Other Important House Members

Duke Llewellyn, Head of the Stephenson-Helgram Branch and House Master at Arms

Duke Llewellyn

Eldest son of the late Duke Stephen and his wife Shevaun, who became head of the Stephenson-Helgram branch when his father was killed by Caine Rilgason. Llewellyn is a highly skilled warrior, who was trained by his father from a young age. He accompanied Stephen on his last mission, and saw his father die, but did successfully rescue the girl they went to save, although he’s never really forgiven her for being the cause of his father’s death. He took over as Master at Arms with the agreement of Grand Duke Graham junior, and has performed his duties well. However, he has a harder edge than his father, which occasionally comes out when one of his students is being particularly clueless. To this day, he has a deep and abiding hatred of Caine Rilgason, and has sworn vendetta against him.

He spends a lot of time co-operating with Warmistress Joan and they work well together.

His younger brother, Jerome, works with the Helgram military.

Llewellyn is married to Iuliana Hendrake, and they have three children: Maximilan (31), Hester (29) and Michael (27).

Duke Arran, Head of the Harrison-Helgram Branch

Duke Arran

Arran is the eldest son of the late Henry Helgram and his wife Johanna Hendrake. From an early age, it was obvious that while Arran had some magical aptitude, it was his ability to shapeshift that was exceptional. As a result, he studied both at the Helgram Academy, and also in the Hendrake Battle School.

While he has a reasonable grasp of tactics, he is more interested in the physical side of the martial skills. As a result, he works closely with his cousin Llewellyn, working on hand-to-hand and self-defence training from an unarmed combat point of view, while Llewellyn deals with weapons training.

Cíaran Richardson-Helgram, Lord Chamberlain

Cíaran is a younger son of Duke Richard, the historian. Richard fostered him with the Court of King Swayvill, where he served as a page. However, somehow he fell foul of the King’s then apprentice, Lucian, and ended up returning to House Helgram in semi-disgrace. His father decided it would be best if he left Chaos for a while, and he was sent into Shadow, and found a position as a junior scribe in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. He made his mark there, and learned a great deal about how a Royal Household should work. Eventually, the dust settled back in Thelbane, and he returned home, where he was appointed as Lord Chamberlain and Head of the Royal Household in Helgram Palace, as well as serving on Graham’s Privy Council. Grand Duke Ian has seen no reason to change this appointment.

Mikel Daveth-Helgram, Lord Chancellor

Mikel is a son of Duke Daveth with Helena Sawall, and is half-brother to Daveth’s daughter Elowen. He grew up in House Helgram, doing well as a sorcerer, but also showing a flair for admin and politics. After he walked the Logrus, he travelled in Shadow for some years, before returning to work within King Swayvill’s Court for a while, making contacts and gaining experience of high level government and administration. He returned to House Helgram when his grandfather died, and made himself available to Duke Graham Junior, who took note of his experience within Swayvill’s Court, and appointed him to run the Helgram bureaucracy and administration, in co-ordination with Duchess Rosemary. He has one son, Rory, who is an excellent magician in his own right.

David Matheson-Helgram, House Treasurer

David is the son of Duchess Matilda, and has a Chanicut father. He was initially brought up within his father’s House. However, it soon became clear that while he’d inherited the Chanicut financial acumen, in him it was more focused towards fiscal responsibility, rather than naked acquisition. This made him unpopular with certain elements of Chanicut, and eventually he returned to his mother’s House, and began working in the House Treasury. He became House Treasurer about 150 years ago.

As Treasurer, he is responsible for watching House spending and budgets with an eagle eye, and making sure that the Helgram Inc doesn’t run at a loss, despite the Grand Duke’s efforts to work his way through the House coffers.

Janina Helegram, House Chief Counsel

Janina is the daughter of Duchess Marguerita and her former husband, Mayur Caradoc (a post-Oberon son of Duchess Cymnea). From an early age, she showed an interest in House law, and after graduating from the Helgram Academy, she attended the Thelbane College of Jurisprudence. She spent some years practising law in Thelbane, but was asked to return to House Helgram by Duchess Clarissa, as the House began planning its response to Amber hostility in Chaos Shadow, in the early stages of the War Between the Powers. After the War, she was appointed as House Chief Counsel by then-Grand Duke Bleys.

Lindsay Eleanor Helgram, House Commercial Director

Working closely with the House Treasurer, Linsday is responsible for co-ordinating all of House Helgram’s internal and external financial endeavours: keeping an eye on manufacturing, looking for good trading opportunities, and investing the House coffers wisely. She is the daughter of Eleanor, and inherited her mother’s people skills, but decided to put them towards commerce and the financial benefit of the House.

