This is a retelling of the campaign that I host for my Symbaroum group. We have a slight twist to the formula and hopefully someone somewhere might derive sliver of inspiration from here.
Spoilers from the published adventures will be featured here.
The tradgedy of House Elgor
In the old days of Alberetor, one of the south most coastal duchies were governed by Elgor, a noble house closely connected to the diety Executioner. The capitol of the duchy, Holden, housed the young god's high temple, and his symbol was even featured on the family weapon. When prios was proclaimed the one true god and all others were to be cast aside, Elgor refused to abandon the executioner. Careful whispers of the Elgorian heretics could be heard both in the guarded council chambers down to the very muddy streets of the cities. Even so, it fell upon Elgor and their northern neighbor Vearra to defend this region of Alberetor in the great war.
During the final years of the war, while the Queen was still captured, a lengthy strategy from Elgor and Vearra was coming to it's final stages. The armies had purposefully led a slow retreat from the invading hordes. Perserving their own armies while cutting down as many invaders as possible in the process. Eventually baiting the dark lords into an ambush by leaving Elgor's infantry exposed, and then have Vearran cavalry ride them down in a surprise attack. However, Vearra witheld the attack, letting the undead hordes clash directly in to the Elgorian forces who had to put up a desperate fight for survival. It was not until the numbers started thinning and the death toll had climbed high that the heavy, earth shaking thumping of the cavalry could be heard. They rode in and trampled down infantry men and undead alike. Having betrayed house Elgor, Vearra remained as the only victor.
It was later declared that it was Elgor who had defected to side with the enemy and that the heroic house of Vearra had called upon the light of Prios to defeat them both. A story that the desperately zelaous people of Alberetor swallowed with few questions asked.
The duke and duchess of Elgor were both executed in Holden and most of their treasury and goods fell into the hands of Vearra as according to Alberian law. However, before the house died, a single seed was encapsulated and sent into the winds of tomorrow. A certain master Vernam of Holden's Ordo Magica chapter, arranged to smuggle out the young heiress and a selected few servants by boat and have them hidden somewhere deep in the Alberian remains.
TL;DR: House Elgor was declared heretics and betrayed by House Vearra who acquired all their wealth. The Elgorian heiress and a few of her servants were saved and hidden by Master Vernam.