Fort Korvosa was the name given to the Chelish defensive fortification built on Endrin Isle at the mouth of the Varisian Jeggare River in 4407 AR. The word eventually came to mean not only the fort itself, but the community of colonists that grew up around it. Once local Shoanti resistance was finally defeated in 4488 AR, colonists began settling the mainland across the Narrows of St. Alika and increased Chelish immigration grew the settlement into a proper town. Having expanded far beyond its original wilderness outpost in 4504 AR, the town decided to drop the "Fort" from its name and simply call itself Korvosa.
For a complete history of both Fort Korvosa and Korvosa, please see the main article on the city.