House Orsini

The House of Orsini was an ancient family of Vaas nobles 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 with an iron fist for many years.

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, and one branch of the family traveled far to the east, to the city of Ashara. Sadly, many members of this hated family were tracked down and killed by assassins sent by the 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 moved to the Gwynnish city of Ashara and founded the famous Orsini Academy there. Today, the school still exists, under the control of Vencarlo Orsini