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Clan Hell's Horses Branding Ritual
« on: 24 May 2021, 07:33:24 »
I had a question about about the Branding Ritual performed by members of Clan Hell's Horses, what does the Mark  of the Horse and Mark of Hell look like and where are they placed?

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Re: Clan Hell's Horses Branding Ritual
« Reply #1 on: 24 May 2021, 09:20:49 »
The Branding and the Mark of the Horse/Mark of Hell are described in Field Manual: Crusader Clans, Pages 61-63.

The awards themselves are described like this:

The Mark of the Horse is the only award granted by the Clan that may be worn with ceremonial attire. It consists of an eight-pointed star with exaggerated cardinal points, measuring eight centimeters tip to tip. At the center of the Mark is a pentagonal shield withinh which is engraved the Branding party's insignia (usually an abstract design). The hexagonal[sic] shield and insignia are gold, set into the platinum from which the rest of the medal is fashioned. The medal hangs around the wearer's neck on a thick iron chain, signifying the strength of the warrior's commitment to his Clan's values.

The Mark of Hell resembles the Mark of the Horse, but its star points are flames and the insignia at the center is the skull of a horse. The disgraced recipients of the Mark of Hell receive the 'award' from the Khan branded into their shoulder so that all in the Clan may witness the punishment for failing to uphold the honor of the Hell's Horses. At formal functions, Mark of Hell recipients must wear a black armband over the branded area so that their fellow warriors may know of their disgrace.
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Re: Clan Hell's Horses Branding Ritual
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2021, 21:24:14 »
Thank you so much! I wish I could send you a beer for your writeup answering my question! Have a great evening!