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#1
Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by Laurna - Today at 01:02:37 PM
I have to give thanks to Feyd for the White hand and Thank you to Jerusha for the Red Dragon, and if that is a mystery to anyone they need to Read "Fall from Grace"
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Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by Jerusha - Today at 12:17:05 PM
Wow!  Nicely done.
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Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by revanne - Today at 09:48:10 AM
I really like that Laurna, both the hand and the dragon stand out equally well and you're right about the direction of the slant.
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Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by Laurna - Today at 03:01:33 AM
Washburn Morgan did not fall far from the tree, "that rebellious streak runs true in Alaric's family, to the dismay of the Kingdom heralds!" True indeed!

I gave it a little photo shopping, but I am not going to try and remove the green from behind the gold fluery-counter-fluery. Being as this is just a copy of the book cover and not my own drawing. But I have placed the diagonal and split the green and white. Not sure if the direction of the split is important. I did it this way due to the dragon wings. It is not a correct heraldry by any means. I think the kingdom's heralds will even be more dismayed. :o  but at least the color rules apply.

The red on white also reminds me of the House of Cynfyn the Earls of Lendour, Red rearing stage on a white with a checker border. (which again is likely against the rules.)
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Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by revanne - Today at 01:51:15 AM
I am really enjoying looking at these, Frère de Saint-Gabriel. 

I've with Nezz on not understanding much but I'm loving looking.

And destroying monarchies doesn't seemed to have worked well - as a royalist from over the pond you'd expect me to say that - but in terms of twentieth century European history I think you can reasonably argue the case.
#6
Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by Evie - Today at 01:00:10 AM
Quote from: Laurna on June 11, 2024, 02:14:04 PMI too have done a few shields for my own fan fiction stories. My favorite is Washburn Morgan.
Vert, dexter chief couped right hand argent, pierced in the palm with VIII pointed star vert,  Dragon passant wings elevated gules, double tressure fleury-counter-fleury or.




The red on green breaks heraldic rules (a color shouldn't be directly on top of another color, just on a metal or a fur, so the charges will stand out better against the field), but then again, so does the Corwyn green gryphon on the black field, which KK did deliberately despite being very familiar with the no-color-on-color rule, quite likely to serve as a visual cue that our dear darkling duke Alaric is a bit of a rebel (which is like saying the Pope is a little bit Catholic), so I am guessing that rebellious streak runs true in Alaric's family, to the dismay of the Kingdom heralds! ;D

(If anyone is wondering why heraldry normally doesn't allow color on color, try taping the Corwyn arms to a wall across the room and then compare it a copy with a white or yellow background behind the gryphon instead, viewed at equal distance. Which is easier to make out clearly as a gryphon segreant from across the room? Now imagine trying to find someone's shield on a field of battle, perhaps in less than ideal light conditions or across a crowded field. You would want it to be easy to spot and tell apart from something similar at a quick glance, not something you would have to strain to see clearly. Unless of course you are Alaric "I'm the Darkling Duke, so the rules don't apply to me" Morgan. :D

Now if Wash wanted something with a very similar look but more rules complying, that could easily be done by dividing that green field (perhaps diagonally, but horizontally or vertically would work also) so it is green with the white Healer Hand on one side of the divide and white with the red dragon on the other side. That way both the Healer Hand and the dragon stand out very clearly against their respective backgrounds, yet you still preserve the colors and symbolism of the original design, and even someone with red/green colorblindness would see the dragon's edges clearly from across the room.
#7
Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by tmcd - Today at 12:29:02 AM
Quote from: Laurna on June 11, 2024, 12:24:05 PMSorry I have not yet read this whole thread.

I quoted from *The King's Deryni* a couple of pages back in this reply to give Nigel's arms, which I am assuming are the arms he later uses when he gets Carthmoor.
#8
Forgotten Shadows / Re: FS Out of Character Chat
Last post by Laurna - June 11, 2024, 02:21:51 PM
odds are starting to even out. Might not make as much coinage as it originally looked. but I still like the side I am betting on.
#9
Codex Derynianus / Re: Heraldry in the Codex
Last post by Laurna - June 11, 2024, 02:14:04 PM
I too have done a few shields for my own fan fiction stories. My favorite is Washburn Morgan.
Vert, dexter chief couped right hand argent, pierced in the palm with VIII pointed star vert,  Dragon passant wings elevated gules, double tressure fleury-counter-fleury or.



His Morgan blazon of -Double tressure flueury-counter-fleury or - will be with Wash forever, but he did loose the right of the Corywn inheritance through actions that were not of his making.  Therefor he adopted the Crimson dragon of his father's last vision to him on a background of corwyn green, and the Healers white hand do to his calling. It was fun making this one up.
#10
Forgotten Shadows / Re: FS Out of Character Chat
Last post by Nezz - June 11, 2024, 01:25:37 PM
Quote from: Laurna on June 11, 2024, 12:29:51 PMIf I had a coin to toss into the wager, it would be on the two young men. The odds against them with that big nasty fella in the middle and all his goons are too good to not make a bet on. So 5 assailants against 2 upstarts, does that make it 3 to 1 or even better odds. Here is my coin, I'll take that bet.

Right now, Airich's kinda wishing he'd put money on the big guy. ;)