Porto Turra Settlement in Myzelis | World Anvil

Porto Turra

Porto Turra is a dense metropolis that sits north of the Ahi, along a distributary river of the Ahi called the Awa Mati. Like Guria, the metro for Porto Turra is lined along the coast for about 10 miles and extending about 5 miles inland at its widest point. Mainly hugging the Bay of Turra. Some of the city's oldest structures are on the north end of the bay, like Pākaha Ahi on the Kia Mataara mountain that is at the very northern edge of the bay, which is in a position to watch the west and the east, with ancient guard towers on the other side of the mountain. The castle is a commonly referred to cultural heritage site, as historians typically mark it as the time where Arediān colonists became separated both politically and culturally from the people of the home islands, for the most part.   Historically, the city has been an active hub for trade, especially for the City State of Koro during the Early States Era, to get goods to and from the Moana Arediāna. It's easy access to fresh water, and the fertile Ahi Basin, and it's relatively defensible geography made it perfectly suited to be the spot for the ancient metropolis. As a result, the Wall of Anewa which surrounds downtown is a visible reminder of those times and a testament to Early States Era Charstani masonry and architecture. During the Cicloist Crusades, much of the cities temples that were originally devoted to Alakani and their pantheon, were either demolished or converted to Cicloist Monasteries. The city itself was renamed after the Ariki Turra, during the effort to wipe away the gods from peoples minds.   Up until the United Kingdoms Ascension into the Arenian Empire, the city lagged behind it's Arenian counterparts who industrialized at a breakneck pace, and much of the regions population remained rural and focused on agricultural growth. After the city was officially thrown into the control of the Imperial Hegemony with the rest of the United Kingdom, the Imperial Diet made it a goal to draw in the rural population of the region into the city so it can contribute to the construction of Installation-3. For this project, two new districts were constructed to make housing and attractive accommodations over the course of two decades, and a small army of teachers and professors were assigned from Arenia to staff educational centers in the city, including the University of Anewa, to increase the quality and rate of education among citizens. Turra boomed during this time, successfully attracting in new residents from their farms to work in factories creating machine tools, ship building and fabricating and transporting the massive parts for the construction of Installation-3 in the Arediān Sea. However, an unintended consequence of this rapid modernization was the birth of the cities own intelligentsia independent from their Imperial masters. When the Peligrosa kicked off, most of the leaders were either inspired by, directly affiliated with, or were in fact university graduates from Turra.   In the present day, Porto Turra is the capital of the Revolutionary Council of Turra, who overthrew the Patriotic Council of Turra in 2415 after the Regency was defeated in Puerto Esperanza. With the change in management, many landmarks and points of interest were renamed after Charstani cultural icons. The Square of Rei Samsi Perla, that use to hold a statue of that Monarch who use to aggressively advocate the adoption of Arenian not just as a court language but to replace Charstani as a whole during the 1950's, to a less regal and less aesthetic marble statue of Tomahi Kaia who was the leader of the Charstani Liberation Army during the Peligrosa. It's commonly referred to as the "Pokereke o Mua", or "Asshole of the Past" which is not so much a term meant to express a venom towards this particular figure, but a post-war term used by Charstani to refer to historical figures in general. The statue is surrounded by gardens in a roundabout near the center of the city, flanked by government buildings like the Kaunihera Taone (City Council).
  Other points of interest include the Takiwa Platí which is where the tallest buildings in the city's skyline have been constructed like the old with the old Conglomerado Agropecuario Flores corporate building, the Reiali Banca note Costa building being the most notable with their signage preserved over the centuries due to Arenian engineering and miraculous luck. The Takiwa Mānu is famous for being both a docks and residential district, with the impressive shipyards and docks on the south side of the Bay of Turra and underwater housing on the north side with dense residential on the coast, the massive Mana Shipyards are the most prominent feature and the underwater Gardens of Iker is a common gathering spot for the amphibious and underwater population, where a small coral reef has been cultivated to be the center of the garden. Finally, the Takiwa no Oportunitats which is mostly dense residential with houses mixed in the more wealthy parts of the district, is where much of the poorer residents of the city reside. Gangs have battled it out for territory and their small wars are fueled by Cartel products and capital. Making crime proliferate even under the CDP's strict rule. The district is commonly referred to as simply "No Oportunities" to residents, as a more accurate name that stems from a play on the Charstani word for "of" and the Arenian word for "Opportunities". The open air Pango Street Markets, and Raima Ngahere mega-apartment building are the most notable places in this district. The Raima Ngahere seemingly looking like a collection of apartment buildings put into one, was an architectural experiment by Arenian designers to see exactly how dense they could make housing. Being initially declared as a success, but now without Imperial censors, is widely known as a very flawed attempt at mega architecture with building maintenance being rabidly expensive and the walkways between each building section a ripe spot for petty crime.
2165 BAI   Population
Large city