A Measure of Peace
One of the oldest noble houses in Magnimar, House Ozymandias was founded during the reign of Gorgonax the Cruel in RY 297. The House was founded after a considerable expansion of the territory controlled by Magnimar, a fact which is reflected in its martial leaning stance. House Ozymandias’s economic power is firmly rooted in its military might: the majority of the armed forces are drawn from House Ozymandias serfs. Sixty-five percent of the officer corps are scions and allies of the House. Lord Gogorias, head of House Ozymandias, is also the nominal head of all the military forces in Magnimar, including the Guild mercenaries, though this relationship is never an easy one as each vies for a higher percentage of the budget over the other.
One of the primary reasons for House Ozymandias’s strong position is their Terrestrial Exaltation rate, which is currently at 2% of the household’s entire noble membership. All Exalts are Air Aspected, including Lord Gogoriashimself. His son and heir apparent, Nikokrates, however, is not currently Exalted, leading some to wonder if a new Exalted heir will be chosen or if the House will lose some of its power and prestige, and potentially, one of its council seats.
- Council Seats: 7
- Economic Power: Military supply and manpower.
- Leader: Lord Gogorgias.
- Serfs: 80000
- Other Notes: Some Terrestrial Exaltations, roughly 2 percent. Consistently Air Aspected.