Knights of The Flowery Branch
Modern Varisia is a region of conflict, a strip of frontier laid against the land of barbarians and giants to the northeast – the Storval Rise. Although no central government controls Varisia, three city-states have emerged, each of which could some day soon claim control over the region. The eldest and largest of these, and the de facto capital, is Korvosa, a city of Chelish loyalists but ruled by its own monarchy. The second largest city in Varisia is cosmopolitan Magnimar, which flourishes while Korvosa stagnates in its adherance to traditional Chelish values. Further to the north, at one end of the Lost Coast Road lies Riddleport, an ideal destination for those who find law of any sort oppressive.
The wilderness of Varisia is liberally peppered with colossal Thassilonian ruins, (see Thassilon) many of which are overrun by the barbarian tribes of humans and monsters that now claim them as their own.