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The Selkie-Community in Port Arthur is one of the communities if the Selkie-Diaspora.

It came into being on invitation of the Republic of Port Ember after they were ceded the destroyed area in 2018. Soon, the authorities began to invite citizens of the Armed Republic of the Chuck and the Free Lands of the Selkie to repopulate the area, to even have a sway in the government, and the Free Lands allowed its citizens to move there.

As of early 2020, a little more then five thousand people migrated. The majority of these people stem from the Icy Shore and the Northern Islands and live in the North Eastern District, the Selkie-District.

History

Culture

Culture-wise, it took the PA-Selkie only a little time until they began to form their own cultural identity, especially due to the comparisons with their Mainland-kinsfolk, but the more they were asked, the more they developed apart, maybe as an act of defiance of what was expected of them and what they, in the end, became. Some of their defiance came back to the Free Lands and inspired artists and people there, too, so it was a co-dependent relationship. In a way, Port Arthur soon became a refuge for artists, who did not want to deal with the corsage of the Mainland, as Viola Macnasach put it in 2024.

One of the most important forms of art and expression, which quickly developed, was Street Art, visual art created at public locations - while visual arts do happen in the Free Lands, they never were a huge point of attraction. Street art, while at first unsanctioned, became one of the main attractions of the Selkie-Quarter, cooperative street art soon developing, where a number of people worked together on a picture, sometimes over weeks.

In 2020, musical experts began to see the development of a musical style, which became to be known as Selkie-Industrial, their first band being Foirnéis Soinneáin, the Blast Furnace.

Generally, first stories of Diaspora-Literature, as the Selkie call it, will come from Port Arthur in 2021, by a writer from the midst of the Cailíní Smionagar, but by 2025, the University of Fortham will recognize Port Arthur Diaspora-Literature as its own genre, a viewpoint first held and defended by Branwen Blaidd, of Tralee Descent.

Architecture

Panorama View of the Selkie-Quarter of Port Arthur, towards the South-West.

The Selkie-Quarter is known for their vertical and hydroponic farms, which feed the city with high yield crops like squash and cucumbers. In general, the District is also known to be very green, greenery and plants being grown at every spot, but also for its concrete-and-steel architecture, reminding people alternatively of a garrison of the SDF or of Ironcastle. The main mode of individual transportation is the bicycle.

Two students of the Port Arthur Selkie Girls' High School, in school uniform (although the ties should be pulled up a bit more neatly) along the Conair Canal, looking towards the North East.

Whole pride and joy of the Selkie District is the Port Arthur Selkie Girls' High School and its Sensha-Do Team, the Cailíní Smionagar (Debris Girls), their armoured engineer vehicles (mostly outdated donations by private persons, like Fiona Scáineadh of the Tribe of Monaghan and Kayla Cuach of the Tribe of Wicklow) proving invaluable during the reconstruction as they are perfectly suitable to clear debris with minimal risks from unexploded ordnance. The Selkie-Schools continued the tradition of Younger Militia Training, including the pikemen and their songs marching through the city every now and again, a spectacle soon viewed by tourists.

Economy

Important People

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