Britons

RomanoBritCavalry.png Britons are the Celtic race that is the “default” for this game setting. In areas with a strong Roman history over the past 4 centuries, there are families of Romano-Britons. These ‘clans’ are heavily influenced by Roman culture (and even genetics). These locations tend to venerate the Christian God (or even Roman Gods fused with local Celtic ones) In areas where Rome was less powerful, the Old Ways are much, much closer to the surface – the Druids and the old Celtic pantheon remains unbowed, unbent, and unbroken.

Roleplay

Celtic cultures place little value in self-restraint. Bravery, generosity, loyalty, and personal honor are the traits by which a Celt is measured. Personal honor and how one is perceived by one’s clan and people is sometimes more important than life. Only cowards fail to seek restitution for a wrong, an insult, or to seek vengeance. Forgiveness is not a Celtic trait.

Oaths

Celts swear oaths to their chief. Romano-Britons swear oaths to their “Lord” which is a fairly new construct that is not native to the Celts. A Lord and his/her family owns the land upon which one lives… and may or may not actually be related to you by blood or marriage. In the old days, Tribes were somehow related in some way. Oaths are given cultural weight (and can sometimes even be used as a social explanation or excuse). An Oath given before witnesses is binding – sometimes even mystically so.

Brythonic

Brythonic is a Celtic Language that is the ancestor of modern day Welsh. Picts for purposes of this setting speak a dialect of Brythonic. It has two alphabets, the native Ogham one used by the Druids anciently, and a system for using the Roman Latin Alphabet.

Names
  • ap = Son of
  • ferch = Daughter of
  • Britons use the father’s name
  • Picts use the mother’s name

    Male Names: Adda, Addaon, Adeon, Aedd, Aeddan, Aelhearn, Aelwyn, Aeron, Afagddu, Afallon, Afan, Alan, Alaw, Alawn, Alban, Aldith, Aldryd, Alec, Aled, Alun, Alwyn, Amaethon, Amlodd, Anarawd, Andreas, Aneirin, Angwyn, Anhun, Arawn, Arial, Arianwyn, Arnallt, Arofan, Aron, Arthen, Arthfael, Arthgen, Arthur, Arwel, Arwyn, Asaff, Aurfryn, Auryn, Awen, Awsten, Baeddan, Baglan, Barri, Barti, Bedaws, Bedwyn, Bedivere, Bedwyn, Bedwyr, Berddig, Bergam, Berwyn, Bevan, Beuno, Beynon, Bleddyn, Bledig, Bledri, Blwchfardd, Boreugwyn, Brân, Branwaladr, Breichiawl, Brice, Brioc, Brochfael, Brychan, Bryn, Brynllyn, Brynmor, Bryngwyn, Brython, Cadell, Cadfael, Cadog, Cadwaladr, Cadwallon, Cadwgan, Caerwyn, Caradog, Carwyn, Caswallon, Cawrdaf, Cecil, Cedrych, Cei, Ceinfryn, Ceiriog, Celyn, Celynen, Cennydd, Ceredig, Ceri, Cewydd, Cian, Cledwyn, Clwyd, Clydai, Clydno, Coel, Collen, Colwyn, Conan, Conwy, Cospatrick, Craigfryn, Cranog, Crwys, Culhwch, Cunedda, Curig, Cyfeiliog, Cyffin, Cymro, Cynan, Cynddelw, Cyndeyrn, Cynddylan, Cynedda, Cynfab, Cynfarch, Cynfael, Cynfrig, Cynog, Cynon, Dafydd, Dai, Dedwydd, Deian, Deiniol, Delwyn, Derfel, Deri, Dewi, Dogmael, Dwyryd, Dyfri, Dylan, Ednyfed, Einion, Eirian, Eirwyn, Elffin, Elidir, Elis, Elwyn, Elystan, Emlyn, Emrys, Emyr, Evan, Fflamddwyn, Ffransis, Fychan, Gareth, Gawain, Geraint, Gerallt, Gethin, Gildas, Gilfaethwy, Glanmor, Glyn, Goronwy, Grigor, Gruffydd, Gwaednerth, Gwalchgwyn, Gwalchmai, Gwatcyn, Gwaun, Gwenlyn, Gwili, Gwilym, Gwion, Gwydderig, Gwyddno, Gwydion, Gwyn, Gwynfor, Gwythyr, Hafgan, Heddwyn, Heilyn, Heini, Hergest, Heulfryn, Heulyn, Huw, Hywel, Iago, Ianto, Idris, Idwal, Iestin, Ieuan, Ifan, Ifor, Illtyd, Ioan, Iolo, Iorweth, Lewys, Llew, Lloyd, Llyr, Llywarch, Llywelyn, Mabon, Macsen, Madog, Mael, Maelgwyn, Maelgwn, Maelmadog, Math, Mathonwy, Medrawd, Meical, Meilyr, Meirion, Meredudd, Merfyn, Meurig, Mihangel, Moelwyn, Morgan, Morien, Myrddin, Nudd, Owain, Pawl, Pedr, Peredur, Powel, Pryderi, Pwyll, Rhein, Rheinallt, Rhisiart, Rhodri, Rhun, Rhydderch, Rhydian, Rhydwyn, Rhys, Robat, Seiriol, Selwyn, Siarl, Siencyn, Simwnt, Sion, Sionyn, Sior, Steffan, Sulien, Sulwyn, Taliesin, Tegwyn, Teilo, Tewdwr, Tomos, Trefor, Trystan, Wyn, Ynyr

