Port of Knowledge
Once an industrial but unnamed port town constructed to serve the Mines of Martoka, Port of Knowledge is now a thriving scholarly city centered around the collection of items and documents of historical interest for the Fillimet Magical Archives and the housing of scholars seeking to study the FMA's Collection.
Port of Knowledge, as with most of Martoka Island, falls under the control of the Fillimet Magical Archives. The town has a town council chosen by election to govern day to day affairs outside of the FMA's interests. The FMA provides monetary assistance for maintaining the seaport, airdocks, and other structures integral to their knowledge collection efforts. The town is responsible for obtaining the rest of the funding it requires through trade and taxation.
Port of Knowledge was originally a small port town to supply the Mines of Martoka and send out the mined Salt for trade. It had few residents, mostly dock workers, who simply called it "the port". Soon after the preservation powers of salt were confirmed as effective on items and paper in addition to food the Fillimet Magical Archives was founded, renting an empty section of the mine to store their collected valuables and manuscripts. As the size of the FMA's Collection grew, so did their prominence, and eventually the FMA acquired the full rights to the mine itself and Martoka Island as a whole. This was when the town acquired its official name, Port of Knowledge, to reflect its new ownership and ideals. Since this time the industrial town has grown into a scholarly city. While still supporting the mining efforts and providing the means to transport their mined resources across Fillimet, Port of Knowledge now primarily allows for the acceptance of items and tomes into the Collection as well as a safe harbor for those seeking to visit and research the items within its stacks.