A House is one of Five Families that make up the majority of the Auroran Empire. There are five Houses in total – the Heraan, Moash, Dani, Tekel, and Vella. Each House has its on sector of Auroran space that it rules. Also, there is one House called the First Family, as it heads up all of the other Houses. The First Family is chosen normally by vote. Depending on the choices of the player during the course of the game, the Heraan House can become the First Family.