Field Only Armoury Update, May 2022

UPDATE: The most recent version of my Field Only Armoury Project is now the June 2024 version.

This update of the Field Only Armoury Project updates us as far as the March 2022 Letters of Acceptances and Returns and adds fifteen new registrations to the collection.

For those unfamiliar with this project, it started back in the fall of 2017 because I wanted to get better at interpreting blazon (the language used to describe heraldic devices) and doing digital emblazons. I looked through the Ordinary & Armorial, the SCA’s massive online database of every name, device, badge, and other thing ever registered in the fifty plus years the Society for Creative Anachronism has been in operation, and eventually picked the Field Only registrations because they interested me, and because the size (about 200 registrations at that point) was ambitious but not wildly out of reach.

Over the course of a few months I published one page at a time of that first draft, nine devices at a time. Finally, in April 2018 I published The Whole Thing, 202 devices and badges.

Since then I’ve done annual updates to the project; this is the fourth such update.

The 2022 update brings us up to 258 devices and badges on 11 pages. It’s designed to print on 11×17 (Ledger size, in North America) paper, but scales down nicely to smaller paper, even Letter or A4 sizes. The whole thing is sorted alphabetically by blazon, starting with Fridha av Bergen’s Argent masoned azure and ending with Deykin ap Gwion’s Vert scaly Or.

If you just want the newest additions to the project on their own, possibly because you’ve already got a full printout of an earlier version of the Project, here’s the May 2022 new registrations only PDF.

Finally, if you want to dive into the working end of the Project, I’ve stuck my Excel sheet and the working SVG file into a ZIP file with a short README.

For a list of sources, please see my April 2018 post The Whole Thing, as it is still complete and accurate. Thanks again to all the people who’ve helped out and inspired this project over the years. I never expected it to become a regular part of my SCA routine, but here we are five years later and it very clearly is!

As always, comments, suggestions, or corrections can be done in comments here or by email; my email is on every single page of the PDFs. I really do like hearing from folks how they use this work, whether it’s to inspire and find potential conflicts for new registrations, for heraldic education, or other uses!

In Heraldic Service,
VĂ©mundr Syvursson
Paly barry argent and azure
23 May, 2022 CE, A.S. 57.