Fastheld Noble Houses

HOUSE KAHAR

House Kahar is the most revered of the houses. The Emperor of Fastheld is a Kahar. Over all, they are steadfast and both strategic and warriors and tend to be superstitious of anything supernatural. All Kahar males suffer from some physical defect or ailment due to the Shadow Curse of a Wildling that had gouged Emperor Talus Kahar I. Kahar mothers will never bear children that are Shadow-Touched. The House color of Kahar is royal blue while their symbol is the wildcat. First names of House Kahar Nobles are four or five letters long, usually one syllable – but sometimes two or more – and often with an ‘ess’, ‘ith’, ‘iss, or ‘us’ sound within the name.

HOUSE LOMASA

House Lomasa is considered the most jovial of the Houses. They are incredibly devoted to House Kahar. Typically cooks and craftsmen by trade, Lomasa has become known for their grand celebrations and parties. They will, on occasion, have children that are Shadow-Touched. Their House color is brown while their symbol is the Bull. First names in House Lomasa tend to be six or seven letters long, usually two syllables, commonly featuring the sounds ‘or’, ‘an’ and ‘ar’ within the name.

HOUSE MIKIN

Perhaps the most devoted House to the Church, House Mikin known for their more stoic behavior and being the most feared of all of the houses. They have stood by the Emperor’s side for centuries in keeping the Shadow Touched at bay. they are known for their hatred of the Shadow and while mothers will occasionally give birth to Shadow Touched children, they will often kill them in an effort to remove it from their bloodline. The symbol of House Mikin is the mongoose and the color is black. First names in House Mikin Nobles tend to be four or five letters long, usually one or two syllables, commonly featuring the sounds ‘al’, ‘ell’, and ‘ee’ within the name.

HOUSE NILLU

House Nillu tends to avoid the political strategizing of the other Houses and spend their time in the mines beneath Fastheld. The majority of the technology developed for refining these precious metals was created by the Nillus. They are focused on the industry of Fastheld and tend to be a stubborn House. They will, on occasion, have children that are Shadow-Touched. Their colors are blue and grey and their symbol is the bear. First names of those of former House Nillu tend to be three or four letters long, usually two syllables, commonly featuring the sounds ‘ah’, ‘ab’, ‘or’ and ‘on’ within the name.

HOUSE SEAMEL

House Seamel is the youngest of the great Houses, rising to prominence when the Emperor Talus Kahar XIV wed Freia Seamel. This has created a bit of strife between them and the other Houses, including Kahar, who did not enjoy the rise in power the Seamels gained. They are known for producing the best horses in the realm. Their house color is green with their symbol as a man on horseback. First names of those of former House Seamel tend to be five or six letters long, usually two syllables, commonly featuring the sounds ‘muh’, ‘juh’, and ‘eh’ within the name.

HOUSE ZAHIR

House Zahir is known as the House of Vipers due to their reputation for excelling at politics and intrigue. Perhaps of all of the Houses, Zahir is seen as the shadiest and least trustworthy. They are often considered cunning by nature. Those who go against the very nature of the Zahir are considered outcasts within their own House and will never advance very high. The house symbol for Zahir is the raven and the color is violet. First names in House Zahir tend to be four or five letters long, usually two syllables, commonly featuring the sounds ‘ay’ or ‘ol’ or ‘or’ within the name.