Curse of the Crimson Throne
House Porphyria was sworn to House Thrune in Cheliax, Chadris Porphyria came to Korvosa during the Cheliax Civil War in order to compete against House Arabasti. Though both families support the rebellion of House Thrune, only one noble title was promised creating a competition between the two families. Unfortunately for Chadris, he died suddenly at a rally in his support and his family’s best chance at aristocracy died with him.
More than 50 years later, the Porphyria family finally got its revenge when the unpopular Arabasti king, Cardraith died unexpectedly. Chadris III took Korvosa’s throne, though his reign proved to be even more unpopular then that of his predecessor’s and after six years he was forced to step down from the throne when Queen Domina arrived in Korvosa to claim the throne back in the name of House Arabasti.
House Porphyria left Korvosa and returned to Cheliax where they serve the monarchy as a loyal and wealthy merchant family. They reconciled with House Arabasti and founded a mercantile company that has branches as far as Korvosa, though no Porphyria members ever travel to the city, even on a temporary basis.