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Major Houses ✥ Minor & Foreign Houses



Key

Taken Character NPC
Head of House Imperial
Imperial Council Ducal Senate
Goldshield Ladonic Order
Twin Triplet
Deceased m. Married
d. Divorced m. Annulled marriage
b. Betrothed b. Broken betrothal

Zhaoshang

♕ Huyan, Royal Family of Zhaoshang
Embittered by loss of life, hotblooded, warriorlike
Wen, Dukes of Fengxu
furthermore believe that dvorjard must be destroyed
Song, Dukes of Khange
Unnecessarily hardcore, keep making bad decisions
Xun, Dukes of Daizhang
calm, altruistic, diminishing debtors
Liang, Dukes of Chenyue
temperamental, vengeful, sly
Minor Houses of Zhaoshang

Persad

♕ Rana, Royal Family of Persad
efficient, just, cold, cautious
Amir, Dukes of Rajakata
newly elevated, inexperienced
Johar, Dukes of Kopura
ambitious, yearning for noteworthiness
Sadik, Dukes of Larkavati
eerily patient, unforgiving, stubborn
Misra, Dukes of Kajshali
damaged bankers who learned money can't buy happiness
Minor Houses of Persad

Lucenna

♕ Corona, Royal Family of Lucenna
Charming, passionate, arrogant, glory-seekers
Desrosiers, Dukes of Sauveterre
friendly, boisterous, daredevilish
Guillory, Dukes of Bellona
filthy. rich. spoilt. rotten.
Morandi, Dukes of Helle
aggressive, cold, rumored to be vampires
Tempesta, Dukes of Salancia
cool heads and sharp minds
Minor Houses of Lucenna

Nejem

♕ Haroun, Royal Family of Nejem
newly risen from the ashes of dishonor
Constantinou, Dukes of Lebdos
Holier than thou, ambitious, old as balls
Kartal, Dukes of Arshak
pridefully honorable, barely surviving bastards
Sayed, Dukes of Al-Fakhar
Cunning, and fallen from grace as traitorous
Yilmaz, Dukes of Ras-Allyra
attention-seeking, vengeful, down on their luck
Minor Houses of Nejem

Provinces

Vasiliev, Petty Princes of Nenesht
Ruthless, frequent infighting
Solvkledd, Petty Princes of Gardrika
Popular among commoners, laid back, crass
Clan Juyin
fighting for ancestral lands

On House Reputation

We use a numbered scale for house reputation, and points can be gained or lost via in character events. However, we want to stress that we do not intend for this to be a stat-based game: we will not be looking at threads for every single thing your character does, and we will modify this system if necessary.

Eyewitness testimony can only come from a character who has at least one post in a thread where something happened. Characters cannot give testimony for their own house. Please provide a link!

how does it work?

Reputation is measured on a scale of 0-10, with 10 considered being the highest level of honor. Realistically, of course, nobody's perfect, and court intrigue can be tricky. This is not intended to show which houses are the best or worst — it is all public opinion, which isn't always the truth.

Your house can gain or lose reputation through events, herald issues, and witness testimony. Random events will never significantly impact your house's reputation, and it is most affected by what YOU do in character. If you want your house to gain a better reputation, you can do lots of things, including hosting tournaments and other in character events. For example, if your character wants to host a party, they can issue an invitation in the Correspondence board.


what affects reputation?

Major Events. ± 3-5 points. Major events are rare, and severely impact reputation.
  • Positive. gaining imperial office, banishing or disowning a house member who has severely dishonored the family
  • Negative. high treason, ignoring direct orders from someone of significant rank, severely disrespecting imperials/royalty

Regular Events. ± 1-2 points. Points are doubled for the actions of house heads, because they are more publicly visible.
  • Positive: being popular at court, skilled and benevolent ruling, holding a good festival or party with lots of attendees, becoming a goldshield/master scholar/lady in waiting/councillor
  • Negative: breaking significant promises (like betrothals), associating with houses that have a reputation less than 5, shameful dismissal of high positions, disrespecting senators/councilors, unjust and unfair ruling, heavy blasphemy, continuous heavy drinking/gambling

Minor Events. ± .25-.75 points. Points are doubled for house heads and heirs.
  • Positive: holding a good small party, tournament victories, gaining favor or flattering someone in a high position
  • Negative: minor disrespect or losing favor of someone in a high position, being or having a bastard, reoccurring inappropriate behavior in public, never attending court


 
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House Huyan
“righteous in wrath”
Despite Zhaoshang’s reputation for being hard and cold, the Huyans are famed for being hot-blooded. Many of its members are possessed with ill temper or lack of cunning. Although they are not politically gifted by tradition (and the royal house with the fewest historical claims to imperial seats), they are known for turning out great warriors, and are fiercely loyal when need arises. The Huyans have been angry and bitter ever since the death of Ming Xia Huyan and the questions surrounding her death.
Titles
Princes of Zhaoshang, Dukes of Bianzhou, Barons of Zhaoshang, Lords of Wolfscourt
Reputation
6.5/10 (view details)
Relations
CORONA: friendship
LIANG: historical friendship, blood relations, allies by marriage
XUN: allies by marriage & fostering
HAROUN: enemies
Gifts
Aura Reading, Dreamwalking, Warging
2/3 members are gifted
Given Names
Chinese, traditionally consisting of two separate parts
Looks
We suggest Chow Yun Fat, Zhao Xun, Godfrey Gao, Chris Prang, Maggie Cheung, Jet Li, Zhang Xinyu, Andy Lau, Xu Jinglei, Remy Hii, Danial Wu, Zhao Wei

genealogy

Yao Ming Huyan, 57, Chow Yun-Fat, warging, priority details
Yao Ming has always been known as a man of good temper, a friendly ruler who cares deeply for his children. However, following the murder of his daughter, Ming Xia, he has become melancholic and nostalgic. His wife, in contrast, has become more high strung, and much of the decision making has fallen upon her.

Yao Ming led the naval forces against the Persadians during the Royal Rebellion.


m. Bao Bei Huyan née Liang, 50 priority details
Bao Bei has been known as dominant force in Zhaoshang. Where Yao Ming was gentle and tender, Bao Bei was hard and uncompromising, even with her family. Over time, she softened, her husband and aging children changing her. The death of her second daughter, however, has damaged her, leaving her somewhat paranoid. As of right now, she is still mourning. It is probable that she will recover over time, but it is also possible that something prods her into foolish and dangerous behavior, exacerbated by the fact that her husband is depressed and encourages her to rule in his place.

— ✦ Ren Xiao Huyan, 30, female m. _____ Huyan née Liang, 32, Steven Yeun
Jin Xia Huyan, 2 Months
— ✦ ♕ Ming Xia Huyan details
Ming Xia, the former empress, died under potentially mysterious circumstances, igniting the Royal Rebellion. Nijad Haroun was convicted and executed for her death.

Zhao Li Rana née Huyan, 27, Godfrey Gao
m. Sunita Rana, 24_____ Huyan, 24, Chris Pang
Jing Qiao Huyan, 52, Maggie Cheung, priority details
The sister of Prince Yao Ming, she possesses an incredibly gifted mind and there is no doubt that she holds the position of Head Scholar due to her abilities and not nepotism. Brilliant though she might be, she often has difficulties communicating with others, speaking in arcane and overly complicated sentences and often going off on wild tangents with seemingly no connection to her main point. She loves her brothers, but is nearly always exasperated with them..

m. _____ Huyan née Bahlia, 50, Jet Li — ♞ Fang Yu Haroun née Huyan, 23, Dreamwalking
m. Zahir Haroun, 21, Alfred Enoch
_____ Huyan, 49, Andy Lau
m. _____ Huyan née Xun, 45, Xu Jinglei — ✙ Huo Jin Huyan, 21, Remy Hii, details
Huo Jin Huyan was injured, and his dragon killed, during the acquisition of Nenesht, rendering him unable to ride. He remains a member of the Ladonic Order as a caretaker.
_____ Huyan, 43, Daniel Wu
m. _____ Huyan née Liang, 38, Zhao Wei Fan Xia Huyan, 12
Jing Yi Huyan, 7
Xiao Wen Huyan, 1

Additional Information

Timeline

June 20, 474 IA. Fang Yu Huyan marries Zahir Haroun becoming Fang Yu Haroun, much to the displeasure of her family.

February 474 IA. Huo Jin Huyan is chosen as a dragon rider.

December 473 IA. Fang Yu Huyan becomes a Goldshield. It is announced that Fang Yu Huyan and Zahir Haroun are betrothed.

November 473 IA. It is announced that Ren Xiao Huyan is with child.

June 473 IA. Adila and Hala Haroun are sent as hostages to the Huyans. Fang Yu Huyan and Hui Qing Zhu are charged with looking after them.

April 473 IA. Yao Ming Huyan commands the naval forces against the Persadians.

February 473 IA. Ming Xia Huyan dies. Nijad Haroun is accused of her murder, inciting the Royal Rebellion.

