Scribal standards

All scrolls must be done with archival materials (acid free paper, and light fast materials) where ever possible.

The following materials are acceptable:

  • Water colour paints
  • Gouache
  • Egg tempura
  • Period pigments
  • Water colour paper,
  • Vellum / parchment
  • Pergamenata paper
  • Archival print maker’s paper
  • Inks that are light fast

The following materials are unacceptable:

  • Felt tip calligraphy pens / colouring pens
  • Colouring pencils
  • Crayons
  • Pantone pens (cartooning pens)
  • Calligraphy imitation writing paper
  • Newsprint paper
  • Photo copy / printer paper

Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Signet Clerk.

Scroll size is at the discretion of the scribe but consideration to framing sensibilities
should be given.
Scrolls should follow period traditions and examples. (Books of hours pages, writs and
other such period documents)
Scrolls created on paper should be done so on paper with a weight no less than 250
g/m².
A scroll is the documentation for the award given and should be treated accordingly.

All scrolls must contain the following information on the back:

  • Name of scribe SCA and Mundane
  • Contact information: post address or email address
  • A general description for the time period, and style of the scroll (documentation)

All awards should be given importance and reverence. Often an AoA is the ONLY award a person will receive.

The office of the Signet Clerk has the right to refuse work that is deemed unacceptable.
Secrecy must be maintained. Scribes who leak information about up and coming awards will be no longer be given assignments on current work.
There will be no pre printed scrolls. Printed scrolls are not period and we are a medieval
society geared to teaching medieval arts.

All back log scrolls MUST be completed within six months of the assignment given date. (Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis)

No backlog scroll may be assigned without the approval of the Signet Clerk. Only the
scroll approved by the Signet Clerk will be considered the official documentation of the
award.

Proof of award must be provided. The following are acceptable means of authentication.

  • the on line OP
  • promissory note SIGNED by the king / queen
  • Dragon’s Tale award given list
  • Court reports

Award scrolls are NOT official unless they contain the signatures of the crown