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    This thread records all the currently approved and active Noble Families, including links to their respective threads/application boards for either new members or household staff. This thread records identity as perceived by the world system. That is to say, Families themselves prefer to be seen a certain way and may express their identity in a way that is not necessarily the same as the way the system sees them, which is in itself a collection of how views on how these families interact with the progression orders, their policies, and their in-game behavior. As such, to get a better picture of what a Family is actually like, consider consulting both their Family Thread and this thread, as the truth is likely somewhere in the middle.

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    Ducal Families
    The Ducal Families are the main political actors in the system. These families can mostly be seen competing, or working together on ventures across the City, Archipelago and Wider World. Aside from the identity specification, Family heads are responsible for correcting any eroneous data on this page, by sending a ticket to the RP Com Discord Ticket Bot, so other staff can correct the information.

    House van Hal
    • House van Hal is a south-Anglian family with Imperial leanings with a strong emphasis on education and intellectualism. Born from the ashes of a militarist past, House van Hal tries to avoid conflict with other Houses as much as possible, takes no real sides, and prefers to chase after educational goals and projects in isolation, or with anyone willing to share their non-involvement attitude to politics.
    • House van Hal is currently recruiting Members
    • House van Hal is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-van-hal.93360/
    House Viduggla
    House Nordhjem
    House Rodsvar
    House Sorenvik
    • House Sorenvik is a strongly Velheim and Old Gods ruling family with a strong emphasis on empathy for the people, but also military stalwartness. House Sorenvik's major export is Velheim pride and traditional adherence, while also taking a leading role in Pagan religiosity and military presence. Many of House Sorenvik's policies are aimed at preserving the more tribal traditions of the north, and resisting central government control.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members, but ONLY IC
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff, but ONLY IC
    • Thread: NO THREAD
    House Petrou
    • House Petrou is one of the most religiously inspired families, dominated by the Etosian Unionist faith, and a strict adherence to its tenets. As an Etosian House, the family has excellent connections to the Etosian Patriarchy, but also boasts one of the Archipelago's largest and well equipped navies, their naval prowess being one they are most proud of.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-latimer.83899/
    House Spathous
    • Description pending, house is relatively new and needs more interactions with the system to have an identity formed and recorded here. This house is predominantly Etosian Unionist, but has not made many side-steps that form a clearer picture of their ideology.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-spathous.93949/
    House de Azcoissia
    • House de Azcoissia is Daendroque but with strong Imperial influences and can best be described as being lawfully efficient, and financially scrupulous. They are currently the largest power base among the Noble Families, but wield very little of it to actual effect, preferring isolation and slow progressive policies, with a strong element of pro-Magic and responsible finances in their projects, believing that if something exists or is thought of, it can be taxed.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/☬-the-hexenblood-circle-☬.82281/ (The Hexenblood Circle is a close associate of House de Azcoissia, and they are essentially the same)
    House Mac Conall
    • House Mac Conall is a House of Dunbrae and Ceardian traditions, believing very strongly in big military spending and action, and using war as a means of spreading the Empire's boundaries. Despite these pro-state leanings, the House is also immensely liberty-focused, believing in a reduction of State interference with their lands, and preaching for the need for greater privilige and rights among the Nobles at the expense of the Commoners.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-mac-conall.86668/
    House Cadieux
    • House Cadieux is the go-to House for opulence and a warm tough to all interactions, a House of inherent diplomats and party-makers who are well known for their luxurious lifestyle and celebration of what it means to be rich and bold in the world of fashion and lifestyle. Inherently pacifist, House Cadieux aims all their means on social contacts and dialogue, forming the bedrock of outreach culture.
    • This House is currently NOT recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-cadieux-du-lierre.91334/
    House Bancroft
    • House Bancroft is a House of Royalist-Fanatics who take loyalty to House Kade to a greater level, but also a House of the universal "Common Good". House Bancroft is strictly ruled by the ideology that the ends justify the means, and can as such be seen rubbing shoulders with the Underworld, but also fiercely fights for the Crown's primacy, and what they consider the lessening of suffering and death around the world.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-bancroft.91335/
    House Peirgarten
    • House Peirgarten is a House that some might describe as painfully centrist, and others as immeasurably flexible. They have had good and bad interactions with militarism, economy, religiosity, and racial minorities. By having explored both the good and bad of all these factors, House Peirgarten is imminently familiar with the right steps to take to plot a path of the middle-ground, and create consensus and compromise where there otherwise might have been none, as is common for the Leutz-Vixe people.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-peirgarten.54797/
    House Wulfmacht
    • House Wulfmacht is a staunchly New-Regalian and Unionist family with Purist leanings and a healthy dose of racial mistrust. Far from being outright bigoted, House Wulfmacht seeks to strengthen the Empire by stemming the tide of endless immigrants among which infiltrants and would-be traitors hide, and also stemming the tide of the slow destruction of Unionist spiritual authority, and that of the high noble courtly protocols of the peerage.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-wulfmacht.92738/
    House Morathes
    House Minarith
    House von Eisner
    House Litvinova
    House von Schwarzkrau
    • House von Schwarzkrau is a New-Regalian family with Imperial leanings that holds Honor and Knightly Codes in high regard, their leader also being a staunch Knight with strict adherence to protocol. House von Schwarzkrau is primarily conservative, but has shown the capacity to accept a non-preferable option, if the outcome would be preferable, meaning they are often seen as the more pliable conservative element among Nobility.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-von-schwarzkrau.94115/
    House Deceres
    House du Poncaire
    • Description pending, house is relatively new and needs more interactions with the system to have an identity formed and recorded here.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: NO THREAD
    House Castley
    • House Castley is a military aimed Heartland Ceardian Family that thrives from the will and support of the people, fraternizing more with Commoners than rubbing shoulders with the Nobles, an ideology that can be seen in the support from their people, but their distrust of other Houses. Castley always straddles the line between Noble and Commoner, and relies on numbers to show their support base.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: NO THREAD
    Non-Ducal Families
    Non-Ducal Families are not necessarily political actors, but may not be entirely politically inactive either. they exist on the peripheries of ongoing events, and occasionally foray into active roles, but mostly exist in the background without too many if any means to affect the world, and those seeking opportunities should mostly aim at the Ducal Families.

