The Frozen City
Scholars and gentlefolk, House Erthuo normally avoids confrontation and rarely gets involved with the various rivalries or intrigues that seem to be the lifeblood of other houses.
Like most of the other noble houses, Erthuo started out as an aristocratic human family, but
over the years the family has become more and more devoted to the culture of elvenkind. Family members have married elves, producing half-elf Erthuo offspring, as well as making the members’ elven mates full members of the house. Of all the titled Erthuo members in the family today, only three are humans; seven are half-elves, and three are elves. Cordelia Erthuo, one of the humans, technically has at least a little elvish blood, and Vaethir Erthuo has a little human blood.
House Erthuo is said to possess one of the finest collections of rare books, antiquities, and artifacts of historical significance in this part of the world. Most of their wealth, in fact, is tied up in their various private collections.
The head of the house is Peliope Erthuo, a female half-elf. She enjoys the placid tranquility of her home and the calm that comes from staying well away from intrigue, politics, and conflicts. However, her life is not without risk or danger.