House Vordon is Tyr’s largest and wealthiest merchant house—a position it maintains by exercising a high degree of control over the iron trade. House Vordon works closely with the Tyrian Guard to manage Tyr’s iron mines and has frequently clashed with Urik’s House Stel on the open roads. After the death of Kalak and the First Edict freeing the slaves who traditionally worked the mines, House Vordon’s economic fortunes plummeted. It has spent the year since Kalak’s death slowly rebuilding the iron trade using free laborers, and many hope its fortunes are back on the rise—for as goes House Vordon, it is often said, so goes Tyr.
Emblem: A black diamond (representing iron) on a rust-colored field (representing the mountains around Tyr).
Trade specialties: Iron, artwork (especially ceramics), textiles (especially using Tyrian purple dye)
Emporium locations: Tyr, Balic, Urik, and Altaruk