The pall is an heraldic ordinary, a Y-shaped form joining the points of the shield with its center. Its width is one-third to one-fifth that of the shield. The pall is a peculiarly Scots ordinary, found in the arms of Cunningham, 1542 [Lindsay]. Like the cross, the pall has no diminutives; it is often found inverted in Society heraldry.
Other special terms include the “shakefork”, a pall humetty. There is also the “pallium”, a pall whose lower limb is couped and fringed; in period it was often used in archepiscopal arms (e.g., Henry de Lowndres, Archbishop of Dublin, 1215 [Michael Heenon, Coats of Arms of Magna Carta Barons, 1965, p.9]), and is therefore a disallowed charge in the Society. Unlike most ordinaries, no difference is granted between a pall (throughout) and any of the truncated palls.
It’s permitted for a pall’s limbs to be treated in the same manner as those of the cross: e.g., a “pall patonce” or a “pall formy”. The “pall nowy” is considered a step from period practice. For related charges, see fork, triskelion.
The Baron of Carolingia bears: Azure, a pall wavy and in chief a laurel wreath Or.
Morgan Blackshield bears: Pean, a pall Or.
Michael Gerard Curtememoire bears: Potenty argent and sable, a pall gules.
Dan of Hamildoon bears: Azure, a shakefork inverted Or.