House Varulus has always been powerful and well liked (overall). Almost always larger than life they have been heroes in many stories. But the life expectancy of heroes finally caught up to them. The house is all but dead as almost all people of Varulus blood have another house with a stronger claim to them. Only Aldin is unclaimed by another house. Most suppose there is a long line of bastards who still share Varulus blood, but Varulus bastards have no way of claiming legitimacy.