Five generations ago, an enterprising merchant amassed enough wealth through the spice trade to elevate his family to the nobility, thus founding the Noble House Fremen. To this day, House Fremen still has a monopoly on one of the rarest spices on the continent, called mèlange, used as a powerful catalyst for divine and arcane rituals. Subsequent generations have parlayed the wealth from the spice into various other profitable ventures. Though looked down upon by some of the older Noble Houses due to its mercantile associations, House Fremen still wields a not insignificant amount of political power due to its huge monetary reserves and monopoly on the spice.
The current patriarch of the House, Lord Tabrir, is well-versed in both business negotiations and courtly machinations. Not a man to be trifled with, he makes sure that any threat to the security and reputation of the House is dealt with swiftly and severely.