Listed here are many of Korvosa’s most well-known names, be they famous or infamous.

The Government

Korvosa’s government is split into three groups. The arbiters serve as judges, trying criminal cases and settling civil disputes. The magistrates handle the day-to-day bureaucracy of city management. The monarchy serves as Korvosa’s diplomats and defenders.

Caylyn Croft: The current leader of the Korvosan Guard, Field Marshal Caylyn Croft is an even-tempered Ryn woman whose practice of openly encouraging adventurers and mercenaries to aid the Guard in the city’s defense has earned her some unfair criticism by the city’s elite.

Elgyn Arabasti II: The Grand Prince of Korvosa is a man whose spendthrift ways are moderated somewhat by the numerous good works he has spearheaded.

Ilyosa Arabasti: Lady of Korvosa, Ileosa is barely a third the age of her husband. Rumors say that she holds much of Korvosa in contempt, and that she seduced the king into
marrying her simply to advance her own wealth and riches.

Garryck Tann: Often called “the most hated man in Korvosa,” Garryck Tann is the Magistrate of Commerce, the man who oversees the collection of taxes in the city.

Loyia d’Elyse: Once a priestess of Morrow, the current Magistrate of Regulation is tasked with the maintenance of weights and measurements—much of her office’s time is spent seeking out faulty scales, shaved coins, and other attempts by merchants and customers to cheat one another.

Kommandant Markus Torys Endrov: Kommandant Endrin is the current leader of the Sable Company, a man whose dedication to tradition and honor sometimes blinds him to what might be best for his own career.

Nando Kalepopolis: The seneschal of Castle Korvosa, Nando Kalepopolis commands the defenses of the castle itself, and is regarded as the second most powerful individual in the city, behind only King Elgyn II.

Severs DiVri: The intimidating and mysterious commander of the Exemplar Order of the Nail, DiVri is a towering man who rarely leaves his post at Citadel Vraid.

Syl Gar: If Garyck Tann is one of Korvosa’s most hated officials, Magistrate of Expenditures Syl Gar is one of the most loved—his responsibility is to see to it that city taxes are spent properly and efficiently on public works.

Zori Zeitsefonova: Known as the Hanging Judge, Zori is Korvosa’s senior arbiter. Her reputation is justifiably fearsome among Korvosa’scriminals.

Citizens of Note

From the lofty perches of the city’s aristocracy down to the market’s entertainers, merchants, and criminals, many of Korvosa’s citizens are well-known figures.

Blackjack:: One of the city’s most beloved and reviled heroes, Blackjack is more of a symbol than anything else—a legendary masked hero who has fought for Korvosa’s downtrodden
for hundreds of years.

Badger: The guildmaster of the Cerulean Society, Korvosa’s thieves’ guild, Badger is feared by many and respected by few.

Dimitri Toshiana: The Archbanker of the Church of Menoth and a stickler for rule, Dimitri is one of Korvosa’s most powerful clerics.

Devargo Barvassi: Known to some as the “King of Spiders,” Devargo runs Eel’s End, a collection of ships that double as a brothel, drug den, and gambling hall.

Glorio Arkona: The Tordoran patriarch of one of Korvosa’s most powerful noble families, it is rumored Glorio has ties to most, if not all, of Korvosa’s criminal underworld.

Kepra di Bray: The Bishop of the cathedral of Morrow, Keppira’s stewardship over the city’s Gray District has kept the presence of undead at an all-time low.

Phylip Swastel: Pilts owns and runs Old Korvosa’s Exemplary Execrables, a playhouse that caters to those seeking perverse and morally-questionable entertainment.

Sabyna Merryn: Many rumors surround Queen Ileosa’s bodyguard, not the least of which is that she and the queen are secretly lovers, yet none can deny this imposing woman’s
loyalty to the crown.

Toff Ornelos: The Acadamae is the most prestigious school of magic in Llael, and as its headmaster, Toff is one of the region’s most respected and powerful wizards.

Vencarlo Orisini: Owner of the renowned Orisini Academy fighting school, Vencarlo’s outspoken disdain for Korvosa’s government has earned him trouble on several occasions.


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