[Artemisia] Heraldry Notifications and Rejections (PLEASE READ)

morgan wolf morganblaidddu at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 15 03:26:52 CDT 2013

I really, REALLY try to support my Kingdom Officers, and even more so support my SCA family in their offices, but rejecting because they used the wrong crayons?  That strikes me as utterly ridiculous, and a real good reason to not bother with registration.  Having said that, I realize that this is a Laurel Sovereign/BoD level rule, not something our wonderful Kingdom Heralds would do to us, which I appreciate. 


Baron Morgan Blaidd Du,
Protege and Ghillie to Baron Master James Ulrich MacKellar, OL OP;
and Baroness Mistress Rachel Ashton, OP

> From: Golden Wing Principal Herald <principal-herald at artemisia.sca.org>
>To: Aerie <artemisia at lists.gallowglass.org> 
>Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:21 PM
>Subject: [Artemisia] Heraldry Notifications and Rejections (PLEASE READ)
>Below are a couple important notes for those who have recently submitted
>heraldry or who are planning on submitting heraldry soon. Please pass this
>on and cross post in any appropriate locations. Notifications.
>Our new Golden Pillar, THL Sine has sent out a number of notifications this
>weekend, clearing a bit of a backlog. If you have had a submission in the
>last year or so and have not heard anything, check your e-mail. Also, have
>your local Herald check their mail, as she has updated the notification
>system to let them know when an approval or rejection has been sent for an
>Many thanks to THL Sine for what she has done in her short time in this
>Heraldry Rejections.
>There have been two major causes for Heraldry rejections in the last year.
>1) Use of wax pencil (colored pencil)/crayon/colored ink from a printer. DO
>NOT use these mediums to color your device. The Laurel meetings in May of
>2011 determined these were cause for return, and your device will be
>returned. Instead, please use Crayola Classic Markers (not the washable
>ones). The 8 count box should have all the right tinctures.
>2) New Submission Standards. As of May 2012, the Laurel has phased out the
>old submissions standards (RfS) and has instituted The Standards for
>Evaluation of Names and Armory (SENA) http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html.
>All new submissions and resubmissions must comply with these standards.
>Please review these standards.
>One of the changes that seems to be causing rejection is "The charges
>within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations
>or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation (in cross, combatant,
>or in pall points outward, for example). A charge group in which postures
>for different charges must be blazoned individually will not be allowed
>without period examples of that combination of postures."
>Basically, you cannot have a charge oriented in a different direction than
>any other charges on a device.
>If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me
>directly at principal-herald at artemisia.sca.org.
>Dunkr Ormrhandleggr
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