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Heraldry in Adammia
Heraldry in the Empire of Adammia is a relatively new branch of heraldry overseen by the Office of the Emperor, which assumed regulatory authority over heraldry in Adammic territory from the College of Arms on 10 June 2016 as a result of Imperial Decree XL. Currently, only individuals who are members of the Imperial Family, the Order of Adammia, the Order of the Meerkat or the Ordo Vladius are entitled to a personal coat of arms; any other citizen attempting to use a personal coat of arms within Adammia is liable to a fine. Territorial subdivisions are also entitled to use a coat of arms. Coats of Arms used in the provinces are generally derived from English heraldic tradition, whereas those in the former colony of Borealia followed Mohawk cultural tradition, which heavily features Ancient Egyptian themes.
Few regulations currently exist for what is permitted in the coats of arms of various individuals. It has already been established that only the Monarch is to be permitted to use a golden crown as a crest and two meerkats as supporters. Members of the Imperial Family besides the Monarch, the cities of Imperial City and Adamsville, and the provinces of Tytannia and Primoria will be permitted to use a silver crown as a crest and a single meerkat as a supporter (with a different animal for the second supporter).
Coats of Arms
|Coat of Arms||Blazon||Notes||Image|
|National Coat of Arms of the Empire of Adammia; de-facto coat of arms of the Monarchy of Adammia, the Office of the Emperor and the Office of State. In use since 3 March 2014.||Party per pale Vert two swords palewise crossed Argent with hilts Gules, and Azure the side sinister of a nine leafed twig Vert; for a Crest, the Holy Roman Imperial Crown modified with sides Or; for Supporters, two meerkats rampant; Motto "IMPERIVM ADAMMIAE" below the shield and motto "Quaerentibus sapientiam et honorem" below the first motto.||
|Personal coat of arms of General Sir Will McCracken COA. First used in Mohawk civilisation c. 2002. In use since 19 June 2016.||Argent, to sinister the Ancient Egyptian god Thoth proper.|
|Personal coat of arms of His Grace Sir Reginald Hall COA. In use since 30 July 2016.||Quarterly 1st and 4th Argent three dog's heads Sable and on a chevron Azure a fleur-de-lis Or; 2nd quarterly Or and Azure a cross quarterly Gules and Argent 1st a lion rampant Purpure 2nd three roses Argent barbed and seeded proper 3rd a sheaf of corn proper 4th a lantern proper; 3rd Argent three wine bottles in fess Gules a chief indented Azure; for a Supporter an owl proper.||
|Personal coat of arms of Lord Sir Andrew Hall KOA. In use since 31 July 2016.||Quarterly 1st Argent three dog's heads Sable and on a chevron Azure a fleur-de-lis Or; 2nd Gules on a lozenge Or a fleur-de-lis Argent; 3rd on a pale Sable, on a pale Gules a treble clef Sable; 4th Or a lion rampant Azure; for a Crest a knight's helmet Argent; for Supporters two unicorns rampant proper; for a Motto, "Dare vinum".||
|Personal coat of arms of Sir Ciaran Campbell COA. In use since 1 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st and 4th gyronny of eight Or and Sable; 2nd Argent a gorilla statant Sable; 3rd Gules on a bend sinister Azure two beams of two semiquavers Argent; over all on an escutcheon Gules, three towers triple-towered within a double-tressure counterflowered Argent; for a Crest, a knight's helmet Argent; for Supporters, dexter a gorilla statant proper, sinister a unicorn rampant proper; for a Motto, "Vapor gentem".|
|Personal coat of arms of His Imperial Highness Emperor Father Kevin. In use since 2 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st and 4th paly Gules and Or, on a canton party per fess Sable and Azure a quadrangular Castle in perspective only three of its four towers being visible proper, a chief vair; 2nd party per pale Vert two swords palewise crossed Argent with hilts Gules, and Azure the side sinister of a nine leafed twig Vert; 3rd Argent on a cross Azure two roses in fess Argent barbed and seeded proper and on a fess Or three passenger jet aircraft Sable; for a Crest, a crown Argent; for Supporters, dexter a meerkat rampant proper, sinister a lion statant proper.||
|Personal coat of arms of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Adam I. In use since 3 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st paly Gules and Or, on a canton party per fess Sable and Azure a quadrangular Castle in perspective only three of its four towers being visible proper; 2nd party per pale Vert two swords palewise crossed Argent with hilts Gules, and Azure the side sinister of a nine leafed twig Vert; 3rd Argent a dove Or; 4th party per bend Argent three dog's heads Sable and on a chevron Azure a fleur-de-lis Or, and Or a lion Azure; for a Crest the Holy Roman Imperial Crown with sides Or; for Supporters, two meerkats rampant proper; for a Motto, "Quaerentibus sapientiam et honorem".'||
