House of Orsini

The House of Orsini was an ancient, Vaas noble family that originated from the Barony of Easthaven; a vassal state of Erindar. Under Lord Eldred, The Orsini family later overthrew Queen Elwyn in the bloody War of Succession and became the infamous and corrupt Orsini Dynasty that ruled over Erindar for many years, always with an iron first.

Nearly four centuries later, in the year 423/6; the Orsini family was itself overthrown by Lord Heremmer Halberon during the Halberon Uprising. This uprising culminated in the death of King Estris Orsini II; the last monarch of the Dynasty.

The few surviving members of the extended Orsini family were soon exiled by the Halberon monarchy. Some moved east and settled in Ammarind, others moved south to Serathyr. One branch of the family moved to the city of Ashara. Many members were tracked down and killed by assassins, sent by a vengeful King Heremmer.


The Family Today:

One branch of House Orsini which still survives today is the family of Arthos Orsini; a wealthy aristocrat who presently resides in the city of Saltmarsh.

A second branch of the family; led by Vencarlo Orsini, resides in the Gwynnish city of Ashara and founded the Orsini Academy there.