Residential Upkeep

Korvosa is your home, your entire world really. With the action of the Curse of the Crimson Throne taking place almost exclusively within the city, you’ll need to maintain your residential upkeep. The choice is yours, and throughout the campaign you are free to move about. If Desna smiles, you’ll move up in the world. If she weeps, you could be on the streets. The sections below are divided by district and are averages that vary by size.:

The Heights

Standing atop Citadel Hill, the Heights District has a commanding view of the rest of the city, which its residents look down on—both figuratively and literally. Nearly all of Korvosa’s power players reside in the Heights, including the queen herself. The Heights District holds three wards: Citadel Crest, Cliffside, and University.

Ownership

Manor (Citadel Crest) 160,000 gp or more
Manor (Cliffside) 80,000 gp or more
House (Citadel Crest) 100,000 gp
House (Cliffside) 50,000 gp
House (University) 40,000 gp
Townhouse (Citadel Crest) 80,000 gp
Townhouse (Cliffside) 40,000 gp
Townhouse (University) 30,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Citadel Crest) 16,000–60,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Cliffside) 8,000–30,000 gp
Apartment Suite (University) 8,000–20,000 gp

Rent per Month

House (Citadel Crest) 300 gp
House (Cliffside) 140 gp
House (University) 120 gp
Apartment Suite (Citadel Crest) 50–200 gp
Apartment Suite (Cliffside) 25–100 gp
Apartment Suite (University) 25–60 gp
Studio (Citadel Crest) 18–70 gp
Studio (Cliffside) 8–35 gp
Studio (University) 8–20 gp


Midlands

When most people think of Korvosa, they think of the cosmopolitan and friendly district of Midland. Situated on the leeward side of Citadel Hill, Midland stretches from the end of Enderin’s Wall south to Gray District and the Pillar Wall. It rises from sea level to climb the eastern slope of Citadel Hill, where it ends just below the summit line. Midland encompasses the wards of High Bridge, Pillar Hill, Slope, and West Dock. As the home district of both the Korvosan Guard and Sable Company, Midland has the fewest gangs and gang battles in the city. Despite that, the thieves’ guild does a brisk trade in the district thanks to the disproportionately high number of merchants, banks, and other commercial and financial concerns.

Ownership

House (Slope) 30,000 gp
Townhouse (Slope) 20,000 gp
Townhouse (High Bridge) 10,000 gp
Townhouse (Pillar Hill) 15,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Slope) 5,000–20,000 gp
Apartment Suite (High Bridge) 2,000–8,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Pillar Hill) 4,000–12,000 gp
Apartment Suite (West Dock) 2,000–6,000 gp

Rent per Month

House (Slope) 100 gp
Apartment Suite (Slope) 15–60 gp
Apartment Suite (High Bridge) 7–26 gp
Apartment Suite (Pillar Hill) 15–35 gp
Apartment Suite (West Dock) 6–18 gp
Tenement Flat (High Bridge) 4–13
Tenement Flat (West Dock) 3–9
Studio (Slope) 5–20 gp
Studio (High Bridge) 3–8 gp
Studio (Pillar Hill) 5–12 gp
Studio (West Dock) 2–6 gp


North Point

North Point, at the northwestern tip of mainland Korvosa,was the first section of the mainland settled by the descendants of the city’s Chelish founders. The district houses many of the city’s oldest non-noble families. North Point covers the entire northern end of the city and includes the wards Five Corners, Mainshore, Northgate, and Ridgefield. Korvosa’s seat of municipal power stands in North Point, as does the city’s courthouse and the Bank of Abadar.

Ownership

House (Mainshore) 35,000 gp
House (Northgate) 20,000 gp
Townhouse (Five Corners) 12,000 gp
Townhouse (Mainshore) 20,000 gp
Townhouse (Northgate) 15,000 gp
Townhouse (Ridgefield) 8,000–15,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Five Corners) 5,000–10,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Mainshore) 10,000–18,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Northgate) 6,000–15,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Ridgefield) 2,000–15,000 gp

Rent per Month

House (Mainshore) 100 gp
House (Northgate) 60 gp
Apartment Suite (Five Corners) 15–30 gp
Apartment Suite (Mainshore) 30–50 gp
Apartment Suite (Northgate) 16–45 gp
Apartment Suite (Ridgefield) 6–45 gp
Tenement Flat (Mainshore) 15–25
Tenement Flat (Ridgefield) 3–23
Studio (Five Corners) 5–10 gp
Studio (Mainshore) 10–18 gp
Studio (Northgate) 6–15 gp
Studio (Ridgefield) 2–15 gp


Old Korvosa

As its name implies, Old Korvosa is old. It covers all of Endrin Isle, which rises from sea level along the southern shore on the Narrows of Saint Alika to a 200-foot-high escarpment on the seaward north side. At the foot of Garrison Hill, as this steep incline is called, sits the beehive-like hovel of Bridgefront. Old Dock stands on the relatively f lat eastern protrusion of the island. Atop Garrison Hill stands the stone wall of Fort Korvosa, completed in 4438. The imposing black-marble Palace Arkona dominates Old Korvosa, while the remains of the original wooden palisade slowly rot near the gate into the ward.

Ownership

Townhouse (Garrison Hill) 8,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Bridgefront) 300–500 gp
Apartment Suite (Garrison Hill) 3,000–5,000 gp
Apartment Suite (Old Dock) 1,000–3,000 gp

Rent per Month

Apartment Suite (Bridgefront) 1–3 gp
Apartment Suite (Garrison Hill) 8–16 gp
Apartment Suite (Old Dock) 2–9 gp
Tenement Flat (Bridgefront) 5 sp–1 gp, 5 sp
Tenement Flat (Garrison Hill) 4–8 gp
Tenement Flat (Old Dock) 1–4 gp
Studio (Bridgefront) 4 sp–1 gp
Studio (Garrison Hill) 2–4 gp
Studio (Old Dock) 1 gp, 5 sp–3 gp


South Shore

The newest district officially added to the city, South Shore became a part of Korvosa in 4684, when Queen Domina set the first foundation stone for the Pantheon of Many. South Shore’s population consists mainly of the city’s nouveau riche hoping to escape the cramped conditions elsewhere in the city. No wards divide South Shore. A small enclave built specifically as an embassy for Mierani elves stands in the ward.

Ownership

House 20,000 gp
Townhouse 15,000 gp

Rent per Month

House 60 gp
Apartment Suite 10–40 gp

Residential Upkeep

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