Portoblanco is a large city located in northeastern Windhill County. It is one of Loria's most important coastal towns since the colonial era, superseded only by the Kingdom's Capital. With a population of 526,207 and an area of 306 square kilometers, it is Windhill's largest and most populous settlement. Portoblanco is known for its varied shipyards and grand fish markets, acting not only as a staple of the city's identity but its most powerful source of income as well.
The settlement spreads along northeastern Windhill's mountainous coasts, making its terrain uneven and streets narrow and steep, with buildings close together at different heights. As part of the city was built on sturdy docks of stone, walls were added to protect many sections from waves and rising tides. The majority of buildings share the same style, with structures built of white bricks and contrasting red tile roofs. Yellow and brown tiles are occasionally spotted, and the oldest structures in the city are made from dark gray masonry. Vegetation adorns much of the city's streets albeit buildings remain a dominant part of its composition.
Many of Portoblanco's inhabitants work as fishermen, sailors, vessel captains, or entrepreneurs running successful shipping companies. As a primary distribution center logistics form a grand part of the city's main activities; goods are transported from docks to cargo trucks that travel all over the Kingdom. Due to the nature of these tasks Portoblanco maintains a constant rushed pace, as goods and people alike move to and fro and far and wide.
Unlike many other settlements the peak of activity can be found in Portoblanco's docks, while downtown hosts a calmer atmosphere allowing visitors to partake of the beautiful views the old buildings offer, alongside many services.
The city is home to various distinguished sectors and points of interest. The Marble Docks represent the city's primary docking area, and are the focus point of Portoblanco's business. Living up to their name, the settlement's first docks were partly made of polished marble, although nowadays the vast majority are built from wood or stone. The Marble Docks are like a maze of pathways protruding from the city and spreading along an area of 5 kilometers, hosting countless ships of all shapes and sizes, coming and going on different business.
The residential sectors of Portoblanco host a style akin to the downtown square, though buildings are for the most part sitting atop and around hills, with many sloping streets given the terrain's inclination that makes the houses look as though they were built atop one another. Beyond these difficulties, Portoblanco's neighbors are calm and beautiful, bestowing their inhabitants great view to the rest of the city given their elevated position.
Not all of Portoblanco is clean and well-kept, and the Floating Slums are testament to this knowledge. Far into the city's southeast is an unsightly conglomerate of floating planks and platforms with unsightly huts built on top and bridges connecting each parallel street. The slums ever gently rock to the sea's waves, anchored to the bottom but always floating on the surface. It is here that Portoblanco's most poor and wretched populace lives, where crime and hatred runs rampant, and the most daring adventurers seek high-paying work from disreputable sources...
It is known that a powerful criminal empire exists within Portoblanco, making use of the city's docks to ship illegal goods across the country. The cartel and all its members hide in plain sight or operate from the shadows, making them difficult to identify let alone catch. The organization's true name, leader, and members, are all unknown, but the populace is occasionally reminded of their influence, when a ship mysteriously burns down in flames, or corpses are found floating away from the slums.