For the country of the same name, see Ivgorod (Kingdom).

Ivgorod, City of the Patriarchs[1] is the walled,[2] snow-capped capital of the now destroyed nation of Ivgorod.[1] Surrounded by mountains,[3] it is ruled over by the Patriarchs, who enforce the worship of the Sahptev faith.[1] It is bordered by the Gorgorra forest to the south,[2] and the Dreadlands to the west.[4]

With the coming of the Fallen Star, Ivgorod was gripped with paranoia.[2] The Patriarchs responded by sending one of their best to investigate.[5] A few months later, the city was attacked by the Reapers. Four of the Patriarchs were slain before Malthael was defeated.[6]

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Ivgorod after the coming of the Fallen Star

  • The name "Ivgorod", or Ивгород in Russian, is an example of Sanctuary's monks being a thematic fusion of Orthodox monks and East Asian monks. Gorod is a typical ending for Russian cities, historically denoting a fortress but today translating simply as "city." Iv is likely from Ива (Iva), or Willow, or perhaps a shortened form of Иван (Ivan, or John). There is an Ivangorod in the Russian Federation.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Book of Cain
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Unyielding
  3. Brothers in Arms
  4. Monk, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-11-06
  5. Diablo III, Monk Intro
  6. Diablo III, Act V, Angel of Death
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