The noble family Gillibran is one of the very few noble houses of Firetop. Relative newcomers originating from far Halak, they have not been welcomed with open arms by their peers or the city as a whole on account of their aloofness, strange habits and insufferable arrogance.
They dwelt in a large, custom-designed, dwarf-built mansion on Cherry Tree Drive in the finest region of the city. Duke Torlion and his wife had one son, Torlen. The Duke was a natural sorceror obcessed with black dragons, and had decided that his son would follow in his footsteps despite a penchant for personal combat. Extremely rich, the Duke made a series of extravagent donations to the Blackcloak Academy ensuring his son’s place there, whilst he himself spend more money furnishing a series of private magical laboratories in and around the city.
Although never exactly key players on the social scene, the entire family has recently dropped out of sight altogether. According to one penny dreadful poem written by a local bard, the Duke may have in fact been the recently slain dragon Darkhorn in disguise.