Season 12 - Green Shield

Heraldry Harry
Heraldry Harry

HH12: Green Shield

This season happened in March of 2020 and for the twist, participants had to include the word "Vert", in the blazon or their design.


Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Vert fretty engrailed Or and goutty d'eau.
Symbolism: The arms are canting. The name of the armiger is a combination of a word meaning "undergrowth" and an ending meaning also "water" in English; the green field with engrailed fretty represents a thick undergowth of foliage and branches, and the silver droplets water. In addition, the engrailing is also a reference to the Crown of Thorns, and the organized structure of fretty and the droplets symbolize chemistry. As the armiger is interested in history and values nationalism, the achievement consists only of a shield as was the local customs for burgher arms in the armiger's country AFAIK.


Nº 1

Maker: A.C Esq#5936
Blazon: Vert, six mullets of five and a mullet of eight Or arranged in the constellation of Ursa Minor, with the mullet of eight taking the place of Polaris to dexter chief. A chausse and a chief triangular Ployee of the last; For a crest: A demi-ferret Vert, maintaining a congreve rocket Or. For a badge: A mast vert, with a sail Or emblazoned with the mullets as per the arms of the first.
Symbolism: The Armiger has an interest in the Golden age of Sail and Space travel, an intersect between these two interest lies in the stars. I have elected to use the Ursa Minor constellation as it has Polaris, the Northern Star which has been used for navigation during the age of sail, and still has the Space theme. More over, in the prompt, the armiger says they are an "Explorer at heart" and likes creative use of ordinaries, by using a chief triangular ploye and chausse to create a heart shape, containing the Ursa Minor constellation that is a veritable navigational tool for explorers. The ferret is canting for hob (meaning a male ferret), the rocket is self-explanatory. The badge with a golden sail is a reference to the Golden Age of sail.

Nº 2

Maker: Dimitri Prica
Blazon: Vert fretty erased Copper. For a crest a chess knight Argent between two chess rooks Sable.
Symbolism: The recipient answered half the questions with some level of humour and absurdism, so I went with a non-traditional tincture and an untherthered pattern on the shield. They also said they liked charges used in unusual ways, hence the fretty erased. The green stands for their like of nature, and the copper for urbanism. The two contrast strongly, to give an extra sense of boldness. Boldness and urbanism are also to be found in the crest - the knight is the only chess piece that refuses to move in a straight line, the rooks are stand-ins for a cityscape. The crest is symmetrical to include the recipient's ideal of balance, and it is black and white to contrast further with the rest of the achievement.

Nº 3

Maker: Dimitri Prica
Blazon: Vert from a chief ente Argent a goutte d'eau charged with a heart of the field. For a crest a dragon head couped Vert. Motto "Spring forth".
Symbolism: The shield is a "canting" reinterpreation of the simplified chinese character for wish (a spring bursting forth from a cliffside, all over a heart). The motto echoes the shield, and refers to the recipient's value of "resilience". Finally the crest is because dragons.

Nº 4

Maker: Apache#4317
Blazon: Vert, a wheel Argent encircled by an annulet of chain Argent and fracted in saltire.
Symbolism: The wheel symbolizes the bearers triumph through progress, while the broken chain represents the bearers freedom from controlled thought and action. As one the charges represent liberty from oppressive ideas through triumph and progress.

Nº 5

Maker: camila#6873
Blazon: Vert, in between seven piles and seven alternate piles Or and Argent, a fess Azure fimbriated compony Argent and Azure, four elephants passant Argent. For a crest, issuant from a mount Vert an elephant Argent riding a byke Azure, in its trunk a dandelion Proper.
Symbolism: As a historian, the armiger posses a profound calling for the preservation and understanding of the past, as well as related fields. Elephants are said to have great memories (they certainly never forget how to ride a bike!), and in the wild require cooperation and a proper understanding of the landscape - a metaphor for ethnography- to survive. Also, at least one species of Elephant is native to Indonesia, the country of origin of the armiger. The piles and color scheme references a backgammon table, and the compony fimbriation is for chess. Both games have an ancient origin, bringing it back to the passion for history. Finally, the dandelion references the places the armiger has gone to, their interest in travel, and their amicable nature.

