Sons of the Citadel
Nestled between the upper reaches of the Rhoyne and the Essarian Steppes that mark the western edge of the Kingdom of Sarnor lies the forest of Qohor, the largest forest in western Essos and the location of the city that bears the same name. Located astride an upper tributary of the Rhoyne where it passes into the forest, the city of Qohor began as a modest trading camp, dealing in rare pelts, timber, silver, tin, and amber. The riches to be had trading these rare goods, however, soon caused the small post to expand, and to expand quickly.
It was as Qohor truly began to operate as a city that the worship of the Black Goat began, tho there seems to be no agreement as to exactly how it started. The Black Goat of Qohor is unique in the known world in that its followers are strong, devout, and seemingly potent with the powers bestowed by their god, yet they do not seek to spread its worship outside of their own city kingdom. Only the Qohorik worship the Black Goat, and apparently they are all the worshippers it desires. It is certainly true that they are generous and dutiful in their observances, as they offer blood sacrifice to the Goat on a daily basis.
Often called the City of Sorcerers, Qohor is home to the study of divination, necromancy, and other forms of blood magic. Their smiths, unmatched save perhaps in the Freehold of Valyria, are renowned throughout the known world. The merchants of Qohor are also made wealthy by the products of their talented weavers and woodcarvers, and the trappers who specialize in procurement of the “Little Valyrians,” a species of silver-white lemurs with violet eyes who are much sought after for menageries throughout Essos.
The Qohorik are not renowned warriors, but they are wealthy and have a small, highly defensible territory to protect. To augment their sorceries and natural defenses, they employ the service of mercenaries and slave troops, particularly the Unsullied of Astapor.