These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Alternate Character Interpretation: House Cannith: The world’s best war profiteers or a bunch of raving lunatic scientists doing what they do to just to push SCIENCE forward. (Since Cannith is split into three rival factions, it's quite possible for them to be both and more.)
The setting was designed to be ambiguous in regards to major events as well as factions and people, so that DMs could choose their own interpretation.