SR - Let's Get Things Moving
Timothy A. McDaniel
tmcd at crl.com
Tue Mar 16 15:26:18 PST 1999
> What's wrong with Warlord?
The Oxford English Dictionary's earliest citation in English is 1856.
The entry also has "Often used to render Kriegsherr as a title of the
German Emperor", so it may be presumptuous too.
> Does the victor get style points for documentation on a name for
No, but we do. Why not look at other possibilities that are actually
in the SCA period?
> It will still conjure up the image of a strong armed wo/man who
> defeated all in combat.
I've already mentioned the connotations I have, of a brutal tribal or
regional dictator in modern times. Certainly the OED definitions, all
involving a military commander, has little connection to someone who
stood alone and defeated other people in one-on-one combat. "Warlord"
would make far more sense for an army commander (though I'd still
oppose it on the grounds that steam engines are closer to period than
Daniel de Lincolia
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