The following are some Frequently Asked Questions of the College of Heralds, with links to pages explaining the answers.
For answers to some of the most common heraldic misconceptions, please see Scropes, where myths are debunked or confirmed.
The Registration Process:
- What will it cost to register my name and device?
- What paperwork do I need?
- How long does registration take?
- How can I avoid the common mistakes?
- Why should I bother registering my name or device?
- Why should I go through my local herald?
- My group has no herald, what do I do?
- I’m running a feast/tourney/revel soon: will you be available to do voice heraldry?
- I’d like to do that shouting thing too: how do I start?
- Why do you keep making mistakes?
- Help! I need to herald court, what do I do?
- How do you conflict check a device?
- Someone over there has a religious symbol on their arms; isn’t that against the rules?
- Why can’t I colour in my device submission how I like?
- Why are you so obsessed with paper?
- Why must I have a unique name and device?
- Someone on the roll of arms registered X, why can’t I?
- Where can I see examples of good period heraldry?
- Is there a kingdom law or tradition of putting the kingdom arms on the hoist of a standard?
- What is the Kingdom populace badge?
- What arms should the Queen use?
Being a Herald
- How do I become a herald?
- My group needs a herald – what do I do?
- What should a group herald include in a report?
- Who reports and when?
- How do I get one of those funky heraldic titles?
- Can I stop being a herald?