Portals are used as means for rapid travel all over the world which, if not warded properly, may be used by powerful demons to get through. The kind of runic manipulation required to create Portals is not available to Shadowhunters, and so they need to be created and set up by warlocks. To get around this, a large number of permanent Portals have been established to transport Nephilim to and from Idris without having to hire warlocks for every trip, which is still the case in other parts of the world. {x}

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