Newsletter Feature: Fantastic Armory!

Post date: Dec 31, 2013 12:25:49 AM

Every month, as when I served as Wreath Queen of Arms, I registered on average somewhere around 150 pieces of armory. Out of those many devices and badges, there are some true gems that shine out as wonderful examples of good period design -- things that would look right at home in a period armorial. I don't think these designs get enough press, and so that's why I decided to start writing a little featureette thingy that is intended to go into kingdom newsletters whenever there's a need for a space-filler, or for use in the "extra" edition. Or heck, for publication anywhere else that's desired.

Each little article has 4 or 5 pieces of armory I thought were amongst the very best registered in a given month. I have chosen to start with April 2012, which is when the new Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory (SENA for short!) took effect, the first big rulechange in heraldry since the early 1990s. One of the benefits of SENA is that simple armory is even easier to register!

Kingdom Chroniclers take note: Below is a creative release form for these articles, suitable for publication practically anywhere. If you need anything more specific, just ask. The artwork included is considered fair use for heraldic purposes (which this certainly is), and so needs no separate release. If you have questions on any of this, please let me know! Likewise, I have arbitrarily formatted these as half of a page, but if a different layout would be better for you, just let me know what would work better, or if a different format of file would be better.

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