Re: [SCA Newcomers] Greetings!
- So that's how that works. See, there's another example, I hadn't realized I didn't understand how the "The Honorable" thing worked.
Actually, now that you mention it, it does make sense that households don't register devices, since they often use the device of their founder and that's already registered. You know, besides the whole unofficial status aspect.
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From: Susan B. Farmer <sfarmer@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:57:43 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] Greetings!
Quoting Elizabeth Cember <sapphire_chan@ yahoo.com>:
> I don't know if households have official standing. They do registerThey do not.
> their names and emblems with the College of Heralds, I believe.
> Membership in those groups is generally by invitation.
>Minor quibble point. An award that *grants* arms is different from an
> It is polite to address others as m'lord or m'lady, but Lord and
> Lady are not used as titles until someone has received and award
> which grants arms.
award which *awards* arms. If you have a Grant of Arms, then your
"title" is The Honorable Lord/Lady -- addressed (in Meridies) as Your
Lordship/Ladyship (at least that's my understanding) . In Meridies,
your circlet is 1/2" instead of 1/4".
> Of course, I didn't realize this was something to ask about and no*yet* :-)
> one thought to explain it to me until a year or so in, so there's a
> scroll in Cynagua somewhere that was calligraphed by "Lady Elspeth
> of Rivenstar". Who doesn't exist.
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- emrys_clearwater wrote:
> would it be appropriate to use a plain banner (field sans blazon)It's perfectly acceptable to put up hangings that are decorative,
> until I have heraldry?
rather than heraldic, in nature. The practice is documentable to
period as well as very common in the S.C.A.
The S.C.A. doesn't register single tinctures, including furs, so you
can hang a plain banner without fear of violating anyone's rights.
They can be very effective--pennons alternating the tinctures you've
chosen can give a whole encampment "punch", for example.
More elaborate banners are also fine, as long as they don't have a
heraldic look. (Technically, you can also hang banners that _do_ look
heraldic, but if you haven't put your design through the
conflict-checking process, you might accidentally display someone
else's registered device--a definite no-no.) Repeated floral or
geometric motifs, scenes from famous stories, allegorical scenes, and
overall decorative patterns are popular designs. Appliqué
embroidery <http://www.bayrose.org/wkneedle/Articles/bayeux.html>, and
painting <http://bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org/articles/as/banner01/> are
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