House Thuranni is an elven dragonmarked house. This house was once part of House Phiarlan but broke away during the Last War. Now they compete directly with Phiarlan, operating out of the Lhazaar Principalities with small enclaves in major cities across Zarmina.
House Thuranni possesses the Mark of Shadow. Though still weaker as a house than Phiarlan, Thuranni is still a competent player in the game of espionage, sabotage and intrigue especially when one wants to dig up information about Phiarlan.
- Shadow Network – espionage and artistic endeavors, specifically assassination and the shaping arts
- Regalport, Greentarn Island, The Lhazaar Principalities (seat)
- Tantamar, The Lhazaar Principalities
- The True Shapers (Atur, Karrnath)
- Baron Elar d’Thuranni, patriarch
Even though the agents of House Phiarlan’s Serpentine Table are spies and espionage experts, the leaders of the house have always sought to be a force for order and balance. On more than one occasion they helped a rightful heir of Galifar defeat would-be usurpers, and if Queen Mishann of Cyre had called on the house for help, the Last War might have come to an abrupt end. House Phiarlan did good business during the war: Every nation needed intelligence. However, this work put the house under tremendous pressure. Shadowmarked elves from different families often found themselves working at cross-purposes, and some lost sight of their neutrality and developed attachments to a particular nation.
This situation came to a head in 972 YK, when Thuranni assassins turned on another family within House Phiarlan – the Paelion line. The few Paelions who survived this attempt at extermination went into hiding. Baron Elvinor Elorrenthi d’Phiarlan condemned the action and called for the excoriation of the entire Thuranni family. Elar Thuranni refused to accept this judgment, declaring his family to be a new house. After years of argument, the Twelve agreed, and House Thuranni was born.