The Current Houses

Major Houses

The Major Houses are the "sides" in the Game of Tomes. All Tome Knights are part of a Major House, part of a Minor Houses that gives their current fealty to a Major House, or are a Mercenary or Dark Knight.  
 
House Chiroptera
Motto: "Type by Night"
 
Leader: TaraFaeBelle
Totem: Bat
Settlement: Valentia
Base: The Cavern
  House Chiroptera's primary advantage is that they are active when other people are not. They are excellent at seeing things from an entirely different point of view. However, like their namesake, they are blinded by bright lights (so they miss the perfectly obvious).

House Chiroptera by Dani Adventures

 
House Felis
Motto: "Cozy But Curious"
 
Leader: Misades
Totem: Cat
Settlement: Kittering
Base: The Cat Castle
  House Felis are quick-witted and charismatic, which conceals their savage killer instincts. They find it difficult to leave their cozy nooks to write, but when they do, their natural curiosity often leads them astray into excessive plot detours.
House Felis by Misades
 
House Lapin
Motto: "Ideas are Coming"
 
Leader: Sable Aradia
Totem: Rabbit
Base: The Warren
Settlement: N/A
  House Lapin is creative, friendly and ubiquitous. But they often get intimidated by large creatures (and tasks). Sometimes they spend so much time socializing that they forget to concentrate on the work at hand. They are masters of procrastination.
House Lapin by Dani Adventures
 
House Meles
Motto: "Words By Claw Or Paw"
 
Leader: Darth Nikolas
Totem: Badger
Base: Windy Willows "The Den"
Settlement: N/A
  House Meles is known for their fierceness and sheer stubbornness, and also for digging themselves deep (plot) holes. Never bother them while they are working!
House Meles by Dani Adventures
 
House Mollusca
Motto: "What is Fish Shall Never Fry"
 
Leader: Coffee Quills
Totem: Octopus
Settlement: Rizalae
Base: The Zafforza Trench
  House Mollusca have their tentacles in everything. They never lack for ideas, and can often fit into very awkward spaces. They are, however, too smart for their own good, and sometimes get bogged down in the details, or with having too many tentacles in too many things.
House Mollusca by Dani Adventures
 
House Sauropoda
Motto: "Evolve!"
 
Leader: RPGDinosaurBob
Totem: Dinosaur
Settlement: N/A
Base: The Swamp
  House Sauropoda does things at their own pace. Slowly and inexorably, they work towards their goals, and it's almost impossible to stop them once they are in motion. Unfortunately, they can find adapting to new situations... challenging.
House Sauropoda by DaniAdventures/ShyRedFox
 

Minor Houses

Minor Houses give their allegiance to one of the Major Houses. Which one is decided by the Minor House leader, though most Minor House leaders usually at least ask for their members' opinions. This allegiance last for the duration of a single event in the case of the Tourneys of Tales but may shift each elimination period during the November Game of Tomes events.  
House Avis
Motto: "Tiny but Tough"
 
Leader: Cryssalia
Totem: Bird
Settlement: The Arctic City
Base: The Snow Castle
  House Avis is known for flitting from subject to subject, but also for their quick wit and sheer determination. They tend to approach problems with short bursts of intense, frantic energy.
Currently allied to House Sauropoda
House Avis by Misades
 
House Ocelot
Motto: "Words Under Our Sails"
 
Leader: SailingOcelot
Totem: Ocelot
Home Port: Port Tempest
Base: The Ocelot
  House Ocelot are creatures of contradiction. As cats who enjoy water, they often do exactly the opposite of what people expect. They prefer to write alone and at night, and are prone to experiment in their writing. They tend to wander drastically off-course from their original destination, whether in their travels or in their plotlines. They can also be extremely noisy when they want something.
Currently allied to House Felis
House Ocelot by Misades
 
House Verdant
Motto: "Grow Beyond"
 
Leader: Basil, Baron of the Leaf
Totem: Plant
Settlement: N/A
Base: Kittering Community Garden
  House Verdant tend their (garden) plots by plant(s)ing them and seeing how they grow. They let their stories sprout and bloom at their own pace. Like any crop, however, they are subject to the vicissitudes of wind, weather, and pests, and a hostile environment can wilt or wither their creativity on the vine.
Currently allied to House Felis
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House Verdant by Misades
 
House Ailurus
Motto: "Open Hearts and Pens"
 
Leader: MykolaVoid, Panda Archon
Totem: Red Panda
Settlement: Penwall
Base: The Treehouse
  House Ailurus are deceptively cute and playful, but they can also be fierce. While they prefer to write alone, they are sociable and always ready with a word of encouragement. They are determined to do their best and to help others reach their full potential as well, be that in writing or in life. However, this often leads to them getting overwhelmed.
Currently allied to House Chiroptera
This article is a work in progress, and may be subject to changes.
 
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Cover image: Iron Tome by Misades

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