The Breslings were one of the eight Great Family Houses.
They were one of the four families that ruled the City, before the Marlhams and Northcrests came to power. They became the Barons after House Eydark, but it came after a major "catastrophe" that befell the city (possibly the Great Plague in the Old Quarter). It's not clear how long they ruled the city, or even when they lost power to the Northcrests. It is known they were in power into the 400s or so.
The original The Crippled Burrick Tavern (then known as the Crippled Burrick Pub) was built and established in its original location under the Bresling dynasty.
- It's not clear if Bresling is specifically mentioned in the game text, it is mentioned in the Thief Companion App, and its alluded to within the game's date system in the use of "BRy" for dates related to events before the 'year of Northcrest' (NRy). This appears to be a nod back to the single name for a Baron given in old series, Baron Bresling.
- Choose your immortality wisely, whether it be the treasure you amass, or the family who succeed you. - Advice to a Patriarch, Baron Bresling (Thief: Deadly Shadows)
- Bresling may have been the active Baron at the time of Thief: Deadly Shadows. The founding of the Asylum dates back to a few years or decades after Thief: Deadly Shadows.