The kingdom of Kovir and Poviss is a Northern Kingdom 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 Nilfgaard Wars.
Kovir and its vasals was once northern most province of Redania until reign of Radovid I. known as the Great, this king give this part of land to his brother Trojden give him tittle of Earl of Kovir with obligation to do "no harm".
For many years, the kingdom was the butt of jokes among its southern neighbors. But those neighboring nations eventually found to their dismay that Kovir was not the backwater they took it to be and had built itself into a nation to be reckoned with by welcoming the many disaffected scholars, soldiers and business men who sought a new, and better life to the north.
Redania (reign of Radovid III) and Kaedwen (reign of Benda(I?)) tried to invade Kovir, but due to the financial prosperity of Kovir (that time rulled by self-styled king Gedovius Trojdenida), the country was able to buy mercenaries capable of fending off the combined forces. It has never been bothered by the Northern Kingdoms since. A so-called First Treaty of Lan Exeter was signed by both sides of kingdoms (Redania,Kaedwen,Kovir) and gained status of full kingdom and become strong and neutral Kingdom.
In the time of Secession of Poviss king Baldwin was overthrown and expelled to Talgar. Later his son Esterad Thyssen got the throne back with most of territories but the so called East March gained independence and after a few conflicts finally reunited as the Hengfors League. Also Jamurlak (Abrad) and Arc Coast (Audoen) declared themselves independent kingdoms.
When the II. Northern Wars begins, Esterad not officially helped Northern Realms providing Dijkstra loan and creat mercenary unit ,so called Free Company where was for example Adam Pangratt, Julia Abatemarco or Lorenzo Molla. Some time after he was assasinated on stairs of his own palace and ruler become his only son Tankred.
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.
The above coats of arms were designed by our resident heraldry and Witcher expert, Mboro. There is also a Czech concept of the Kovir coat of arms. Last is CoA of Trojdens creat by Juraj103 is based on that from Witcher 3
- King Esteril Thyssen
- King Baldwin Thyssen
- King of Kovir Idi (non Thyssen)
- King of Poviss Rhyd (non Thyssen)
- King Esterad Thyssen
- King Tankred Thyssen
Cities and keeps 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.
- After the events of Witcher 2, it seems Kovir is one of the few countries in the north that doesn't persecute mages.