Nº 6

Maker: Di | they/them#0292
Blazon: Vert, between three crowns, the head of a bison cabossed Argent.
Symbolism: The overall layout of the shield is reminiscent of the arms of the Duchy of Bukovina, where the armigers family originates. The head of a bison replaces that of an aurochs, representing the armigers current home of Manitoba. The three crowns are canting, as the armigers name translates to "crown", and they also said that they like repeated charges. The Vert is the obligatory Harry challenge tincture.

Nº 7

Maker: Dughorm#8723
Blazon: Vert, between three crowns, the head of a bison cabossed Argent.
Symbolism: Green is one of the armiger's favorite colors, as well as a reference to their residence in the countryside and love of nature. The interlaced headed bars symbolize their value of integrity, and lion heads stand for their orderly and noble ideals. Arms follow the armiger's aesthetical preferences as well as the heraldic tradition of their country.

Nº 8

Maker: Jacques#6165
Blazon: Vert, three ducal crowns adorned with maple leafs in pale Argent. Crest : A two-headed beaver statant Argent, holding a clarion Vert.
Symbolism: The recipient likes simple designs with multiple of one charge, so I charged this vert field with three crowns : they represent the armiger orthodox faith in the Most Holy Trinity, all three crowns put per pale to evoque the doctrine of monarchy of the father. They also evoque his three siblings, and being adorned with mapple leafs, his mission at the service of the public (and of the Crown !) in Canada. In crest, the beaver references the crest of the state of Manitoba, and is two-headed to remind two-headed animals in eastern european heraldry. It holds a clarion, a rare charge intended as an overhead view of a keyboard instrument, for the recipient passion for music and piano.

Nº 9

Maker: jan Kansi#8698
Blazon: Vert, a serpent encircled in gurge throughout Argent, armed and langued Gules. As a crest; a merlette Gules, charged with an annulet Argent.
Symbolism: To cant the armiger's name, meaning "story", these arms reference the Grimm fairy tale 'The White Snake'. As the story goes, Dr. Dolittle eats an enchanted white snake that grants him the ability to speak to animals. This newfound ability, he uses to help any in need; rescuing a ring from a duck, fish from suffocation, ants from being trodden upon and ravens from starvation and is in turn rewarded when he ultimately finds himself in trouble. In the end, he meets the love of his dreams and lives happily ever after. The armiger's values of curiosity, level-headedness and altruism fit perfectly with the hero of this tale.

Nº 10

Maker: JegKompletson#3
Blazon: Vert, a double fillet saltire fretted and intertwined with a mascle Argent. For a crest, A Bluebird closed guardant proper hooded Argent. For a motto, Excelsior.
Symbolism: The armiger likes simple and striking designs. The fret represents people from different walks of life, and how they are against all prejudice and discrimination. The mascle represents unity and them being a citizen of the world. The crest is a bluebird, a sign of happiness in many cultures, one of their ideals. It is also blindfolded/hooded to represent justice and equality. The motto is «Excelsior», Latin for Higher. It is meant to represent their interest on scientific advancement and transhumanism.

Nº 11

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Vert, two bends Azure and Gules fimbriated Argent. For a crest, a dove Argent perched wearing a helmet esquire Or holding in its beak an olive branch Gules its leaves Vert.
Symbolism: The two bends are highly representative. The two are visibly different, being two different colors, but are centered on the shield and equally sized, representing the recipient's belief in egality and fairness. Their colors are similarly representative; in addition to being the recipient's favorite color and canting, they represent an interest in politics, sharing their colors with the major US political parties. Overall, the shield uses simple geometric figures, as requested by the recipient, to convey deep meaning. In the crest, the dove and his olive branch represent a love of peace and kindness, while the helm on the bird represents a military background. The specific choice of helmet (rather than a modern or standard helm) represents an interest in history.

Nº 12

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Vert, a hand Argent. In chief, an annulet Or. For a crest, a rosy-faced lovebird Vert.
Symbolism: The hand represents the outstretched hand of someone who wants to help, reaching for someone who could use some assistance, as well as the raised hand of someone willing to stand up and volunteer to go above and beyond. The annulet represents equality, peace, and a better world, being reached for and within reach. The crest portrays the recipient's pet.

