|Royal House Ismay|
|"Confiteor Deo Omnipotenti, Quia peccavi nimis."|
|Founder||Victor von Ismay|
|Established||Year 1 Day 1|
|Current head||Sigmund von Ismay|
|Headquarters||Casterly Rock, Iego Moon G|
House Ismay is a prosperous and widely-known political dynasty and royal house. The family purportedly originated from Coruscant in the distant past where an early patriarch obtained the peerage of Count. In recent years, the family gained widespread prominence under Moff Victor von Ismay XVI during his decorated service in the Galactic Empire. Despite Victor's grisly murder by Teniel Djo of the Eidola Pirates, the wealth and influence of the family nevertheless increased with the ascension of Victor's eldest son, Wilhelm von Ismay, as ruler of the New Anzat Order circa Year 9. Following Wilhelm's assassination by his consort Queen Keishi Miahr, several heirs of House Ismay denounced the latter monarch as a usurper and asserted their claim to be the rightful rulers of the Anzatan Commonwealth. They also claim to be the rightful rulers of the Twi'lek homeworld of Ryloth.
Spanning several generations, House Ismay encompasses many notable personages in the galaxy and, through matrilineal descent, shares blood-ties with the current Hapan Royal Family. Many scions of the House now reside in leading institutions and polities on both sides of the ongoing Galactic Civil War. Previously, the House was closely affiliated with the Galactic Empire, but the two are now estranged. The family has a ranking system that includes the blood related members and those that have pledged fealty to the House.
House Ismay's founding and founders have been lost in the mists of time; however, the family traces it's lineage back thousands of years to the early years of the Old Republic. What is known is that the Ismays originated on Coruscant and gained the hereditary title of Count. More recently the family came to prominence under the leadership of Victor von Ismay XVI. Victor rose within the Imperial ranks to hold numerous high-ranking positions, including Bureau Chief of Imperial Intelligence, Minister of Information, and Moff of the Corellian Sector. After the murder of Victor, the title of Count passed to his eldest son, Wilhelm von Ismay. Upon Wilhelm von Ismay's death, the title passed to his brother Alexander von Ismay.
During the time of Victor, the comital title of House Ismay was verified by not just one Imperial sovereign, but three — Emperors Charon, Greyson Uebles, and Vodo Bonias. While Wilhelm was head of the Household, he added first a baronial title (granted by the Falleen Crown) and gained the kingly title of Sovereign (through the Ismayic Anzatan Crown).
The Ismay family is blood related with the Tylger family. Alex Tylger and Victor von Ismay both had the same mother, Xalil Zaarin Tylger, thus linking both great families as one. Over the generations, many people have married into the family, and some have divorced out of the family. A notable family that married into the Tylger side was the Ikron-Soyak family via the union of Tara Tylger and Navik Ikron.
The Ismay family is not limited to the Human race. Viscountess Asarya`katr is half-human and half-Twi'Lek and Baron Asmo von Ismay is Devaronian. Most, if not all of the Ismay siblings are half-siblings. Victor von Ismay's many mistresses and wives over the span of his life, produced countless numbers of progeny, of which they keep being discovered periodically, making the family even larger. Taking into account his elder children's exploits, the family has continued to grow drastically, with an average of two to six children per descendant.
Since the assassination of Victor von Ismay by Teniel Djo and the rise of Wilhelm von Ismay to the head of the Household, the Royal House has maintained a triumvirate-like upper structure composed of the Count (Conte) and the two Viscounts (Visconte/ssa). They hold a simple majority vote on most issues directly concerning the House, including new pledged members and investigations into the genetic lineage of those claiming to be descended from the House. During Wilhelm's stewardship, the Council consisted of himself, Count Owen von Ismay, Countess Sydney von Ismay and Countess Asarya`katr von Ismay.
With Wilhelm's murder, Conte Alexander von Ismay assumed control of the family, with his sisters Sydney and Asa, and brother Owen.
