The Carstellans rose to power from a merchant house that successfully married in and eventualy made another house go extinct. Most of the Carstellans and very shrew businessfolk. Owning land and peasants is not as important as controlling monetary wealth and hiring the best to do for you. The Carstellans control Freeport and evrything from that city east to Lukrimar keep and North to the Andrall Forest and West to Stump Flat.
The Carstellan house was converted to vampires. Most of the house has fled Freeport. Maris Carstellan has fled and sought safety with House Pendrant in Jewelford.