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illustr8or
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Salt Harbor? Reply with quote

Why is there a town called Salt Harbor on the Nyr Dyv if it's fresh water?

Are there salt mines there or something?
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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd guess it would be a place where the catch was salted before transport and resale. its probably convenient to the fishing grounds and a salt deposit or two nearby.
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I imagine that salt mines are more important on a freshwater lake than they would be for ocean-adjacent communities. People went there to trade for salt, and the name stuck.

If you wanted to make it more high fantasy, there could be a vortex/portal to the Quasielemental Plane of Salt there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: Salt Harbor? Reply with quote

illustr8or wrote:
Why is there a town called Salt Harbor on the Nyr Dyv if it's fresh water?

Are there salt mines there or something?


-How about the lake was discovered, owned, or ruled by someone or a group named "Salt"?
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Salt Harbor? Reply with quote

jamesdglick wrote:
illustr8or wrote:
Why is there a town called Salt Harbor on the Nyr Dyv if it's fresh water?

Are there salt mines there or something?


-How about the lake was discovered, owned, or ruled by someone or a group named "Salt"?


What if it was originally the Sulhaut Harbor, named by migrants from the western mountains?
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