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{{Infobox Kingdom
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|Flag = Flag Kovir and Poviss.svg
|COA = COA Kovir Poviss.png
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|COA = COA Kovir and Poviss.svg
|Form-of-government = Hereditary Monarchy
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|Government_type = Hereditary Monarchy
 
|Status = [[Kingdoms|Kindgom]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Real union|real union]] of [[Kovir]], [[Poviss]], and minor countries
 
|Status = [[Kingdoms|Kindgom]]<br>[[Wikipedia:Real union|real union]] of [[Kovir]], [[Poviss]], and minor countries
|Ruler = [[House of Troyden]] and later [[House of Thyssen]]
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|Ruler = [[House of Thyssen]]<br>[[House of Troyden]] {{Small|text=formerly}}
|Capital1 = [[Lan Exeter]] {{Small|text=winter capital}}<br>[[Pont Vanis]] {{Small|text=summer capital}}
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|Capital = [[Lan Exeter]] {{Small|text=winter capital}}<br>[[Pont Vanis]] {{Small|text=summer capital}}
|Official-language = [[Common Speech]]
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|Official_language = [[Common Speech]]
|Image-location = Places Kovir.png
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|Geo_map = Places Kovir.png
|Religious = Cult of [[Prophet Lebioda]] {{Small|text=Kovir}}<br>[[Church of the Eternal Fire]] {{Small|text=Poviss}}<ref name="ANH">In [[The Witcher: Reasons of State]] graphic novel</ref>
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|Religion = [[Nordling Pantheon]]:
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*[[Lebioda]]
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*[[Eternal Fire]]<br>[[Skellige]]r Pantheon:
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* [[Freya]]
 
|Currency = [[Bizant]]<br>(in [[Aedd Gynvael]]: [[mark (Narok)|mark]])
 
|Currency = [[Bizant]]<br>(in [[Aedd Gynvael]]: [[mark (Narok)|mark]])
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|Demonym = Koviran<ref name="ttots" /><ref>{{TLotL}}</ref><ref>{{SoS}}</ref><br>Kovirian<ref>{{BoF}}</ref><br>Koviri<ref>[[CD Projekt]]'s franchise</ref>}}The '''Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss ('''also known shortly as '''Kovir and Poviss''' or simply '''Kovir''') is one of the [[Northern Kingdom|Northern Kingdoms]] located on the [[Gulf of Praxeda]]. It is also the largest exporter of mineral resources in the known world, with huge profits from trade. It is ruled by king [[Tankred Thyssen]] of the [[House of Thyssen]] and maintained neutrality during the [[Second Nilfgaard War]], refraining from lending coin nor men to either side.
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|Demonym = Koviran<ref name="ttots" /><ref>{{TLotL}}</ref><ref>{{SoS}}</ref><br>Kovirian<ref>{{BoF}}</ref><br>Koviri<ref>[[CD Projekt]]'s franchise</ref>
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The '''Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss ('''also known shortly as '''Kovir and Poviss''' or simply '''Kovir''') is one of the [[Northern Kingdom]]s located on the [[Gulf of Praxeda]]. It is also the largest exporter of mineral resources in the known world, with huge profits from trade. It is ruled by king [[Tankred Thyssen]] of the [[House of Thyssen]] and maintained neutrality during the [[Second Nilfgaard War]], refraining from lending coin or men to either side.
   
