Will of The Mark
The Great Deagonmarked families are the barons of industry and commerce throughout Khorvaire and beyond. Their influence transcends political boundaries, and they remained mostly neutral during the Last War. While not technically citizens of any nation, the matriarchs and patriarchs of each house live in splendor within their enclaves and emporiums located throughout Khorvaire. These dynastic houses of commerce derive their power from the dragonmarks unique, hereditary arcane sigils that manifest on certain individuals within the family, granting them limited but very useful magical abilities associated with the trade guilds the family controls.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Making
Heraldic beast: Gorgon
House Cannith consists of alchemists, artificers, magewrights and the world’s best mundane crafters.
Dragonmark: The Mark of the Sentinel.
Heraldic beast: Chimera
House Deneith consists of mercenaries devoted to providing protection to the highest bidders.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Hospitality
Heraldic beast: Blink dog
House Ghallanda provides food and shelter across the land. Using their mark and high standards to bring the best accommodations to all.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Healing
Heraldic beast: Griffon
House Jorasco provides healing guild outposts of the Jorasco seal across the lands. Dealing in all forms of medicine and healing of both mundane and magical properties.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Warding
Heraldic beast: Manticore
House Kundarak are the bankers and provide security to businesses and precious goods.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Storm
Heraldic beast: Kraken
House Lyrander provide two services, one bring rains to the farmers of Khorvaire. The other is transportation. House Lyrander windwrights control the shipping and transportation that operates in the air and across the seas.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Detection
Heraldic beast: Basilisk
House Medani provides personal protection to those that need it and can afford it.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Passage
Heraldic beast: Unicorn
House Orien deals in transportation and teleportation. The couriers guild uses teleportation to deliver packages, messages and the like as well as teleporting people for a fee as well. The Transportation guild of House Orien operates the lightning rail that traverses across Khorvaire.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Shadow
Heraldic beast: Hydra
House Phiarlin provides a couple services. On the surface they are entertainers and Artisans. But their true work is in secretive information brokering and espionage.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Scribing
Heraldic beast: Cockatrice
House Sivis are the masters of the written and spoken word, providing translators, mediators, and advocates across the continent.
Race: Humans and Half-orcs
Dragonmark: The Mark of Finding
Heraldic beast: Dragonne
House Tharashk mostly works across Khorvaire as inquisitives, prospectors and bounty hunters. Finding resources, dragonshards and people for the right price.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Shadow
Heraldic beast: Displacer beast
House Thuranni is an elven dragonmarked house throughout Khorvaire that was once part of House Phiarlan, but broke away from them during the Last War. Now they compete directly with Phiarlan, operating out of The Lhazaar Principalities with small enclaves in major cities across Khorvaire. The house first appeared in 972 YK, when a group of elves split off from House Phiarlan.
Dragonmark: The Mark of Handling
Heraldic beast: Hippogriff
House Vadalis deals in handling animals of all kinds. Breeding the best mounts and providing stables across the land for travelers.
Dragonmark: Any Aberrant Dragonmark
Heraldic beast: Beholder.
House Tarkanan is not an official house recognized by governments or other dragonmarked houses. It was founded by Thora Tavin, a former Brelish spy who worked as part of a group of Aberrant Marked spies. Near the end of the Last War she recruited several of the spies and fled Brelish service. She named her organization “House Tarkanan” as a mockery against other dragonmarked houses – Lord Halas Tarkanan was a leader of Aberrant Dragonmarked people during the War of the Mark. It currently exists as a loose criminal association of people bearing aberrant dragonmarks, hiring its services for robbery and assassination. It has a presence in Sharn.