Heraldic Links

Below are some words from the Swartzdrachen on how to find out more about SCA Heraldry.

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I have increasingly been coming across people who say in my presence that this heraldry thing is pretty cool and how can they get more involved?  Many of these people have then
found out how easy it is to become a herald: One need merely express interest in doing so in my general vicinity. :)

A number of such people did so at Raglan Fair, and so for those who are interest in knowing where to go next to learn more and get involved, I put together a selection of links.
If you have no further interest in being a herald, then read no further. :)  For the rest of you, here they are:

Official communication in the DW College of Heralds happens via the Dragon’s Tale and the dwh-l mailing list: http://lists.drachenwald.sca.org/dwh-l.html

The rules and regs can be found at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/sena.html,
http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents.html, and http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/admin.html; the former two are the most useful ones, the latter is more about the admin side
of submissions.

The database of registered names and armory is at http://oanda.sca.org/; the “name pattern search form” is the best for name conflict checking, the Index of the Ordinary
the best for devices.

The best place to start researching names is http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/, and the best place to start for (medieval as opposed to SCA) heraldry is http://www.s-gabriel.org/heraldry/

Commentary on submissions happens at OSCAR:
http://oscar.sca.org/. Anyone can create an account. Anyone with a valid account may comment on Drachenwald submissions which have been presented to the DW CoH for commentary (on the “Internal Letter of Intent” = ILoI). There’s an article on how to do good
commentary here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loicommenting.html

And finally, there’s a great question/consultation/chat group for SCA heralds on FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/235137199202/

Cheers,
-Aryanhwy Schwarzdrachen

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