Symbolism on shields for knights meant everything from, families, to whom they served, to their church down to even feats done. There are many conflicting meanings but I offer one site that did most the filtering. So you may decipher what your shield could mean and share it. Below I'll share Luke's shield and it's meaning
Post by winterglass on Apr 17, 2020 10:51:32 GMT -5
While not a knight, the young mercenary Tarinius Auvrey has adopted the following coat of arms:
Sable, a gryphon rampant or armed within a bordure of the charge.
(To translate from heraldic: A golden gryphon standing upright, some elements (particularly claws and beak) painted in separate colours, on a black background with a gold border.)
He doesn't claim these as arms of knighthood - they're just the colours he displays.
In terms of symbolism, the gryphon symbolises valour and ferocity. The red tint on the claws is a reference to not being afraid to get one's hands bloody. The gold coloration might indicate nobility (he's from a minor and foreign aristocratic family, and can claim no rank within Cormyr at this time) or wealth (perhaps, as a mercenary, he courts Waukeen's favour?). And the black background symbolises either dark work done, or work done in dark places - a not uncommon sentiment either way for chartered adventurers.
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