472 IA. Ming Xia Huyan is elected Empress of Ilium.

House Wen
“ever vigilant”
For as long as anyone can remember, House Wen has guarded the farthest northern border of Zhaoshang from invasion from Norvik. This has led to jokes that “nothing can get past a Wen,” and that “Wens have a thousand eyes.” They are a rather serious group, and are not known for acting recklessly, unlike other houses, preferring to weigh up situations before making a decision. This has earned them a degree of ridicule in the past; some call them “slow thinkers” and “too slow to act,” while others argue the importance of House Wen’s role as the northernmost guardians of Zhaoshang.
Titles
Dukes of Fengxu, Barons of Changzi, and Lords of Jiazhou
Reputation
6/10 (view details)
Relations
RANA: allies by marriage
XUN: allies by marriage
JOHAR: allies by marriage
SONG: allies by marriage
YILMAZ: unfriendly due to broken engagement
Gifts
Bloodmagic (wolfsblood), Enhanced Senses
1/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Chinese, and Korean
Looks
We suggest Rekha Ghanesan, Tabu, Karen David, Riz Ahmed, Nur Fettahoğlu, Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat, Arji Fatyma, Max Minghella

genealogy

Zhi Yin Wen, 61, female, priority details
Zhi Yin is as personable and friendly as a Wen gets, which doesn’t necessarily say much. People say that the Black Bear is a fitting sigil for someone who seems to speak constantly of coming doom. Her diplomatic efforts to bolster House Wen’s reputation and obtain support for their efforts in holding back House Norvik have met with some success, but primarily only in Zhaoshang.

m. Xue Wen née Jiyao ✦ _____ Xun née Wen, 43, female
m. Jian Xun, 47, Chin Han✦ _____ Johar née Wen, 43, female
m. _____ Johar, 44, male_____ Wen, 35, male
m. _____ Wen née Chevalier, 37, femaleXifeng Rana née Wen, 34
m. Miraan Rana, 36, Hrithik Roshan_____ Song née Wen, 29, nonbinary m. _____ Song, 29, male
Ming Zhu Rana née Wen, 28, female, wolfsblood
b. _____ Yilmaz, 30, male
m. Jaidev Rana, 23, Varun Dhawan
_____ Wen, 24, male
_____ Constantinou née Wen, 54, nonbinary
m. _____ Constantinou, 51, female

Additional Information

Timeline

May 474 IA. Ming Zhu returns to Court as Ming Zhu Rana having eloped with Jaidev Rana.

March 474 IA. Ming Zhu Wen leaves _____ Yilmaz at the altar. Zhi Yin Wen publicly disowns Ming Zhu.

18 February, 474 IA. Zhi Yen Wen refuses to send aid to the Kartals and Harouns during the Naguibs’ rebellion.

14 February, 474 IA. _____ Rana nee Wen marries Miraan Rana.

December 473 IA. Ming Zhu Wen becomes engaged to _____ Yilmaz.

470 IA. Ming Zhu Wen becomes a personal priestess to the imperials.

470 IA. _____ Wen becomes the Zhaoshangese ambassador to Persad.

448 IA. The Wens fend off a minor border raid by Mora’amyn attackers.

Pre-Ilian Empire. House Wen is founded by Fengge Wen, who also begins construction on the Wall.

House Song
“right conquers might”
House Song is obsessed with strength and a person’s worth, and has often found ways to do away with family members perceived as “weak.” They send numerous family members to the far north to fight against the barbarians, and claim that the “will of the Gods” is what led these family members to make that choice. In reality, anyone sent to fight the barbarians is dead, leaving House Song with depleted numbers and a dark secret in the name of personal worthiness. In recent times, they have also become known for a number of poor decision making.
Titles
Dukes of Khange, Barons of Baojian, and Lords of Jiangyi
Reputation
4/10 (view details)
Relations
HAROUN: allies through recent friendship
XUN: allies by marriage
AMIR: allies through friendship
MISRA: allies by marriage and fostering
WEN: allies by marriage
Gifts
Bloodmagic (wolfsblood), Warging
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Chinese or Korean, or names that sound similar
Looks
We suggest Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Hayley Atwell, Kristen Stewart, Sarah Bolger, Sophia Myles, Karl Urban, Jack Gleeson, Kirsten Dunst, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tom Mison, Chris Hemsworth

genealogy

Zuan Song details
Zuan Song was executed for treason in September of 473.

m. _____ Song née Han, 37, female Jia Li Song, 20, Warging
— ♖ Meixiu Song, 18 b. Arturo Corona, 23, male
m. Shahrazad Yilmaz, 22, female
_____ Song, 37, female
m. _____ Song née Xiaohuyan, 42, male _____ Song, 18, male
Xiaoli Song, 16
_____ Liang née Song, 33, female
m. _____ Liang, 36, male
Fei Ke Misra née Song, 32, male
m. _____ Misra, 30, female
_____ Song, 29, male
m. _____ Song née Wen, 29, nonbinary Min Song, 2

Additional Information

Timeline

February 474 IA. Jia Li Song is removed from the dragon riding program after an accident involving the death of her dragon.

February 474 IA. Jia Li Song is chosen as a dragon rider. She abdicates her position, and her sister Meixiu Song becomes duchess. In a difficult spot, Meixiu annuls her marriage with Shahrazad and considers marrying Arturo Corona instead.

October 29, 473 IA. Meixiu Song marries Shahrazad Yilmaz, causing a scandal.

September 473 IA. After refusing to acknowledge the imperials, Zuan Song is executed for treason. Jia Li Song becomes Duchess of Khange.

House Xun
“burning bright”
House Xun fell on hard times due to their dedication towards philanthropy. After borrowing more and more money from House Misra, they were greatly in debt. Now, the debt has been settled due to a marriage between the two houses. With such worries now lessened, they have turned their eye to Dvorjard, often clashing with House Wen over the potential acquisition of new lands and a desire for diplomacy rather than war.
Titles
Duke of Daizhang, Barons of Zhongyi, and Lords of Hengdao
Reputation
6/10 (view details)
Relations
HUYAN: allies by marriage & fostering
WEN: allies by marriage
MISRA: unfriendly due to indebtedness
Gifts
Dreamwalking, Silentspeaking
1/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Chinese or Korean
Looks
We suggest Chin Han, Tabu, Janine Chang, Benedict Wong, Xu Jinglei, Remy Hii, Lucy Liu, Fan Bingbing

genealogy

Jian Xun, 47, Chin Han, priority details
(full ad) Jian is kindhearted, and though few would be inclined to dislike him, even his family sees his softness as weakness. He has acquired debt due to a passion for (somewhat excessive) philanthropy. The rest of his family largely seems bored and exasperated with him, and may be willing to go behind his back to achieve their own ends.

m. _____ Xun née Wen, 43, female
_____ Xun, 19, female m. _____ Xun née Misra, 22, male _____ Huyan nee Xun, 45, nonbinary
m. _____ Huyan, 49, Andy Lau
Feiyan Xun, 33, Silentspeaking

Additional Information

Timeline

July 474 IA. ____ Xun (19, female) marries _____ Xun née Misra (22, male).

January 474 IA. In an attempt to pay their debts to House Misra, the Xuns arrange for an engagement between ______ Xun (19, female) and ______ Misra (22, male).

House Liang
“take the storm”
There is a saying among the Houses of Zhaoshang: Liangs may have a temper, but nothing raises a Liang’s temper like House Morandi. Their border feud has lasted for centuries, with both houses citing various laws and clauses over their respective borders. Though the feud died down momentarily due to one of their own marrying into the Morandis, the Liangs have now been blamed for the assassination of Carlotta Morandi. Extremely angered, the Liangs actually have nothing to do with Carlotta's death, but due to their ancient grudge and slyness, most believe they are lying.
Titles
Dukes of Chenyue, Barons of Luoxia, and Lords of Xiangfei
Reputation
8/10 (view details)
Relations
HUYAN: historical friendship, blood relations, allies by marriage
MORANDI: historic blood feud
AMIR: allies through squiring
Gifts
Spiritwalking, Warging
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Chinese or Korean
Looks
We suggest Gong Li, Ming-Na Wen, Ken Wanatabe, Zhang Ziyi, Hideo Muraoka, Lee Min-Ho, Kelly Hu, Manu Bennett, Arden Cho, Zhao Wei, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kirsten Dunst, Steven Yeun, Zhou Xun

genealogy

✦ ♜ Suyin Liang, 50, Gong Li, priority details
Suyin Liang was an accomplished scholar, learnéd in the realm of tactics and war, and skilled military commander, which led to her being named the Master of War. However, over the years, conflict between Houses Liang and Morandi has worn on Suyin’s mind, causing her to focus more and more upon the conflict, until the point that it has become a single minded obsession, focused on destroying House Morandi through any means, no matter how vicious, no matter the consequences for her family.

m. _____ Liang née Nayaka, 52, male — ♖ _____ Liang, 30, female m. _____ Liang née Coronetta, 30, male
Bo Liang, 7
Jin Hai Morandi nee Liang, 27, male m. Isabella Morandi, 29
Bao Bei Huyan née Liang, 50
m. Yao Ming Huyan, 57, Chow Yun-Fat
_____ Liang 46, female
m. _____ Liang née Amir, 50, male — ✙ Ara Liang, 18 _____ Huyan née Liang, 38, Zhao Wei
m. _____ Huyan, 43, Daniel Wu
_____ Liang, 36, male
m. _____ Liang née Song, 33, female Zheng Liang, 10
Mei Liang, 7
Yin Liang, 3
_____ Huyan née Liang, 32, Steven Yeun
m. Ren Xiao Huyan, 30, female

Additional Information

Timeline

June 474 IA. _____ Liang (18, female) is mortally wounded falling from her dragon in the acquisition of Nenesht.

