House Blackthorn

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One of the founding noble houses of the Kingdom of Alsryn, and longtime rivals to House Mirrorwind.

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06/16/24
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House Blackthorn is a noble elven house in the Kingdom of Alsryn. With a history dating back to the kingdom's founding, they are considered a core part of the fabric of Alsrynnian society, despite their constant tension with the ruling House Mirrorwind.

Crest

House Blackthorn's crest features a red shield wrapped in black thorns, symbolizing their vigilance, determination, and the harsh obstacles they face in their quest for power.

History

House Blackthorn's history is as old as the Kingdom of Alsryn itself. They were pivotal players in the revolution that led to the kingdom's founding. Despite working together to overthrow their ancient tyrants, the relationship between House Blackthorn and House Mirrorwind, the ruling house of Alsryn, has been fraught with tension and conflictsince the establishment of Alsrynne City. House Blackthorn has always believed that their claim to the throne was unjustly taken by House Mirrorwind, fueling centuries of rivalry, political machinations, and outright conflict between the two houses. Despite their longstanding opposition, both houses were instrumental in establishing the kingdom, their contributions to the revolution undeniable.

Throughout the centuries, House Blackthorn has instigated numerous political incidents, constantly challenging the authority and legitimacy of House Mirrorwind. These incidents ranged from political intrigue and sabotage to outright rebellions, each deepening the enmity between the houses. The tension culminated in the Second Succession Crisis, a civil war that lasted for two centuries. During this protracted and bloody conflict, House Blackthorn sought to reclaim what they saw as their rightful place on the throne.

Although the war caused great casualties on both sides, House Mirrorwind's popularity and alliances with other noble houses and the neighboring elven kingdom of Silverymoon led to their definitive victory. For their crimes against the realm, House Blackthorn was banished from the kingdom's capital until the death of Rhúgaras Blackthorn's last grandchild. Their banishment, combined with their substantial losses during the war, left House Blackthorn weakened, but they remained a powerful and influential force in the kingdom, despite operating on the fringes of court society for over a thousand years.

Current Status

House Blackthorn remains a formidable noble house in Alsryn, though their power and influence have waned since the Second Succession Crisis. They still harbor ambitions for the throne, and their machinations continue to pose a threat to the stability of the kingdom.

Notable Figures

  • Lord Rhúgaras Blackthorn
    • Former head of House Blackthorn. Infamous for instigating the political unrest that led to the Second Succession Crisis.

 

  • Lord Dorian Blackthorn
    • Current head of House Blackthorn. Known for his cunning and ambition, he continues to seek ways to undermine House Mirrorwind and advance his house's claim to the throne.

 

  • Sir Cedric Blackthorn
    • Dorian's son, a skilled knight, and strategist. Loyal to his father and house, he is deeply involved in their political and military strategies.

Trivia

  • The Blackthorns are known for their mastery of dark magic and subterfuge, skills honed over centuries of political conflict.
  • Blackthorn Keep, their ancestral home, is rumored to be filled with secret passages and hidden chambers, used for clandestine meetings and plotting. Some even believe the estate to be built upon an ancient burial ground, though the few archaeologists permitted access to the estate have found no such evidence.

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