House of Tharandon

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House of Tharandon
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Constantia Vocat Fideles
(Steadiness Calls The Faithful Ones)
Historical Information
Ancestral houseHouse Nidantha
FounderRhel of Tharandon
TitlesLords of The White Keep
CapitalAviemore
EstablishedApproximately Year -1600
Cadet branchesHouse Tharandon of Aviemore
House Canfield
General information
Current headLord Benedict Tharandon
HeadquartersThe White Keep
FlagshipC-3 '[TSS] Queen of Griffons'
Networthlink=Galactic Credit Standard1.5 Billion (approx.)
AffiliationHapes Consortium
HomeworldSelab, Hapes Cluster
SpeciesHuman

House Tharandon of The White Keep (Hapanii: Tha'ren'den) is one of the aristocratic noble Houses of the Hapes Consortium. The family is a cadet branch of the long extinct ancient House Melantha, boasting a direct line of descent from Rhel of Tharandon some sixteen hundred years previously. Although one of the oldest dynasties, decline over many generations through conflict and poor leadership has seen the family fall from it's position as one of the richest and powerful within the Cluster to a shell of it's former self.

The Tharandon family had fallen on especially hard times following the death of Lord Alexander, but is since being restored to prominence by his son Benedict, the 168th Lord Tharandon.

House Tharandon's Heraldry consists of the sigil of a rampant crimson Griffon on a field of black and their motto "Steadiness Calls The Faithful Ones". Their unofficial motto, which is as well known as the official one, is "A Tharandon Never Forgets" and is used much more often and mostly in negative context, though it can also be used in the original, literal sense. Members of the family tend to have golden hair and emerald green eyes.


Contents

History

Origins of the Name

The exact origins of the surname 'Tharandon' can not be determined with any great certainty, although there is little doubt that it came from the Inner Cluster. The first reputed record is that of "Tha'den" some six thousand years previously, recorded on a list of minor settlements and trading posts.

The first definite Hapnii record of the name occurs roughly sixteen hundred years ago, given to a legitimised bastard son of Nalith Melan'tha, Rhel of Tha'ren'den. Although there is no known place name within the Cluster to exist to this day, common naming practice at the time would be for Nalith to name Rhel's Cadet branch after place of his birth.


Military Strength

Tharandons have always been known for their fighting spirit and their skill in the art of war and have fought in many wars, both within and more recently outside the Cluster. Although not the largest by far, the House can raise approximately 60,000 men in a relatively short period of time and also commands a modest fleet. Given the growing prosperity of the family and Lord Benedict's military career, their standing personal retinue, the Ice Guard are among the best equipped within the Hapes Consortium.


The Tharandons have a number of fortifications and installation, the most notable being:

  • The White Keep is the ancestral stronghold and seat of the House of Tharandon. It is located on the planet Selab in the Hapes Cluster, carved out of a great rocky promontory overlooking the Glacial Sea and the major city and spaceport of Aviemore. The nearby mines are some of the most productive in the realm and provides House Tharandon with their wealth.
  • Nostromo Station is a Trading II space station, owned and overseen by Lord Benedict Tharandon of the Hapes Consortium. Situated at galactic position (-70, -325), within a neutral area of deep space between Imperial and Galactic Alliance space. Over recent years, the station has become a hub for trading and visitors of diverse backgrounds and due to the strictly enforced neutral policy, many of those who would otherwise not have met or stand as enemies exist together in an odd state of co-existence. The station boasts an expansive shopping concourse, entertainment and medical facilities. (Permanent Discord Link: https://discord.gg/QPbvaYP )


Relationships

Members

  • Lord {Alexander Tharandon}, son and and only child of Lord Jorund. Killed in Action.
    • Lady {Mirax Tharandon}, his wife. Died in a shuttle accident.
      • Lord Benedict Tharandon, current Lord of the White Keep and first son and oldest child of Lord Alexander.
        • {Lady Josella Tharandon}, his first wife. Died in childbirth.
          • {Markus Tharandon}, their son and only child. Died stillborn.
        • Lady Sarisa Tharandon, his second wife and daughter of Lord Gillinore.
      • Dr Margot Tharandon, only daughter of Lord Alexander. Estranged (Y19 D20-Present) from the family and disinherited on the order of Lord Benedict following her self imposed exile.
        • Quinn Jynn, her bastard son and nephew of Lord Benedict.
      • Si'ar Daeron Tharandon, second son and youngest child of Lord Alexander, heir presumptive. Steward of the White Keep.
  • {Cora Tharandon}, aunt to Lord Alexander and only daughter of {Gerold Tharandon}. Matrilineally married to Coris of House Garallia.
    • Si'ar Damon Tharandon of Aviemore, her only son and cousin to Lord Alexander. Magistrate of Aviemore.
      • Carista Kravhenn, his wife of House Kravhenn.
        • Si'ar Geralt Tharandon, his oldest child and only son. Master-at-Arms of the White Keep.
        • Aurine Tharandon, his youngest child and only daughter. Chief Justice of the White Keep.
    • Joanna Tharandon her only daughter and cousin to Lord Alexander. Married to Vidimir of House Ev'reuin, younger brother of Lord Korin Ev'reuin.
      • Alina Tharandon, her only daughter.
      • Sia Vir`uan, her niece and only daughter of Korin Ev'reuin. Legitimate pretender-in-exile to the defunct Throne of Alsakan and distant cousin of Lord Benedict.
  • Director {Alexander Fel}, The bastard son of Tywald Tharandon and close personal friend of Lord Alexander. Missing presumed dead.
    • General Edward Canfield, his bastard son and Imperial Army officer.

