LETTER OF ACCEPTANCES AND REJECTIONS April 20, 1981 XV A.S. XV
ACCEPTANCES BY KINGDOM
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
SCA Chronicler's Office. Badge for Tournaments Illuminated. Gules, a sun Or, overall on two piles conjoined in fess azure two spears conjoined in fess throughout Or.
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Anebairn MacPharlaine of Arrochar. Name change from Anborn Athelson of Bardingdale.
Ansteorra, Kingdom of. Chronicler seal. A mullet of five greater and five lesser points distilling gouttes.
Da'Laorn Malon Fuegoh. Gules, a cross ermine between in chief two cross-crosslets fitchy sable, fimbriated argent, overall a knobbed morgenstern's head Or.
Jon St. Vincent d'Outremer. Azure, a cross between in bend an anchor palewise and a sword palewise argent.
NOTE: He must use a period anchor with straight arms instead of the 1800's anchor he has drawn.
Milo le Roux. Sable, a pegasus statant argent between in chief three fleurs-de-lys and in base a sword fesswise reversed Or.
NOTE: The masculine form for "the" is "le," not "la," so I have changed the name to le Roux. Note that "le" is not capitalized.
Reagan Rodolfsdatter or Geiranger. Argent, in bend sinister a dove migrant to base and a wolf salient contourné, on achief azure five swords inverted proper.
Sean Michael MacIntyre. Sable, a phoenix Or issuant from flames proper between a pair of flaunches rayonny Or.
NOTE: "Mc" Is out of period. This should be "MacIntyre." Flames proper on a colored field are gules on the inside and Or on the outside. On a metal, it is the opposite.
Sieglinde Syr. Vert, in saltire a sickle argent and a garb Or, on a bordure argent two grapevines intertwined in orle, fructed and leaved, proper.
Kingdom of Atenveldt
Aegina de Spencer. Gules, a mascle of two ribbons entwined, two ends pendant from chief Or, thereon in cross four sunflowers proper. (Helianthus annus)
Alden of Newarkshire. Sable, a lion's head erased within a bordurelet Or.
NOTE: The proper spelling for the borough in Nottingham is Newark, not Newerk.
Amanda de Spencer. Per chevron inverted enhanced gules and sable, a fret Or and a lantern, therein a candle argent, enflamed proper.
NOTE: This is a specific exception to the rule against uneven division violating the rule of tincture. Her mother has the same division in her previously registered device.
Hans Hager Eyecrown. Sable, a lightning flash bendwise throughout argent surmounted by a tower Or, within a bordure embattled erminois.
Julie of the Blackwater. Badge. Barry wavy of four argent and sable, a heart gules, within a bordurelet sable.
Leonore Aidan. Quarterly vert and argent, on a shamrock counterchanged a garden rose Or.
NOTE: Her previous device is now her badge.
Samal Kaan Uxmalil. Or, within a chevron rompu sable a Scarlet Macaw tergiant close, head to sinister, proper. (Ara macao)
Kingdom of Atlantia
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Golden Dolphin. Per chevron enhanced invected argent and azure, in base a dolphin naiant contourné Or.
Elizabeth Beaufort. Per pale purpure and vert, on a chevron Or a cat passant reguardant sable.
Rorik Frederiksson. Name change from Roderick MacFarlane of Glenfiddich.
Stefan von Bernhardt. Per bend sinister and vert, a wolf's head caboshed and a sword bendwise sinister argent.
NOTE: "Von" is acceptable for usage in SCA names by anybody.
Stefan von Bernhardt. Badge. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a wolf's head caboshed argent.
Vallust Balstene. Per chevron argent and gules, an armadillo vert and a comet reversed argent.
Volgaar Thorgulson the Bold. Sable, a two-headed wyvern erect contourné argent, the dexter head incensed of flames proper, the sinister head incensed of lightning bolts fesswise, grasping in dexter claw a human skull affronté Or.
Walter de Witte. Gyronny azure and sable, on a plate a pegasus salient azure.
NOTE: Wings elevated and addorsed is default.
Kingdom of Caid
Denysa de las Mariposas. Vert, a bendlet sinister Or, between two female Holly Blue butterflies proper, within a bordure Or. (Celastrina argiolus)
Kingdom of the East
Brotherhood of H.A.M.M.S. Argent, on a fess vert cotised sable a lute fesswise reversed edge on proper andin base a boar's head erased contourné gules.
NOTE: Appeal accepted. The College has previously registered to Yosef Alaric a lute edge on. When a wooden object is termed proper it is shown in shades of brown. The exact shades are up to the artist, and so the design of the inlay need not be mentioned. Only if you want wood that is not brown (redwood, ebony, etc.) must you specify the wood used.
