Season 6 - Star

Heraldry Harry
Heraldry Harry

HH6: Star

This season happened in January of 2019 and for the twist, participants had to include a star/mullet in their design.


Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Gules, between two flaunches embattled Or a dolphin hauriant and in chief a compass star of the second. For a crest, a manx cat passant guardant Gules holding in its dexter paw a torch Or flamed of the first.
Symbolism: Flaunhes were granted as a symbol of learning, which the armiger values greatly in life. The torch is also a traditional symbol of learning and knowledge. Cats and dolpings are intelligent yet know how to have fun, which the armiger values, too. Dolphins also travel great distances in the oceans, as the armiger enjoys travelling. The dolphin is following the compass star as the armiger believes that everyone should be able to follow one's passion. Manx cat is endemic to the Isle of Man, which linguistics the armiger is interested in. The embattled edges of flaunches refer to gear wheels of thinking, and also to the esthetics the armiger is fond of.


Nº 1

Maker: André#9668
Blazon: Argent, a mullet of six Gules perforated by a bendlet sinister Azure, a chief ogivy of the last. For a crest, a hand Azure holding an open book Proper.
Symbolism: The chief, resembling the pointed arches of old gothic buildings recalls the armiger's love of Archeology, and the 3 ogives themselves represent the 3 branches of sciences, the armiger bearing the passion of pursuit of knowledge. The red star pierced by the bendlet going upwards is meant to symbolise struggle for freedom and independence. The whole design is influenced by the fact that the armiger prefers geometry with some innovation in his arms. The crest symbolises not only the armiger love of knowledge, already mentioned before, but his specific love of collecting books.

Nº 2

Maker: André#9668
Blazon: Ermine, a raptor passant Gules on a trimount in bend sinister Vert. On a chief embelif dexter Sable, a mullet of four in dexter Argent.
Symbolism: Our recipient loves dinosaurs. They also like arms with ermine and ordinaries that follow an overarching scheme or direction - hence the chief embelif and the trimount in bend being parallel to each other. The arms going upwards goes with the design idea that it simbolises positivity, kindness, happiness. The ordinaries chosen were also done so because of the recipient's origin, while still rare there, they are almost never seen (espcially together elsewhere).

Nº 3

Maker: Azul
Blazon: Azure a fret couped and on each end topped with a fountain pen nib Argent.
Symbolism: The design is intended to please the armiger aesthetically, as they love geometric designs and the tinctures used. The pen nips represent the armiger's value of knowledge and academic interests. The fret is visually reminiscent of the armiger's country's symbol, St. Andrew's cross, for they are proud of their origin. The fret is not connected to the edges, as single ones are usually depicted, to avoid connotations of entanglement and represent freedom, both personal and national, which the armiger values.

Nº 4

Maker: Azul
Blazon: Argent, a pall wavy inverted Vert, overall a starfish bendwise Gules.
Symbolism: An inverted pall points upwards and comes together, standing as a symbol for global scientific cooperation which the armiger believes in. A starfish and waviness of the ordinary are a reference to the armiger's coastal region of origin, for which the recipient wishes independence, which is also often symbolized by stars, as well as to the fact that the armiger moved overseas.

Nº 5

Maker: boermac#7798
Blazon: Gules, an origami wyvren Sejant, in canton a origami mullet of four, all argent. For a crest, a paper craft Rooster of Barcelos.
Symbolism: The shade of red is taken from the Portuguese Flag. Red is also the traditional color of socialism, a brief system embraced by the recipient. The wyvren, a traditional symbol of Portugal, is also a representation of one of the recipient's favourite games: D&D. The four point star represents the recipient's child, who is four years old. The crest harkens back to the recipients place of birth. All the parts are made of paper, which is a nod to another favourite thing of the recipient: Reading.

Nº 6

Maker: camila#6873
Blazon: Argent a chevron Gules charged with 50 five-pointed mullets Argent; two sphixes combatant rising to center-chief point.
Symbolism: Calls to the recipient's love for religious truth and scientific knowledge, their homeland, and Big Cats.

