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.

Book Heraldry

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, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:10, Q&A 0:10) | Power Point | PDF – Handout

Armory 101
This class will cover the basics of armory, including blazoning.
Yehuda ben Moshe, former 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, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 0:59) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: Armory 101 or a good understanding of basic armory and blazon.

Armory 102.1
Drawing a Chevron.
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 0:17)
Prerequisites: Armory 101 or a good understanding of basic armory and blazon.

Armory 103
This class will cover the SCA conflict rules
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:09) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: 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 found on Maistresse Marie’s Site
Prerequisites: 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, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:45) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: Armory 103 or a good understanding of the SCA Conflict Rules

Armory 201
Armory conflict checking using the Complex Search Form
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:04, Q&A – 0:18) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: Armory 103 and 104 and a good understanding of the SCA Conflict Rules and checking for conflict with the Ordinary and Armorial

Names 101
This class will cover the basic name construction rules
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:07) | Power Point | PDF – Handout

Names 102
Documenting a Period Name
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:11) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: Names 101 or a good understanding of the SCA name style rules

Names 301
Introduction to Russian Names
Yehuda ben Moshe, former Elmet Herald
Video (Class – 1:00, Q&A 0:10) | Power Point | PDF – Handout
Prerequisites: Names 101 or a good understanding of the SCA name style rules

Event Heraldry

Court Heraldry 101
Beginning to Intermediate Court Heraldry
Baroness Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, former Vox Regis Herald
Video (Class – 1:03) | Docket | Card