the Heraldry of Windmasters' Hill

What follows is the registered heraldry for the Barony of Windmasters' Hill. My comments are in bold black. Any links to the heraldic definitions page are bold blue


Baronial Name

Name - Barony of Windmasters' Hill (registered Aug 79)
Name - Barony of Windmaster's Hill (registered Oct 79) (alternate spelling)

Name - Shire of Windmasters' Hill (registered from Jan 76 - Aug 79) (old shire name)



Baronial Arms

Windmasters' Hill Arms

Device - 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 (registered Oct 79) (current arms)






Baronial Populace Badges

Original Badge

Badge - (Fieldless) A winged cat passant extended Purpure (registered Jan 76)





Populace Badge



Badge - (Fieldless) A winged cat passant, forepaw extended, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent (registered Oct 79) (this is the badge that is most commonly used by the populace)




Baronial Orders (Non-Polling)
(a person can only be inducted into any one order once)

Badge of Kittyhawk

Name - Order of Kitty Hawk (registered Oct 79)
Name - Order of Kittyhawk (registered Apr 82) (alternative spelling)
Badge - (Fieldless) A winged cat sejant affronty facing to sinister, wings displayed, Argent. (registered Aug 79) (For the Order of Kitty Hawk) (this is the award given for noteworthy service to the Barony)




Badge of Boreas

Name - Order of Boreas (registered Oct 79) (re-registered Apr 82)
Badge - (Fieldless) Two boreae addorsed and conjoined Argent (registered Oct 79) (this is the award given for excellence in the Arts & Sciences in the barony)




Badge of Don Quixote

Name - Order of Don Quixote (registered Oct 79) (re-registered Apr 82)
Badge - Per chevron Azure and Vert, a windmill Argent (registered Aug 79) (For the Order of Don Quixote) (this is the award given for excessive body service to the barony)




Badge of St Nicholas

Name - Order of St. Nicholas (registered Oct 79)
Badge - Per chevron Azure and Vert, a wooden shoe proper fimbriated Or between three bezants Or(registered Aug 79) (For the Order of St. Nicholas) (this is the award given for service by a child to the barony or by an adult for the children of the barony)



Badge of Tempest

Name - Order of the Tempest (registered Apr 90)
Badge - Gules, a winged domestic cat salient to sinister and maintaining a sword palewise Argent (registered Apr 90) (For the Order of the Tempest) (this is the award given for fighting prowess in the barony) (In this case the sword should not penetrate the edge of the red field. What we have here is artistic interpretation)



Badge of Aeolus

Name - Order of the Aeolus (registered Nov 07)
Badge - (Fieldless) an annulet Or pellety (registered Nov 07) (For the Order of Aeolus) (those that distinguished themselves at fighting while not having yet reached 18 years of age)




Baronial Awards
(all of these awards can be given more than once)

Name - Baronial Award of Excellence (unregistered)
Badge - No badge, the baronage typically gives the receipient a personal token or gift (this is the award given to recognize excellence in any field of endeavor)


Name - Baroness’ Award of Courtesy (unregistered)
Badge - No badge, the baronage typically gives the receipient a personal token or gift (this is the award given by the Baroness to recognize noteworthy courtesy)


Name - Honorary Baronial Citizenship (unregistered)
Badge - No badge, the baronage typically gives the receipient a scroll (this award is typically given to a notable person who is planning to move out of the Barony or a notable person who lives in another Barony but who does service in this Barony a lot)


Badge of Eurus

Name - Award of the Eurus (registered Nov 07)
Badge - (Fieldless) an annulet Vert platy.(this is the award given for single noteworth act of service)




Badge of Hurt

Name - Award of the Hurt (registered Feb 11)
Badge - (Fieldless) an annulet Argent hurty (registered Jan 76) (this is the award given to someone injured in service to the Barony)



Badge of Sciroco

Name - Award (known as the Scirocco) (unregistered) (perhaps this should be called Zephyros to keep with the wind theme)
Badge - (Fieldless) an annulet Gules platy (registered Feb 11) (this award is given for a single effort of distinction on the fighting field)



Badge of Notus

Name - Award of the Notus (registered Feb 11)
Badge - (Fieldless) an annulet Azure platy (this is the award given to someone for single wonder of A&S in the Barony)




Baronial Guilds

Badge of Notus

Name - Calligraphers and Illuminators Guild (registered Oct 79)
Badge - Per chevron Azure and Vert, a boreas blowing in bend surmounted by a quill pen in bend sinister Or (registered Oct 79) (For the Calligraphers and Illuminators Guild) (Sometime ago 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)


Name - Needlework Guild (registered Aug 79)
Badge - Argent, fretty Azure, a pair of scissors opened in saltire, points to base, Or (registered Aug 79) (For the Needlework Guild)

Badge of WHBAC

Name - Windmasters' Hill Baronial Archer Corps (unregistered)
Badge - Per pale Vert and Purpure, a winged cat passant, forepaw extended and maintaining a sheaf of arrows inverted, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent (In '96 this group was formed. The badge needn't be registered because the arrows are not sufficient to cause a clear difference)



Former Awards

Badge of WHBAC

Name - Award of Purple Kitty (unregistered)
Badge - Purpure, a winged cat passant, forepaw extended and bandaged, wings elevated and addorsed, Argent (this is the award given for any fighter that is wounded while fighting for Windmasters' Hill by Baroness Lucia)



Name - Award of Cat's Meow (unregistered)
Badge - (Fieldless) a cat's head couped Argent (this is the award given for service to the barony which does not yet warrant a Kittyhawk by Baroness Lucia)


Name - Award of Dormant Kitty (unregistered)
Badge - (Fieldless) a winged cat dormant Argent (this is the award given by Baroness Lucia for falling asleep in court)


This site is maintained by Baron Eógan mac Ailpein, Silver Hare Herald (Gene Bonar). It was last updated on 27 Sep 2011.