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Re: Heraldic help

Poster: Heather Swann <swannh@psi.com>

>> >> 2) The drawing is considerably more important that the blazon.
>> <snip>
>> Why is this?  I'm just curious, because frankly the ability to write is
>> more common in the SCA than the ability to draw.
>Short answer: because that's what the Heralds said. ;-)

Uh huh.
>And true, while more people can write than they can draw, as someone said,
>more people can draw than they can blazon properly.

But the blazon is the herald's job.  Are you saying the local herald might
not have a clue?
>> What's the rationale behind this?  I'd really like to know. I would think
>> going by the words would make it easier on the heralds.  Goodness knows,
>> it's hard enough finding someone to draw up your device, much less draw it
>> up well- it takes time and skill.
>Many of the senior heralds have mentioned on this thread that it is the
>drawing that they use, not the written description, including the Laurel
>Herald in one of the emails (It was the Laurel Herald, wasn't it?
>Maybe the Triton Herald.  Oh dear, see: threads last longer than a day
>and the specifics just drain right out of my head...).  No doubt they
>could explain the rationale better than I -- I can kinda understand why,
>but describing how it applies is seeming to elude me this afternoon...
Ah, well, glad I got mine passed years ago....

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