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Re: Heraldic help
Poster: Heather Swann <email@example.com>
>> >> 2) The drawing is considerably more important that the blazon.
>> 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. ;-)
>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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