Ivgorod, City of the Patriarchs is the walled, snow-capped capital of the now destroyed nation of Ivgorod. Surrounded by mountains, it is ruled over by the Patriarchs, who enforce the worship of the Sahptev faith. It is bordered by the Gorgorra forest to the south, and the Dreadlands to the west.
With the coming of the Fallen Star, Ivgorod was gripped with paranoia. The Patriarchs responded by sending one of their best to investigate. A few months later, the city was attacked by the Reapers. Four of the Patriarchs were slain before Malthael was defeated.
- 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.