February 474 IA. _____ Liang (18, female) is chosen as a dragon rider.

December 2, 473 IA. Jin-Hai Morandi nee Liang marries Isabella Morandi in an attempt to end the Morandi-Liang feud.

September 15, 473 IA. A Liang vassal is taken hostage by the Morandis.



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Persad
House Rana
“above the rest”
House Rana is typically considered cold and distant; their diplomatic relations are often stiff and formal rather than fluid and friendly. This has helped to keep them out of disputes and minimize enemies. Their rulership is just and effective, but at times uncompromising. Most would say that Ranas rarely seek personal glory, preferring to stay in the shadows and attract little personal risk.
Titles
Princes of Persad, Dukes of Prasali, Barons of Persad, and Lords of Seacourt
Reputation
7/10 (view details)
Relations
CORONA: allies by marriage
DESROSIERS: allies by marriage
JOHAR: allies by marriage
WEN: allies by marriage
Gifts
Bloodmagic (sealsblood), Enhanced Senses, Memory Keeping
1/3 members are gifted
Given Names
Hindi-Urdu, Sanskrit, or Punjabi
Looks
We suggest Juhi Chawla, Elyes Gabel, Lisa Haydon, Manish Dayal, Arjun Rampal, Chitrangada Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Suraj Sharma, Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone

genealogy

Devraj Rana
m. Chanda Rana née Darzi, 47, Juhi Chalwa, details
Chanda Rana nee Darzi, rather than being from a major house, is from the minor House Darzi and married Devraj in what was apparently a love match. This resulted in an enormous scandal, and since his death, many have taken to shunning her.
Aditya Rana
Aravind Corona née Rana, 27, Sealsblood m. Aryana Corona, 27 — ♔ Sunita Rana, 24, Enhanced Senses m. Zhao Li Rana née Huyan, 27, Godfrey Gao
Sri Rana, 3 months
Jaidev Rana, 23, Manish Dayal, details
(full ad) Playful prankster/devotee of the Faith, Jaidev Rana, is being requested for a scandalous elopement plot with his close friend, and fellow devotee, the disgraced priestess, Ming Zhu Wen.
m. Ming Zhu Rana née Wen, 28, female
Mohinder Rana, 47
m. _____ Rana née Johar, 46, Chitrangada Singh
_____ Rana, 25, Priyanka Chopra
Jaswinder Rana, 22
m. Rozenn Rana née Desrosiers, 24
Madhali Rana, 38, Aishwarya Rai, Objective Persuasion, priority details
Madhali has sought to differentiate herself for much of her life, as one of many Ranas who might have otherwise been unremarkable. Over time, she has developed an immense dedication to the Faith, and views herself as a self-sacrificing martyr who forgoes her personal needs for the good of the Empire — the public reason for her not being married. She advocates for peace, but is not against morally questionable actions if she believes they are approved by the gods, gradually resulting in crumbling morals despite a sense of self-righteousness. Recently, Madhali discovered that she possesses the bloodgift objective persuasion — which does not exist in the Rana bloodline. If anyone were to find out about her gift, her status as a Rana and position as empress would be in question, and she works hard to conceal it while questioning her purpose.

Miraan Rana, 36, Hrithik Roshan
m. Xifeng Rana née Wen, 34
Priya of Persad, 25

Additional Information

Timeline

May 474 IA. Jaidev Rana elopes with Ming Zhu Rana née Wen, with his mother Chanda Rana as witness.

February 14, 474 IA. Miraan Rana marries _____ Rana née Wen, and it is announced that Sunita Rana is with child.

February 474 IA. Priya of Persad is chosen as a dragon rider.

December 15, 473 IA. Sunita Rana marries Zhao Li Rana née Huyan.

September 1, 473 IA. ______ Rana (22, Suraj Sharma) marries Rozenn Rana.

473 IA. Aditya Rana dies of illness. Sunita Rana becomes Princess of Persad.

August 473 IA. Aravind Corona née Rana marries Aryana Corona.

June 473 IA. Madhali Rana is elected Empress of Ilium.

May 473 IA. The Ranas, counseled by Madhali Rana, withdraw their forces from the Royal Rebellion, as do the rest of the Persadians.

472 IA. Devraj Rana dies of illness. Aditya Rana becomes Prince of Persad.

445 IA. Devraj Rana marries Chanda Rana née Darzi, a daughter of a minor house lord, causing a scandal.

House Amir
“all we need”
Elevated to from barony house to ducal House status during the civil war, House Amir’s ascension has been met with scrutiny. Shortly after their elevation, Amir lost the majority of their family in one of the naval battles between Persad and Lucenna; as a result, their remaining family is young, inexperienced, and completely unready for life as a ducal house. In the aftermath of the civil war, machinations are already at work to send House Amir back to their status as a minor house, and several houses are circling like sharks, ready to attack at the slightest sign of weakness.
Titles
Dukes of Rajakata, Barons of Siropa, and Lords of Bhiyana
Reputation
5/10 (view details)
Relations
LIANG: allies through squiring, and marriage
TEMPESTA: neutral by combination of war and marriage
SONG: allies through friendship
Gifts
Bloodmagic (sealsblood), Objective Persuasion
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Hindi-Urdu, Arabic, or Persian
Looks
We suggest Manu Bennett, Shannyn Sossamon, Maggie Q, Jason Momoa

genealogy

_____ Liang née Amir, 50, male
m. _____ Liang, 46, female
Veda Amir 36, Shannyn Sossamon, priority details
The Amirs are young and inexperienced, but this is not the only reason they are regarded with disdain: they were originally a baronial house, elevated to ducal status only recently. Veda Amir is no exception, and some regard her as irresponsible and negligent. Because of her marriage to a woman, she will not be able to have any trueborn children, and many believe that if she truly cared about her house she would remarry a man and keep her wife as a mistress rather than endangering the future of her house with a potential lack of heirs. Veda struggles with this daily, often questioning her own decisions, but finds that her strength is rooted in her more politically savvy wife, and is afraid of making yet more enemies with another ill-informed decision.

m. _____ Amir née Ranu, 33, female
_____ Amir (34, male)
m. _____ Amir née Tempesta, 35, female

Additional Information

Timeline

Spring 473 IA. House Amir is raised from baronial house to ducal house during the civil war.

Spring 473 IA. The majority of House Amir perish in a naval battle.

House Johar
“ever forward”
House Johar has a reputation that leaves much to be desired. They have no great claim to fame in any important battles fought in the last civil war; instead they preferred to fight on the fringes rather than attract great loss in battle. The latest generation of House Johar is unhappy with their House’s reputation, and are looking for ways to improve their House’s standing in everyone else’s eyes by whatever means necessary. This led to Ramesh Johar becoming Master of Whispers and participating in illicit schemes, but after being exposed by the Constantinous, he was forced to resign and stepped down to be replaced by Leda Constantinou.
Titles
Dukes of Kopura, Barons of Daryza, and Lords of Paithaputra
Reputation
6.5/10 (view details)
Relations
RANA: allies by marriage
WEN: allies by marriage
CONSTANTINOU: desire payback for public shaming
Gifts
Bloodmagic (sealsblood), Warging
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Hindi-Urdu, Punjabi, or Sanskrit
Looks
We suggest Chitrangada Singh, Arjun Rampal, Diana Penty, Dev Patel, Naveen Andrews, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Freida Pinto, Bipasha Basu, Ranveer Singh

genealogy

Gopal Misra née of Kopura
m. Vasanta Misra
_____ Rana née Johar, 46, Chitrangada Singh
m. Mohinder Rana, 47
✦ ♖ Ramesh Johar, 46, Naveen Andrews, priority details
Ramesh decided to take the fate of his house into his own hands, and was successfully elected Master of Whispers after the death of Haidar Yilmaz. However, things went terribly wrong when he was accused of a number of moral wrongs and inflated charges about consorting with criminals and back-alley deals. There are truth to these claims, of course, but it must be noted that most other houses are guilty of the same thing. Ramesh appears to have been scapegoated so that Leda Constantinou could take his place as Master of Whispers after he resigned the position due to the charges.

m. _____ Johar née Ranu, 47, female _____ Johar, 25, female
_____ Johar, 23, nonbinary
_____ Johar, 44, male
m. _____ Johar née Wen, 43, female Lilavati Johar, 24
_____ Johar, 18, male
Shila Johar, 15
_____ Johar, 36, female
_____ Johar, 30, male

Additional Information

Timeline

April 21, 474 IA. After being found to consort extensively with criminals, and due to a fuss caused by House Constantinou, Ramesh Johar resigns as Master of Whispers.

