House Surtova was the ruling family of Brevoy before Rogvald took the throne. It is the oldest and most infulential Brevic noble family. Their original holdings are the lands of Port Ice in northern Issia on the shores of the Lake of Mists and Veils. Their claim to the throne is linked to Lord Nikos Surtova who was given the hand of Myrna Rogarvia, daughter of Choral the Conqueror in marriage. This marriage allowed the house to keep its power as a staunch ally of House Rogarvia. In 4699 AR, during the Vanishing, House Surtova was able to use its high position to immediately claim the throne.
The Surtovans are known as careful and cunning diplomats. Before Choral the Conqueror invaded, the Surtovans were known as pirates and raiders, and the family still has many connections with the pirates and brigands of the region, many of whom are distant relations of the Surtova clan. One of the more active pirates of the Lake of Mists and Veils, Captain Vali Dobos, is rumored to have a close connection with the Surtova’s, although he keeps his lineage hidden.
Their family motto is “Ours Is the Right,” which likely reflects their belief in a right to rulership of Brevoy since their family formerly ruled Issia as a council of pirate-kings. Their crest is a gray ship in front of fields of blue on the lower half and black with silver stars on the upper half.
Highest Ranking Members
King Surtova – (deceased)
Natala Surtova – King Noleski Surtova’s sister. (Believed to be alive.)
Domani Surtova – King Surtova’s uncle and former ruler of Port Ice. (deceased).
Lord Nikos Surtova (deceased)
Myrna Surtova – Nee Myrna Rogarvia. (deceased)