Schemes of the Lich King
New Port, City of Opportunity
New Port is the newest of the Seven Cities, which means that it is three hundred years old. Most historians claim that it was created by refugees when Drakkenhall was overrun by the monsters. New Port is run by an Imperial governor, but not with a firm hand. The imperial governor seems more concerned with dealing with the numerous trouble makers from the Razor Coast, Port Plunder and Port Shaw than anything else. He feels that pirates and their ilk are a true scourge on his shipping lanes. Effectively, House Bowerholdt is the controlling authority in New Port with the governor as their puppet.
So far, no single power has established itself in the city. There are opportunities for adventurers to be involved in most any type of plot or power struggle. As a city still in flux and trying to find itself, it is a city of adventure that many could exploit. House Bowerholdt is certainly a power figure but they seem to have less interest in the city than they do other, larger concerns in the Dragon Empire as a whole.