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 Post subject: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:50 pm 
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This is a thread where you can share any flags, crests, or coats of arms you've made for any part of your world. I'm trying to do more with heraldry, so I'm curious to see what everyone else has come up with. This is the first coat of arms I've made for Lor-Amar.


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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:18 am 
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:o :cool: That's an awesome coat of arms, Rinja! It suits the Scalestrides perfectly. :D Good job!

*will have to think about this to see if there's one she could post*

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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:14 am 
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Here's my first flag. It's for Jaegar. :cool:


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Lady Kitra Skene wrote:
Hitler and flamingos will always remind me of Abi.
Kya Lightwing wrote:
I think "IDK ask Gael she'd know" is the story of everyone's life... :D
The Dark Golden Dreamer wrote:
You kill people, Gael. D: How can I not die over that?
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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:21 am 
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These are the personal flags I made for Tanner and Kaida.




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Haud Retene Haud Reverte

All resemblance to persons, people, friends, relatives, quotes, cultures, artificial intelligences, inside jokes, pets, unclaimed personalities, sentient objects, extra-terrestrials, inter-terrestrials, and draperies living, dead, undead, or comatose in any of my work are purely coincidental, incidental, circumstantial, inadvertent, unplanned, unforeseen, and unintentional. There's seriously no way I was referring to you. Honest.

The story so far:
Birthright: Eleventh chapter pending. 28280 words.
Heritage: First chapter drafted.
Legacy: Character and plot development stage.
Get a feel for the land. Visit Lor-Amar today!

Other novels on the brain:
Quicksilver
Shen'oh Story
Crusoe's Star
War Blazer
Seven Arts Story
The Queen's Knave
Polarians
Exile Realms
All Librarians Are Secret Agents


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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:35 pm 
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When I was in high school (and taking a "Writing Workshop" class so I could claim this was schoolwork :)) I spent a lot of time developing coats of arms for various characters. I particularly liked developing the heraldic descriptions. The descriptions I made that survive and I can find, unfortunately, are all too complicated for the web-based image generators to produce an image to post here ...

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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:35 am 
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I made this one for fun. The Latin motto is one I often find myself saying.


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Haud Retene Haud Reverte

All resemblance to persons, people, friends, relatives, quotes, cultures, artificial intelligences, inside jokes, pets, unclaimed personalities, sentient objects, extra-terrestrials, inter-terrestrials, and draperies living, dead, undead, or comatose in any of my work are purely coincidental, incidental, circumstantial, inadvertent, unplanned, unforeseen, and unintentional. There's seriously no way I was referring to you. Honest.

The story so far:
Birthright: Eleventh chapter pending. 28280 words.
Heritage: First chapter drafted.
Legacy: Character and plot development stage.
Get a feel for the land. Visit Lor-Amar today!

Other novels on the brain:
Quicksilver
Shen'oh Story
Crusoe's Star
War Blazer
Seven Arts Story
The Queen's Knave
Polarians
Exile Realms
All Librarians Are Secret Agents


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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:04 am 
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Lady Kitra Skene wrote:
I made this one for fun. The Latin motto is one I often find myself saying.


I will freely admit that my Latin is growing slowly rusty. But there's a couple of things about that "motto" (I prefer the word "epigram" or "maxim" for such things that aren't intended as guiding principles) that make me wince: First, "causa" is redundant ("haec causa" is "this reason", and just as in English "this" can stand alone). Second, "non potest ... esse" is an awkward construction. In any case, it's a broader statement than the English title above the image: "this cause is why the good cannot be." And third, while in Latin one can use almost any sentence order, it's most common and natural to place the main verb at the end. A rendering closer to the English but in more idiomatic Latin would, I think, be "Haec quod non bona habere possumus est."