Nº 7

Maker: Catherine the Alright#4309
Blazon: Purpure, a bisons head affronte Argent, horned and snouted Or, on its forehead a Star of David Purpure. For a crest, between two bison horns Or on a throne Or polstered Purpure, a cat dormant Argent.
Symbolism: The armiger believes in values associated explicitly with the United States (Truth, Justice and the American Way), so the main charge is the national mammal of the US, the Bison. It has a Star of David on its head, representing the armigers strong connection to his religion. The colour of the field, Purpure, references his traditionalist and monarchist beliefs. The themes of American values and monarchism are also repeated in the crest, as a pair of bison horns and a throne. A cat is sleeping on the throne, to show that the armiger likes both cats and sleeping.

Nº 8

Maker: Catherine the Alright#4309
Blazon: Vert semy of ermine spots Or, a falcon Argent beaked and clawed or holding a paintbrush Or, overall a base embattled Or. For a crest, a wolpertinger Argent winged and antlered Or, holding a mullet of five points Or.
Symbolism: The green colour and ermine spots on the field represent the recipient's love for nature. The falcon is represents loyalty, as a trained falcon is a loyal animal, and is standing behind a wall, ready to defend that loyalty. It is holding a paintbrush, to show the recipient's artistic talent and high-quality contributions to the discord. The crest is a Wolpertinger, a strange mixture of animals from germany, to show the recipient's interest in strange and peculiar creatures. It is holding a star to represent the recipient's interest in science and science fiction.

Nº 9

Maker: Duvkav
Blazon: Per bend embattled, Sable and Argent, in base dexter, three roundels Sable, in chief sinister, a mullet of 5 Argent. For a crest, two Quill pens in saltire Argent. For a motto, "Pro Humanitas!" ("For Humanity")
Symbolism: Division represents being a "Bastion of Geekdom" and depending on your interpretation could be considered canting.. The three roundels evokes the 3-side of a standard d6 and represents the 3d6 stat rolling for D&D. The Mullet reminds them to look skyward and "reach for the stars" on the quest for knowledge. The quills in the crest evoke scholarship and the armiger's interest in all forms of fiction. the motto is relatively self explanatory.

Nº 10

Maker: Duvkav
Blazon: Gules, a wall issuant from base with gate Or, a hanging balance Or, in chief, a Sun in his splendour Or. For a crest, a tortoise Vert. For a motto, "Libertas, Iustitia, Securitas" Latin: "Freedom, Justice, Security.
Symbolism: The Charges represent the Armiger's ideals of Freedom, Justice ans Safety. The wall evokes the idea of safety and the balance is a symbol of Lady Justice. Since ancient times the Sun has been recognised as a life giver, particularly in Egypt and some Mesoamerican cultures. Here, it is used to symbolise freedom as daylight provides a certain Liberty for activity that would not happen by night. The choice of a tortoise for a crest is used to symbolise the armiger's interest in trying new food and drink, as it references the fact that it took 300 years to properly catalogue the giant tortoise as it was found to be too delicious to resist, that none of them survived the voyage to London. It also evokes the armiger's interest in palaeontology, as it is currently believed that the first proto-testudines emerged 220 million years ago in the Triassic Period, so would have been contemporaneous with the Dinosaurs. The Motto directly corresponds to the elements of the escutcheon.

Nº 11

Maker: Duvkav
Blazon: Sable, a base enarched indented Or, three mullets of 4 Or. For a crest, a Chess-knight Or bearing the Tifinagh letter Yaz Sable.
Symbolism: Armiger said they liked simplicity. The base enarched indented, simulates an observer on a star looking outward to the wider Cosmos, hence the size of the mullets, and evokes the effects of Parallax, representing the Armiger's belief in the globalisation of scientific research.

Nº 12

Maker: Duvkav
Blazon: Per fess enarched, Or and azure, a mullet of 4 greater and lesser points Azure, a cross flory Or. For a crest, a lily of the valley and a horse rampant Or. For a motto, "Ego sum paratus!" (Latin: I am prepared!)
Symbolism: Per fess enarched, symbolises the globe and thus the armiger's belief in globalisation. The mullet represents Polaris, but also the armiger's interest in scouting, as the points symbolise the main 8 cardinal directions on a compass rose. The cross represents their christian beliefs and environmentalism (Flory). In crest, The lily of the valley is the national flower of Finland and the Golden Horse is a potential cant as the horse is a symbol of the Sun god Helios. The motto is a response to the traditional Scout motto; "Be prepared!".

