ANSTHRLD - More sophomore heraldry
magnus77840 at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 19 22:03:27 PST 2001
A side note on SCA heraldry - most piles are inverted
when used with a chief.
As to furry matters:
In SCA heraldry the ermine furs are treated like the field
tincture the spots are on for contrast purposes. The evenly divided furs are
treated as neutral.
A visual test at 10 feet with a color copy of the device
will usually give away the contrast problem to even
non heralds. If a charge vanishes into the background and become
unidentifiable then you have problems.
New heralds may notice that traffic signs follow
the rule of tincture. Picture the grief a black
highway sign with purple words would cause. You
will see the same effect on many web pages.
For conflict purposes furs are considered a tincture that does not conflict
with color or metal.
At least this list was spared the checky, vairy, ermined
horror that was discussed on SCA heralds.
Magnus von Lubeck
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