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Guide to Successful Submissions: Armory

This guide is intended to provide an overview of what is required for a successful heraldic submission. It does not attempt to replace the Administrative Handbook or SENA, only to give you a guide to what is required and a checklist of common pitfalls to avoid. The full rules may be found at heraldry.sca.org/regs.html. Consulting heralds should read and be familiar with the content of this page. Please ask questions of your senior heralds if you have them!

Requirements for Armory Submissions

  • Two copies (one b&w line drawing and one colored emblazon) of a properly filled-out armory form
  • For armory which uses a restricted charge (e.g., a coronet or an Augmentation of Arms), documentation must be included as to the submitter's right to use that charge.
  • Armory which uses a charge or design element which has not been registered previously should include documentation in support of period usage of that charge or element.
  • Armory submissions MUST have a “Proposed Blazon”.
    • This helps Golden Dolphin to confirm the intended tinctures and charges
    • If uncertain as to the correct formal blazon, use common English, e.g., “I want two purple lions facing one another on either side of a red tower on a yellow background.”
  • The color emblazon must be colored with Crayola Classic Markers or their equivalent as recognized by the Laurel office.
  • Armory which falls outside of the Core Style rules in SENA must document and follow an Individually Attested Pattern as described in SENA A.4.

Updated 2/17/2014