|Personal coat of arms of Madam Becky Spencer-Smith COA. In use since 6 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st quarterly 1st and 4th quarterly Argent and Gules in the 2nd and 3rd quarters a fret Or overall on a bend Sable three escalops Argent, 2nd Azure on a saltire Or between four feathers Argent two oars Sable with paddles Azure, 3rd Or an anvil Sable; 2nd party per pale Azure and Vert a turtle counterchanged; 3rd Gules on a bezant Argent to sinister a digital camera Sable; 4th Argent party per fess two lions rampant Sable, and a cormorant in the beak a branch of seaweed proper, overall a barrulet Gules; for a Crest a crown Argent; for Supporters two giraffes statant proper; for a Motto, "Et sic sequar te".||
|Personal coat of arms of Sir Toby McCrae KOA. In use since 12 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st Argent a fess Azure between three mullets in chief and a lion rampant in base Gules; 2nd Azure a wolf sejant Sable; 3rd Azure a graphics processing unit proper; 4th Or between three branches proper on a fess Gules two wings conjoined in base Argent surmounted of a sword erect Or; for a Crest a knight's helmet; for a Motto, "Clavistabula mechanica".||
|Personal coat of arms of Madam Chloe Robertson DOA. In use since 22 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st Gules three wolfs' heads erased Argent; 2nd Azure a saltire Argent; 3rd Azure a wolf sejant Sable; 4th Argent between three arrowheads Sable on a chevron Gules a tower triple-towered Argent; for a Crest a knight's helment; for Supporters two deer statant proper; for a Motto, "Quia vulnertatus sum".|
|Personal coat of arms of Madam Charley Benson DOA. In use since 23 August 2016.||Quarterly 1st quarterly ermine and Or overall on a bend Gules a bend Argent; 2nd Azure a rose Argent barbed and seeded proper; 3rd Gules a gecko Or; 4th quarterly Or and Argent 1st a lion rampant 2nd a dexter hand couped at the wrist Gules 3rd a sword palewise proper 4th a lymphad Azure with furled sails Argent and oars in saltire and flags Gules, overall on an escutcheon Argent on a cross Gules five lions passant guardant Or; for a Crest a knight's helment; for Supporters two tigers rampant proper; for a Motto, “Tabula rasa”.|
|Coat of arms of the Colony of Adammic Columbia. First used by Sir John Hawkins in 1571. In use in Adammic Columbia since 1 February 2015.||Sable on a point wavy, a lion passant guardant, in chief two bezants Or and on a canton Or, an escallop between two palmers staves Sable.|
|Personal coat of arms of Madam Alice Sutton DOA. In use since 10 April 2017.||Quarterly 1st Or in chief a lion rampant Vert, and in base on an escutcheon party per pale Or and Sable a bend Ermine on a chief Gules a lion passant guardant Or between two ostrich plumes Argent quilled and each ensigned with a Prince's Coronet thereon the motto “Ich dien” as borne on the banner of King Edward III; 2nd Azure a cross Or, dimidiated with Azure a saltire Gules on a saltire Argent surmounted by a cross Gules on a cross Argent; 3rd Azure a lymphad Sable, sail furled, oars in action, flags Gules; 4th party per pale Argent and Sable, a saltire counterchanged, in chief on an escutcheon Argent an escutcheon between eight martlets in orle Gules; for a Crest a knight's helment; for a Motto, “Virtus, audacia, fidelitas”.|
Former coats of arms
|Coat of Arms||Blazon||Notes||Image|
|Coat of arms of the Colony of Borealia. In use 26 December 2014 - 1 August 2016.||Murrey, on a roundel Vert a letter A Sable; for Supporters, to dexter the Ancient Egyptian god Sobek Vert with clothes Argent decorated Gules hair Sable a headress of two roundels Gules and sides Azure bearing in the dexter hand a staff Or and in the sinister hand an ankh Vert, an eagle displayed Or with a letter N Gules upon its chest and spears upon its wings, and to sinister sitting upon a box Murrey the Ancient Egyptian god Osiris Vert with clothes Argent decorated Gules a headress also Argent decorated Azure bearing in both hands a staff Or a cane Azure and a whip Gules, all upon a roundel Azure; in the the compartment sanguine below the shield, the word "MOHAWKS", chief dexter the numerals "MMIII" and chief sinister the numerals "MMXV" Or.|
Heraldic families are families descended from a given individual who collectively have a right to use certain arms. If the ancestor in question themselves bore arms, then members of the family can inherit and use those arms undifferenced. Where no ancestor who bore arms can be found, it is instead acceptable for the family to use arms commonly associated with their surname ("common arms") differenced with an element from the arms representing the family's location of origin. There are some exceptions to this system, particularly where Scottish clans are involved. It should be noted that the arms of heraldic families are not coats of arms in their own right, and are only used as elements of other coats of arms. On many personal coats of arms, the arms of the father's family are placed in the top-left, and the arms of the mother's family are placed in the bottom-right, though this system is often abandoned when little is known about a person's ancestry.
