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Would somebody advise me how I enter the nation template at Kemr so I can tick some boxes? Greididd gw fulltisaf!

Sure. One box is everything between two {{ ... }}'s. The template was meant to give you some space as to whether you want only one language (the official language) or more languages. To get rid of a box, just substitute
{{motto infobox|motto=THE MOTTO!}}
{{lang1 infobox|language=Kemrese}}
{{lang2 infobox|official=Kemrese|others=Kerno, Brithenig, Brzhonecq}}


{{motto infobox|motto=Ill Dragun Rhys etc.}}
{{lang2 infobox|official=Brithenig|others=Kerno, Brzhonecq, ...}}
Does that help? Cheers, IJzeren Jan 03:26, 19 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Yes it does. What was really puzzling me was how to edit it. Examining it today I see that I can enter it through the page edit rather than a section edit, which is what I was looking for. - AndrewSmith 21:22, 20 Jul 2005 (PDT)

Ill Peleirin

Andrew, would you mind looking at Ill Peleirin? I'd like to post some Brithenig info on there, since it did originate there, in Kemr. BoArthur

I will add 'Exterminate' and 'Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow' to my list of imediate translations; and 'Time And Relative Dimensions In Space'.

I think the history of Ill Peleirin is similar to Doctor Who here. What started out as a sixties-style series ostensibly to educate children about history quickly matured into a long running series of fantastic adventures involving multiple actors, good story-telling and often laughable special effects. As well as Doctor Who other possible influences could be the Avengers, and Sapphire and Steel. The show halted in the mid-eighties. Fans have continually agitated for a revival - at least once suffering the consequences of 'be careful what you ask for'. Andrew

That's what I understood it to be. Have you seen the trailer I made?BoArthur

Unfortunately I've never mastered the art of getting an animated file to run on my debian linux box *sigh* andrew

Ill Peleirin

Thanks Andrew! I appreciate you doing that! Cheers!

notes to self

if there must be a Synod of Whitby then study the events preceding its happening.

historical figure to investigate Bartholemew 'Black Bart' Roberts.

Stubs to create: Prince Ewein; Iewan Dui; Enrhig Tewdur; Oliweir Gwilelm; Carol Darwent; Iewan Griffydd; Pedr III; and some more kings

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AndrewSmith AndrewSmith 23:19, 13 Feb 2005 (PST)

Jews in Kemr

(i hope this works... never used this 'talk' thing before)

That's a cool idea, btw; the Jewish community in Kemr is founded when they get kicked out of England... whodathunkit?

According to the records of the time, Jews arrived in England with the Normans, who brought them from Rouen, France. So that'd make the English Jews an outgrowth of Tzorfat, which eventually *here* merged with early Ashkenaz (the Rhine Valley) to form what would later become the greater Ashkenazic culture area.

Sources of words for a Judeo-Comroig would be:

  • Hebrew
  • Aramaic
  • La‘az (Early Franco-/Italian Romance)

If you tell me what the phonology (and historical development of the phonology) of Brithenig is, i can tell you what a Judeo-Comroig Hebrew accent would sound like :)

Kings of Kemr

Hi Andrew, will you please skim through the list of proposals, and let your light shine over the various Donals, Emreis' and Iewans, as well as the Kings of Kemr page? If you agree with their content, please remove the {{proposal}} tag, and if you don't, make the necessary improvements first and then remove it anyway. ;) I'm afraid that in these cases you are the only person who can do that. Cheers, IJzeren Jan 03:09, 13 November 2005 (PST)

happy to do so - AndrewSmith
Thank you! The number of proposals is now 60, less than half of what it was a few days ago.
Regarding the numbering of the Kings of Kemr: I noticed that a few numbers appear twice. To be precise: Costenhin II, Costenhin IV, Gereint VI, and Gereint VIII. Just FYI.
Cheers, IJzeren Jan 01:10, 14 November 2005 (PST)
I am especially impressed by the one who reigned 100 years after he was killed by Vikings - a classic case of 'I got better'! I think I have fixed all the resurrectionists. - AndrewSmith 01:48, 14 November 2005 (PST)
Excellent! :) --IJzeren Jan 01:52, 14 November 2005 (PST)

Oliweir Gwilelm and the Confederate War

It's been a bit of a longstanding question as to what Oliweir Gwilelm got up to in Ireland. I wrote up a summary of some of what I think happened here, but it's a work in progress, so edit away!

There's nobody here at the moment...

Just popping out for a long weekend. Back on Monday NZT. - AndrewSmith 01:03, 22 February 2006 (PST).

Newparol for 1994


I was wondering if you'd like to help me work up some words for Newparol for 1994?

I've got the list from 1984 under Talk:1994/Newparol. Any help you can give would be appreciated, as I'm wanting to make it organic, but also still showcase the differences in this universe. Let me know what you think. BoArthur 14:18, 9 March 2006 (PST)

Printed out the list, so I can work on finding the equivalents. Would be interested in browsing the website it originally came from as the document appears to have links. Interesting reading, it's been years since I last read the book. - AndrewSmith 20:19, 10 March 2006 (PST).
Ask and ye shall receive... here is the link. I'm not necessarily planning on all the words showing up, per se, but I think similar things would be good. Like the "Liberburo" I would like to see hybrid things between English and Brithenig. BoArthur 20:38, 10 March 2006 (PST)
Have you had time to work on any of these? I'm curious to see the result...also, could you translate: "Thus, Thus Was the Joy" (XYZ in Brithenig) ? It's a book that Fferreir wrote while at college or boarding school (or one of the two) in Kemr. BoArthur 05:58, 24 May 2006 (PDT)

Kemrese Names?