Because it is so mountainous, the region is rich in mines. [[Kovir]] and [[Poviss]] export glass, salt, [[iron ore]], [[silver]], nickel, lead, tin, zinc, [[copper]], chromium, titanium, tungsten, and platinum. Not to mention three-quarters of the world's ferroaurum, kryobelitium, and [[dimeritium]] and 80% of the world's gold.<ref name="ttots">{{TTotS}}</ref>
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Because it is so mountainous, the region is rich in mines. [[Kovir]] and [[Poviss]] export glass, salt, [[iron ore]], [[silver]], nickel, lead, tin, zinc, [[copper]], chromium, titanium, tungsten, and platinum. The Kingdom accounts for three-quarters of the world's ferroaurum, kryobelitium, and [[dimeritium]] and 80% of the world's gold.<ref name="ttots">{{TTotS}}</ref>
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== History ==
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The [[Dauk]] and [[Wozgor]] were the first people to live on the [[Continent]], settling in the regions of Kovir and Poviss, specifically the duchies of [[Narok]], [[Velhad]], and [[Talgar]], according to a classification by the historian [[Arnelius Grock]].<ref name=twotw />
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Kovir and Poviss are now the richest realms in the North, though this was not always the case. The poverty of the locals was once literally on everyone's lips, in the form of antiquated common sayings. As recently as the days of [[Heribert|Heribert the Quarrelsome]], one spoke of a particularly impoverished person as being "poorer than a mouse from Poviss," called bone broth "Koviri delight" and referred to beggars as "praxedes," after the [[Gulf of Praxeda|gulf]] along the shores of which these kingdoms lie.
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A handful of generations ago Kovir and Poviss were officially still part of [[Redania]]. King [[Radovid I]], known as Radovid the Great, handed dominion and title of Koviri earl over them to his hated brother, [[Troyden]], with one stipulation – that he never leave his newly acquired demesne and not interfere in matters of state.
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Handing over this rocky scrap of far-northern ground (where, the saying went, the year had two seasons – August and winter) was naturally meant as a cruel joke, a slap in the face for the overly ambitious Troyden.
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Yet time soon proved that Radovid the Great had made a grave error. Before long it was discovered that Kovir's bare rocks hid priceless treasure in the form of enormous deposits of precious metals and rock salt. This discovery, in turn, led to tremendous growth in productive industry. Mills, forges, and workshops sprouted up like mushrooms after a hearty rain.
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[[Radovid III]] decided to correct his famous forebear's mistake and take back the northern frontiers of his kingdom. He was convinced the combined armies of Redania and its then-ally [[Kaedwen]] ruled by [[Benda]] would quickly bring this ever more audacious vassal led by Gedovius in line. History took a different turn, however, and Kovir won a resounding, crushing victory. Radovid III was forced to sign the [[First Treaty of Lan Exeter]], granting Kovir independence while binding it to eternal neutrality – a promise Troyden's successors have kept with great diligence.
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Until the later years of 13th century Kovir was ruled by Esterad Thyssen, a king as wise as he was greedy. Even his untimely demise did not stop his lands from developing and blossoming under to his extreme free market policy. Koviri metallurgists proudly compete with the best [[Mahakam]] can offer, and many believe the [[University of Lan Exeter]] long ago surpassed the famous [[Oxenfurt Academy]] as the leading seat of higher learning in the North. And so it has come to pass that, over the course of a few generations, the Koviries and Povissites have turned from paupers into princes, from beggars into bankers.<ref name="ttots" /><ref>''[[Kovir and Poviss (book)|Kovir and Poviss]]''</ref><ref name=twotw>{{TWotW}}</ref>
   
 
== National Emblems ==
 
== National Emblems ==
=== Coats of arms ===
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The first known coat of arms and flag of the Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss, used at the time when the realm was officially recognized by Redania and Kaedwen, consisted among others of Redanian Eagle and Kaedwenian Unicorn, as the royal couple were descended from ruling dynasties of both these kingdoms.<ref name="ttots" /><ref group=N>Note that the inclusion of Duchy of Narok into Kovir and Poviss first known coat of arms, as depicted here, is speculative. The "fan tradition" of including it in the coat of arms during House of Troyden period dates back to work of Adam Kromer, who made the coat of arms used in [[Andrzej Sapkowski]]'s original website.</ref> After the throne was inherited by [[House of Thyssen]], the Redanian and Kaedwenian symbols were removed, and the currently used arms have been created during the reign of King [[Baldwin Thyssen]].<ref name="dynastic">[[Dynastic descriptions]]</ref>
[[File: COA Troyden2.svg|100px]] [[File:CoA Kovir-Poviss old2.png|100px]] [[File:COA Kovir Poviss old.png|100px]]
 
   
The above coats of arms were inspired by the work of our resident heraldry and Witcher experts, [[User:SMiki55|SMiki55]] and [[User:Mboro|Mboro]], based on the description in the official site of [[Andrzej Sapkowski]].
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Originally, the flag of the Kingdom was in reds and yellows, and consisted of Redanian Eagles and Kaedwenian Unicorns.<ref name="ttots" /> The color scheme was apparently preserved after the change of the dynasty, but the heraldic animals were replaced with House of Thyssen coat of arms, the armed arm.<ref>{{WGW}}</ref>
=== Flags ===
 
[[File:Flag Thyssen.png|150px|Flag of the ruling dynasty]]
 
   
The current flag of the Kingdom is based on an image from {{WGW}} while the second one is a flag of the currently ruling dynasty. Both were created by contributor [[User:SMiki55|SMiki55]].
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Recent arms: ''Quarterly, I Gules an armed arm Argent ([[House of Thyssen]]); II Argent bendlets sinister Vert a pale Sable (Principality of [[Poviss]]); III per fess intended Argent and Azure (Duchy of [[Narok]]); IV Gules demi-eagle Argent (Margraviate of [[Talgar]]).''
   
