The town of Veldraine is perhaps the most important strategic holding of Korvosa. Located at the mouth of Conqueror's Bay, Veldraine's ships make up most of the Korvosan Navy and its naval academy trains most of the city-state's sailors and captains. It also contains a giant winch which allows the military to pull an immense chain taught across the entrance to the bay, keeping invading navies or pirates out of the waters or trapped within it to be dispatched one by one. The chain has only been used on one occasion, to prevent attack by pirates from Riddleport in 4685 AR.
A small cult of the Gossamer King is said to reside outside the town of, hidden in an ancient Thassilonian ruin. There they breed a race of poisonous stirges, waiting to release them against those who don't follow their god.