You are about to submit your
name and device to the SCA College of Arms. Welcome to a tradition that
goes back many years. This handout will explain what youíll need to do:
Prepare the forms
For the name form, fill in your
own name, address, and such. The name on the first line should be your
personal SCA name. The following line should be for the name youíre now
submitting, if thatís different from your personal name:
the name of a household, or an alternate persona.
Where the form asks for documentation,
please supply the titles, authors and page numbers that document your name
submission. If the reference you cite isnít in the Collegeís library, then
youíll need to supply photocopies of the relevant pages (as well as the
title pages of the book), with the pertinent passages highlighted.
For the armory form, fill in
your name, address, and such, just as on the name form. (Make sure the
name on the armory form matches the name on the name form!) Draw your armory
in a dark ink, not pencil -- remember, this has to be photocopied. If you
like, you can forego all the technical heraldic jargon; let your herald
fill that in. If thereís some special artistic detail you want the scribes
to know about ("I prefer metallic gold, not yellow"), write that under
the notes to the artist.
Sign all your forms
with your legal signature.
Now Make the Copies
How many copies do you need?
4 color armory forms.
Thatís one for your local pursuivant, one for the Kingdom, one for the
Laurel Sovereign of Arms and one more for the backup archives. See below
left. (Make the copies first, and then color them!)
How Much Does It Cost?
1 outline armory form, with
nothing colored in, not even the black bits. See below right.
3 name forms. (Again, one for
your local herald, one for the Kingdom, one for Laurel.) Three copies of
the documentation too, please!
Keep all the originals for yourself.
$10.00 per action. Thatís $10.00
for a name, $10.00 for a device, $10.00 for a badge. If you decide to do
a badge later, you do not need to re-register your name! If for some reason
something does not pass, you may resubmit for free until something does
pass. Make checks out to SCA - Caid College of Heralds.
Revised by Master Bruce Draconarius
of Mistholme, March 1998