Its a new year, spring is on its way and its time for a new project. In
conjunction with the conversations around 12th Night about what we are
using as a Guild Badge at this time, we are currently still using the
original version of the demi-sun with the rapier charge on top of it.
Through past research and working with Vesper Herald, it was determined
that this would not be registrable for the guild.
Well, there has been a resurgence of interest and energies being put
forth to complete this missing link for the Guild and I would like to
share one of the ideas that came out of conversations with various folks
within the guild.
Our purpose with the guild is the support and encouragement in the
research, study and teaching the historical weapons forms, schools and
masters within the SCA time period, with a focus on the rapier studies.
With that in mind the following seems to fit well with our purpose:
(fieldless) On an open book Or, a rapier fesswise vert
A "Book" charge is a great representation of the historical studies and
the "Sword" charge shows it representing the historical studies of
swordplay. The colors of a gold book with a green sword shows our
connection of being a West Kingdom Guild.
We are in the process currently of cross checking for other registered
devices with similarities. I have opened a conversation with Vesper
Herald that we are jumping back in to work on a badge for the Guild and
we have her support for help in this process.
If you have additional input, please feel free to contact me. As the
registering process takes time and we have been without an official
badge for a "few" years, I would like to move forward on this project.
Thank you for your thoughts.