March 15, 474 IA. After Haidar Yilmaz's death, Ramesh Johar is chosen as the new Master of Whispers.

House Sadik
“vengeance and valor”
Patient, unforgiving, and stubborn, Sadiks are accustomed to playing the long game to reap both rewards and revenge. Though they are not known as particularly criminal in that they always seem to work within the law, most know that they are not to be trifled with. They are viewed as traitors by a majority of the Nejemese Houses, and played a huge role in abandoning Nejem to its fate during the civil war. They were the first to declare themselves allies to House Haroun in the early days of the civil war, and the first to abandon them once they learnt the truth of their oldest friend’s betrayal.
Titles
Dukes of Larkavati, Barons of Kalinris, and Lords of Hansijar
Reputation
9/10 (view details)
Relations
N/A
Gifts
Glamour, Objective Persuasion
1/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Hindi-Urdu, Arabic, or Persian
Looks
We suggest Alexander Siddig, Karen David, Oded Fehr, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Janina Gavankar, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Melinda Shankar, Tahar Rahim, Leila Bekhti

genealogy

Rahim Sadik, 51
m. Padmavati Sadik nee Tarabai, 50, female — ♖ Isra Sadik, 28 _____ Sadik 45, female
m. _____ Sadik née Benyamin, 47, male — ✙ Fajr Sadik, 24
_____ Sadik, 21, female
_____ Sadik, 18, male
Khalid Sadik, 14
Basir Sadik, 11
_____ Sadik 39, female
m. _____ Sadik née Singh, 40, male _____ Sadik, 18, nonbinary
Navin Sadik, 9
Amala Sadik, 4
_____ Sadik, 37, female
m. _____ Sadik née Nasir, 29, female

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Timeline

June 474 IA. Fajr Sadik perishes in the acquisition of Nenesht.

February 474 IA. _____ Sadik (24, female) is chosen as a dragon rider.

September 10, 473 IA. Rahim Sadik survives a second assassination attempt.

September 9, 473 IA. Rahim Sadik survives an assassination attempt.

House Misra
“wealth from the sea”
Most frequently referred to as “House of Misers,” House Misra is famous for its wealth – and how rarely it shares that wealth unless it’s in the form of a loan, with high interest and high costs attached. They filled their coffers through shipbuilding many centuries ago, and are responsible for the vast majority of Persad’s ships. Curiously enough, their wealth was barely affected following the naval battles during the civil war, and they remain as rich as ever, leading other Houses both in Persad and elsewhere to stir rumors of magic and pacts made with spirits in return for everlasting wealth.
Titles
Dukes of Kajshali, Barons of Vijala, and Lords of Sagalarsha
Reputation
6/10 (view details)
Relations
GUILLORY: rivalry
YILMAZ: rivalry
AMIR: allies through friendship
SONG: allies by marriage and fostering
KARTAL: allies through friendship, squiring, and marriage
XUN: unfriendly due to debt
Gifts
Memory Keeping, Silentspeaking
1/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Hindi-Urdu, Arabic, or Persian
Looks
We suggest Rosario Dawson, Eoin Macken, Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mensah, Luke Youngblood, Lesley-Ann Brandt

genealogy

Vasanta Misra
m. Gopal Misra née of Kopura, details
Gopal's marriage to Vasanta was a love match that launched the Misra family and lands into years of plenty and prosperity, despite his status as the Johar Bastard.
Yasmin Misra, 35, Rosario Dawson, Silentspeaking, priority details
As the head of a very rich house, Yasmin Misra is very aware of her influence, and has made a habit of ensuring other people are aware as well. She is counted as selfish, arrogant, and enjoys wine a little lot too much, but much of her sadness is rooted in a fear of abandonment. Though she loves her sisters, she does not always do a good job of showing them, and pushes them further away even while trying to bring them closer.
m. Khosrau Misra née Salim, 40, male Ilyas Misra, 5
Amita Misra, 6 months
_____ Misra, 30, female m. Fei Ke Misra née Song, 32, male Laila Misra, 2 _____ Misra, 28, female
_____ Misra, 26, female
Sarala Yilmaz née Misra
m. Haidar Yilmaz, 55
_____ Misra, 46, male
m. Rati Misra née Yusuf _____ Xun née Misra, 22, male m. _____ Xun, 19, female_____ MISRA, 18, female
_____ Kartal née Misra 35, Lesley-Ann Brandt b. Fakhri Kartal
m. _____ Kartal, 34, male

Additional Information

Timeline

July 474 IA. ______ Xun (19, female) and ______ Xun née Misra (22, male) are married.

April 474 IA. ______ Kartal (34, male) and ______ Kartal née Misra (35, female) are married.

February 14, 474 IA. The Misras send aid to the Kartals and Harouns against the Naguibs.

474 IA. The Misras and Xuns arrange for a betrothal between ______ Xun (19, female) and ______ Misra (22, male).

September 473 IA. It is announced that Yasmin Misra is with child.

457 IA. Vasanta and Gopal Misra die in a shipwreck. Yasmin Misra becomes Duchess of Kajshali.



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House Corona
“ours is the glory”
Coronas are known to be extremely close and loyal to their family members. Most are known for being charming and having the ability to inspire great loyalty, regardless of sometimes dark rumors. Prideful yet generous, diplomatic yet dangerous, the Coronas are known for their fast-paced, glamorous lifestyle and ability to make even enemies into friends. One notable tradition of this house is said to be inspired by unicorn horns — each Corona is given a personalized dagger, usually hidden beneath clothing, and trained in self-defense.
Titles
Princes of Lucenna, Dukes of Lyria, Barons of Lucenna, and Lords of Rosecourt
Reputation
8/10 (view details)
Relations
RANA: allies by marriage
HUYAN: friendship
DESROSIERS: historical friendship; blood relations
GUILLORY: historical friendship
HAROUN: tense relationship caused by war
SAYED: allies by marriage
Gifts
Glamour, Silentspeaking, Warging
2/3 members are gifted
Given Names
Italian
Looks
We suggest Katie McGrath, Stanley Weber, Viva Bianca, Lena Headey, Richard Armitage, Keira Knightley, Douglas Booth, Tamsin Egerton

genealogy

Sabina Corona
m. Dante Corona née Desrosiers
— ✦ ♔ Aryana Corona, 27, Glamour m. Aravind Corona née Rana, 27 — ✦ ♕ Natanaele Corona, 27, Warging and silentspeaking b. Rajya of Suncourt, 23 Luciana Corona, 26, details
Luciana was held hostage during the Siege of Nejem due to her status as Nijad's wife. Opinions about her are mixed; some say she was equally traitorous, while others see her as a victim. Upon Nijad's execution she took her old name back.
m. ♕ Nijad Haroun
Lucrezia Corona 48, Lena Headey, details
(full ad) Lucrezia served as Aryana's princess regent when she inherited the throne at the age of sixteen due to Sabina's death.

m. _____ Corona née Sayed, 46, Richard Armitage Sonia Corona, 27, Keira Knightley
Arturo Corona, 23, Douglas Booth
b. Meixiu Song, 18Elisabetta Corona, 21 b. Leonidas Sayed, 23, male

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Timeline

June 7, 474 IA. Gardrika is officially annexed as a province of Lucenna, with Svandhildr swearing fealty to Aryana Corona. Much of Zhaoshang is unhappy.

April 13, 474 IA. Natanaele Corona and Madhali Rana announce potential acquisition of Gardrika by Lucenna. This announcement is met with mixed feelings.

March 21, 474 IA. Aryana Corona agrees to meet with Svanhildr Solvkledd where the latter introduces a plan for peace between the Empire and Gardrika.

February 474 IA. Arturo Corona becomes betrothed to Meixiu Song.

December 31, 473 IA. Shamas Haroun claims that Luciana Corona was involved in the murder of Ming Xia Huyan.

December 25, 473 IA. It is announced that Natanaele Corona is betrothed to Rajya Haroun.

November 473 IA. Elisabetta Corona becomes engaged to Leonidas Sayed.

August 473 IA. Aryana Corona marries Aravind Corona nee Rana.

June 473 IA. Natanaele Corona is elected Emperor of Ilium.

May 473 IA. Luciana Corona is released by the Harouns. Upon Nijad’s execution, she takes her old surname back.

April 473 IA. Aryana Corona and Natanaele Corona command the land forces against Nejem. The Harouns hold Luciana Corona hostage.

