From: Harald Smith (617) 724-9843 (SMITHH@A1.MGH.HARVARD.EDU)
Date: Fri 10 May 1996 - 15:18:00 EEST
In response to my assorted speculations, Peter M. writes:
> I thought the Queens Regiment was Carmanian (Western Reaches).
There's a reference to it in the Genertela Book about a Carmanian Noble
who spends his time in the Queens Regiment IIRC.
Actually this fits with my thought that the Queens Regiment might be
from Doblia. Remember that Doblia is the part of Carmania that became a
sultanate in the Empire, but still is of Carmanian origin. I think that
the Western Reaches maintains their own army/cavalry utilizing their
knights. If a Carmanian were to join an imperial unit instead (and
abandon their native knights), a unit originating in part of Old
Carmania would make sense.
And Neil writes:
> According to Home of the Bold, Whipstock cavalry actually come from
Alkoth, and probably spend a lot of time waiting to raid Darjiin.
Well, I can't say I thought of Alkoth as a cavalry source since it lies
primarily in a river basin at the confluence of two main rivers (Oslir
and Erinflarth), but maybe they draw from the uplands of Henjarl (along
the border with Darjiin or the Kostaddi lands). If they do come from
Alkoth, then the Whipstock regiment undoubtedly follow Shargash, master
of the thundering hooves and wielder of the lightning whip.
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