House Garess is based in the western part of Brevoy, in the foothills of the Golushkin Mountains. It was led by Lord Howlan Garess, a widower now believed to be another victim of Rogvald‘s siege. His adoptive heir is Toval Golka, a dwarf and son of the clan-chief of the Golka dwarves’ holding. Howlan’s own son disappeared in the Vanishing along with all the Golka dwarves, deep inside dwarven hold of Golushkin within the Golushkin Mountains.
House Garess’ crest is that of a snow-capped mountain peak in gray set against a dark blue field. There is a silvery crescent moon in the upper right corner, and there is a black hammer across the base of the peak. The Houses’ motto is “Strong as the Mountains.”
House Garess had a good relationship with the Golka dwarves until the dwarves vanished. Members of the house worked the metal that the dwarves mined.
The House has built several strongholds, Highdelve and Grayhaven, in the Golushkin Mountains.