t is of Alfar laws that enable all citizens and families to assume their own coats of arms to distinguish themselves if battle should arise.
To denote nobility and title in Alfar heraldry, coronets and supporters are exclusively reserved. Supporters are typically granted to counts and higher ranks, but they may also be granted to untitled nobility and barons, should they show great loyalty to the crown.
Noble coronets are in principle for the nobility only. There are specific coronets for counts, barons, and untitled nobles. In addition, the Svefnmåltrost ("Sleeping SongThrush"), which is the surname given to the illegitimate royal descendants, also have an exclusive coronet.
Individuals who take on a coat of arms, generally, take their family shield and colours while changing the other shield elements. This implies their family ties while giving the singular their own identity in battle or society.
Other terrortories, controlled by other races, might not follow the Alfar ideal of individual symbols, instead allowing only nobles, knights, or houses to distinguish and mark their tennents.