Corinthia

“He slunk along alleys and shadowed plazas until he came to the district which was his destination — the Maze. Along its labyrinthian ways he went with the certainty of familiarity. It was indeed a maze of black alleys and enclosed courts and devious ways; of furtive sounds, and stenches.” — Robert E. Howard: “Rogues in the House”

One of the lesser Hyborian kingdoms (or perhaps a confederacy), comprised of loosely allied city-states and presumed to be mostly mountainous. It lay south of Brythunia and Nemedia, west of Zamora, east of Ophir, and north of Koth.

The western reaches contain rank after rank of forested ridges, extending to the jagged wall of the Karpash Mountains. The Road of Kings, a major trade route, passed through central Corinthia.

Corinthia apparently had a separate identity as early as the florescence of Acheron. It was subject to the latter, then “gained its independence” with the fall of the ancient empire to the Hyborians.

Some time during the 3000 years that followed, it came under the growing hegemony of the Hyborians. The economy of Corinthia may have been both pastoral and agricultural, with specialized small industries in the city-states.

  • Population: 780,000
  • Capital: Akbitana (pop. 75,000)
  • Ruler: A king is the nominal ruler of the city-states, each ruled by a senator and a council
  • Major cities: Kamalla (pop. 11,000)
  • Resources: Mines (many of which barely produce enough to make working them worthwhile)
  • Imports: The Road of Kings passes through Corinthia, bringing a large amount of caravan traffic through the city-states
  • Allies: Aquilonia (friendly), Nemedia (friendly)
  • Enemies:
  • Tech level: Roman
  • Religion: Ishtar, Pteor, Bel

Corinthia

Hyboria JamesPozenel