Kovlar

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Kovlar
(City)
Nation Five Kings Mountains
Level 5
Size Large town
Population 4,390 in 4709 AR[1]
4,620 in 4719 AR[2]
Demographics 99% dwarf, 1% others
Government Council
Alignment Lawful neutral
Adjective Kovlarite
Ruler Court of Regents

Source: Dwarves of Golarion, pg(s). 14 (1E)
Fires of the Haunted City, pg(s). 67 (2E)

Kovlar (sometimes, but rarely and probably incorrectly, written Kolvar) is a small dwarven city in Five Kings Mountains built in the tunnels and caverns at the southern outskirts of the fallen great city of Saggorak.[3]

Government

The reinstated dwarves of Kovlar established many powerful guilds, administered by the Court of Regents which regularly ship their goods to Highhelm from where they are traded all over Golarion. The most powerful guild in Kovlar is the Anvilers' Guild which employs hundreds of dwarven smiths.[3]

History

Kovlar was once the southernmost district of Saggorak, capital of one of the ancient kingdoms and namesakes of the Five Kings Mountains. In 2519 AR, after 12 years under siege from orcs, Saggorak succumbed to famine, but when the orcs breached the walls and invaded its southern district, they were overwhelmed by the city's undead citizens and forced to retreat.[4]

700 years later, Khadon the Mighty reclaimed and purified Saggorak's southern district, which became the new city of Kovlar. Khadon knew that clearing the entire city from the undead was impossible and would force him to station many troops to guard the nearby Darklands entrance. Khadon directed his effort to fortify Kovlar's walls and protect it from the undead in Saggorak. Now, the subterranean region connecting Mount Arugak to Mount Mist is sealed, with the exception of a few mines which are accessible from the surface.[3][4][5]

References

Paizo published a gazetteer of Kovlar in Fires of the Haunted City.

  1. David Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker, Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon. (2009). Dwarves of Golarion, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-204-3
  2. Linda Zayas-Palmer. (2019). "Kovlar Gazetteer". Fires of the Haunted City, p. 67. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-192-4
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 David Eitelbach, Russ Taylor, JD Wiker, Keri Wiker, and Hank Woon. (2009). Dwarves of Golarion, p. 14. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-204-3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Linda Zayas-Palmer. (2019). "Kovlar Gazetteer". Fires of the Haunted City, p. 64–65. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-192-4
  5. Linda Zayas-Palmer. (2019). "Fires of the Haunted City". Fires of the Haunted City, p. 5. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-192-4