Fae Heraldry[edit | edit source]
Heraldry is about identifying yourself, household, accomplishments and feats to others through the use of symbols, images and colors. Being far in advance both in martial skills, weaponry and societal structure than their human counterparts, some believe that the inspiration for mortal heraldry was borrowed from the Enchanted Realms.
Although many cultures have utilized body paint, standards and other forms of this throughout history, it began to become formalized in Western Europe in the later 1100s, when knights began to wear helmets which covered their faces, and they couldn't be recognised.
In order to identify one another, they began to paint unique combinations of colours, shapes and animals, called their 'arms', on their shields and banners. Only one person was allowed to use these arms, so when people saw a knight wearing them in a battle or tournament, they could tell who was who.
Over time, expert heralds devised a systematic language to describe Crests, Coats of Arms, and Banners, etc. It is a very precise artform and it can be fun. Although heraldry comes in many shapes in the mortal realm, the Fae tend to favor circular crests and coats, as the shape of the circle has great symbolic meaning in Fae culture. Click on Heraldic Code to read further.
Faerie Courts[edit | edit source]
The Seelie rule over the light half of the year from Beltane (May 1) to Samhain (Oct 31). During this time, their magic is at its height. The Seelie fae have great respect for order, honour, tradition. They tend to be more helpful to humans, and return favors in kind. As with all Fae, Oaths are a solemn and binding matter, thus they take their word and their promises very seriously. Like all Fae however, though they may be bound by the letter of the law, they do have a love for word play and bending.
The Unseelie rule over the dark half of the year from Samhain (Oct 31) to Beltane (May 1). During this time, their magic has great strength. The Unseelie fae have great respect for passion, change, mischief. They are sometimes helpful to humans, but it’s a toss up. As with all Fae, Oaths are a solemn thing and they are bound by their promises. Be cautious however, the Unseelie are a tricksy sort with a penchant for bending the rules and playing on words in order to achieve their own mysterious ends.
Kingdom & Land Crests (Alphabetical by Rank)[edit | edit source]
Kingdom of Pacifica:
New World Kingdom in the Southwestern United States covering roughly the area of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
The New Kingdom is ruled by Queen Daynette, who resides in Meadow City (Las Vegas).
During the Old Kingdom, it was ruled by King Orion but he disappeared during the Long Winter, never to re-awaken with the Spring Thaw.
New World Kingdom in the East Central region of the United States covering approximately, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware.
The New Kingdom is tentatively governed by the High King Finvarra & High Queen Oona of Knockmaa Hill as stewards until the next King or Queen emerges to take the throne.
In the Old Kingdom, it was ruled by King Maxwell Silverhand but he succumbed to the Long Winter and never awoke with the Spring Thaw.
New World Kingdom in the Northwest United States, covering roughly Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.
In the Old Kingdom, it was ruled by King Brian Innis Kilrain but he fell victim to the ravages of Cold War between the Fir Bolgh and Fae, leaving his sister as the ranking royal.
The New Kingdom is tentatively under the stewardship of High King Finvarra & High Queen Oona of Knockmaa Hill as stewards until the next King or Queen is ready to take the throne.
Crest: New World, triple braid of Nalairin (purple), Laeg (green) and Mallen (gold) against Laeg (green) & Nalairin (purple) lightning storm ordinary, depicting a charge of two crossed lightning bolts, crowned
The Duchy of Cascadia is the NW corner of the Kingdom of Storms. It consists of one County and three Baronies, two of which currently have no baronial leadership.
Crest: Old Kingdom, square check border alternating Laeg (green) and Niveous (white), against Laeg (green) ordinary, depicting a charge of Mt. Rainier rising above two wings, crowned
New World, located in the Duchy of Cascadia,Kingdom of Storms comprising roughly the area of the PNW Olympic peninsula and greater Tacoma/Olympia area. Encompasses the Barony of Kismet Veil and the Barony of Everbloom. It is ruled by Jarl Gunther Hammerhands.
Crest: Circular braid, Luin (blue), Elu (light blue), Mith (grey) against mountain outline over full moon, with rising raven ordinary, between the compass letters NS for dual meaning of Northern Skye/NorthSouth
Located in the geographical area of Vancouver, WA north to Chehalis, in the Duchy of Dragon's Rest, Kingdom of Storms.
It is ruled by Count Albin Morbid III
Crest: New World, triple braid of Nalairin (purple), Morn (black) and Mith (Grey) against Morn (black) Ordinary, depicting a Crescent Moon with Rose charge.
Located in the geographical area surrounding the greater City of Roses (Portland), in the Duchy of Dragon's Rest, Kingdom of Storms.
It is ruled by Baroness Dorian Gayle.
Located in the geographical area around Albany, OR. It is one barony directly north of the Barony of Ashes, Kingdom of Storms.
It is currently under the stewardship of Gunther Hammerhands, who is transferring his residency northward in the Kingdom. He remains its guardian until a replacement is found.
Household & Personal Crests (Alphabetical)[edit | edit source]
Stormi the Fairy