The use of a loin in a coat-of-arms has been traced back to Luise De Dewon, a knight for a lesser king in southern France. Dewon used a loin with three paws on the ground with the right front raised. His son, Kesteven De Dewon, is said to have reluctantly followed in his fathers footsteps and changed the family arms after his fathers death occurred in a small battle of two minor clans.
Kesteven raised the loin from three paws to two and had it facing left where originally it faced right. He also changed the color from gold to red in an act of open rebellion against his father, who he felt had forced him into a violent lifestyle, and the local knights. Kesteven received much criticism from the local clan chiefs and was eventually taken prisoner and held in captivity for several years.
It is not know if he died as a prisoner or even if he was arrested for the changing of the family coat-of-arms. It is rumored that the reason for his imprisonment was more for the tendency towards homosexually.