Altport, along with Westport, is an ancient settlement created in the days when people arrived on the continent. The city was formerly a large port alongside its sister-city, however the ports and shipyards are no longer in widespread use, as the seas are all but impassable. It subsists on fishing and provides a large trade centre for northern farmers, although it is far less affluent than once it was.
Altport is circled by two layer of large walls. The outer ring encapsulates what rugged farmland exists near the city, and extends along the sole road in and out of Altport. The inner ring exists around the city proper and is a huge, solid bastion. Since the outer walls have been known to be broken through or over before, any buildings outside the inner sanctum tend to be ramshackle or hastily put together. Buildings in the centre are densely packed and tall, mostly built of wood from Duskthorn. Due to the difficulty in expanding, portions of the city have been set up suspended over the sea itself, atop the very ports for which it was founded.