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Argent, on a Pale Sable three Mullets of Six palewise of the first.
Željko Heimer, 13 December 1999

It is not really necessary to specify "palewise".  The 2,1 "rule" applies to any field with more or less similar proportions of height and width, such as a shield. The only actual rule is that "of plenitude", according to which charges must be represented in such a way as to (aesthetically) occupy as much as possible of the field on which they appear. So on a shield-shaped field, three charges fill best if depicted as 2 above 1 (the first two being usually represented somewhat smaller than the third).
Using the same rule for a pale, three charges would appear best "in pale" (which by the way is not exactly the same as "palewise" when speaking of more than one charge, the latter meaning in this case "orientated as a pale") so it is unnecessary to express this in the blazon: "Argent, on a pale Sable three mullets of six points of the field" would suffice.
Santiago Dotor, 14 December 1999

Blazon by Mühlemann (1991): "In Silber ein schwarzer Pfahl, belegt mit drei sechsstrahligen silbernen Sternen."
António Martins, 23 June 2000

Translated: Argent a sable pale, charged with three six-rayed argent mullets.
Jarig Bakker, 24 June 2000