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Titles Ward of the Druids
Land River Kingdoms
Alignment Neutral
Capital Sevenarches
Ruler Oakstewards
Government Oligarchy
Demonym Sevenarchers
Adjective Sevenarches
Languages Taldane, Hallit, Sylvan
Religions Eldest, Green Faith

Source: People of the River, pg(s). 14
Plane Material Plane
World Golarion
Nation River Kingdoms
Region Sevenarches
Size Large town
Population 4,340
Demographics Human 88%, fey 5%, gnome 4%, halfling 2%, other 1%
Government Mayor and druidic oligarchy
Alignment Neutral
Ruler Mayor Esmet Silkenlock

Source: Guide to the River Kingdoms, pg(s). 46ff.

Sevenarches is a town in the southwestern River Kingdoms built around seven stone arches scattered around the settlement. It is an ancient site sacred to elves, but has not been in elven hands since they left Golarion for the safety of Sovyrian millennia ago. Since then, Sevenarches has been under the rule of the Oakstewards. Indeed, Sevenarches is the only surviving kingdom from the initial wave of Kellid migration into the River Kingdoms region after the exit of the elves.[1]


The Oakstewards are very selective about whom they let approach the community, banning elves and outsiders from approaching, as Sevenarches guards a rift to the First World of the fey. As a result of the rift, followers of the Green Faith are extremely common. Sevenarches is also home to a wide variety of fey and many arboreals, some of whom live in the city, while others are simply passing through.[2] The forests of Sevenarches are also home to centaurs and to awakened animals, including a large pack of awakened dire wolves.[3]

Rumour has it that the arches for which the town is named once served as portals to other worlds, perhaps functioning like more powerful elf gates. Kyonin has shown great interest in reclaiming this ancient site, but the Oakstewards refuse any elven entry into Sevenarches due to the Obnubilate plague, a deadly, contagious and seemingly incurable disease that strikes any elf that approaches the arches. The druids have not disclosed the reasons behind their ban, as they do not believe that the elven government in Iadara would listen to the warnings of humans. While this problem has yet to come to a head, there are rumours that some elves have been considering radical solutions to get rid of the human rulers of the town.[3][2]


In 4256 AR, the druids were briefly ousted from control by the Intilporium, a Taldan wizard family.[4]


The town of Sevenarches is the first major stop for pilgrims and traders headed north on the Sellen. Two competitive supply companies are located in the town: Sellenmark Supply and Auldwell's.[3]


The ancient forest known as the Elderwoods marks the southern border of the land.[3]



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  1. Tim Akers et al. (2014). People of the River, p. 20. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-666-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 128. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Jeff Quick. (2010). Sevenarches. Guide to the River Kingdoms, p. 48. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-203-6
  4. Elaine Cunningham, Steve Kenson, China Miéville, and Chris Pramas, et al. (2010). Guide to the River Kingdoms, p. inside back cover. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-203-6