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PF2 Settlement Korvosa

Pathfinder 2 – Settlement

Campaign – City of Korvosa

Thassilonian Resurgence

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Introduction to Korvosa

Population 18,486 – Large City

Formerly the capital of colonial Varisia, Korvosa suffered several years of turmoil after the fall of the Chelish Empire, and emerged from this struggle roughly equivalent with Magnimar in terms of political power – a fact that still irks many of Korvosa’s residents. These days, most of Korvosa’s decadent nobles continue to play up their ties to Cheliax and their endorsement of southern fashions, fancying themselves Varisia’s center of culture and enlightenment. Whether or not such conceits are accurate, the city is certainly tied closer than any of its neighbors to the land’s imperial past.

A city where the Chelliax settles built a town founded on the ideals of their nation before the fall of their god, and the rise of devil worship. Ruled by a king, and still in charge of many holdings in the south of Varisia. This is built around an ancient monument that has been incorporated into the kings castle.

Korvosa (pronounced kohr-VOH-sah) is the largest city found in the wilderness area known as Varisia and serves as the seat of one of three city-states that claim independent authority over their individual holdings in the region. Though its citizens and traditions have strong ties to the nation of Cheliax, with many of its people tracing their ancestry directly to servants of the Empire, the city’s location at the mouth of the Jeggare River and the presence of a highly-defensible harbor have contributed to the establishment of Korvosa as a primary hub for trade; various cultures and peoples can be found within the city’s walls as goods move in and out of its gates.

Districts of Korvosa

The city of Korvosa is divided into a host of districts. These divisions are sometimes through natural or man-made barriers while others are more subtle changes in wealth and status.

  • Acadamae – The academic (and infernal) center of Korvosa, the Acadamae is the campus of this reputable magic school, which is large enough to gain district status in itself.
  • Castle Korvosa – The centre piece of Korvosa and home of its royal family the castle towers over the rest of the city as it is built atop the remains of a Thassilon Pyramid.
  • East Shore – The only district beyond the Jeggare River East Shore is home to many of the nobles families involved with Korvosa’s military.
  • Gray – The Gray district serves as Korvosa’s graveyard and is where all its dead are interred; the only living inhabitants are the priests of Pharasma who tend it.
  • The Heights – The heights sit atop the cliffs of Korvosa’s western shoreline and are home to the most powerful people in the city including the royalty as Castle Korvosa is within this district.
  • Midland – The part of the city most visitors come to recognise, this district is the friendliest and is home to many of Korvosa’s docks, but it is quite crime free.
  • North Point – North point is where people first settled when Korvosa was founded and is home to many families that can draw their ancestry back to that time.
  • Old Korvosa – The poorest, most overcrowded area of Korvosa; the living conditions in Old Korvosa are far worse than in the rest of the city.
  • South Shore – One of the newest sections of the city, it does not suffer from the overcrowding that much of the city does and many of its residents live here to get away from the city.

Two other unofficial districts exist within Korovosa, their boundaries not conforming to any design by the city’s planners.

  • The Shingles – All along the rooftops of Korvosa lie walkways and ramshackle abodes and shops. The Shingles serve as both homes to some of the city’s poorest citizens and quick highways over the bustling streets for anyone wishing or requiring avoiding the crowds.
  • The Vaults – The vaults run beneath all of Korvosa and are far more than just sewers as they incorporate the remains of two other settlements previously located here.

Korosa Holdings

Content Updates

  • 2021-08-06 – Update to layout and menu.
  • 2020-07-05 – Added details from RotR players guide.
TRAP Campaign

Adventures, Challenges, Personalities, Runelords, Varisia, TRAP Design

Characters: Feats (Location, Social (RotR), Social (JR))

Main Settlements: Absalom, Korvosa, Magnimar, Riddleport

Other Settlements: Abken, Baslwief, Biston, Galduria, Harse, Ilsurian, Janderhoff, Kaer Maga, Melfesh, Nybor, Palin’s Cove, Ravenmoor, Roderic’s Cove, Sandpoint, Sirathu, Turtleback Ferry, Urglin, Velderaine, Wartle, Whistledown, Windsong Abbey, Wolf’s Ear

Other Locations: Ashwood, Bloodsworn Vale, Brinewall, Calphiak Mountains, Celwynvian, Chorak’s Tomb, Churlwood, Cinderlands, Crystalrock, Crystilan, Curchain Hills, Ember Lake, Fenwall Mountains, Fogscar Mountains, Gnashers, Gruankus, Guiltspur, Hollow Mountain, Hook Mountain, Iron Peaks, Kodar Mountains, Lady’s Light, Lurkwood, Malgorian Mountains, Mierani Forest, Minderhal’s Anvil, Mindspin Mountains, Mobhad Leigh, Mundatei, Mushfelns, Nolands, Red Mountains, Rift of Niltak, Rimeskull, Sanos Forest, Shimmerglens, Skotha Lake, Skull’s Crossing, Spindlehorn, Spire of Lemriss, Stormunder Lake, Stony Mountains, Storval Deep, Storval Plateau, Storval Stairs, Sunken Queen, Syrantula Lake, Varisian Gulf, Velashu River, Velashu Uplands, Viperwall, Wormwood Hall, Wyvern Mountains, Yondabakari River

Organisations: Hellknights, Pathfinder Society

PFS Factions: Andoran, Cheliax, Grand Lodge, Lantern Lodge, Osirion, Qadira, Sczarni, Shadow Lodge, Silver Crusade, Taldor


Level 1: Aspirant Pathfinders, The Lost Star, Ilsundal Carnival, Pharasma’s Quest, Welcome to Kaer Maga

Level 2: Sandpoint Festival, Shard of Pride, Welcome to Korvosa, Welcome to Riddleport

Level 3: Korvosa Gone Mad, Missing people in Sandpoint, Rescue of Ameiko, Shard of Greed

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