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|Canton of Whyt Whey
Argent, an apple gules slipped and leaved proper within a laurel wreath vert, and an orle sable.
|Founded: August 1991
|Location: Manhattan, NYC, NY
The Canton of Appleholm is the local group for the modern borough of Manhattan in New York City.
Meaning: The canton's name is Middle English and means "apple island," an allusion to our modern identity as "the Big Apple."
Established: August 1991
Territory: The borough of Manhattan is coextensive with the County of New York in the State of New York, encompassing Manhattan Island and Marble Hill, as well as the adjacent islands of Roosevelt, Randalls and Wards, U Thant, Governors, Liberty, and Ellis.
Blazon: Argent, an apple gules slipped and leaved proper within a laurel wreath vert, and an orle sable.
Populace Badge: Argent, an apple gules slipped and leaved proper within an orle sable.
Heraldic officer's title: none
Newsletter: currently none; formerly "The Cheesecloth"
- The Ancient Name of our canton is Whyt Whey. The canton's founding name alludes to the "Great White Way", a nickname for the brightly-lit portions of Broadway in midtown Manhattan, while also riffing on the alternate reading of Østgarðr as "cheese farm." It was officially changed in December 2023.
- The Ancient Arms of our canton are Sable, a cockroach tergiant within a laurel wreath and on a chief embattled argent, a pomme. By the grace of the College of Arms, this blazon is reserved to the canton in perpetuity. Don't mess with us or we'll start using it again.