the priest in residence at the Kolhanah shrine of Kohawine Pola Pola
After his predecessor, Pola Hanna, died under mysterious circumstances in 1008, Pol Kanakol stepped up to lead the village of Kolhanah. Most of the villagers believe that Pola Hannah was murdered by agents of the city of Semnavoldt for her leadership of the villagers in their subversive activities against the mines of the Smolt Hills. As the orcish incursions of the silver mines have increased over the past two years, Pol Kanakol has focused on shepherding the village, cultivating hunting and agriculture, and conducting elaborate fire rituals. Infrequently, small groups of courageous and cantankerous small folk will mount a nighttime operation to disrupt the activity in the coal pits and fields that blight the cleared plain to the north. Pol Kanakol discourages such activity, which he sees as too dangerous and inviting trouble. Grumblings against Kanakol’s perceived cowardice are not uncommon among the more stalwart of the faithful villagers. Kanakol, although aware of these allegations of cowardice, ignores them. He broods, often for days at a time, over the seemingly hopeless situation of the mines surrounding Kolhannah, and wards off this returning depression through perfecting his fire rituals, which contain elements of theater, dance, priestly magic, and of course, much fire.