East, Kingdom of the. Badge for the Order of the Silver Crescent. In pale a crescent inverted argent and an Eastern crown Or.
NOTE: This should have gone through Brigantia, not Triton. However, since I know that this is the correct blazon for what the East has been using all along, I have accepted it.
Hamlin Isaiah de Sheel Elandris. Sable, on a fess Or a thistle purpure, slipped and leaved vert, overall in pile two arrows inverted argent.
Kingdom of Meridies
Trimaris, Principality of. Flag. Argent, a fess wavy between three triskelions arrondy one and two azure.
NOTE: Tentatively approved pending Board confirmation of Trimaris's status as a principality. Karina approved the triskelion arrondy in 1975.
Trimaris, Principality of. Badge for the Winemakers' Guild of Trimaris. Per chevron inverted sable and gules, in chief a key fesswise Or and in base a triskelion arrondy argent between two ears of wheat crossed in base at the tips in saltire Or.
Kingdom of the Middle
Aelfrick Frithariksson. Per bend sinister vert and argent, a dragonship, sail and banner unfurled, Or and a cross formy gules.
NOTE: Fritharicksson is the correct patronymic form for a Saxon.
Alarba Bronwen Caradoc. Argent, a pall azure and overall an oryx courant sable.
NOTE: I have changed Bronwyn to Bronwen, as Bronwyn is the male form. I have dropped the nickname "the Targuia," as no documentation of meaning was given.
Bjorndal, Canton of. Gules, on a bend Or between an estoile argent within a laurel wreath and a bendlet Or three bears passant fesswise sable.
Elaine the Manipulator. Azure, a pair of hands, couped at the wrists apaumé argent, and in chief a rainbow of four bands, gules, argent, vert and Or.
NOTE: The rainbow would have been better with the gules and argent interchanged, but as it consists of an even number of alternating bands of color and metal, it is exempt from the rule of tincture.
Embrys of Rhyll. Argent, a winged deer salient vert, attired Or.
Geneviève du Puits. Azure, a wave reversed argent and in chief a sun sable, fimbriated argent.
Kalyn d'Autremont. Per chevron sable and Or, two fleurs-de-lys argent and an estoile gules.
Mammarra Liona of Egypt. Azure, an Egyptian gyno-sphinx rampant Or.
Mathias Stryaebjorn. Paly vert and argent, two owls in pale displayed Or.
NOTE: I cannot tell where he wants Summerbird to go. The forms list it both in the middle and at the end of the name, so I have omitted it.
Melinda of Voranthúl. Purpure, on a fess Or a black panther couchant coward proper. (Panthera pardus)
NOTE: Melinda is a variant of her first name, Linda, so she can have it. Melinda seems to be out of period, so this is a specific and not a general approval of the name.
Oewyn nic Neill. Per pale Or and azure, a white water lily seeded proper. (Nymphaea odorata)
Sigurd DragonHawk. Vert, in fess a phoenix Or, issuant from flames proper, between two seax argent.
Tuania Catsclaw. Argent, goutté de sang, a cat's paw dismembered sable, armed argent, embrued gules.
NOTE: Approved at the Heralds' Conclave but left off the letter.
Kingdom of the West
Aehlswyth of Coventry. Per bend sinister purpure and argent a swan volant contourné argent and a lilac blossom bendwise sinister purpure, slipped and leaved proper.
Ambrose Barduin. Badge. Lozengy erminois and pean, a Bengal tiger's head caboshed proper. (Panthera tigris)
NOTE: You may draw the ermine spots to look like cat's paw prints.
Ancilla the Packrat. Per pale argent and vert, on a fess counterchanged a rat statant contourné panniered, gorged, and being led on a chain, by a frog statant contourné, all counterchanged.
Artur of Daeyrmnoore. Quarterly sable and argent, a lozenge fesswise throughout Or voided gules.
Bridget Delaney. Azure, a daisy argent, slipped and leaved proper, within a tressure Or, between three mullets argent.
Egill von Stahl. Quarterly purpure and gules, an eagle displayed, head to sinister, Or between four of the same sable, fimbriated Or.
Fiona von Steinhaus. Per pale Or and azure, two pegasi combattant between in pale a crescent inverted and a compass star, all within a bordure counterchanged.
NOTE: I prefer crescent inverted to crescent pendant. Although the name Fiona is out of period, we have three uses of it already registered. Unless the College objects, I will let three previous registrations of a name in the SCA constitute period usage in the SCA, so long as the name does not violate any of the other rules.
