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From: Peter Westlake <peter@harlequin.co.uk>
Subject: Re: (urth) New Sun miscellany
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 10:55:28 +0100

At 11:20 1998-06-18 +0100, a foolish Bear wrote:
>Armigers: somewhere in the archives is a comment to the effect that
>armigers are people who are allowed to bear arms, like Samurai. In
>fact, the kind of arms "armiger" refers to are coats of arms, like
>the rose/ship/fountain in the mausoleum. My apologies to those of
>you who knew this perfectly well already!

I couldn't find that in the archives when I wrote the message;
imagine my embarrasment on finding it in the afterword to _Claw_!
It actually says that the name suggests a fighting class, rather
like the Samurai. The stuff about coats of arms is still true,
of course, and arms were usually granted to knights, who were
a fighting class too. My thanks to all who refrained from
pointing out my mistake ;-)

>Bears are not universally intelligent, remember.

Now this bit, I stand by.


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