Corinthian king

A land of mountains and independent city-states held together in a loose alliance, Corinthia's main claim to fame is the fabled Road of Kings, which passes through her central countryside. The western reaches contain rank after rank of forested ridges, extending into the jagged walls of the Karpash Mountains.

Corinthia apparently had a separate identity as early as the formation of Acheron. This kingdom was subject to the latter, then "gained her independence" with the fall of the ancient empire to the Hyborians. Some time during the 3,000 years which followed, she came under the growing hegemony of the Hyborians. The economy of Corinthia is both pastoral and agricultural, with specialized small industries in the city-states, including the production of wool and hand-crafted musical instruments.

The Corinthians are as dark-skinned as Hyborians go, Kothians and Zingarans being close seconds. However, they still retain the Hyborian stout build and tawny hair.

The city-states of Corinthia have a variety of governmental styles, all based on republican theory. Government leaders are called Archons, and their power varies with the extent of their financial holdings. The Archons not only create the laws, but also manages the courts and the prosecution of criminals. The Archons commonly use their legal powers to intimidate their opponents, and each city-state in Corinthia has its own "whips", senior Archons who rule the city.

The Corinthians are worshippers of Mitra, with only a scattering of the pantheons of Shem and Turan. There is little religious innovation, as most theological developments come from Nemedia or Aquilonia, but in some city-states the temples are a major political force.