I suspect that future amateur cultural historians (I cannot conceive of a society so wastrel that it would pay historians whilst honest poets go hungry) will ponder long over the various influences on Port Naain.
Now ask anybody in Port Naain whether the city is in Partann and they will merely laugh and say that the estuary is the boundary. This is disputed by the inhabitants of Roskadil and Saskerdil, our suburbs on the south bank, who claim that the real border is actually a minor stream running to their south. It is marked on the maps as Jakan’s Dunghill Drain. Obviously opinions in Partann may differ but they are merely barely civilised savages whose views are rarely sought by right thinking people.
Still just as Port Naain has influenced the culture of Partann, teaching them usury, the high arts, and sophisticated debauchery; Partann has also influenced us. Bizarrely this…
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