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From "List of Armoury Weirdnesses" - http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/creative/weirdnesses.html
So what is a "weirdness"?
A "weirdness" in SCA heraldry is something that is "one step beyond period practice". Exactly what constitutes something qualifying as a weirdness has changed over time... Having "two weirdnesses", in other words being "two steps beyond period practice" is sufficient to get a piece of armory returned.

Glossary of Terms:

Rule of Two Weirdnesses: An informal term referring to the idea that the College can usually accept a name or armorial design that has one break with the usual period style provided that it is not overly obtrusive. A name or device that has two violations of period style, or two weirdnesses, is less likely to be registered. These weirdnesses are defined in precedents. See also SCA-compatible.


SENA: GP.4.F. Step from Period Practice:

A step from period practice is an element or combination of elements not found in period names or armory that we nonetheless allow. While this is mostly used in terms of armory, it may also appear in older precedents on names. In older rulings this same concept may also be described as a weirdness.


Precedents of the SCA College of Arms - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/precedents.html
Morsulus Heralds Website - http://www.morsulus.org/ (to search the LoARs and Precedents)
Restatement Wiki - http://yehudaheraldry.com/restatement/index.php?title=Main_Page (restatements of Precedents)
Use the above links to be sure any precedents listed below haven't been superseded by newer precedents.

Collected Precedents of the SCA: Steps from Period Practice - http://heraldry.sca.org/precedents/CompiledNamePrecedents/Weirdnesses.html

Tenure of Elisabeth de Rossignol (May 2005 - July 2008) - n/a
The 2nd Tenure of François la Flamme (October 2004 - May 2005) - STEP FROM PERIOD PRACTICE (SFPP)
The Tenure of Shauna of Carrick Point (May 2004 - August 2004) -
The Tenure of François la Flamme (August 2001 - April 2004) -
The Tenure of Elsbeth Anne Roth (June 1999 - July 2001) -
The Tenure of Jaelle of Armida (June 1996 - June 1999) -
The 2nd Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (November 1993 - June 1996) -
The Tenure of Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme (June 1992 - October 1993) -
The 1st Tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda (June 1990 - June 1992) -
The Tenure of Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane (September 1986 - June 1990) - Anomaly
The Tenure of Baldwin of Erebor (August 1984 - August 1986) -
The Tenure of Wilhelm von Schlüssel (August 1979 - August 1984) -
The Tenure of Karina of the Far West (December 1975 - June 1979) -
The Early Days (June 1971 - June 1975) -

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