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Definition:[edit]

From the Glossary of Terms - The verbal or written description of a piece of armory. [see also Emblazon] [[1]]



A Heraldic Primer: Blazon and Emblazon[edit]

A heraldic picture is called an emblazon//. Emblazons are visual manifestations of heraldic insignia, typically displayed on shields or flags. Because emblazons are awkward to work with, heraldry uses a specialized jargon called //blazon// to describe shields and flags. Persons skilled in heraldry can discuss shields entirely in blazon, without ever drawing the emblazons. As a noun, the word //"blazon"is also used to refer to the heraldic description of a shield or flag. The great advantage of blazon over plain English is that blazon terms are defined more precisely than English ones. As a result, one can describe a shield more accurately and in fewer words with blazon than one can in plain English. The distinction between blazon and emblazon is an important one, since there is not a one-to-one correspondence between blazons and emblazons. In many cases, a particular emblazon can be blazoned// (=described in heraldic language) in more than one way. And no two heraldic artists will //emblazon (=draw) a given blazon in exactly the same way. But for well-designed heraldry, the blazon captures the important features of the emblazon, and, given a blazon, a trained heraldic artist should be able to produce a reasonable facsimile of the original emblazon. [[2]]


References:[edit]

A Grammar of Blazonry or Master Bruce's Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Blazon [[3]]

Quizlet Flashcards - Anpliça Fiore has created a series of on-line flashcards to assist in learning the terminology of blazon.



Rules:[edit]


Precedents:[edit]

Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - [[4]] Morsulus Heralds Website - [[5]] (to search the LoARs and Precedents) Restatement Wiki - [[6]] (restatements of Precedents) Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.

2nd Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (April 2011 - August 2011) - [[7]] 1st Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - [[8]] The 2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) - [[9]]


The Tenure of Shauna of Carrick Point (May 2004 - August 2004) - [[10]] The 1st Tenure of François la Flamme (August 2001 - April 2004) - [[11]] The Tenure of Elsbeth Anne Roth (June 1999 - July 2001) - [Armory Precedents] The Tenure of Jaelle of Armida (June 1996 - June 1999) - [[12]] The 2nd Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (November 1993 - June 1996) -

The Tenure of Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme (June 1992 - October 1993) - [[13]] The 1st Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (June 1990 - June 1992) -

The Tenure of Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (September 1986 - June 1990) - [[14]] The Tenure of Baldwin of Erebor (August 1984 - August 1986) - [HTML Document] The Tenure of Wilhelm von Schlüssel (August 1979 - August 1984) - [[15]] The Tenure of Karina of the Far West (December 1975 - June 1979) - [[16]] The Early Days (June 1971 - June 1975) - [[17]]