The Prexyann Family's history began only a few years before their ascension to power
Prexyann was a hunter from the Insdyl Plains and highly devoted to the Nelandrean cult and its values. More precisely, he indeed approved the idea of Nelandra's great market
and was shocked to know that robbers attacked some of the caravans. He tried many times to reach the king to ask for an improvement of their protection, unsuccessfully.
He then decided to protect
what he considered to be the pillar of the society and religion by himself. He used most of his wealth to buy decent equipment and convinced his two brothers to join him. Together, they offered their protection to caravans
for a very affordable price each year. Meanwhile, they heard more and more about sad stories for people being robbed, attacked by outlaws that were disrespecting the laws of Nélandra.
Resolved to fight for what they thought right, they created their company in the Insdyl Plains which was called the Prexyann Brothers Safeblades.
After that, they received a lot of offers and demands to protect merchants, track down black markets and hunt down dangerous animals.
Aderbaal, Aderbaal, will you work for us?
Aderbaal, Aderbaal, you are so mighty.
You are the light, so conscientious,
You show the way up to glory,
For who might even cross the law,
You rise you shine up to the skies,
As you lead them back to the right,
Protecting us from all their flaws.
Slowly, the company started to earn a bit of a reputation
and so came the first persons who wanted to join them.
At first, based solely in the south of the Insdyl Plains, the brothers bought two houses in the near Southern Forest and in the north of the plains. Aderbaal kept their central office while the two brothers were busy opening new ones in their new acquisitions.
By joining their forces, they were now able to protect three of the four main roads that were taken by the Market's caravans.
As the years went by, Prexyanns started to hear what was happening in the Mt Odelia, with the now well-known Cut-Throats.
Aderbaal himself joined one of the unsuccessful expeditions that tried to figure out where the hideout of the bandits was. This allowed him to measure the danger
those bandits represented and started to spend a lot of time in the region, by himself, investigating for clues and tracks.
After a few months of researches
, he got a pretty good idea of the plausible area where they would be, and as he learned about the upcoming assault against them, he rushed to the capital, calling all the company to join the army and provide all the information he collected. Aderbaal Prexyann's intervention was decisive
in the success of the operation, according to the prophet Kelyeran. Thanks to him, the western mountains were now free of all the bandits that were terrorizing the locals and the merchants, highly reducing the income of the miners.
That's when the Prexyann family got their nobility
. When they were asked where they wanted their new lands, all of them immediately answered Insdyl.
With the funds offered for participating in the hunt, they built the first part of their mansion
and infrastructures to house a larger company.
Two of the three brothers already had wives, and one of them was pregnant. It was about time to discuss the future of the family. Aderbaal's two brothers agreed to choose him as the leader of the company, creating at the same time the status of elder, as he was the older.
They created the founding of the Prexyann code of behavior
, intern organization and started to actively frequent the court.
Aderbaal was actually the last one to have kids and had twins. Since the company was growing, the brothers didn't want to have too many children, which would make legacy and organization difficult. They then decided to raise their children to continue what they started and told each of them to watch over one corner of Menicea. That's how Prexyanns began to divide each member's territory with the cardinal points as it was more comfortable.
Things went smoothly for the family as the first generation passed away and the kids took charge of the business as they should have. They kept expanding
all around Menicea and having one of each member supervising a side of the continent made it really easier to gain influence and territory.
It was during the third generation's reign that things got complicated
within the inner family. Cousins started to fight for territory, money, and the recently elected Elder took the decision to completely renew the organization of the family, creating all its ranks and heraldic.
Afterward, the rumors
that we know today started to spread in the continent. People heard about murders, fights for power that the rest of the nobility tried to cover.
Through all that, the Prexyann family kept expanding, over and over, with each side of the company acting as an independent
company. They only kept their core-values synchronized and their respect for the Elder's macro decisions.
Yet, their notoriety
for well-done work never went away but grew even more as their discipline got stricter.