Current Elector Count: Count Kourosh
Symbol: A large golden bird on purple field
Count’s Seat: The Golden City
History: Before The Secession Wars the nobles of house Sassanid were a part of House Parthia, and some of the sorcerous blood of the parent house still runs strong in it’s progeny. Since that time however house Sassanid has distinguished it self from it’s sister house, becoming known as the most learned and scholarly house with a nearly correspondingly learned populace. Also, house Sassanid is widely regarded as the richest house in the empire, due to the extensive gold mines, metal working, textiles, and spice trade. It is perhaps for this reason that house Sassanid has continued to make it’s full military contribution to the shield lands while many houses continue to make excuses.