College of Arms
The College of Arms is the English body within the Royal household that administers and records the registration of heraldic devices. The College was established by Richard III in 1483. At present, the Garter King of Arms is the title used by the chief Herald of the college.
Scotland has its own heraldic body with Lyon King of Arms as the chief Herald.
External link: www.college-of-arms.gov.uk
The SCA College of Arms
Within the SCA, the society-wide College of Arms governs the registration and approval of heraldic devices and badges and persona names within the SCA. Its powers to not extent outside of the game and are not governed by any kingdom laws.
The college is also responsible for the training and registration of SCA heralds, the maintainence of the Order of Precedence list and the design of ceremonies. The head of the college is the Laurel King of Arms, which has no direct relationship to the Order of the Laurel.
External link: www.sca.org/heraldry