The House of Caerwyn is one of the oldest and most influential noble families of the now defunct Kingdom of Alterac, as well as one of the few Alteraci Houses that remained loyal to the Alliance of Lordaeron during the Second War. The Caerwyns are believed to be descendents of the Alteraci folk hero of the same name, Caerwyn the Slayer, a Half-Elf who is said too have been one of the first Alteraci born Magi. This belief has led to a tradition within the House of Caerwyn requiring every third generation of the family too wed an Elvish bride. The ancestral lands of the Caerwyns is the Duchy of Aurellia which the current head, Duke Anton Caerwyn, has ruled for almost a century.
Duchy of Aurellia: The Caerwyns have reigned over these lands since their house was founded by Caerwyn the Slayer. One of the largest of the Alteraci Duchies, its borders cover a great deal of the north-eastern mountains that separate Alterac and what is now the Plaguelands. Aurellia was once well known for its iron and granite mines which ran long and deep into the mountains. Its farmlands were also once bountiful, but since the Third War, the blight from the Plaguelands has slowly crept into Aurellia and ruined the once fertile soil.
County of Caerdor: The capital county of Aurellia and the seat of the Caerwyns. Caerdor holds a city of the same name which was once a common stop for merchants travelling between Alterac and northern Lordaeron, because of this the city was once quite prosperous. The city of Caerdor was mysteriously destroyed sometime after the betrayal of Aiden Perenolde and occupied by the Frostwolf Orcish Clan shortly after. Anton Caerwyn managed to regain the City with the aid of the Dominion of Alterac and thus regain the rest of Aurellia.
Royal Claim Edit
The Caerwyns and the Perenoldes were once strong allies and built marriage ties between each other for numerous generations. Because of this, members of the central family of the House of Caerwyn also have Perenolde blood within their veins and thus hold a strong claim to the Kingdom of Alterac. The head of the house, Anton Caerwyn, is one of the strongest known claimants of the Alteraci throne, but has declared no interest in claiming the crown. In the past he has even refused to acknowledge the Perenolde blood in his veins.
Hereditary Traits Edit
The House of Caerwyn is an ancient House that can trace its lineage back to the Troll Wars. Certain hereditary traits are common amongst those born into the House, and because of the family’s tradition of partnering with Elf-kind; some of these traits are uncommon amongst other humans.
List of House Caerwyn Hereditary Traits
- Long-Lived: Centuries of breeding with Elven-kind has caused a hereditary trait of long life to appear in the Caerwyn lineage, while
not immortal, members of the Caerwyn family live for much greater spans of time and age at much slower rate then a normal Human.
- Magical Ability: Another trait brought into the Caerwyn line through breeding with the Quel'dorei. -All- Caerwyn children are found to possess some ability to manipulate the Arcane. Although, the scale of ability differs from child to child and not all Caerwyns are gifted enough to
take the path of the Magi.
- Bright Eyes: No matter the base color of one's iris, a Caerwyn always has unusually bright eyes. Some would even say that a Caerwyn's
eyes give off the faintest of light.
- Blonde Hair: Sandy blonde hair is a common trait amongst the Caerwyns, although it's not a particularly unusual one amongst Humans.