Monarchy (Korvosa)

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Queen Ileosa and her retinue.

The monarch of the Varisian city-state of Korvosa rules the town and its dependent settlements from the Crimson Throne in Castle Korvosa.1


As a former colony of Cheliax, the city was long ruled by a series of lord magistrates beginning with one of the city's founders, Jakthion Korvosa.2 This abruptly changed during the Chelish Civil War, when the mother country lost interest in its dependency, and Korvosa's citizens decided to change Lord Magistrate Eodred Arabasti's title to king in 4644 AR.3


As magistrates of Fort Korvosa (4407–4504 AR)

As magistrates of Korvosa (4504–4644 AR)

As monarchs of Korvosa (4644 AR —)


Compared to other monarchs, the kings and queens of Korvosa share power with and are checked by the other governmental entities within the city: the arbiters, the Sable Company, the Korvosan Guard, the Order of the Nail, the Magistrates, the Seneschal of Castle Korvosa, and the Peerage Review.9


  1. Mike McArtor. “Chapter 2: Places” in Guide to Korvosa, 12–13. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike McArtor. Guide to Korvosa, inside front cover. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mike McArtor. “Chapter 4: History” in Guide to Korvosa, 51. Paizo Inc., 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gap in the record and possibly there were other magistrates in this period.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Mike McArtor. Guide to Korvosa, inside back cover. Paizo Inc., 2008
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mike McArtor. “Chapter 4: History” in Guide to Korvosa, 50. Paizo Inc., 2008
  7. 7.0 7.1 It is unclear who held the position of lord magistrate in the period after the end of the Cousins' War and after Amycus Viamio's disappearance. There were likely other magistrates in this period.
  8. 8.0 8.1 This span is unconfirmed and assumes the events of Curse of the Crimson Throne occur within the span of a single canon year.
  9. Mike McArtor. “Chapter 3: People” in Guide to Korvosa, 34. Paizo Inc., 2008