The Duskryn Legacy
The legacy of House Duskryn stretches much longer than any of the noble houses in Eryndlyn
. In the thousands of years since its formation, the house has been known for its powerful women and its search for great power. In the last two thousand years, this search has come to fruition as the house established one of the longest-lasting monopolies of power that the city has ever seen. How House Duskryn rose to power has been lost to time, but its impacts will be felt for generations as the house continues to rule Eryndlyn
with strict laws and benevolence.
Those in the city hope for a new power to rule, but even we know it is an impossible task to undertake.
In its centuries of existence, House Duskryn has boasted strong children and stronger armies. Through political alliances and other negotiations, the house became home to some of the strongest fighters, priestesses, and wizards that the city had ever seen. This power in numbers paired with the powerful Matron Mothers
has made House Duskryn an unstoppable force in their search for power and glory.
Matron Elerra Duskryn
is no different than her ancestors, using the house's great power as a tactic of intimidation. The house is something to fear, but the Matron herself is benevolent. She has helped create strict laws and established a peace that was relatively unheard of, even during the older reign of House Duskryn. No one dares question her for fear of their own life.
House Duskryn in Eryndlyn
The ruling council of Eryndlyn
is made up of nine noble houses, with the Matron Mother
of the first house serving as the Matron Mother
of the city. This Matron Mother
is often the oldest, having lived for centuries longer than the others on the council. Her house is the strongest, with many priestesses and weapons masters, as well as the most adept spellcasters in all of the city. The houses below the first fight for power constantly, participating in house wars, coups, and other events to try and rise to power by any means necessary. The laws of Drow
cities exemplify this type of ascension, rewarding those that decimate the offending house with no survivors.
House Duskryn stands as the first house, as it has for nearly two millennia. While having amassed more power than the other houses, Matron Elerra
and her house look down upon the other noble houses with a sense of pride as the eight other houses squabble amongst themselves in attempts to raise their stature. For roughly eight centuries, very little has changed in the hierarchy of houses, as House Duskryn's presence has slowed many of the secretive movements of the other houses.
While House Duskryn has its own scandals, said secrets do not reflect poorly upon the house as they would other houses. House Baenre
faces a scandal that has lost them clout with the ruling house and other houses have faced such scandals. House Duskryn does not take lightly to those that bring dishonor to the city or the Ruling Council of Eryndlyn