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House Phiarlan

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Overview[edit]

Heraldic Crest of House Phiarlan
House Phiarlan Map
House Phiarlan Scenery

An elven dragonmarked house, the members of House Phiarlan carry the Mark of Shadows. This mark is also carried by House Thuranni which split off from House Phiarlan during the last war. The mark of shadows is the only mark carried by two houses.

The heraldic symbol of the house is a hydra, but it often uses a secondary symbol of a silver mask. And members of the house may actually wear a silver mask, or at least have it worked into their jewelry (brooch/ring/belt-buckle)

House Phiarlan specializes in entertainment, music, and shadows/illusions.

Unknown to virtually every outsider, there is also branch of House Phiarlan that deals with more than just the arts. Its job is to oversee the house as a whole, and to be responsible for the information gathering, scrying, and spying. With occasional jobs dealing with assassination or theft. This branch is known as the "Serpentine Table". It does lease its services to outsiders occasionally, but only to the most wealthy and powerful of the nobles. Virtually every member of House Phiarlan serves as an informant to the Table - giving any interesting information they come across to liaisons in the House.

History[edit]

House Phiarlan has a tradition that can be traced all the way back to elves originally on Xen'Drik. When the elves rebelled against the giants, it was not the race of elves against the race of giants. It was various tribes of elves fighting various clans of giants. During the rebellion, a number of elves traveled between the elven tribes. Their purpose to carry messages, gather intelligence, keep alliances between tribes strong, and in general help to uphold the morale of the various tribes. These elves were known as "Phiarlans" or "Spirit Keepers".

In Aerenal, before the Undying Court unified the elven people, these Phiarlans continued to travel between the various tribes. Here, their role became two-fold. First as bards and entertainers they performed ancient arts from Xen'Drik as well as bringing news and messages from tribe to tribe. Secondly though, they used some of this news and information to help keep alliances, prevent rivalries from growing into feuds, and generally help the growth of the nation as a whole rather than individual city-states or tribes.

After the Undying Court was created, and the elves united both against the dragons and under the court, the Phiarlans were needed less and less as mediators between tribes. However, they were often paid by the Sibling Kings and by other nobles to act as spies, and bring information back to them. Phiarlans considered this to be helping the nation as a whole and so still a desirable task they were willing to undertake.

When Dragonmarks first appeared, the elves knew it was a momentous event. Even if they didn't fully understanding it. They had some familiarity with the Dragon's Prophecy, although even with centuries of study the could not fully comprehend it, and they know the dragonmarks were some how involved in the Prophecy. As a result, the Sibling Kings and other nobles started using their own security forces, the Deathguard, and the Cairdal Blades instead of Phiarlans, who bore a mark they did not fully trust.

After the followers of Vol were wiped out, the lines carrying the mark of shadows decided that perhaps it would be best for them to leave Aerenal as well. There had been no anger or aggression against those with the mark of shadows, but that did not mean that there could not be any one day. So, they migrated to Khorvaire. As a statement of their independence they formally renounced their lines and the name Aereni, forming a new alliance to be known as House Phiarlan.

Realizing that they were newcomers in a land with well established powers, they used their skills as artisans, entertainers, and bards to work their way into the houses of nobility across the continent. Just the sheer amount of money gathered by this house for its entertainment services now makes it a power of its own.

Points of Interest[edit]

NPCs[edit]

