Placida and the surrounding regions/territories are ruled by the High House of Placidus; during the Codex Alera series, the contemporary rulers of the House are High Lord Placidus Sandos and High Lady Placidus Aria. They have one son named Garius, who was on the Shield Wall legions of Antillus.
The color of the House of Placidus, and subsequently the city and surrounding regions, is "a rich, deep emerald [green] whose dye was derived from a plant found only in the high reaches of the mountains near Placida" (Academ's Fury chapter 21). In Princeps' Fury Lord Placida responds to the Vord crisis with an entire mounted legion. The city itself is one of the Alera's large cities.
The House of PlacidusEdit
As the ruling family of the City and surrounding area's, the House of Placidus shares the Emerald Green on Emerald Green colors of the city. The emblem/sigil-animal of the House of Placida is the "Twin Bulls of Placida;" "and there, blazing green lightning shaped like the twin bulls of Placida sent Vord sailing fifty feet into the air," Princep's Fury, the siege of Ceres.
The ancestral halls of the High House of Placida is mere 4 stories tall, which are smaller and less elaborate than some High Lords seasonal residences.The home is formed in a open square around a central courtyard and garden. The home and halls are exquisitely maintained and the building it self was crafted into simple perfection. "The furniture likewise was exactingly made and lovingly maintained".
The Placidas possess no slaves in their household and blur the line between freeman and Citizen to the point that Isana had trouble telling the difference. The citizens of Placida put less emphasis on their own station and more on their duties. Isana regards these factors as reflections of the Placidas themselves and holds them in high esteem.