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Land River Kingdoms
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Capital Daggermark
Ruler Martro Livondar, Lord of Daggermark and Lord Captain of Horse
Government Anarchy
Languages Taldane, Hallit, Kelish
Religions Cayden Cailean, Norgorber
Images of Daggermark

Source: People of the River, pg(s). 8
Titles City of Assassins
Nation River Kingdoms
Region Daggermark
Size Metropolis
Population 27,460
Demographics 96% human, 1% dwarf, 3% other
Government Anarchy
Alignment Chaotic neutral
Ruler Martro Livondar
Images of Daggermark

Source: Guide to the River Kingdoms, pg(s). 13ff.

The largest city in all of the River Kingdoms, Daggermark has maintained enough stability to control an abundant supply of food, a rarity in this unstable region of Avistan. Daggermark is so stable that it even has a thriving industry and is wealthy enough to mint its own coin. The main reason for this stability are the two guilds for which the city is so famous: the Daggermark Assassins' Guild and the Daggermark Poisoners' Guild. These two organizations often work hand in hand, as the assassins favor the use of poisons, believing that only amateurs leave behind an obvious cause of death. Few bandit lords would be stupid enough to attack Daggermark for fear of being found poisoned, strangled, or having succumbed to some other seemingly "accidental" death.[1][2]


Even if someone were foolish enough to risk the wrath of its assassins, Daggermark is still far from undefended. It has the largest army in all the River Kingdoms and the city itself boasts both an inner and outer wall.[1][2]


The most powerful and prestigious members of Daggermark society live within the inner wall (called Dagger Keep by the locals), including the ruler, Martro Livondar. Rule of the city is more complicated than it appears: while Marto Livondar in theory controls the city, he would not be able to do so without the dwarven warrior Jallor Clovesh who controls the army. In addition, if Livondar were ever to lose the favor of Lady Smilos, the head of the assassins' guild, or Tragshi, head of the poisoners' guild, it is unlikely he would survive more than a week.[1][2]

Daggermark is the annual host of the Outlaw Council, the contentious meeting where the most powerful leaders in the River Kingdoms come together to discuss defending their freedom against external threats.[3]


See also: Category:Daggermark/Inhabitants

Daggermark is one of the main, albeit small, halfling settlements in the Inner Sea Region, being a beacon for freed slaves due to the River Freedoms. Many halflings use their size and stealth to advantage as members of the city's Assassins' Guild and Poisoners' Guild.[4] Daggermark is also home to many vishkanyas, ophidian people more commonly found in Casmaron who have a natural affinity for poison. Unsurprisingly most vishkanyas find work with either the Daggermark Poisoners' or the Daggermark Assassins' Guilds.[5]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 John Compton et al. (2015). Heroes of the Streets, p. 6. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-769-7
  3. Tanya DePass, James Jacobs, Lyz Liddell, et al. (2019). World Guide, p. 32. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-64078-172-6
  4. Hal Maclean and Amber E. Scott. (2010). Halflings of Golarion, p. 15. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-278-4
  5. Benjamin Bruck, et al. (2015). Inner Sea Races, p. 189. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-722-2