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voice-herldry-msg – 4/28/05


Comments, suggestions, ideas on "voice" heraldry in period and the SCA.


NOTE: See also the files: heraldry-msg, mottoes1-msg, mottoes2-msg, p-heralds-msg, heraldry-tips-msg, heraldry-bks-msg, arms-humor-msg.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that

I  have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some

messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.

These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I  have done a limited amount  of  editing. Messages having to do  with

seperate topics  were sometimes split into different files and sometimes

extraneous information was removed. For instance, the  message IDs  were

removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I

make  no claims  as  to the accuracy  of  the information  given  by the

individual authors.


Please respect the time  and  efforts of  those who have written  these

messages. The copyright status  of these messages  is  unclear  at this

time. If information  is  published  from  these  messages, please give

credit to the orignator(s).


Thank you,

    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

   mark.s.harris at motorola.com            stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 12:49:31 MST

From: Jodi McMaster <jmcmaste at accd.edu>

Subject: ANST-Announce - Herald Stuff at Southern Regional


Greetings, Good Heralds of Ansteorra!


Please consider joining us at the Southern Regional Festival to be held

in Huntsville, Texas, March 31-April 2.  On Saturday, there will be the

first (to our knowledge) Voice Heralds Triathlon.  The event will

consist of three courses: Distance, Speed, and Accuracy. Book heralds

are asked to serve as judges.  For all heralds, I will be sponsoring a

lunch sideboard with heraldic games.  *PLEASE, pretty please, come by.*

I need to field test the games (not the food) for KWHS.


Triathlon Details:


Distance:  We will have a fighter-calling competition for this portion.

A course will be measured out, and competitors will have to try and get

the attention of a fully armored fighter at various distances.


Speed:  A course will be laid out at the event site.  Each competitor

will have at least one opportunity during the day to make an

announcement around the course.  Points will be given for speed, style,

and clarity.  *This may include wake-up.  If you want to be complete

this portion during wake-up, please let me know.*


Accuracy:  The deliciously devious Master Daniel de Lincolia is

preparing a court that will test your ability to perform accurately

under the trying conditions of court. Style points will also be awarded.


AElfwyn aet Gyrwum



Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:15:11 -0500

From: Elaine Koogler <ekoogler at chesapeake.net>

Subject: Re: SC - Stefan's promotion


Sue Clemenger wrote:

> Heralds are good at slips of the tongue....our Baronial service award is

> known as the "Jewel of the Keep," and a few years back, a local lady

> became known as a "Jewel of the Creep." <g>

> --maire


Or there was the time when I was heralding a Royal Atlantian Court and announced

the King and Queen of the East as King Wanda and Queen Siegfried...when I

corrected myself, HRM informed me that I had it right the first time!





From: Stephen Macthomas [macthomas at ev1.net]

Sent: Monday, April 22, 2002 5:20 PM

To: ansteorra at ansteorra.org

Subject: [Ansteorra] Wake Up Herald!


I once woke up a camp with something akin to: "Oyez, oyez!  The time is now

seven of the watch, the day dawns bright and cheerful. One hour until armor

inspection.  Two hours until morning court.  Three hours until Merchants Row

opens, where you can acquire your very own life-size likeness of the wake-up

herald.  This missive brought to you by the Interkingdom Archery

Competition.  That is all."


No one threw or shot anything at me at all.  I was, however, offered coffee

three times and breakfast once.  And got a lot of laughs. (OT note: there's

a reason the morning shows on the radio are generally funnier than the shows

throughout the day.  Same principle works for the SCA too.)




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