[ANSTHRLD] Sable Dragon
val_org at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 4 10:35:44 PST 2005
>I will say that from a court heralds point of view that I very much
>like the Sable Dragon.... It does not denote a type of fighting and it
>is very broad and awe inspiring.....
Unfortunately, if you go to the SCA ordinary and look at sable dragons,
there are 103 registrations that use black dragons:
Dragons are very much an SCA armory cliché and, as I understand it,
four-legged dragons do not appear in English heraldry until the late 16th
century and I think are fairly late elsewhere also. Wyverns (two-legged
dragons) were used in English heraldry from the early 14th century, but
they're folded into the sable dragons above and are likewise heavily used.
I suspect that trying to come up with a badge using a sable dragon would be
More information about the Heralds