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Re: Heraldic help

Poster: Tanner Lovelace <lovelace@acm.org>

On Thu, 5 Jun 1997, Stephen Mumford wrote:

> 2) The drawing is considerably more important that the emblazon.  As
> someone mentioned before, it is a myth that drawing skills aren't
> important to the submission of your device (this is news to me, as I was
> also under the impression that drawing was secondary to a description you
> sent along with it -- as I am a new Deputy herald, I am glad I discovered
> this fallacy before I handle anyone's submission, so that I do not make
> the same mistake here).
> 3) As has also been discussed here, the blazon is what the heralds go by
> -- not the written emblazon.  If they conflict, the heralds go with the
> drawing, and *not* the written description.  This is also something to
> keep in mind.


Before you handle anyone's submission, just remember that in the
above paragraphs you have it backward.  The emblazon is the drawing
and the blazon is the words that describe the drawing.  (I guess 
to emblaze would be to draw heraldically?!?... :-).

In service,
Lord Kendrick Wayfarer
Sometime herald
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