The Elder House of Daraech: Clan of the Hidden Song
“The Secret People”
The origins of the House of Daraech are lost in mystery, but their language is similar to the people of Hart even if their ways are different. Whether they came earlier than the ancestors of the House of Haart is unknown, but in the first ages the people of Daraech long remained a secret to most families of Haart. They were virtually unknown to the Iztani, living free and hidden in the great forests of the Realm having been visited in dreams by a most mythical beast; their sigil-quest drew them into the most hidden and magical parts of The Realm.
Not much is known about the culture and history of Daraech outside of their own protected traditions of scholarship. They are often called the “Forest People” or “Dragon-Tamers”, and their schools of magic are intimately familiar with the ways and languages of beasts. Some allege the existence of a secret society within Daraech whose members can move through the forest as silently and invisibly as if they were the elements themselves.
Since the conclusion of the Elder Wars, families of both Daraech and Haart have grown close. The highest families of Haart send their children to the Sages of Daraech to learn the deepest magic.
Though many families of Haart consider themselves high-born in comparison to the people of Daraech, some in “The Clan of the Many Pointed Stag” say they see an ancient version of themselves in “The Clan of the Hidden Song”, a version of themselves before they were changed by the Elder Wars of Empire.
Drachi Family Names: Aillach, Breuil, Aeryn, Lyghe, Fheaglain, Eilimi, Rynda
Daraech’s hue is vert.
Daraech’s eord-sigil is sable two gauntlets or, per chevron chartreuse a dragon rampant or.
Virtues most esteemed by the House of Draek are boldness, intelligence and alacrity.
Daraech pronounced Drake