The D’Ambergias (dam-BEAR-zhee-ah) are a House noted for both wealth and eccentricity. They are rather small as Great Houses go, with few holdings outside a rural estate in both Invicci and Strechone and a manor in Raspian. Their fortune has been made in rarities, some gathered from very far abroad. Rumor has it that the D’Ambergias have a number of adepts in their House, yet they show no sign of trying for the prestige that comes with being one of the Sorcerous Houses.
When the D’Ambergias take it into their heads to mingle with greater society, they are the center of an ecstatic rumormill. They are frequently so far on the forefront of fashion that no others have a chance of catching up — or any desire to. Mosquerio D’Ambergia was the talk of Raspian for an entire year thanks to his ever-escalating collection of outlandish hats. The 2719 Processional Feast held to celebrate the priseri twins Annellia and Israfina featured a menagerie including paired tawny owlbears that nearly mauled the then-favorite of Prince Bellostia. Gianetta D’Ambergia married a clockwork man, commissioned from the forges of House Bascho at great expense, in a public ceremony that she claimed was a protest against the dissipated character of the modern Rasennan man. (Tongues continued to wag when she quite failed to divorce the mechanism in the following years.) A D’Ambergia function is a great temptation for those in the upper crust — attendance is certain to provide one with tales that will be the envy of friends for years, but the D’Ambergias’ eccentricity can prove hazardous for those around them. Actually marrying into the house is something that only the genuinely brave, heedlessly mercenary or similarly eccentric would dare.
The D’Ambergia house color is yellow, worn in many shades from amber to cream, often accented lightly with white or pale purple. Unlike the scions of other Great Houses, few D’Ambergias put aside their house colors for more conservative wear, even at somber functions. Their house pin depicts a cluster of three daffodil flowers.