A Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Often known as the house of sin, the noble House Auriferous is no stranger to scandal, debauchery, and suspicion. It is best recognized by its distinctive Lord and Lady, Alexander and Vanessa who are tieflings. While many scholars of the Temple District are well aware that the sordid genesis of the tiefling race is not an indication of an individual member’s morality, the members of the ignominious house have done little to sweep away such rumors amongst the commoners of Ahk-Shakar.
Rumors circulate freely about the masquerades and banquets held by the noble house and even more circulate about the activities that follow such festivities that requires extreme indiscretion from any guest fortunate enough to attend them. Far more malicious are the rumors that the house was somehow involved in the Great Conflagration years ago and the “miraculous” riches attained by the house as a result.