The ruling house of Sturmhalten, House Sturmvoraus is most likely one of the Fifty Families. The current generation is descended on the distaff side from Andronicus Valois, the original Storm King.

Castle Sturmvoraus

Castle Sturmvoraus, family seat, in Sturmhalten

Members of this family include Aaronev Wilhelm Sturmvoraus[1], Tarvek Sturmvoraus, and Anevka Sturmvoraus. Since the recent troubles in Sturmhalten, the only known survivor is Tarvek[2] (although Anevka's head may just be in need of a body).

The status of the Storm King in the popular imagination and Tarvek's occasional ostensible help to Agatha notwithstanding, the unremitting self-serving actions of this house's members (at least in the present narrative) place it, entire, firmly in the "Villains" category.

Unanswered Questions Edit

With Aaronev, Tarvek and Anevka all now dead (for certain given values of "dead" in Tarvek's case) for the past two and a half years, who, if anyone, has assumed the family title? And who is currently running things in Sturmhalten?

Possibly relevant outside information Edit

"Sturm voraus!" means "Storm ahead!" ("storm" is a noun, not an imperative verb).

See also Edit


  1. Notably, Aaronev Wilhelm is the sixth "Prince Aaronev" of this dynasty.
  2. Tarvek riding a tiger