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Re: Submissions (was coats of arms)

Poster: clevin@rci.ripco.com (Craig Levin)

Findlaech MacAlasdair:

> At 10:15 AM 4/15/97 -0500, Pedro de Alcazar wrote:
> >First, we're going to have to see if your name will pass. No arms
> >without a name. Unless I spelled your name wrong when I checked
> >the online armorial, you've never registered your name. 
> Good my lord, Pedro and friends,
> My name was registered in 1984 (I said it's been a while), and it is in the
> online armorial.    A fine old (11th century) Scottish name.  Few spell it
> right the first time -- and the armorial search engine doesn't always hit on
> the first try.

It's got you, all right, but you've got the exact spelling wrong
in your sig.. While this is certainly period practice (spelling
being what it was even among the learned), it's a bother when
you've got to match the name exactly.

> >Then, we'll take your desn and see if
> >it's not in violation of the design principles and if it
> >conflicts with another person's coat of arms. 
> No readily apparent conflicts in the online armorial.  It's very simple
> actually (if my heraldese is correct):
> Gules, a carrack, with sails furled and pennon flying, Or, within a bordure
> gyronny sable and Or.  

Aesthetically, I think making the bordure compony would look
better. Also, it'd be easier to draw and paint.

> Whoever is responsible for for the online armorial has done a wonderful job.
> It helped me reject several designs that were obviously in conflict.  The
> next obvious step is to get the submission forms available on the net as
> well, so artistically impaired folks such as I can prepare legible (dare we
> hope, even aesthetically pleasing?) submissions.  

As to that, I think some have already noted that electronic
versions are available, but not yet Net available.

Pedro de Alcazar, AoA
Barony of Storvik, Atlantia
Pursuivant Extraordinary and Junior Minion
Or, six Castles Vert within a Bordure Gules semy of Roundels Or
Craig Levin
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