Heraldry: The art or science of blazoning armorial bearings and of settling the right of persons to bear arms or certain bearings. - OED
Blue Lymphad Herald
"Blue Lymphad" is the name given to the Ildhafn Baronial Herald. The name is derived from the lymphads (ships, with both oars and sails) on Ildhafn's device.
The Ildhafn Herald List of the members of the Barony who have been given awards for their service, courtesy, or excellence in combat or the arts.
Here is a list of heraldic resources that you may find useful. If you have any questions, feel free to consult Blue Lymphad, Lady Christine Bess Duvaunt (Chantelle Gerrard, firstname.lastname@example.org).
SCA Heraldry administration
Ordinary and Armorial
This program "SCA Ordinary and Armorial Software" allows one to access the O&A database locally, with very powerful and intuitive search capabilities.
Heraldic terms & glossaries
Heraldic Dictionary - A primer to aid in understanding blazons (descriptions) of heraldry. With illustrations of field divisions, animals, and inanimate charges
Blazoning of Creatures - great resource for the correct way to draw animals!
Blazon - cute Windows software design program
Alastair's mega-link list (list of links)
A number of links to SCA Rolls of Arms Courtesy of the Lochac Roll of Arms
Heralds and Heraldry in History
Heraldique Europeenne - Is in French, but lets you see heraldry by country, albeit redrawn in a modern style
'The Manesse Codex' - You can see all the illustrations by clicking on the link called: Tafeln der Manesseschen Liederhandschrift
Norse names - The National and University Library of Iceland and Cornell University have started a cooperative project of large scale digitalization of about 380 000 manuscript pages and 145 000 printed pages. The material will consist of the entire range of Icelandic family sagas. It will also include a very large portion of Germanic/Nordic mythology (the Eddas), the history of Norwegian kings, contemporary sagas and tales from the European age of chivalry
'The Philosophical Roots of Heraldic Design' - by Viscountess Hilary of Serendip
Tourney and Court heraldry
Orders of Precedence
Lochac Gentry list (Canon Lore)