|“||A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.||”|
The House of Thorn is an extremely wealthy, powerful and noble English house. Though once a family of blood purity, in recent generations, the purity of the house now recognises many notable half-blood members. Of both English and French origin, the Thorn family has historical familial ties all across modern-day Europe and takes great pride in their history, wealth and nobility.
The house is led by its current reigning matriarch, the indomitable Pandora Thorn, also nicknamed the Queen of Thorns. In her union with the Walker family, she took on the title as the Duchess of Marseille and the Marchioness of Mayfair, which gave Pandora authority as a noble of both the English and French societies. The House of Thorn is now known for its marital connections with other great houses, such as the House of Antebellum and the House of Dusseau de Lacroix, though they're also known for their significant friendship and later marital ties with the famous Potter family. At some point in the recent history of the House of Thorn, the family secret that had been hidden to the public for generations became unveiled, of many of the female family members being of a half-breed nature, between the Mermaid and Siren species, that contributed largely to a great deal of influence and control they hold today.
The Thorn sigil is a golden rose with hidden thorns appearing through the petals, used to represent their wealth and calculating nature, on a pale green field, to represent fertility and nature.
- "De plus en plus forte."
- —The family motto, translating to 'Growing Strong'
The Thorn family's overall disposition is adequately represented by their sigil of a rose. The beauty of a rose often disguises the reality that it has thorns. Though the Thorns do their best to be just and fair, their benevolent demeanour serves to lull their enemies into thinking they are utterly beholden to honourable conduct. In reality, the Thorns are cunning in politics and intrigue, though choose a subtle approach to achieving their goals and ambitions. Thus they strike a pragmatic balance between honour and ruthlessness.
In the recent years of the Thorn family history, not only have they grown in status, wealth and power, but have gained a celebrated seat amongst the most respected magical families the wizarding world has to offer. The family matriarch, Pandora Thorn, has lead the Thorn family into the modern age. Whilst most pure-blood families are shown hate and disregard for their discriminative and prejudiced beliefs towards half-bloods and Muggle-borns, the Thorn family are adored by the magical community because of their seemingly good nature. Though behind their charitable and poised outer temperament, like the thorny rose, the Thorns are cunning and ruthless. And like a flower bending to the wind and to the sun, the Thorn family are nothing but if not flexible, taking advantage of every opportunity, and making the best of every situation. The Thorn family is considered a cross between the House of Antebellum and the Potter family. Like the Potters, they love each other and project a noble code of honour. Though when the Thorns case this code, it is a superficial facade. Like the Antebellums, they lead an inner life that is a very different story from the outer.
Overall, the House of Thorn represents fertility and prosperity, outer benevolence, pragmatic opportunism, flexible cunning, hidden strength, matriarchy, and family solidarity.
Relatives by marriage
- Dáhlia Gardener — wife of Harlen Thorn
- Catarina Moltravinos — wife of Alester Thorn
- Lilith Romanova — wife of Caius Thorn
- Barclay Kent — husband of Althea Thorn
- Kristian Walker — husband of Pandora Thorn
- Genevieve Rooney — wife of Yves-Thierry Thorn
- Filip Antebellum — husband of Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)
- Ivan von Marburg — husband of Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)
- Jonathan Knight — husband of Savannah Thorn
- John-Paul Constance — husband of Tigris Constance (née Thorn)
- Joseph Volkov — husband of Mariella Volkov (née Thorn)
- James Peltier — husband of Maisie Thorn
- Joel Glicker — husband of Wednesday Peltier-Thorn
- Ahern Buckland — former husband of Marcia Buckland (née Thorn)
|Alchemy Finnigan||Daughter of Seraphine Finnigan|
|Louis Antebellum||Son of Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Phoebe von Marburg||Daughter of Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)|
|Ariadne Finnigan||Daughter of Seraphine Finnigan|
|Regina Antebellum||Paternal grandmother was Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Marina Bicondova (née von Marburg)||Maternal grandmother is Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)|
|Grace Luciano (née Antebellum)||Paternal grandmother was Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Morwenna Cochláin (née Finnigan)||Maternal grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Adam Bicondova||Maternal great-grandmother is Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)|
|Riyadh Cochláin||Maternal great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Saoirse Hewitt (née Cochláin)||Maternal great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Lucretia Devolle||Maternal great-grandmother was Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Jesús Cochláin||Maternal great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Heather Theron (née de Antebellum Laurentis)||Maternal great-grandmother was Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Macklyn Cochláin||Maternal great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Daedalus Cochláin||Maternal great-great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Nyx Theron||Maternal great-great-grandmother was Yvaine Antebellum (née Thorn)|
|Miho Matsumura||Adoptive paternal great-great-grandmother was Seraphine Finnigan|
|Alanis Dusseau de Lacroix (née Bicondova)||Maternal great-great-grandmother is Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)|
|Genevieve Dusseau de Lacroix||Maternal great-great-great-grandmother is Veronica von Marburg (née Thorn)|
The representations of the sigil vary the intensity of the green in the clothing that the Thorn family members wear. Paler versions sometimes suggest that they're trying to underplay their greedy nature in favour of a generous, kind reputation. In the beginning, they are often seen muting the colours of their garments, sporting an understated teal in place of a true green. However, as their level of influence, power and affluence spreads, the Thorns start showing off their true colours.
The surname Thorn derives from an English and Danish background. It is a topographic name for someone who lived by a thorn bush or hedge (Old English, Old Norse þorn).