Hell of a Summer
Library of Korranberg
In Korranberg, Zilargo’s southeasternmost port city, there lies a library unlike any the world over. The Library of Korranberg is the single greatest repository of knowledge on the continent (and perhaps the globe). Although its primary purpose is to serve as resource to scholars and explorers alike, it does occasionaly fund expeditions.
Each of the library’s eight colleges seeks to advance a particular field of study. Together, the colleges maintain the archives—vast vaults containing knowledge accumulated over three millennia. The doyens of each college serve on a c entral c ouncil that manages the affairs of the library. This council is run by an appointed member of the Korran family, descended from the founders of the library. Like all politics in Zilargo, positions in the library involve intrigue, blackmail, and scheming. The current high councilor, Alina Alrene ir’Korran, is a cunning woman who has had to fight off many competitors within her own house to maintain her status and position.
The library is based in Korranberg, but it keeps safe houses in the capital cities of every nation in Khorvaire. These offices provide shelter for library research teams. While the library does not focus on magic as much as the Twelve or the Arcane Congress, it has had centuries to fill its vaults. The restricted archives and secret vaults are heavily defended and shielded against scrying and other forms of spying.