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Back story; seventeen Noble Houses on Dragaera (courtesy of Steven Brust), all taking the name from an animal.
The smallest is the House of the Phoenix (reduced to one - the Empress - as things stand in the books so far), because to qualify as belonging to the House a phoenix as to be seen flying overhead at the moment of birth.

Let's examine the evidence:
- I was born while the Morning Patrol was landing (and flying over the house - Dad was a pilot)
- I am a Rooster according to Chinese astrology - I was told by a Chinese colleague that the Rooster is really the Phoenix (can't remember the explanation though...)
- Stretching it a little, the mascot of the airport where my father was posted straight after I was born is the Phoenix, because the airport was annihilated during the war and was completely rebuilt. Motto: Per Aspera Ad Astra. Bit like my life, really. :)

Yes, I know... I think I am going spare a little. Maybe a little more than usual. Am still easily amused though. :)

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