High House War appeared as a House within the Deck of Dragons. It may not have been part of common sets of the Deck.[1]

In The BonehuntersEdit

After Y'Ghatan, Fiddler found among the items returned/given to him a Deck of Dragons. His statement of 'there's something called the House of War' as well as subsequent comments on individual cards seemed to indicate that the House was not part of the Deck of Dragons he was used to. Fiddler showed some of those new cards to those with him, Gesler, Stormy and Balm and told them that amongst other, he had doubts about the whole House of War. When Stormy drew attention to the style in which the cards were painted, the men came to the conclusion that apart from the card for the Guardians of the Dead, the other 'new' cards were likely painted by T'amber.[1]

These included the ranked card labeled "The Lords of War" depicting two wolves, one male and one female, flanking an unoccupied bone throne. Another called "The Hunter" showed Treach standing before the striped corpse of an old man with no hands. Fiddler recognised "Life Slayer" as Icarium with his horn bow and single-edged sword. Finally, there was "Death Slayer" showing a "squalid hut of skins and sticks, brazier coughing out smoke, a hooded thing inside the hut, broken limbed, shackles sunk into the earth." Fiddler, Gesler, and Stormy argued over whether the Crippled God could occupy two different positions at once.[1]

Fiddler later performed a reading with the new Deck and dealt the throne card for High House War, the Lord of Wolves, to Fist Keneb.[2]

Known positions in High House War and confirmed associated AscendantsEdit

Likely candidates for positions in High House WarEdit

Prominent Mortal Followers Edit


It was possible that High House War also contained a position for Champion. When Togg and Fanderay rescued the dying bull enkar'al in House of Chains they did so because of an "urgent need...for a champion".[4] It was unclear whether this signified a named position within the House (as other High Houses had designated Champions) or was merely a more ordinary title. When Fiddler named the positions within High House War in The Bonehunters, no mention was made of a Champion or any creature matching the description of the bull enkar'al.[2]

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