House Vadalis

Nature: Dragonmarked House
Influence: Handlers Guild
Mark: Handling
Race: Human
Totem: Hippogriff

Vadalis is a family first and a business second.

The humans who formed the Vadalis family migrated to the Eldeen Reaches about two thousand years ago. When the Mark of Handling emerged two hundred years later, offering the settlers a defense against the many wild animals of the region, it was seen as a gift from the gods. House Vadalis has developed that gift into a lucrative and powerful economic position.

Today, the power of the House radiates from the Eldeen Reaches, and the Handlers Guild has outposts throughout Khorvaire.

Vadalis produces remarkable mounts, livestock, and guardian beasts, using natural animals, domesticated magical creatures, and magebred animals enhanced through generations of arcane experiments. From magebred dire wolves to pegasus mounts, Vadalis is the source for all manner of unusual creatures.

Vadalis handlers serve as teamsters, trainers, and stablekeepers across the continent.

While they are relatively slow, the messenger bird and mounted post services of the House provide a connection to out-of-the-way communities that are too small to support the operations of House Sivis or House Orien.

Current Leader

Dalin d'Vadalis (CG male human, expert 8)
Oversees house operations from an enclave in the heart of the city of Varna, and the house maintains a number of small towns throughout the eastern portion of the Eldeen Reaches.


The house has always had close ties with House Orien, and Orien caravans often use Vadalis drivers and animals.

Since the druids emerged from the Great Forest, Vadalis has done its best to maintain strong ties with the Wardens of the Wood. Not all the Eldeen druid sects approve of House Vadalis. In particular, the Ashbound despise Vadalis and often raid the holdings of the house.

In addition, the House made bitter enemies among the elves of Valenar when it sought to steal a herd of Valenar horses twenty years ago.

Aurala, the Queen of Aundair, married a young Vadalis noble named Sasik, who gave up his position in his family to become part of Aundair’s royal aristocracy. Despite this, he maintains close ties to the family (including his brother Dalin, the House patriarch), which sometimes leads the other dragonmarked houses to see favoritism toward Vadalis where it may not actually exist. In fact, Aurala goes out of her way to make sure House Vadalis doesn’t receive any special treatment from the Aundairian crown or its vassals.

Known Members

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