LETTER OF ACCEPTANCES AND REJECTIONS December 29, 1980 XV
ACCEPTANCES BY KINGDOM
KINGDOM OF ATENVELDT
Lothar of Rothenborg. Surname added.
KINGDOM OF CAID
Amoreena de Jarret. Vert, a fleur-de-lys Or within a bordure engrailed argent charged with twelve shamrocks vert.
Note: "du" is incorrect. I have changed this to "de."
James the Inconstant. Counter-ermine, a bend sinister gules between a bezant and an increscent Or.
Jill Blackhorse. Per bend sinister argent, mullety voided and azure, a horse counter-salient sable, the sinister hind passant argent.
Lorraine Marcus. Surname added.
Michel d'Artois. Badge for House Rosedale. Argent, in pale a rose gules slipped and leaved, and a triple-mount couped, all within a bordure vert.
Richard Omrisson of the Wolvenkin. Argent, a wolf's head erased sable conjoined in bend sinister with a demi-sun, all within a bordure gules.
Sean FitzWallace. Gules, a Bengal tiger rampant guardant proper, within a bordure counter-compony argent and azure (Leo tigris).
Taliba bint 'Ihsan. A unicornate horse counter-salient azure, armed, unguled, crined, and queues argent.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Armand Vozon de Angoumois. Per chevron abased gules and azure, two halberds respectant and a chevronel abased argent.
Note: Abased means that the per chevron division is lowered to base. This is what we used to call "debased", which is incorrect. The chevronel, being itself abased, lies on the line of division.
Armand Vozon de Angoumois. Badge. Azure, a halberd palewise argent.
Andreas Hak. Vert, on a bend sinister between a lion counter-rampant Or and a mouse rampant argent, a sword and an arrow in saltire sable.
Atlantia, Principality of. Badge. A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent.
Note: Delineating a charge is artistic license and need not be blazoned.
Ayn Percival. Name change from Ann Percival.
Beyatah Robakovna. Badge for House Robakovna. Per bend Or and sable, a goose counter-statant, wings elevated, head lowered, argent.
Bohemund von Greifshafen. Azure, a fillet cross raguly Or surmounted of a griffin counter-passant argent, within a bordurelet raguly Or.
Dorian Longwind of Neumes. Per pale Or and azure, a pallet gules between two lozenges counterchanged.
Note: Is this supposed to be a badge or a device?
Fnaedhom, Canton of. Name approval only.
Gavin Reynes. Or, pageant wagon gules, its pennon staves and pennons azure, and its frontal curtain azure, charged with a cross Or.
Giles of Griffin Hill. Per chevron gules and vert, a griffin sejant erect displayed affronté coward Or.
Guillaume Etienne du Vexin. Argent, a chevron party per pale vert and gules between three leatherbound closed books proper.
Note: "de la" is incorrect. I have changed this to "du".
Gwyneth merch Macsen. Device change. Sable, a dolmen and in chief a mullet of eight points argent.
Note: The default form of a dolmen is a trilithon, unless otherwise specified. A trilithon is a dolmen composed of one horizontal stone resting on two upright ones.
Harbert de Guilbert. Quarterly sable and gules, in saltire a sword inverted proper and a trumpet, in chief a lyre Or.
Hidden Mountain, Shire of the. Badge. Sable, a mountain voided argent.
Hindscroft, Canton of. Azure, eight keys in cross parted, addorsed in pairs, all conjoined at the base by links of chain, and the whole environed of a laurel wreath, all Or.
Hindscroft, Canton of. Badge. Eight keys in cross parted, addorsed in pairs, all conjoined at the base by links of chain, Or.
Igor Medvéd. Argent, a bear's dexter pawprint azure.
James O'Neill. Gules, on a cross patée nowy throughout between in bend a mullet of eight points and a hammer and a sword crossed in saltire argent, a trefoil vert.
John Emeris of Ellenar. Name change of place from Caer Bannog and badge for House Ellenar. Sable, a mullet within a sun of wavy rays eclipsed argent.
Note: Hereafter suns and estoiles shall have rays and mullets will have points.
Juliet Emeric. Azure, on a bend argent between an estoile and a tau cross Or, a fleur-de-lys azure.
Leyla bint Nakhla al-Ghawazi. Per fess indented argent and sable, in chief a rose gules, barbed and seeded proper, environed of a serpent embowed guardant vert and in base three estoiles argent.
Maeve Celynen Bronwyn. Argent, a mullet within and conjoined to an annulet azure, between three pairs of holly leaves vert, fructed gules.
