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by The Kaiserreich of Viftaelia. . 9 reads.

Major families of Viftaelia (W.I.P)

House

Current Head

Title

Operations

Influence

Description

Alvërion

Cecilia (F)

Herzogi

Estates, Politics

5/5

The Herzogi of Alvërion hold a monopoly over the plantations of Bälvania, which, along with their trade operations spanning the entire Shimmering, cement their seat as one of the most influential families in the Reich.

Fourneyg

Hallier (M)

Auserwähl

Estates, Politics, Trade

3/5

Widely considered a wildcard when it comes to allegiances, the family has aided and betrayed all Herzogi a fair number of times. Their strategic marriages and suspiciously acquired inheritances made their dynasty boom as chaotic neutral players amidst a world of fixed sides. The current Statthalter of viftaelian Klatërkiegen is a Fourneyg.

Geisslergensen

Rohanne (F)

Auserwähl

Estates, Politics

3/5

The family has close ties with the Sajiëris and serves them loyally. Deeply rooted in external and internal viftaelian affairs, the Geisslergensen have occupied many positions in political and diplomatic offices. The current Geist of Denghoben an der Dëiv and Statthalter of Novy Szwonia are members of this family.

Hashimoto

Asubo (M)

None

Trade

2/5

Affluent polarean merchants naturalised szownian before the collapse. A major player in trade from Novy Szwonia to the mainland.

Kähon

Anselm (M)

Magnum Doyotsch

Mining

1/5

Mining barons of the inner territories, they are one of the only families to gain considerable wealth from the extraction of gold and other precious metals. After most mines were put under imperial ownership, an ancient decree allowed the Kähons to keep some of their lands.

Krüpt

Salomea (F) and Hildegard (F)

None

Trade, Politics

2/5

A prime example of humble merchants turned savvy entrepreneurs in less than three generations. The Krüpts’ ascension began in the port of Oresbrück and ended in the city’s imperial quarters.
After the marriage of an Alvërion cousin to the Krüpt patriarch, they fell on the Herzogi’s graces. The current Geist of Oresbrück is a Krüpt.

Kruszewski

Thietmarus (M)

Öbererschütz

Estates

2/5

Low born family elevated to the purple following valiant efforts during the occupation of Szwonia. Married into the Alvërion and loyal heralds of their lands in Wschodzwar.

Limmer

Jannus (M)

None

Lapidary, Jewellery

1/5

The main members of the Oresbrück Jewellers Guild and wealthiest gem merchants in the city. Their workshops serve many aristocratic figures, both nationally and abroad.

Meitarys

Helwyg (M)

Magnum März

Trade, Politics

2/5

Former shipmasters from the capital, the Meitarys line is a distant branch of the Alvërion, recently brought under their banner through marriage. They are the heralds of the portuary town of Meitarysport, seat of their power and occupation, the transportation of people and goods through the Shimmering trade routes via the Amber Knot, a fleet of merchant vessels at their service.

Nhutpharein

Tarrass (M)

Öbererschutz

Estates, Politics

2/5

The current Hierophant is a member of this family. A decaying and pious dynasty, they have recently boosted their influence after asserting a monopoly over the imperial cabinet at Aadenval.

Plettenstein

Diederich (M)

Magnum März

Trade, Estates, Politics

2/5

Heralds of Alvërion tea plantations. Owners of a failed bank and players on the Shimmering tea routes.

Sajiëris

Maximillian (M)

Herzogi

Estates, Politics

5/5

The richest of the Herzogi, this family has greatly expanded its reach due to political marriages into high aristocratic houses both nationally and abroad, along with its wise investments and numerous estates.

Sleipnivior

Hentschel (M)

Herzogi

Estates, Politics

4/5

Another one of the republic’s founding houses, the first duke of Sleipnivior established the Währung Archives and sponsored great works of art, science and learning. His vision was passed down through generations of Herzogi, each leaving their piece on the family’s legacy. Currently, the family holds major sway with all great viftaelian universities and centres of learning, and as a result, are extremely respected amongst intelectual circles.

Smoczyzalewisko

Fabiannus (M)

Öbererschutz

Estates, Politics

3/5

The only szownian noble family to have maintained all their lands following the empire’s collapse. They own the biggest slave plantations in all of Novy Szwonia and are on very good terms with the Reich. The family is one of the only szownian citizens to hold positions in the imperial cabinet at Rarshäswa.

Von Bäuer

Lillianne (F)

Öbererschutz

Banking, Estates, Politics

3/5

Current heads of the Bäuer Bank and former heralds for the Sajiëris, the gierigs rose to prominence around the same time as their rivals, the Von Verlasses. The Bäuers completely shattered the preconceived notions of urban planning by building their HQ atop stone pillars on the portuary district of the capital, eventually creating a new upper class bloc amidst warehouses and taverns.

Von Ülthrict

Marianne (F)

Öbererschütz

Banking, Architecture

4/5

The Von Ülthrict are the absolute authority on all matters related to viftaelian banking. Composed of the tree main gierig dynasties after decades of intricate alliances and marriages, their gargantuan net of offices around the Shimmering and beyond have brought their fortune to heights once considered impossible given the Reich’s size. Wilhelm Von Ülthrict is regarded as one of the brightest architects in Viftaelia. He was the mind behind projects such as the Winter Court of Leeuwstag-der-Fee.

Von Verlass

Heydrich (M)

Öbererschutz

Banking, Estates, Politics

3/5

Current heads of the Verlass Bank, their headquarters, the Königturm, tower over the metropolis of Viftaelia, even higher than the pinnacles of the basilicas. They owe their quick rise to prominence to a ducal pact with the Alvërion and are said to deal in shady tactics to further their interests.

Wieczorek

Olga (F)

None

Slaves

1/5

The Wieczorek are the wealthiest slave traders in Novy Szwonia. Their reputation is questionable due to involvement with crime cartels and less than ethical means of acquiring and managing the people they sell, along with their origins as sakeli serfs.

Zijlstraat

Diederich (M)

Magnum März

Estates, Politics

2/5

The Zijlstraat are a once great family whose influence diminished with each passing year. They hold imperial offices, like the position of amtsrichter of the second paragonic council (Treasury), and own some plantations in Wschodzwar.

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