Registering a Device or Badge
Let's imagine you want to register the device you see below: Pean, a raven sable and on a chief embattled gules three quatrefoils argent. Never mind if it's a bit naff, I just made it up to demonstrate a few details about colouring in.
So how many pieces of paper do you need to send, and where? I'm glad you asked!
How it works is: after you've consulted with heralds to get the details right, you draw out your original on the correct forms and fill in the words. Then, using the best quality black and white photocopier you can find, you make seven copies. Six of them, you colour in, using the good textas (marker pens) that hold their colour well. Make sure your purple is purple, not pink or blue, and your green is a good rich forest green rather than a lime or council-worker-fixing-power-poles yellow-green. Don't use pencils, metallic inks or all the other no-nos you read about [link: here].
Your Own Copies
You need one colour copy for your own records. That's just good sense; you'd hate to wake up in a month and not be able to remember if the raven was sable or counter-ermine, right? Especially if you're sewing a banner. You also need the original outline version too, in case you make a mistake in colouring and need to make more copies halfway through.
Your Local Herald's Copies
Even if you send your submission direct to Rocket Herald, you should for the sake of insurance against bad luck send one colour copy to your local herald:
Rocket's Copies And Everyone Else's Too
To Rocket Herald, you should send four colour copies and one outline copy. Don't colour in the outline copy, even the black parts (although titchy little black bits like ermine spots are OK to colour in):
Bundle It All Up
The pages are A4, and there should be five of them, plus whatever you have for your name forms (see below). Use an envelope large enough to hold them without folding; talk to your friendly post office staff about that. Tell them it's going to Melbourne, and they'll advise you on postage. Don't worry about Express Post or Registered Mail unless you've spoken to Rocket and he's advised you otherwise.
Send this all to:
2 Kelvinside St
You will not receive an acknowledgement of the stuff you send, but you will be able to keep track of it by looking on the [list publicly viewable forums here]. If your package hasn't shown up online after [two weeks?], contact Rocket Herald directly at email@example.com to see what's happened. Australia Post and New Zealand Post are usually reliable, but we have evidence that some post offices are situated quite near a black hole or some other subspace anomaly, so be vigilant, and be prepared to changed post offices if necessary.