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  • The Party

    Adventurers of diverse backgrounds, the Crimson Blades have assisted the [[Korvosan Guard]] on numerous occasions in the ongoing struggle to keep the city from sliding into anarchy. However, their efforts uncovered a far more sinister plot against the …

  • Organizations

    There are a number of influential groups within the city but not directly under the control of the Korvosan government or any of the temples. * [[Acadamae]]: This world-renowned university of the arcane arts is practically a city unto itself. Shielded …

  • Monarchy

    h3. Overview The Korvosan monarchy is a relatively recent innovation in the city government, less than a century old, the result of the city's desire for status and stability after its abandonment by Cheliax. As a result, the monarchy's powers are …

  • Korvosan Guard

    h3. Overview

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    The Korvosan Guard serves the city of Korvosa first, the [[:ileosa | Queen]] second, and the [[Abadar | …

  • Sable Company

    h3. Overview

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    The Sable Company did not answer to the [[:ileosa | Queen]], but rather to the [[Seneschal | Seneschal of …

  • Acadamae

    h3. History

    !http://cdn.obsidianportal.com/assets/229123/Acadamae_students.jpg(Acadamae students)!
    Perched atop Citadel Hill and surrounded by high black marble walls, the Acadamae stands apart from the rest of …

  • Brackwater Circle

    A small group of stubborn druids, they frequent Korvosa's dock preaching the evils of civilization and urging fishermen to release their catches back into the water. Occasionally, their protests have become violent, reinforcing Korvosans' already dim view …

  • Iron Fists

    An order of Vudran warrior monks, they were forced to flee their homeland for Korvosa several years ago. Since then, they have worked as mercenaries, hiring themselves out as security for those bold or foolish enough to refuse paying the [[Cerulean …

  • Cerulean Society

    The official thieves' guild of Korvosa, the Cerulean Society openly operates a protection racket for the merchants and nobles of the city. Each month, the Society's blue uniformed "collectors" visit all of the eligible clients in the Korvosa to politely …

  • House Arkona

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    An ancient [[Cheliax | Chelaxian]] noble house, the Arkonas escaped financial ruin two hundred and fifty years ago by gambling everything on …

  • Gray Maidens

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    An all-female military force that answers only to [[:ileosa | Queen Ileosa]], the Gray Maidens were organized after the attempt on the Queen's …

  • Bekyar Nation

    A people native to the southern continent of Garund, their nation lies southwest of the jungles of the Mwangi Expanse, stretching from the Desolation Cape all the way north to the former Chelaxian colony of Sargava. The Bekyars are on average exceedingly …

  • Queen's Physicians

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    A cadre of the finest healers and physicians from Korvosa and its environs, they were handpicked by [[:davaulus]] to help him …

  • Cult of Urgathoa

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    A secret cabal worshiping the [[Urgathoa | Pallid Princess]], these devotees of undeath had a secret altar hidden within …

  • Rat's Teat Boys

    A gang of wererats operating in the sewers of Korvosa, one of the few gangs to survive in that hostile environment for any length of time according to the scavenger [[:samp]]. They are quite territorial. The party formed a [[The Devil's in the Details …

  • Cow Hammer Boys

    A gang of four deserters from the [[Korvosan Guard]], they ostensibly followed [[:verik]] on his Quixotic mission to feed the poor of Korvosa. In secret, however, they hired themselves out as hit men and disposed of the bodies through the stocks of All …

  • House Ornelos

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    House Ornelos traces its noble lineage back before the founding of the [[Cheliax | Chelaxian Empire]] itself, giving it the highest …

  • Korvosan Navy

    Korvosa maintains the largest navy in Varisia, based in the town of [[Veldraine]] at the mouth of Conqueror's Bay. Although theoretically under the authority of the monarchy, the Navy's direct superior is the [[Seneschal]] of Korvosa. Given its distance …

  • Hellknights

    _"Savagery must be quelled, in the land, home, and mind."_ --Creed of the Hellknight Order of the Nail The Hellknights are a collection of knightly orders dedicated to the promulgation and enforcement of law and order above all else. As one might …

  • Sczarni

    A coalition of Varisian crime families, the Sczarni can be found wherever Varisians gather in large numbers. The Sczarni see themselves as the truest Varisians, living off the foolishness of city-dwellers. Traditional Varisians, meanwhile, frown on their …

  • Red Mantis

    A secretive cabal of assassins that operates across Avistan. They are said to kill by contract, with the promise that whoever they eliminate stays dead. According to [[:irabeth | Irabeth]], they may be worshipers of a murderous deity known as He Who Walks …

  • House Jeggare

    [[File:392444 | class=media-item-align-right | Jeggare_coa.jpg]] House Jeggare is an ancient and wealthy noble house found across the entire extent of Avistan, although centered in [[Cheliax]]. The cadet branch of House Jeggare in Korvosa descends …

  • House Leroung

    [[File:392454 | class=media-item-align-right | Leroung_coa.jpg]]The ancient and esteemed House Leroung have long served [[Cheliax]] and its colonies as teachers, instructors, professors, scholars, and sages. To this day, House Leroung maintains extensive …

  • House Zenderholm

    [[File:392492 | class=media-item-align-right | Zenderholm_coa.jpg]]House Zenderholm arrived in Korvosa at the tail-end of the great influx of [[Chelish]] immigrants, a small House seeking new opportunity on the frontier. Two hundred years ago, during the …

  • Bureaucracy

    Regulation and law dominate Korvosa and how it lives. The city’s charter, an officially sanctioned document created by Emperor Halleck IV of [[Cheliax]] in 4406, bears 247 amendments. In addition, a thick, multi-volume body of work spells out Korvosa’s …

  • House Endrin

    Waydon Endrin first entered the pages of history as a middle-aged sergeant within an elite unit of [[Cheliax | Chelaxian]] marines hired to protect Admiral Mercatio Kiameleu's ill-fated expedition to colonize [[Varisia]]. Their ships dropped anchor at …

  • House Arabasti

    h3. The Royal Family of Korvosa [[File:423008 | class=media-item-align-right | Arabasti_coat_of_arms.jpg]] House Arabasti is that most unusual of things--a royal family without a noble title. Indeed, the Thrice Damned House of Thrune has never once …