Welcome to the home page of Ma Ups Patritz la Mha. By the grace of our Sovereign, I was created el PrŘm Baron TepistÓ
(First Baron Hooligan) on 20 November 2005. I am the lord of the Barony of Hooligan, located in the extreme northeast corner of my province of Florencia.
The historic landmark "Hooligans," located in the Barony, is notable in the annals of our nation; it was there that Prime Minister J. Harrison Wozniak was sworn into office.
|Arms of Lord Ma la Mha, Baron TepistÓ
Vert a pair of hands throughout in chevron sustaining a carpenter's square chevronwise and on a chief dancetty of two points downward argent a cross flory fitchy and a goblet gules.
Crest: Issuant from a baronial coronet proper a demi-lobster gules maintaining in the sinister claw a dagger argent.
Motto: PRIMA CAPIAM POCULA
I served from 17 April 2007 until 23 October 2008 as the Seneschal (Prime Minister), and
I continue as a driving force in the political party I founded,
Before being elected Prime Minister by my party, I served as Distain (Deputy Prime Minister) in the administrations of Sir Fritz von Buchholtz and Sir Samhuel Tecladeir, and as the Grefieir d'Abbavilla.
I also sat in the Senate (both for CÚzembre and Vuode).
I occupy RUMP cheeks (parliamentary seats) in the Cosa, where I can act all pompous and legislatively
full of myself like everyone else there.
...Not that I have any trouble being full of myself. Anyone who knows me
will attest to that. Other things I enjoy being full of include laughter
and beer. Anyone who knows me will attest to that too.
Since choosing not to accept a third term as Prime Minister, I have concentrated on the national language, and published A Complete Guide to the Talossan Language (▄n Guizua Complńts
Ól Glhe■ Talossan), which is now available through a number of book vendors, including at Amazon.com. (Sadly, I also find it necessary to maintain a Ś thankfully, so far very small Ś online
errata for the book.) As another
outlet for my love of the Talossan language, I also contribute to the list of what are subjectively declared to be The Coolest Talossan Words.
Additionally, I serve His Majesty's government as Immigration Minister, doing everything I can to assist all those who seek to become Talossan.
I also was foolish enough to build this Website for the Kingdom, and now everyone expects me to keep it updated, so I do.
But I could sure use help, so I am actively recruiting
members of el Gremiour Talossan dels Zesegneirs Telaragneschti (The Talossan Web Designers Guild). If you can assist your fellow Talossans in the
creation and maintenance of their Webpage here (using the site administration
tool I whipped up for us), the Guild would definitely welcome you. Please
don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
I also somehow got roped into becoming a Royal Fellow of the
Kingdom's College of Arms, now
serving its Dean and as Columcille Pursuivant, assisting subjects of His Majesty in their petitions for acheivements of arms.
I was very flattered that one of the first
projects of the College was to create a personal arms for me, shown above
In case you are interested in the meaning of the
various parts of my achievement of arms, here you are. My name, Manus Hand, is both the Latin (my
given name) and the English (my surname) for that five-fingered thing on the
end of your wrist. My Talossan name Ma la Mha is the modern
Talossan (Ma) and archaic (and current post-vocalic lenited) Talossan (Mha) for that same thing. Thus the two hands, symbolizing my first and last names. Between the hands is
a carpenter's square, the symbol for St. Joseph (in Talossan, Sant Ups);
Joseph is my middle name, as I was born on St. Joseph's Day. The green
background symbolizes my Irish heritage, and alludes to St. Patrick (Patritz),
the name I took on confirmation in the Roman Catholic faith. The cross and
the chalice are also symbolic of that faith, but in addition, the choice of a "cross flory fitchy gules" (meaning a red cross with flared top and sides,
and a pointy bottom) is significant because it is a variation of the Latin cross
known as St. James' Cross (crutz da Sant Txec). This cross, positioned above
the left hand (which stands for my given name) on the arms, symbolises my
father James and his decision to name me using
the Latin word for our surname. The chalice has a second meaning as well,
symbolizing the conviviality of friends, which is also referenced
by the motto I chose, which means "First Round's On Me." The zigzag line that
separates the upper and lower part of the arms symbolises my home in the Rocky
Mountains, and the "W" shape my beloved home state of Wyoming. Finally, the
red and green symbolize our Talossan nation.
See you on Wittenberg.
(( Hool ))