ARMS, DEVICES, AND BADGES APPROVED BY THE LAUREL PRINCIPAL KING OF ARMS OF THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM, INC., 14 DECEMBER 1971 ANNO SOCIETATES VI, AND REGISTERED WITH THE IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF ARMS FROM THAT DATE THENCEFORWARD.
1. COLLEGE OF BARDS OF ATENVELDT. Azure, a branch palewise argent.
2. COLLEGE OF MUSICIANS OF ATENVELDT. Per bend sinister sable and azure, a clarion Or.
[NOTE: the clarion as defined by the Imperial College is that curious shape sometimes otherwise known as claricord, sufflue, organ-rest, &c, and having nothing to do with a "clarion-trumpet," a kind of brass wind-instrument resembling a trombone.]
3. COOKS' GUILD OF ATENVELDT. Or, above a base rayonnée gules a cauldron sable.
4. DANIEL OF THE DOWNS, change from previously approved device: Sable ermined Or, on a fess argent a ram charging gules.
5. ROBYN OF MANIA. (f.) Gules, on a bend argent a raven displayed palewise wings inverted sable grasping in its beak a rose, flower to sinister, gules, slipped and leaved vert.
6. WOLFGAND DE ROTUS. Quarterly sable and argent, a sun in splendour.
[A sun in splendour is by definition Or.]
DISTRIBUTION OF BROWNIE POINTS: Cooks Guild +5; Robyn of Mania -5 (Ugly but nothing in it is against the rules.) Good, simple design should be encouraged by all Society heraldic officers!
II. WEST KINGDOM
1. ANNETTE OF FAIRE MONTE. Or, in fess three thistles slipped and leaved proper conjoined at their bases and enflamed gules.
[Note: in the emblazoning of this device each separate stem of thistle with its surrounding flames should be able to be distinguished apart from the other two stems; the whole giving the appearance of a three-tined fork rather than of a triple-towered castle.)
2. GILLIES OF LENNOX (m): Or, a domestic cat sejant, paw extended sable.
3. JOHANNA VON GRIFFENHURST, O.L., change from previously registered Arms. Vert semé of amanita muscaria mushrooms proper, a griffin passant argent armed and langued gules.
4. SUSANNA DE LOS COPIHUES: Argent, three copihues (Chilean bellflowers, lanageria rosesa) pendent in pale and in chappe, gules.
[NOTE: upon the advice of Master Ioseph the Rhymer, Lord Aten Herald, this blazon was substituted for the proposed ". . . pendent as in a fan." The Lord Laurel finds it equally clear and more in keeping with traditional heraldic phrasing.)
5. WILLIAM OF HOGHTON. Per bend sinister sable and Or, two towers in bend, counterchanged. (+5 bp.)
(3) PROVINCE OF THE SOUTHERN SHORES
1. NEAL OF GYR. Per bend sinister argent and sable, a gyrfalcon facing sinister purpure perched on the pommel of a sword inverted argent hilted gules.
2. GWENDYLON OF THE THISTLE. Purpure, upon a roundel argent five thistles slipped and leaved proper conjoined in estoile.
[For purposes of Society heraldry, a thistle "proper" is purpure, this being the natural colour of the thistles we see growing wild all about us, including in the back-yard of Society headquarters.]
(C.) Barony of the Three Mountains.
1. ANNE OF THE WHITE TOWER. Sable, a tower argent.
2. PATRICK OF THE ISLES. Bend Or and gules counterchanged per bend sinister within a bordure engrailed sable. (+10 bp_
3. GILMIRRON OF THE BLUE FLAME. Sable, on a pale and base argent a flame azure issuant from the topmost of three annulets 1 and 2 gules.
4. JERALD SWORD-BREAKER (personal badge.) From a torse of Or and gules, a dexter armored arm embowed grasping a battle-axe gules hafted sable.
5. ARGACIL OF THE BLUE RANGE. Per fess argent and azure, a pile in point counterchanged.
(D) Barony of Madrone.
1. CATHERINE WINIFRED. Ermine, a domestic cat sejant affronty azure, orbed Or.
(E) Barony of the Angles.
1. POMPEIA OF FLANDERS. Vert, in fesse two poppies Or, between in pale two turtles turgiant argent.
2. ANASTASIA DE GRANDADA, change from previously registered device: Or, a quetzal proper perched on a pomegranate slipped and leaved gules.
3. ANNA GERTRUDE LIONHARDT. Azure, on a heart argent a lion rampant azure.
4. DAVID OF MOORLAND. Vert, on a bend Or three Moor's heads couped sable. (+5 bp)
5. GILL THE THISTLE THE NHEIL. Per pale vert and Or, a thistle slipped and leaved Or and three trefoils in pale slipped vert.
6. JOHN OF MANCHESTER. Argent, a tower gules and in base an arrowhead inverted sable.
[NOTE: by heraldic convention an arrow or arrowhead, unlike most other pointed weapons, is conventionally shown point down i.e. as if falling to its target. Note: here, the arrowhead, which should be drawn large enough to be clearly distinguished, is shown pointing upward.]
7. PETER VON EMKER. Argent, a bear rampant sable armed and langued gules beneath a pen and sword crossed saltirewise sable, all within a bordure per bend vert and gules.
[NOTE: according to our sources "pen" means only a quill-pen, not a red-pen (calamus).]
8. RAND THE SILVERSMITH. Sable, three African leopards passant in annulo, proper.
To be continued