Nº 13

Maker: Duvkav
Blazon: Per Pall Arrondi, Purpure, Vert and Or, in dexter chief, a mullet of four Or. For a crest, a Tulip Or, surmounted by two cogs Sable. For a motto, "Stiuir Air!" Scots Gaelic for "Lead the way!"
Symbolism: The Armiger said they liked Scottish things. The division of the field creates a stylised Thistle. The Arrondi evokes the image of the triskelion, a symbol that is prominent among the ancient Gaels. Furthermore, the division evokes the old Gaelic (and older Celtic) superstition of Power in triplicate, I.e. "Bad news always comes in threes" "3 is a magic number." The mullet symbolises the "guiding light" of knowledge but also points to the cardinal directions, showing the desire to travel. The cogs of the crest symbolise their interest in steampunk/ costumery, and practical application of knowledge. The tulip rises from the cogs so that the Armiger never forgets their Homeland.

Nº 14

Maker: Tianxian#8504
Blazon: Vert, over a base enarched Argent, a mullet of six points of the last charged with a rose Gules.
Symbolism: The rose represents kindness and love and the green represents life (canting for the name).

Nº 15

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Or, a torch Gules enflamed Argent, encircled by a Bohemian love knot Argent. Overall a bordure Azure charged with eleven mullets of five Argent and one mullet of five Or in base point. For a crest, a boar couped at the shoulder Or langued, eyed, and maned Gules wearing a coronet Azure.
Symbolism: The recipient's info sheet was aggressively brief, but specified a love of Truth, Justice, and the American Way, all summed up by the torch in the middle. The bolt of cloth tied around it refers to the ties that bind, the things that keep us together as a family, a community, and a nation. The starry bordure is more Americana, while the one gold star at the bottom is a reminder that some things are always more important than offers. The crest is a canting, with the coronet denoting the recipient as the head of his household.

Nº 16

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Azure, a pall wavy inverted Or conjoined with a fess wavy Or. In base, a rose Argent barbed and seeded Or. For a crest, a rose Or barbed and seeded Argent between two antenna towers Azure.
Symbolism: The recipient likes geometric arms and has received some. The colors come from the recipient's love of British politics (Torie blue because of support, Liberal Democrat yellow because it looked good) The starry frankenordinary can be seen as a representation of maps (its waviness a reference to his Hertfordshire home), or just something that looks nice, while the rose refers to the armiger's love of British history. The crest is a twist on traditional cresting, with the antenna tower replacing antlers and referencing the recipient's love of television.

Nº 17

Maker: Judah#1924
Blazon: Sable, a rocket bendwise to dexter between Ursa Major in base and Ursa Minor in chief. For a crest, a teddy bear Or holding a dutch oven in front of two arrows, all Sable.
Symbolism: The shield combines the recipient's love of science fiction and travel, a rocket travelling among the stars. In addition, the stars can be seen to represent, through Biblical allusion, the recipient's children. The crest combines two forms of canting (oven and bow) with an allusion to the recipient's home state (bear) and fatherhood (teddy).

Nº 18

Maker: kas_vain#3506
Blazon: Vert, a kite rising wings displayed, grasping in it's talons a closed book Argent charged with a mullet Sable.
Symbolism: The kite, the name of which hints to the recipients hobby, has it's wings open, ready to travel to a new destination. It's grasping in it's claws a closed book, symbolizing education and potential. On the book is a star, representing the distant stars of science fiction. The shield is green, symbolizing growth, human growth to be precise.

Nº 19

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Sable, a trilobite en arrière Or its head charged with an eight-pointed star Sable. For a crest, a dromaeosaur rampant Sable armed and langued Or, a lily sprouting from the tip of its tongue.
Symbolism: The armiger is interested in palaeontology, and the trilobite also symbolises safety. The eight-pointed star (a common symbol in Ukrainian embroidery) refers to a geo-cultural mindset. The lily sprouting from the tongue of the dromaeosaur symbolises the purity of justice and the armiger's interest in linguistic sciences.

