Dark Tide Rising
Fort Blackrock is a large city on the western coast of The Heartsea. The city takes its name from the massive walls which face the water, constructed from local basalt. These walls date back to a time when pirates and marauders ruled the waves, and any who dared to settle along the shore of The Heartsea lived under a constant threat of attack. Fort Blackrock is now one of the busiest ports in the west. Nearly a third of the cargo that crosses The Heartsea passes through its harbor. A lesser known and far less laudable fact is that Fort Blackrock is a major stronghold of The Iron Band. It is all but impossible to do business in the city without giving them a cut. Even the powers that be in Doza are forced to tolerate this situation, for fear of reprisals.