==Notable people==
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''Emblems in the infobox and below have been created by Wiki editors basing on official description and/or depictions.''
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[[File:COA Troyden.svg|100px|House of Troyden coat of arms]] [[File:COA Kovir and Poviss0.svg|100px|First known Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss coat of arms (note that the inclusion of Duchy of Narok is speculative)]] [[File:Flag Kovir and Poviss0.svg|150px|First known flag]]
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== Notable People ==
   
 
=== Monarchs ===
 
=== Monarchs ===
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=== Settlements ===
=== Notable locations ===
 
 
* [[Lan Exeter]]
 
* [[Lan Exeter]]
 
* [[Pont Vanis]]
 
* [[Pont Vanis]]
 
== History ==
 
Kovir and Poviss are without a doubt the richest realms in the North. Even though that was not like this always, poverty of locals was once literally on everyone's lips, in the form of antiquated common sayings. As recently as the days of [[Heribert|Heribert the Quarrelsome]], one spoke of a particularly impoverished person as being "poorer than a mouse from Poviss," called bone broth "Koviri delight" and referred to beggars as "praxedes," after the [[Gulf of Praxeda|gulf]] along the shores of which these kingdoms lie.
 
 
Only a handful of generations ago Kovir and Poviss were officially still part of [[Redania]]. King [[Radovid I]], known as Radovid the Great, handed dominion and title of Koviri earl over them to his hated brother, [[Troyden]], with one stipulation – that he never leave his newly acquired demesne and not interfere in matters of state.
 
 
Handing over this rocky scrap of far-northern ground (where, the saying went, the year had two seasons – August and winter) was naturally meant as a cruel joke, a slap in the face for the over-ambition Troyden.
 
 
Yet time soon proved that Radovid the Great had made a grave error. Before long it was discovered that Kovir's bare rocks hid priceless treasure in the form of enormous deposits of precious metals and rock salt. This discovery, in turn, led to tremendous growth in productive industry. Mills, forges, and workshops sprouted up like mushrooms after a hearty rain.
 
 
[[Radovid III]] decided to correct his famous forebear's mistake and take back the northern frontiers of his kingdom. He was convinced the combined armies of Redania and its then-ally [[Kaedwen]] ruled by [[Benda]] would quickly bring this ever more audacious vassal led by Gedovius in line. History took a different turn, however, and Kovir won a resounding, crushing victory. Radovid III was forced to sign the pact named [[First Treaty of Lan Exeter]], granting Kovir independence while binding it to eternal neutrality – a promise Troyden's successors have kept with great diligence.
 
 
Until late years of 13th century Kovir was ruled by Esterad Thyssen, a king as wise as he was greedy. Yet his untimely demise did not stop his lands from continuing to develop and blossom due to his extreme free market policy. Koviri metallurgists proudly compete with the best [[Mahakam]] can offer, and many believe the [[University of Lan Exeter]] long ago surpassed the famous [[Oxenfurt Academy]] as the leading seat of higher learning in the North. And so it has come to pass that, over the course of a few generations, the Koviries and Povissites have turned from paupers into princes, from beggars into bankers.<ref name="ttots" /><ref>''[[Kovir and Poviss (book)|Kovir and Poviss]]''</ref><ref>''[[The World of the Witcher]]''</ref>
 
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
 
*Kovir and Poviss are portrayed rather inaccurately in regards to borders in the map made for {{Tw2}}. Strangely, the two are portrayed as separate entities, with Talgar and Velhad portrayed as kingdoms in their own right as well.
 
*Kovir and Poviss are portrayed rather inaccurately in regards to borders in the map made for {{Tw2}}. Strangely, the two are portrayed as separate entities, with Talgar and Velhad portrayed as kingdoms in their own right as well.
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The Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss (also known shortly as Kovir and Poviss or simply Kovir) is one of the Northern Kingdoms located on the Gulf of Praxeda. It is also the largest exporter of mineral resources in the known world, with huge profits from trade. It is ruled by king Tankred Thyssen of the House of Thyssen and maintained neutrality during the Second Nilfgaard War, refraining from lending coin or men to either side.

