|Founded||13 Temporal 222 HE|
|Local Map||Harknori Reach|
Harknori is an ancient fire giant city founded by the Hofthorm Monarchy (145 HE - 101). When this kingdom fell, Harknori became a city-state for a time. It has changed hands many times over the ensuing ages, becoming a holding of a kingdom, satrap, or returning to being a city-state.
Harknori is massive, giant-built citadel on the slopes of Guldat. It is one of the more wealthy settlements of the Hlimi Kingdoms. Most of this wealth is garnered from the farm lands of Falgar. The development of this farm area led to a change from a subsistence economy to a mercantile one. This led to the establishment of merchant houses and companies and a reduction in clannish interests. The merchants and bankers of Harknori usually finance the wars between the Hlimi Kingdoms and foreign powers.
In Harknori, gold rules, what can be made of off war is more important than being part of the region's seemingly never-ending conflicts.
- Gold Finger, disciple of Mammon, head of the Bank of Mammon - "War Profiteer"
The city's dwellings are all giant-sized. Owners may furnish them as they see fit, but all the city's structures must be built to accommodate the mass of an adult fire giant. Enacted in 1681, this law came after the city was partially occupied by an Igurkesh army. Before the Giant Specification law, there were all sorts of structures, some sized for man-sized and others for giant-sized. As a result, the Igurkesh were able to hole up in areas where the giants had a very hard time reaching them. The giants had to destroy buildings to reach the pesky acid breathing kobold. By the time they broke into a building, their foes had fled into the vast warrens beneath Harknori, on to another sally port. They harried the giants for seven long months, until nearly every smaller than giant-sized dwelling was demolished. With the help of wizards out of Malardan dropping hundreds of cloud kill spells and other magical gasses on the warrens, the Igurkesh were driven off. Gangvori enacted a law against such future dangers, that the structures of the city be built to more easily fit them and not be mini-fortresses for their pesky enemies.