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Re: Oh, Heralds! Oh, Heralds!

Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>

  Lord Tibor, what you may not be aware of is that Lady Deirdre and Triton have
  sponsored a Roll of Arms competition for Fall Crown Tourney and one of the
  A&S competitions for Pointless war is heraldic display...
It's always what you don't know that gets you.
  Now that everybody is on the same page, I think Deirdre is asking for an
  explanation of the judging for these competitions.  I'm going to defer to
  Herveus (Triton) for the Roll of Arms competition, since he already seems to
  have in mind what he wants.

Judging Rolls of Arms?  Wow.  I don't know how to do that...
  As for Pointless, I think Tibor's procession idea might be fun...  And of
  course, we could expect Tabards, and Banners and Shields, oh my!  Another
  thing I always note is clothing other than tabards, such as ladies' dresses
  with heraldic designs and naturally, pavilions, chairs, chests, etc.  All
  kinds of things can be decorated and included in a display of your heraldry.

We had a wonderful procession at Pennsic, for the Carolingian Archers.  Each
archer had a tabard, we had a gonfannon for the Baron and Baroness, a herald in
livery at the front, and music.  All I think we lacked was a drum to beat time
with.  As we marched along to wonderful dance music, I would announce the Baron
and Baroness, and their Company of Bowmen, and their Captain.  It was fun.

When we got to the field, I made a short announcement, and we received a round
of applause.  I hope our archers felt honored.  I had a ball.

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