The Ardrtiche (Ard-Rah-teesh) family is a martriarchal household comprised of members from the Fall and Lagos families.

Led by Lady Esther and Lord Tursq, they are responsible for the manufacture and sale of arms and armour for the kingdom at large through ArdraArms and Tursq's Skunkworks.

Funded primarily by the Saxburgs (still their biggest customer!) they remain in alliance with the prince and seek to protect the current lingeage despite recent events.

They sell to distant contractors and countries, through proxies who visit the mountain range twice a month.