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MR-Disc: Registration of Arms

Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com

> Displaying unregistered armory in the SCA is definitely frowned upon. For an
> example of why, imagine the situation I witnessed at Pennsic. Set up across
> from our camp was an enormous banner, displaying a quite handsome device.
>  However, it was quickly recognized as being registered to a peer of the East
> Kingdom (I think) and brought to the attention of the members of that
> encampment. Requests that they cease and desist use of someone else's arms
> were ignored and the banner flew throughout the event. This brought great
> distress to the registered owner and his companions, but little could be
> short of calling upon their Crown to correct the behaviour.
> Granted, I bring this forth kind of secondhand, but the lesson is clear.
>  When you display unregistered armory, you risk using something that someone
> else has gone to the trouble to register as their own.

The lesson I drew from the story was this:

 When you go to the trouble of registering your own armory, it does
nothing to prevent or alleviate the great distress of someone else
using your armory.

 Or maybe the moral is:

 When you make a banner of your arms to display at a large interkingdom event,
be sure to include the badge of your kingdom in the hoist, to distinguish
your banner from those with the same arms in other kingdoms.

-- Alfredo
(who has both name and arms registered)
Alfredo el Bufon
Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill, Atlantia

It's not who you know that counts, it's whom.

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