House Kovenoth

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.   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.

Assets

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.

History

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.
Founding Date
939
Type
Geopolitical, Clan
Alternative Names
Coffinoths (derogatory)
Demonym
Kovenoths
Parent Organization
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Cover image: Symbol of the Nine by Pendrake