Welcome to the Poore House Academy of Heraldry. The purpose of this online academy is to instruct the reader in the ways of heraldry in an easy-to-read format. On this website will various and sundry articles and tutorials be made available. As you can see, a couple are already up: Heraldry for Non-Heralds, a tutorial on the basics of armorial design, written with the intent to help non-heralds design a device for submission in the SCA, and written with the audience of seasoned fighters (i.e. heat-addled stick jocks who’ve taken one too many ballista bolts to the helm) in mind. Also posted is an analysis of the Dering Roll. Other articles will be appearing shortly. Please check back often, and feel free to make suggestions on content.