Greid o' the Wastes. Vert, a bend sinister cotised and in dexter chief a duck naiant Or.
Gwendolyn the Rat Keeper. Per bend sinister argent and gules, a Boreas affronté sable and a rat couchant argent vested of a hood sable.
Harald de Sort Ulv af Danelaw. Badge. Argent, a wolf sejant contourné, sinister forepaw raised, sable.
James Martel. Vert, on three bezants conjoined in pall a wyvern erect vert, jambed and winged gules, and in chief a raising-hammer proper.
NOTE: A raising-hammer is a special metalworker's hammer that looks like a ball-peen hammer with a rounded front.
Jonathan de Laney. Azure, a lion and a unicorn rampant and addorsed, tails intertwined, within an orle argent.
NOTE: Passed previously but not listed in the letter.
Kathleen de Tara. Vert, in fess a shooting star bendwise sinister Or and a winged lioness rampant argent.
Linda-Muirreal von Katzenbrasse. Badge. Or, in pale a cat's head caboshed and a Wake knot purpure.
Michael Mandragorra. Argent, a water-kelpie erect gules, on a mount vert a straight trumpet palewise Or.
NOTE: A water-kelpie is a heraldic sea-horse with batwings.
Phillip Harlech of Exeter. Per pale azure and Or, a fret and a chief counterchanged.
Ronald Wilmot. Checky sable and argent, a fleur-de-lys between three African leopards rampant Or.
Sebastian Blackwood. Ermine, a saltire cotised purpure between four dragons rampant vert.
NOTE: You may draw the ermine spots to look like pine trees if you wish.
Shoichi Nakanishi. Sable, in fess a Japanese wisteria sprig leaved palewise with two blossoms and another inverted argent.
Steven of Norham. Quarterly gules and argent, a compass star elongated to base Or between in first and fourth quarters a dagger proper and in second and third quarters an anvil sable, all within a bordure Or.
Thomas Buttesthorn of Ayle. Badge. Tierced in point azure, sable and gules, a tricorporate wolf, the dexter body inverted, Or.
William of Briardust. Azure, on a bend sable fimbriated Or between two white heath trees couped proper three trident heads palewise Or. (Erica arborea)
Yrjö Kirjawiisas. Name change from Däwyd Suomalainen von Markheim.
END OF ACCEPTANCES
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Ciarraidhn na Connaught. Vert, two bars wavy argent between three garbs of wheat Or.
NOTE: Conflicts with Dunmure: Vert, three garbs Or (Papworth, p. 896). Aelfwynn found reference to names Ciaran, Ciarain, and Ceirin, but not Ciarraidhn.
Eldern Hills, Shire of. Argent, a bison statant proper upon a mount gules, overall a laurel wreath Or.
NOTE: This is metal on metal. Try a laurel wreath proper.
Genève du Ruisseau Pierreux. Argent, a sapling issuant from a stump eradicated proper within a bordure engrailed vert.
NOTE: Conflicts with Eleanora of the Gardens: Argent, a primrose of three blossoms stalked and leaved proper within a bordure engrailed vert. Genève is the French name for the city of Geneva (Switzerland). This could be a surname but not a given name. Try Genevieve.
Morgan ap Draca. Azure, three oak leaves conjoined in pall between a pair of voiders argent.
NOTE: Draca is not a proper given name and so cannot be used as a patronymic, but can be used as a surname. I will accept Morgan Draca. Also conflicts with Aikan of York (SCA): Azure, three oak leaves in pall argent between three acorns in pall inverted Or.
Sieglinde Syr. Badge. Argent, crossed in pall a sickle proper embrued at the tip and distilling three gouttes de sang, a garb of wheat proper and a grapevine stalked and leaved and fructed in base proper.
NOTE: The badge is still too busy. It has a sickle, a garb, a grape cluster, the grapevine and the bloody tip and drops of blood. Why not use the center of your device as a badge?
Kingdom of Atenveldt
Ivar of Torvaldsland. Or, in saltire a spear inverted and a lightning flash couped to sinister, surmounted by a battleaxe, all within a bordurelet azure.
NOTE: Name and device conflict with Ivar Forkbeard of Torvaldsland in Marauders of Gor by John Norman. The totem of Torvaldsland is the axe. When two charges are in saltire the dexter charge is mentioned first.
Kingdom of Atlantia
Thalgaer of Erin. Per pale and per chevron sable and vert, three shamrocks Or.
NOTE: Conflicts with Crockford: Azure, three trefoils slipped Or (Papworth, p. 865).
Kingdom of Meridies
Trimaris, Principality of. Arms.
