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House Sivis is a gnome dragonmarked house operating throughout Khorvaire though they remain strongly based out of Zilargo.


The Sivis dragonmark first appeared around 2800 years ago. The gnomes have carefully cultivated the peoples around them since that time and have remained firmly neutral in all conflicts. So, while most people are suspicious of the devious and conniving nature of gnomes, House Sivis has remained above reproach and their services are now indispensable.


House Sivis is currently governed by a High Council composed of representatives from each of the nations in which the House operates; this council is currently led by Lysse Lyrriman d'Sivis. Lady d'Sivis has led the House for nearly ninety years, since nearly the beginning of the Last War.


House Sivis possesses the Mark of Scribing. This mark grants various magical benefits related to written and verbal communication. It is through the auspices of Sivis that people can communicate with another across Khorvaire almost instantaneously. House Sivis members also act as translators for diplomats and other dignitaries.


While all members of House Sivis are gnomes, not all members carry the Mark of Scribing. House Sivis contains both the Notaries Guild and the Speakers Guild, though anyone working for those guilds is not immediately considered a member of House Sivis. They are based out of Korranberg in Zilargo, but have enclaves across the continent of Khorvaire.

There are twelve families in House Sivis, including Corralyn, Haskal, Lyrriman, Magan, Santor, Severin, Syrralan, Tarlian, and Torralyn. Most members of House Sivis carry the surname "d'Sivis", though the occasional member (especially one dedicated to the research of linguistics) may not.

Notable Members[]

Main: Category:Members of House Sivis

Cost of Services[]

A disgruntled gnome sends and receives messages via a speaking stone.

Service Cost in galifars (gp)
Arcane Mark 5
Illusory Script 90
Message station use 5/page
Sending 250
Translation 2/page
Whispering wind 50


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Dragonmarks & Houses
Mark of Detection (House Medani) • Mark of Finding (House Tharashk) • Mark of Handling (House Vadalis) • Mark of Healing (House Jorasco) • Mark of Hospitality (House Ghallanda) • Mark of Making (House Cannith) • Mark of Passage (House Orien) • Mark of Scribing (House Sivis) • Mark of Sentinel (House Deneith) • Mark of Shadow (House Phiarlan, House Thuranni) • Mark of Storm (House Lyrandar) • Mark of Warding (House Kundarak)

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