Cançuns de nostres gestes
Songs of Our Heroic Deeds
La Cumpainie de Segunz Filz
, or "The Company of Second Sons
", could be seen as an early symptom of the future Norman people, unique and exceptional. The small band seemed to originate as the retainers and followers, the familia regis
, of a second son of a lord, Amalri.
Being from the Norman half of the Vexin, Amalri came to be simply known as "Amalri de la Vexin", as well did many of his followers.
It is not too clear where the original band went after departing the Vexin. It is suggested that Amalri took up work as a retainer in Rouen for a time under the Count, but by 1000 AD, there's records of a similar "Amalri" fighting in Aragona against Mohammedans on behalf of the Count of Barcelona, Ramon Borrell.
This Amalri died there, around 1010, but his followers had become loyal to his name and spirit, and so delivered his body to Rome to be buried.
It is suggested that the small group of Normans stayed together, even without a lord and master, and may have even ventured into southern Italy for a time, probably joining the Drengots and their large band of exiles on pilgrimage to the shrine of the archangel Michael.
In 1018, the Battle of Cannae occurred between the Greek Catepanate and some rebellious Lombards, with the latter hiring a notable number of Normans.
It is highly possible that it was at Cannae that the La Cumpainie de Segunz Filz
came to form.
Returning to Normandie around 1020, the La Cumpainie de Segunz Filz
was now a much different animal than the one that had left some decades prior.
Most of its original fighters were likely gone by this point, and in their place the ranks swelled, with odd Bretons, Flems, Franks, and anyone else who could speak an ounce of the rough Norman tongue.
- Serle del Velgesin
- Galter li Senglers
Joindre la rute
Joining the Troop
We are a North American and
European clan, no boundaries hold us back.
If you seek to join the La Cumpainie de Segunz Filz
, simply post an introduction to yourself in this thread and state your intention and desire to join our ranks.
Then, we will look to contact you through Steam. When we get a Teamspeak and a Steam group, we'll let you know.
This clan is, as you might guess, very much a 'work-in-progress.'
Before you criticize the bad French/Norman, realize that it is all placeholders, waiting for folk like you (particularly Hrotha) to come along and nitpick for us.
We hope that someday this clan page will be as spiffy as the Fyrningas' thread.
Furthermore, the conceptual foundations of the clan are also very "wip", so bear with us.