ACCEPTANCES February 26, 1982 XVI
KINGDOM OF AN TIR
Maelen of Catcott. Reblazon. Purpure, on a lozenge
argent a forget-me-not blossom proper. (Myosotis scorpioide).
Robert MacFlandry of Dundee. Name change from Raibert
Yolanda of Thymbra. Reblazon. Azure, a cameleopard
counter-statant Or within a border compony sable and Or.
KINGDOM OF CAID
Agelos Evienece. Sable, in pale a wolf's head
cabossed and two swords in saltire, within an orle argent.
Agelos Evienece. Badge for Company of the Lance
Per saltire argent and azure, a cresset sable, enflamed proper.
Aladric of Litchfield. Azure, upon a chevron
sable fimbriated between two garbs and a cross crosslet Or, two lions combattant
NOTE: Make the fimbriation wider.
Alina of Breldwyn. Vert, on a bend argent two
oak leaves inverted vert, overall an otter statant to sinister guardant proper
Arwyn Althea. Per chevron azure and vert, a chevron
and on a chief embattled argent a label vert.
NOTE: Arwyn is masculine and Arwen is feminine.
Blaine de Navarri. Purpure, two trees conjoined
in fess argent.
Branwyn of Corran. Name correction.
NOTE: Branwyn is the masculine form; Branwen is the feminine
form. I have changed "fer" to "of" so the form will be correct. I quote from
a letter from Lady Eriod of fire (our consultant on Celtic names): "As I recall,
I said nothing about [fer'] at all. What I objected to was her use of fer'
(daughter of) with Corran (which she said was a place). I repeat: you can
be daughter of someone, you can be of or from a place, you cannot be daughter
of a place. Period. It is poetic and wrong. The problem can be solved in
one of two ways. She can do a small mental adjustment and simply say that
Corran was the name of her father or her mother, for that matter. This is
the easiest solution, as it leaves the form of her name intact in the manner
she wishes it. The other is to correct the usage form to the place-name usage
form, which is Branwyn o Gorran. This she does not want, obviously. To answer
a point in her objections, for the general information of the College, the
form Ó' (with accent and apostrophe) is indeed the form in Irish that means
'grandson of.' It is the abbreviation or condensation over the years of the
form Ui or Ua. Thus the old form Ui Neill (grandson(s) of Niall) became O'Neill
over the centuries. So far, so good.
However, in place-name usage the preposition meaning 'of/from'
in both Irish and Welsh--including Old Irish and Middle Welsh--is 'o'--small,
no accent, no apostrophe In Irish it takes the dative, as I recall, and I
think it aspirates the following consonant. At the moment that does not matter,
as in the name we are considering, being Welsh, it changes the following word
by eclipsing the initial consonant. Thus, Branwyn o Gorran (something I had
pointed out in my original comments that was not passed on to the lady in
question). My judgment in the matter remains: either Corran is the name of
one of her parents and she is Branwyn fer'Corran, or Corran is the name of
a place and she is Branwyn o Gorran. Her citation of the Norman forms of
Welsh names only strengthens the case against her, unfortunately, since of
course she can call herself Branwyn of Corran, which of course would be de
Corran in Norman usage, and happens to be o Gorran in Welsh (and ó Chorran
in Irish). 'Daughter o is of course fitz in Norman, ferch in Welsh and ni
in Irish (or nic)." You may choose any other correct form and resubmit it.
Clarice deLay of Rowanholt. Argent, on a pale
endorsed vert, a swan naiant to sinister overall argent between two fleurs-de-lys
NOTE: Make the swan larger so it extends to the outer edges
of the endorses, or else shrink it so it is completely on the pale. The period
form is deLay, not Delay.
Clarice deLay of Rowanholt. Badge. Vert, a cross
argent between in chief two fleurs-de-lys Or, overall in base a swan naiant
to sinister, all within a bordure argent.
Claryce Lostlove of Castle Rising. Name change from
Claryce of Castle Lostlove.
Corwin du Mont de Maine. Name only.
Douglas the Tall. Name only.
Edwyn de Forbes. Sable, two claymores in saltire
proper, on a chief pointed gules, fimbriated, a mullet Or.
NOTE: Draw the fimbriation wider.