Marie-Simone de Barjouel. Ermine, a griffin's head couped gules, armed sable, gorged of a collar, grasping in the beak an arrow bendwise Or.
Marinus, City-State of. Device change. Per pale vert and azure, on a pile enarched throughout argent a trident sable, the points environed of a laurel wreath vert.
Marinus, City-State of. Badge Per pale vert and azure, on a pile enarched throughout argent a trident sable.
Michael of Bedford. Badge for House Trylliam. Or, on a chevron between two swords in saltire and a tower sable, three escallops palewise inverted Or.
Minowara Kiritsubo. Name only.
Note: The Shō-gun of Japan was a military strongman appointed by the Emperor with an imperial warrant. The Tokugawa Shō-gunate was a special case where the warrant and the title of Sho-gun became hereditary. Only the Tokugawa shōguns could be considered kings. The clan name of Tokugawa, therefore, qualifies as a royal house name and may not be used. While the Minamotos and Fujiwaras do not really qualify as royal houses, they are close enough to it that, as a special case, they are also restricted. The surname of Minowara used in the novel Shō-gun by James Clavell is a step removed from reality and does not have the reference in the real world given to the three shō-gunate families. Therefore it is not restricted. "Kiri" is a common name in Japan and "tsubo" is a suffix meaning beautiful. Kiritsubo is therefore a proper Japanese name. It does not conflict with Kiritsubo-Toshiko-san, Toranaga's chief consort in the novel, because she was not a Minowara. Clan lords did not take consorts from their own clan.
Misty Windsprite. Device change. Or, a lozenge azure conjoined in fess with another gules.
Morgan Sea-Archer. Per fess wavy azure and vert, in pale two bows fesswise addorsed argent between two plates.
Ousa Stefan Llan Llyr. Badge. Azure, in chevron a mace and a sword and in base a bear's sinister pawprint, the pad voided, Or.
Rhydderich Hael, Barony of the. Device change. Per pale vert and sable, a dragon rampant within a laurel wreath Or.
Styrbjørg Ulfedhnar. Seal. An annulet charged with a kraken.
Thylacinus Aquila of Dair Eidand. Name change from Thylacinus of the Frosty Mists and badge. A harpy eagle (Thrasyactus harpyis) rising flammant proper.
William MacQueen of MacQueen. Per bend argent and azure, a mountain lion (Felis concolor) rampant proper.
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Amanda of the Héah Hills. Sable, a scarpe vert fimbriated argent surmounted by a sword bendwise inverted proper, overall a lion's head cabossed argent.
Bogdan Borodets. Gules, a Russian firebird displayed Or, crested and its six tail-feathers each charged with a heart, all azure.
Bogdan Borodets. Badge Per fess gules and azure, a Russian firebird displayed Or, crested and its six tail-feathers each charged with a heart, all azure.
Calontir, Region of. Purpure, a Cross of Calatrave within a laurel wreath bordurewise Or.
Calontir, Region of. Bade for the Order of the Warlord's Chalice. Purpure, a chalice Or, charged with a Cross of Calatrava purpure.
Calontir, Region of. Badge for the Order of the Torse. A torse with mantling in alternating bands of purpure and Or.
Note. You can use the torse as a symbol, but it is not appropriate to register it as a charge on a field. I am therefore registering this symbol of the order, but I will not register it as a badge with a field.
Chepe l'Orageux. Per saltire gules and sable, two lightning flashes throughout in saltire, barbed and flighted Or.
Note: "l'Orageux" = "the stormy one". "des Orages" = "of the storms". "L'Oragere" is meaningless. I have therefore chosen "l'Orageux". If you prefer "des Orages", you can have it.
Dior Aeluin. Argent, on a bend azure a compass star palewise elongated to base argent and in sinister chief a hurt.
Friedrich von Waffen. Argent, three ferrets statant guardant in pale sable.
Galan de Renyard. Vert, a log proper embedded therein an axe bendwise sinister Or.
Gerhardt von Rotbart. Gules, three quarrels conjoined in pall Or and in chief a foaming beer stein argent.
Girolamo da Firenze. Name change from Girolamo Veneziano di Napoli, of Thor's Anvil.
John ap Wynne. Vert, on a chevron argent between three harps Or two harps palewise vert.
Leanore deVertearbore. Argent, a chevron and in base a femur purpure.
Magdalena Mercurio. Argent, two chevronels braced abased azure, overall a grapevine borderwise leaved and fructed proper.
Mary Berceau du Chat. Argent, two arrows in saltire inverted gules and overall a daffodil (Narcissus pseudo-narcissus) seeded proper.
