The Beardsman Family, known most easily as the Beardsmans, are a long-standing family of entrepreneurial investors and investigators with enough order, clout, and capital to fund legitimate research projects. Their current head of house is Bleardio Beardsman. His father before him was Buckshot Beardsman.
They are well known for both their wealth and their long beards, which they believe are linked to knowledge.
A common jape to rile a Beardsman is to insist even their womenfolk have whiskers.