- “Do you believe in destiny? That even the law of time could be broken for a single terrible purpose?”
- — Duchess Lenore Valetta
House Valetta is a major noble house and political faction in Capital, the capital city of Rioja. House Valetta was until recently (within the last 10 years) led by Duke Maximo. When the Duke died, his wife, Duchess Lenore, performed a ritual of desecration in an attempt to resurrect him using this Codex Mortis. This failed, and the resulting blast of necrotic energy turned her and an entire section of the city into undead.
Agents and Assets of House Valetta
- The Undead Order - Officers of the law, referred to by Matt as the "Death Knight FBI"
- The Revenant Men - Capital's tax collectors
- The Treasury