House Auberge

House Auberge
House Auberge has the Smallest estate in Telgrieve, but conrols the majority of Picon City. Infact Prince Auberge usually only sets foot in Telgrieve when he must attend a function, or visit another noble. Their Arcitecture is simple, but strong. Most buildings are made from stout stone, built slightly below the level of the earth, to keep them cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. Due to their stone make-up, the walls become very cold during the winter, and so a strong tradition of tapestry making has emerged. Which is one of the only means a peasant can take to improve their means, make beautiful tapestries and sell them to nobles. House Auberge is unique in that it is the one house where the class division is slightly less clear, but only in that the Noble, and warrior Caste are almost one and the same. Though nobles still lead, they are all brothers in arms. Even more strange is that it is normal for nobles to accompany fishing vessels, though usually only a few times a year. The Auberge have a stronger warrior tradition than any other house, with most of the peasantry at least passable with a weapon. The norm is for every warrior to be proficient in both use and instruction of common work tools, such as axes, hammers, as well as clubs, staffs, harpoons, and nets. Of all the others House Auberge has embraced a tradition of engineering the most. They employ technological marvels to keep their fleet of fishing ships afloat, and are considered masters of the sea. House Auberge is also one of the only houses that commonly hunt. Most other people find it not worth the risk, but the Auberge continue to mount heavily armed hunting parties. Regardless to the common attacks on these groups, the hunting trips are still organised and are considered honourable. The Auberge do however have the smallest number of magus than any other house, accounting for only fifty-seven of the students currently at the Wizardry Academy. Their class division does become obvious when you look to the peasants however; peasant usually live packed into houses, sometimes three or four families living in the same house. It is not uncommon for peasants to be abducted, and beaten by nobles with no explanation.

Common dress for men and women is light shirts, and loose pants that cut off above the ankle. The norm is to go barefoot, since most people spend the majority of their days aboard ships, where wearing shoes is dangerous. Even the prince goes barefoot, unless he is going into battle, or going to Telgrieve. All of their clothing is designed to be as un-encumbering as possible in case a person falls overboard. Even Most warriors wear little or no armour, relying instead on their physical prowess to overcome enemies.

The Auberge consider all other people lesser. Interbreeding is almost unheard of; most would be shunned by their families if they did. Due to this there is almost no one who is outside the norm in appearance. The Auberge are so fair haired is could be mistaken for white. They are tall, and powerfully built, averaging six foot five, with angular features. The most startling aspect however if their eyes, which are of the deepest blue, and seem to pierce your soul. The Prince is the epitome of this, and is often called the Snow Prince for his pale hair, and cold gaze.

Their colours are white. With a simple blue crest depicting the sun setting over the ocean.

House Auberge

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