Scaccarium

The name of the theme used for this Drupal site is Scaccarium, designed by one BWPanda, to whom are due many thanks.  The word scaccarium comes from the medieval Latin scaccarium 'a chessboard', which comes from scaccus ('chess'), itself a derivation of the Persian shah ('king'). By another route, scaccarium led to the Old French word eschiquier, and from there to the Exchequer, the Norman department of state dealing with the royal revenues, named for the chequered tablecloth on which accounts were kept by means of counters, and of which we still have a Chancellor in No.11. 

Chess Quotes

"Never go in against a Sicilian when *death* is on the line!"
— from The Princess Bride (via Christine Malcom)