[ANSTHRLD] Pop quiz!
rudin at ev1.net
Sat May 12 17:28:53 PDT 2007
Radei replied to me:
>> > So, how *does* one blazon the device in the upper
>> > right of this page?:
>> One returns it for redrawing due to unrecognizability.
> So Christopher Colombus who had this registered 400+ years ago,
> was wrong? His Herald, the Herald to HRH Ferdinan didn't know
> what he was doing? I think you should look at more historic reality.
Don't be absurd; that's not what I said. I did not make reference to either
Ferdinand or Columbus, neither of whom drew the picture being shown, nor
about . I said that the drawing would be returned for redrawing, due to
unrecognizability, not because the thing it portrays was unregisterable. I
stand by it It is not recognizable by the average herald, which means that
it should be drawn more precisely on the form.
That's a statement about the requirements for submissions forms of our
heraldic office, not about what arms would pass either in 1400s Spain or in
AS 41 SCA.
I could produce a drawing of "Gules, three lions statant gardant in fess Or"
that would be returned for redrawing. That doesn't mean I think there's
anything wrong with the arms of England. Note that "returned for redrawing"
implies that it might pass if it were drawn well.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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