Restricted charge

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In SCA Heraldry, certain charges are not permitted, owing to offensive connotations, historical presumption, or modern trademark infringement.

These Restricted Charges include (but are not limited to):

For a complete listing see the SCA Armorial and Restricted and Prohibited Charges of the SCA.

Some charges that were formerly restricted, such as Pentagrams and Pentacles, are now permitted for use in SCA heraldry.

The official list is small, but it does not mean a charge or emblazon not on the list won't be rejected for similar problems. A similar category is reserved charges, a set of heraldic charges that are restricted except for limited usage. For example, a laurel wreath may only be used in armory for SCA groups.