#76 Heraldry

December 8, 2017
Heraldry is the art of introducing all you represent in a single image.


Many groups in the city have their own insignia, telling where their priorities lie.

When those priorities do not match, groups become divided, and differing insignias are born.

Heraldry is the system by which all insignias are devised, described, and regulated. There is even a mandatory institute to teach it to everyone.
Nobody remembers anything about it.

“Hello. Did you know you can be an official citizen of Buffet?”

Tell me more!

Gheralf says:

It is written in Das Law that you must study heraldry for a year in your life. However, many view it as a rather unnecessary part of education, so most parents just dump their kids into the institute as infants. This way they get that mandatory teaching period done with, and also get a break from caretaking for a while.

It sounds pretty smart now that you think about it.


Vayandil says:

Apparently (according to the teacher of heraldry, at least) the pair of eyes should always be included in every insignia. There are, though, a bunch of businesses and institutes that have not followed the rule, for example Pigeons’R’Faster Operationals (comic #4). I also suspect that most of the people following the rule are doing it by accident, since we simply tend to like big eyes on pictures.