The Sespech Estate
The seat of House Sespech, referred to among house members simply as “the Estate,” is a labyrinthine holding roughly three-quarters of a day’s journey from Ladona. It is a collection of Dysian buildings and newer construction, replete with many mausoleums and crypts. The estate dates back to the Katerakoi, a Dysian family reputed to have been one part ritual morticians and psychopomps, one part death cult. It is rather easy for visitors to lose their way within the shadowy galleries, secret passages and underground vaults.
The Estate is mostly occupied by ordinary Sespech men and women, and is as much a school for the study of the House’s sciences and arts (and Arts) as it is a family abode. The various adepts of the House tend to choose living quarters and workshops below ground, with the shadow mages claiming the galleries of the northern portion, and the necromancers the more sepulchral structures that extend along the southern reaches. In the center stands the Tuo Tenumbar, a tower that extends as far down as it does up. This building is the domain of the Sespech Grandfather or Grandmother, and houses many secrets known only to those who’ve held the rank.