Permanent portals large enough to handle a fair amount of daily traffic take a lot of time and resources, especially the greater the distance. Due to this cities that tend to have permanent portals often have some of the large populations and stable and thriving economies. Those cities also work on splitting the costs, though sometimes politics can interfere and a city may shut down their portal if things become less than friendly between their governments.
Ramsalon to Victory City and GHOUL
Victory Portal is a large, permanent portal between Beth Bow in Ramsalon and Victory City in Meribor. It is a re-purposed Underpass portal, taken from Necromos’ network. It is free for all pedestrians and passenger vehicles, although commercial vehicles carrying goods must pay a toll. From here people can take tunnels to access GHOUL as well.
The room in Victory City where the portal is used to be called the "Bones Room" by the Orcs or the "Throne Room" by the Alliance's intelligence, during the Orc War There was a throne made of bones here, and rumors of blood dripping still fresh off them when they found it. Of course, Necromos was long gone. The room was soon refurbished and the walls painted with murals drawn, in the harsh stone. The murals are similar to those around the other portal that is in Ramsalon. A special long tunnel was built, leading right to the Core.
Since the Naga Nori War and the annexation of Victory City into GHOUL, another tunnel, directly to Jackolantern Avenue has been built, making for a shorter trip from GHOUL's docks to the portal to Ramsalon.
Ramsalon to Ish Lavin
Status: Shut Down
Destoryed during Naga Nori War, being considered to be rebuilt as Ish Lavin and Ramsalon are both now territory of Shi Inkahan
The first Overpass portal was a large, permanent portal between Beth Bow in Ramsalon and the Town Center of Ish Lavin. It was based on the same technology as Necromos's Underpass, hence the name, and is the first portal constructed from scratch by the Royal Labs (Victory Portal being an original Underpass portal refurbished and re-purposed to serve the Empire). This portal was destroyed when Shi Inkahan invaded Ish Lavin in 3013.
Argonn Overpass Portal
Ramsalon to Argonn Island
Status: Shut Down
Was shut down after the Naga Nori War to prevent any chance of it being used for retaliation against Ramsalon or the Shi Inkahan Empire
The Vaxia Empire had long planned to build a portal between Ramsalon and Argonn Island, in in the East Kadrass Ocean. To this end, much infrastructure was already in place to construct the portal in Argonn. When the Ish Lavin end of the existing Overpass portal was destroyed as the Shi Inkahan Empire began their invasion, the Ramsalon end remained intact. The Vaxia Empire found that they had just enough materials finish constructing half a portal in Argonn. So, after working for a week and a half to hook up all the existing parts, to redirect the Ramsalon Overpass to Argonn, and to activate the Argonn Overpass. At the end of the Naga Nori War, the Shi Inkahan Empire shut down the portal to prevent it from being used as means for retaliation after having pushed out the Vaxia Empire that now remains on Argonn Island.
These are permanent Portal Networks that may have at one time existed but now have either been used to inspire the more modern portals, been repurposed, lost, or damaged beyond working for various reasons.
The Underpass network was a large network of portals created by Necromos some time after the Cataclysm, based loosely on notes he recovered pertaining to what we now call the Elven Portal Network. He used these portals to ferry his orcish and Undead troops around the continent of Vaxia, before he was defeated and most of the portals destroyed.
The last known Underpass portal, connecting Ghuundagor to Necromos's Death Row (currently now Beth Bow) stronghold in Ramsalon, was captured by the Vaxia Empire after the Orc War and re-purposed, becoming Victory Portal, connecting Ramsalon to Victory City and GHOUL. Later, the Royal Labs reverse-engineered the technology, successfully building the Overpass Portal.
Elven Portal Network
The Elven Portal Network is a network pre-Cataclysm portals, largely lost or damage in the events during the Cataclysm. The Elven Alliance are investigating these portals and their Historical significance.
Many unexplained relics survive from the days before the Cataclysm. The most notable of these is the Kanestronia Cathedral Also of note are the bridge over Snar Abyss, near Dawn Port, as well as the Crystal Towers near there, and the Cemetary of the Abyss in Candenord. These scattered buildings are all that remain of the ancient civilization we call Namoria, which had its capital in what is now the jungle of No Man's Land. This civilization stretched across nearly all of the known world, and travel across the vast distances involved was accomplished with a network of portals. Some of the first remains of the network were discovered by members of the Ramsalon Wood Clan and other Elves which has caused the network to be called the Elven Portal Network.
One ancient portal can be found in Ramsalon, in its own park, not far from the Kanestronia Cathedral. Another can be found in the northern section of the Ramsalon Forest There is another near Tesaria perhaps serving the ancient city that stood where Dawnport-Crystal does now. Another is north of Thamas one in Shi Inkahan, and one near the Cemetary of the Abyss in Candenord. A similar structure to the portals is rumored to exist on one of the many islands of the Eastern Kadrass. There are more around the world, but these are no more than ruins.
The portal in the Ramsalon Forest is the most unique: a single ivory slab (possibly from a single enormous tusked beast), cut into a perfect circle and sitting on a platform made of stone. It has four pillars around it, one at each corner of the platform. Twelve more pillars stand around this platform. The ruins of four temples lie around the portal, perfectly aligned with it in the four cardinal directions. This portal is thought to be a backup control center for the network. The primary control center has not been found, but is assumed to be somewhere near No Man's Land.
The other portals in Shi Inkahan, Candenord, Jorkana the western plains of Vaxia are each enclosed in within the ruins of a temple. The temple has an open roof, and at each of the four cardinal directions is an opening. Within the temple is the same sort of ivory slab, surrounded by three pillars.
Some of these structures are not simply ruined, but are in fact incomplete, destroyed while under construction, leading many scholars to believe that the Cataclysm itself interrupted the construction of this portal network.