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Heralds in the Society for Creative Anachronism have many jobs. We are fondly called book heralds, helping to research period naming and armorial practices for the registration of names and armory for the populace. We are voice heralds, calling announcements, proclaiming who is fighting upon the field, and acting as the voice of nobility in court. We are protocol heralds, recording awards and honors bestowed, drafting ceremonies, and determining precedence and other period legal niceties in all sorts of situations. We also work closely with our good friends in the College of Scribes, whose art and artistry with pen and brush make what we do beautiful. Anyone can be a herald. You can be a herald!
                                                                -SCA College of Arms

Our herald is Lord Alman Ibrahim and he will be happy to help you choose a period name and device for your persona. Ibrahim can be reached at

Helpful links!

Period Style: An Introduction is a great overview on the mindset behind period heraldry. A must-read for anyone wanting to design a device!

Common Heraldic Myths is an excellent source for double-checking common questions such as whether or not lions are allowed for people who are not in the British royal family (they are).

SCA College of Arms is the home of SCA heraldry, and where you can find forms for registering devices and names.