Darkangel's Crawling Chaos~ FAQ

Main Entry: 1crawl
Pronunciation: 'krol
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse krafla
Date: 14th century
intransitive senses
1 : to move slowly in a prone position without or as if without the use of limbs <the snake crawled into its hole>
2 : to move or progress slowly or laboriously <traffic crawls along at 10 miles an hour>
3 : to advance by guile or servility <crawling into favor by toadying to his boss>
4 : to spread by extending stems or tendrils
5 a : to be alive or swarming with or as if with creeping things <a kitchen crawling with ants> b : to have the sensation of insects creeping over one <the
story made her flesh crawl>
6 : to fail to stay evenly spread -- used of paint, varnish, or glaze
transitive senses
1 : to move upon in or as if in a creeping manner
2 : to reprove harshly <they got no good right to crawl me for what I wrote -- Marjorie K. Rawlings>

Main Entry: cha·os
Pronunciation: 'kA-"äs
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek -- more at GUM
Date: 15th century
1 obsolete : CHASM, ABYSS
2 a often capitalized : a state of things in which chance is supreme; especially : the confused unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distinct forms -- compare COSMOS b : the inherent unpredictability in the beh avior of a natural system (as the atmosphere, boiling water, or the beating heart)
3 a : a state of utter confusion b : a confused mass or mixture <a chaos of television antennas>
- cha·ot·ic /kA-'ä-tik/ adjective
- cha·ot·i·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

from Merriam-Webster's WWW Dictionary

The Purpose of this FAQ

Get real. This FAQ has no purpose, except possibly the slight amusement of my brethren and cistern. This is basically a rambling explanation of some stuff about us that may not be so obvious to outsiders of our little clique. Warning: this FAQ contains the work "fuck," and consequently may not be suitable for particularly sheltered little old ladies and children (who live in caves).

Who the Fuck is Crawling Chaos~?

Crawling Chaos~ is a fighting company in the Kingdom of the Emerald Hills, the Dallas-based chapter of Amtgard . Crawling Chaos~ is primarily based out of the Duchy of the Midnight Sun in Garland. We do not enforce any particular sort of code of honor, role-playing, or personae, although we tend to believe that we are, in the whole, a good bunch of Amtgarders.

You Guys Don't Seem That Chaotic. What's with the name?

Crawling Chaos~ is what we came up with that fateful afternoon when KodiaK, Kahwen, and I decided to band together for common defense. I don't recall who made the suggestion. It's a Lovecraftian phrase, it's a Metallica lyric, it's kind of White Zombie/Gwar-ish. It conveys a certain sense of violence, as well as our (then) poor grasp of group maneuvers. The tilde is there so that when someone abbreviates CC~ you don't have to wonder what CC stands for. The choice of the tilde was purely arbitrary, and my fault. Essentially, we are called Crawling Chaos~ because that is what we are called.

Broccoli? I don't get it.

Okay. So once upon a time, this particularly pushy chick decided to catalogue the Armes and Devices of all the fighting companies in the kingdom. After some consultation, we returned the answer that our device was "metaphor." She retorted that she wanted a heraldically correct, or at least visually recognizable, blazoning for our company symbol. She rejected several suggested "symbols" of our company, and we agreed to stop being silly and submit something serious. This we quickly did, and thus "a broccoli rampant on a white field" was born.

What do you guys do?

Well, once upon a time we were mainly into heedlessly charging into combat, living by the Amtgard motto "what kills me makes me stronger." Since then, we have diversified our interests a bit. Some of us are serious art-pansies, most of us have fighting class masterhoods, a few of us hardly fight, and just about all of us are prominent in politics at some level. None of us are Knights of the Sword, by the way.

What do you call one member of Crawling Chaos~?

A "Chaot." This was mutually decided by KodiaK and me using some particularly obscure facets of Greco-Roman etymology.

How do I join?

Go to the intersection of Greenville and Park Lane next Friday night at precisely 11:58 pm. Await further instructions.

Go to the Crawling Chaos~ Home Page

You can email me if you feel like it.