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Town of a Thousand Rumors
Source: Qadira, Jewel of the East, pg(s). 49

Khoka is a town in north-eastern Qadira on the southern banks of the Pashman River. It is the last stop within Qadira for merchants traveling eastward into the heart of the Empire of Kelesh, and the first way-station for caravans entering the satrapy. The town is full of caravans and mercenaries. A lot of bargains take place in Khoka and there are more rumors than could fill a hundred ears.2

Khoka's permanent population is small, only 920 people1 (residence permits are rarely granted), but it is adjacent to a garrison for the Keleshite Imperial Forces, which enforces customs taxation under the command of Captain Jathbiyyah al-Istiyaz. It also contains a temple to Falayna.3

Khoka is surrounded by a smattering of small villages in the foothills of the Zho Mountains, including the ratfolk village of Khurbresh, located in a canyon less than a day's travel away. The former way station Pilgrim's Rest, a temple to Sarenrae abandoned due to an earthquake-induced shift in the nearby river, lies on the old road between them.4

Caravans arriving from the Golden Path east of the town sometimes bring in travelers with a mysterious ailment that causes them to speak in tongues and their eyes to glow bright blue.3

Slaves who are particularly devout worshipers of good-aligned deities fetch top coin in Khoka. The slaves are taken from town to the banks of the Pashman River and never seen again. They are destined for Nar-Voth, where they are part of the plans of the archdevil Moloch.5


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jessica Price. “Adventuring in Qadira” in Qadira, Jewel of the East, 39. Paizo Inc., 2017
  2. Brian Cortijo. Qadira” in Qadira, Gateway to the East, 11. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jessica Price. “Adventuring in Qadira” in Qadira, Jewel of the East, 49. Paizo Inc., 2017
  4. Erik Mona, et al. Pathfinder Origins, 176–179. Dynamite Entertainment, 2015 "Pathfinder Chronicles: Khurbresh Gazetteer" by James L. Sutter.
  5. F. Wesley Schneider & Jerome Virnich. Mardehzuk (Pit Fiend)” in Hell Unleashed, 48. Paizo Inc., 2015