Members

Name Location Description
Aratrix d'Phiarlan Bogwater Tavern
Cerise House Phiarlan just east of the House P teleporter. Quest must be flagged for her to appear on your House P map.
Coralay d'Phiarlan eastern edge of the House Phiarlan Enclave, tucked just north of the entrance to the large round theater.
Corual Laoli Object Desire in the House Phiarlan She sells third level arcane scrolls
Cyan northwest edge of House Phiarlan Enclave, just northwest of the mailbox there Cyan is a member of the Serpentine Table, and an agent of Rouge.
Delene d'Phiarlan
Eriephaus d'Phiarlan House Phiarlan Enclave (South of the teleporter)
Fingalar D'Phiarlan House Phiarlan, next to the patron. House Phiarlan favor vendor.
Forsith d'Phiarlan Bard trainer
Iosynne d'Phiarlan far west side of House Phiarlan Enclave (just north of the airship portal, near the Erstwhile Emporium) Iosyne is responsible for the caravan transport between House Phiarlan Enclave and Zawabi's Refuge. Although she can transport you from Zawabi's Refuge at any time you are there, she only transports from House Phirlan after you have finished her quest.
Lady Nepenthe Bogwater Tavern
Malior d'Phiarlan Partycrashers (Ballroom) One of the many nobles of House Phiarlan
Maris d'Phiarlan House Phiarlan, just Northwest of the center (near mailbox) Phiarlan Patron representative
Morian Shol d'Phiarlan Partycrashers Morian Shol d'Phiarlan is the Viceroy of House Phiarlan. He is in Charge of House Phiarlan in Xen'drik and he is also the leader of the Phiarlan Chapterhouse. He has a daughter named Zarzalia Shol d'Phiarlan who runs the Livewood Theater.
Ochre near the center of House Phiarlan, at ground level next to the central dias, just southwest of the Golden Wing Inn
Rouge House Phiarlan Enclave Rouge is an agent of the Serpentine Table that asks for your help to fight the Maleficent Cabal.
Shir Clowenks d'Phiarlan The Leaky Dinghy
Tarantus d'Phiarlan
Zarzalia Shol d'Phiarlan The Harbor She is the daughter of the viceroy of House Phiarlan, Morian Shol d'Phiarlan, and is in charge of the livewood theatre.

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Favor Ranks

Completing tasks and missions for the various patrons will increase your favor, which is a measure of how valuable the different patrons find your character. At each new level, the patron representative will provide a character with a reward.

Representative: Maris d'Phiarlan

  • 0 Favor: Neutral
    No reward
  • 75 Favor: Noted
    You can purchase the following 30-minute buffs from Fingalar D'Phiarlan in House Phiarlan. These spells are cast by a level 7 caster for spells that are influenced by caster level and persist through shrining, but not death.
  • 150 Favor: Commended
    You receive a trinket (Phiarlan Pendant of Time) that lets you cast "Warp Time" on yourself 1/rest. This can only be activated while in the city.

    It cannot be activated in a mission and will deactivate upon entering a mission. This spell acts as a run-speed buff. The amount of speed increase is 50%. It does not stack with Haste but it does stack with the Ranger/Barbarian run-speed boost.

  • 400 Favor: Honored
    Currently unreachable.
Patron mail:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maris d'Phiarlan

Subject: You're now eligible for the rank of Noted

{name},
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Maris d'Phiarlan, a representative of House Phiarlan stationed in Xen'drik. I wish to welcome you to Stormreach and thank you for your actions on behalf of our house. When you are free to do so, come speak with me in the Phiarlan ward so that we might discuss the future. I foresee great things for you, {class}!

Regard,
Maris d'Phiarlan

(By completing quests that benefit House Phiarlan, you have impressedm them enough to get access to a spell caster who casts long-lasting benefical spells. Speak with Maris d'Phiarlan in the House Phiarlan enclave for details.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maris d'Phiarlan

Subject: You're now eligible for the rank of Commended

My dear {name},
I mentioned you to some of the elders of House Phiarlan and they spoke highly of you. Many are impressed by your deeds, and there was even some discussion of membership in House Phiarlan. I cannot describe how happy this makes me! We should get together for lunch sometime and plan your future.

Cheers!
Maris d'Phiarlan

(You have continued to gain favor with House Phiarlan and have earned a special item that will assist you in your travels around the city. Speak with Maris d'Phiarlan in the House Phiarlan enclave to claim your reward.)

