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Starfall
(City)
Nation Numeria
Region Sovereign's Reach
Size Metropolis
Population 32,400
Demographics 24,300 humans, 2,592 halflings, 1,620 half-orcs, 1,120 androids, 1,023 dwarves, 870 orcs, 463 ratfolk, 412 other
Government Dictatorship / Secret Syndicate (Technic League)
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Ruler Kevoth-Kul, the Black Sovereign
Leader Technic League Leader Ozmyn Zaidow

Map source


Source: Palace of Fallen Stars, pg(s). 65
This is an article on the city of Starfall. For information on the fall of the Starstone, please see Earthfall.

Starfall is a city just as brutal and as harsh as the unforgiving Numerian land that it is capital of. The place is a mockery of the soft capitals of the south, with a level of decadence which would put even Taldor to shame. This decadence is surrounded by the filthy reek of human misery. Here the Black Sovereign, currently Kevoth-Kul, rules utterly unchallenged, his every whim catered to, while the rest of city suffers under his harsh rule. The only people who benefit are those who help the court of the Black Sovereign indulge in his carnal decadence. The Black Sovereign's rule is absolute and his metal servants, the gearsmen, roam the city enforcing his laws.[1]

History

Amalokla, Numeria's first Black Sovereign, conquered the settlement surrounding the Silver Mount in 4031 AR and named it "Starfall". During her rule, of unknown length but lasting until her death, Amalokla started the Palace of Fallen Stars and enforced traditional Kellid taboos against technology.[2] Like all subsequent Black Sovereigns, her remains were thrown into Starfall's Bonehall.[3]

However, Starfall was only made into the capital of Numeria when it was conquered by Kevoth-Kul, now known as the Black Sovereign. He conquered Starfall with the aim of making it the crown jewel in a united Numeria. Many believed Kevoth would expand the current borders of Numeria, conquering all before him and forging a new empire, but the city of Starfall proved to be his undoing. With the City conquered, Kevoth-Kul began listening to the words of the tainted arcanists of the Technic League, who held much influence in the city.

Their honeyed words and the strange substance concocted from liquids found in the depths of the Silver Mount began to have a profound effect on him. Kevoth's moods darkened and his aims turned from conquest to indulging in every pleasure of the flesh imaginable. He took on the title of the Black Sovereign and began reworking his capital to better suit his desires.[4]

References

Paizo published a major article about Starfall in Palace of Fallen Stars and a poster map of the metropolis in Iron Gods Poster Map Folio.