Stormhome & Eberron
Carrying and controlling the Mark of Storm, House Lyrandar has a virtual monopoly on high-speed water travel, using elemental-powered ships. They have recently begun using elemental airships for overland travel, as well, challenging House Orien (the Mark of Passage) for overland trade dominance. The rivalry between the two Houses is sometimes intense. The party’s first adventure together involved disrupting a House Orien plan to defame House Lyrandar by associating them with slave trade.
The House is run by Aundair. It owns Stormhome, in blatant defiance of the Korth Edicts — the ancient laws which govern the Houses — which forbids any Dragonmark House from owning land. Because of the House’s close relationship with Aundair, it has somewhat frosty relationships with Thrane., a young woman who has a close relationship with Queen Aurala of
A fair number of members of the house, especially elders likethink that is too impetuous and risky, expanding the House’s operations at a potentially reckless and unsustainable pace. Her friendship with Queen Aurala is similarly thought unwise.