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Blessings on the feast day of Dewi Sant
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:14:52 AM »
Happy St David's day.

Which leads me to a thought - who is the patron Saint of Gwynedd? (Gwynedd in the Deryniverse that is, not Gwynedd in Wales where he is Dewi Sant).
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Re: Blessings on the feast day of Dewi Sant
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 08:04:22 AM »
Happy St David's day.

Which leads me to a thought - who is the patron Saint of Gwynedd? (Gwynedd in the Deryniverse that is, not Gwynedd in Wales where he is Dewi Sant).

Codex might say, but I don't remember off the top of my head.  If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say St. Bearand, the early-medieval Haldane king, but I could quite easily be wrong.  :)
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Re: Blessings on the feast day of Dewi Sant
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 08:18:46 AM »
That would make sense. I'm sure Kelson would have liked Camber, and he certainly seems to have taken on the role for himself, but that might have been a step too far. Perhaps in Javan's day. ( Assuming Bynw doesn't bump him off).
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Re: Blessings on the feast day of Dewi Sant
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 08:26:25 AM »
I'm going to have to go along with [member=25]DesertRose[/member] and say St Bearand would be the Patron Saint of Gwynedd. Nothing like having an ancestor who is a Saint to live up to ...


(No Haldane is going to be "bumped off" in my game, by  me, by design. Accidents can happen of course. Others are on that prestigious list.)

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Re: Blessings on the feast day of Dewi Sant
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 01:12:11 PM »
I'm going to have to go along with [member=25]DesertRose[/member] and say St Bearand would be the Patron Saint of Gwynedd. Nothing like having an ancestor who is a Saint to live up to ...


(No Haldane is going to be "bumped off" in my game, by  me, by design. Accidents can happen of course. Others are on that prestigious list.)
Bynw, you are all heart.  ;) I love that you have a heart to protect the Haldanes. These men you call the Drappers? Yes? LOL  Perhaps the truth is, no character named in the Codex will be "bumped off", for that would be going against the cannon. ((After writing this, I had to look up Valerian in the Codex: Phew, he is not named under Teymuraz.)) Of course we still have to worry about and protect our non-Codex Characters.  Don't we? ;D

Saint Bearand Defensor Regni  King of Gwynedd named so for destroying the Moorish armada in 752 and then attacking Kharthat in 755 and "forever ending their threat to the West" Codex page 44.
A curiosity: I found that Bearand had married a Torenthi Princess and had several children by her, of whom none of the male children survived. One of those sons was named Valerian. Coincidence? Fortunately Bearand married a second wife, who supplied a strong foundation for the Haldane Kings to come.

I have heard of St David. I need to look up what St. David did in Wales. Happy Dewi Sant day, Revanne.

 


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