Corvigon is a small city burrowed into the side of the mountains, nestled in the foothills. The name is shortened from Corvigonestalishintalasimalinaliarinamianishatata and is home to the Academy of Enlightened Wisdom.
The Gnomes of Corvigon are inventors, alchemists and people focused to mastering engineering, nature and practical magics. The 12 Elders are all preeminent Alchemists as crafting the Philosopher’s Stone is one of the tests to prove they possess sufficient knowledge to lead. The Dean of the Academy is also one of the rulers, tasked with breaking ties.
The city lies 500 miles to the East of Saltwater’s Weep in the foothills of the Blackstone Peaks. The city is protected by Alchemical Golems and other enchanted constructs. They maintain the defenses to protect them from their closest neighbor Rone and it’s depredations.