[ANSTHRLD] SCA Armory for Bestowed Peerages

kevinkeary at aol.com kevinkeary at aol.com
Sat Jul 12 06:38:20 PDT 2008

I would contend that the arms of someone permanently stripped and 
banished SHOULD remain protected, if only to prevent someone else from 
registering the same thing. They are permanently tainted. I'd contend 
that's a different issue than someone continuing to play and bearing 
arms to which they are not entitled. That smacks of "arms of pretense".

-----Original Message-----
From: Teceangl <tierna.britt at gmail.com>
To: Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc. 
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Sent: Sat, 12 Jul 2008 3:31 am
Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] SCA Armory for Bestowed Peerages

> Once registered, any item is grandfathered to the registrant and 
any rule changes, etc.  But, a peerage can be resigned or stripped by 
action of
the BoD.  How would we administratively handle the removal of a peerage 
(a laurel wreath or knight's chain for example) from registered arms if 
registrant is no longer entitled.  Unless the registrant submits a 
device change
(which they would have to pay for and likely would not), there is no 
process to
involuntarily modify the registered armory.  For this reason alone, I 
think the
registration of peerage elements as a component in arms (not 
achievements, which
are tracked in this kingdom but not touched in most) should be 

I know of two knights and two royal peers who were stripped of their
titles. One of each had membership in the SCA utterly revoked. Their
armory remains registered and will not be touched.

- Teceangl
Heraldry is designed to be easily reproduced by anyone who sees the 
arms. -
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