The Gryphonheart dynasty was the Human ruling family of the kingdom of Erathia on the planet of Enroth. The Gryphonheart bloodline stretches as far back as the centuries immediately following the Silence, and its familial crest is the Griffin, which was also emblazoned on Erathia's flag.
Its earliest known ancestor is King Rion Gryphonheart, a Knight who served the Empire of Bracaduun and later founded the Erathian kingdom. The Gryphonheart lineage is also traceable back to Tarnum, whose sister, wholly unbeknownst to the common folk of Antagarich, was Rion's wife. The Gryphonhearts most commonly had red hair, a trait inherited from their maternal ancestor.
With very few exceptions, the Gryphonhearts exclusively ruled Erathia up until its destruction during the Reckoning. It is plausible that Gryphonheart was not originally a surname, but a title given to Rion for his armies' taming of the Griffins following the fall of Bracaduun. The last Gryphonheart ruler of Erathia was Nicolas Gryphonheart, while the last Queen was his daughter, Catherine Ironfist.
Known individuals with Gryphonheart blood include:
- Aaron Gryphonheart IV
- Allison Gryphonheart
- Beatrice Gryphonheart
- Catherine Ironfist, née Gryphonheart
- Nicolai Ironfist
- David Gryphonheart IV
- Mad King Gryphonheart
- Nicolas Gryphonheart
- Niven Gryphonheart
- Rion Gryphonheart (King Gryphonheart the First)
- Terrance Gryphonheart