Greetings from Lord Conn mac Branain, Chair of the Tir Mara Populace Badge Committee.
The process for selecting a populace badge for Tir Mara progresses. We have finished evaluating the submissions received and are now ready to proceed to the next step: consulting the people of Tir Mara.
Five designs have been selected for consideration. We feel an online poll utilizing a ranked ballot is the best approach. The designs are available to view on the Principality website at
as well as in the poll itself
Please rank the submissions in order of preference from 1 to 5, with 1 being the most preferred and 5 the least preferred.
The poll will run until midnight, 28th February, at which point we will make the results known and present them to Their Royal Highnesses for consideration.
Now, what is a populace badge?
A populace badge is a used to show that you belong to a particular branch. Our Barony, the Barony of Ruantallan, has one. The East Kingdom has one. The Crown Principality of Tir Mara, which includes us, does not yet have one.
Why would you want one? It’s a way of showing pride in being a member of the Principality as well as a way of stating to others that you are from here. For example, if someone travels to an event in the southern reaches of the Kingdom, you might wear your Tir Mara badge so that people you meet down south know you’re a Tir Maran. It’s also an excellent way to recognize a fellow Tir Maran when in a crowd, especially when outside the local area. Typically, badges are worn as belt favours, sewn directly onto things like cloaks, added to banners, etc.
This is your chance to have input on what design we submit to be our Principality badge. When making your selection, keep in mind that the goal is for people to wear whatever design ends up being chosen, so things like how easy or difficult it is to reproduce might be one thing you may wish to take into consideration.