Living apart from the people they rule, the nobles of al-Marik are the least accessible and most rarely encountered of all the Houses. They keep an air of distance about them and speak in elegant metaphors that only other al-Marik can understand.
House al-Marik maintains strong ties with the Merchant League, and there are rumors that it bought its position as a Royal House from its banking and trade interests. Nonetheless, House al-Marik can usually count on League support in its ventures, and their mansions are filled with technological wonders. Some even carry personal think machines, which they cryptically call ‘computers’.