Ayreton (was Badge)
> It's indeed a takeoff on the Windy City...Ayre Town.....The name itself was the brainchild of Jonathan the Osprey, who was
seneschal of Grey Gargoyles at the time (or, possibly, he might have
then-recently stepped down). It came into being about four years ago,
when Grey Gargoyles and Tree-Girt-Sea first started coordinating their
practices. Shortly thereafter, the chatelaines of those two groups
created the office of the Lord/Lady Mayor (inspired by the ceremonial
Lord Mayor of London), after consultation and with the participation of
all five local groups (to my knowledge, that was the first "expansion"
of Ayreton, though I think Jonathan's vision always was to be inclusive
of all of Northeastern Illinois).
Jonathan isn't around these days; for them who are interested, I've
seen him around the SCA about 3 times since his divorce, (which was a
couple of years ago). I know that he's still in the area (I've bumped
into him at professional conferences), and that he's unlikely to return
to the SCA in the immediate future.
- Sorry, I messed up did not include the reasons for the badges. You are right about the hand under the table and the pizza.The first one celebrates the REAL official animal of the area: the Construction Horse (gold (yellow) horse across a black stripe extending into the distance). Yeah, I know, perspective is right out in heraldry.Oh, a question to all of the fine heralds out there. How is wind depicted in heraldry?-*Angus*-
suzanearley@... wrote:I don't get the first one, but the 'under the table' and the 'pizza on a restaurant table' I dig. :DGhita
------------ -- Original message ------------ --
From: "exit104" <exit104@yahoo. com>
> OK, here are some tongue firmly in cheek suggestions.
> Please remeber that I do not have leet Hearldry Skillz. Anything
> that I could not say in blazon-eese is in parens. Real Hearlds
> should feel free to laugh, taunt and correct me.
> Celebrating one of the official animals of the area:
> Argent, on a pile inverted sable a horse statent or.
> Celebrating the political ethics of the area:
> Vert, in pale a table argent a hand fesswise couped or.
> Celebrating one of our favorite cusines:
> Chequy guiles and sable a rondel (divided six ways) or (with a) semi
> of rondels guiles.
> Angus Fraser
> To view and add events to the calendar:
> http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Ayreton/ cal/
> To discontinue receiving discussion, but still receive announcements, go to
> http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Ayreton/ join and change your subscription to
> "Special Notices". Activities coordinators, to get access to post Special
> Notices, send a request to .
> Yahoo! Groups Links
> <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
> http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Ayreton/
> <*> Your email settings:
> Individual Email | Traditional
> <*> To change settings online go to:
> http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/Ayreton/ join
> (Yahoo! ID required)
> <*> To change settings via email:
> mailto:Ayreton- digest@yahoogrou ps.com
> mailto:Ayre ton-fullfeatured@ yahoogroups. com
> <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> Ayreton-unsubscribe @yahoogroups. com
> <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
> http://docs. yahoo.com/ info/terms/
Want to start your own business? Learn how on Yahoo! Small Business.