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The An Tir Handbook, 3rd Edition, May XXX111/1998

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Using the Kingdom Device and Badge

So you're off to an event (in kingdom, out of kingdom, it doesn't matter) and you want to show the world that you're proud to be an An Tirian. What could be more appropriate than displaying the kingdom arms in a prominent place? Well, as it turns out, there is a much more appropriate way.

The kingdom's arms belong to the King. Displaying them means that the King is somewhere nearby. If you are not the King, it is incorrect for you to display those arms.

So what's a proud An Tirian to do? I'm glad you asked. There is a badge registered with the College of Arms specifically for the use of the populace of An Tir; it's shown to the right. [Larger Image 14k] Any subject of An Tir may display this badge proudly on banners, flags, clothing, dishes, furniture, etc. It belongs to the people of An Tir.

For the non-herald the colors are as follows: background is a gold (or yellow) and silver (or white) checkerboard, the lion head is black, and the border is also black. The lion can have whatever color eyes and tongue you think is appropriate.

At the time of writing, there is another badge in the registration process for the use of the populace of An Tir. (One that's simpler to draw, sew, and paint.) Check with your friendly local herald (or refer to the Tir Heralds College of Heralds web page) for more details.


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