The most influential house in Brevoy is also the oldest, established in Issia centuries before Choral the Conqueror‘s arrival. The Surtovas were infamous pirates and raiders in those early days, and were able to parley captured wealth into lands and titles. What started out as a defensible fortress became Port Ice, which has been the seat of Surtova power for generations. Nikos Surtova’s alliance with Choral secured his house’s place at the ruler’s right hand and allowed them to move quickly into place after the Vanishing. The Surtovas established a “regency” in the absence of King Urzen, which has quickly become de facto succession to the crown. King Noleski Surtova sits upon the Dragonscale Throne, while his sister Natala Surtova reigns as unofficial queen, since her brother is as yet unmarried. Rumors say she enjoys her role and influence far too much to embrace the idea of a proper sister-in-law. Still, there is considerable pressure for the king to choose a bride and produce an heir for the new dynasty.
Crest: A gray ship on blue waters under a black sky spangled with silver stars.
Motto: Ours Is the Right