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Herewaldcraft is a broad word dealing with the drafting, fair, and learning of weaponbearings (known as weaponlore), as well as kindred fields such as flaglore, together with the learning of greatthew, standing, and bloodties. Weaponlore, the best known limb of herewaldcraft, is about the drafting and broadcast of the herewaldcraftish gift, more often known as the weapon, which is most often made up of a (weapon)shield, helm, and a helmtop, together with any other bits such as upholders, pins, herewaldcraftish flags, and bidwords.

Although the brookdom of sundry tokens for one another and thedes goes back to oldendays, both the shape and brookdom of such tokens were widely uneven, and the belief in steady, bloodtied drafts that is the main mark of herewaldcraft did not unfold until the High Middle Elds. Through this timespan, when big landfyrds were gathered together for lengthy whiles, the brooking of helms with leer shielders made it hard to tell apart one's headshipsmen in the field, behooving the forblowing of herewaldcraft as a tokenful tung.

The sightliness and great fair of herewaldish drafts let them to ride out even after the steady forsaking of helmcladding on the wyefield throughout the seventeenth yearhundred. Herewaldcraft has been bewritten leethily as "the handmaiden of eretide", "the shorthand of eretide", and "the blossomful hem in the greenyard of eretide". Nowadays, herewaldcraft is used by folk, open and hushed fellowships, businessbodies, boroughs, towns, and landships to betoken their birthright, fulfillments, and yearnings.

Eretide Edit

Forerunners Edit

Sundry tokens have been brooked to betoken folk or bunches for thousands of years. The earliest betokenings of made out folk and landships in the Two Narrows' craft show the brooking of flags topped with the bliths or tokens of sundry gods, and the names of kings show up on tokens known as serekhs, betokening the king's thronehall, and most often topped with a falk betokening the god Horus, of whom the king was seen as the earthly infleshment. Like tokens are found in olden Bearithlandish craft of the same timespan, and the forerunners of herewaldcraftish wights such as the hookcat can also be found. In the Cristbook, the Book of Scoring ettles to the flags of the children of Hebrewland, who were behested to gather beneath these tokens and swear their bloodties. The Greek and Latinish writers often bewrite the shields and tokens of sundry whitehatters, and whits of the Romish landfyrd were sometimes atokened by made out markings on their shields.

Until the nineteenth yearhundred, it was meanly for herewaldcraftish writers to ettle byspells such as these, and kenningsome tokens such as the "Manecat of Judah" or "Eagle of the Caesars" as bewsidom of the afern of herewaldcraft itself; and to deem therefrom that the great men of afern bore weaponshields betokening their athelhood and birthright. The Book of Holy Albans, put together in 1486, swears that Christ himself was a man of weaponshielding. But these unbelievable calls have long since been sacked as the daydream of mideldish herewalds, for there is no bewisdom of a made out tokenish tung akin to that of herewaldcraft throughout this early timespan; nor do many of the shields betold in oldendays bear a close resemblance to those of medieval heraldry; nor is there any evidence that specific symbols or designs were passed down from one generation to the next, representing a particular person or line of descent.

Ors of nowalike herewaldcraft Edit

The ripening of the nowalike herewaldcraftish tung cannot be hailed to a lone man, time, or lay. Although some draftings that are now thought to be herewaldcraftish were markedly brooked throughout the eleventh yearhundred, most bewritings and showings of shields up to the beginning of the twelfth yearhundred hold little or no bewise of their herewaldcraftish being. For byspell, the Bayeux Thrum, showing the Normanish raid of England in 1066, and likely alloted about 1077, when the headchurch of Bayeux was edbuilt, shows many shields of sundry shapes and drafts, many of which are onecast, while others are bedecked with drakes, roods, or other tokenly herewaldcraftish bliths. Yet no one man is shown twice bearing the same weaponshields, nor are any of the afterbearers of the sundry men shown known to have borne drafts that look like those in the thrum.

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