Storms on Trajaras
The siridar-fief of Wallach VII was granted to Burseg-General Maximillian Banarc during the sixth millennium, some 20 years after leading Imperial legions to victory during the massacre at Poritrin. House Banarc adopted the surname after receiving the title of Siridar-Baron von Wallach VII in recognition of loyal service to the Emperor.
Rallying beneath a standard bearing the ancient motto “God, Imperium, House”, House Wallach was renowned in past centuries for its considerable military prowess and resourcefulness. Although its heirs are still sent to Salusa Secundus for military training and education, in recent centuries the House has preferred to concentrate on diplomatic pursuits and statecraft. Its ambassadors and arbitrators have risen to prominence in many conflicts, serving both the Landsraad and the Emperor with honour.
House Wallach also enjoys unusual political influence because of its uncertain association with the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. Accepting an invitation from then-Baron Hurdan von Wallach, the Sisterhood moved their Mother School to the House-governed principality of Wallach IX, taking control of the planet by way of some inscrutable agreement. The arrangement seems to have benefited both parties, since relations between the House and the Sisterhood remain deeply intertwined to the present day.