NOTE: Still unacceptable, as it is too busy and is metal on metal.
Kingdom of the Middle
Afon Araf, Canton of. Per fess, argent and barry wavy azure and argent, a swan sable, gorged with a laurel wreath proper.
NOTE: The laurel wreath is too small. Try putting it in base or in chief. It must be at least a secondary charge, not a small detail.
Aldamel Este. Azure, a black oak tree proper surmounted by two swords in saltire argent and in chief two fox squirrels combattant proper. (Quercus velutina) (Sciuris niger)
NOTE: Este is the name of a Valar in Middle Earth and thus may not be used. The device is OK, except that there is very little contrast between the green leaves and the blue field. Give the common names for plants and animals as well as the genus and species.
Arbas Na Connachta. Azure, a pall argent between in base two caltrops Or.
NOTE: Conflicts with Collet: Azure, a pall argent (Rietstaap).
Belphebe ap Pyrhiddin. Gules, a lute bendwise sinister Or and in dexter chief a mullet, all within a bordure wavy argent.
NOTE: Belphebe was the name Spenser used for Queen Elizabeth
in "The Faerie Queen." Since no documentation is given for Pyrhiddin, I cannot tell if it sufficiently differences the name. Rejected for lack of information. The device seems OK. Note that "ap" means "son of." You want "merch."
Humpk d'Bohunk. Azure, a sword inverted proper between a pair of wings Or, surmounting the blade a Death's head argent maintaining a rose reversed gules, slipped and leaved vert.
NOTE: The argent skull on the argent blade is metal on metal. "Bohunk" is a modern American derogatory term for Czechs and thus cannot be used. Document Humpk.
Iylla Rethelsson. Azure, in bend sinister two spikes of barley embowed proper surmounted by two hops conjoined argent. (Hordeum vulgare) (Humulus lupulus)
NOTE: Rethel is a surname. You can be Iylla Rethel, but not Iylla Rethelssson.
Johanna of Dendermonde. Azure, on a bend sinister argent, a lute proper.
NOTE: Conflicts with Bisset: Azure, a bend sinister argent, and several others in the SCA. By default, a wooden object termed proper is shown in various shades of brown. Any other colors must be specified (e.g., ebony, redwood, etc.).
Lucan Wolvesbane. Argent, a bend sinister Or cotised gules and overall a wolf head caboshed sable, in dexter chief a pawprint sable.
NOTE: I received no forms for Lucan. I need documentation for the name. The bend sinister Or on the argent field is metal on metal. Send new forms.
Takeda Tamiechi. Gules, on a fess argent a delf gules charged with a lozenge throughout argent.
NOTE: Conflicts with Michael the Dane: Gules, upon a fess argent a cartouche fesswise gules voided argent.
Thrym Oddomsson. Name change from Cein Throm McAdam. Gyronny of eight, Or and gules, a white rose proper.
NOTE: Name change rejected. Thrym is a giant's name and may not be used. The device conflicts with the badge of the White Rose Society International: Gyronny Or and gules, a white rose proper.
Swordcliff, Shire of. Sable, a lozenge between two piles argent and on a chief gules, a laurel wreath Or.
NOTE: Color on color. You cannot put a gules chief on a sable field. Try a chief Or with a vert laurel wreath (or even a gules laurel wreath).
V'Tavia, Shire of. Azure, a dragonfly tergiant displayed within a laurel wreath Or, bound in base by a ribbon ermine with two stalks of wheat dependent therefrom Or.
NOTE: Document V'Tavia as a proper name. It does not look like a correct form for a name. The ermine spots on the ribbon will be hard to see.
Kingdom of the West
Aonghais Dubh MacTarbh. Badge. Gules, a flame Or voided sable.
NOTE: Conflicts with William of Sark: Sable, a flame proper. The badge is the counterchange of William's device, which only gives you 1/2 point of difference.
Richard of Seahaven. Badges. On a gore gules an ermine spot. On a gore an ermine spot sable.
NOTE: Both badges rejected, pending decisions by the College on using ordinaries without fields and on using tinctureless charges on other charges.
Silver Desert, Province of. Azure, a pall inverted cotised between three Bighorn ram's heads caboshed argent, in chief a laurel wreath vert.
NOTE: The laurel wreath is too small, and placing it in chief unbalances the arms. Try putting it on the center of the pall. The pall is then surmounted by the wreath. You could also replace the ram's head in base with a laurel wreath argent.
Susanna of Inverness. Azure, a Loch Ness monster statant contourné reguardant Or.
NOTE: Rejected for lack of documentation.
End of Rejections