Nº 13

Maker: Crusader Kaiser#3519
Blazon: Vert, a castle with three towers and a demi unicorn within its gate all Argent.
Symbolism: The Castle is taken from the arms of the hometown of the recipient and the demi unicorn the ideal of passion and with it being only the most importand parts of a unicorn also minimalism.

Nº 14

Maker: Lellistair#2222
Blazon: Vert, two cog wheels braced argent, on a base of the last three mullets of ten points gules. For a crest, a tomahawk upright and a hammer and chisel in saltire. Motto: "Le travail n'épouvante que les âmes faibles" (Work frightens only weak souls).
Symbolism: To preface, the armiger prefers traditional arms, but regrettably the result did not end up that way. In these arms, the cogwheels represent business, the armiger's passion. The two of them braced alludes to their recent marriage. The three mullets refer to the coat of arms of Georgia (the new one, not the old one). The ten points are a symbol of a decade, both a long and short time to have loved someone. The mullets are also red, the recipient's favourite colour. The motto is taken from the memoirs of Louis XIV. As for the crest, let's just say I "cant" talk about it.

Nº 15

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Vert, a chevron embowed inverted Or. For a crest, a pelican vulning itself Vert winged, armed and distilling from his breast droplets Or.
Symbolism: The chevron symbolizes three things: it is canting for "story", representing a dramatic arch where things get bad until the climax, after which they get better; it is like a plough's blade, as the armiger is pacifist; and it is a reference to the Greek letter upsilon which Pythagoras used as an emblem of the path of virtue, as the armiger is interested in philosophy and values virtues. Green is their favourite colour, and gold symbolizes the many virtues (kindness, altruism, tolerance) the armiger values. The pelican in the crest is an old symbol for altruism and family, reviving its chicks with his blood, and also references the armiger's interest in mythology. The blood it spills is golden to symbolize the importance of the aforementioned virtues. The wings are also golden to symbolize the desire to try new things.

Nº 16

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Vert, on a pile inverted Argent three piles interverted in point conjoined Gules. For a crest, a winged lyre Gules winged and stringed Argent.
Symbolism: The shield represents scientific progress, which the armiger values: the red piles inverted (red for the fire of knowledge) symbolize individuals who come together to advance the the silver pile of science (silver for truth). The shape of the pile represents how scientific knowledge is based on earlier knowledge. Furthermore, the red piles conjoined symbolize equality. Green field represents the world where we all live in, and is also a reference to the veganism of the armiger. The lyre of the crest symbolizes music and knowledge, and the wings of the lyre represent the will of advancing human kind with technology and science.

Nº 17

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Vert, two bars Or overall flaunches Argent. For a crest, a possum Vert bellied Or its arms outstreched.
Symbolism: The shield symbolizes making pottery (the shape flaunches create resembling clay on a potter's wheel), as the armiger is interested in ceramics and art. The bars resemble common decorations on ceramics, but also the glyph for 'sama' in Toki Pona language, meaning 'same' or 'fellow', as the armiger values equality. The crest is canting, resembles a hand puppet - referring to the armiger's hobby - and its outstreched arms symbolize being part of and pursuing the good of a community. Yellow is a favourite colour of the armiger.

Nº 18

Maker: Mich#0215
Blazon: Vert vêtu raguly Or. For a crest, A demi Tytosphinx rampant guardant Amaranth armed and beaked Or, holding in its sinister paw a terrestrial globe proper ensigned by a rampart of three towers Argent, masoned Sable and windowed Vert.
Symbolism: The field division represents the concept of Bad Faith according to Sartre, whose philosophy coincide with the armiger's considerably. Green illustrates the comfort zone of one, area in which we tend to restrain ourselves, affirming that we don't have other options to live by. Meanwhile, the raguly line portrays the Frenchman's desire for freedom, to breakaway from this mindset and accept the golden (as for the other tincture) number of possibilities we have in our hands. Without any charge, the escutcheon also symbolizes armiger's minimalism. The Tytosphinx is an unique kind of Hieracosphinx (the later having the face of a hawk), its very unorthodox tincture being one of armiger's favourite colours. The owl head represents the general knowledge of him over various subjects (as well being one of his preferred animals), while the lion body recalls the beast on his hometown's coat of arms, where he still resides. The globe pictures his interest in linguistics and political geography and its cover, a sort of castle gate, not only portrays the ideal of responsibility for oneself the armiger goes by, but it also reminds the other charge present on his hometown's coat of arms. The silver stands for purity, other of his passions.

