16932Re: Heraldry design thoughts, please?
- Dec 19, 2012Here 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:
> 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
--- 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
> 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,
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