[ANSTHRLD] Badge & Tabard

Joseph Percer jpercer at stx.rr.com
Tue May 20 01:13:49 PDT 2003

Okay, so the badge is out.... I understand that the style of tabard
indicates heraldic rank. Sleeves indicate a pursuivant, no sleeves indicate
a herald... How does heraldic rank work in Ansteorra? I know we have the
warrant exam as well as the pursuivant extrordinary exam, but I'm not
exactly sure what sets the difference between pursuivant & herald in our


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From: heralds-admin at ansteorra.org [mailto:heralds-admin at ansteorra.org]On
Behalf Of Teceangl
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2003 00:11
To: heralds at ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] Badge & Tabard

> Per pale embattled azure and or, an escallop inverted counterchanged, in
> canton a laurel wreath vert

And that's what should be on the tabard.  The herald speaks for the branch,
not the College of Arms.  If people can't figure out the person wearing the
group arms and speaking of official things in a LOUD voice isn't the herald,
there well may be no hope for them.  :)
Use branch arms, front and back and sleeves.  It's the period thing to do.

As for badge, use the crossed trumpets and either the branch populous badge,
if any, or the heralds' crossed trumpets badge and the group arms to show
something belongs to the branch herald's office.  As there is a registered
badge for "herald" registered to the SCA, no lower herald's office may have
a badge, nor do they need it.  Administrative Handbook section II.D.3. which
can be found online at http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/regs.html  This
been upheld by Laurel precedent in recent LoARs as well, see the LoAR of
10/02 under RETURNED, Trimaris, badge for the Wyvernwood Pursuivant.

- Teceangl
                  My cat brings a mouse
		 Only a toy; she wonders
		   Why don't I eat it?

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