House Sivis

This gnomish dragonmarked house uses the Mark of Scribing to facilitate communication, both through transcription and transmittal of information. The house seal bears the image of a cockatrice. Based in Sharn, the house has been lead by the cunning Doyenne Lysse Lyrriman for decades.

The work is divided mostly into the Notaries and Speakers guilds. The Notaries guild operate Aureon’s Press, which provides printing services, and the Hidden Word, a cryptography service used by individuals and governments. The Speakers guild concerns itself with the spoken form of communication. It hires out most of the barristers to Khorvaire’s courts. It also holds the monopoly on the speaking stone, a telegraphing device in use throughout most of the continent (as well as some foreign embassies).