[LMB] Vor Lords (was Re: Who has Gregor's personalcomcode?)

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 11:43:05 -0500

At 19:32 12/30/2002 -0600, D Echelbarger wrote:
> > > > [...] Ivan gets the "Lord Vorpatril"
>honorific because of
> > > > his close relationship to the Emperor
>(second cousin, or
> > > > something the like).
> > > I don't think this is completely correct,
> > Well, since that is what Lois said, I think we
>can count on it being
> > correct. :)
>Sorry, but as I posted earlier in the day, that's
>not what I remember Lois saying at all.
>This was brought up at the post-signing party for
>ACC (I think it was-- either that , or the one
>before it, when we read the Script From Hell) and
>what I posted is my best recollection of what she
>said.  I'm not going to repeat it again, as I just
>posted it this afternoon.
>Scott, Jim, somebody else who was also there, what
>do you remember Lois saying about it?

To quote Lois on the subject (from the FAQs):

>LMB) In addition to the usual Count Vorlastname - Lord Vorlastname - Lord 
>sequencing for a Count and his immediate heirs, there are a slew of Lord 
>running around who hold their titles by virtue of being clan heads or for 
>other, idiosyncratic
>historical reasons. Padma's father (and hence Padma and Ivan) may well 
>have acquired this
>honor by virtue of marriage to Prince Xav's younger half-Betan princess 
>daughter, or for some  prior historical reason.

IOW, he is related to the Emperor.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net