East Kingdom Herald University (EKHU)

The online East Kingdom Herald University (EKHU) is a series of video classes taught by the Elmet Herald and other heralds, focusing on various aspects of serving as a Herald in the East Kingdom and the SCA at-large.  The classes are taught over Google+ Hangouts and are recorded and posted on YouTube.  All available and scheduled classes are listed below.

For the new student interested in book heraldry we recommend starting with “Book Heraldry 100” and then proceeding with Armory and Names classes in numerical order.

Class Name Description Instructor Upcoming Live Dates and Locations Video Link Handouts Link Prerequisites
Armory 101 This class will cover the basics of armory, including blazoning. Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:06, Q&A – 0:18) Power Point|PDF – Handout
Armory 102 This class will cover charge group theory and SCA style rules. Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 0:59) Power Point|PDF – Handout Armory 101 or a good understanding of basic armory and blazon.
Armory 102.1 Drawing a Chevron. Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 0:17) Armory 101 or a good understanding of basic armory and blazon.
Armory 103 This class will cover the SCA conflict rules Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:09) Power Point|PDF – Handout Armory 102 or a good understanding of blazon and charge group theory.
Armory 103.1 SCA conflict rules and basic armory conflict checking using the Ordinary and Armorial Maistresse Marie de Blois, Clarion Herald Video (Class – 0:57) Handout|Excerpted Ordinary |Note: Updated versions of these files can be fount on Maistresse Marie's Site Armory 102 or a good understanding of blazon and charge group theory.
Armory 104 Basic armory conflict checking using the Ordinary and Armorial Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:45) Power Point|PDF – Handout Armory 103 or a good understanding of the SCA Conflict Rules
Armory 201 Armory conflict checking using the Complex Search Form Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:04, Q&A – 0:18) Power Point|PDF – Handout Armory 103 and 104 and a good understanding of the SCA Conflict Rules and checking for conflict with the Ordinary and Armorial
Book Heraldry 100 An introductory class for book heralds, covering administrative matters and general principles, including the organization of the SCA heralds, becoming a herald, the submission process, and related topics. Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:10, Q&A 0:10) Power Point|PDF – Handout
Court Heraldry 101 Beginning to Intermediate Court Heraldry Baroness Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, former Vox Regis Herald Video (Class – 1:03) Docket|Card
Names 101 This class will cover the basic name construction rules Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:07) Power Point|PDF – Handout
Names 102 Documenting a Period Name Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:11) Power Point|PDF – Handout Names 101 or a good understanding of the SCA name style rules
Names 301 Introduction to Russian Names Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald Video (Class – 1:00, Q&A 0:10) Power Point|PDF – Handout Names 101 or a good understanding of the SCA name style rules