[Ansteorra] Nordsteorra

Brian O'hUilliam brianoftheloch at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 20:23:58 PST 2008

   Actually Sior Tomas, I understand completely and could not disagree.  The
Cunnan (basically SCA Wikipedia) does state that the white belt, chain of
fealty, and spurs are regalia of the Order Of Chivalry through Knighthood.
Also, you could extend this line of thought to say that all Coronets of
Landed Nobility are regalia, but Court Barony coronets are insignia and not
   To say that all regalia is possibly insignia and that not all insignia is
not actually regalia would not be an inaccurate statement.  Great point Sior


And thank you for allowing me to take your name in vain.  :-)

On Jan 15, 2008 9:35 PM, Tomas Niallagain <siortomas at gmail.com> wrote:

> No Brian I certainly don't mind.  But using your own references,
> specifically number 2 for regalia.
> "2. the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office
> or order."
> Since I am a companion to the Order of the Star of Merit and the Order of
> the Centurions of the Sable Star, the garters as you mentioned would
> therefore be regalia as you have defined. Per those Orders constitutions,
> the garters are insignia of  membership. Similarly, still using myself as
> an
> example, the white belt and unadorned chain are insignia of 1 type of
> membership in the Order of Chivalry.  This by your stated definition would
> make them regalia as well.
>   Since the word is used in the definitions of both words, heck that same
> noted definition uses the word insignia in it as well, that does confuse
> the
> issue a little, which is one of the reasons this is such an interesting
> topic.  I think that the word Insignia is more general than Regalia, and
> that while all Regalia is probably Insignia not all Insignia is Regalia.
> Have I blurred the lines even more?
> Sior Tomas
> <title pending> Herald

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