The Verion family is the ruling noble family of Blackstone. The line of Verion has a long history, stemming from Kaiser Raynor I of Shireroth from the paternal side. Progenitor of the seperate Verion line is the Elfinshi prince Elu Verion. The Verions originally were a pure Elfinshi family, but after its rise to prominence, strategic marriages have changed that. The current head of the family, Ludovic Verion, is of Elw, Babkhi, Elfinshi, Batavian, and Norse descent. The Verions are the founding family of the Lordship of Blackrock, having been exiled from their native Shireroth. They control much of public and political life on the island.
The Abano family is one of the oldest residing families of the Island. The family became prominent under Batavian rule where they held the position of Mayor of Medici for almost a century. The Abano's arrived on Blackstone as merchants and soon became a wealthy family. Their political influence did however not extent beyond the island and they became impoverished when the economy of the Kingdom of Batavia stagnated. The return of the mercantile trade in the past years has lead to a re-emergence of the Abano family. Current head Nicolas Abano serves as Warden of Medici.
House Casterly was one of the first houses to declare allegiance to the Verion family, and were rewarded for their loyalty by receiving the Wardenship of the City of Blackstone. Progenitor William Casterly was a Brettish immigrant, from the county of Norfolk. He grew up in a poor family as the son of a farmer. When moved to Blackstone, Casterly became an architect and designed the ingenious canals and irrigation system. Casterly was rewarded for his work by being made a member of the Council of Ten. Williams grandson, Henry Casterly is the current Warden of the City of Blackstone.
The Drogion's are one of the more peculiar families of Blackstone. They originate from Southern Elwynn, where their ancestors served as soldiers under the Duke Ardashir II. After moving to Blackstone, they built a rather grim fortress on the Isle of the Dead, given this name because of the brutal way in which the Drogions disposed with rebelling Batavian forces. The Drogion family have made their fortune by using the island as a cemetery for the residents of Blackstone. Ludovic Verion named patriarch Melchior Drogion Warden of the Isle of the Dead, because he didn't really have a choice.
Probably the most infamous noble house in Blackstone is House Lewis. The family was brought to the island by Aullaris Lewis, the son of the famous Icebearian rebel and kamikaze pilot, Jack Lewis. Like his father, Lewis was a devout member of the Holy Church of the Divine Icebear and one of his first actions was to set up an Icebearian temple in central Blackstone. Historically, there have always been strong ties between the Verion and the Lewis families, so it wasn't much of a suprise when Aullaris, now 101 years old, was awarded the title of Warden of Port Verion.