Devices - was - Re: Heraldre idea, cont...

Todd Marsh tmarsh at
Tue Aug 8 08:52:22 PDT 1995

Mordraut Freyulf wrote:

...  For the
first return the blazon describes the wyvern as azure, but the person drew
it with two colors, which could not be described heraldically.  To me this
would be a case of artistic license, to them it is a return.  Instead of
registering it as the blazon describes, they returned it, which means that
he will now have to wait another 6-8 months:-(

One of the little-known quirks of SCA heraldry is that the blazon (text description) is not registered.  The emblazon (picture) is registered.  Therefore is you want your device to pass, draw it according to the heraldic rules on the submission form.  After it is passed, draw it however you want.  In this case the emblazon was not blazonable, therefore it could not be registered.

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