The Five Houses is a collective term for the five groupings of noble families found in the world of Temma:

  1. White Dragon
  2. Hawk
  3. Iron Moon
  4. Karr
  5. Temmeus

It should be noted that a noble, a member of a family from a certain house, is not necessarily related to another noble from a family from the same house.

Within a house, a certain noble's family might be held in higher esteem, or be a part of the main branch of that house, and so have higher status, than another noble's family.