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The Armorican Islands, or Jersey *here*, were once part of the duchy of Britanny *here*. How did they achieve independence *there*? Seth 8:05, 9 June 2006 (PST)

The Armorican Isles, or The Channel Islands *here*, were once part of the duchy of Normandy *here*. However they never were *there* and didn't have anyone to declare independence against. I would point you towards the history page on the Arvorec site, but it's down at the moment I'm afraid :(. Simply put, the Isles were colonised by religious dissenters in the fifth century, where they established an independent kingdom. Through various conquests, wars and occupations, this kingdom (or pair of kingdoms, strictly) has survived up to the present day. Deiniol 04:43, 9 June 2006 (PDT)

St. Helena

Is this an Armorican colony and if not, will the world map need to be changed? Misterxeight 20:39, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Hm. This wiki has a detailed bit on Elaeneth, an Armorican colony that seems to be the island of St. Helena *here*. But both the old Factbook site and the FOIB site say that "Sankt Helena" is a Batavian colony and give it a flag with a diamond pattern ( I'm not sure which is right.
[EDIT] This message and the replies to it make it clear that it is Armorican. A couple of messages down, Dan gives the original history of the island. Benkarnell 21:33, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
FOIB entries should be taken with a grain of salt, many were made before we knew anything about a particular entity and it hasn't been updated in years. --Marc Pasquin 16:31, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Sexual Mores of the Arvorchedow

So, what's Arvorec for "Hello, miss; so, what's a little lady like thou doin hangin around a place like this?" or "Coo, what I wouldn't do for a bit o fresh melon!"? Being arvorec sailors, I think the proper sentences would be more in line with "do you give group rates ?" or "sorry miss, would you have a brother instead ?"

Actually, this does raise some interesting points about Arvorec sexual mores. Throughout history the Arvorchedeth have had a relaxed attitude to what neighbouring societies have called "perversion". Because Christian "morality" was never an issue in the mainly pagan islands and having as many children as possible was not a good idea[1] homosexuality has always been accepted and sex before marriage was not really an issue. This earned the Isles the rather unfair reputation of being hotbeads of sin and sexual license- the Kerno word for "prostitute" is Donea Armoreck.

Another thing is that women have always been better off in the islands[3]- women have always had the vote (or, in pre-voting times, a voice in the tribal councils), the right to hold property and no profession from dung-shoveller to monarch has been closed to them. A woman can divorce a husband just as easily as he can divorce a wife. Not only that, Arvorec women are just as likely to go topless in hot weather as men, and there is no conception that strong language should be moderated in front of women or in the mouths of women.

And, for the record: "Gwaleth a vorwen, pâb ambydhed arclwydhesen brydeth haval dy yn lêch haval 'ma?" "Hello miss, what's a lovely little lady like thee doin hanging around a place like this?"

"W, nyd yw nebeth ny vyth-vy 'wrêthwdhwn de beth melon freasc!" "Coo, what I wouldn't do for a bit o fresh melon!"

"An redhyth-dy presyow de luwow?" "Do you give group rates?"

"Drwc yw gaennyf a vorwen, an yw gaennyd brâd?" "Sorry miss, would you have a brother instead?"

To which the appropriate replies are: "R^yd do rywr, a dwdenec barfaed an law-dhe, â frên do gath la!" "Sod off, you bearded left-handed barbarian and take your cat, too!"

"A dybrwth wyd an haelth ac arverwth y'w wyd-dy!" "You'll have bacon and like it!"

"Ath o an syarabangaed y'n geven." "Coach parties go in at the rear."

"Ath wyd-dy mew prâd, craesyn!" "You *are* my brother, idiot."

Dan [1] For several reasons: it's an Arvorec superstition that having more than six children is unlucky[2] and because the Isles aren't all *that* spacious.

[2] The creatrix, Bewen Cynvaed (Bovinda Cintumatir or "white-cow first-mother") only had six children, the six main deities: Taraen, Belen, Hygel, Reannon, Madron and Medhwon.

[3] Partially due to the Druidesses of Serch. They have a habit of throwing people they don't like off of big rocks, so telling them that they're inferior to men wouldn't be a good idea. Unless you have a driving ambition to become an interesting variety of "Person Pâté".

Arvorec names

What is the Arvorec naming custom? Do they have surnames? Or are their last names patronymics? Juan Martin Velez Linares 13:15, 16 September 2015 (CDT)

This is one for conculture. Padraic/Elemtilas would know this better than I, and Deiniol sleepeth, so Padraic will have to elucidate. BoArthur 16:07, 16 September 2015 (PDT)
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