Ansteopality Revisited

Galen of Bristol pmitchel at
Sun Oct 20 09:08:05 PDT 1996

Heidi J Torres wrote:
> On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Gunnora Hallakarva wrote:
> >         Sir Lyonel suggested Steorrheort (Star-Heart) as a possible name.
> > Mari, Chieftess in Bjornsborg, suggested to me today that a great name would
> > be Caer Leon:  the central area is the heart of the kingdom, and the Lions
> > are the heart of Ansteorra, making the name very appropriate.
> You must be getting old, Gunnora.  You misheard me over the phone.  (I'm
> sure the party in the background and the unexpected interuption of our
> phone call had something to do with this.)  Tho I like the name Caer
> Leon, I didn't suggest it.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I
> suggested Tierra Leon, or Terra Leon.  I can see how you misheard.  Caer
> Leon would be a great name IF the heralds would let us have it.  However,
> since it was one of Arthur's courts and castles in Wales (and may be an
> actual place -- it's really late right now, or rather, really early, and
> my memory is faulty), I think we would be restricted from that name just
> as we would be restricted from having Camelot.  Let's hope I've beaten
> the heraldic forces to the punch or the two of us will be swimming in
> protests.
> Yes, yes, quite right, well said.

> And besides, if we were going to give the heralds fits over something and
> take a name from mythology, I have to go with Hell.  Anyone living in
> south-central Texas knows how appropriate this is.  And think of the
> great euphemisms!  Our royals could be the Prince and Princess of
> Darkness, our fighters could be the Legions of Hell.  Peerage circles
> could be affectionately known as the Infernos.  And names for certain
> awards come to mind as well, e.g. The Flagstone (the road to Hell being
> paved with good intentions), the Pitchfork (for those who excel at
> prodding others into doing their nefarious bidding -- obviously another
> service order), and so on.   Just think of the fun we could have!  If I'm
> going to go toe to toe with the College of Heralds over a name, believe
> me, it will be outrageous enough to be worth it.

Of all the silliness over violent A&S Competitions and so forth, this is
the idea that appeals to me.  And I'm already thinking of arguments that
could get it passed.  Not that this would be something I'd actually _want_
to do...

> Cheers,
> The Evil Mistress Mari

- Galen
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Viscount Galen of Bristol, KSCA, CSM, etc. (now upgraded with ASTA!)
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