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FW: May Laurel Acceptances and Returns

Poster: PETERSR@spiegel.becltd.com (Peters, Rise J.)

From: Corun MacAnndra

Caitlin wrote:
> Lady Rhiannon Ui Neill, Triton Principal Herald, Atlantia wrote:
> >>The name is being returned for lack of documentation. The armory is
> >>being returned for a redraw, as it was not clear, even on the large
> >>emblazon, whether the animal was a cow as blazon, or a goat, what
> >>the submitter apparently wanted.
> How does this work?  When I submitted my device, I was told not to worry
> about the fact that I can't draw, that if my drawing wasn't good enough to 

> make it clear that I meant a dumbek and not a goblet, the heralds would
> at the blazon and judge accordingly.

Is there not a place on the submission form where one writes, in the 
of Heralds, the device? If so, then logic follows that if it says cow, even
though the beast looks like a goat drawn by a four year old, then cow it is.
I have been told on many occasions that certain things are the generic thing
itself rather than a specific variant of the thing. For example, a ship is a
ship is a ship, whether it is a drekkar or a galleon, and that the only 
that matter are coloration (eg. of sails) or facing direction (there may be
more differences that I don't know, I use these as examples). Herein then
logic follows that no matter how the ship is drawn or described, it is a 
to the Heralds and nothing else.

Ergo, a cow, no matter how badly drawn, is not a goat, and a ship, no matter
how described, is a ship. I do not understand how the Heralds can have any
confusion over what seems to be a very clear distinction. But then I am not
a Herald. Perhaps we would all benefit from further elucidation.

In service,

     Corun MacAnndra   |   Dark Horde by birth   |   Moritu by choice
 I do not understand objections to 'cruel and unusual' punishment. While a
judge should be benevolent in purpose, his awards should cause the criminal
to suffer, else there is no punishment. -- R. A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

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