A family where women rule and men are only good for reproduction. If at all.
The current head of the family is Spinneret. Her daughter Aranea is determined to follow in her footsteps. Her niece Vriska is actually her brother’s bastard daughter. Spinneret decided to adopt her and make her family, giving her the family name. According to her, Vriska is the only good thing her brother was ever responsible for.
They live in the desert, but tend to visit the capital often. Aranea and Vriska made friends with the princesses, much to the Queen’s dismay.
It goes without saying that Serkets have no respect for the crown. Their fortune mainly increases thanks to piraty and the flourishing black market. If there would happen to be an uprising, the Serkets would be the first ones to fund it.
Spinneret lost her arm and eye in battle to a Pyrope, who she did manage to kill. She meant to overtake her soldiers, but the so called White Dragons remained loyal to the Pyrope family.
A common saying that is frequently mistaken for their house words is:
Trust no one.