House Shom, the leading trade faction in the city of Nibenay, is an old and corrupt house. Perhaps the decadent atmosphere of Nibenay has affected house Shom’s rulers, making them strange and merciless. Perhaps centuries of sybaritic luxuries have dulled their minds and convinced them that any road to profit is acceptable. Regardless, the ancient rulers of House Shom have drifted far from their house’s humble beginnings. They now dream on in oblivion, while their house grows old and inhuman and crumbles around them.
It is said that the younger generations of House Shom have come to realise that, without swift action, their dynasty is doomed. It remains to be seen if they can galvanise themselves in time, or if Shom is destined to go the way of any number of other houses that are now no more than dust and memories beneath the dark sun. The house is nominally headed by Giovvo Shom and trades primarily in obsidian, rice, water, and wood, with a thriving minor trade in local art and weapons.