Noble Families of Chusei
The Elves of Chusei have passed down arcane bloodlines for generations, and they believe the blood of their ancestors is their greatest blessing. In order to maintain these potent bloodline powers, or Kekkei Genkai, Chusei has a system of noble families, each with a specific bloodline, charged with keeping these lines pure and training the sorcerors of their specific variety. The first Shogun of Chusei originally divided up his land amongst the heads of these families, and since Chusei’s formation, these families have continued this tradition through many generations. Each family has cajoled, traded, or fought for territory, but a semblance of uneasy peace and honor keeps them in line, more or less.
The families, and the Kekkei Genkai they oversee, are as follows:
- House Tonko – Abberant Bloodline
- House Oni – Abyssal Bloodline
- House Kurayami – Arcane Bloodline
- House Tengoku – Celestial Bloodline
- House Hiryu – Draconic Bloodline
- House Karasuma – Infernal Bloodline
- House Jubaku – Undead Bloodline
- House Shizenkei – Elemental Bloodline
Sub-house Doton – Earth
Sub-house Hiramiki – Fire
Sub-house Tatsumaki – Wind
Sub-house Daimizu – Water
The Shogun is ceremonially picked from House Hiryu, the most prominent and powerful of the noble families, due to the ancient heritage of Ryukami’s gift of his own blood. The largest house is House Shizenkei, only because if its manifold nature.