One of the seemingly-black arts of Society heraldic practice is checking new device and badge designs for conflicts against registered armory.
I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and still need to ask for help or get other heralds to double-check my work, so I thought it might be useful to post a few links to some of the resources I use to try and remind myself of how the process works.
The rules for armory conflict are laid out in SENA section A5.
A succinct summary of those rules is provided in the SENA Submissions Checklist (which also includes a number of other useful guidelines for all types of submissions).
Reading those rules can be a bit daunting for a newcomer.
A useful guide that includes numerous visible examples is Master Modar’s Basic Conflict Checking supplement to the Calontiri Herald’s Handbook.
Using the Complex Search Form
Modern conflict checking is nearly always done using the armorial’s complex search form.