Every city-state and every tribe has its own version of the Kurn myth. The details vary from place to place, but the core of the story is the same: somewhere beyond the Tablelands lies Kurn, the city of paradise. There are no rivals to fight or raiders to defend against. The land is green and plentiful, famines are unheard of, and the poorest eat meat with every meal. Most versions of the story don't go quite so far as to claim that the streets are paved with gold, but then again, some do. The city is ruled by the sorcerer-queen Oronis, a wise and benevolent monarch who cares for nothing but the well-being of her people. The city's exact location is a closely guarded secret that the Kurnish would kill to protect, but most stories agree that it lies somewhere north of Draj.

A small majority believes that Kurn truly exists. Explorers set out in search of the city every now and again, and fake maps to Kurn are the most common scam in the Tablelands. Many educated people believe that the myths are greatly exaggerated tales of a city that once existed before it was destroyed generations ago.

Different regions have their own additions to the story of Kurn. In Fyra, some believe the dragon-lords have taken shelter in Kurn until the day Dregoth and Asaru return. Balicans believe that Kurn is the homeland of the avangions, and their power is the source of the city's legendary prosperity. In Tyr, they claim that the Kurnish have never practiced slavery. Citizens of Urik tell tales of Kurn's unstoppable warriors and their peerless bravery and honor. Most of those who have taken the time to compare these stories believe they reveal more about the tellers than about Kurn, if it does exist.