Curse of the Crimson Throne
Next session: Thu 12/14/14 9:00 PM MST (GMT -7) – Watch live on Twitch
(12/7 was cancelled – one of our players was in a car wreck over the weekend and was all hopped up on vicodin)
Korvosa, The Jewel of Varisia
Korvosa has long sparkled on Varisia’s southern shore and long stood as the first bastion of civilization on the wild frontier of Varisia. Yet tragedy seems to haunt the city’s royal bloodline. A line of Korvosan kings and queens emerged to rule the city, establishing an infamous seat power—the Crimson Throne. Rulers have sat upon the Crimson Throne for more than a century, and the city has flourished. Yet the monarchy always seems on the brink of disaster. The Crimson Throne is not a prize to be won—it is a curse. No monarch of Korvosa has died of old age, and none have produced an heir while ruling—in its 300-year history, no king of Korvosa has directly inherited the Crimson Throne from his father. This is the source of much gossip and tale-spinning among the city’s citizens, who speak about it only in hushed tones. Even though King Eodred II controls Korvosa more fully than any previous monarch, that control remains tenuous, and many secretly count the days until their latest king falls to what they call the Curse of the Crimson Throne.