While she was in the Upper House of the Academy, she was interning on a trading delegation in Shadow when they were attacked by Caine Rilgason. Her mentor, Pieter Richardson-Helgram, managed to get word back to the House before being killed, and a rescue mission was launched. Lindsay and one other member of the delegation were rescued, but the other four were murdered, along with Duke Stephen. Since that time, she has had a difficult relationship with Stephen’s son Llewellyn, who blames her for his father’s death.

She recovered from her injuries, and returned to her studies, and eventually went on to work in her chosen fields. She has degrees in economics, market forces and Thelbane commercial law.

Sandro Harrison-Helgram, Director of the Helgram Institute for Magic and Science

Helgram practitioners have long been at the forefront of arcane ability within the Courts of Chaos, but to stay ahead involves constant research and work to improve existing Powers and other arcane abilities.  Sandro Harrison-Helgram is the third son of the late Duke Henry.

Sandro specialised in Conjuration and Mech-Tech magic at the Helgram Academy. After graduating, he travelled around the Black Zone, researching how other lands dealt with magic, technology and cominding the two. He also became very experienced at identifying different underlying Shadow conditions. When he returned to the House, he joined the Institute of Magic, but was often sent out to learn more about potential cross-Shadow differences, so they could be replicated within the IMS-Ways. As such, he was one of the early proponents of adding “Science” to the Institute’s title, and was appointed as the first Director of Science when the Institute finally decided to listen to him.

During the War Between the Powers, his duties were extended such that he travelled up and down the Black Road, furthering his research in comparative Shadow dynamics. He had a number of narrow escapes during that time, but always returned to the House, albeit often battered and bruised.

He was appointed Director of the Institute of Magic by Grand Duke Bleys, after the War Between the Powers, since when he has expanded its remit from just Magic to include Science and Technology as well.

Erick Stephenson-Helgram, Director of the Institute of Science

Jae Daveth-Helgram, Director of the Institute of Magic

Gwenith Eleanor Helgram, House Infirmarer

Gwenith is the daughter of Duchess Eleanor. Where her mother’s skill is with people, and getting them to do what she wants, in Gwenith it has come out more as empathy, and an innate ability to heal. After walking the Logrus, she travelled extensively in Shadow, learning a variety of healing techniques in a number of different tech levels. She is very capable both as a magical healer, and using shape shifting.

In her role as House Infirmarer, she is effectively the Chief Medical Officer for House Helgram, running the main Helgram hospital/infirmary, and she and her staff see to the health and wellbeing of the House.

Elowen Daveth-Helgram, House Poisons Expert

Elowen is the elder of twin daughters of Duke Daveth and Emelie Hendrake. Her sister, Eithne, went missing during the run-up to the War Between the Powers, and is assumed to be dead. Elowen was something of an explorer in her youth, but thankfully didn’t suffer the fate of her sister during her travels in Shadow. Early in her youth, she developed an interest in poisons and their antidotes. As time passed, it became apparent that it was more than just an interest – it was more of an innate gift – and given the prevalence of Jesby poisons in the Courts, the House made sure that she was trained in the use of it. After she walked the Logrus, she spent a great deal of time in Shadow, learning more about her craft on many different worlds.

When she finally returned to House Helgram, its because somewhere in her travels she was pregnant, and she decided she wanted her child to be born in the House. As it turned out, she gave birth to twin boys, Jowan and Thorn. Since then she has worked closely with boththe Institute for Magic and Science and the Helgram Infirmary, splitting her time roughly 66/33% between them.

She is married to Bernardo, son of Duchess Marguerita, with whom she has a daughter, Morwenna, and another son called Grrlson.

Dhugal Helgram, Keeper of the Lineage

Dhugal is the son of Clarissa’s younger sister, Duchess Florence. He became fascinated with the family, and genealogy at a young age, and studied both magical and mundane healing and genetics at the Helgram Academy. He became the Keeper of the Lineage quite some time ago. His position deals with the far from minor job of keeping track of Helgram genealogy, and also functions to award and keep track of the heraldry of the individual members of the House. He works closely with Myron Edwardson-Helgram, who teaches law, politics and genealogy at the Helgram Academy.

Jowan Daveth-Helgram, House Representative in the Black Zone

Duke Jowan

Jowan is the grandson of Duke Daveth and Emelie Hendrake. Jowan was educated in Shadow, rather than at the Helgram Academy, but since he returned to the Courts he has been very involved in promoting Helgram interests. He was appointed as the Helgram Agent in the Black Zone shortly after the end of the War Between the Powers. For further details, please see the section on the Zócalo.

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