470 IA. Luciana Corona marries Nijad Haroun.

463 IA. Sabina Corona dies. Aryana Corona becomes Princess of Lucenna and Lucrezia Corona serves as her regent.

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House Desrosiers
“as high as honor”
Desrosiers is an idealistic house, and known for a relatively friendly nature and courtly manners. They are equally well known, however, for thinking very highly of their own honor. Their sense of superiority is perhaps due to their favor with the Coronas and their fame as an knightly house with many a grand tale to tell. Many of its members have been known for a boisterous nature or daredevil tendencies in the pursuit of fame and glory.
Titles
Dukes of Sauveterre, Barons of Galatea, and Lords of Valhaven
Reputation
6/10 (view details)
Relations
CORONA: historical friendship; blood relations
RANA: allies by marriage
GUILLORY: minor rivalry/competition
Gifts
Dreamwalking, spiritwalking
2/2 members are gifted
Given Names
French
Looks
Primary members of the family have light skin, dark hair, and strong jawlines which resemble House Corona. Secondary members tend to have much softer, rounder faces and lighter hair.

We suggest Jeremy Irons, Joshua Sasse, Jessica de Gouw, Gemma Arterton, Michelle Fairly, Sean Bean, Finn Jones, Freya Mavor, Léa Seydoux

genealogy

Renard Desrosiers (62, Jeremy Irons, priority details)
(full ad) Renard is often foiled by his old age and the disabilities which come with it, which have rendered him weak of body despite a lustrously heroic past. Now, however, he does not think himself so heroic, and views himself as a failure in much of his past. Renard struggles to connect with his children now that his wife is gone, remain relevant in the court, and serve his country, about which he is very loyal but highly opinionated.

m. Marielle Desrosiers née Halloran
Gabriel Desrosiers, 30
m. Béatriça Desrosiers née Guillory, 21Alexandre Desrosiers, 28, Dreamwalking
Delphine Desrosiers, 26b. _____ Constantinou, 29, malePercival Desrosiers, 25, Spiritwalking
Dante Corona née Desrosiers
m. Sabina Corona
_____ Desrosiers, 46, female
m. _____ Desrosiers née Han, 46, male
Estelle Desrosiers, 26, female
Rozenn Rana née Desrosiers, 24
m. Jaswinder Rana, 22Lumiére Desrosiers, 22, nonbinary
Selene Desrosiers, 19, female

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Timeline

Late July 474 IA. Gabriel Desrosiers marries Béatriça Desrosiers née Guillory after the Ladonic Order returns.

January 5, 474 IA. It is announced that Gabriel Desrosiers and Béatriça Guillory are engaged.

October 473 IA. Natanaele Corona reinstates Alexandre Desrosiers as a Goldshield.

September 473 IA. Alexandre Desrosiers reappears at court, very much alive.

September 1, 473 IA. Rozenn Rana née Desrosiers marries _____ Rana (22, Suraj Sharma) in an attempt to smooth over a scandal caused by Estelle Desrosiers.

July 473 IA. Alexandre seemingly disappears during the Siege of Nejem, and is presumed dead in battle.

Date unknown. House Desrosiers is founded by Rozenn I Desrosiers, a bastard of House Corona.

House Guillory
“death before dishonor”
The Guillories are a wealthy house, which has given rise to the phrase “Gilt as a Guillory,” which they try to use as proof in arguments against other wealthy houses that they are the most wealthy house. More famous, however, is their high strung nature. They are easily offended and tend to squabble with each other only to turn on anyone as a whole who insults their family. In fact, they are now rather infamous for starting an inordinate amount of duels over challenged honor. However, they are often found around Coronas (perhaps favored due to their money), and pretend to be friendly with the Desrosiers while also passive-aggressively jostling for position.
Titles
Dukes of Bellona, Barons of Marois, and Lords of Riverhold
Reputation
6/10 (view details)
Relations
CORONA: historical friendship
MISRA: rivalry
YILMAZ: minor rivalry
DESROSIERS: minor rivalry/competition
Gifts
Aura Reading, Memory Keeping
2/2 members are gifted
Given Names
French
Looks
Primary members of the family have olive skin, dark hair, and strong features. Secondary members tend to be slightly fairer complected, with dark hair, and similar features.

We suggest Javier Bardem, Evandro Soldati, Sean Teale, Luke Pasqualino, Seychelle Gabriel, Penelope Cruz, Oscar Isaac, Paz Vega

genealogy

Charles Guillory details
Charles Guillory was the previous Master of Whispers on the Imperial Council.

m. Khadija Guillory née Haroun
— ♖ Bartholomieu Guillory, 24, Sean Teale, Memory keeping, priority details
(full ad) Bartholomieu is widely regarded as the easiest Guillory to befriend, though some attribute this to weakness. Following the murder of his father, Charles Guillory, he has assumed the position of head of House Guillory. Most believe he is not quite so cunning as his father, but he cares deeply for his family and would do anything to protect them. His ability of memory keeping was triggered during the Siege of Nejem; after witnessing his brother being injured, Bartholomieu can no longer forget anything, and continues to suffer from the aftereffects of war trauma.
m. Nafisah Guillory, 19 — ♞ Bellamy Guillory, 22
— ✙ Béatriça Desrosiers née Guillory, 21, Aura reading
m. Gabriel Desrosiers, 30
Colette Guillory, 39, female
♜ ♞ Gastón Guillory, 35, male
m. Raquiyah Guillory née Yasin, 33, female — ✦ Séphora Guillory, 2 months
— ✦ Roland Guillory, 2 months

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Timeline

Late July 474 IA. After returning home with the remaining Ladonic Order, Béatriça Desrosiers née Guillory marries Gabriel Desrosiers.

February 474 IA. Béatriça Guillory is chosen as a dragon rider.

January 9, 474 IA. Bellamy Guillory captures Django Hellraiser and is invested as a Goldshield.

January 5, 474 IA. It is announced that Béatriça Guillory and Gabriel Desrosiers are engaged.

December 22, 473 IA. After a very public fainting spell, it is discovered that Raquiyah Guillory is with child.

October 473 IA. Colette Guillory becomes Master of Coin.

October 2, 473 IA. Charles Guillory is found stabbed to death in his bed.

473 IA. Gastón Guillory becomes Lord Commander of the Goldshields.

459 IA. Khadija Guillory née Haroun dies after falling from a tower.

218-268 IA. Guillaume Guillory invents a contraption called the guillotine and uses it to murder his siblings.

Pre-Ilian Empire. Fleurette Guillory discovers a magical plant called the anthrophage and bonds it to House Guillory.

Pre-Ilian Empire. House Guillory is founded by Aveline I “Entfriend” Guillory.

House Morandi
“none so fierce”
Another hotblooded Lucenni family, House Morandi is also the least diplomatic of their peers. They frequently cause headaches for both Lucenna and Zhaoshang due to their greed and desire for more land, leading to a border feud with the Zhaoshangese House Liang. It is often a subject of debate among other Lucenni houses whether they are very clever or very stupid. Aggressive, cold, and rumored to be cannibals (or at least vampires), a Morandi always seems to have something to complain about. After Isabella married a Liang, the feud seemed to die down, only for former house head Carlotta to be assassinated, causing Isabella to put her new husband on trial for treason. Though the Liangs have (understandably) been blamed, the true brains behind the conspiracy are her aunt and uncle, who wish to claim Helle for themselves.
Titles
Dukes of Helle, Barons of Calignon, and Lords of Drakesfell
Reputation
5/10 (view details)
Relations
LIANG: historic blood feud
Gifts
Bloodmagic (hawksblood), Enhanced Senses
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Italian
Looks
Both primary and secondary members of House Morandi have dark skin, dark hair, and strong jawlines.

We suggest Peter Mensah, Naomie Harris, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Angela Bassett, Isaiah Washington, Adetomiwa Edun, Elliot Knight, Nathalie Emmanuel, Viola Davis, Angel Coulby

genealogy

Giovanna Morandi
m. _____ Morandi née Lesauvage, 55, male Carlotta Morandi m. Rafaele Morandi née Orsini — two miscarriages m. Lorenzo Morandi née Sendino — two miscarriages m. Matteo Morandi née Talavera — one miscarriage —♖ Isabella Morandi, 29
m. Jin Hai Morandi née Liang, 27, male, requested, details
Jin-Hai is the angry, womanizing, abrasive husband of Isabella. He was forced into the marriage by the Huyans and the Coronas to bring peace to a long feud between the Morandis and the Liangs. He hates his wife with a passion, but can't seem to keep his hands off her. As a result, he is angered more by the news that Isabella is with child.
Alessandro Morandi, newborn
_____ Morandi, 53, female
m. _____ Morandi née Xiaohuyan, 50, male _____ Morandi, 27, male
_____ Morandi, 21, female
— ✙ _____ Morandi, 20, male, details
_____ Morandi was injured during the acquistion of Nenesht, rendering him unable to ride a dragon. He remains a member of the Ladonic Order in other capacities.
_____ Morandi, 49, nonbinary _____ of Calignon, 30, female Sabina Haroun née Morandi, 44, Gabrielle Union
m. Amal Haroun

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Timeline

February 474 IA. Bruno Morandi is chosen as a dragon rider.

