ANSTHRLD - Question of Display

Amy & Bill Morris awmorris at
Sun Jul 4 18:08:45 PDT 1999

Shire arms are not equivalent to baronial or royal arms, technically
speaking.  Instead of being the equivalent of the royal arms, borne only
by the royals, they are the equivalent of the kingdom ensign, freely
born by all the citizens of that kingdom.  Ansteorran troops can only
fight under the royal banner when led by royalty.  They can fight under
a kingdom flag even when royalty is absent.  

Richard Threlkeld wrote:
> Greetings and Salutations to all!
> I came across a question this afternoon, and hope for assistance from the
> learned gentles here available.
> Since kingdom arms are only displayed when the crown is present, and
> baronial arms similarly, what is the usage for the display of shire or
> Canton arms (they having no titular head)? When any member of the populace
> is there on shire/canton business, or as one lady reported she was told,
> only when the seneschal is present? in person or via deputy on official
> business as mentioned previously)?
> Thanking your worships in advance for any and all enlightenment on this
> query,
> Ker Megan of Taransay
> (incipient Nautilus for Elfsea)
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