The valleys and lowlands of the Golushkin Mountains are the domain of this house, founded on both the defensibility of the terrain and the mineral wealth therein. House Garess once had a profitable alliance with a clan of dwarves there, serving as brokers of a sort for the ores and worked goods the Golka Clan produced. Lord Howlan Garess even took the son of the clan chief of the dwarf hold, Toval Gorkal, as his ward. (Although some say he was more of a hostage than a guest in Greyhaven Castle.) This proved fortunate for young Toval, as Greyhaven lost all contact with the dwarf hold during the same winter as the Vanishing. With his own son, Bren, lost inside the mountains, Lord Howlan – a widower with no other children – has named Toval his adoptive heir. This has earned the dwarf few friends.
Crest: Snow-capped mountain peak in gray against a dark blue field, silver crescent moon in the upper right and a black hammer across the base of the mountain.
Motto: Strong as the Mountains