Generic Title for Request of Coat of Arms

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  1. Iggy

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    Figured that it's about time that I no longer put off joining this forum, and I also figured that obtaining a coat of arms is a good place to start. I have a fairly basic idea in mind (hence why it's just text for now), but it does admittedly use visuals and ideas that aren't in the system yet. So here is my concept for personal identification (and I hope I'm saying this right):

    a sheild blazoned chequy of eight tracts argent and sable, a vert lizard tergiant

    (a.k.a. a black and white checkerboard eight columns wide with a large green lizard crawling up the middle {top left square white, top right square black, amount of rows indeterminate})
     
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    Hello! Welcome to the CoA forums!

    Before we talk too much about your design, since this is your first post, I'd like to ask if your pledge level is at or above Virtual Collector. Virtual Collector is the tier where you earn an early coat of arms, so it's important that your pledge level is there before the College can reserve a design for you.

    As for the design, I don't believe there is an attitude for animals that looks quite like climbing. Rampant might be the closest, but that's regarding quadrapeds, standing on hind legs looking to dexter (the left if you're looking at the shield face-on) with front paws raised as to attack. Is there a specific type of lizard you'd like?
     
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    I'm just a beginner, but turgent I think is an attitude used with reptiles.

    I'll have to Google.

    tergiant:an overhead view of the beast as it crawls along.
     
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    Yes... I was trying to find out how one would draw a swollen lizard. :p
     
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    Oops. :oops: Yeah, it's tergiant. Got the term from a website, which also has a decent example of a lizard. I've considered a number of lizard types (iguanas, anoles, monitors), but I'm thinking a generic sort of non-specific lizard would work best in terms of historical purposes, database purposes, ease of visualizing, and symbology.

    As for my level, a specifically made sure I was at least at the collector level to get the box, and have been part of the Kickstarter (I've just been quiet for the better part of the year).

    Website is here: http://heraldry.sca.org/armory/primer/reptiles.html
     
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    Hello! I have mocked up some images and (assuming they meet the artistic standards of the College) will be posting them soon.
     
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    Vert is not part of the SotA palette, we have light green and dark green, so here is one of each. Let me know what you think and what changes or improvements could be made. The charge (the lizard) is also brand new and unapproved for final consumption, but I can try to get it approved if you like it (or whatever version you do end up liking). ;)

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    Is this not the SotA palette? Unless I'am mistaken, I clearly see Vert listed.

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    I didn't really like the way the lizard turned out to be a chameleon and sort of blended into the chequy, so I fimbriated him. He loved it.

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    Not to the best of my knowledge, per the proboards...

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    But as you can see, the greens are the same, but renamed.
     
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    Thank you for the clarification. I'am just wondering how that color will be blazoned? I don't think "light green" is a heraldic term. I think Vert and Viridian would work best for a proper blazon.
     
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    That is a very good question...which I am not qualified to answer. I just draws 'em. :D
     
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    Vert and light green are the same color. Sillies. :p
     
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    why u no work rufus?
     
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    I was fired for being the irritant that inspired many of the organizational changes that've been recently implemented.
     
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    understood.
     
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    What we have here is an example of why we can't leave historical records behind.
    Vert and Viridian are go.

    Light green and dark green were placeholders until they decided on colors.
    Let's not let this ruin our day.

    I will add that the public facing color charts are correct.
    Maybe check out the Start Here! thread.
    Or even the ancient Heraldry thread.
     
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    No. Was fired for not using any tact when in disagreement with two very stubborn sovereigns.
    It's not what you say, but how you say it.
     
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