Rise of The Runelords
The largest city in Varisia, Korvosa dominates the lands from the
Ashwood to Bloodsworn Vale. Today, King Eodred Arabasti II and
Queen Ileosa Arabasti rule Korvosa, their reign epitomized by the
exploitation of the city-state’s vassal townships for the benefit and
luxury of Korvosa’s elite. Korvosa claims to be the most cultured and
civilized city in the region, yet visitors might also grant the city-state
the titles of most decadent, exploitative, and socially stratified.
To the west, the city of Magnimar vies with Korvosa for dominance
of land and trade in and around Varisia. Spread along the
shores and cliffs of the Varisian Gulf, Magnimar’s best-known
landmark is the Irespan—the ruin of a gargantuan and ancient
bridge around and under which the city sprawls.
A council of elected elders presides over Magnimar
along with the Lord-Mayor, a title held for
life. Currently, the overbearing Lord-Mayor Haldmeer
Grobaras controls the city, his bombastic
and largely self-serving voice drowning out those
of a fractured council of squabbling merchants,
commoners, and bored nobles.
Magnimar has begun to slowly expand her sphere of influence to encompass many nearby settlements and communities. This is a list of but a few that have come under the jurisdiction of Magnimar.