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Banners and Shields

Having devices on shields is a widespread custom, brought over from the earliest days, and never laid aside. These are usually worked into banners, though, or sometimes on very, very formal wear.

As for figures, those come and go in some places--this is partly fashion but sometimes law. In other words, sometimes royal houses and ducal houses are allowed to depict figures, but lower ranks have only various geometric patterns. If no figure is mentioned, there are geometric patterns, chevrons being most popular, and quarterings next.

Here's a quick list:

Calahanras
lighter violet and white
Chamadis
pale sky blue (closer to silver) and midnight blue--sometimes with an edge of purple.
Colend
in Lasva's day, sky blue and gold, stars. Colend's symbol has always been the lily, but it has taken many, many shapes over the centuries.
Dantherei
crimson and silver (swan?)
Elsarion
dark blue and white--gold--twined lilies, called kings-blossom, stylized crown
Drath
a princedom, wears purple and gold--gold being only a royal color
Khanerenth
in Inda's day, clover-leaf-and-crown
Lygiera
blue
Marloven Hess
black and gold, screaming eagle
Merindar
silver cup, gold/brown
na Shagal
symbol: swans (rb, p 306) colors deep purple and white (army wore blue coats in Bartal's day)
Ralanor Veleth
green and black w. pale gold
Remalna
green and gold
Renselaeus
blue, black, white (or silver)
Sartor
deep purple--sometimes white/silver (of disirad) but gold added--varied over centuries, four crowns. [No one else supposed to use Sartor's colors--but some do.]
Savona
crimson and black
Sles Adran
Na Shagal purple (Should be lavender/rose) and white (or silver) five-pointed crown
Tlanth
green and white
Land of the Venn
banner--the great Yggdrasil tree, green and white and blue and gold banner. The tree has become Ydrasal. (Their philosophy for expanding?) Honor is not quite it, it;s more their imperative for sailing out and expanding. Opposite of Rainorec, doom. The early version of the Eye and the Arm--Yaga (eye), Erama (arm)
Zhavalieshin
crimson and gold firebird
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