Nº 20

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Barry Argent and Gules, on a pale Argent a mouse statant on a cartwheel, the tail of the mouse curling upwards and ending in a mullet in chief, all Gules. For a crest, wings displayed Argent charged with a cartwheel Gules.
Symbolism: The armiger values truth, which is symbolised by the pure silver pale and wings. Barry field refers to the US flag, for the armiger values also the American way. The mouse on wheel connected to the star refers to computer mouse, which is connected to computer and Internet, as computers are a hobby of the armiger. The cartwheels on the escutcheon and crest also refer to the armiger's another hobby of biking.

Nº 21

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Azure, a holly berry Gules with three leaves Or, the berry charged with a label Or, in base a castle Or. For a crest, a brush Gules tipped Azure issuant through a square voided Or. For a motto, AD ASTRA.
Symbolism: The shield is canting, as the armiger's surnames mean "son of Sancho" and "castle". Sancho originates from Latin sanctus i.e. holy, and holly is reference to that. Label, cadency mark of the first son, is used to denote being "son of the holly". The castle is naturally canting for castle. The charges are represented on a blue field, the colour of truth and favourite colour of the armiger. The crest consists of a painter's brush going though a square, a mathematical mark for logical conclusion. The armiger values both science and art, and this is to symbolise that while mathematics and science can examine and prove a great deal of the world, through art can we experience and learn even more. The motto, "To the stars" in Latin, refers to the armiger's interest in sciences as well as exploring new cities.

Nº 22

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Azure, a sheathed sword inverted surmounted by balanced scales Or between ten six-pointed stars Argent in orle. For a crest, a cat sejant Azure holding in its dexter paw a sceptre Or and resting its sinister paw on a scroll Argent.
Symbolism: The sheathed sword and scales symbolize the armiger's passion to truth, justice and equality. Azure field symbolizes loyalty. Silver stars on a blue field refer to the US flag and heraldry, the form of the stars to Jewish heritage. Number ten is also the number of completeness in Jewish tradition. The crest refers to the armiger's fondness of cats, as well as to their ideal of personal power and aggrandizement. The scroll symbolises the armiger's interest in reading, history and politics, which are the base for growth of personal power.

Nº 23

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Azure, a troll Or holding in its dexter paw a cinquefoil Argent, in chief a bar its lower edge enarched of the second. For a crest, a fir twig Azure charged with a cinquefoil Argent. For a motto, Memento vivere.
Symbolism: The armiger values equality, imagination, freedom and fun; all these are symbolized by the troll (to whom all humans are equally tasty). Cinquefoil in its hand is a symbol for passion, another value of the armiger. The bar symbolises a bridge, under which trolls in tales sometimes live (as the armiger also likes fantasy), and which is also canting. The crest symbolises the armiger's interest in parks, gardens and nature. The motto reflects the armiger's values.

Nº 24

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Or, a cross inside an annulet between eight piles issuant from the sides points towards the centre, all Vert. For a crest, a scallop inverted Vert charged with a roundel Or.
Symbolism: The sun cross (cross inside an annulet) represents sun, which is canting for the armiger. The cross also refers to Christian faith, and the symbol is also the astronomical symbol for Earth. Eight piles form between them a 8-point star, which symbolises the points of a compass and hence refer to scouting. They also form rays coming from the sun cross, which together with the green colour symbolize the importance of Earth, environmentalism and sustainability. Environment is also represented with the leaf-like mantling. In the crest, the roundel on the scallop (also a Christian symbol) symbolises a pearl, which also is canting for the armiger.

Nº 25

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Gules, a bowman clad in robes Argent, face and hands Carnation, pointing the bow and a notched arrow upwards, in chief tree mullets of the second. For a crest, issuant from between two strawberry leaves Vert a torch Argent flamed Gules.
Symbolism: The armiger values education and personal growth, hence the archer shooting for stars; the bow is also canting. The white robes refer to people being 'tabula rasa', an empty canvas into which we collect experience. Torch issuing from strawberry leaves symbolises growth of knowledge and person; a growth in many different ways, like strawberry grows and proliferates both with seeds and runners. Gules is a favourite colour of the armiger. The arms are drawn in medieval style (14th century), for that's how the armiger likes their arms.