Because it is so mountainous, the region is rich in mines. Kovir and Poviss export glass, salt, iron ore, silver, nickel, lead, tin, zinc, copper, chromium, titanium, tungsten, and platinum. The Kingdom accounts for three-quarters of the world's ferroaurum, kryobelitium, and dimeritium and 80% of the world's gold.[1]

History Edit

The Dauk and Wozgor were the first people to live on the Continent, settling in the regions of Kovir and Poviss, specifically the duchies of Narok, Velhad, and Talgar, according to a classification by the historian Arnelius Grock.[6]

Kovir and Poviss are now the richest realms in the North, though this was not always the case. The poverty of the locals was once literally on everyone's lips, in the form of antiquated common sayings. As recently as the days of Heribert the Quarrelsome, one spoke of a particularly impoverished person as being "poorer than a mouse from Poviss," called bone broth "Koviri delight" and referred to beggars as "praxedes," after the gulf along the shores of which these kingdoms lie.

A handful of generations ago Kovir and Poviss were officially still part of Redania. King Radovid I, known as Radovid the Great, handed dominion and title of Koviri earl over them to his hated brother, Troyden, with one stipulation – that he never leave his newly acquired demesne and not interfere in matters of state.

Handing over this rocky scrap of far-northern ground (where, the saying went, the year had two seasons – August and winter) was naturally meant as a cruel joke, a slap in the face for the overly ambitious Troyden.

Yet time soon proved that Radovid the Great had made a grave error. Before long it was discovered that Kovir's bare rocks hid priceless treasure in the form of enormous deposits of precious metals and rock salt. This discovery, in turn, led to tremendous growth in productive industry. Mills, forges, and workshops sprouted up like mushrooms after a hearty rain.

Radovid III decided to correct his famous forebear's mistake and take back the northern frontiers of his kingdom. He was convinced the combined armies of Redania and its then-ally Kaedwen ruled by Benda would quickly bring this ever more audacious vassal led by Gedovius in line. History took a different turn, however, and Kovir won a resounding, crushing victory. Radovid III was forced to sign the First Treaty of Lan Exeter, granting Kovir independence while binding it to eternal neutrality – a promise Troyden's successors have kept with great diligence.

Until the later years of 13th century Kovir was ruled by Esterad Thyssen, a king as wise as he was greedy. Even his untimely demise did not stop his lands from developing and blossoming under to his extreme free market policy. Koviri metallurgists proudly compete with the best Mahakam can offer, and many believe the University of Lan Exeter long ago surpassed the famous Oxenfurt Academy as the leading seat of higher learning in the North. And so it has come to pass that, over the course of a few generations, the Koviries and Povissites have turned from paupers into princes, from beggars into bankers.[1][7][6]

National Emblems Edit

The first known coat of arms and flag of the Kingdom of Kovir and Poviss, used at the time when the realm was officially recognized by Redania and Kaedwen, consisted among others of Redanian Eagle and Kaedwenian Unicorn, as the royal couple were descended from ruling dynasties of both these kingdoms.[1][N 1] After the throne was inherited by House of Thyssen, the Redanian and Kaedwenian symbols were removed, and the currently used arms have been created during the reign of King Baldwin Thyssen.[8]

Originally, the flag of the Kingdom was in reds and yellows, and consisted of Redanian Eagles and Kaedwenian Unicorns.[1] The color scheme was apparently preserved after the change of the dynasty, but the heraldic animals were replaced with House of Thyssen coat of arms, the armed arm.[9]

Recent arms: Quarterly, I Gules an armed arm Argent (House of Thyssen); II Argent bendlets sinister Vert a pale Sable (Principality of Poviss); III per fess intended Argent and Azure (Duchy of Narok); IV Gules demi-eagle Argent (Margraviate of Talgar).

Emblems in the infobox and below have been created by Wiki editors basing on official description and/or depictions.

COA Troyden COA Kovir and Poviss0 Flag Kovir and Poviss0

Notable People Edit

Monarchs Edit

Notable locationsEdit

Territories, Vassal States, and Provinces Edit

Settlements Edit

Notes Edit

  • Kovir and Poviss are portrayed rather inaccurately in regards to borders in the map made for The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Strangely, the two are portrayed as separate entities, with Talgar and Velhad portrayed as kingdoms in their own right as well.

Footnotes Edit

  1. Note that the inclusion of Duchy of Narok into Kovir and Poviss first known coat of arms, as depicted here, is speculative. The "fan tradition" of including it in the coat of arms during House of Troyden period dates back to work of Adam Kromer, who made the coat of arms used in Andrzej Sapkowski's original website.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Tower of the Swallow
  2. The Lady of the Lake
  3. Season of Storms
  4. Baptism of Fire
  5. CD Projekt's franchise
  6. 6.0 6.1 The World of the Witcher
  7. Kovir and Poviss
  8. Dynastic descriptions
  9. Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni
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