Vassal of Deepwood
Words: "Kin in Honor."
Sigil: Two white herons, back to back, on a blue field.
Nickname: Rivers, Twins
The old Twins that used to guard the fork of the river south of the Deepwood were a staid house of history and tradition, and the new one is very new, forged in blood and uncertainty. When the Deepwoods were slaughtered, many of House Riven died at the swords of the Abandoned. The new Countess, all of 17 years old, met in secret with the leader of a tribal group of deserters that felt something was strange about the slaughter and refused to follow their leaders into battle. Countess Mia Riven betrothed herself to Thesarin, leader of the deserters, and passionately defended this position to the Bislands, warding the Marquesa of Deepwood, and to the Graysons.
Two years later, she made good her promise to marry him and made him her Count, and absorbed his prodigal tribesmen into her house to fill out the ranks of her soldiery. Thesarin and Mia rule now as a pair, stalwart behind their sworn liege, and uniquely situated to take on the challenges to the Compact with the lore and history of Thesarin's former tribesmen behind them.
|Esoka||4||Trusted House Servants||---|
|Irisa||4||Trusted House Servants||---|
|Edda||4||Trusted House Servants||---|
|Tikva||6||Married Out but Affiliated||---|
|Irisa||Loyalty||Keeper of Oaths|
|Nigel||Income||Master of Coin|
Description: The rivers, known as the Twin Rivers collectively, are known separately as the Son and the Daughter, and joined, the river is the Mother. The Twainfort is a low-slung stone fortress standing on the lush delta at the point where two rivers meet, south of Deepwood Hold. The industry of its people is largely the river trade: fishermen, traders and craftsmen who ship up and down the rivers with a great and capitalist sensibility.
The prodigals who once were part of the forest tribe have more or less integrated into the society now with some lingering awkwardness especially in the older generation, but it has led to an economic influx information as well: hides and leathers and other forest goods from Thesarin's people who joined the newly blended House.