|One of the four High Houses of Ishgard, headed by Count Baurendouin de Haillenarte. Though one of the four most powerful families in the city-state, the house has fallen considerably behind the other three in terms of influence and respect due to the loss of both the Stone and Steel Vigils, as well as constant accusations of heresy.  Nevertheless, they remain the steadfast friends of House Fortemps. The house is responsible for the protection of Skyfire Locks and the Monument Tower, as well as the oversight of the Skysteel Manufactory, which produces ballistae, cannons, and, more recently, magitek-inspired creations based on technical innovations by the Garlond Ironworks.. The house is also responsible for the protection and development of Camp Cloudtop, though even those stationed there admit that it is busywork for those unsuited for more dangerous tasks.