UPDATED: November 2020

Welcome to your NEW Middle Kingdom Pursuivant’s Handbook! In each section of this book you will find articles to help guide you as a herald. We suggest that if you are a local officer, that you have the whole book as part of your office documents, since it contains articles on all the various facets of heraldry. There is a supplement that contains in-depth articles for the armory herald, as well!

Complete Handbook

Sections (individual sections)

  • On Being a Local Herald
    • The Structure of the College
    • Your Responsibilities
    • On Matters of Money
    • It’s Your Event
    • Gilding the Trumpet
  • Vocal Heraldry
    • Processions and Boasting Your Patron
    • At the Event
    • Managing the Dais
    • Field and Tourney Herald
  • Book Heraldry
    • Working with Submitters
    • Choosing a Medieval Name
    • On Names and Documentation
    • How to Document a Name
    • Non-Personal Names
    • Philosophical Roots of Heraldic Design
    • BASIC Heraldic Design
    • Populace Petition Requirements and Group Badges
    • Running a Consult Table
    • Commenting in OSCAR
  • Signetry
    • Duties of a Signet
    • Commissioning a Scroll
  • Accessibility
    • Working with your Silent Herald
    • Being a Silent Herald
    • Accessibility in Court
  • For the Non-Herald
    • Choosing a Culture
    • Badges, Livery and Heraldic Dress
    • Banners and Flags
    • Interacting with Nobles
    • Crowns, Coronets, and Circlets
    • Sumptuary Customs
    • Court Etiquette
    • How to Write an Award Recommendation
    • Augmentations of Arms
    • Augmentations of Arms – A Guide for Royalty
    • How to Write the Crown
  • Appendices (whole section)

Appendices (individual downloads)

Armory Herald’s Supplement

Middle Kingdom Herald’s Field Book

The Field Book is designed to be everything you need at an event, and nothing you don’t. It’s focused primarily on vocal heraldry. It’s formatted as a half-size book for easy carrying during the day and in court.