The Frozen City
The Rau, as they like to be called, have earned a reputation as rogues, pirates, and scalawags. Long ago, Rau ships prowled the Whitewind Sea looking for prey under the guise of explorers. Today, their past privateering and profiteering ventures are no secret, giving rise to the phrase a deal with the Rau, meaning a cheat or swindle. Before The Frost they still owned a fleet of ships that serve as merchant vessels or sometimes as mercenary craft which had made them quite wealthy. In the modern day they have are attempting to move into Airships but are a bit late to the first wave, far behind houses like Abanar which commands a large fleet of merchant airships.
Verrana Rau, the leader of the house, is in her mid-forties. She is thin and short, and so often finds that her opponents tend to underestimate her. In reality, she is quite competent and extremely intelligent. One of her many talents is her ability to to get exactly what she wants for herself or House Rau without ever seeming to have bested anyone.