Curse of the Crimson Throne
One of the first noble families to settle Korvosa, the Arkona Family is an old one. They are currently led by Glorio Arkona. Philanthropic and kind, Glorio has built a reputation among the common people as a shining ray of hope for the downtrodden and underprivileged. A strong opponent to the royalty, Glorio Arkona leads the other houses in their attempts to keep the monarchy balanced and fair in their judgement.
House Arkona is one of the most powerful noble families in the former Chelish colony of Korvosa. Unlike most other families of that town, members of the Arkona family live only in Varisia.
Although an old family that predates even the founding of the Cheliax, by 4458 AR House Arkona had sunk into poverty. Lord Garath Arkona of Korvosa and his sociable brother and adviser Jenkson Arkona, in the caravel “Reprieve”, set sail for distant and exotic Vudra. The shipment they brought back returned House Arkona to a place of prominence in the nobility. Overnight, the much-derided house went from among the poorest noble families to second only to House Jeggare in wealth.