngire using communication facilities in Portland. Tir Tairngire's initial capital was Salem, but Portland was acknowledged as the center of trade. The Council of Princes decided in 2036 that foreign trade into Tir Tairngire would enter through Portland, resulting in the construction of the Wall in 2037. Soon afterwards, Portland became the capital. The city went through an economic boom in the 2040s, due to its "free port" status. However, in 2052, the Council of Princes decided to make Seattle the main port for trade coming into the Tir. Foreign goods are offloaded at SeaTac airport or the Seattle docks and then transported overload to Portland, where they are then dispersed. Portland is a bastion of the Rinelle ke'Tesrae movement.
Portland is organized into the North, Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast Precincts.
The Wall surrounded Portland. It was ten meters high and one meter thick. The major entrances through the Wall were Multnomah Gate, Sunnyside Gate, Sunset Gate, "Checkpoint Charlie", and the Williamette River Lock. Tir Tairngire was unable to spend the money to maintain the Wall, so most of the electronic surveillance no longer functioned. Rinelle ke'Tesrae had also created several holes in the Wall and developed smuggling routes through it.
More recently the democratization of Tir Tairngire has led to the taking down of the Wall. Outsiders may now more readily come and go from the Tir. (circa 2070)
Royal Hill is a region west of Portland. Many of the Council of Princes and the upper classes lived there. Knight Errant provided security. The most prominent feature is Royal Hill, a 250 meter tall hill that didn't exist before 2037. The Royal Palace, the home and office of the High Prince, sits atop.
The change in Tir government and the resulting exodus of the princes has led to the near abandonment of Royal hill with the sole exception of the great dragon Hestaby. (circa 2070)
People and Culture
Portland is home to the Portland Trail Blazers basketball club, the Portland Lords baseball club, the Portland Timbers FC soccer team, and to the Portland Marchers hurling team. The Portlands Lords were established by the Hemlad Cartel in 2046. They won the Coastal Division pennant in 2048.
Portland is under martial law, governed by a military tribunal. As of 2054, the members of tribunal were Chairman Colonel Jacob FitzWallace, Lt. Colonel Davis Atkins, and Lt. Colonel David-John Collins.
Corporate interests in Portland are represented by the Portland Business Council. Several major Tir Tairngire corporations have their headquarters in Portland. The Universal Brotherhood attempted to open chapterhouses in Portland in 2052 and 2054.
All highways and major surface streets use GridGuide. Construction was started on a subway system in 2050. However, the project was cancelled in 2052. The constructed part still operates with stops at Lloyd Center, the Convention Center, the Memorial Coliseum, the Port of Portland Terminal 1, Northwest Lovejoy Street and Northwest 19th Ave, West Burnside Street and Broadway, and the Tir Tairngire Civic Building at Northwest Glisan.
Portland is served by Morningstar Field (PDX), formerly known as Portland International Airport. It is suborbital, semiballistic and orbital shuttle capable. However, only the Tir Tairngire national airline, Cinanestial may operate out of Morningstar.
Seattle was the primary port for Tir Tairngire, with Portland and Astoria seeing very little sea traffic. With the opening of borders, the harbors may see more commerce, but first the facilities will have to be rebuilt and more personnel hired.
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