Until Thy Kingdom Come
House Surtova is the current ruling family of Brevoy is the oldest Brevic noble family and the most influential.1 Their original holdings are the environs of Port Ice in northern Issia on the shores of the Lake of Mists and Veils. Their claim to the throne is linked to Nikos Surtova giving the hand of his daughter, Myrna Surtova, to Choral the Conqueror in marriage. This marriage allowed the house to keep its power as a staunch ally of House Rogarvia. In 4699 AR, during the Vanishing, House Surtova was able to use its high position to immediately claim regency until the Rogarvia’s returned.23
The Surtovans are known as careful and cunning diplomats. Before Choral the Conqueror invaded, the Surtovans were known as pirates and raiders, and the family still has many connections with the pirates and brigands of the region, many of whom are distant relations of the Surtova clan. One of the more active pirates of the Lake of Mists and Veils, Captain Vali Dobos, is rumoured to have a close connection with the Surtova’s, although he keeps his lineage hidden.4
Their family motto is “Ours Is the Right,” which likely reflects their belief in a right to rulership of Brevoy since their family formerly ruled Issia as a group of crafty pirate-kings. Their crest is a gray ship in front of fields of blue on the lower half and black with silver stars on the upper half.3People King Noleski Surtova Natala Surtova – King Noleski’s sister Domani Surtova – King Noleski’s Uncle and current caretaker-ruler of Port Ice.