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Poster: David KUIJT <kuijt@umiacs.umd.edu>

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Michael Jeffrey Looney wrote:

> I thought this was a VERY good idea, and somethng that might work among us...
> ***>However, do expect to get asked who your knight (red), laurel
> (green) or
> >pelican (yellow) is if you happen to wear one of those colors.

This issue comes up every two years or so.

Belt colours as a job labelling method is not tremendously standardized. 
In many kingdoms (including Atlantia) the use of green or yellow belts for
apprentices or protegees is uncommon or unknown.  Even the use of red
belts for squires is by no means universal. 

My squires and apprentices both wear blue belts to show their fealty and
affiliation with me. If I ever take any protegees, I will give them a
blue belt.  The use of blue belts is an ancient tradition in my fealty
lineage tree.  Nearly a dozen Knights of Atlantia give their students blue
belts.  I also know several other examples in Atlantia of the belt colour
for squires/apprentices/protegees being based upon personal heraldic
livery colours of the teacher/mentor.

Dafydd ap Gwystl

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