Rule of Tinctures
http://www.adrianempire.org/documents/coa/lorr-2000-02.pdf - 2000 LoRR (not SCA?) with rule that ordinaries may violate the rule (p4-5)
http://www.heraldica.org/topics/tinctrul.htm - "mundane" article about exceptions to the rule

http://www.antirheralds.org/IL/1996-2000/il0999.htm - An Tir Letter of Intent with summary of documentation, item #30 Ursula Georges. Note that "Gules, a bear passant sable" is registered to her. In http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2000/03/00-03lar.html says that the device was returned for lack of documentation of an ANIMATE charge, since she provided examples of color-on-color ordinaries. By http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2001/02/01-02lar.html she had provided the necessary examples. The case provides an interesting example of the issues involved in registering such an "exceptional" device.
http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents/elsbeth/armory.html

http://museum.worldwidesam.net/reenactment/en/heraldry/blazon.htm
- sable charge on an azure field, no concrete example given
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_tincture
sable on gules, arms of Albania and Samogitia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samogitia#Symbols


Russian Firebird
From commentary on OSCAR: If it is a Russian firebird, it's a demi-Russian firebird erased displayed. Russian firebirds are identified by their prominent tail feathers, which are rather peacockish in form -- see the attached example of Bogdan Borodets, reg.Dec 80, ... the Society's defining instance of the charge.

I question whether this bird is identifiable as a Russian firebird without the tail.
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From the Sept 2007 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/09/07-09lar.html)
  • Syban Khal. Device. Sable, on a plate a Russian firebird volant palewise, facing sinister and wings displayed gules, all within a bordure rayonny argent.
  • The use of a Russian firebird is a step from period practice. However, since they are almost invariably drawn in the Society with wings spread, the fact that it is also effectively displayed here is not a second step from period practice. The firebird as drawn here lacks feet and thus cannot be blazoned as displayed.
Not all registered firebirds have wings displayed.
  • Tommasa Isolana
    The arms of Tommasa Isolana
    The arms of Tommasa Isolana
    - the device associated with this name was registered in January of 2007 (via AEthelmearc): Sable, a Russian firebird rising and a gore argent.




  • Krzysia Wanda Kazimira
    The arms of Krzysia Wanda Kazimira
    The arms of Krzysia Wanda Kazimira
    • The following device associated with this name was registered in January of 1995 (via Caid): Or, a Russian firebird volant gules, a bordure sable.

  • Rosamund Sanburneexternal image Rosamund%20Sanburne.gif
    • The following device associated with this name was registered in January of 2011 (via Atenveldt): Per bend sinister engrailed Or and azure semy of musical notes Or, a Russian firebird rising contourny azure.




Orthodox Crosses