Elred of Canterbury. Or, a bend between a sword
bendwise inverted and a fauchard bendwise gules, overall a bull's head cabossed
Fionna Ramsay of Bronwyn Vale. Vert, upon a pile
raguly sable fimbriated, between in base three triquetras, a griffin segreant
NOTE: See margin for sketch of a triquetra.
Fionna Ramsay of Bronwyn Vale. Badge for Theodore
Little Bear. Argent, in fess a patriarchal cross gules distilling a goutte
de poix between two pine trees proper.
NOTE: We are deleting the separate name approval of Theodore
Little Bear. You can register a badge under your name for your teddy bear,
but do not submit a device for your teddy bear.
Francis Burnell of Selkirk. Vert, in saltire
a hammer and a quill and on a chief argent three mullets of six points gules.
Glynn Llan-y-Rhyllwyn. Potenty gules and argent,
a sun sable eclipsed argent charged with a mullet throughout sable.
Goldwin of Britain . Badge for House Aurium.
Sable, a castle and in chief a compass-star, all within a bordure embattled
Griffith ap Griffith ap Griffith. Vert, a tun
argent between in fess two male griffins combattant and in chief another statant
Guillena Oriana. Per bend sinister argent and
sable, a unicorn rampant to sinister gules and a Samoyed sejant to sinister
Hogge Gulestaf an Lintun. Name only.
Isabell Turpin. Per fess vert and argent, a hand
bell and a terrapin statant to sinister counterchanged.
Islyle le Gannoker de Gavain. Badge for House Estoc
Azure, an open book argent, overall an estoc inverted Or.
NOTE: An estoc is a sword with a long, narrow, quadrangular
blade intended solely for thrusting; earlier ones hung from the saddle or
passed through rings on the belt.
Jayme O'Darcy of Glern Laurie. Badge. Sable,
on a mullet throughout argent a cat's paw print sable, within a bordure argent.
Jean Louis de la Bête. Name change from Jean Lois
de la Bête.
Kevin of Aberwyvern. Name change from Kevin Aberwyvern
and badge. Or, on a pale gules a lion's head erased Or, within a bordure
Malcolm Alberic. Azure, on a bend sinister engrailed
sable fimbriated between two spiral hunting horns Or, a sword inverted proper.
Manfred von Falkenmond. Quarterly gules and vert,
perched atop a crescent Or a merlin proper, hooded and jessed argent. (Falco
Marina Ariadne ni Chlurain. Name change from Marina
nic Chlurain of the Silver Sword. Azure, an estoile of eight rays Or within
three bottlenosed dolphins naiant clockwise in annulo ail within a bordure
NOTE: Her previous device becomes a badge.
Marina Ariadne ni Chlurain. Badge. Vert, in pale
a dolphin naiant to sinister and a dolphin naiant inverted argent.
Patrick O'Malley of Ulidia. Per bend sinister
azure and vert, a lion's head erased Or and in dexter chief a compass-star
Patrick O'Malley of Ulidia. Badge for House of the
Distant Star. Sable, a compass-star argent, on a chief embattled azure,
fimbriated Or, a decrescent and an increscent argent.
Peter of the Golden Isles. Per pale azure and
gules, a smith's hammer argent within an annulet Or.
Sieglinde von der Hohenwüste. Per chevron gules
and sable, a battle-axe bendwise sinister, a warhammer bendwise Or, and a
winged helmet argent.
Sigurd Greywulfe. Sable, a bend sinister between
a wolf rampant to sinister argent and an axe bendwise sinister embrued proper.
Sophia de Leon. Per saltire azure and argent,
in cross two crosses formy voided annuletted, and two lions combattant counterchanged.
NOTE: Annuletted means each arm of the cross ends in an
annulet. When two pairs of charges are in cross, one first blazons the pair
in pale and then the pair in fess. If the two pairs had been in saltire, you
would first blazon the pair in bend and then the pair in bend sinister.
Stephen Westbourg of Flanders. Or, three towers
sable, on a chief azure a dove displayed guardant argent.
Susana of Dunstan. Or, on a fess azure an arrow
reversed Or, overall a Madonna lily stalked and leaved proper. (Lilium candidum)
NOTE: Arrows fesswise point to sinister, just like arrows
palewise point to base. Arrows and arrowheads thus point in the opposite direction
from most other charges.
Sylvia des Silences Argentins du Bois. Gules,
a winged unicorn rampant argent within a bordure rayonny Or.
NOTE: Argent is French for silver, and silence is masculine,
so it becomes Argentins.