December 2, 473 IA. Isabella marries Jin Hai Morandi née Liang in an attempt to end the Morandi-Liang feud.

September 15, 473 IA. A Liang vassal is taken hostage by the Morandis.

House Tempesta
“work their will”
The name Tempesta might bring to mind storms and hurricanes, but the opposite is true. A calm house full of cool heads and sharp minds, it is not unusual to see a Tempesta sighing loudly while they suffer their more passionate peers. Other Lucenni houses often call them boring and hermitlike, but would not deny that dealings with Tempestas are often far faster and easier than with other houses.
Titles
Dukes of Salancia, Barons of Arieste, and Lords of Blacksea
Reputation
8/10 (view details)
Relations
AMIR: neutral by combination of war and marriage KARTAL: allies by marriage MISRA: allies by friendship NAGUIB: neutral by combination of war and marriage
Gifts
Glamour, Objective Persuasion
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Spanish
Looks
Primary and secondary house members have tanned skin, dark hair, and sharp features.

We suggest Pedro Pascal, Lana Parilla, Diego Boneta, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo, Cote de Pablo, Evandro Soldati

genealogy

Camilo Tempesta, 39, Pedro Pascal, priority details
Camilo wants nothing more than peace for his house and family, but it has caused them to suffer greatly. His lack of flamboyance and drive has brought several slurs on the house's name. In desperation to make ends meet for his family, who is noticing their lack of popularity, he has begun stretching himself (perhaps a little too thin) across the empire, reaching out in an attempt to make allies and prove House Tempesta is more than just a bunch of boring hermits.

m. _____ Tempesta née Raya, 37, female _____ Tempesta, 20, nonbinary
_____ Tempesta, 18, male
Sabine Tempesta, 5
_____ Tempesta, 37, male
m. _____ Tempesta née Naguib, 35, female Lucio Tempesta, 13 _____ Amir née Tempesta, 35, female
m. _____ Amir , 34, male
_____ Tempesta, 33, female
m. Endymion Tempesta née Kartal, 37, Santiago Cabrera, priority wanted, details
In order to appease Nejem following the war, a Kartal was given the position of Imperial Navy Admiral to replace the one who died in battle. Funnily enough, he also happens to have married into House Tempesta. Insurance, if you will, that his loyalties will not immediately turn against Lucenni interests. Though experienced and competent, he has little interest in courtly intrigue, and grows frustrated with the fact that he is being used as a political pawn.

Idris Tempesta, 14
Miraj Tempesta, 9
_____ Tempesta, 30, male

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Timeline

Late 473 IA. Endymion Tempesta becomes Navy Admiral.



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House Haroun
“victory through unity"
The Harouns often possess fierce determination and perseverance even in the face of failure, and recent events have been the ultimate test. In the wake of the civil war and the loss of their claim to an imperial seat, they turned inwards to grapple for power, and were also faced with a rebellion led by House Naguib. The one-lauded Amal Haroun fell from grace, and then he was murdered, allowing Musad to take the throne...Only for his sister Rajya to try and claim it instead, resulting in her disownment. Despite these incredible difficulties, Musad defeated the rebellion, is hailed as a war hero, and has improved Nejem's economy, leading to a resurgence in Haroun reputation.
Titles
Princes of Nejem, Dukes of Meiros, Barons of Nejem, and Lords of Suncourt
Reputation
6.5/10 (view details)
Relations
HUYAN: enemies
CORONA: tense relationship caused by war
SONG: allies through recent friendship
Gifts
Dreamwalking, Enhanced Senses, Spiritwalking
2/3 members are gifted
Given Names
Arabic
Looks
We suggest Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union, John Boyega, Oona Chaplin, Estella Daniels, Alfred Enoch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kerry Washington, Kat Graham, Jesse Williams, Freema Agyeman, Lupita Nyong'o

genealogy

Amal Haroun
m. Sabina Haroun nee Morandi, 45, Gabrielle Union, priority details
(full ad) Desperate to escape the legacy of House Morandi, our princess consort landed within sight of Amal Haroun, their match made of both love and politics. Her hope was to overtake him and hold the power, which ended up failing upon the realization he was far too loved by his people. During the war, she made every effort to convince him Nijad was guilty, causing a major rift in their relationship, and later murdered him so that Musad could ascend the throne, which was blamed on the traitor Theodosia Naguib.
— ♔ Musad Haroun, 25 m. Meryem Haroun née Kartal, 26, Oona ChaplinRajya of Suncourt, 23, Enhanced senses
b. Natanaele Corona, 27Zahir Haroun, 21, Alfred Enoch, details
Zahir and Fang Yu's marriage is supposed to "heal" the damages between houses Haroun and Huyan, and many believe neither are all too happy about the arrangement, but in truth, Fang Yu and Zahir have been secretly seeing each other since Late Autumn 473.
m. Fang Yu Haroun née Huyan, 23
Khadija Guillory née Haroun
m. Charles Guillory
Nassor Haroun, 43, Chiwetel Ejiofor
m. _____ Haroun née Youla, 42, Kerry Washington _____ Haroun, 24, Kat Graham b. _____ Constantinou, 20, male ✦ ♕ Nijad Haroun, details
Accused of the murder of Ming Xia Huyan when they reigned as imperials. This led to the Royal Rebellion and Siege of Nejem. He was later found guilty and executed.

m. Luciana Corona, 26
Shamas Haroun, 35, Enhanced senses
m. _____ Haroun née Museveni, 31, Freema Agyeman Adila Haroun, 10
Hala Haroun, 8, details
Adila Haroun and Hala Haroun were taken as hostages and are currently serving as wards to the Huyans in exchange for the Harouns' good behavior.
Hafsa Haroun, 29

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Timeline

JUNE 474 IA. Following the end of the Naguib rebellion, Musad is hailed as a war hero and House Haroun enjoys a significant rise in popularity and an economic boom.

MARCH 10, 474 ia. Rajya Haroun is disowned.

MARCH 3, 474 ia. Musad returns to Suncourt. His sister attempts to hold power but is betrayed by their mother, Sabina Haroun, and arrested.

MARCH 2, 474 ia. Musad Haroun reappears, reporting that he was taken captive and journeyed for several days before escaping.

FEBRUARY 21, 474 ia. News reaches Suncourt that Musad is missing. Seizing opportunity, Rajya Haroun foretells his death and claims the title of Princess.

FEBRUARY 20, 474 ia. New Prince Musad Haroun departs to confront Theodosia Naguib’s army.

FEBRUARY 16, 474 ia. Amal Haroun is found dead in bed. House Haroun blames it on a poisoning plot by Theodosia Naguib.

February 474 IA. Hafsa Haroun is chosen as a dragon rider.

December 31, 473 IA. Shamas Haroun claims that Luciana Corona was involved in the murder of Ming Xia Huyan.

December 25, 473 IA. It is announced that Rajya Haroun is betrothed to Natanaele Corona.

December 473 IA. Zahir Haroun becomes the Nejemese ambassador to Zhaoshang.

June 473 IA. Adila and Hala Haroun are sent as hostages to the Huyans. Fang Yu Huyan and Hui Qing Zhu are charged with looking after them.

May 473 IA. The Harouns surrender and relinquish Luciana Corona. Nijad Haroun is tried for murder and executed.

April 473 IA. The Harouns hold Luciana Corona hostage.

February 473 IA. Ming Xia Huyan dies. Nijad Haroun is accused of her murder, inciting the Royal Rebellion.

