Baustralian heraldry

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Heraldry is a very common practice in Baustralia and her Empire, with most families having at least one armigerous member. Regulated by the College of Arms by Kings of Arms, currently the only one being the Gadus King of Arms. It is similar to the English system, in design and blazon. Certain orders and decorations may accompany a grant of arms, such as the Order of the Gadus.

The Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Baustralia (commons) contains grants of arms to persons, corporations, and territorial subdivisions.

Cadency marks

First son Second son Third son Fourth son Fifth son Sixth son Seventh son Eighth son Ninth son Daughter
label of three points crescent mullet anchor Caravaggio
Tudor rose a crowned
maple leaf annulet father's arms
on a lozenge

Members of the Baustralian royal family, as well as descendants of an armiger, use a system of cadency using a mark of distinction, or a cadency mark. This system is enforced through the College of Arms. Women not royal do not wear cadency marks, but rather their father's shield on a lozenge. First-born sons will use a label of three points, usually red, undifferenced. Second-born sons display a crescent, and third sons an anchor. No further marks have been recognized by the College of Arms. Grandsons will display two cadency marks, one for their father and one for themself, or the mark of their father in a different tincture. The heir apparent's son will instead display a label of five points.

The House of Timpson, closely associated with the royal family, use white labels in the same style as the Royal Family and thus are included in the table below.

John, Duke of Kingston
Katelynn, Duchess of Concord

Conjugal arms

Conjugal arms are combined achievements of two married persons. These designs will mainly consist of the elements from the husband's coat of arms, although with two shields, that of baron and femme. If both the husband and wife are peers, a third shield, the wife's father's on a lozenge, is displayed with her supporters, crest, etc. In some cases, a man may not have supporters in his grant of arms, while a wife might. In this case, the wife's supporters are used.