This are the best possibilities for our guild badge:
- on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle or (=gold -> yellow)
- on a dragon sable (-> black) a needle argent (=silver -> white)
- on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle or (=gold -> yellow)
- on a hurst of three pine trees eradicated gules (-> red), a needle argent (=silver -> white)
When the poll is over (14.12.2007) Mistress Jaelle offered to check if the chosen badge is clear of conflict and than we will try to register it.
more information provided by Mistress Jaelle:
No color would be behind the dragon (or the trees). This is what we call a fieldless badge. A fieldless badge can be on any background where there is contrast - so in this case, of either black or red you could put it on a white or yellow background - eg sew it on your white dress and then on your yellow cloak, This is because the badge is a - thing - it can go on either.
this may help- an explanation about fieldless badges from the 0fficial SCA heraldic website:
"In period mundane practice, fieldless badges are almost always a single charge, possibly charged with a cadency mark, such as a crescent or a mullet. Most of the rest were charges conjoined, such as a crescent with an estoile resting in the "cup", or the bear and ragged staff of Neville.
In the SCA, the fieldless badges must form a connected design. One way to think about it is that you should be able to cast the design in a mold without it falling apart."