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Old 09-24-2021, 07:30 PM   #11
jason taylor
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Default Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Originally Posted by Voltron64 View Post
The Empress Marava-class Far Trader is in truth named not after the Flag Empress, but rather after the wife of Cleon I, whom the former was also named from.
In any case the tradition of naming after Empresses is constricting. There weren't that many in the history of the Imperium. Powerful females is a better generic (a famous Caledonian Marava was Scottian Huntress, which is kind of vague).

With that you could have Maravas named after any female who has ladylike or queenly qualities including fictional ones. This might make some amusing ironies like a worn down retired junkheap named Elbereth Gilthoniel. There could also be an elaborate joke like one with the name "Bloody Mary" that was christianed with a bottle of said ancient cocktail.
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