Finally got finished doing the layout needed to produce a single PDF of my entire Field Only Armoury Project from the SCA Ordinary & Armorial.
It’s formatted for 11″ x 17″ paper (North American ledger-size) but should scale cleanly to smaller paper. Each sheet is 5 columns by 5 rows, and the whole thing is currently 7 pages long.
There have been Field-Only registrations since I did my data pull back in October or November of 2017; I’m planning on adding them to the empty space of Page 7 sometime soon. Once that fills up I guess I’ll re-order the whole thing and produce a second edition!
I believe I’ve caught all the errors of emblazon, blazon, or just simple typo, but if you notice anything off please, please let me know here by comment or via the Contact form!
Part Twelve takes us out of the long run of “Per fess” devices and into the long run of “Per pale” ones, with a few detours between.
Some nice combinations of field divisions in this batch, especially the stripey angles of the two “Per pale and chevronelly” devices, Eadan Munro’s “Per pale and chevronelly inverted gules and argent” top right and Kenric æt Essexe’s “Per pale and chevronelly Or and sable”, leftmost on the middle row.
EDIT to add, 19 January 2018: Duke Kenric æt Essexe was lost in a boating accident on January 12 2018. He was three times King of the East, held numerous awards, and sounds like he was an amazing man. The EK Gazette has a long and detailed obituary. Here’s his entry in the East Kingdom Order of Precedence. I knew going into this project (and mentioned in one of the first entries) that I’d be emblazoning devices belonging to deceased SCA members, but finding his obit on the Gazette was a surprise.
My favourite might actually be Brandubh Ó Donnghaile’s “Per pale argent and sable chapé ployé counterchanged” device, rightmost centre row. Two tinctures, a common field division and a rare one all combine to make a really distinctive but really simple device! Chapé ployé is one of those oddball divisions that lists tinctures in weird orders, designed to give a baby herald fits but at least I’ve seen it a few times already in this project…
One thing I really like about using Inkscape for this whole project is that an SVG file is ultimately just a fancy text file (XML, to be slightly more precise) so if you want to, say, swap your blue and purple colours out for other ones, you can open the SVG in a good text editor and run find-and-replace to swap your hexdecimal colour codes for new ones! Boom, instant tweaking to a deeper blue and (not seen in this batch, but soon) a less pink richer purple tincture!
Something I created a few years ago but have apparently never blogged about.
Done in Inkscape, as is often the case.
Apparently this is a slight mis-quoting of G.K. Chesterton, who actually said, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
Traditionally read on Christmas Eve, naturally, at least in our family. I can still recite large stretches of this from memory, purely from childhood repetition! This is the complete text of Clement Clark Moore’s famous poem, on one sheet. This is a project that’s been knocking around in the back of my head for number of years, and this holiday season I finally did something about it.