Originally compiled by Baron Eógan mac Ailpein
What follows is the registered heraldry and awards for the Barony of Windmasters’ Hill.
Links to heraldic definitions are in blue
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|Barony of Windmasters’ Hill
|Barony of Windmaster’s Hill
|Shire of Windmasters’ Hill
|from January 1976 to August 1979
|Old shire name
|Per chevron Azure and Vert, in chief two boreae addorsed and conjoined and in base a winged cat passant, forepaw extended, wings elevated and addorsed, all Argent, within overall a laurel wreath Or
Baronial Populace Badges
|(Fieldless) A winged cat passant extended Purpure
|(Fieldless) A winged cat passant, forepaw extended, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent
|The badge most commonly used by the populace
Baronial Orders (Non-Polling)
A person can only be inducted into any one order once
|Order of Kitty Hawk
Order of Kittyhawk (alternative spelling)
|(Fieldless) A winged cat sejant affronty facing to sinister, wings displayed, Argent
|August 1979 (blazon)
October 1979 (order name)
April 1982 (alternate spelling)
|For service to the Barony
|Order of Boreas
|(Fieldless) Two boreae addorsed and conjoined Argent
Name re-registered April 1982
|For excellence in Arts & Sciences
|Order of Don Quixote
|Per chevron Azure and Vert, a windmill Argent
|August 1979 (Blazon)
October 1979 (Name)
April 1982 (Name re-registered)
|For service to the Barony above and beyond sanity
|Order of St. Nicholas
|Per chevron Azure and Vert, a wooden shoe proper fimbriated Or between three bezants Or
|August 1979 (Blazon)
October 1979 (Name)
|For service by a child to the barony or by an adult for the children of the barony
|Order of the Tempest
|Gules, a winged domestic cat salient to sinister and maintaining a sword palewise Argent
|For excellence in martial activities
NB: The sword should not penetrate the edge of the red field
|Order of the Aeolus
|(Fieldless) an annulet Or pellety
|For those that distinguished themselves at martial activity while not having yet reached 18 years of age
All of these awards can be given more than once
|Baronial Award of Excellence
NB:the baronage typically gives the receipient a personal token or gift
|For excellence in any field of endeavor at Their Excellencies’ discretion
|Baroness’ Award of Courtesy
The Barones typically gives the receipient a personal token or gift
|Given by the Baroness to recognize noteworthy courtesy
|Honorary Baronial Citizenship
The baronage typically gives the receipient a scroll
|For a notable person who is moving out of the Barony or a notable person who lives outside Windmasters’ Hill but who does service in this Barony
|Award of the Eurus
|(Fieldless) an annulet Vert platy
|Given for single noteworthy act of service
|Award of the Hurt
|(Fieldless) an annulet Argent hurty
|Given to someone injured in service to the Barony
|Award of the Torteau
|(Fieldless) an annulet Gules platy
|February 2011 (blazon)
September 2013 (name).
|Given for a single effort of distinction on the fighting field
Originally named the Scirroco. Renamed Torteau when Scirroco could not pass.
|Award of the Notus
|(Fieldless) an annulet Azure platy
|Given for a single wonder of Arts and Sciences
|Companion of the Golden Ladle
Per chevron azure and vert, two ladles in saltire Or.
|Given in recognition for excellence in cooking.
|Calligraphers and Illuminators Guild
|Per chevron Azure and Vert, a boreas blowing in bend surmounted by a quill pen in bend sinister Or
|This guild was awarded a Silver Nautilus for excellence in the arts by TRMs Logan and Arielle, so this badge is often displayed with the Silver Nautilus badge attached below
|Argent, fretty Azure, a pair of scissors opened in saltire, points to base, Or
|Windmasters’ Hill Baronial Archer Corps
|Per pale Vert and Purpure, a winged cat passant, forepaw extended and maintaining a sheaf of arrows inverted, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent
Formed in 1976
|The badge is not required to be registered as the arrows are not sufficient to cause a clear difference
|Flagon and Cask
|The baronial brewing and vinting guild was estab-lished in the early 2000s. It has no passed heraldry.
|Award of Purple Kitty
Award of the Purple Heart
|Purpure, a winged cat passant, forepaw extended and bandaged, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent
|For people injured in service to the Barony
|Award of Cat’s Meow
|(Fieldless) a cat’s head couped Argent
|Given for service to the barony which does not yet warrant a Kittyhawk by Baroness Lucia
|Award of Dormant Kittyhawk
|(Fieldless) a winged cat dormant Argent
|For members of the Barony who have the ability to fall asleep anywhere
|Per chevron azure and vert; in chief two aeoli with breaths conjoined at fess point argent; in base a laurel wreath Or.
|Name and Arms: August 1979
|Per chevron inverted argent and azure, a tower azure and a laurel wreath Or.
|Name: June 1981
Arms: October 1982, Reblazoned June 1998
|Per bend wavy vert and azure, a hart counterspringing argent, environed of a laurel wreath Or.
|Name: April 1982
Arms: August 1979
|Per fess embattled gules and argent, two crosses moline Or and a laurel wreath azure.
(Former heraldry, released in 2002: Gules, a laurel wreath and in chief four yak tails palewise argent.)
|Name: December 1982
Arms: September 2002
|Gules, a garb within a laurel wreath and on a chief Or a demi-sun gules.
|Name: November 2000
Arms: March 2006
Baronial Populace Badges
|Greek god the keeper of the winds
|A ring. The emblem of strength. The Romans represented Liberty by it
|Silver or White
|Greek god of the north wind
|Greek god of the east wind
|A design which may be presented on any background, for example, a maker’s mark..
|An ordinary, or charge, having an edge or Bordure all round it, in our case it is border Or all around a wooden shoe.
|An even number of pieces crossing bendways, dexter and sinister, and interlacing each other.
|An azure roundel
|A semy of Hurts
|Greek god of the south wind
|Gold or Yellow
|A Sable roundel. Also known as gunstones or ogresses
|A semy of Pellets.
|An Argent roundel
|A semy of Plates.
|Round figures which may be charged with any figure. In blazon change their names according to the different tinctures of which they are composed, except when they are counter-changed. When Or (gold or yellow) they are called Bezants. When Argent (silver or white) = Plates. Gules (red)= Torteau. Azure (blue)= Hurts. Vert (green)= Pomeis. Sable (black)= Pellets, Gunstones or Ogresses. Purpure = Golpes. Tenné = Oranges. Barry wavy, Argent and Azure = Fountains. These figures are all globular, except the bezant, plate, and fountain.
|A Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe
|This means that the Field, Charge, Crest, or Supporter, is strewed over with figures, such as roses, stars, etc. When strewed with fleur-de-lis it is then termed Semée-de-lis.
|Greek god of the west wind
This site was created by Baron Eógan mac Ailpein, Silver Hare Herald (Gene Bonar) and is maintained by the Baronial Webminister.
It was last updated on 5 December 2016.