|House of Alba|
|Rank||Major House, North Marches|
|Seat||Thornhaven, March of Blackthorn|
- 858 KR : Marriage of Bardos Alba (38) and Iona Baelyn (23)
- 859 KR : Birth of Daegan Alba
- 860 KR : Birth of Kyeran Alba
- 862 KR : Birth of Padryn Alba
- 863 KR : Birth of Reman Alba
As the House of Alba, or the House of the Oak in old Arness, was founded within the Barony of North Shield by a Ranger in service to the House of Bromwell . they chose the god Huran as their patron with a shrine to Amara as well.
See also: House of Alba/Tree
Casters are, to any Household, incredibly important. They are both military might and potentially a source of healing and comfort for their people. Though not all of the casters may be members of the family, those who serve are given special consideration and are often considered 'adopted members' due to their importance.
The House of Alba is a major force within the North Marches having thousands of men under their banners should they be called into service. Each march is lead by a trusted house - one that has served the family for generations. Aside from the Marches of the Barony, there are also many Knightholds throughout the area each controlled by a banner house loyal to the barony.
The collection of Banner Houses, each with their green banners are known as Oak Men.
|Marches of Briarwood|
|Eastwyck||Browin||House of Oakenthal||Troops / Grain|
|Evanyl||Ironstar Hold||House of Ironstar||Silver / Herbs|
|Blackthorn||Thornhaven||House of Alba|
|Southmarch||Willow Dale||House of Forester|
|Westreach||Westhall||House of Garner||Iron Deposits|
|Norwyd||Stonebury||House of Fletcher||Stone / Timber|
|Brendoak||Baelyn||"Noble in our Fury"||Fallcrest||South East|
|Eastlund||Tarly||"Here we Stand"||Barons Bridge||East Central|
|High Reaches||Bromwell||"Family First"||Highward||West|
|Midlund||Norello||"Right Conquers Might"||Kingsbridge||South Central|
|Northshield||Fenryk||"Never Alone"||Northhaven||North East|