[ANSTHRLD] Blazoning help and a question about grandfathering
Steve K. Rourke
steverourke at charter.net
Thu Aug 12 15:38:06 PDT 2004
> Yes (all other things being equal). A grandfathered item must not
> introduce any new violations of the rule. So if you had a charged
> gore, you could not register a charged gusset (also forbidden),
> because that would be a new violation, or presumably a charged gore to
> sinister. The RfS have an explicit example in RfS VII.8:
> Only the actual armorial element from the originally registered
> submission may be covered by this permission. For example, if an
> individual had registered armory containing a fimbriated lion many
> years ago, only that fimbriated lion would be covered under this
> rule, not fimbriated wolves, eagles, or lions in other postures.
> The original animal did not affect the rules violation, so that can be
> changed at will, as could the field tincture, other charges on the
> field, et cetera. Could you change the type of charge on the gore?
> Good question. Next question, please.
So to make sure I understand correctly the original blazon is "Gules, a
dragon rampant contourny argent, a gore Or." could be grandfathered to be
"Gules, a dragon rampant argent, a gore Or" so long as it doen't conflict
with anything else?
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