Vassal of Pravus
Words: Multiply. Divide. Conquer
Sigil: A golden coin, stamped with a rabbit, upon velvet grey.
There is a song about a House Leporidae in the annals of pre-Reckoning Arvani history, an influential ducal power that had risen to rival House Pravus during the time of the Hundred Cities, before the creation of the Lyceum. Bards embellish a tale of romance turned sour and a tryst between the two houses that resulted in a violent, bloody conflict on a tiny nameless isle near Setara. The name of this war has been lost to history but the Leporidae were thought extinguished, holdings ground to dust, island razed and survivors scattered to the winds. What remained of the once proud House retreated far, far away into the Saffron Chain, vanishing during the time of the Reckoning.
Ezmeralda was the last true blooded scion of the House Leporidae, a family reduced greatly in status and protected within a powerful Abandoned enclave, the Saffron Chain's city-state of Tremorus. For centuries, it was tradition that the ruling House Proscipi would marry a Leporidae into their lineage in order to strengthen their bloodline during times of great turmoil, but the numbers of the Leporidae continued to wane through the generations. The chaos in the Saffron Chain with its new Arvani conquerors from House Pravus saw turmoil in the Abandoned city-state, with the current Prefect of House Proscipi hoping ancient, ancestral ties might win favor with the new Arvani conquerors.
In order to avoid great bloodshed it was decided that Ezmeralda would be married to a Proscipi of her choice and the great city-state along with their vassals would be sworn to a new House beneath the banner of Pravus or rather, the return of a principle power in the far southeast of the Saffron Chains; House Leporidae.
|Cassiopeia||1||Marquessa||Enchantress of Tremorus | Marquessa | The Summit|
|Andromeda||2||Voice||Sword of Tremorus | Commander | The Rock|
|Giorgio||2||Voice||Financial Advisor | Mountain Peak|
|Savio||2||Voice||Voice of the People | Song of the Mountain|
|Remus||3||Noble Family||Warlord | Vice-General | The Base of the Mountain|
|Markos||3||Noble Family||Shadow of the Mountain|
|Sylvana||3||Noble Family||The Blood Rose of Tremorus|
|Rufio||3||Noble Family||The Mountain|
|Sabriel||4||Trusted House Servants||Vice-Admiral of the Migrant Fleet of Tremorus|
|Maharet||4||Trusted House Servants||Cultural Attache | Twinkling Star|
|Cerelia||4||Trusted House Servants||Born of the Sea|
|Nazmir||4||Trusted House Servants||Northern Star|
|Caspian||4||Trusted House Servants||Captain of the Free Guard|
|Orland||10||Trusted Allies||Honored Ally of Tremorus | Favored at Court|
|Amanita||10||Trusted Allies||Brightest Star|
|Savio||Population||Voice of the People|
|Giorgio||Income||Master of Coin|
|Rufio||Loyalty||Head of Intelligence|
Description: The City-State of Tremorus is at the far southeastern corner of the Saffron Chain, at one of the furthest points from Pravus expansion and with relatively little contact with the Compact. The city-state stands as a bastion of security in the jungles of the Saffron Chain, and as a testament to that, their holdings have strong walls to repulse attackers and are distant enough inland from the sea that had formerly made discovery of them by the Compact difficult. Positioned atop a mountain, it makes for an excellent, hard to attack bastion that is strategically significant, even if its distance from Arvum makes supply and travel difficult.