Thea Gabrielle Northernridge. Azure, a dexter
hand appaumé proper between three mullets of six points within a bordure Or.
Thomasina MacGregor of Tay. Badge. Azure, on
a mullet of six points throughout argent a Scottish thistle proper.
NOTE: Draw the mullet correctly.
Tola Fredasdotter. Argent, in fess a goat climant
to sinister sable and a gore sinister vert.
NOTE: The correct Old Norse metronymic form of Freda would
be Fredudóttir, since -a becomes -u in the genitive. What you
have is a reasonable Anglicized variation, but if you want to be correct for
Old Norse, you should use the other form. (We will accept such a change without
William Blacksnake. Purpure, on a pale argent
between two battle-axes respectant Or, a serpent undulant tergiant sable.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Æthelinda Longa. Azure, in pale a seax fesswise
inverted reversed and an escallop, within an orle Or.
NOTE: I have deleted Thaine because Thaine is a title,
not a name. Longa is the feminine form, while Longus is the masculine form
The first two device choices both conflicted.
Alaric Blaec Sweord. Name only.
NOTE: In our period, it would have been more common to
combine the two words into Blaecsweord.
Alexander Shanasie. Pean, on a cross flory azure
a chalice Or.
NOTE: What you have is a phonetic rendition of Shaughnessy,
but that requires an e at the end. The Gaelic form of Alexander is Alasdair
The Gaelic form of the whole name would thus be Alasdair O Seachnasaigh. The
fimbriation is unnecessary and as drawn is just an outline, so I dropped it
from the blazon. If you want the fimbriation mentioned, it must be drawn much
Alfred of Durham. Paly sans nombre azure and
argent, on a bend sinister engrailed between a hemispheric astrolabe and an
equatorium Or three estoiles gules.
Alycanna Morgaine. Name only.
Amellia Bachert. Azure, on a chevron argent three
golpes and on a chief argent three crosses crosslet sable.
Angelica de Boullounger. Name only.
Anne Wyecliffe. Name only.
Arienhwyfar Pell. Gules, an owl close guardant
beneath a chevronel throughout argent between three rue flowers Or.
NOTE: As Pell is a family name, o was deleted, as
it is used only with place names.
Arval Benicoeur. Name only.
Caobha’n O’ Suilleabhain. Or, three Irish setters
rampant proper and on a chief vert issuant from base a dexter hand argent,
vested Or, grasping a sword reversed proper.
Carolingia, Barony of. Badge. Azure, a pale wavy
NOTE: Draw the wavy with larger curves,
Catriona Danica MacRae. Name only.
Chadris d'Argent. Per pale argent and vert, in
saltire two lances counterchanged and in base an anvil sable.
NOTE: Period anvils are symmetric, with two horns.
Charles of the Dark Forest. Name only.
Claude the Tall. Name only.
Cordelie du Fleuve. Spelling correction from Cordelie
Dawnfield, Shire of. Per fess azure and vert,
in pale a demi-sun issuant from fess Or and a laurel wreath argent.
Denis de Courcey of the Kells. Or, a sea-horse
erect to sinister vert.
Diego Mundoz. Quarterly gules and Or, in pale
a brown bear statant reguardant proper between two hunting horns unstrung
Dorthea Riblotta. Azure, four buttercups, one,
two, and one, inverted, slipped and leaved, Or.
East, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of Fatima
Pean, a garb Or, banded gules.
East, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of Fatima
Counter-ermine, a garb Or, banded gules.
East, Kingdom of. Badge for the Queen's Order of
Courtesy. On a dexter glove aversant argent, a rose azure charged with
Edwin of Folkestone. Name only.
Eirik Rødbjørn. Name only.
Emrys Cador. Name only.
Eomer of the Lion's Head. Name only.
Ergard Joelson. Azure, a lute bendwise sinister
Or beneath five bezants in fess arched and on a chief pean a sinister hand
couped reversed and a dexter hand couped argent.
NOTE: Draw the lute correctly, with the oval part facing
straight outwards, not tilted in perspective as you have it now.
Fennbrycg, Canton of. Argent, a heron statant
close upon a bridge gules, within a laurel wreath and in canton an oak tree
NOTE: It would be much better to have two oak trees in
chief, so the arms would be balanced.
Fennbrycg, Canton of. Badge. Argent, semé of
batons sinister vert, a loon gules.