Nº 19

Maker: Münchner#8888
Blazon: Vert, a fess abased, embattled on its upper edge and waved on its lower edge Argent, and masoned Sable; and in chief an atom Argent.
Symbolism: The green field is in compliance with the twist for this Harry. The atom is to represent the armiger's love for both science and chemistry. Whilst the stone wall is both a canting on the armiger's name, and a nod to the armiger's fondness for tradition. Finally, the wave in the bottom is representative of Northern Germany, where the armiger hails from.

Nº 20

Maker: SiranNataan#7797
Blazon: Vert, a saltire Argent charged with a goat's head cabossed Sable orbed Gules in its mouth a natural rose Sable stemmed and barbed Vert.
Symbolism: The saltire stands for both freedom and equality. At a crossroads, you can go whatever direction you want; the saltire divides the shield equally. The goat's head is a symbol for the armiger's interest in the occult, and the black rose symbolizes anarchy. The armiger appreciates unused charges; I could find no record of a goat's head cabossed as a charge. I also used all of the armiger's favorite colors.

Nº 21

Maker: SiranNataan#7797
Blazon: Vert, a chief embattled Argent, a spiral embattled Argent.
Symbolism: The chief represents interests in architecture and history. The spiral has a dual meaning: mathematics and mountaineering (as it resembles a sheep's horn). The embattled lines on the two elements together resemble a rack and pinion, indicating the armiger's interest in technology. The armiger appreciates simple arms and merged charges with complex meanings.

Nº 22

Maker: skyskipper#4713
Blazon: Vert, a pair of shears open to chief Or, over all a chevron issuing from the peak a fleur de lis Argent.
Symbolism: The Chevron carries multiple meanings. The shape intends to mimic that of an A-frame tent, symbolizing a favorite hobby of the armiger, the apex of which bares a symbol adopted by the organization the armiger was a part of. A tent was chosen specifically as it is a (temporary) home, to represent a value on the concept of family. The shears represent monarchism as the monarch maintains his flock of the citizenry, keeping the household tidy. The produce is then used for the monarch's gain :)

Nº 23

Maker: SpaghettiDabaiji#1884
Blazon: Vert, within a bordure embattled Or, an eye Argent its iris Azure voided of a bend embowed. In nombril point, an antique crown inverted Or. For a crest, a hyacinth macaw's head erased Proper wearing a kippah Argent. For a motto, "The King Is Dead, Long Live The King".
Symbolism: The armiger resides in Brazil, hence the green and yellow. The blue iris and its shape allude to the Brazilian flag. The eye is a symbol of truth, an ideal extremely important to the armiger. The embattled bordure, with bordures being extremely common in Iberian heraldry, reflects the armiger's liking of Iberian-style heraldry and their belief in hardworkingness (is that the noun for "hardworking? Who knows). The crown alludes to their monarchist political beliefs and serves as a very abstract "tear" to the eye. The hyacinth macaw is a bird native to Brazil, the location of the armiger, and shows their love for learning languages. The kippah, of course, reflects their practice of Ashkenazi Judaism.

Nº 24

Maker: SpaghettiDabaiji#1884
Blazon: Vert, a base enarched indented of five points Or, in nombril point a bar enarched Argent and in fess point, a bar embowed of the same. For a crest, issuant from the torse a rose surrounded by a broken chain, all Proper.
Symbolism: The armiger's interest in mathematics is reflected by the bars, which resemble a common geometric construction: the hyperbola. The base indented is a cant for their name, which means "Horizon". The five indented points represent the five-pointed star which apparently symbolizes libertarian socialism, referring to the armiger's political beliefs. The crest is a rose, a very common symbol of socialism, surrounded by broken chains: a symbol of liberty. The motto reflects the armiger's penchant for mathematics, learning languages, and creating art.