Zebulon Meravanchi

Zebulon Meravanchi is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in Sasserine, with a well-earned reputation as a shrewd and merciless businessman.

Lord Zebulon is infamous not only for his mercantile skills, but also his scandalous social life.

His frequent parties, thrown at the lavish Meravanchi Estate in the Noble District, are legendary throughout Sasserine society.

Those invited are sworn to total secrecy about things they see or do, while in attendance. Despite the secrecy, tales are still whispered of excess carnality and debauchery.

Zebulon remains inscrutable, thoughtful, and is considered quite a dangerous adversary in all his business dealings. He clearly deserves his reputation as the most saavy and cunning businessmen in the city.

Zebulon's eldest son; Avner, has a distasteful reputation around Sasserine as a lecherous cad, who lives only for his father's lavish parties and his own sexual conquests. Unlike his father, Avner is foppish and does not have the icy intellect of his father.

Seven years ago, Zebulon invested with the Vanderboren family on an expedition to the Isle of Dread. Once there, he helped organize the new trading colony of Farshore. Soon after his return, he sent his capable, younger brother Mathalay to protect his family's interests there.

The House of Meravanchi

The Meravanchis are an ancient and extremely wealthy family. Apart from the branch living in Sasserine, the family has large mercantile holdings in Kendar, Orel, and Rennsfar. The most prestigious family holding is the famous Meravanchi Bank; which controls all banking and commodity trading in the Orellian cities of Ormath and Jhannis, and is part of the extremely powerful Divitas Banking Syndicate.

The bank was founded over 1,200 years ago by the first Patriarch of the family; Torio Meravanchi