Curse of the Crimson Throne
Korvosa, the Jewel of Varisia, has long sparkled on Varisia’s southern shore.
Established 300 years ago by Cheliax at the height of that empire’s expansion,
the city now commands its own destiny. 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. 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…