Quests

Quest name Level Max favor Adventure pack Acquired in Bestowed by  ♣CasualSolo/Casual ♦NormalNormal ♥HardHard ♠EliteElite Epic
4 9 Free Bogwater Tavern Lady Nepenthe  ♣578Solo/Casual ♦1,036Normal ♥1,108Hard ♠1,180Elite No
3 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣429Solo/Casual ♦772Normal ♥828Hard ♠884Elite No
10 9 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣1,672Solo/Casual ♦2,000Normal ♥2,036Hard ♠2,200Elite No
8 9 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣444Solo/Casual ♦780Normal ♥820Hard ♠860Elite No
7 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Chief Ungurz  ♣348Solo/Casual ♦612Normal ♥644Hard ♠676Elite No
9 9 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣522Solo/Casual ♦916Normal ♥961Hard ♠1,007Elite No
10 9 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣145Solo/Casual ♦245Normal ♥255Hard ♠265Elite No
4 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣597Solo/Casual ♦1,070Normal ♥1,145Hard ♠1,220Elite No
4 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣674Solo/Casual ♦1,209Normal ♥1,294Hard ♠1,380Elite No
5 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣767Solo/Casual ♦1,369Normal ♥1,460Hard ♠1,550Elite No
5 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣116Solo/Casual ♦202Normal ♥209Hard ♠216Elite No
3 9 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣456Solo/Casual ♦820Normal ♥880Hard ♠940Elite No
7 12 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣708Solo/Casual ♦1,252Normal ♥1,324Hard ♠1,396Elite No
5 / 20 12 Phiarlan Carnival House Phiarlan Unknown  ♣1,308Solo/Casual ♦2,340Normal ♥2,500Hard ♠2,660Elite
 ♣7,831Epic Casual ♦13,509Epic Normal ♥13,965Epic Hard ♠14,421Epic Elite
Both
5 / 20 12 Phiarlan Carnival House Phiarlan Unknown  ♣1,152Solo/Casual ♦2,060Normal ♥2,200Hard ♠2,340Elite
 ♣6,874Epic Casual ♦11,856Epic Normal ♥12,255Epic Hard ♠12,654Epic Elite
Both
9 12 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣1,703Solo/Casual ♦3,020Normal ♥3,171Hard ♠3,322Elite No
8 12 Free Golden Wing Inn Unknown  ♣1,154Solo/Casual ♦2,038Normal ♥2,152Hard ♠2,266Elite No
9 12 Delera's Tomb Drowning Sorrows Tavern Unknown  ♣1,675Solo/Casual ♦2,951Normal ♥3,109Hard ♠3,267Elite No
10 12 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣1,226Solo/Casual ♦2,152Normal ♥2,260Hard ♠2,368Elite No
5 / 20 12 Phiarlan Carnival House Phiarlan Unknown  ♣1,596Solo/Casual ♦3,086Normal ♥3,300Hard ♠3,513Elite
 ♣10,385Epic Casual ♦17,917Epic Normal ♥18,525Epic Hard ♠19,133Epic Elite
Both
6 12 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣687Solo/Casual ♦1,220Normal ♥1,294Hard ♠1,369Elite No
6 12 Free Bogwater Tavern Unknown  ♣463Solo/Casual ♦820Normal ♥868Hard ♠916Elite No
2 12 Free The Leaky Dinghy Shir Clowenks d'Phiarlan  ♣540Solo/Casual ♦980Normal ♥1,060Hard ♠1,140Elite No
5 / 20 12 Phiarlan Carnival House Phiarlan Unknown  ♣1,475Solo/Casual ♦2,640Normal ♥2,822Hard ♠3,003Elite
 ♣8,860Epic Casual ♦15,284Epic Normal ♥15,801Epic Hard ♠16,318Epic Elite
Both
6 12 Tangleroot Gorge Tangleroot Gorge Unknown  ♣726Solo/Casual ♦1,290Normal ♥1,369Hard ♠1,448Elite No
6 12 Free Bogwater Tavern Unknown  ♣368Solo/Casual ♦650Normal ♥686Hard ♠723Elite No
11 15 Demon Sands House Phiarlan Iosynne d'Phiarlan  ♣1,615Solo/Casual ♦2,980Normal ♥3,123Hard ♠3,268Elite No
9 15 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣2,553Solo/Casual ♦4,535Normal ♥4,762Hard ♠4,989Elite No
8 15 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣1,692Solo/Casual ♦2,990Normal ♥3,160Hard ♠3,330Elite No
7 18 Free House Phiarlan Coralay d'Phiarlan  ♣2,220Solo/Casual ♦3,940Normal ♥4,180Hard ♠4,420Elite No
10 18 Ruins of Threnal Ruins of Threnal Unknown  ♣2,570Solo/Casual ♦4,512Normal ♥4,747Hard ♠4,963Elite No
11 18 Free House Phiarlan Eriephaus d'Phiarlan  ♣2,112Solo/Casual ♦3,700Normal ♥3,880Hard ♠4,060Elite No
Total 32
Quests
375
Total favor
7
Free
4
Epic