Knights of the Realm
Long ago, “in ancient times,” the noble Roman Empire conquered and civilized this land. It ruled all of Britain―indeed, all the world. Due to decadence and selfishness, the whole Empire collapsed except for one part―Britain, thanks to the ancestors of the present-day Roman Britons. These are the Old Families of the “ancient aristocracy.” The urban Britons revere their Roman heritage, especially their legal system that has maintained the “peaceful imperial times.”
Stereotype: Upper-class snobs, rich folk who take their status as “given.” Most are condescending because they know they deserve their place, though the equites hold up their privilege by actually doing the noble and dangerous task of defending the land.
Self-image: One ought to maintain a sensible distance and exhibit impersonal treatment toward everyone common, but among well-educated Romans there exists also a noblesse oblige to oversee and protect the “lesser folk” simply because it is “good for the state.”
The old Roman cities provide a life for many residents because they are trade centers. The commoners there often call themselves Romans, too. These are the plebeians of urban life, the numerous lower classes.
Male: Albanus, Agorix, Arcavius, Avitus, Belletor, Burcanius, Caletus, Caracturus, Catianus, Cunobarrus, Cervidus, Dagwaldus, Decmus, Donicus, Dumnorix, Egbutius, Elvorix, Galerus, Gessius, Ingenvirius, Isatis, Ivimarus, Luonercus, Litumarus, Leddicus, Lupinus, Maccalus, Macrinus, Magunnus, Marullinus, Metunus, Molacus, Nemnogenus, Nonius, Novellius, Olennius, Pertacus, Primanus, Nertomarus, Sarimarcus, Sudrenus, Tanicus, Taurinus, Trenus, Vepgenus, Vibennis, Vitalinus, Ulprus, Voteporix.
Female: Except for the names ending in -rix, all male names can be feminized by changing the ending to “ia.” Thus Arcavius becomes Arcavia.
Pronunciation Guide: Remember that all c’s are hard in Latin, like English k.
Religion: Roman Christian
The Romans live in cities, and those cities all have bishops who obey the great hierarchy ordained by Saint Peter, the favored apostle of Jesus. Saint Peter established The Church in distant Rome, where the Pope is his spiritual heir, and who continues the mission of the One Church. Thus, Romans are naturally all Roman Christian.
_“Saint Peter was the favorite of Our Lord Jesus, and he founded the only True Church. It guided the Roman Empire, and it has survived intact as our organization of bishops. Of course we obey the Pope.”