The humans of House Orien bear the Mark of Passage.
The house originated in pre-Galifar Aundair almost two
thousand years ago; its abilities related to transportation and
teleportation quickly earned it a place among the economic
powers. Today, Baron Kwanti d’Orien serves as the house patriarch.
He oversees house activities and controls the Couriers
Guild and the Transportation Guild
from an enclave in the city of Passage. Of
course, like the rest of his family, Kwanti
is constantly on the move, and the house
maintains outposts and emporiums
The Couriers Guild takes advantage of the vast transportation network established by the house, as well as the dragonmark abilities related to teleportation. Packages, messages, and passengers that need to get somewhere quickly and discreetly often wind up in the hands of an Orien courier.
The Transportation Guild operates lightning rail and caravan routes throughout Khorvaire, providing constant lines of supply and communication between communities across the continent. This guild also maintains the trade roads that crisscross the land, making travel easier and safer—whether travelers strike out on their own or hook up with an Orien caravan. These caravans sometimes use magically cooled wagons and other methods of preservation to keep food stocks fresh during transport.