|Country of Origin||New Zealand|
The burning tower and star is a personal sigil that predates the armiger's interest in heraldry; due to his strong attachment to it, it was incorporated unchanged. Although it's a somewhat destructive symbol, he would say it works well for him, and that it has had a variety of meanings over time.
Since the armiger likes crests that echo the escutcheon, his carries over some of its elements. The stars also reflect the infinite wonder of the night sky. The wings mirror German crests composed of wings or banners, and the woman bearing them references his interest in the humanities, among other things. Her claws serve as a visual balance to the design, and reflect the armiger's childhood interest in birds.