[ANSTHRLD] Award of the Sable Furison

John Moore iaenmor at swbell.net
Wed Feb 2 19:03:55 PST 2005

It might be girly but would be interesting.  Kinda like marksmanship badges
in the military.
Iaen Mor
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Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] Award of the Sable Furison

> Medb here...
> My vote goes for either the Sable Furison or the Sable "insert your
> structure here."
> 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
> 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
> was.  It could be modelled on a pilgrim's badge.  Yeah, I know, way to
> girlie.
> Issues to consider with some of the other suggestions, the authors of whom
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Medb
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