House Tharashk is a human and half-orc dragonmarked house that has just recently begun spreading throughout Khorvaire, though it is still heavily based in The Shadow Marches. The house's members are reknowned prospectors, bounty hunters and inquisitives. Tharashk is the only house to hire montrous labourers and mercenaries from Droaam, a nation they have an alliance with.
House Tharashk possesses the Mark of Finding. This mark grants various magical benefits related to locating people and objects which in turn has led to their fame for bounty hunting.
4th Edition: In the 4th edition Eberron Player's Guide the Mark of Finding can be taken as a feat which grants the player the ability to shift into a square that an adjacent enemy who is granting combat advantage has just vacated. The character also learns four rituals including Detect Secret Doors and and Detect Object.
Around 1000 years ago the Mark of Finding made its first appearance on members of three Shadow Marches clans. The clans were the Torrns, The Velderans and the Aashtas. Word of master huntsmen from the Shadow Marches who possessed an unknown dragon mark soon spread throughout Khorvaire. In the late 600's YK a group of House Sivis Gnomes decided to go in search of this dragon mark and upon discovering the three clans, they helped them form House Tharashk.
Though new to the civilised world of the Five Nations and the rest of Khorvaire, Tharashk found its purpose relatively fast and adapted well. Being master hunters wasn't enough to survive in this new world so upon learning of the high demand and value of Dragonshards, Tharashk decided to compete in trade and business. Dragonshard trade not only helped Tharashk earn its place in Khorvaire but created its wealth and influence. Despite this there are many who distrust them calling them "graybloods".
When the Last War began Tharashk had little interest and intervention and the war was the same in return. The war had no effect on Tharashk's trade as it occurred in the wilds and Shadow Marches. The only times Tharashk was called upon was for search and rescue missions which felt more like a charity than business.
The war finally came to Tharashk in its later stages though not in anyway they'd expect. The war led to the rise of Droaam as a nation and House Tharashk took advantage of this by negotiating trade deals and eventually an alliance.
The word Tharashk is Goblin for "united".
House Tharashk is governed by a council named the Triumvirate which has only three members, each one is a representative from the three major clans. The current three triumvirs are Daric Velderan, Khandar'aashta and Maagrim Torrn.
Tharashk Clans Edit
Unlike other dragonmarked houses Tharashk's clans are incredibly important and they are not as united. It is uncommon for a Tharashk house member to refer to themselves as d'Tharashk and the use of their clan name is more prominent. The three main clans are Aashta, Torrn and Velderan though these aren't the only clans that make up Tharashk, there are a number of minor clans associated with the house . Although the clans do their best to work together for the sake of the house, heirs often put the interests of their clan before the house which has led to many feuds.
- Kalaash'arrna, a master inquisitive in Sharn; he runs the inquisitive agency, Information Acquisition
- Kava Velderan an heir and renowned inquisitive.
House Tharashk act as a proxy business for the Sisters of Sora Kell by negotiating trade with the rest of Khorvaire for them. Anyone wanting to contract the monster labourers or mercenaries of Droaam go through Tharashk in order to do so.
Key Locations EditZarash'ak: located in the city of the same name in the Shadow Marches, Zarash'ak is Tharashk's seat of power.
Graywall: A large settlement on the outskirts of Droaam. Though it is not run by House Tharashk it is of much importance to them as they recruit their monstrous mercenaries and labourers from here.
Guilds and OrganizationsEdit
The Cults of the Dragon Below: has deep roots in the Shadow Marches and has influenced many of its inhabitants traditions and culture. Many Aashtar clan members cling to these old ways and although they aren't usually dangerous this can be disturbing for outsiders. Some members wish to use the House's resources to summon the darkness from the world below.
The Gatekeepers: Though some members of House Tharashk follow the Cults of the Dragon Below others choose to adhere to the teachings of the Gatekeeper Druids. Many of those that do are Torrn clan members.
- Typical House Tharashk Bounty Hunter: Eberron Campaign Setting p.238
- Tharashk Hunter: Eberron Campaign Guide p.231
. The names or even number of the minor clans are unrecorded, probably so that players can create their own surname and minor clan.
|The Dragonmarked Houses|
|House Cannith | House Deneith | House Ghallanda | House Jorasco | House Kundarak | House Lyrander | House Medani | House Orien | House Phiarlan | House Sivis | House Tharashk | House Thuranni | House Vadalis|