This has nothing to do with Tamriel Rebuilt. However, I consider this community the residential expert on Morrowind lore. I'd also like to say I love the new (probably not new to you) forums. They're really beatiful, look a lot nicer than Bethesda's new forums xD
I'm working on a faction mod for Skyrim and while I've been making dungeons, I have avoided setteling on a faction to actually work on. I know I don't want to do Telvanni because, while they're awesome, they have plenty of content through the DLC and other mods. Similarly, Redoran has a decent amount of content through DLC, and really isn't the most interesting faction IMHO.
So, this leaves the following:
House Hlaalu (Exiled - would be most lore-friendly)
House Sadras (would provide most freedom, since we don't know much about them)
I was wondering if anyone here had some insight into how these different factions operate. I know the Dres are farmers/slavers, Inrdoil are religious, Hlaalu is Hlaalu, and Sadras is probably similar to Hlaalu. But I'm more interested in the houses relationships with factions in Skyrim. Is it likely Hlaalu continues to lick the Empire's boots or are they PO'd at them like the other houses? Is House Dres/Indroil likely to get along with the Empire? I'm also VERY interested in rankings, do any of these factions have a telvanni-like mouth-magister system? I looked in the MW construction set but it looked like Indroil, Dres, and (obviously) Sadras don't have any faction data. Finally, what are these feaction's end-games? Money? Power? Integrity? Technology?
Are there any other Houses in Morrowind that are close to Great House status?
Really appreciate any insight you can offer!