House Griffonsheld was once a prominent noble house in the city of Tir Kitor. At least one of its members rose to the revered title of High Mage, and gave his life to defend the city from the rampaging primordial, Ty-h’kadi. After the fall of the city, the surviving members of House Griffonsheld emigrated to either Merithalar or the Feywild.
Griffonsheld Manor still stands, as do the crypts beneath it. The presence of demons and elementals in the city have stirred the dead in the crypts, and they will rise to defend the manor crypts if necessary. A number of the Griffonsheld spirits have even enlisted the aid of mortals, one presumably a descendant of House Griffonsheld, to put an end to the demonic menace.