Born in Darkness
House Veritan was formerly a Great House in the human civilization roughly 1,000 years ago. They were responsible for building the Waygates, though they were only in use for a relatively short time, as the House fell 3 generations after their construction, and the Gates quickly became useless.
The reasons for the sudden death of all of the members of House Veritan was a matter of much debate in scholarly circles for some time. It was commonly believed that another House did the deed in order to control the Waygates. Recently, however, the PCs discovered the journal of Lord Banis himself, and it tells a very different story.