[ANSTHRLD] Fwd: Re: Escarbuncles

tmcd@panix.com tmcd at panix.com
Thu Feb 17 20:20:48 PST 2005

On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Jann Mays <hlgabrielle at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 'Gules, an escarbuncle of arrows sable enflamed OR'

I vaguely remember that there was discussion about "escarbuncle of",
but I don't recall what was said.  -- The blazon should specify
whether the points are to center or the bases are to center.
I suspect it would be reblazoned to "eight arrows whatever to to
center" anyway, as even Parker doesn't mention "escarbuncle of"
(except of staves or rays, the normal sort -- but he doesn't even
mention "of chain", from the arms of Navarre).

> Alden said that it would be a good idea for me to post to the list
> to see if anyone else finds any conflicts on this one.

You beg the question "is there anything other than conflict that could
cause this to bounce?"

The CoA Glossary Appendix 1 is "Terms Commonly Misused in the SCA
College of Arms".  It includes the definition

    Enflamed.  A charge which has small gouts of flame issuing from
    it.  See also _On a flame_.

So, with just little bits of flame coming off, it's essentially

    Gules, an escarbuncle of arrows sable.

Color-on-color instaboing, I'm afraid.

Danet de Linccolne
Tim McDaniel; Reply-To: tmcd at panix.com

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