Kaer Maga is an ancient city on the very edge of the Storval Plateau in Varisia. Home to a bewildering diversity of humanoid beings, it also houses ancient knowledge and evil secrets.
Goblins are savage little humanoids with emaciated bodies but huge, melon-shaped heads. Along with their hatred for humans, horses, and dogs, they are known for their hideously comical war songs.
The Sczarni are a loose affiliation of Varisian crime families. Radovan Virholt considers them “my kind of people.”
One of the eight classical schools of magic, Necromancy concerns the manipulation of life and death energies through arcane means. While many consider the practice a dark art, a tiny minority of necromancers argue that there is a light side to their magic.
Cat-sized dragon-like creatures, Drakes are a common sight in the skies of Korvosa, where during their breeding season they feud with the imps who have escaped or outlived their masters at the Acadamae. Unlike the imps, which are typically red, black, or albino, drakes appear in many colors.
Blackjack is a famous (or infamous) hero (or villain) to Korvosa’s lower classes (or its privileged elite). Count Jeggare has had several encounters with the outlaw, sometimes as friend, sometimes as foe.