Ashenport was founded in -165, noted for shipbuilding before the Dominion, a seat of great marine prosperity in -8, and later a minor factory centre. The loss of sailors due to shipwrecks and Drow War caused the town’s profitable trade with the north to falter; by 20, the only fleet still running that route was that of Captain Obed Althanis, the head of one of the town’s leading families.
In 80, Captain Obed Althanis utilized magic based on a Drow art left over from the Drow War. Shortly thereafter, the town’s fishing industry experienced a great upsurge. Further records indicate that in 38 mysterious plague struck the town, causing mass depopulation. Consequently, Ashenport was largely shunned in its latter days till it failed to make sacrifice and was destroyed by the Kraken.