Vassal of Velenosa
Words: "From tragedy, strength."
Sigil: A lighthouse set against a half circle, the left quarter a rising sun, the right the moon.
Established in the sixth month of 1008 AR, House Malespero was formed from the remains of several minor noble houses which had been devastated by recent tragedies. The scions of these fallen houses were granted nobility and privilege, purpose and place, and welcomed to the island march of Nilanza to serve under Marquessa Lianne Malespero, formerly Pravus, who had ruled the march under her liege's name since the destruction of the treacherous House Argento in the ninth month of 1006 AR. Each new Malespero brings with them their own traditions, but Nilanza's people remain strongly rooted in their history as corsairs, merchants, wine-makers, fishermen and ship-builders. They are a lively and mercurial bunch, as varied as the house who now keeps watch over them.
|Lianne||1||Marquessa, Countess of the March||Countess of the March of Nilanza|
|Pasquale||2||Voice||The Marquessa's Voice & General|
|Apollo||2||Voice||Count-Consort of the March of Nilanza|
|Venturo||3||Council||The Marquessa's Protege & Seneschal|
|Claudia||3||Council||Reckoner of Nilanza|
|Carissa||4||Family||Representative of Nilanza|
|Rebecca||4||Family||Lady of Nilanza|
|Volya||4||Family||Admiral of Nilanza|
|Macario||4||Family||Advocate of Nilanza / Social Giraffe|
|Sunaia||4||Family||Tree-Climbing Lady of Nilanza|
|Agostino||5||Household||Executor of Nilanza|
|Pero||5||Household||Sword of Nilanza|
|Rylan||7||Associate||Emissary to the Seawell Tribe|
|Sloane||7||Associate||The Seneschal's Protege|
|Veronique||7||Associate||Port Venture Merchant Marine|
|Duarte||8||Ally||Count of Bravura|
|Leonora||10||Absent||Lady of Nilanza|
|Darian||10||Absent||Lord of Nilanza|
Description: The Marquis of the city-state of Nilanza, or Count of the Nilanzan Marches as the Lycene often call it, presides over the proud, ancestral home of many of the finest corsairs in Lycene history. Now a vassal of Setarco, the city's early roots can be traced to a safe harbor for corsairs that raided Lycene and Thrax shipping alike, until the growth of Thrax's might at sea forced them away from their waters, and many turned to the growing profitability of legitimate mercantile pursuits.
Recently conquered by House Pravus due to House Argento's treachery and placed under the rule of the new Marquessa Lianne Pravus,
Landmarks: In 1007 AR, as part of the Pilgrimage Path, the Marquessa Lianne has funded the construction of House of Vows in honor of Limerance. While it has seen many prospective couples visit it from all over Arvum to make their wedding vows before the god, it also sees a great number of knights and lords make the pilgrimage to take their vows of service, or visit the House to make a vow before the gods.
Trends: With a special place to honor Limerance, Nilanza has started to undergo a subtle transformation due to the amount of visitors. It has grown closer to the Faith, and while the Lyceum in general enjoys a salacious reputation due to their willingness to bend vows, living under the shadow of the House of Vows has begun to give Nilanzans a reputation for honesty that's unlike most of the Lyceum. 'As honest as a Nilanzan Mirrormask' is a new phrase that's started to catch around the Lyceum, to mean someone that's unexpectedly virtuous or surprising in a positive way.
Founding member of the Empyrean Trade Route.
Part of the Kismet Carnivals.
Port Venture, a small entertainment hub run by Venturo on a Malespero held island, has opened as its own domain.
Acquired Redbeech island.
Description: Port Venture is a city dedicated to entertainment, trade and diplomacy on an island in Malespero territory. It includes a Whisper Chapter House, and recent trends have seen an influx of freed thralls, Eurusi refugees and commoners from across Arvum coming to settle there