Search Forms for the SCA Armorial

You can find currently-registered armory starting at the index for the on-line SCA Ordinary. If you are trying to look armory by its description, or doing conflict checking, you almost certainly want to start here.

There are also six search forms available:

  1. A Name Search Form which allows you to search the SCA Armorial database for items associated with a particular name. This form is fast and simple, but not very powerful. For instance, your search will fail if you don't type the name exactly right.

  2. An Armory Description Search Form which allows you to search for registered items that appear under a particular heading in the SCA Ordinary. This form is difficult to use because you must know how the headings are coded in the database. This difficulty will be corrected eventually, but for now the SCA Ordinary is much more useful.

  3. A Name Pattern Search Form which allows you to search for items associated with a name, even if you don't know the exact spelling of the name. Very useful.

  4. A Blazon Pattern Search Form which allows you to search for blazons containing particular words or text patterns. Please do not use this for conflict checking. Use the Ordinary or the Armory Description Search Form.

  5. A Date/Kingdom Search Form which allows you to search for registrations during a particular time-period or via a particular kingdom. NOTE: This form is broken broken broken. Don't bother trying it until it gets fixed. Watch for this message to go away.

  6. A Complex Search Form which allows you to do sophisticated searches on the database by combining the results of multiple searches. This form is tricky to use, because there are more things to configure.

You can also find currently-registered armory using the on-line SCA Ordinary.

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