--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, bianca_di_alessandro <no_reply@...> wrote:
> Here are some more responses, on the subject of local heralds (not sure if the email links are going to come through) and also about your design in particular:
> --- In EKHerEd@yahoogroups.com, Marc <Commander.Truestar@> wrote:
> > Hmm,
> > According to Forgotten Seas, their heraldic post
> > is vacant at the moment, but hey have many close neighbor groups...
> > Lord Gaston de Lurs is the Herald of Shire of
> > Calanais Nuadh (gaston.de.lurs@)
> > Aston Tor's herald can be reached at herald@
> > There are more on the Kingdom Map, so heralds are close by :D
> > Mithgiladan
> --- In EKHerEd@yahoogroups.com, Alissa Pyrich <alys.mackyntoich@> wrote:
> > Still swamped, but I can point him at some on line resources. His design
> > isn't incredibly Scottish. It's also very uncommon in Anglo-Scots heraldry
> > for animals to be holding things, unless they have specific jobs, like a
> > crane in its viligance.
> > According to Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2511, some features typical of
> > period Scots heraldry include:
> > * simple, balanced designs
> > * single charges or sets of three charges
> > * a group of identical charges around a fess, a bend, or a chevron
> > * strongly contrasting foreground and background colors; specifically,
> > combinations of blue, red, or black with white/silver and yellow/gold
> > * canting, i.e. using a main charge whose name sounds similar to your
> > surname.
> > The Heraldry Society of Scotland discusses things that make arms
> > particularly Scottish: http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/distinctive.html
> > While this is English rather than Scots, it gives an excellent feel for
> > period style: http://members.shaw.ca/yagowe/caerlaverock/rollpic.html
> > Sorry to link and run,
> > Alys
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