The house that controls the slave trade, Grontos has the largest land-holdings, but little to show for it. Controlling the untamed wilderness east of the Seleran mountain range, most Grontos land is wet, monster-packed, and disease-ridden. They have failed every attempt to establish a large city, and are largely dependent on Juder for protection. For this reason, even though the slave trade is a profitable one, Grontos’ overhead cost makes it one of the poorer houses. Usually, they deal in Lizardfolk, Goblins, Wild Elves, or in some cases Orcs sent in by Akheta. They hate the Varden with an undying passion, and offer standing bounties for anyone who brings a confirmed member in. The Grontos family is eager for better land holdings, and the only house they acknowledge as a friend is Juder, which makes other houses suspicious of them, and them suspicious in turn. Still, they keep their monopoly on the slave trade, and stay rich enough to be considered one of the major houses, though sometimes not by much.
In the Civil War, Grontos was the only house to side with Terrak. It wasn’t a surprising move, as the empire (which had conquered their land) was doing a fine job of keeping order of it. In fact, even the modern Juderan protection pales in comparison. Still, Juder’s protection has ended their harsh feelings toward them, and even made the two houses allies. However, Grontos is filled with hatred for House Raekon, both for the war a hundred years ago, and for envy at their success.