Baronial Arms & Motto
The Baronial Arms are blazoned, Per fess indented vert and sable, in chief a laurel wreath Or, a bordure erminois. Upon becoming a Barony the arms became commonly displayed in a lozenge.
The lozenge shape is also echoed in the design of the Baronial Coronets. Often seen as a supporter for our Baronial Arms is the Ermine (animal). Much like the Ermine that is used as the border of the Baronial arms, the Ermine is the symbol that surrounds, supports, and protects Granite Mountain. Ermines or (stoats) are a member of the weasel family and are ferocious hunters. Their fur is of a pure winter white with a distinctive black tip on their tail. In heraldic tincture, the spots represent the dark tips of the ermines’ tails, and are usually elaborated into short vertical lines with small curved projections often with 3 smaller dots above. The Ermine along with the Ermine spots are unique to our Barony in the Kingdom and is commonly used for baronial regalia, baronial awards, etc. Our Barony motto is “Quam Nos Volvamos”, which is Latin for “That’s How We Roll”. The motto was first coined after our first Champions of the Pines event on May 18th of 2008, held by the Shire of Granite Mountain.