Vassal of Redrain
Words: "We Fear No Storm"
Sigil: An enormous, stylized black tree underneath a storm cloud
Centuries ago, the noble Proudwoods of the Gray Forest were slaughtered to a man by Abandoned hordes. The leader of the barbarous coalition asserted himself and suppressed his fellows in the wake, pledging loyalty to the crown through force of arms; thus were the prodigal Crovanes, the Axemen, raised to nobility. In the years since, they have maintained a firm hold on power and scandalously close ties to the Abandoned, serving as a bulwark on the mountains and developing relations with their Thraxian neighbors. House Crovane is known most for its exotic black lumbers and mineral wealth, and the deeply traditional (some say wild) character of its people.
Description: On the far northeast of Arvum, Stormwall sits as a last port along the coast that sits along the edge of the Gray Forest meeting the Everwinter, with to the west the Stormridge mountain range separates the duchy from the rest of the Northlands. A relatively new duchy, the Crovane lands represent a thin holding against lands traditionally raided by reavers from the Mourning Isles, in particular those from House Grimhall.