[ANSTHRLD] Sable Dragon
Paul E. Kiefer, Jr.
rapierman at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 4 14:52:42 PST 2005
--- Christie Ward <val_org at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Seamus said:
> >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
> >is very broad and awe inspiring.....
> Unfortunately, if you go to the SCA ordinary and look at sable
> 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
> century and I think are fairly late elsewhere also. Wyverns
> dragons) were used in English heraldry from the early 14th century,
> they're folded into the sable dragons above and are likewise heavily
> I suspect that trying to come up with a badge using a sable dragon
> would be
> a challenge.
Cliche' it may be, but it works. The closest to "(Fieldless) A dragon
sable" was still 2 CDs away. Additionally, how many other objects do
you know that would represent the Ansteorran fighting spirit and still
be generic enough to appeal to all martial disciplines?
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