- Aemon Kran (67)
- Aedar Kran–son (30s)
- Ursa Kran–daughter (late 20s)
- Torza Kran–son (20s)
Their leader is Aemon Kran. Amon was one of the biggest allies for Olmir Thorn during the Lords’ War. He is 67 years of age. His wife passed away some years ago, and he has two sons and one daughter. His oldest son is Aedar Kran. His daughter is Ursa Kran. His youngest son is Torza Kran.
City: Bai Tandros–population 20,000
Banner: A black snake on a purple field
Holding: Lazora, population 40,000 (mostly agricultural, animal husbandry, martial, and trade)
House Kran Absolutely despise magic; they think it is the cause of all problems in the world, and as such they have completely banned the casting of any magics on their land.
Because of this, they had to figure out ways to take care of their people without the use of magic. As a result, they have some of the most skilled Physicians and Apothecaries in Azkon. They are also the best horse breeders on Azkon.
They are the main source of Witch Hunter types in all of Azkon. Although some view them as zealots, some are, most are not. Most were just brought up to think that magic is the cause of most problems, and that’s that.
Although they don’t see eye to eye with most Paladins, they do have a decent amount of respect for them, in particular those of the Knights of the Peak. Higher-ranking members of House Kran are often asked to help the KotP on dangerous missions of eliminating Necromancers.
House Kran started off as the Hazon Inquisition, but pretty early on in the Lords’ War Amon Kran betrayed his commander and sided with Olmir Thorn. Most of his soldiers followed in suit. As reward for his help during the Lords’ War, Olmir Thorn helped Amon establish and acquire the land that House Kran now resides on.
While most people in Lazora don’t hold much wealth, they do their best to make sure that no one goes hungry on the streets, or has to sleep out in the cold. In addition to the public housing that Kran provides, many of the common folk open their own doors to the less fortunate, particularly during the winter.
While it is not as common now as it once was, House Kran has been known to burn magic users at the stake. Now-a-days it is specific to mages that have been proven to be working against House Kran in their land, and as such does not happen all that often. Because of this, their relationship with the Library of Arn is one filled with turmoil.
House Kran does target magicians, especially those who cause harm to others. They have a process that is little understood that allows them to burn out the mage’s abilities, the mage is then given a trial and executed by hanging (typically).
House Kran suggests that humans suffer because we were removed from our station as First Men (near divine beings created by the gods) by the Fae; but that we made it worse by trying to reclaim our powers by dabbling in magic. Should mortals return to a more pure, magic-free, existence, it is possible the gods will once again bless us with our former divine powers.
- Magic is the cause of most of the world’s suffering
- Seeking purity will eventually lead to divine blessings
- Charity and the best interest of the common welfare
- Strength through knowledge, not devilry (advanced medicine and forms of travel instead of magic)
- Scour magic from Azkon (starting with the most violent users)
- Advance knowledge and martial skills
- To achieve Purity across Azkon
- To never again be slaves to the Empire
Relationships with other Northern Houses
- Hazon Dynasty–Hostile and wary
- The Knights of the Peak–The Knights disagree with Kran’s philosophy, but they have mutual respect for martial abilities and work together to eliminate dangerous Necromancers
- House Dranir–Wary and distrusting of Dranir, but open to trading
- Library of Arn–Hostile, although they sometimes work together to remove dangerous Necromancers and mages
- Thorn-Ally and close friend
- Province of Jade–They are somewhat aware of Jade’s existence, but don’t particularly care