ANSTHRLD - Charge Question
tierna at agora.rdrop.com
Mon Jan 31 14:02:21 PST 2000
> > At Coronation I was wondering if a "sarcen" is an acceptable
> > charge. (snip)
> > A sarcen is one of the supporting stones of a dolman.
> > They existed in period, but would sarcen be the correct term, and
> > would there be a problem with identifiability?
> Identifiability would be the problem, if there was one. Both dolmens and
> columns (Roman, obelisk, what-have-you) have been used in SCA heraldry, and I
> didn't see any rules or precedents limiting them. But how to depict it
> clearly? (Can you say "meatloaf erect?" At least this particular meatloaf
> would not have any trouble staying erect.)
Seems to me you have a billet here. A big one. No identifyability problem
with a billet, even with irregular edges. You just can't have it proper.
I beleive a stone arch is an acceptible SCA charge, and this is only a step
away, perhaps not even enough to be a fatal weirdness.
Opinion and conjecture, though, no facts here.
- Teceangl (who knows someone wanting to be Lions Pizzle Herald)
Sable, seven mascles conjoined three, three and one argent.
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