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  • Korvosa

    *Korvosa* *Large City* conventional (king); *AL* LN *GP Limit* 40,000 gp; *Assets* 36,972,000 gp DEMOGRAPHICS *Population* 16,659 *Type* isolated (90% human, 4% dwarf, 2% elf, 2% halfling, 1% half-elf, 1% other races) [[Blackjack]] [[Numismatics …

  • Korvosan Slang

    The people of Korvosa universally speak Taldane ( -commonly- frequently known as “Common”). Korvosans have, over time, created their own slang unique to the city. In order to help you blend in while exploring Korvosa, make sure to (correctly) use the …

  • Korvosan Mindset

    Those who live in Korvosa respect and admire ostentatious displays of wealth, power, or knowledge. They consider confidence and competence the greatest of assets, and they deride or heckle those who display weakness, indecisiveness, or inability. …

  • Vice Taxes

    Because the care and feeding of sins and vices comprises a healthy percentage of the city’s underworld operations, and because taxing them directly is far too difficult, the city recently enacted vice taxes. Those who practice such activities gain …

  • Numismatics

    * _Copper Pinch_: Usually referred to as simply a pinch (plural and singular), dropping “copper.” Calling multiple copper coins “pinches” elicits laughs and painful tweaks on the arm or backside. * _Silver Shield_: Frequently called by its full …

  • Korvosan Delicacies

    *Ten Korvosan Delicacies* The people of Korvosa mostly eat relatively bland foods and don’t vary their meals all that often. Many point to the city’s strong military character for this particular quirk. Despite this, Korvosans do enjoy the rare treat, …

  • Great Houses

    More than just a title every house strives for, the five Great Houses serve important roles within the city. Before the schism in Cheliax and the rise of the Arabastis, every lord magistrate had to be elected from one of the Great Houses as described …

  • Religion

    While Korvosans are not a terribly religious bunch, the city does support a number of temples and shrines. The most popular religions in the city belong to the deities Abadar, Asmodeus, Pharasma, and Sarenrae, although the Sanctuary of Shelyn and the …

  • Blackjack

    As much a legend and rumor as a known man, the black-clad Blackjack has remained a fixture of Korvosan lore for more than two centuries. The figure known as Blackjack serves the poor and downtrodden of the city, fighting …

  • Races of Korvosa

    Every civilized humanoid race in Golarion has at least one representative somewhere in Korvosa, usually within Midland District. Make no mistake, though: despite its cosmopolitan leanings, Korvosa is definitely a human city. *Humans*: Look at any …