The Path of Kings
Restov is where the scattered remnants of the Aldori Swordlords fled after their defeat by Choral the Conqueror 300 years ago at the Valley of Fire. Their descendants were nevertheless allowed to rule in the city as long as it pledged itself under Brevoy’s flag.
Restov is a crossroads of trade, bordering the River Kingdoms, Iobaria, and Brevoy. It is also used as a jumping-off point for more adventurous travelers who seek to travel across the Wasted Lands to the Lost Dwarven Kingdom of Ilid, and the wooded countries of Fallion and Glendalen, on the edge of the Dark Forest.
Restov is ruled by a Lord Mayor and her council of Swordlords, some of the greatest trained wielders of swords in the city. These military veterans, all who have fought as mercenaries in foreign wars in the River Kingdoms, Numeria, or Iobaria, have a great interest in the development of their City as something more than just another outpost in Brevoy. With the disappearance of House Rogarvia, the Swordlords find themselves planning grand developments.
To this end, they have enlisted the approval of King Noleski Surtova and his sister. They were recently able to persuade the King that expansion must be made into the Wasted Lands now that the Troll menace and the Wasting Magic before that has receded.