Once a prestigious founding House, House Kovennoth is now a shadow of their former glory due to a variety of past scandals and mistakes by their house leaders. Heraldry: Majestic Multi-colored dragon with large claws holding a hammer Motto or Slogan: TBD Something about leaving a lasting legacy, not sure how to phrase it Stereotypical House Character Strengths: Clever, shrewd, adaptable, subtle Stereotypical House Character Weaknesses: ruthless, untrustworthy, cowardly Resources/Advantages: Lots of powerful magical items. Many castles and buildings with permanent enchantments. Legacy of one of the four founding houses. They control four duchies and many counties. They control nearly as much land in terms of square acres as the other major houses, but their lands tend to be poorer and less productive. Liabilities/Vulnerabilities: Poor reputation, most of their land doesn't produce a lot of income Leadership Style: Very concerned with "maintaining face." Flowery language and grand gestures hide insecurities. Magical Aptitudes: Mild preference for illusion and enchantment magic. Extreme disdain for necromancy.
Koennoth's realm are not very productive and the nobles can barely maintain their estates with no surpluses. Deep in their vaults House Kovennoth has an impressive collection of literally priceless magical items that they cannot feasibly sell or trade without being ripped off.
House Kovennoth started out powerful and were able to fulfill their ambitions as the power behind the throne for a few generations but then the bulk of the house backed the losing side of the First and Second Swynfaredian Civil War. Also, Kovennoth had more than a few major scandals with prominent house members trying to use necromancy to forestall their natural deaths and other examples of taboo magic. House Kovennoth backed the winning side in the Third Swynfaredian Civil War but they took disproportionately heavy losses during the conflict and finished the war in a weaker position than they started. In terms of land area, their territories are on par with the other major houses but they tend to have the least productive least fertile lands.
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