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My blog includes the following "departments":
  • Background on the Shine Cycle, my planned fantasy series, spanning over two centuries of an imagined world's history, several universes (including various alternate histories and our own future), and the stories of dozens of characters (many from our world).
  • Strategic Primer, a strategy game I'm developing, played by email, assisted by programs I'm developing. The current campaign (moving slowly, less than one turn a month) always needs more players.
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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:07 am 
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Yup. I speak Latin, I just didn't want to take more time away from my writing on a whim, so I just took what GTran gave me.

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All resemblance to persons, people, friends, relatives, quotes, cultures, artificial intelligences, inside jokes, pets, unclaimed personalities, sentient objects, extra-terrestrials, inter-terrestrials, and draperies living, dead, undead, or comatose in any of my work are purely coincidental, incidental, circumstantial, inadvertent, unplanned, unforeseen, and unintentional. There's seriously no way I was referring to you. Honest.

The story so far:
Birthright: Eleventh chapter pending. 28280 words.
Heritage: First chapter drafted.
Legacy: Character and plot development stage.
Get a feel for the land. Visit Lor-Amar today!

Other novels on the brain:
Quicksilver
Shen'oh Story
Crusoe's Star
War Blazer
Seven Arts Story
The Queen's Knave
Polarians
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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:40 am 
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That looks cool. :D

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Lots of things. I think I started saying it when drama television shows were on...

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Haud Retene Haud Reverte

All resemblance to persons, people, friends, relatives, quotes, cultures, artificial intelligences, inside jokes, pets, unclaimed personalities, sentient objects, extra-terrestrials, inter-terrestrials, and draperies living, dead, undead, or comatose in any of my work are purely coincidental, incidental, circumstantial, inadvertent, unplanned, unforeseen, and unintentional. There's seriously no way I was referring to you. Honest.

The story so far:
Birthright: Eleventh chapter pending. 28280 words.
Heritage: First chapter drafted.
Legacy: Character and plot development stage.
Get a feel for the land. Visit Lor-Amar today!

Other novels on the brain:
Quicksilver
Shen'oh Story
Crusoe's Star
War Blazer
Seven Arts Story
The Queen's Knave
Polarians
Exile Realms
All Librarians Are Secret Agents


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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
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Not ncessarily a posting, but more of a question along the same lines.

How would one go about making a coat of arms/herald/crest? (And is there a difference between those three....)

I love that sort of stuff, but have no idea where to start....

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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
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A herald is a person who makes introductions, or the act of making an introduction. Different individuals would have different symbols used to introduce them, the same as we wear name tags in certain settings today. Heraldry is the system of using those symbols to mean different things. The crest was the symbol that represented your family line, and the coat of arms was the shield that bore the crest.

I usually start here with my family crests, but there are other websites that will also give you the meanings of different shapes in the backdrop, and pictures of what certain symbols look like. You can also do some research and make up your own, since what we know of heraldry is usually exclusive to Europe.

Most crests are based on a few key elements such as where the family lived, what rank they held in society, how they may have gained fame, what they value, and what traits they have that set them apart from other families.

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http://unshakablegirl.com/
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/kitra-skene

Haud Retene Haud Reverte

All resemblance to persons, people, friends, relatives, quotes, cultures, artificial intelligences, inside jokes, pets, unclaimed personalities, sentient objects, extra-terrestrials, inter-terrestrials, and draperies living, dead, undead, or comatose in any of my work are purely coincidental, incidental, circumstantial, inadvertent, unplanned, unforeseen, and unintentional. There's seriously no way I was referring to you. Honest.

The story so far:
Birthright: Eleventh chapter pending. 28280 words.
Heritage: First chapter drafted.
Legacy: Character and plot development stage.
Get a feel for the land. Visit Lor-Amar today!

Other novels on the brain:
Quicksilver
Shen'oh Story
Crusoe's Star
War Blazer
Seven Arts Story
The Queen's Knave
Polarians
Exile Realms
All Librarians Are Secret Agents


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 Post subject: Re: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, and Family Crests
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:33 pm 
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Wow!!! Thank you so very, very much!!! This has already helped me a lot.

I appreciate your explanation and thanks for taking the time to answer!

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