After the investiture of Lord Beorn Collenfehrth as Baron Axemoor, at which time he was also made a member of the Chivalry of Meridies, Isolde and Finn returned across the River of Pearl to their home. Long they pondered the task that Lord Eachen had asked of them and by the time of the Feast of Twelfth Night, they had decided to accept the labor.
"Who shall be the Seneschal of the Canton?", Isolde asked.
"I wore the key of Morgana for a year before we came to Meridies," said Finn. "I know that the office requires the full attendance of the person who holds it. I shall be going a-viking once yearly while we abide here in Meridies and therefore would be a poor choice for Seneschal. You would be a far better choice."
Isolde had known that Finn's words were true even before he had spoken them. She had said nothing because she felt that it would have been unseemly to put herself forward for such high office.
"By what name shall the Canton be known?", Finn asked.
The two Gentles thought long and hard on this and although many names suggested themselves, none seemed to fit the land in which they were settled. As the days slipped by, Isolde and Finn became increasingly troubled, for Lent was fast approaching and Lord Eachen awaited their answer.
There is much about Isolde that suggests that she may share some blood with the folk of Fairie. The lady is exceedingly fair of skin and bears the light of the sun poorly. For this reason, Isolde prefers to go abroad during the cool of the evening.
One evening as Isolde and Finn walked by the shore of the sea, they heard a roar from out of the water. As the Azure waves shimmered Argent in the light of the full moon, there they saw a lion poissant sporting in the water. The lion was Or in color and supported in his paws a Vert laurel wreath.
"This is a sign to us," said Isolde, "such beast are rarely seen save as omens. We should call the canton Seleone for that means sea lion and take the golden lion of the sea as part of the device of the Canton."
To this Finn readily agreed, and the Canton was so named.