City-State of Khorlanis

Capitol: Khorlanis
Total Population: 72,000 (45% Thalari, 37% Adari, 15% Gauth, 3% other)
City Population: 58,000 (living within the walls)
Demi-humans: 9,000 (79% dwarves, 15% halflings, 5% gnomes, 1% other)
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 the rolling foothills of the Shadow Mountains, near the coast of the Sea of Adar in a region known as the Erenath Valley.

Although the city has always striven for independence, on several occasions, its rulers have been forced into alliances with Morgoth, 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.


Battle of Khorlanis

Battle in 524/5, between the Ravinian Empire and Morgoth, which ended the Arctic War. During the battle, the forces of Morgoth were defeated, but the city of Khorlanis was destroyed in the fighting.


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 Amari 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 capitol of a short-lived human Kingdom called "Khorlann." That kingdom collapsed with the rise of Alokkair.

Over the last several centuries, the city has re-asserted its independence, bridging the gap between the cultures of eastern and western Corwyn; trying to maintain a strictly neutral position.