The Origin of Hope
Plainsgate, as its name suggests, used to serve as the last Western city before the great central plains. Its massive walls and gates speak of its time as a fortress city, which over time became a trade city.
When the dragons fell Plainsgate was transformed to a coastal city, its massive Eastern gates now effectively the opening to a harbor.
The traders of Plainsgate quickly adapted to the new situation and the shipyards at Plainsgate are now known as some of the best in the West.
Note: The name “Plainsgate” means that the city also has a unusually high population of, rather annoyed, extra-planar travelers. This also means that the tiefling population, both infernal and abyssal, is high in Plainsgate – it is in fact the home of several important infernal tiefling noble families.