470 IA. Nijad Haroun marries Luciana Corona.

468 IA. Nijad Haroun is elected Emperor of Ilium.

House Constantinou
“we light the way”
The Constantinous are among the oldest families in Nejem, as far as written records go. They claim to be the oldest surviving house, though this is impossible to prove for certain. In any case, they are certainly an ancient line, as evidenced by their old-world surname and stubborn use of such given names as well. Proud, severe, and holier than thou, most other houses tend to find them either very admirable or very annoying. A Constantinou will never let you forget their history (though conveniently leave out the less admirable parts), and they are eager to prove themselves by any means possible. It was one of their own who married the founder of House Haroun and Iliana’s son, Nasim, and they express staunch loyalty to the Harouns due to such old blood ties.
Titles
Dukes of Lebdos, Barons of Cydonia, and Lords of Achaea
Reputation
6.5/10 (view details)
Relations
HAROUN: ancient familial ties
QALIL-HAROUN: allies by ancient ties, marriage
NAGUIB: enemies
YILMAZ: allies by marriage
Gifts
Bloodmagic (catsblood), Glamour
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Byzantine or classical Greek
Looks
We suggest Sophie Okonedo, Bianca Lawson, Cykeem White, Ruth Negga, Freida Pinto, Ashley Madekwe, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Aja Naomi King, Gabourey Sidibe, Gina Torres, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Sinqua Walls, Chipo Chung

genealogy

Leda Constantinou, 56, Sophie Okonedo, Master of Whispers, priority details
Leda is an incredibly pious woman, but not one to be underestimated; this is made clear by the fact that she betrayed the Naguib rebellion that led to the downfall and near-extinction of their house. Since then, the Constantinous have been ever more present at court, and she has been using her numerous daughters to gather intelligence. In April, she forced the resignation of Ramesh Johar from Master of Whispers in order to take his place.

m. Amasis Constantinou née argyros — ♖ Didyma Constantinou, 38, Bianca Lawson m. _____ Constantinou née Yilmaz, 39, male _____ Constantinou, 20, male b. _____ Haroun, 24, Kat GrahamMinicea Constantinou, 12, femaleAnzoy Qalil-Haroun née Constantinou, 36, female m. _____ Qalil-Haroun, 34, nonbinary Fawzi Qalil-Haroun, 9, male m. Yejin Constantinou née Liu, details
Yejin Liu was Leda's lover, and confidante above everyone else. Certainly before Amasis was in the picture. Upon his death Leda married her, and after a handful of years, decided to both get pregnant, with their children sharing a father. Yejin died birthing the triplets: Erchantrudis, Eudocia and Endios. The latter two were stillborn.
— ✧ Erchantrudis of Achaea, 30, female
— ✧ Eudocia Constantinou, stillborn female
— ✧ Endios Constantinou, stillborn male
Megaris Constantinou, 30, Ashley Madekwe m. _____ Constantinou née Talavera, 29, male
m. _____ Constantinou née Qalili-Haroun, 59, male Xanthippe Constantinou, 27, female
Pompeiana Constantinou, 23, female
— ✦ Ionnya Constantinou, 21, female b. Iason Kartal, 22 — ✦ Trasaric Constantinou, 21, male
_____ Constantinou, 51, female
m. _____ Constantinou née Wen, 54, nonbinary _____ Constantinou, 32, male m. _____ Constantinou née Halloran, 27, female_____ Constantinou, 29, maleb. Delphine Desrosiers, 26 _____ Constantinou, 40, female

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Timeline


APRIL 27, 474 ia. Leda Constantinou replaces Ramesh Johar as Master of Whispers following his scandal.

MARCH 10, 474 ia. House Constantinou is elevated, replacing House Naguib as a ducal house.

FEBRUARY 28, 474 ia. House Constantinou, vassals of House Naguib, betray Theodosia to the Harouns.

House Kartal
“the most noble”
House Kartal lost most of its family members in one of many naval battles during the civil war. What remains of the house is their last daughter and a host of bastards sired by uncles and brothers, who now come together under the Kartal name. This leaves House Kartal in a precarious position within society, and as a result they are looked down upon by most other Houses, and some Houses find House Kartal’s sheer survival through bastards to be offensive. This does not deter any member of House Kartal, however, who, despite their ranks being full of mostly bastards, still wish to uphold their words, and prove the other houses wrong.
Titles
Dukes of Arshak, Barons of Rhaketis, and Lords of El Seir
Reputation
7/10 (view details)
Relations
HAROUN: allies by marriage and fostering
TEMPESTA: allies by marriage
MISRA: allies through friendship, squiring, and marriage
Gifts
Enhanced Senses, Spiritwalking
2/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Arabic or Byzantine/classical Greek
Looks
We suggest Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, Tyler Posey, Santiago Cabrera, Cote de Pablo, Michelle Rodriguez, Gael Garcia Bernal

genealogy

Isidora Kartal, 48, Enhanced senses (details)
(full ad) Once carefree and happy, Isidora enjoyed the days she spent with her large family, even welcoming her family's army of bastards with open arms. Despite their past together, Isidora has made great efforts to have them legitimized due to their war efforts, which she admires greatly. Strong on her feet and politically savvy, Isidora has everything she needs to sail her house to greatness— but at what cost?

m. _____ Kartal née Raya (50, male)
Meryem Haroun née Kartal, 26
m. Musad Haroun, 25 — ✙ Iason Kartal, 22, Spiritwalking b. Ionnya Constantinou, 21, female
Endymion Tempesta née Kartal, 37, Santiago Cabrera
m. _____ Tempesta, 33, female
Idris Tempesta, 14
Miraj Tempesta, 9
Fakhri Kartal e. _____ Misra, 35, Lesley-Ann Brandt_____ Kartal, 34, Lin-Manuel Miranda m. _____ Kartal née Misra, 35, Lesley-Ann Brandt

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Timeline

May 474 ia. Iason Kartal is betrothed to Ionnya Constantinou in an effort to repay the family for betraying the Naguibs and turning the tide of the Rebellion.

February 13, 474 IA. Isidora Kartal requests the assistance of her vassals in order to suppress the Naguib rebellion.

February 474 IA. Iason Kartal is chosen as a dragon rider.

473 IA. House Haroun legitimizes a number of Kartal bastards.

470 IA. _______ Haroun nee Kartal marries Musad Haroun.

459-463 IA. Iason Kartal and _______ Haroun nee Kartal are fostered by House Haroun.

House Sayed
“we do not yield”
House Sayed’s reputation has suffered terribly following the role they played in the civil war. The other great Houses of Nejem, who previously favoured them and viewed them with great trust, now look at them with great care and suspicion. House Sayed’s resourcefulness and predeliction for cunning leaves many other houses citing them as untrustworthy. The rumors were true, at least in part: Pericles Sayed and other house members were found to be conspiring with Theodosia Naguib's plans to overthrow House Haroun. Though few members were guilty, those found treasonous were executed and the remainder are regarded with suspicion.
Titles
Dukes of Al-Fakhar, Barons of Byzra, and Lords of Ras-El-Pharos
Reputation
3.5/10 (view details)
Relations
NAGUIB: allies, partners in rebellion
CORONA: allies by marriage
Gifts
Aura Reading, Glamour
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Byzantine or classical Greek
Looks
We suggest Luke Evans, Lara Pulver, Eva Green, Kit Harington, Michelle Dockery, Logan Lerman, Eric Bana, Charles Dance, Merve Bolugur, Kit Harington, Astrid Berges Frisbey, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Hailee Steinfeld, Aneurin Barnard, Michelle Dockery, Eoin Macken, Aidan Turner, Blake Ritson, Alexander Vlahos

genealogy

Pericles Sayed
m. Sirin Sayed née Zidan
_____ Corona née Sayed, 46, Richard Armitage
m. Lucrezia Corona, 48, Lena HeadeyHonorius Sayed
m. _____ Sayed née Salim, 42, female Leonidas Sayed, 23, male
b. Elisabetta Corona, 21
Guinevara Sayed, 19, details
Guinevara is currently a hostage of House Haroun to ensure the behavior of her brother and house members following punishment for Pericles' treason.
_____ Sayed, 38, female
m. _____ Sayed née Zidan, 40, male_____ Naguib née Sayed, 35, female
m. Borus Naguib Lysandra Naguib, 8
_____ Sayed, 25, female
_____ of Byzra, 20, nonbinary

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Timeline

July 474 ia. Honorius Sayed is accused of raping his mentoree Erchantrudis of Ahcaea. He is put on trial, and subsequently executed for his crime.

November 473 IA. Leonidas Sayed becomes engaged to Elisabetta Corona.

House Yilmaz
“we remember”
House Yilmaz is known for hosting lavish, lengthy feasts that go on for days on end, and is perhaps most famous for how its members throw themselves fully into religious festivals and days of celebration, though most people say this is because House Yilmaz finds any excuse to be the centre of attention. They do not take kindly to being slighted, nor to being ignored. Take care when you cross a member of House Yilmaz, for rumour has it one of their ancestors hosted a party only to poison a vast majority of the partygoers over a perceived wrongdoing. Shortly after their house head and Master of Whispers was found dead, much of their money was stolen, leaving House Yilmaz far less rich than they were previously.
Titles
Dukes of Ras-Allyra, Barons of Ilizantum, and Lords of Athmarina
Reputation
4.5/10 (view details)
Relations
GUILLORY: minor rivalry
MISRA: rivalry
NAGUIB: neutral-friendly
SONG: grudge due to Meixiu Song casting aside Shahrazad in favor of Arturo Corona
Gifts
Memory Keeping, Silentspeaking
0/2 members are gifted
Given Names
Arabic
Looks
We suggest Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Zoe Saldana, Sam Worthington, Jessica Sula, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Melodie Monrose, Edi Gathegi

genealogy

Haidar Yilmaz, details
After committing light treason in the interest of the Naguib rebellion, Haidar realized that it was only a matter of time until someone discovered his hand in the plot as Master of Whispers. He faked his own death, and after being displeased with the funerary rites performed by his family, stole much of the Yilmaz wealth before fleeing to Kankai to bide his time. Nobody else in the family knows he is alive at this time.

m. Sarala Yilmaz née Misra
_____ Yilmaz, 37, female
m. _____ Yilmaz née Han, 38, male Nafisah Guillory née Yilmaz 19 m. Bartholomieu Guillory, 24, Sean TealeEugenia Yilmaz, 16
_____ Yilmaz, 35, male
Suhayl Yilmaz, 30, male b. Ming Zhu Rana née Wen, 28
_____ Yilmaz, 52, male
m. _____ Yilmaz née Coronetta, 42, female
Shahrazad Yilmaz, 22, female, details
Shahrazad married Meixiu Song with the intention of asserting her authority over House Song, but ended up falling for her anyway....Only to be divorced so that Meixiu could marry Arturo Corona and produce legitimate children after she became head of house.

d. Meixiu Song, 18, Sarah Bolger
_____ Constantinou née Yilmaz (39, male)
m. Didyma Constantinou (38, female) _____ Constantinou (20, male) b. _____ Haroun (24, Kat Graham)

Additional Information

Timeline

March 474 ia. Ming Zhu Wen leaves Suhayl Yilmaz at the altar, breaking their betrothal. She is subsequently disowned by Zhi Yin Wen.

