Rival Dragonmarked House of Shadow
The illusions that I weave dazzle and deceive. Sometimes that deception eases your burdens, letting you forget your troubles for a moment. But I can also ease your burdens by ending your life, a far more permanent solution. - Lady Elara d’Nostra, Shadowdancer
Toward the end of the Last War, a bitter feud broke out between the major families of House Qosa. Known as the Shadow Schism, it resulted in a split within the Dragonmarked House - and the foundation of House Nostra. House Qosa continues to offer entertainment and espionage in the lands west of the Mournland, while House Nostra operates in the eastern lands. As a rule, the elves of House Qosa are the better spies and House Nostra agents are superior assassins. The Dragonmarked Houses Qosa and Nostra maintain a peaceful relationship, but rivalries run deep.
Baron Elar d’Nostra is said to be responsible for the Shadow Schism. Ruling the house from an enclave in Regalport, he is always accompanied by a shadowy pair, rumored to be embodiments of shadow itself. The displacer beast serves as the young house’s emblem.
Notable Bloodlines Include:
- Nostra Family
- Uruvai Family