"Well, now we have the time, I'll tell you about our families' histories. Back in the old days of the Empire, Cavenin was the outmost Eastern stretch of land they ever gained, apart from the islands and traders with the Eastern lands. The Empire had tried to gain contact, or even colonise the Far Eastern lands, but diplomatic actions proved only to reap war. Exactly 1769 years ago, the Easterners invaded what now is Cavenin. In that time, our ancient ancestor was a mere polemarchos in their army. The First encounter between both armies was relentless, and several large scale battles ensued. The Easterners appeared to be winning, and after several weeks of skirmishes, the main Vinngealosean force had to retreat. The first time in history they were ever beaten back! Since their uprising now 1894 years ago, they marched right through any army they encountered. The Vinngealosean cavalry was dispersed over a large amount of terrain, and the Easterners treated them as fallen and destroyed. Our ancestor however, led a small group of cavalry as a polemarchos. His superiors all died, and now he was left in command of the 2000 men large unit of heavy cavalry. This unit was dispersed and heavily beaten however, but through sheer genius and brilliant tactics, he reorganised the bunch of scattered men, and launched a destructive counterattack against the enemy army, completely wiping out their chain of command, by hitting their rear. The Vinngealosean army, now fighting an army led by mere field officers, completely wiped out the enemy forces. The young high king and commander of the army, after the old one had been slain, Aethan Arianti, rewarded our ancestor with a promotion to nobility. Due to sheer loyalty and sense of duty, Evandar Hawkins became a noble, and received the lands we still posses today. And most importantly, as a gift for his valour on the field of battle, he was given the hand of Isolla Arianti, the sister of Aethan, in marriage. That's when our families ties were created. Our family has been loyal to the death ever since then to the Vinngealosean high king, up untill the day of Aethelbert the mad King. He ruled Vinngealos with an iron fist, and was the main cause of the fall of the Old Empire. Under his rule, many innocent people were executed for crimes or sent to the wastes as punishment. Then, the Duchy of Civan separated itself. The mad King, infuriated by the disloyalty, gathered his forces to strike down the rebellion. At the same time, Asper rebelled, and Aethelbert the mad king raised taxes even more, causing his people to rebel everywhere. An upstanding general of the 3th legion rebelled aswell, and when he gathered his only loyal allies, the imperator of the 1st legion, he was murdered by his closest friend. Since that time, chaos has ruled in Vinngealos. Our family refused to remain loyal to the monstrous high king, and followed the Duchy of Civan. House Arianti remained in Vinngealos, and were a beacon of light in the raging storm of the self-destruction of the empire. Eventually, rest returned and hostilities ceased, sealed by the weak rule they had up untill recently. Now, Aedan is reclaimin the throne, as it was his families' 1769 years ago, the same year as when our family raised into nobility, thanks to him. We are honour-bound to help him, so we will."
~Count Tyvandor Hawkins, current leader of House Hawkins