The shire was formed in the summer of 1982. Our first try for a name was “Shire of Windhaven”, which we used until rejected for conflict in September 1982. Our next try was with “Shire of Winddragon” which we used until rejected also for conflict, in May 1985. Our third try was “Shire of Gryphon’s Keep” from June 1985 until it was rejected for conflict in September 1985. We then became “Shire of Windkeep”, believing we finally was a name we could register it was sent in on November 1986. This name was registered on March 1987, allowing us to be officially “Shire of Windkeep”. We were an incipient group until then.