Geoffrey Geometer. Name change from Geoffrey Geometer.
Glennon Fabyan. Per saltire sable and gules,
a Latin cross bendwise sinister argent.
Heinrich von Kreiner. Per saltire Or and azure,
a hurst of oak trees proper.
Ivyeinrust, Bailiwick of. Argent, an ivy leaf
within a laurel wreath vert and a chief embattled sable.
Jeilica Cassor de Larc. Sable, an arrow argent,
barbed and fletched, between in fess a sun in splendor Or and a moon in its
NOTE: For the benefit of the scribes, we will henceforth
give the tinctures of default charges. This means that if we hadn't specified
the sun's tincture as Or, then it would have been argent, as that would be
the next tincture in the blazon. (This is a reversal of my statement last
Karl Haraldsson. Per chevron azure and sable,
a chevron Or between two axes in saltire and a sword inverted argent.
NOTE: The correct Norse form has a double s.
Knights Crossing, Shire of. Gules, two wheels
yoked in bend, the yoke fracted, within a laurel wreath Or.
Magnus Blödax. Sable, a dragon passant coward
dismembered, overall on a bend sinister argent, fimbriated, an axe reversed
sable, embrued gules.
Meghan MacIan of Loch Awe. Name only.
Merlynia of Rivenoak. Name only.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Per chevron Or
and azure in base a sea-horse erect within a laurel wreath argent.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Name only for Order
of the Corbie.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Name only for Order
of the Kelpie.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Name only for Order
of the Mountain Ash.
Myrkewoode, Barony of. Badge. Ermine, a tree
blasted and eradicated and a chief wavy within a bordure sable.
Olwen of Dinas Trereen. Ermine, a wolf courant
NOTE: The proper order puts Dinas before Trereen. Congratulations
on registering a truly simple device!
Patrice Rhiannon of Dragon Keep. Per fess embattled
argent and azure, a heron close contourné and a wyvern erect counterchanged.
NOTE: A Book of Welsh Names, by Trefor Rendell Davies (London:
Sheppard Press, 1952), lists Rhiannon as a common Welsh given name, Therefore,
even though it is the name of a goddess, it may be used so long as the name
and the device sufficiently differentiate the person from the goddess. Anyone
who had her name rejected before for using Rhiannon may now resubmit, providing
the name is so differenced.
Patrick Mulcada. Vert, an escallop inverted within
an orle argent.
Regina Romsey. Per pale purpure and Or, semy
of swords counterchanged; a snowy owl close guardant argent.
NOTE: The College is opposed to the use of titles in names
We have received documentation that Regina specifically was a common given
name in our period. Therefore, we will allow the use of Regina as a given
name so long as there is no indication in the name that a claim to royalty
exists. This means that Regina must be the first word of the Society name
and that the Society name may not be in Latin, and that the word Regina may
not be followed by any translation of "of X," where X is a place name, as
that could indicate that the person was queen of that place. Therefore, in
this case I have omitted "de," as Regina Romsey is a perfectly period form
meaning Regina of Romsey. This use of Regina does not imply permission to
use any other titles as names (e.g., you still can't have Earl or Rex).
Richenda de Cameron. Name only.
Rosalba Vespucci. Vert, on a chevron argent three
hearts, the center heart inverted, gules, and a bordure argent.
NOTE: We do not use bordurelets anymore.
Rudth of Ruthin. Argent, a serpent coiled vert
and in chief a scimitar fesswise inverted reversed sable.
Salaamallah the Corpulent. Badge for House Rukh
Tierced in pall sable, gules and vert, a chess rook argent.
Sigmundr Ulvr. Or, in pale three harts springing
within a bordure sable.
Talonayre of the Two Swords. Per pale gules and
argent, on a chief enarched-counter-enarched sable, in sinister chief a mullet
of four points argent.
Tamera FitzGloucestre of the White Boar. Badge for
Harrogate Hall. Azure, two cats combattant, tails sufflexed, argent, both
maintaining a fountain fimbriated argent.
NOTE: Make the fimbriation wider. Barry wavy azure and
purpure has very little contrast, and even less when placed on an azure field,
so I have changed it to a fountain, as was allowed on the form.
Ulrich Vikingsjäger. Ermine, a sword surmounted
by a lion sejant erect Or, within a bordure invected azure.