Nº 26

Maker: Loggail#0629
Blazon: Purpure, a three-arched stone bridge Argent masoned Purpure, each pillar with a square stone charged with a mullet Purpure. For a crest, a raised fist Argent holding mason's hammer and chisel Purpure, the metal parts Argent.
Symbolism: The bridge, element of stonemasonry, and mason's tools are canting for Mason. The raised fist symbolises socialism, and the bridge (a structure connecting two places) symbolises peace and equality, all ideals of the armiger. The bridge also refers to the armiger's interest in architecture. The two stars on bridge pillars refer to the US (armiger's home country) and socialism as pillars of their life. Purpure is the favourite colour of the armiger.

Nº 27

Maker: Llwty#3180
Blazon: Per bend azure and vert, a bend argent charged with a Star of the First, a Castle Proper and a Tree Proper.
Symbolism: The Azure represents Enriching Art (which was listed as a passion/ideal), The Vert represents Sustainability and the Growth which is Learning, the Argent Represents Truth and Equality, The star represents Caracas, The city where They live, the Tree Represents Sustainability and the Growth which is learning, and the Castle is Canting.

Nº 28

Maker: moman🌞🐝🏠#1639
Blazon: On a field chequy Azure and Gules semy of mullets of eight points conjoined Argent.
Symbolism: Mullets are like compass roses and chequy is like longitude and latitude lines (both for his affinity for maps). The mullets are arranged in a regular pattern such as those seen on flags (another hobby thing) and he likes geometric arms. UK colors because he lives in UK and is into British politics.

Nº 29

Maker: moman🌞🐝🏠#1639
Blazon: Purpure, a carpenter's square in chevron between two mullets of five in chief and a trowel with point to chief in base all Argent.
Symbolism: Purple is the recipient's favorite color. The square and trowel refer to the work brick- or stonemasons do, alluding to the recipient's given name. The square also relates to the recipient's interest in architecture.

Nº 30

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Sable, an iku-thurso displayed Argent between its horns a mullet of 7 Or.
Symbolism: The recipient said to be interested in wondrous creatures so i took one of the most absurd creatures from their local mythology. This establishes the love for absurt creatures as well as an interest in the fantastic. Between the antlers is a star as a reference to the vision of saint humbert. Who is the patron saint of mathematicians and opticians, tying into thos armirgers interest in science and values of faith. The number 7 reestablishes the religious motif with 7 being the number of completion.

Nº 31

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Purpure, in a pale Argent a trowel palewise Purpure, a base enarched dancetty Or.
Symbolism: None given.

Nº 32

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Vert, a bend Or in which three stars Purpure. For a motto, I will do my best.
Symbolism: A bend like the stash a scout wears over their usually green uniforms, three stars as a Christian motif representing the trinity. The motto was taken from the scout promise. This particular line seems to appear in every scout promise globally, unlike others that seem to change.

Nº 33

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Purpure, a saltire and a cross Or, two swords in saltire Argent with in the centre a rose Gules. For a motto, Do not mistake kindness for weakness.
Symbolism: The motto and the rose stand for kindness. The swords stand for being sturdy and not defenceless (despite the arms being on a lozenge). The swords also recall a love of medieval history and the fantasy genre, with the ordinaries as beams of light or maybe magic.

Nº 34

Maker: Niseag#1579
Blazon: Argent a thistle proper, in chief a mullet of four per pale Purpure and Vert for a motto: from the shame of slavery free.
Symbolism: The thistle stands for this person's proud homeland, but also symbolises growth and reaching out. The thing, or rather two things, reached out for is symbolised by the mullet. On one side knowledge and learning, on the other independence and freedom. The star has four points repeating the scottish symbolism, representing the lowlands, highlands, islands and Shetland. The motto is taken from the song "patriot's heart" by Alistair MacDonald and felt fitting.

Nº 35

Maker: Ordana
Blazon: Per pale argent and vert, a mullet of seven per pale azure and argent. For a crest, a globe proper.
Symbolism: Blue and green for their fondness for nature and life. The mullet of seven for the seven biological requirements for something to be considered alive.