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Aldmeri Great Houses


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Are there any Aldmeri Great Families?

I would like to make the suggestion we create ~3 here, limited to three last names...not mandatory, but a suggestion. A guild will have a limitation on the number of players, but a family that had it's inception on a forum...could have thousands. Plus, we would all have some connection to the point of origin.

More people than not do not care as much about the last name...
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The term "houses" is used mainly for Dunmer. It was natural transition for the nomadic chimer to transform into houses throughout time. Aldmeri are different and have different social structure. They have been around far earlier than anybody else and therefore their society cannot be divided into menial groups. They look at themselves as "whole" Aldmeri race. You may look up the house of King Hidellith of Alinor if you're interested:)


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I did spend some time researching this, and there are definitely families of some sort of hierarchy, but you are indeed correct, there is nothing like the Great Houses of the Morrowind.

It is also interesting to note that the Psjiic Order viewed the development of powerful families as a corruption, and especially in matters of worship- where the people "turned away from the natural religion and the veneration of their ancestors, and began to worship the ancestors of their 'betters.' " The Psjiics even appear to have opposed the worship of Auri-el.

So the word "House" is a misnomer. But a hierarchy does appear to exist on the Summerset Isles- just not as formal, rigid, or quite as closed as the Dunmer.



http://www.imperial-library.info/content...m-dirennis

http://www.imperial-library.info/content...ijic-order
This post was last modified: February 16th 2014, 04:19 PM by Alter-Mosaicus
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