The city-state of Torverath is home to the Torvae Temple, an important religous site for believers of Torva, the Divine Goddess.  


Divine magic and healing magic are the two most valued magic types in Torverath. As such, Torverath has the highest concentration of healers and the best medical schools that teach both healing magic and mundane methods like setting bones. Those in Imbria who wish to learn healing magic often travel to Torverath to do so.   Anyone capable of producing light magic is considered to be gifted by the Goddess and is recruited to the Temple to train as a priestess, monk, or paladin. They are also encouraged to learn as much healing magic as they can.   All forms of necromancy and blood magic are forbidden.  

Relationship with Salaris

Located within Salaris, in many ways, Torverath functions as a secondary capital. Many Salarians also worship Torva and flock to Torverath to visit the famous Temple of Torva, and some even treat it as a religious pilgrimage.   The High Priestess and the laws set by her and the other priestesses and monks of the temple greatly influence Salaris legislation and the daily lives of Salarians. The High Priestess and her council are known to have frequent communication with Salarian leadership, and are often consulted on matters of religion and new legislation.   As such, Torverath relies on Salaris for protection and for many resources, most particularly food. In exchange, Salaris sends young witches to Torverath to be trained as healers for Salarian hospitals and military units.
Salaris, the largest and most powerful nation in Imbria.
  The alliance between the two also means that either can call upon the other for assistance in time of war. For Salaris, includes the use of additional healers and even Torverath's Paladin Order if needed.


Torverath and the Torvae Temple do maintain a small military and train their own elite class of military unit called the Paladin Order. Paladins are capable of harnassing divine magic for offensive spells, often can perform minor healing, and cast area spells that boost surrounding units, for example, by increasing courage, ferocity, or vitality.   These units are used for defense of the city-state and the temples and other religious sites. Units may also be deployed in defense of allies when necessary and as protection for Torvae church missions.

Agriculture & Industry

Primary sources of income:
  • Religious tourism
  • Profit from healing services
  • Magic lights, matorvai (primary export) - made by temple acolytes
  • Tinctures, tonics, salves and other healing solutions
  • Service industry

In Torva's light

Geopolitical, City-state
Head of State
Government System
Major Exports
Major Imports
  • Food
  • Building supplies
Controlled Territories
Neighboring Nations
Organization Vehicles
Notable Members

Further Reading

Important Holiday
Magic Lights Festival
Tradition / Ritual | Dec 2, 2020

A summer festival under the stars, lit with magical lights

  Important Symbol
Goddess Constellation
Geographic Location | Jul 30, 2020

The Goddess watches over us all

  Birthday Traditions
Birthdays in Torverath
Tradition / Ritual | Dec 10, 2020

Birthdays in Torverath start with a trip to the Temple of Torva


Author's Notes

This is still very much a work in progress and I intend to add much more to this article. Thank you for reading!

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Starfarer Theta
28 Apr, 2021 02:51

Tovorath's position as a second capital city for Salaris creates an interesting dynamic here. I wonder if Salaris would've wanted the city to be under their influence had Tovorath not been a religious and medical center (seems like a uniquely advantageous position economically).   Great article!

15 Jun, 2021 05:08

Thank you :)

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