Once a grand empire, Corovia crumbled into seven new realms some 120 years before The Cleansing. Separated by The Corovian Sea, the old empire is now 5 Kingdoms in the West, and 2 new realms in the east.
For centuries Corovia was ruled by the Coro family bloodline. The last of them was Emperor Clavis Coro IV, who fell in a last stand against the Western Tribes. It is not know what happened to his wife and two young sons, though it is believed that they escaped and eventually went into anonymity. Some believe that the bloodline is being protected by forces wishing to restore the old empire, though more than a couple of generations have passed since Clavis was murdered at this point.
Corovia era artifacts are in high demand among nobles and wealthy merchants, often because they depict scenes that are now considered unacceptable by society at large. An example of this is the rainbow marble statue of a halfling bard (as halflings are considered servants, it is unthinkable that such a precious resource would be wasted on one, and as servants they are unlikely to be bards), which used to decorate a hallway in the emperor’s palace.
Another commonly sought after feature is the Imperial Crest, worn by high ranking officials and members of the emperor’s family. The crest depicts a central 5-pointed star, surrounded by a wreath. On either side of the wreath is a dragon, facing outwards, and above the wreath is a crown. Underneath is sometimes written: To Build Is To Be Free, the motto of Corovia.
Corovian loyalists exist to this day, though admitting to being one is taboo and could easily lead to charges of conspiring against the king. So while there are no known organized groups seeking to restore the old ways, agents supporting the cause exist within every faction.