    House von Drachenburg

    • House von Drachenburg is the land-based military mirror of House Petrou, being Dogmatic Unionist as opposed to Petrou's Etosian Unionist leanings. House von Drachenburg is the typical castle-loving Emperor-loyal Knight-honoring House that professes the need for the Empire to be dignified, honorable and faithful to its spiritual and legal roots, while accepting as little of inevitable modern changes as possible.
    • This House is currently NOT recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-von-drachenburg.81752/
    House von Duerr
    • House von Duerr is a financial money hoarder that uses loopholes in the tax systems to never spend any money, sitting on some of the largest untaxed gold reserves in the Empire. Besides their fraudulent business, House von Duerr is chiefly known as a medical and research House, that aims their means mostly at Engineering and Medical practices.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: NO THREAD
    House Delmotte
    • House Delmotte is a political house that appeals to the same diplomatic approach used by House Cadieux, but instead of positive and social engagement, uses the implied threat of a deal that one cannot refuse out of self-preservation, to further their agenda. House Delmotte is strictly Imperial but plays it loose with religion, showing favor for minorities only if they can be financially and politically useful to them.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-delmotte.75683/
    House di Civita
    • House di Civita is a house of colorful style, and sharp things that can kill if prodded enough. A House ruled by Knights (albeit Knights with less strict codes of honor), House di Civita is just as well known for sporting vibrant and rich clothing designs, as they are for playing high-spots in knightly tournaments and military events.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-du-saullevé.92139/
    House Howlester
    • House Howlester is an old family built on preserving the status quo, and wielding their metallurgist economic hegemony to reinforce their pro-Law ideology. House Howlester is above the concept of divine right or legislative randomness, instead favoring Laws and the Regalian Penal Code as the true sign of civilization, and to bring this to all the realms bereft by chaos and instability, strenghtening them with the rule of Law.
    • This House is currently recruiting Members
    • This House is currently recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/house-howlester.42077/
    House Kade
    • House Kade is the current Imperial Family, holding the Crown and various Court positions. House Kade is a fairly absent family that mostly favors education, law and slow reasoning, positioning themselves as a family that "knows a lot", and can act as a resource to other Families. House Kade as an Anglian isolationist family, usually favors being a centrist, having both progressive minority positive projects, and conservative leaning military ideals.
    • This House is currently NOT recruiting Members
    • This House is currently NOT recruiting House Staff
    • Thread: NO THREAD
     
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