Southfort

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Southfort
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Town officials
Mayor Katla
Deputy Mayor Echohue
Founder Katla
Transit
MRT  SE13  Foobar
 SE14  Foobar
Facts and figures
Population ~20,000
Town hall coordinates Coordinates of the town hall
Founded 2017
Town rank [Mayor]
State Commonwealth of Cnidaria
World New
Political Party LocalCorp Employee's Party, Southfort Socialist Party
This article is about the Mayor city founded in 2017 formerly known as Southport. For the Senator city founded in 2019, see Southport-sur-mer.

Southfort (formerly known as Southport) is a town located in the tropics of the MRT and is the seat of the Commonwealth of Cnidaria and home to the headquarters of LocalCorp. It is a blend of various architectural styles including classical, colonial, and Mediterranean.

History

Southfort was founded in 2017 by _Katla_, then known as SigmaTheEnigma, with a goal to start anew after feeling boxed in by their previous towns. They picked a large set of islands in the southern area of the map knowing the Southern Line of the MRT would be built nearby. (A practice now discouraged)

Katla intended to set the town apart from other MRT towns, and went for a Mediterranean aesthetic consisting mainly of sandstone and red bricks. Southfort's first buildings were its city hall and a LocalMart and the first skyscraper was the new LocalCorp headquarters. Southport was endorsed to become a councillor level town by Frumple.

While orginally intended to be a republic, Southfort was quickily re-envisioned as a absolute monarchy, starting as a city-state and later becoming the seat of the Southportian Empire (later, Cnidarian Commonwealth) The city would become a battleground for many wars on the server including the Southport-Armada War, the Zerez-Pearl Coast-Southport War, the Nauvian Aggression, and the War of the Two Kitanias. For a time, Southfort became synonymous with a town that was always at war.

Southfort's name was changed from the orginal "Southport" on June 4, 2020 over a matter of it being more a "fort" than a "port." The city enjoyed a period of major expansion and renewal that month, following an unsuccessful Senator bid.


Fictional History

Southfort had no human indigenous inhabitants and was instead occupied by a race of tropical lizardpeople, likely an offshoot race of the natives from the nearby Juhwa islands. A small village was on the site with a name roughly translating to "Sun-Baked Nice-Rock."

Geography and Climate

Southfort is located in the tropics of the MRT at a similar latitude to Sunshine Coast. It is primarily situated on a series of low lying atolls. The city receives small rain showers almost daily and experiences an annual hurricane season.

Demographics

Southfort has a sizable Furry population, approximately 85% of its citizens are anthropomorphic beings, with humans as the remainder.

Economy


Boroughs

Southmap.jpeg

There are currently six major boroughs in Southfort: Old Town, Desert Well, City Center, Bunker Bay, North Coast, and the Panhandle. All of Old Town, and portions of Desert Well and Bunker Bay are protected by the Cnidarian Historical Society.


List of Buildings

Name Borough Address Builder Notes
LocalMeal Old City 1L Grand Empire St. _Katla_
Infinity Pizzaria Old City 2L Grand Empire St. time2makemymove
Old City Hall Old City 3L Grand Empire St. _Katla_ First building in Southfort
LocalLink Old Town Depot Old City 4L Grand Empire St. Former residence

Transportation

Southport currently maintains transit connections with the MRT, A54, BluRail, IntraRail and MRT Airships. RedWave Airways plans to establish an airship hub in the town. The Southport streetcar system operates the Teal Line down Grand Empire Street.