In which I complain about slights both real and imaginary.
Qeynos? There is no “there” there! Let’s talk about me.
Firiona Vie, EverQuest Spokesmodel
Long have the residents of Qeynos suffered neglect as the second city of Norrath. Ever have we been in the shadow of our rival city, Freeport, and have been discriminated against because of our unjustly diminished stature.
In old Norrath, in the original EverQuest, a vast right coast conspiracy placed Freeport at the center of the world’s activity, with many smaller racial home towns feeding naturally into it via the Commonlands or the Ocean of Tears. It acted as a crossroads and became the destination for those looking to trade, and it flourished.
And even as the bounds of Norrath grew, even as the bazaar took over from the Commonlands tunnel, Freeport remained an important destination. Ever is there activity in Freeport. It was important enough to get a complete revamp a couple of years back, along with the Commonlands.
None of the original cities of Norrath have had such attention lavished upon it.
Certainly not Qeynos.
(Conspiracy theories and a few pictures of the new Qeynos after the cut.)