February 474 IA. The body of Haidar Yilmaz is found in Persad.

December 473 IA. Suhayl Yilmaz becomes engaged to Ming Zhu Wen.

October 29, 473 IA. Shahrazad Song nee Yilmaz marries Meixiu Song, causing a scandal.

October 473 IA. Haidar Yilmaz becomes Master of Whispers.



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House Vasiliev
“of unflinching heart”
Of the Dvorjardian kingdoms and the noble families therein, the Vasilievs have been among the most successful. The family has ruled over Nenesht for seventy years…With the caveat that there have still been numerous changes of power over the years. Due to polygamy, its numbers of legitimate male heirs have long flourished…But all males inherit equally, which has led to bitter infighting between dozens of brothers and half-brothers. House Vasiliev’s history is one marked by victory over the rest of the world, but turmoil within, due to the treachery of relatives fighting bitterly for the throne. Their reputation, in a word, is ruthless; cultural taboos such as the guest right and kinslaying have been ignored by house members numerous times. Such is the price of survival in Dvorjard.
Titles
Petty Princes of Nenesht, Lords of Biryuch
Beholden To
Zhaoshang
Reputation
3/10 (view details)
Relations
SOLVKLEDD: unfriendly
CLAN JUYIN: extremely tense, due to owning former clan territory
Gifts
Bloodmagic (hartsblood)
1/1 members are gifted; additional slots are restricted at this time
Given Names
Russian and medieval Slavic; see the Dvorjardian name guide for surname rules
Looks
Dragomir and his siblings are white, Nergüi is Mora'amyn, and the wives/their children may be any ethnicity.

genealogy

Dragomir Vasiliev, 50, male
m. Rosaliya Vasilieva née Volkovna Andrei Vasilievich
Verusha Vasilievna
m. Anastasia Vasilieva née Volkovna, 38, female, details
Anastasia enjoys a degree of understanding with her husband that is normally not seen in Dvorjard. The clear favorite of his wives, she is trusted with tasks that might be entrusted to males.
Nadezhda Vasilievna, 20, Hartsblood
Grisha Vasilievich, 18, male, details
Grisha looked forward to inheriting his father's throne, but now finds that his sister will inherit ahead of him under Ilian law, a break in Dvorjardian tradition. Now it is unsure if his betrothal with Samai Daguur Juyin will continue, as the marriage was meant to cement an alliance, but now he is no longer going to be the head of house.

b. Samai Daguur Juyin, 25, female
m. _____ Vasilievna née Rostovna, 35, female Tomislav Vasilievich, 15, male
Aleksandru Vasilievich, 13, male
Ilya Vasilievich, 11, male
m. Nergüi Vasilievna née Borjigin Oronar, 25, female
Velimir Vasilievich Dmitrii Vasilievich
m. Lizabeta Vasilievna née Petrovna Zoya Vasilievna
Elena Vasilievna, 7, female
Stanimir Vasilievich, 4, male
Slavitsa Vasilievna
Ivan Vasilievich

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Timeline

June 24. Nenesht officially becomes a province of Zhaoshang after a bloody battle involving the Ladonic Order, which is barely successful. Heavy losses are sustained for Dvorjardians and House Vasiliev.

Legend of the Black Hart

A cautionary tale of Nenesht tells of a son who defied the wishes of his parents and meddled with dark magic. As punishment, he was transformed into a black deer. He was then shot during a hunt and accidentally eaten by his own family to punish him for his sins and, some say, to punish his family for not trying hard enough to stop him.

House Solvkledd
“hear our thunder”
Though claiming to be descendants of the Gardrikan sky god, the Solvkledds do not act particularly godly – not how Ilians might think of it, anyway. Due to social class in Gardrika being much less stratified, the royal family mingles easily with commoners. Rulers having multiple spouses and little importance created in legitimate versus bastard children have made the lineage confusing and at times questionable. This, however, has served them well: the Solvkledds are immensely popular among their people to the point that multiple house members have often had their own personal following. Though proud of their heritage, they cannot be said to be arrogant. By Ilian standards, they are quite laid-back, inelegant, and crass.
Titles
Petty Princes of Gardrika, Lords of Hrafnhal
Beholden To
Lucenna
Reputation
2/10 (view details)
Relations
CORONA: allies by truce, though not particularly friendly
Vasiliev: unfriendly
CLAN JUYIN: friendly alliance
Gifts
None
Given Names
Norse
Looks
Svanhild and her brother are half Mora'amyn.
We suggest Claudia Kim, Leonard Wu, Georgia Hirst, Gaia Weiss

genealogy

Harald Solvkledd
m. Koke Daguur Juyin
Svanhild Solvkledd, 28, Claudia Kim, details
Svanhild, wishing to inherit the throne of Gardrika, struck a deal with Aryana Corona to annex Gardrika under peace terms of no longer attacking Lucenni territory.

_____ Solvkledd, 25, male
m. Thorunn av Barham — ✧ Rurik Solvkledd
— ✧ Bjorn Solvkledd
— ✧ Sigurd Solvkledd
Astrid Solvkledd, 22, female
Ragnar Solvkledd
Siv Solvkledd

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Timeline

June 473. King Harald Solvkledd is captured during a raid on Dvorjard and is tortured to death.

January 473. Thorunn av Barham banishes Svanhild and her brother to protect the inheritance claims of her sons. Rurik and Bjorn argue over which of them is born first.

MARCH 21 474. Svanhildr Solvkledd begins negotiations with Aryana Corona to broker peace between Lucenna and Gardrika.

APRIL 474. Sigurd Solvkledd escapes during the civil war between his brothers and informs Svanhild of what is happening. He agrees to help her gain the throne.

JUNE 7 474. Gardrika is officially obtained as a province after a brief war against Svanhildr’s relatives who do not support her claim. Though Gardrika will be mostly allowed to self-govern, there is still debate about whether it should be given to Lucenna or Zhaoshang. Through backdoor political maneuvering and secret-keeping, Svanhildr has sworn fealty specifically to House Corona and placed Gardrika under the power of Lucenna, which causes anger upon discovery.

JULY 474. Astrid discovers her brother Sigurd's plot to kill Svanhild when he asks for her help with his plot. Instead, she betrays him to Svanhild and he is put to death.

Clan Juyin
Clan Juyin's ancestral home is the place the Dvorjardians now call Nenesht. Years ago, they were driven out, and have been trying to reclaim the land ever since. In recent years they have taken to living on Gardrika due to the marriage of one of their own to the former king, Harald. Known as hardy, no-nonsense, and straightforward, they still survive even if in smaller numbers than before. During the time of Norvik, they were a serious threat to Norviker peoples and one of the largest Mora'amyn clans. They are currently led by Temür of the Daguur family.
Residence
Gardrika, formerly Nenesht
Reputation
2/10 (view details)
Relations
SOLVKLEDD: friendly due to marital ties and maintained by Svanhild Solvkledd, who is half Mora'amyn
Vasiliev: extremely tense
Gifts
None
Given Names
Mongol
Looks
We suggest Rick Yune, Zhu Zhu

The Daguur Family

Temür Daguur Juyin, 45, Rick Yune, details
Bloop

m. Batbayar Daguur Juyin
Samai Daguur Juyin, 25, female, details
In an attempt to place Clan Juyin as leaders of Nenesht once more, Samai was betrothed to Grisha Vasilievich, expected heir of the Nenesht throne. However, under the new laws of inheritance, his sister will inherit before them, and the terms of the betrothal are in question.
b. Grisha Vasilievich, 18, male
Koke Daguur Juyin
m. Harald Solvkledd
Svanhild Solvkledd, 28, Claudia Kim

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