Let's Put the Future Behind Us
Maputo has proved one of the casualties of climate change over the last several centuries; what was once a thriving seaport dotted with Portuguese colonial architecture and skirted by shantytowns is now almost entirely submerged beneath the Indian Ocean. Today, all that is left of Maputo are a series of semi-derelict sea forts, controlled by a group of warlords collectively known as the Black Emperors.
The forts are connected via a series of bridges constructed from rope and salvaged bric-a-brac; however, due to the internecine skirmishes that regularly occur between the Black Emperors, the bridges are usually in varying states of disarray. Accordingly, it is often safer (though significantly more expensive) to travel between the forts via tugboat or shuttle.