City-State of Khorlanis

Capital: Khorlanis
Total Population: 72,000 (45% Thaldain, 37% Adari, 15% Gauth, 3% other)
City Population: 58,000 (living within the walls)
Demi-humans: 9,000 (79% dwarves, 16% halflings, 5% elves)
Humanoids: many half-orcs
Government: City-State
Current Leader: Margrave Yavoshay Bentham
Coat of Arms: a silver metallic griffon above purple chevron on a black field.
Exports: furs, fish, iron, weapons, gems

Khorlanis is a large, independent city-state, located in the Khorlann Steppes.

The city is located in a region known as the Erenath Valley, between the Shadow Mountains and the coast of the Sea of Adar .

Although the city has always striven for independence, on several occasions, its rulers have been forced into alliances with Drakhara, to ensure the city's survival.

Today, the city population is an ethnic mixture of humans from the North and East, as well as a sizable Gauth minority.

Today, the city of Khorlanis is governed by Margrave Yavoshay Bentham; who commands a garrison of 1,500 well-equipped mercenaries from the Thunderbolt Regiment.

The city of Khorlanis is accessible via the Adar Road, which connects it to the city of Sirilath to the south, and the Krensway, which connects it to the city of Derilath to the west.


Local History

Back in the early Third Age, the city of Khorlanis was first founded by the Khor-Lann people; a Thalari ethnic group, who populated the Khorlann Steppes.

When the War of False Glory broke out, the city was attacked by Amador forces of Elroth Penrose and quickly overcome. Over the next decade, the city doubled in size, as it became an important military supply base during that conflict.

Later, after the establishment of the Kingdom of Adar, King Markov Penrose based his forces there during his expedition to conquer the East. Back then the Amari were only a tiny minority of the population, but their numbers grew over time.

After the Fall of Adar, the city became independent and for a time was the capital of a short-lived human Kingdom called "Khorlann." That kingdom collapsed with the rise of Alokkair.

Destruction during the Arctic War

In the year 524 of the Fifth Age, a conflict called the Arctic War, broke out between the Ravinian Empire and Drakhara.

The city was the site of a bloody battle fought during this conflict, which caused it to be almost completely destroyed.

Recent Events

Over the last several centuries, the city was rebuilt and declared itself an independent city-state, bridging the gap between the cultures of both eastern and western Corwyn.

Its rulers try to maintain a neutral position, but not always successfully.