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Myths & Legends Heraldry

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Welcome to the Heraldry in LarpCraft beta test group! Now, you might be asking yourself what this is all about. You've seen us post and point out heraldry, but what is it?

Alas you have come to the right place! I have been writing blog articles and posting them here as well in our forum that explain every aspect of heraldry, from how it was used historically to how we can use it in our own system. If you have any questions please feel free to ask any of the admins here.

As I said prior this is a beta test group. Which means this might not even stick around, but we'd like it to. However we cannot test much of anything without participation from others. Help us learn what we need to know to help create personalized arms to your characters and how to keep track of them all in our own Scrolls of Arms.

There is a submission guide in the forums, please read that before submitting your item. Please remember that all official submissions go in the forums, and not on this front page. Here you will find announcements, questions, answers, and possibly little games designed to help teach people how to be heralds.

Thank you for reading the above, and welcome to our group!
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Alphyn
The alphyn is a monster with a body similar to that of a tyger; its other characteristics vary, but it is most commonly shown with eagle’s forelegs and a knotted tail. It was used as a badge by the Lords de la Warre, c.1476 [Dennys 146]. Etymological evidence suggests that the alphyn and the enfield are both variants of the same non-heraldic monster.

The alphyn does not seem to have a default posture; the illustration shows an alphyn passant.


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Sounds like you're near the Meadowmere group. With the colors what I've been doing is you can stick in any of the shades since the blazoning already works like a color wheel. Just blazon it right the right base color and shade/lighten as you need.
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Yeah i typically use Or, Vert and Sable. Different variations of course and never color on color or metal on metal. My new character for Larp craft hasn't tested his metal on the battlefield so have yet to decide if he will have full heraldry or perhaps just a basic device considering his Surname is Darkhart I am considering a stag perhaps. As for getting back into SCA, i don't think ill get back into that. Im a former champion and knight in heavy combat but physically can no longer fight in Heavy Combat due to medical issues. Not a fan of rapier combat. Perhaps archery but only in a tournament target format. Just seeing the fighters going toe to toe with rattan on shield would be upsetting to me. Is ok however as foam on foam at least keeps my skills intact lol
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Serena Valentina
I've heard from those who play heavy but prefer larp that larp combat is easier and you don't go home hurting from fighting yourself to use the rattan and armor. What was your SCA name outa curiosity? And right now you kinda have free reign for what you want to do heraldicly. Go nuts. :3 If you need help there's plenty around.
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Myths & Legends Heraldry

At some point down the road, I'd like to have a Heraldry group for each of the game systems because one group is too much if thousands of...
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Zulfikar
The zulfikar is a charge from Islamic heraldry, representing the sword given to Ali by Mohammed (on whom be peace). It’s depicted as a sword, whose blade is strongly forked for about half its length; the blade might be either straight or curved. The zulfikar shown here was used on the standard of Selim I, Ottoman Sultan 1470-1520 [from the Topkapi Museum, Istanbul].

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Working hard on the Larp U courses. Can't wait to work with someone who knows heraldry inside and out on the final details!
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Man-tyger
The man-tyger is a monster, consisting of a lion with a human head; sometimes the feet have been replaced by human hands. It’s been suggested [Dennys 116] that the monster is an heraldic representation of the baboon of nature: the cant with Babyngton, who used the man-tyger as a badge in 1529, supports this theory. The man-tyger is very similar to the manticore, and may be considered an artistic variant.

The man-tyger doesn’t seem to have a default posture, so this must be explicitly blazoned; the illustration shows a man-tyger passant guardant. For related charges, see lamia. See also sphinx.

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Shoulda started it here rather than in the location scrolls. Woops. Anywho, here's the placeholder again. Gonna step aside and let the...
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