ANSTHRLD - More sophomore heraldry
tmcd at jump.net
Mon Feb 19 21:17:36 PST 2001
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001, Nordsteorra <northern_herald at ansteorra.org> wrote:
> Is ermine considered "neutral" or "metal"?
Use the source, Luke. The RfS covers it:
VIII.2. Armorial Contrast - All armory must have sufficient contrast
to allow each element of the design to be clearly identifiable at a
Each tincture used in Society armory may be depicted in a variety of
shades. Therefore, contrast is not determined by the lightness or
darkness of the tinctures on the submitted emblazon, but by the
traditional heraldic categorization of tinctures as colors and
metals. The colors are azure, gules, purpure, sable, and vert (blue,
red, purple, black, and green). Ermined furs or field treatments on
a background of one of these tinctures are treated as colors for
contrast in the Society. The metals are argent and Or (white or
silver, and yellow or gold). Ermined furs or field treatments on a
background of one of those tinctures are treated as metals for
contrast in the Society. Furs equally divided of light and dark
pieces, such as vair, are classed with other evenly divided elements,
such as paly, per bend, or lozengy.
So the answer is ...?
Daniel de Lincolia
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