[#][F] Eric Minton - 10/9/2017
Originally posted by glamourweaver View Post

Would any Nellens by RY 768 not be descended from the Empress via their patrilineal links to other Houses?
The 3e timeline puts Nellens as the next-youngest Great House after V'neef (founded in RY 590), so there are probably a few.descendants of Nellens-patrician and Nellens-outcaste marriages who don't have a blood connection to the Empress. As a general rule, though, your point stands; centuries of intermarriage have given the overwhelming majority of Dynasts a blood connection to the Empress, with only a bare handful of exceptions.