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House Daratan is a Noble House - one of the seven that survived the Great War.

Once the largest and most influential Noble House, controlling seven provinces and more than 20 legions, House Daratan was almost destroyed during the War. Today less than 100 people still loyal to the Daratan name control a small town named Teron, that has definitely seen better days. As House Daratan draws its last gasp, some within are preparing for one last fight, to shift the balance of power and restore the noble House at any cost.

History

House Daratan was born during the battle of Dar Attan, where Legatus Legionis[1] Tiberius Catulus, great ancestor, had shown the world the true meaning of courage. With less than a full legion, Catulus faced twenty thousand men and stood his ground. He could have retreated and waited for reinforcements, but cowards never accomplish anything. Catulus saw an opportunity and he took it. After the battle, the Emperor himself named Catulus the Dux[2] per Dar Attan, calling him dux bellorum[3] - the dux of battles - the highest honour for a warrior. Tiberius Catulus had set standards against which every Lord of this House has been measured. Within a century, a humble House has become the most powerful and influential House. It was at the forefront of every war, every battle. Daratan legions had always stood their ground, no matter the odds, but the war with Qantari demons was unlike any other and had taken a large toll. It had sapped House strength and power. The first become the last.

Testimonals

It's a large, carefully restored document tracing the history of House Daratan throughout the centuries. Turns out the House owes its name to the battle of Dar Attan where a certain Legatus managed to defeat an army of 20,000 men with less than a full legion. - Document in Feng's House


Linos.png "What a foolish thing to ask, [PC]! I care because information is the most valuable and profitable commodity. I care because the Imperial Guards want nothing but power. The Noble Houses kept them in check for a long time, but they have been too preoccupied with fighting each other lately, which is why we have only three weakened Houses now - if you pretend that House Daratan is still a House - instead of the seven that survived the war. So, whatever it is the Guards are up to, I want to know. Surprises are bad for our business."

~ Linos of Teron on House Daratan


Antidas.png [charisma success] "Our House was born during the battle of Dar Attan, where Legatus Legionis Tiberius Catulus, our great ancestor, had shown the world the true meaning of courage.

"With less than a full legion, Catulus faced twenty thousand men and stood his ground. He could have retreated and waited for reinforcements, but cowards never accomplish anything. Catulus saw an opportunity and he took it. After the battle, the Emperor himself named Catulus the Dux per Dar Attan, calling him dux bellorum - the dux of battles - the highest honour for a warrior.

"Only a few hundred men survived the battle. Instead of disbanding them, the Emperor ordered them to rebuild the legion and gave it the name Darattan to commemorate the battle and my ancestor's bravery."

~ Antidas on House Daratan


Antidas.png "It certainly is. Tiberius Catulus had set standards against which every Lord of this House has been measured. Within a century, a humble House had become the most powerful and influential House. We were at the forefront of every war, every battle. Daratan legions had always stood their ground, no matter the odds, but the war with those Qantari demons was unlike any other and had taken a large toll. It had sapped our strength and power. The first had become the last."

~ Antidas on House Daratan

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