Quick couple of questions if I may? What would my name (David MacDowell Blue) be in Kemr? And what would be the nearest equivalent of the family name "Cuomo"? Thanks in advance! Zahir 10:25, 23 December 2006 (PST)

I can find two out of four names David...Blue is Dewidd...Glas, which is a good Kemrese name. As for the McDowells and the Cuomos, well they require more research. Hopefully there will be a library open after Eczemas. - AndrewSmith 20:10, 23 December 2006 (PST).

St. David's flag

a discussion about this flag on the FOTW mailing list got me thinking about its use on IB. could it be use as a church flag flown in Cambria and its colonies ? --Marc Pasquin 10:52, 6 May 2007 (PDT)

looking at FOTW I would say that the Abbot-Patriarch has a flag and the black and gold colours are prominent on it, perhaps incorporated as crosses in a bigger more heraldic flag. Does that give you leeway? The flag would be official for the church in Cambria. - AndrewSmith 21:52, 6 May 2007 (PDT)
The abbot-patriarch could fly a St. David flag defaced in canton with the arms of his see like anglican flags *here*: Pasquin 10:12, 7 May 2007 (PDT)
Hmmm, yes, this idea definitely has merit. - AndrewSmith 20:50, 7 May 2007 (PDT).
what would be the "hometown" of the abbot-patriarch then ? --Marc Pasquin 09:26, 8 May 2007 (PDT)
I don't know what his hometown is, but the Abbot Patriarch lives in Glastein, where the big abbey is. Elemtilas 14:39, 8 May 2007 (PDT)
Which *here* is Glastonbury. - AndrewSmith 00:23, 9 May 2007 (PDT).

Aleister Crowley

I was checking and discovered that this extraordinary (in lots of ways) man would have been born in Kemr. Methinks his name would probably be Aleisandr Edwardd Croly, would that be right? And I wonder if you've any ideas how his life might have been different? For example, what if he had not been raised by a fanatically anti-pleasure Protestant faction? Certainly Victorian Kemr wasn't particularly Victorian... Zahir 06:36, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Nor particularly anti-pleasure Protestant! Though mind you, his family could have been anti-pleasure Catholics! ;))) Elemtilas 17:18, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
A look at suggests the name could be from Cruadhlaoch from Ireland. The equivalent of the Brethren movement in IB would be an independent (initially) non-hierarchical Evangelic sect founded in the early nineteenth century Ireland. If you want to play with that then maybe they had already made some queer turn instead of dividing into Open and Exclusive Brethren. Do you have anything in mind? - AndrewSmith 06:22, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Actually, my thoughts were about what Crowley might have been like without that kind of crushing dogma, if he did not become the "Wickedest Man In The World". Even in our world, he was a top-rank mountaineer and chess player, for example. And while his personality was (to put it mildly) pretty nasty in a lot of ways, he was also interested in something much more than sex, drugs and upsetting the Christian applecart. Zahir 06:47, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
It could be fun if he becomes the Richard Dawkins of his age. That could be ironic! What would Alan Moore think?! - AndrewSmith 10:00, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah! That would be a cool idea! Zahir 17:07, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
This begs the question, Who are the advocates of irreligious thought in ill Bethisad? the athiests, the agnostics and the brights. *Here* it coould be argued that there is a line of succession from Huxley and Darwin to Bertrum Russell to Richard Dawkins. Now what alternative lines did freethought take in IB? - AndrewSmith 10:41, 16 September 2008 (UTC)


Andrew, I was wondering if you've given any thought to the cadency of Kemrese Heraldry? The issue recently came up vis-a-vis the House of Stuart in England and Scotland, each of whom *here* had a specific system of such. Simply, cadency is a system of images in heraldry to denote where someone fits in relation to the holder of a Coat of Arms. In England during the 18th century *here* a white label with three points, coupled with some kind of personal 'badge' became the rule for the royal family. Others usually had a system of adding crescent moons, stars, fleur-de-lis etc. according to birth order. The Scots system was quite a bit more complex and rigid. I've been tinkering with the idea and was wondering if I could propose a fairly loose system for Kemrese heraldry? Please let me know! Zahir 16:37, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Feel free, as I wouldn't know where to start - AndrewSmith 01:02, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Play of Gereint V

Thought you might want to take a look at this: Gereint V (play) and let me know if this is okay. I realized I'd initially gone with the idea that Gereint V was the equivalent of Henry V, but the latter already existed and would presumably have been the same play as written *here*. So I tried to find another interesting story which could be the basis for a play set closer in time to that of Macbeth. Zahir 16:51, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

Nihil obstat - AndrewSmith 22:51, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Constructive Criticism

What are your thoughts on all that's happened with Greece so far? Misterxeight 23:41, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

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