[ANSTHRLD] fimbriated edges and field divisions
crandalltwo-scalists at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 2 14:39:55 PDT 2009
My apologies on item one, I misread the question.
Crandall, Olde Olde Olde
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--- On Thu, 4/2/09, Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> From: Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com>
> Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] fimbriated edges and field divisions
> To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <heralds at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009, 4:23 PM
> I've given my answers directly in another message.
> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Crandall
> <crandalltwo-scalists at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > 1. Wavy and fimbriated are line treatments, combining
> them does not
> > work.
> Fimbriation is equivalent to a charge on a charge. I am
> confident that it does work in this case.
> > 2. Per pale sable and azure bendy argent (or argent
> bendy azure
> > depending on the size of the bendy)
> If the stripes are of equal width, which I assumed,
> it's "bendy azure
> and argent" or the reverse.
> If the stripes are uneven, then there are bends (charges)
> on there.
> Immediate return for appearance of marshalling (RfS XI.3,
> "No section
> of the field may contain an ordinary that terminates at the
> edge of
> that section, or more than one charge unless those charges
> are part of
> a group over the whole field." Also return for being
> unblazonable (except as marshalled arms).
> > overall a (charge) Or.
> I think the specification was that the charge was on the
> dexter side
> only; to get that, that arrangement would have to be
> specified. The
> SCA uses "overall" only for a charge partially
> overlying another
> charge, so it can't be used here regardless of where it
> was placed.
> > Complexity of seven, four tinctures, one field
> treatment, one
> > division, one charge.
> RfS VIII.1, Armorial Simplicity,
> As a rule of thumb, the total of the number of
> tinctures plus the
> number of types of charges in a design should not
> exceed eight.
> Note that "field treatment" and
> "division" are not in there. The
> field has three tinctures == complexity 3. Add a charge
> and that's at
> most four tinctures and one change == complexity 5.
> > I would suggest just the field without the charge to
> > first. Simplicity is good.
> I agree entirely.
> > The charge would lose clarity if the tincture were the
> It wouldn't "lose clarity": I opine that it
> would lose all
> recognizability and would be returned.
> > If a charge is only on one side, then those that
> twitch at the
> > slightest possibility of marshalling would jump on it.
> No, those who apply the rules and precedents exactly as
> written would
> jump on it.
> > It would appear to be two devices combined.
> You are entirely correct. I forgot about that aspect. A
> part of a
> field division that was used in marshalling (here,
> "per pale") that is
> itself parted is considered to be an appearance of armory.
> The other
> half having a charge would indeed cause a return.
> I was wrong before: you could not just say "in dexter
> a left-handed
> yadda yadda". My apologies.
> You could put it in the center of the field.
> It doesn't look all that medieval in style, but the
> question didn't
> ask about good period style.
> Daniel Lindum
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