Of Kings and Men
The Craft Houses
“Craft houses are the noble families that rule over the townships and cities of the lands of a Clan. While in most Clans this is restricted to providing their Leige with tax money, town levies and equipment, in the Clans of Tiressea, they usually have more autonomy and are given a greater influence over their territory.
Most often, the subjects of a Craft House are hundreds of apprentices and craftsmen of related fields. One large city, for example, may contain a dozen or more Craft Houses, each controlling a part of the production. One house may control the making of armour while another will content itself with iron extraction and yet another house may be interested only in wood-cutting.
The greatest craft houses have hundreds of years of experience and their subjects work like an unstoppable force of nature, producing materials and equipment at exceptional rates."