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All we know for certain is that it was not before the 9th century when the family acquired enough land in the Serni Valley to be properly called "Serni", and they might have not had a surname before that. The original sigil of the House was a double-cross. First of his family to be called Lord of Serni was certain Curvegil Dúnedhel, who had made a fortune in the wars of Tarannon Falastur. However, in the records of Heren Requain, his name was written "Curvegil, 13th Lord Serni, also known as Dúnedhel, of brown hair and fair complexion". They prospered during the Ship-Kings by investing in ships and engaging in viticulture. Serni wineyards and their produce became hallmarks in their trade and standards against which every Lebennin wine was tested.
The Serni suffered during the age of Castamir for their unwillingness to take part in the Kin-Strife; but after all the leading houses of Lebennin (Lintoron, Miruvor, Alcarialë, Númendur) withdraw to Umbar and their possessions were confiscated by King Eldacar and his supporters, House Serni came on the top, and could present the new King a credible fiction of resistance to the Usurper. After 1450, the Serni became virtual rulers of Lebennin, and uncontested leaders of its Diet. They are known as shrewd politicians, self-satisfied, aloof and fiercely independent men.
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All we know for certain is that it was not before the 9th century when the family acquired enough land in the Serni Valley to be properly called "Serni", and they might have not had a surname before that. The original sigil of the House was a double-cross. First of his family to be called Lord of Serni was certain **Curvegil Dúnedhel**, who had made a fortune in the wars of Tarannon Falastur. They prospered during the Ship-Kings by investing in ships and engaging in viticulture. Serni wineyards and their produce became hallmarks in their trade and standards against which every Lebennin wine was tested.
The Serni suffered during the age of Castamir for their unwillingness to take part in the Kin-Strife; but after all the leading houses of Lebennin (Lintoron, Miruvor, Alcarialë, Númendur) withdraw to Umbar and their possessions were confiscated by King Eldacar and his supporters, House Serni came on the top, and could present the new King a credible fiction of resistance to the Usurper. After 1450, the Serni became virtual rulers of Lebennin, and uncontested leaders of its Diet.


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The Serni suffered during the age of Castamir for their unwillingness to take part in the Kin-Strife; but after all the leading houses of Lebennin (Lintoron, Miruvor, Alcarialë, Númendur) withdraw to Umbar and their possessions were confiscated by King Eldacar and his supporters, House Serni came on the top, and could present the new King a credible fiction of resistance to the Usurper. After 1450, the Serni became virtual rulers of Lebennin, and uncontested leaders of its Diet.
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The Serni suffered during the age of Castamir for they did not take part in the Kin-Strife; but after all the leading houses of Lebennin (Lintoron, Miruvor, Alcarialë, Númendur) withdraw to Umbar and their possessions were confiscated by King Eldacar and his supporters, House Serni came on the top, and could present the new King a credible fiction of resistance to the Usurper. After 1450, the Serni became virtual rulers of Lebennin, and uncontested leaders of its Diet.


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""<div class="strike" style="width: 300px;">House Serni</div>""@@//"The man who moves a mountain
begins by carrying away small stones"//@@>>======Serni======
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""<div class="strike" style="width: 300px;">House Serni</div>""@@//"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones"//@@>>======Serni======


