I'm trying to convert this Adventure Path to a different setting, namely the Forgotten Realms, possibly in the mapped areas (Faerun).
In doing so; I need to know which features of the Golarion setting are really important for the adventure.
Maybe the fact that Korvosa stemmed from a renaissance empire that is now ruled by devils is not that important and any neighboring evil empire will do, even if it's demon-ridden Narfell or human-centric Thay.
Maybe the fact that Korvosa is a frontier city and claims to be the oldest one has no relevance.
Maybe the wish for stability sported by the citizens of Korvosa is not that important and feisty, warmongering Chessenta is a fine place for my base city to be.
So, what are the really important traits that the city and its surroundings must have?
I gather from reviews that the following are somewhat important, let the list be an example of which sort of answers I'm looking for.
- it is a frontier city
- there is some evil empire (or town) nearby
- there are orc hodres
- the city borders water (book 2?)
- the city is very lawful and good or neutral, with harsh punishments. (Ties in with the god they mostly worship, I guess)
- kings get killed often