The Ramparts


Here you will find the family’s stats.  First off: there is a theme for this legacy, of course, as there are for so many.  Their very surname, Rampart refers to:

a fortification used to protect a city or settlement from potential aggressors. In ancient to modern times, they were used to enclose settlements. Generally, these are referred to as city walls or town walls. -Wikipedia

What goes with defensive walls?  Warriors of course!  So for a naming theme, many of you may recognize the names of famous warriors throughout history (mostly medieval).  For those that are interested, here are the names and who/what they were in history!  I will also be including the names (where I can find them) of the spouses just for fun ^^

Mulan– named for Hua Mulan, a legendary female heroine from ancient China that took her father’s place in the Chinese army

Camron– originally spelled Cameron, was a surname in Scotland.  In the highlands, thought to mean “crooked nose” but in the lowlands, it was a baronial calling

Yoshitune– named for Minamoto no Yoshitune, a 12th century samurai warrior whose incredible feats in battle  led to the downfall of the ruling clan, the Taira, and allowed for the emergence of his own brother, Minamoto Yoritomo, as the first of the shoguns. The brother later had him killed because he was afraid of his power…

Leonidas– king of Sparta who led 300 of his warriors against a large force of Persians as they tried to invade Greece.  Played by Gerard Butler in the movie 300.

Alaric– Named for Alaric I, king of the Visigoths from 395-410.  He’s most famous for his sack of Rome in 410 which marked a decisive event in the decline of the Roman empire.


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