Once part of House Phiarlan, the elves of House Thuranni
formed their own house during the Last War as the conflict
began to turn various house factions against each other.
Now Thuranni competes directly with Phiarlan in the
areas of espionage, surveillance, and information
brokering, as well as in entertainment
and artisan endeavors. The
two houses share the Mark of Shadow,
though the newer version of the house
in many ways remains the weaker of
For twenty-five years, since shortly after striking out on its own, House Thuranni has run its Shadow Network from enclaves in Regalport in the Lhazaar Principalities. The house operates outposts throughout Khorvaire, but its patriarch has a fondness for Sharn, the City of Towers. Baron Elar d’Thuranni oversees the activities of the house, selling its services to clients in Karrnath, Droaam, Q’barra, and the Lhazaar Principalities, among others. Rumors persist that the baron deals with the Order of the Emerald Claw, but not even House Phiarlan has been able to confirm this.
Neither elf house advertises its shadow services. Instead, the houses share a public face as entertainers and artisans of renown. House Thuranni has a darker agenda and more aggressive business tactics, however. When someone has a need for its services, or when the house has something important to sell, a representative appears in the shadows to whisper an offer with a knowing smile.
Baron d’Thuranni has two constant companions— greater shadows named Wrem and Wrek that protect and advise the patriarch, never straying far from his side. Whether he is in Regalport or Sharn or one of the many House Thuranni outposts located throughout the land, the baron’s shadows always accompany him on business and pleasure travel.