Vassal of Velenosa
Words: What was scattered, gathers. What was gathered blows away.
Sigil: A golden three-headed hydra on a bisected field of white and blue
Nickname: The Hydra, Guardians
History: House Mazetti, owning the march of Ostria, found itself an unfortunate part of the Tor-Southport war. Having been ruled by Lucien until his political ladder climbing saw him as the new husband to the then Duchess of Tor, it could be argued Ostria suffered more than most for its perceived involvement in the quickly fraying relations between the two duchies. Chiefly, it is one of the few Lycene city-states to shift its fealty in recent history. Formerly a vassal of Malvici, it now owes loyalty to the Fidante. To that point, however, House Mazetti recovered from its misfortune with a swift ease. Owing in part to its fortuitous location, as well as its own history of resilience and industrious people, most in Ostria don't seem to care who ultimately collects their taxes.
Rumored to possess origins dating as far back as the Age of Songs, House Mazetti has loomed large in the collective consciousness of the Lyceum for its air of mystery surrounding its immediate holding. Like many other city-states of the south, it has waxed and waned in power. While there are those that suspect House Mazetti could have been more influential, it is no small secret that the family remained too inwardly focused to ever truly contend with the likes of House Velenosa.
This perception has changed in recent years, especially now that House Mazetti has been elevated to a duchy in its own right.
|Cambria||1||Duchess of Ostria|
|Theron||3||Noble Family||Sword of Ostria|
|Strozza||3||Noble Family||Admiral of the First Fleet|
|Nilos||5||Common House Servant|
|Melosa||5||Common House Servant|
|Theron||Loyalty||Minister of Allegiance|
|Hadrian||Income||Minister of Prosperity|
|None||Productivity||Minister of Efficiency|
|Braith||Population||Minister of Morale and Social Functions|
Description: Ostria, The Walled City on the Sea. While an outer perimeter is expected, few realize that Ostria today has grown around its original holding. The ancient inner wall, its murals nearly faded, is home to the Mazetti family itself. Commoners are not permitted within, and few foreigners are ever invited, which has caused no small amount of rumor and speculation over the years. Beyond this obvious quirk, Ostria is famed for its brightly colored silks, grand architecture, and its horses, bred for endurance riding.
Goods: Known for Ostrian Seasilk.
-Elevated to a duchy.
-Founding member of the Empyrean Trade Route.
-Recently the First Ostrian Bank has been constructed, as a new economic hub for the western Lyceum. The bank is an impressive help for finance in the Lyceum, but also attracts notice by the immense security surrounding it. Far more secure than many fortresses.
-Port Valerio, a massive port built recently in Ostria, is making the Mazetti holding a central player in the trade traveling along the western coast of the Lyceum and beyond.
-Hydra's Fang, the alchemical district in Ostria in the city's outer round - a bustling hub for the Compact's greatest apothecary minds.