The Ruthscaeth Family starts with Alterac, the first man of the family to bear the name.
His surname was changed at birth as he was concidered an outcast of the family, therefore not wanted. He was exiled from family ground. Alterac was troubled, a curse bestowed upon him slowly turned his mind and soul evil, and a breif peroid of his life where he was in forced hybernation changed his view on the world. He returned to his family land at the age of 203 (29) and killed the remainder of his family. He claimed the island his own, burning the bodies of his old family and founding a new one on the ashes of the island.