Note. The cat's cradle game is called "Jeu du Berceau".
Middle Marches, Barony of the. Badge for the Order of the Golden Affodille. Two swords inverted in saltire surmounted by a daffodil (Narcissus pseudo-narcissus) slipped and leaved proper.
Middle Marches, Barony of the. Badge for the Order of the Watchful Tower. In saltire a battle axe and a sword inverted proper, and overall a tower gules, portaled argent.
Note: I have registered this badge without a field because a field argent would cause the axehead and swordblade to vanish.
Mirrah of the Dark Chambre. Azure, a bar gemel engrailed between in pale to sinister two compass stars argent.
Murye Holt, Shire of. Argent, a wooden goblet within an oak wreath fructed proper, between three laurel wreaths vert.
Shaheiyar Michael Diogenes Romaioi. Or, a tower and in chief seven arrows, four and three, all azure.
Stephen Cassye the Melancholy. Sable, from a quill bendwise sinister between in bend two bezants a goutte d'Or.
Sylvester von Beerberg. Argent, on a rose sable, barbed vert, a death's head argent.
Tatiana Ivanovna. Azure, a Russian firebird displayed Or, crested and its six tail-feathers each charged with a heart, all gules.
Theron de Chênay. Per fess wavy argent and azure, five bottle-nosed dolphins embowed in annulo counterchanged.
Note: The dolphin in chief determines the direction of rotation. By default, it points to dexter and so, by default, the dolphins are oriented in a widdershins direction.
Urien ap Taliesin Darianlas. Purpure, on a bend sinister argent, three roses purpure, slipped vert and seeded Or.
REJECTIONS BY KINGDOM
KINGDOM OF CAID
Michel d'Artois. Per saltire argent and vert, overall an open book argent bound sable charged upon the dexter page with a rose gules barbed vert and upon the sinister page with a triple mount vert, and on a chief sable a sword fesswise reversed Or.
Note: Too busy. The book blends into the argent part of the field. The small rose and triple mount cannot be discerned at a distance. Remove them and make the book Or and it will pass.
Darach, Shire of. Azure, a pall argent between a laurel wreath and two Black Oaks (Quercus rebutina) proper.
Note: You cannot put a laurel wreath proper on azure. Document your scientific name for the oak trees. We can't find it.
Elenore du Brus d'Artois. Ermine, a staff palewise proper involved of a serpent Or within a bordure invected azure.
Note: You cannot have a caduceus or aescupalius wand unless you are a mundane doctor.
House Fairmont. Per chevron azure and vert, a chevron and a chief embattled argent.
Note: Conflicts with Annette of Faire Monte's household. There is no society name given to register this badge to.
Guy de Coldrake. Sable, an eagle winged Wyvern displayed, head to sinister, argent, charged upon the breast with a decrescent sable and in base two decrescents argent.
Note: This is not a wyvern. It is no known heraldic monster. Redraw as a recognizable wyvern or document this usage.
Joyelyn Doughlass of Fairfax. Purpure, a fillet cross entrailed Or between in bend a thistle proper and a unicorn's head couped and in bend sinister two fountains.
Note: What is drawn is a cross entrailed, except that a cross entrailed is only shown as an outline, being always voided. The SCA thistle proper is purpure on the top, which vanishes on a purpure field.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Barak Elandris Mago. Per bend sinister vert and sable, on a bend sinister counterchanged, fimbriated, a lightning flash throughout argent.
Note: Conflicts with the arms of Raoul the Urbane: Per bend sinister purpure and azure, a bend sinister counterchanged, upon the lines of division three German flutes bendwise sinister throughout argent.
Bertrand de Flammepoing. Sable, a sinister hand appaumé, fingers splayed, gules, enflamed proper, charged on the palm with a mullet of ten points argent.
Note: Too close to the Hand of Glory. This smacks so much of Satanism that it would be offensive to a large fraction of the populace. It is also color-on-color.
Dinas Moryn, City-State of. Badge for the Dinas Moryn Shield Wall. Per fess azure and vert, a fess embattled argent, masoned sable.
Note: The shield wall conflicts with the arms of Orson die Gross Mauer: Counter-ermine, a fess embattled argent, masoned sable.
Fevronia Murometsa. Badge for House Tarkan. Gules, a cockroach tergiant erect (L. periplanta americana) sable, fimbriated argent.
Note: The combination of the slur on the Mongol title and the use of a basically offensive insect is too offensive.
Harbert de Guilbert. Badge. Quarterly, sable and gules, a lyre Or.
Note: The badge conflicts with the device of Richard the Strange: Per chevron vert and purpure, a lyre Or.
