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Wear That Badge with Pride

Poster: James Morrow <Achbar@worldnet.att.net>

Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
> Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
>    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.
> Hmmm.  This might be considered, by some, an affront, for some Kingdoms use
> variants on their arms as augmentations.  Those are given as distinguishing
> honors.  Heraldically, it's a bit like putting a Ducal Coronet on your head.      Putting the Badge of your kingdom on the Hoist is showing that you are a part of 
that Kingdom.  It's not like wearing a name tag.  I see nothing wrong with it.  I have 
worn the Badge of my Kingdom at War.  There is little difference to me.
> I'd rather see the "pseudo-problem" of too many people bearing too much period
> style armory, than the current system of people being afraid to fly arms in
> case they offend someone...  I point out the above issue of potential offense,
> only so people know what they are doing, not to structure things.     People need to take a chill pill. If in the above example, people wish to wear the 
Badge of their kingdom, they should do so with pride.   This should not bother people at 

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