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Description of My  SCA Arms

Lady Zoe' Anastaisa Dallassena deFlora

Armorial awarded 1985, Principality of Drachenwald

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Since a coat of arms is a graphic means of identification, the arms represent the individual or family. The degree of honor and respect accorded to the arms depends upon the behavior and contributions to the community or society of those who bear them.

 

 

The field - is the entire shield

Colors 

Gold (Or)

Generosity and elevation of the mind

Blue (Azure)

Truth and loyalty

The Charges - Cross, Cinquefoils, and Tower

A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars intersecting each other at a 90 angle, dividing one or two of the lines in half. The lines usually run vertically and horizontally.

The cross is one of the most ancient human symbols, and is used by many religions, most notably Christianity. 

It is frequently a representation of the division of the world into four elements (or cardinal points), or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955).

The cross used here - Also known as the Latin cross or crux ordinaria. It is the most common symbol of Christianity, intended to represent the redeeming martyrdom of Jesus when he is crucified on the True Cross in the New Testament.

It is used here as a representation of the division of the world into four elements 

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Cinquefoils - Hope and Joy

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Castle (Tower/Chateau) - Safety and Grandeur

 

Supporters

 

A frequent augmentation of honor is the addition of supporters, either persons, objects, or heraldic beasts on one or both sides of the shield. These virtually always indicate nobility. I used cinquefoils. and gold vines.

 

Red (Gules)

Warrior or martyr; Military strength and magnanimity

Gold (Or)  Generosity and elevation of the mind 
Vine Strong and lasting friendship
Cinquefoil Hope and Joy

 

The crest normally stands within a wreath of cloth, called a torse,  in the principal tinctures of the shield (the liveries). Objects frequently borne as crests include animals, especially lions, normally showing only the fore half; human figures, likewise often from the waist up; hands or arms holding weapons; bird's wings. In Germany and nearby countries, the crest often repeats the liveries in the form of a tall hat, a fan of plumes in alternating tinctures, or a pair of curving horns.

I used a Tower/Castle. I did not use a torse, I used Mantling

Mantling

Mantling or lambrequin is drapery tied to the helmet (My case a Tower) above the shield. It forms a backdrop for the shield. It is a depiction of the protective cloth covering (often of linen) worn by knights from their helmets to stave off the elements, and, secondarily, to decrease the effects of sword-blows against the helmet in battle, from which it is usually shown tattered or cut to shreds as if damaged in combat, though the edges of most are simply decorated at the emblazoner's discretion.

 

 

There is a widespread misconception, due in part to Victorian stationers' marketing of engraved letterheads, that a crest and a coat of arms belong to everyone with the same family name; but usage by persons not descended from the original grantee constitutes usurpation. 

 

Bogus "family crests" continue to be sold to the gullible by heraldic bucket shops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward we walk, back into time, to play in the castles of our mind.

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