The realm of Astoria is teeming with noble houses, the few ruling families that have survived the chaos of the Sundering. Every noble house rules over a region of land. Some of them are even vying for control of the realm through force or persuasion. There are also many bloodlines which branch off from these heritages, some are close-knit with their cousins, others are shunned or ostracized. Many heroes and villains come from these prestigious family lines, and all common folk generally revere or dread the family that rules over them and show respect whenever in the presence of any noble man or woman.