Silent Heraldry (Sign Language) Deputy: Open opportunity
“Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Pray heed the words of Their Royal Majesties!” If you have attended a court or meeting in the SCA, you have heard the clarion call of a Herald. Their duties extended beyond “being loud,” however. Our Heralds are knowledgeable in a wide variety of topics related to Medieval Heraldry.
Court Heralds serve in courts and meetings to call attention to the words of The Crown, Their Heirs, or the Landed Nobility. They also maintain our awards databases and read awards into official record during court. Site Heralds travel throughout event sites, sharing announcements of importance. Lyst Heralds call forth combatants to the field and provide critical announcements there. Silent Heralds provide ASL support during courts and meetings.
Researching a name for your SCA persona, and associated display heraldry can be time-consuming. Our Heralds have access to an extensive network of primary sources and experts to ease the research and help provide the required supporting documentation. You may use a name and/or device without registering them, but registration reserves them for your use only.
Heraldry of Namron
SCA Titles and Alternatives
In the SCA, gentles are granted specific titles for use based on awards received and/or positions held. An ever-growing list of researched, period-accurate non-English and gender-neutral titles is available.
Scribal artists work closely with our Heralds. Members of the Firestorm Ink Guild create original award scroll designs, paint existing designs, and complete scroll calligraphy for awards issued at both the Baronial and Kingdom levels. The guild meets weekly; newcomers are encouraged to join and learn.
Laws, Handbooks, and Policies
- Herald Reference Guide
- Kingdom of Ansteorra College of Heralds
- SCA College of Arms on the Web
- Kingdom of Ansteorra Administrative Handbook for the College of Heralds
- SCA Administrative Handbook of the College of Arms
- SCA Standards for Evaluation of Names and Armory
- SCA Submitters’ Guide to Submissions
- SCA Sign Herald’s Handbook
Forms and Reporting
- Quarterly Report
- Court Report
- Name Submission Form for Individuals
- Name Submission by an SCA Branch
- Device Submission Form
- Badge Submission Form
- Single Client Submission Form
- Roster Submission Form
Herald Applicant Information
Please review the Herald Reference Guide prior to applying.
Applications may be completed using this online form. The “Position Being Applied For” field must be “Barony of Namron Herald.” Email addresses to receive copies are:
Proof of membership (Family or Sustaining) must be submitted to the Local Seneschal, Equinox Herald, and Kingdom Officer Applications Coordinator.
If you are unable to use the online form, a paper version is available for download. The submission requirements are the same.