"City of Harmony with Nature"
Sturvek is a hill-city of buildings built around or under small oak trees. The city is relatively wealthy because it is located on an important trade route south of Koastmark. The city’s marketplace is unique however as people have to be exceptionally careful of fey thieves. The city is supposedly named after one of the Heroes of Olde, Sturum, a Halfling Priest. The city is dotted with statues of the ancient priest.
Sturvek has a large number of fey creatures that visit it or inhabit it. Everything from pixies and sprites to pseudo-dragons and even unicorns are known to visit the city, as do dryads and treefolk. A herd of unicorns runs wild across the prairies east of the city and many of the forests nearby have an abundance of fey creatures.
Unicorn poachers from Koastmark are a problem in Sturvek and there are a variety of people who patrol the land looking for poachers. The unicorns are highly intelligent and have their own defenses too, often luring poachers into ambushes. Like Ulmaster's Forest north of Kazark the herd of prairie unicorns are guarded by an ancient unicorn the halflings call Moonshadow. Moonshadow is said to often be invisible and according to legends was blessed by the goddess Metrequia.
The lord of Sturvek swore fealty to Queen Kasiya because he knew that Queen Kasiya would help them against the poachers. The locals consider the unicorns and fey creatures to be sacred and want them to be protected.
Since then Kasiya has hired several adventuring groups to hunt for poachers and to put a stop to the black market trade in unicorn horns. A retired adventurer named Olivia of Loqland is in charge of the hunt for poachers.
Cities and Towns of Korovia
Roknar ~ Shorin ~ Silekva ~ Sturvek ~ Sylvania ~ Toravek ~ Trollhaven ~ Tuirn ~ Weyvin ~ Yeksereannia ~ Zerburg