[ANSTHRLD] Award of the Sable Furison
Rhonda and Stephen Hays
housedragonstar at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 2 17:47:07 PST 2005
My vote goes for either the Sable Furison or the Sable "insert your favorite
Sable Furison - it has great symbolism, works on all activities, isn't
going to be confused with much else in kingdom, and just makes for a great
award text. It is simple and elegant.
I also like the Sable Tower, Turret, Keep, whatever we call the structure.
It also is simple, elegant and makes for good symbolism. We are honoring
those who fight for home and keep. It would also allow for the award to
given to those who might not excel at any one weapon, but do excel at melee
tactics (of course the Crown will ultimately determine that).
One sort of girlie idea I had was if we gave them sable towers, they could
hang little charms from the bottom to indicate what their area of speciality
was. It could be modelled on a pilgrim's badge. Yeah, I know, way to
Issues to consider with some of the other suggestions, the authors of whom I
cannot recall so nothing personal here....
Sable Cross - way too many religious connotations, though we register
crosses all the time.
Sable Ring - one you wear like a torque or like a ring on your finger?
Either way, the insignia won't be worn much. Rings are hard to find in a
one size fits all and I don't know about yall, but a torque just doesn't go
with that mid to late period German that my lord is wearing these days and
last time I checked, base metals turned skin green. Plus, can you imagine
the cost of the insignia? Who is going to make all that stuff?
To be practical, we must also think about how the insignia is worn, does it
lend itself to being made somewhat easily so that we will have people
actually make it; and is it wearable across a fairly wide range of time
periods. Most of our insignia is transfomable so that you can wear it
across the centuries, so to speak, and still know that it is what it is.
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