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Re: MR: Banter: bagpipes, AOAs, etc.

Poster: "Scott Dean" <nacspsd@acs2.acs.ncsu.edu>

> From:          edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Ed Hopkins)
> Date:          Wed, 6 Nov 1996 16:23:19 -0500
> To:            atlantia@atlantia.sca.org (The Merry Rose)
> Subject:       Re: MR: Banter: bagpipes, AOAs, etc.

> Poster: edh@ascc01.ascc.lucent.com (Ed Hopkins)
> Bryn y Pobydd asks:
> >  [...] since I don't have an AOA, and I was in court with my
> > "weapons of war", am I in trouble?
> When an Award of Arms scroll says the recipient now has
> "the right to bear arms", it is NOT referring to weapons,
> but rather to a particular heraldic coat of arms, which
> would in fact be blazoned right after the word "arms" in
> the scroll if the recipient had bother to have a device
> registered.  Since he or she didn't, there's a big blank
> spot in the scroll at that point.  If you listen closely,
> you can hear the herald give a brief moment of silence
> for the missing blazon before going on to the rest of the
> scroll.

What I interpreted Bryn to be asking is something like "If bagpipes 
are "weapons of war" and she had them in court, is that like bearing 
a sword in the presence of the king?  Since she doesn't have an AOA, 
did she "break the law/custom"?" :)

Not that Bryn can't clarify for herself... <grin>

-- Manus MacDhai
   Kappellenberg/Windmasters' Hill

   Scott Dean
   NC State University
   Raleigh, NC  
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