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It was the morning of her first meeting with her husband-to-be and D'onne was as tense as a strung bow. Sleep had been elusive and she had spent much of the night studying the hereditary rolls of House Ko'iron. They revealed a house that was not exactly the brightest star in the Necromundan firmament.[3]

House Ko'iron (sometimes spelled Ko'Iron) is one of the seven Noble Houses of Necromunda's Hive Primus.

History

Ko'iron has a powerful female line, and in contrast to the other Patriarchal Noble Houses is led by a series of Matriarchs descended from the maternal line. Far from the most powerful Noble House, it maintains its position in the Spire from the ownership of several ramshackle Hive City manufactoria districts and a few choice off-world charters. Possibly as a result, many well-known Ko’irons are famous outside the House only for their political marriages to other Houses, and it is fitting that a gambling game is named after it: Ko’iron Six Card.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Ko'iron Contract

Nearly ten years ago House Delaque lost the lucrative Ko'iron Contract, severed all contact with the noble house on the sundering of this ancient deal and effectively stranding their agent Krelyn Delaque who had taken an oath to serve the Noble House while the Delaque-Ko'iron Contract was in effect.[2]

Famous Ko'irons

Notes


  • Published simultaneously, Survival Instinct (Novel) and Salvation (Novel) happen to contain contradictory details of the leadership of House Ko'iron.
  • Survival Instinct is based around "Mad" D'onne Ulanti's brush with her past, when she had been betrothed to Count Marneus Ko'iron, the then-heir of Ko'iron, going into a little detail on the House.[Needs Citation]
    • The original source (the Necromunda: Outlanders rulebook) only says that her husband-to-be was called Count Ko'iron, without hinting at status (beyond the seemingly mid-rank title).[Needs Citation]
  • Salvation is based inside House Ko'iron and on Curator Zefer Tyranus's quest for the Noble House in the Underhive. It concentrates on the House in much more detail.[Needs Citation]
  • Neither novel uses the conventional title "Lord" for the leader of the House (which is only matched by the House Orlock history's mention of "Lady Ko'iron" (Brassis Diene Ko'iron), published in 2003).

Sources

Uncited