[ANSTHRLD] A call to all Heralds...

Etienne de St. Amaranth star at ansteorra.org
Wed Apr 21 10:20:03 PDT 2004

Setting aside the dance and archery alternative lifestyle suggestions...

The knowledge you seek is best gained by interacting with the other heralds 
at events, helping them do those things, sitting around campfires and 
exchanging "well at my first court, we processed and recessed uphill 
through two feet of snow" stories, and generally by trying to do your job well.

A series of more specific questions than this one will likely get you 
better answers though it should be noted that everyone who replied about 
alternatives is, or has been, a herald; one is a kingdom deputy herald, one 
is the outgoing Laurel King of Arms, and one chose to absorb so much 
heraldic knowledge before being on the Laurel staff that he is practically 
radioactive with it.

A practical item to answer your questions is called the "Book of the 
Herald."  If you can find an old copy, it is a good read.  The college has 
been trying to update since just after the last Ansteorran Ice Age and I 
have some hopes that an edition will be complete before I leave office as 
Star, maybe even a draft this year for comment.  The Book of the Herald is 
collection of articles written by heralds on the how and why of various 
heraldic topics.  Short of this, visiting is probably best along with some 
focused specific questions in this forum.


PS - Speaking of radioactive heralds...  Could we register "Quarterly sable 
and Or, an escutcheon vert enflamed gules." as a badge for Daniel?

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