Vassal of Fidante
Words: “Through tragedy, we triumph.”
Sigil: A wreath of white roses laid over the hilt of a sword.
History: After the destruction of the Volkov in 1012, House Fidante took the land and surviving people under its direct protection: most of them are prodigals who bent the knee with Ruslan and his family, but they remain vassals of Fidante, and it has not forgotten them. This borderland between the Oathlands and the Lyceum requires stability and oversight, and that winter Dante and Lora Fidante were named Marquis and Marquessa of the new cadet house of DiFidante. They in turn gave the territory a new name, the Roseward.
House Volkov was completely destroyed during early January 1012 AR, supposedly due to an Abandoned attack that was angered by their bending the knee. Their house words of "All Can Be Broken" has taken on a particularly poignant meaning in the Lyceum. Their sigil was of a sprinting horse in a royal purple silhouette upon a gray ground with a white background.
|Lora||1||Marquessa, Countess of the March||Marquessa of the Roseward|
|Dante||1||Marquis, Count of the March||Marquis of the Roseward|
|Svoli||3||Noble Family||Last of the Volkov|
|Vulpiano||4||Council of the Ward||House Seneschal|
|Mirari||4||Council of the Ward||Minister of Prosperity|
|Daria||5||Sworn Commoners||Captain of the Whitefeathers|
|Lasalle||5||Sworn Commoners||Rosewarden Lieutenant|
|Vasile||6||Border Lords||General of Iasu|
|Rodica||6||Border Ladies||Admiral of Iasu|
|Ilinca||6||Border Ladies||Countess of Iasu|
|Eris||7||Known Commoners||Sword of Iasu|
|Dante||Warfare||Minister of Resolve|
|Mirari||Income||Minister of Prosperity|
Description: The Roseward Keep was built atop a hill on the open plain where the horselords of House Volkov once pastured their stock. A town has sprung up around it, lured by the promise of protection from the army quartered there, and by sturdy walls, and by a budding community of artists and craftsmen. It continues to trade in horses and livestock, as well as berry wines, hardwood and exotic woods cut from the expansive forests to the north and west.
Landmarks: The Roseward Lodge of Petrichor has been built, providing agricultural development and survival training.
The Domenico Fidante Cavalry Academy provides specialized training in both heavy and light cavalry combat, as well as mounted archery.
Trends: House Limeranshi has bent the knee after a battle, and other shav craftsmen and previous allies of the Volkov have all sworn to DiFidante.
Former vassals of Volkov have bent the knee towards the Roseward.
Goldenwood trees grow here.
Assisted in creating the wildly popular new fabric called duskweave.