“So they [other houses] mock and ridicule us, calling us upstarts and of lesser blood. I would like to hear what they have to say again when they realize I hold in my hand, the key to all the secrets of the Five Nations.”
-Baron Trelib d’Medani,
Patriarch of House Medani
The half-elves of House Medani form the youngest and the smallest of the dragonmarked Houses. The Mark of Detection was used to detect threats and foresee dangers during the ruinous War of the Mark. In modern times, however, House Medani offers their services via the Warning Guild, working as bodyguards, scouts, sentries. For the most parts, Medani members are called upon to serve as inquisitives, as they are unparalleled solvers of intricate crimes and mysteries.
Guilds and Organizations
Warning Guild: Bodyguards, inquisitives, and sentries across Khovaire are either members of the Warning Guild or pay an annual membership to maintain certificates and licenses from the guild. There’s some conflict with House Deneith in this respect of bodyguards, but House Medani assert that their bodyguards operate in a more subtle capacity, as in preemptive measures against plotting and blackmailing.
It is also said that there is an elite group of Warning Guild members that function as intelligence agents. Whilst charges of espionage are leveled at them, the Guild maintains that this small group, the Basilisk Eye, is a counter-intrigue initiative. Rather than preventing and predicting the next move, the Basilisk Eye unveils and reveals the motives behind the acts of intrigue.
The Thousand Yard: House Medani was quick to establish counter-measures after the Mourning. The House managed to secure – rather easily – contracts from Breland and Thrane to employ their members in providing security along the Mournland borders. House Medani members use their abilities to give early warnings of Mournland mutations and abominations that wander out of the Dead-Gray Mists.
Basilisk’s Gaze: Not to be confused with the Basilisk’s Eye, the members of the Gaze are tasked with the hunting and the apprehensive of war criminals established by the Treaty of Thronehold. To date, out of the long list of war criminals, House Medani has been only 23% successful.