minstrel: bard favors

Lisa and Ken Theriot lnktheriot at compuserve.com
Fri Mar 17 07:30:49 PST 2000

Sometimes the heraldry police are correct.  Be very careful about designing 
things for the SCA without doing some basic heraldic consultation.

In this case, there is a very definite problem, in that a silver harp on a 
blue field is the emblem of the Order of the Harp Argent of Caid, the 
intermediate level arts award for the kingdom.  I believe the actual 
registered badge has a silver embattled bordure (which was necessary at the 
time to clear a mundane conflict), but the medallions handed out to the 
Companions of the Order do not (I know, because I've got one!).  Anyone 
barding in a Caidan camp wearing such a favor would likely be presumed to 
have an award they probably don't have.

Stick with ribbons!


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