Historical Members

  • Rhel of Tharandon, bastard of the Nidantha dynasty and founder of House Tharandon around Year -4000.
  • Lord Damon Tharandon, known as the Grey Griffon.
    • Lord Tybolt Tharandon, eldest son and heir of Damon and succeeded as Lord of the White Keep..
      • Lady Cerelle Tharandon, daughter and only child of Lord Tybolt, the child-Lady of the White Keep. Rumoured to have been murdered by her uncle Gerold.
    • Lord Gerold Tharandon, known as Gerold the Golden, younger brother, and adviser to Lord Tybolt. Regent for Lady Cerelle.
      • Lady Alysanne Farman, Gerold's first wife.
      • Lady Jeyne Marbrand, Gerold's second wife. Mother to his children. Vanished under mysterious circumstances.
        • Tywald Tharandon, his eldest son. Squire to Lord Roger Reyne, died bedridden.
        • Lord Jorund Tharandon, known as the Talonless Griffon, his second son and successor. Lord the White Keep.
        • Si'ar Varan Tharandon, his third son and Magistrate of Aviemore. Killed in Action.
        • Cora Tharandon, his youngest child and only daughter. Mother of Damon, Stafford and Joanna Garallia.


Family Tree

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alysanne Farman 
 
Gerold Tharandon 
 
Jeyne Marbrand 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Tywald Tharandon 
 
 
 
 
Jorund Tharandon 
 
Astrid Draykon 
 
 
 
Varan Tharandon 
 
 
 
 
Cora Tharandon 
 
Coris Garallia 
 
 
 
 
 
Ev'reuin Family
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Alexander Fel 
 
Aeia Tavell 
 
Jamie Walters 
 
 
Alexander Tharandon 
 
Mirax Atriedes 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Damon Tharandon
 
Carista Kravhenn
 
Joanna Tharandon
 
2. Vidimir Ev'reuin
 
1. Korin Ev'reuin
 
Yennefer Vir`uan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edward Canfield
 
Josella Chalcedon 
 
Benedict Tharandon
 
Sarisa Gillinore
 
Lowell Jynn 
 
Margot Tharandon
 
Daeron Tharandon
 
2. Aurine Tharandon
 
1. Geralt Tharandon
 
 
 
Alina Tharandon
 
 
 
Sia Vir`uan
 
Vir`uan Siblings
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Markus Tharandon 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quinn Jynn

Legend:

  • Number denotes order of birth where applicable.
  • Hashed line of decent denotes illegitimate child.

The Court of House Tharandon

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LORD THARANDON
Benedict Tharandon
Lord of the White Keep
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LADY SARISA THARANDON
Ladies-in-Waiting
Arista Starwind
Court Position
 
 
 
SI'AR DAERON THARANDON
Companions
Khaleel Isayev
Court Position
 
 
LORD CHAMBERLAIN
Head of the Council
Lady Kuro Lorell
Greater Office
 
 
COMPANIONS
Lord Locke Firecam
Lord Nathaniel Durane
Si'ar Drath`re Skal
Court Position
 
 
RETAINERS
Trex Varax
Special Position
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIEF JUSTICE
Aurine Tharandon

Greater Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STEWARD
Si'ar Daeron Tharandon

Greater Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MASTER-AT-ARMS
Si'ar Geralt Tharandon

Greater Office
 
COURT PHYSICIAN
Vacant

Greater Office
 
ADVISORS
Lady Sarisa Thrandon
Jedi Master Onasha Katr

Greater Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUSTICARS
Vacant

Major Office
 
EMISSARIES
Vacant

Major Office
 
HUNTSMAN
Vacant

Lesser Office
 
MASTER OF GAMES
Vacant

Lesser Office
 
MASTER OF FEASTS
Vacant

Lesser Office
 
CAPTAIN OF THE HOUSEHOLD GUARD
Vacant

Major Office
 
ADMIRAL OF THE ICE FLEET
Vacant

Major Office
 
COMMANDER OF THE ICE GUARD
Vacant

Major Office
 
CASTELLEN
Vacant

Major Office
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OFFICERS OF THE HOUSEHOLD GUARD
Vacant

Lesser Office
 
OFFICERS OF THE ICE FLEET
Vacant

Lesser Office
 
OFFICERS OF THE ICE GUARD
Vacant

Lesser Office

Sworn to House Tharandon

Vassal Houses

  • House Tharandon of Aviemore.
  • House Lorell


Household, Courtiers & Sworn Men

Household

  • Lady Kuro Lorell of House Lorrell, Lady Chamberlain of the White Keep.
  • Jedi Master Onasha Katr, an advisor and close friend of Lord Tharandon.

Courtiers

  • Lord Locke Firecam, a friend and companion to Lord Tharandon.
  • Lord Nathaniel Durane, a friend and companion to Lord Tharandon.
  • Arista Starwind, Lady-in-Waiting to Lady Tharandon.
  • Khaleel Isayev, a companion to Si'ar Daeron.

Sworn Men

  • Trex Varax, a Mandalorian mercenary in the paid service of Lord Tharandon.

Quotes

"Constantia Vocat Fideles (Steadiness Calls The Faithful Ones)"
— House Motto
"A Tharandon Never Forgets"
— Unofficial Motto


See Also


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