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Re: Discuss: Heraldry question

Greetings unto Dominus Herveus, Triton, and other heralds lurking at the
Merry Rose from Alanna Volchevo Lesa.

The recent discussion about the use of The Honorable Lord/Lady has me
wondering.  What does a herald do about unfamiliar titles?  As an example,
let us say I am doing court and a gentle that I do not recognize comes to me
with court business.  He tells me that he is a Companion of the Purple
Kumquat and as such should be called into court as The Most Noble Purple
Kumquat, Lord Thusandsuch.  

My inclination would be to go ahead and do it.  After all, who am I to make
judgement on a title that is possibly a foreign one of great honor?  Or
would I then come in from censure from others for doing so because we do not
give that title in Atlantia?  If the gentle is really an Atlantian and is
playing a joke, I would accept, perhaps, gentle teasing that I did not
recognize it as such, but I would not accept criticism for referring to
somebody by the title that he says he has earned.  Nor would I tell the
Kumquat that he can't use such a title in Atlantia.

Again, Dominus, what is a poor harried herald to do?


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