Dirge for Ammad
An ancient family of Shifters, House Daerat moved to Ammad long ago. Their business is in the trade of commodities, from grain and wood to ores and fuel. Since these markets have the unfortunate tendency to ebb and flow in profitability, there was a prolonged period of time when Daerat had fallen upon hard times. Investments went sour, and crops fallow. There were whispers of a curse, but louder mutters of treachery.
In the past century, however, House Daerat has regained much of its former glory. This is primarily due to a big gamble on part of the House leaders, who took a large part of the remaining monies that the House had, and invested it in coal mines. The mines, in the foothills approaching Nesari’s Bulwark from the south, have turned out to be extremely profitable. Now, using the proceeds from their mining operations, their warehouses are well stocked, and House Daerat once again trades with many cities.