    Female Names: Addfwyn, Aderyn, Adlais, Adwen, Aelwen, Aerfen, Aeron, Aeronwen, Aeronwy, Afryl, Alaw, Aldyth, Alwen, Alys, Amranwen, Aneira, Anest, Angharad, Ann, Anna, Anwen, Annwr, Annwyl, Arddun, Arianell, Arianrhod, Arianwen, Arwen, Aurddolen, Auron, Awela, Awena, Banwen, Beca, Berwen, Bethan, Beti, Betrys, Blodeuedd, Blodwedd, Blodwen, Branwen, Brengwain, Briallen, Brisen, Bronmai, Bronwen, Brythonwen, Buddug, Cadi, Cain, Calan, Canaid, Caron, Caronwen, Carwen, Caryl, Carys, Catrin, Ceindeg, Ceindrych, Ceinfryn, Ceinwen, Ceirios, Ceri, Ceridwen, Cerys, Collwen, Creuddylad, Crisiant, Crystyn, Cyffin, Daron, Deilwen, Del, Delun, Delwen, Delyn, Delyth, Deris, Derwena, Deryn, Deryth, Dilwen, Dilys, Drudwen, Drysi, Dwyfor, Dwynwen, Dwyryd, Dwysan, Dyddanwy, Dyddgu, Dyfi, Ebrill, Edwy, Efa, Eigra, Eilir, Eilonwy, Eilwen, Eira, Eirian, Eirianwen, Eirianedd, Eiriol, Eirlys, Eirwen, Eirys, Elan, Elain, Elen, Elenid, Eleri, Elinor, Elisabeth, Elli, Elliw, Eluned, Enfys, Enid, Eos, Erin, Eryl, Esyllt, Ethni, Eurfron, Euron, Eurddolyn, Eurwen, Ewig, Faleiry, Fanw, Ffion, Fflur, Ffraid, Ffreuer, Fioled, Gaenor, Geinor, Generys, Glenda, Glenys, Glesni, Glynis, Goleubryd, Goleudydd, Grug, Gwawr, Gwawrddydd, Gwawrwen, Gwen, Gwenda, Gwenddydd, Gwendolen, Gwener, Gwenfair, Gwenfor, Gwenfrewi, Gwenfron, Gwenhwyfar, Gwenith, Gwenllian, Gwenlyn, Gwennan, Gwennant, Gwennol, Gwenol, Gwenydd, Gwenynan, Gwerful, Gwernen, Gwernfyl, Gwlithen, Gwyddelan, Gwyddfid, Gwladys, Gwylan, Gwylfai, Gwyneth, Gwynonwen, Haf, Hafgan, Hafren, Hafwen, Heddwen, Hedydd, Heini, Heledd, Heulwen, Heulyn, Hydref, Hywela, Iarlles, Idanwen, Ifanna, Ifanwy, Ilar, Iona, Ionor, Iorwen, Iseult, Ithela, Leri, Lili, Lilwen, Liwsi, Lleucu, Llian, Llinos, Llio, Lluan, Lodes, Lowri, Luned, Lyneth, Lynfa, Lynwen, Mabli, Madlen, Maelona, Maelorwen, Mai, Mair, Mallt, Manon, Marged, Medeni, Medi, Medwen, Mefin, Megan, Meinwen, Meirionwen, Melangell, Meleri, Meudwen, Modron, Modwen, Moelwen, Mold, Mona, Morforwyn, Morfudd, Morwen, Mwyndeg, Mwynen, Myfanwy, Nan, Nans, Nant, Nefyn, Nerys, Nest, Nia, Non, Olwen, Owena, Perl, Rebeca, Rhagnell, Rhedyn, Rhiain, Rhiangar, Rhiannon, Rhianwen, Rhianydd, Rhondda, Rhonwen, Rhosan, Rhoslyn, Rhunedd, Rosentyl, Rowena, Sara, Seirial, Seirian, Seren, Siân, Sidan, Sioned, Siriol, Siwan, Siwsan, Sulian, Sulwen, Surwen, Tafwys, Tangwen, Tangwystl, Tanwen, Taryn, Tegan, Tegeirian, Tegfedd, Tegwedd, Tegwen, Tegyd, Teiddwen, Teifi, Telaid, Teleri, Telyn, Tesni, Tirion, Tonwen, Tudful, Undeg, Wena, Wenhaf, Ynyra

    Pronunciation

    For this setting, we will basically use Welsh pronunciations…. at least, close enough.

  • A like a of man
  • Dipthongs: ae, au, ai = like y of my; aw = like ow of cow
  • B, D, H, L, M, N, P, R, S, and T are like in English (H is not silent)
  • Dd = like th of seethe
  • Dipthongs: eu, ei = like ay in pray; ew = a “bouncy” oo sound
  • F = like v of five
  • Ff = like f of fight
  • G = like g of goat
  • Dipthongs: iw, yw like ew in yew
  • Ll = the “Welsh” sound, an “L” with a puff of air around the sides of your tongue
  • Ng = like ng of finger
  • Dipthongs: oe like oy in toy; ow like in low
  • Rh = Slight puff of air before saying the R sound “hR”
  • Th = like th of think
  • W = like oo of pool
  • Wy = like the French ‘oui’ (yes)
  • Ywy = like ui in fluid
  • Britons

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