Persons claiming to be descended from the Ismay lineage has been a common factor in the last decade of the House's history, mostly considered on the 'upswing' due to Victor XVI's inability to maintain decorum in the presence of women as well as to the family's positions of power over the years.
Though many have claimed to be Victor's children or even married to various other persons in the family, most have remained virtually unknown and fade into further obscurity or simply relinquish claim to the House's lineage and birthright. One person that has continued to be a thorn in the side of the House and refused to do either is Memnon Gato.
Memnon von Ismay was a descendant of Victor XVI, his eldest son. However young Memnon was found dead at a young age, having passed during mysterious circumstances. The person now going by the name of Memnon Gato von Ismay frequently claims a grudge against the family, and Victor in particular even though long dead. Many times during his service in the Empire's Sith Fleet during Emperor Charon's reign, Memnon Gato was chastised and even arrested for plotting to assassinate Moff Victor von Ismay XVI. He is generally considered to be harmless, albeit mentally unstable. He is wanted for questioning in the death of the real Memnon von Ismay.
- Arianna von Ismay
- Asarya`katr von Ismay
- Jesika von Ismay
- Owen von Ismay
- Sigmund von Ismay (Conte-Reggente)
- Sydney von Ismay
- Asmo von Ismay (Asmo Bodan)
Patrizio/Patrizia (Patrician, or Highborn)
- Conte Victor von Ismay XVI [Assassinated]
- Visconte Vlademar von Ismay III [Assassinated]
- Barone Terrence von Ismay (Terrence Thorne) [Deceased]
- Visconte Varick von Ismay XI [Natural Causes]
- Conte Wilhelm von Ismay [Assassinated]
- Viscontessa Caitiri JaBrai** [Imprisoned by the Anzatan Commonwealth]
- Signoressa Jessica von Ismay [Missing presumed dead]
- Barone Gavin von Ismay II (Gavin Rollan) [Deceased]
- Signoressa Taliesen O'Reilly-von Ismay** [Missing presumed dead]
- Signoressa Deshwitat von Ismay** [Missing presumed dead]
- Barone Nicolai von Ismay [Broke the Black Sun Creed (Family. Honour. Profit), Executed on Year 13 Day 182]
- Patrizia Sofia Rossari [Executed by Alexander]
- Baronessa Ulrike von Ismay [Suicide]
- Visconte Gio von Ismay [Suicide]
- Contessa Alyva von Ismay (Alyva Roscoe) [Illness]
- Viscontessa Beatrix von Ismay [Unborn]
- Baroness Ashara von Ismay [Suicide]
- Acacia von Ismay [Died Year 14 Day 288]
- Signoressa Naeisha Aldaine [Deceased]
- Baron Ottomar von Ismay [Deceased]
- Conte Alexander von Ismay [Deceased]
- Signoressa Kathlen Stewart [Assassinated]
- Memnon Gato-von Ismay [Origin unknown]
[*] By marriage, no authority within the House
[**] By marriage, reverted to Signore/Signoressa after spouse's death
Pledged members of the House are those not related by blood, marriage, or adoption who have sworn an oath of service to the Royal House. They gain rank with service and time. These ranks are Retainer, Oathman, Lawman, and Kinsman. Occasionally Pledged Members are granted minor noble titles and essentially adopted in the family, though they are outside the proper line of succession. As no male member may be adopted into the House's lineage, this offers non-blood males to serve the House faithfully and honorably.
- Sir Cryspin Nailo, Retainer [Deceased]
|Victor von Ismay XV||Various Consorts|
|Kate Elden||Victor von Ismay XVI †||Nicole Hess||Gavin von Ismay||Asmo von Ismay|
|Ottomar von Ismay||Nico von Ismay||Gavin von Ismay II||Sydney von Ismay|
|Owen von Ismay||Various Consorts||Wilhelm von Ismay †||Vlademar von Ismay †||Alexander von Ismay||Terence von Ismay †||Sigmund von Ismay||Jesika von Ismay||Asaryakatr||Squall Chitose|
|Raina von Ismay||Aiden von Ismay||Lucas von Ismay||Deana von Ismay (Adopted)|