Sigora Aethela of Wessex. Vert, a mullet of eight points within six others in orle argent.
Note: Too close to the badge of Finnvarde Tashe: Azure, a mullet of six points within six mullets of six points in orle Or.
Stephen Centaur. Per pale Or and per fess azure and vert, a centaur counter-rampant, crined and pelted gules, fleshed and unguled argent, grasping in the dexter hand a mace bendwise argent, hafted gules, and in chief a merlin (Falco aesalon) close proper and a mullet of seven points argent.
Note: You cannot be a centaur. you cannot use centaur as a surname. Device is OK (Kentaurus is the proper spelling).
Vorkul Bedwyr Xenoforst. Or, a stag's head couped close gules and in base three Scottish thistles slipped and leaved proper, within a bordure sable.
Note: The device is OK. Provide the meanings of Vorkul and Xenoforst. Are they made up?
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Barinn de Taahe. Azure, a ring of fire Or.
Note: Conflicts with Kourost Bernard of the East Woods: Sable, a sun eclipsed Or.
Binnorie of Perth. Argent, a chaplet of violets proper (Viola odorata) around an arrow inverted sable.
Note: Binnorie is a place and is used as a Scottish burden in songs, like "down a down" or "hey nonnie nonnie". Please document its translation and its use as a given name.
Calontir, Region of. Badge for Huscarls of Calontir. Per chevron embattled sable and argent, in chief two battle axes in saltire argent and in base a Cross of Calatrava gules.
Note: A Cross of Calatrava gules is the symbol of the Spanish Order of Calatrava, an order of knighthood. A Cross of Calatrava vert is the symbol of the Order of Alcantara, another Spanish order of knighthood.
Calontir, Region of. Badge for Fyrdmen of Calontir. Sable, on a pile embattled between two spears pilewise argent a Cross of Calatrava gules.
Note: See above note for Huscarls of Calontir.
Eleanor of Alnwick. Azure, a swan naiant proper (Cygnus olor) between two towers in pale both argent.
Note: Conflicts with Sheryl of Thespis: Azure, a swan naiant argent, crowned Or. (Countess Sheryl is now known as Amina Sherana Talavera. She really ought to submit that name change.)
Girolamo da Firenze. Gules, a fleur-de-lys Florencé beneath a tasseled trumpet both Or.
Note: This conflicts with the arms of the family of Albrecht: Gules, a fleur-de-lys Or. (Papworth, p. 847).
Michael the Wanderer. Azure, a compass star elongated to base overall a scorpion passant gules.
Note: What is the second word, d'Intenden, O'Glendow? Device conflicts with Paul of Sunriver: Azure, a compass star Or.
Rodbert Cospatrick. Or, on a pale gules, a cubit sinister arm, armed and embowed dexter holding a mallet, all Or.
Note: Differences in lines of division are 1/2 point. Crispin Chrysippus von Dusar: Or, on a pale rayonny gules, a unicorn rampant Or. Note that it is impossible for a sinister arm to bend in that direction.
Three Rivers, Barony of. Per chevron inverted argent and vert, a pall wavy azure, fimbriated argent, in chief a laurel wreath vert.
Note: Conflicts with the Barony of Carolingia: Azure, a pall wavy, and in chief a laurel wreath Or. Too similar visually. You can have it if the Barony of Carolingia gives permission.
Spartacus de Belgique mac de'Ath. Argent, four Mandarin oranges proper (Citrus reticulata), above each a fusil sable, and in base a Seville orange proper (Citrus aurantium).
Note: The College will not register devices to cats or any other animals. Mandarin oranges are out of period. Those are roundels tenné, not oranges, because there is no texturing as found on an orange. Tenné is forbidden. The name should be Spartacus de Belgique de'Ath. Michel de Belgique can register a badge to himself for his cat Spartacus if he wants to.
Vlad der Rachener. Sable, a bat erect argent within a bordure Or.
Note: The bat as drawn is not in a standard heraldic position. This is too close to Dracula, really known as Vlad the Impaler. He could have been called the Avenger. Redraw and choose a different given name.
William of Bellwood. Sable, a chevron and in dexter chief a lion passant Or.
Note: This conflicts with the arms of the family of Bainer: Sable, a chevronel Or (Papworth, p. 377), and the arms of the family of Hyndstoke: Sable, a chevron and in chief two lions rampant Or (Papworth, p. 377).
End of rejections.
Pray believe, my lords and ladies, that I remain
Wilhelm von Schlüssel
O.L., O.L.M., Pel., Q.O.G.
Laurel King of Arms