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.
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 and Kaedwen tried to invade Kovir, but due to the financial prosperity of Kovir, the country was able to buy mercenaries capable of fending off the combined forces. It has never been bothered by the Northern Kingdoms since.
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.
- Gedovius Trojdenida
- Esteril Thyssen
- Baldwin Thyssen
- Idi (Kovir)
- Rhyd (Poviss)
- Esterad 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.