Karas Novotnian

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Karas Novotnian

The Falcon
Baron of Darkmoon
41st century AR
Source: Guide to Darkmoon Vale, pg(s). inside front cover

Karas "the Falcon" Novotnian, and several friends, with assistance from the Chelish military, established a fort in the wilderness area known as Darkmoon Vale (in what is now northern Andoran) in 4113 AR, and began to take control of the region from the native Kellid tribes in the name of the Empire of Cheliax.123 In 4117 AR, Karas was awarded the title of Baron of Darkmoon by the Emperor of Cheliax for his efforts to bring Darkmoon Vale into the empire; this title survived for nearly six centuries.2

People referred to Karas and his descendants as the "Falcon" because of the prominent falcon on the crest of Baron Novotnian's heraldic display. This was the true origin of the "falcon" in so many names in Andoran. Even with the death of the last Falcon-Baron Novotnian and the eradication of nobility in Andoran, the people continue to embrace the imagery and iconography of the bird.4


  1. Erik Mona, et al. “Chapter 5: The World” in Campaign Setting, 202. Paizo Inc., 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike McArtor. “Chapter 3: History” in Guide to Darkmoon Vale, 46. Paizo Inc., 2008
  3. Tim Hitchcock & Jason Nelson. “Gazetteer” in Andoran, Birthplace of Freedom, 18. Paizo Inc., 2015
  4. Mike McArtor. “Overview” in Guide to Darkmoon Vale, 5. Paizo Inc., 2008