Hall of Wakefield (House of Hall)
Hall of Wakefield is defined as all the descendants of John William Hall, born 20 October 1871 at Wakefield Volunteer Yard. The House of Hall refers specifically to the Adammic branch of this family, established by the marriage between Hall of Wakefield and Boxall of Godalming in 1966.
Current structure in Adammia:
- HG Sir Reginald Hall COA
- HIH Emperor Mother Jayne Belcher COA
- HG Sir Christopher Hall KOA and Madam Debbie Shaw DOA
- Eleanor Hall
- Christina Hall
- Lord Sir Andrew Hall KOA
- HG Madam Julie Foster DPM DOA
- HG Sir Matthew Foster KOA
- James Foster
- HG Sir David Hall KOA
Boxall of Godalming
The Boxall of Godalming family is defined as all the descendants of Richard Boxall (b. 1586 in Godalming, Surrey) and includes both an Austenasian and an Adammic branch. The Austenasian branch is known as the House of Boxall and is married into the House of Austen, whereas the Adammic branch is married to Hall of Wakefield to form the House of Hall.
Belcher of Pontefract (House of Belcher)
Belcher of Pontefract is defined as all the descendants of George Belcher, believed to have been born around 1750 and to have lived in the Pontefract area. The House of Belcher is the branch of this family currently living in Primoria. The House of Belcher was originally created by the marriage between Belcher of Pontefract and Hall of Wakefield in 1994, though this marriage was dissolved in 2016.
Current structure in Adammia:
Campbell of Aberdeen (Clan Campbell)
Campbell of Aberdeen refers to the Adammic members of the Scottish clan known as Clan Campbell and their families. They originate from the branch of Clan Campbell from the island of Islay, specifically.
Current structure in Adammia:
- Sir Ciaran Campbell KOA and Madam Chloe Robertson DOA (engaged)
- Madam Becky Spencer-Smith COA is a member of Spencer-Smith of Barnes and Jones of Liverpool. Spencer-Smith of Barnes may be related to the British aristocratic Spencer family.
- Sir Toby McCrae KOA is a member of Clan Macrae and Rundle of Hounslow.
- Madam Chloe Robertson DOA is a member of Clan Robertson and Welsh of Northampton.
- Madam Charley Benson DOA is a member of Benson of Newcastle and Bean of York.
- Madam Alice Sutton DOA is a member of Sutton of Bergh Apton and Hunt of Filby.
Arms of heraldic families
|Hall of Wakefield||Argent three dog's heads Sable and on a chevron Azure a fleur-de-lis Or.||Differenced from the common Hall arms by a fleur-de-lis representing the City of Wakefield.|
|Boxall of Godalming||Or a lion rampant Azure.||Differenced from the common Boxall arms by removal of the frets Argent.|
|Belcher of Pontefract||Paly Gules and Or, on a canton party per fess Sable and Azure a quadrangular Castle in perspective only three of its four towers being visible proper, a chief vair.||Differenced from the common Belcher arms by a canton containing a simplified version of the arms of the town of Pontefract.|
|Campbell of Aberdeen||Gyronny of eight Or and Sable.||Undifferenced arms of Clan Campbell as Campbell of Aberdeen is a proven branch of this clan.|