The Lost Seas
House Stel is the most powerful Urikite merchant house. A militaristic and wealthy house, Stel is quick to move to war when economically threatened by other houses. Masters of the Urikite obsidian trade based in Makla, House Stel is also the only non-Tyrian merchant house with a significant stake in the Tyrian iron trade (though their portion is still miniscule compared to House Vordon’s).
Stel’s outpost near Tyr is the heavily-protected Fort Iron, a day’s travel from Silver Spring. As it is closer to Tyr than it is to Urik, it serves as a symbol of Urik’s power and has continued to trade slaves even as the Crimson Legion roots out slaver groups nearby.
Emblem: Two black scimitars crossed on a white field
Trade specialties: Obsidian, iron, slaves, and halfling crafts (such as feathers, gems, and artwork)
Emporium locations: Major emporia in Urik, Draj, Raam, and Balic; smaller offices are located in Gulg, Nibenay, and Tyr.