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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: Re: (urth) (TBOTN) Utter speculation
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:42:13 -0600

Michael Andre-Driussi said:
> Fact: the citadel pre-dates the city, and the earliest name we have for it
> is the Old Port, iirc.  So it probably was one of the ports from which
> people and materials where shuttled up to the Whorl (and that was
> relatively late in history -- the city was . . . approaching, but not
> yet?

Crush responds:
If it's older name was "the Old Port", then there ought to be a "New Port".
But the new port wouldn't be called that. It would be given a jazzier name.
Just as when the state builds a new highway it's called the Typhon W. Rex
Memorial highway or whatever and the old highway is called "Old Thrax Rd."

So maybe they didn't launch to the Whorl from there. Or maybe they did.

-- Crush


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