House Schildean is one of the twelve original Great Families of Erideos, families of potent magic-users whose abilities were unmatched in the previous four ages of the world. Greatly reduced in number at the end of the Third War of Hibreo, House Schildean was further reduced in number by the post-war purges of the families. The House slowly rebuilt its ranks, renewing ancient alliances and guarding the remaining scions of the families.
House Schildean has always been divided along gender lines – the males are always the more vocal and hold more familial power while the females are pushed to the sidelines and used for political marriages to nobles and other magical families. Regardless, both Schildean men and women are highly elitist and tend to weave themselves into political intrigue. Practically every major political ploy since the third age has involved – or been instigated by – a Schildean.
- Anamira Schildean
- Carmine Schildean