Kantora is the largest city in Nova Vaasa and one of the largest cities in The Land of Mists with a population of 16,520. It sits on the northwestern most corner of the Kesjermark (“King’s Plain”) opposite the southwestern most corner of the Ehrendton. It is built on the south bank of the Vaughn Dnar River which is joined just opposite the city by the Dnar River and becomes the Sydligdnar (“South Dnar River”). Stonegard, the fortified seat of the Bolshniks and their patriarch Prince Othmar Bolshnik, sits opposite Kantora along the north bank of the Vaughn Dnar and the west bank of the Dnar.
The Sydligdnar is navigable, although with difficulty in both directions owing to its current, with small ships from the Nocturnal Sea to the docks at Kantora. The Sydligdnar and the Vaughn Dnar at this point are too deep to be forded. Bridges consistent with small ships pose an engineering problem, but none are mentioned, so ferry service for river crossings would make sense. A ferry service is known to exist between Kantora and Egertus. The Prince’s Road joins Kantora to Bergovitsa. The East Timori Road joins it to Egertus, following the Sydligdnar to the sea in the east, and to both Liara and Tepest, following the Vauhn Dnar back to its source in the west.
Politically, Kantora falls within the Heartland Duchy and falls under the control of the Bolshnik family. Its mayor takes his orders from Prince Othmar.