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""<div class="strike" style="width: 300px;">House Serni</div>""@@//"The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones"//@@>>======Serni======
**Serni** (S. “Shingle, pebble bank”) is the richest and most influential noble family in [[Lebennin]] and one of the //Herenya// (Exalted), families who came from Númenor. In the rolls of [[HerenRequain Heren Requain]] they appear as bannermen of Anárion, but no one remembers how they came to dominate the fertile river valley in eastern Lebennin, stretching from the White Mountains to the Gilrain Bay, where they took their princely name. According to ancient inscriptions, founder of the house might have been a man named Kalazôr Ûriyat, who lived during the Last Alliance, which means that their original surname was "sun-and-moon" (//Ûriyat// in Adûnaic). But that name does not appear in the rolls of Heren Requain, and it is possible that this man is not related to the Great House at all.
All we know for certain is that it was not before the 9th century when the family acquired enough land in the Serni Valley to be properly called "Serni", and they might have not had a surname before that. The original sigil of the House was a double-cross. First of his family to be called Lord of Serni was certain **Curvegil Dúnedhel**, who had made a fortune in the wars of Tarannon Falastur. They prospered during the Ship-Kings by investing in ships and engaging in viticulture. Serni wineyards and their produce became hallmarks in their trade and standards against which every Lebennin wine was tested.
The Serni suffered during the age of Castamir for they did not take part in the Kin-Strife; but after all the leading houses of Lebennin (Lintoron, Miruvor, Alcarialë, Númendur) withdraw to Umbar and their possessions were confiscated by King Eldacar and his supporters, House Serni came on the top, and could present the new King a credible fiction of resistance to the Usurper. After 1450, the Serni became virtual rulers of Lebennin, and uncontested leaders of its Diet.
//Aratar herenya// **Restimar Serni**, 33th Lord Serni, Speaker and Councillor of Lebennin
//Hîr// **Soronto Serni** †, former Flag-Admiral
//Autherdir// **Vorondil Serni**, former commander of the Pelargir Garrison
**Othron**
Ivorwen
Lothwen
**Galenil Serni**, married to Arandur Dior, Steward of the Realm
//Hîratar// **Coravar Serni**, Count of Tir Serni
Corwen Serni Astirian †
Raimelin Serni Calimir
//Hîr// **Raimond Herenion Serni**, Governor of Lebennin
**Orodreth Serni**
Lossë Pallas Serni
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""<div class="strike" style="width: 300px;">House Rían</div>""@@//"Crowned in Glory,
Sovereign in Dignity"//@@>>======Rían======
**Rían** (S. “Gifted with crown”) is oldest and most influential among the exalted families of Ithilien, who came to Middle-earth from Númenor. They have ruled Ríanbar in Central Ithilien for sixteen centuries. The Great Family of Rían speaks for every Ithiliean noble in the Privy Council. They are as rich as Malréd, as lofty as Astirian, and only slightly less popular than the more martial Houses of Ithilien like Alagdor or Othnir.
Outspoken conservatives and traditionalists of undiluted Númenorean stock, they seem a bit out of place among the current meritocratic government. The Rian have nonetheless always managed to steer clear in the high seas of state politics. In 1447, during the later stages of the Kin-Strife, //Hîratar// **Adrahil** (34th Lord of Rian) staged a coup in Minas Ithil, stabbed his partner Steward Heruvorn to death and surrendered the city to King Eldacar without bloodshed. This sudden and unexpected show of political realism assured that the Great House of Rían retained its possessions and was not among those who withdraw to [[Umbar]] and were erased from the //[[HerenRequain Heren Requain]]//.
Family fortune has ebbed and flowed; but it has never beed modest. Current Rían assets, estimated to be worth of 900,000 gold crowns, include 14 manors between Laergaladrin and Poros river, the township of Ríanbar, sixty olive oil presses, six merchantmen and one man-of-war, and patronage of several manufactures and fishing industry in Ithilien.
The Great Plague nearly decimated the proud House: eight members of the ruling line died in 1635-1636, including the wise and amiable **Hostamir**, who was supposed inherit the lordship after his grandfather, **Angelimar** (36th Lord Rían). Now, the family is ruled with an iron fist by a matriarch, countess **Thanwen (Sondinwë) Rían**, daughter of Angelimar. The stubborn woman is beginning to show her age, but still occupies her seat and concedes little of her responsibilities to her relatives, whom she does not trust. Thanwen herself must be approached carefully, for she is an expert at political maneuvering and, believing a strong nobility to be of greater good to Gondor than a strong monarchy, she has acted as the spokeswoman for the Queen and his opposition to Tarondor.
Current heir to House Rian is her grand-nephew **Palammir Rian**, a //rochben// (knight) in the Royal Army, merchant, banker, scholar, writer and translator.
//Aratar herenya// **Angelimar Rían** †, 36th Lord Rían, count of Rianbar
//Hîril// **Sondinwë Rían**, 37th Lady Rían, countess of Rianbar
**Borommil Rían** †, magistrate of Minas Ithil
Heryn Faerilien Rían
Sulinwë Irien Rian
Mereniel Rían
Círien Rían †
Lindamel Rían
//Hîr// **Azalamir Rían** †, Warden of Ithilien
**Hostamir Rían**
**Palammir Rian**, knight of Gondor
Faerwen Rian
Egleriel Rían Maldring †
//Condir// Adrahil Rían †, Lord of Minas Ithil
//Condir// **Cimrion Rían** †, magistrate of Minas Ithil
//Hîr// **Ciramir Rían** †, Flag-Admiral of the Pelargir Fleet
//Hîr// **Findamir Rían**, Flag-Admiral of the Pelargir Fleet
**Aradan Rían** †
**Artamir Rían**, knight of Gondor
Irnil Rían Malréd
**Andril Rían** †
//Condir// **Faramir Rían** †, magistrate of Minas Ithil
//Hîr// **Malvegil Rían**, General of Infantry (retired)
Silmë Rían Elena
Ancalimë Rían
Nimrodel Rían Morvegil


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