The Dragonmarked Houses

Dragonmarks are mystical symbols that appear on the skin of certain races and grant them supernatural abilities. Dragonmarks tend to occur in certain bloodlines, and the dragonmarked houses are organizations based around the families that first manifested dragonmarks. Not all members of the Houses have dragonmarks; nor is it an assurance of power.

The Dragonmarked Houses are the cornerstone of the economy of Khorvaire. Most banking, security, communications, transportation and fabrication are run by the Dragonmarked Houses. The Houses use their exclusive access to the powers of dragonmarks to sustain their economic empires that extend far beyond arcane powers of the dragonmarks themselves.

In Stormreach, the Houses have a much smaller presence and less power and wealth than they do in Khorvaire. All the Houses are present in the city, but tend to focus on specific projects and enterprises than on far-reaching mercantile operations.

House Cannith

  • Mark: Making
  • Race: Human
  • Business: creation and maintenance of mundane and magical tools and equipment
  • Stormreach Operations: researching and analysing magic items discovered in Xen’drik

House Deneith

  • Mark: Sentinel
  • Race: Human
  • Business: private military and protection, operation of extra-national law enforcement
  • Stormreach Operations: providing bodyguards and mercenaries to locals and visitors

House Ghallanda

  • Mark: Hospitality
  • Race: Halfling
  • Business: inns, taverns, hotels and restaurants
  • Stormreach Operations: operates several establishments, including the Chapterhouse

House Jorasco

  • Mark: Healing
  • Race: Halfling
  • Business: mundane and magical health care services
  • Stormreach Operations: hospice and healing services in Respite

House Kundarak

  • Mark: Warding
  • Race: Dwarf
  • Business: banking and finance, business security and protection
  • Stormreach Operations: operating powerful central bank, developing Tower of Kol Korran

House Lyrandar

  • Mark: Storm
  • Race: Half-elf
  • Business: air and sea transport, weather control
  • Stormreach Operations: travel and shipping between Xen’drik and Khorvaire

House Medani

  • Mark: Detection
  • Race: Half-elf
  • Business: investigation, detective work and personal security
  • Stormreach Operations: none

House Orien

  • Mark: Passage
  • Race: Human
  • Business: land travel and transport, postal service
  • Stormreach Operations: couriering messages and parcels through the city and to Khorvaire

House Phiarlan

  • Mark: Shadow
  • Race: Elf
  • Business: entertainment and performance
  • Stormreach Operations: running the Chapterhouse and providing entertainers to taverns

House Sivis

  • Mark: Scribing
  • Race: Gnome
  • Business: translation, diplomacy, notary services, communications
  • Stormreach Operations: providing notary and legal services, operating message stations

House Tharashk

  • Mark: Finding
  • Race: Human and half-orc
  • Business: mining, tracking, investigation and bounty hunting
  • Stormreach Operations: operating Foundry, mining dragonshards and precious metals, financing expeditions

House Thuranni

  • Mark: Shadow
  • Race: Elf
  • Business: artists and non-performance entertainment
  • Stormreach Operations: runs galleries, casinos and brothels

House Vadalis

  • Mark: Handling
  • Race: Human
  • Business: breeding and training animals for domestic, industrial and military uses
  • Stormreach Operations: capturing Xen’drik creatures, housed in a ranch outside city

The Dragonmarked Houses

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