Vassal of Thrax
Words: "Fear is the guardian of hate."
Sigil: A Cross by the Sea
Though the name 'Grimhall' is said to come from a bastardization of Grihem the Explorer, a legendary figure who led the Arvani to the bountiful isle in the Mourning Sea now known as Grihem's Point, much of the house's bloody history has justified a dark cloud at the mention of its name. While a handful of Dukes of Grimhall have been respected, or even loved, the majority have attempted to 'out-Thrax the Thraxians' by demonstrating a callous brutality of their vassals and attempting to rule through fear. Rivals of House Tyde, the destruction of that ancient house did very little to restrain the violent excesses from House Grimhall.
|Harald||1||Duke||Duke of Grihem's Point|
|Valdemar||2||Voice||Voice and Heir|
|Sameera||4||Household Retainers||Minister of Coin|
|Ford||5||Noble Vassals||Marquis of Stormward|
|Octavia||5||Noble Vassals||Voice of Kennex|
|Edward||5||Noble Vassals||Baron of Whitefrost|
|Carita||5||Noble Vassals||Voice of Darkwater|
|Regla||5||Noble Vassals||Voice of Navegant|
|Turo||5||Noble Vassals||Count of Escuma|
|Skye||5||Noble Vassals||Baroness of New Hope|
|Arcelia||5||Noble Vassals||Countess Consort of Escuma|
|Vanora||5||Noble Vassals||Marquessa of Stormward|
|Darrow||5||Noble Vassals||Voice of Darkwater|
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Description: Grimhem's Point is possibly among the richest among holdings in the Mourning Isles. However, the prosperity is very unevenly distributed across the population, with quite possibly one of the greatest disparities of any domain in the Compact, and enough even some of the most conservative and least egalitarian of nobles find it distasteful. The life of the average citizen is one of strife - expensive and degenerate living conditions. It also possesses the highest ratio of thralls in the world which drives down production and labor costs to almost nothing.
Landmarks: In mid 1007 AR, House Grimhall funded the construction the Hall of Fallen Heroes in honor of the Queen of Endings, a somber place for burial of the honored dead. In addition, they also constructed a Hall of Justice for the Sentinel, a place of recording law and training for many of the women of the Isles who become lawyers and judges.
Trends: As the most socially conservatives of all the Isles, there's pronounced mix feelings about the construction of the two new monuments to honor the gods. Most of the Grimhall vassals believe it is right and proper to honor the gods, though they want it to be on their terms, and strongly object to other pilgrims trying to impose their values upon Grimhall. Despite more progressive figures in the Isles pushing egalitarian ideals embraced by the rest of the Compact, men visiting the Hall of Justice find a cold welcome by the traditional Islander view that law is a woman's domain, and similarly they find it difficult to accept female warriors being buried at the Hall of Fallen Heroes.