The Price of Generosity
The Vanliefs are one of the most wealthy family in Axis. They, like the Hightowers strive for having the most influence in the city and in the Dragon Empire. They control many of the finest blade craftsmen in Axis, and have strong ties to several elvish families in Concord, where they employ many blacksmiths.
The picture of responsibility and prestige, they host many balls and social gatherings to promote the status of their family name and the image of their product. They also back several of the most elite gladiators which promote their products in the arena against other families’ champions in a kind of proxy war for the most prestige, honor, and best equipment money can buy in Axis.