NOTE: Vikingsjäger is the correct German form. The lion
Or on the sword Or on the field ermine, while technically OK, has very poor
Vergil William the Lost. Name only.
Vissevald Selkirksson. Argent, on a bend sinister
gules, six annulets Or, overall a halberd bendwise sable, within a bordure
compony sable and argent.
NOTE: To use a surname to form a patronymic can indicate
bastardy. Capt. Jamie Selkirk is an alternate persona for Duke Aonghais, namely,
his illegitimate nephew. Earl Vissevald claims to be the illegitimate son
of Capt. Jamie Selkirk. I hereby grant a specific case approval to this name
Wolfe Thoraldsson. Azure, on a bend sinister
argent between two pairs of swords inverted in saltire proper a wolf's paw
NOTE: Thorald takes a double s for the patronymic.
Signy Bjarnarsdottir. Name only.
NOTE: The proper form for the patronymic is Bjarnarsdottir.
KINGDOM OF MERIDIES
Biserko Broznik. Per bend sinister azure and
sable, a double-bitted axe bendwise argent, hafted Or, embrued gules.
NOTE: Appeal OK. Biserko is an actual Polish name.
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Vladimir Bohdan Blahuciak. Name only.
END OF ACCEPTANCES
REJECTIONS February 26, 1982 XVI
KINGDOM OF CAID
Corwin du Mont de Maine. Sable, a garden rose
slipped and leaved between two flaunches argent.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Corwin of Amber: Sable,
a rose, slipped and leaved, argent. It also conflicts with Buiran, who
has the same arms as Corwin of Amber (Rietstap).
Darkwolf Dreewyrd. Or, a wolf's head erased,
on a chief sable, a stag's attire Or.
NOTE: Name rejected. Darkwolf is not a correct Anglo-Saxon
name, as deorc is not one of the name roots. Their names do not translate
You could get acceptable names that could translate as Darkwolf by using any
one of the following: Blaecwulf, Blacwulf, Dunwulf, Dunnwulf. The device seems
Douglas the Tall. Sable, a chalice within four
arrows interlaced in mascle argent.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Malaguyn: Sable, a chalice
Hogge Gulestaf an Lintun. Azure, a pale argent,
overall a boar's head erased Or, surmounted by a walking staff palewise gules.
NOTE: Device rejected, Placing charges on top of overall
charges is contrary to period practice. Put the staff on the pale and the
head on top.
Roncor Woodclaver. Or, in saltire a lightning
flash and a sword inverted, in chief a double-bitted axe sable; overall upon
a mount vert an oak tree proper.
NOTE: Neither the name nor the device is acceptable. Woodclaver
has no meaning. Do you mean Woodcleaver? From which heroic names did you derive
Roncor? Putting charges behind a tree like this is not period style. (Do
you realize that you will be called Rancor?)
Tymothy of Tallowcross. Argent, three arrows
crossed in estoile sable, overall surmounting an annulet three roundels gules
NOTE: Device rejected. This is not period style; it is
too complicated. Creating charges consisting of thin lines like this is not
proper style. Try using the three arrows and overall an annulet gules.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Alaric Blaec Sweord. Azure, on a pale between
two mullets of eight points argent a sword inverted sable.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Michael the Lucky of Lancaster:
Sable, on a pale between two mullets of eight points elongated to base
argent a sword inverted gules.
Alycanna Morgaine. Gyronny argent and sable,
three quatrefoils gules.
NOTE: Conflicts with Crupelant: Argent, three quatrefoils
gules (Rietstap). Please draw the quatrefoils properly, not like crosses.
Angelica de Boullounger. Vert, a unicorn's horn
couped bendwise argent.
NOTE: The use of a unicorn's horn without other charges
is mundanely reserved for apothecaries. It is also hard to tell what the charge
is. Put it on a bend overall or add other charges.
Aquel of Darkstead Wood. Badge for House Skold.
Vert, a brideskold argent, attired and belled Or.
NOTE: Badge rejected. Lord Aquel's own documentation lists
the brideskold as an instrument of punishment that was intended to be degrading
In the SCA we are trying to re-create the Middle Ages as they should have
been, without such evils as endemic disease, illiteracy, religious persecution,
and sexual discrimination. Through SCA decisions to allow women to fight,
to hold office, and to otherwise have an equal role in the SCA, we have affirmed
our intention to avoid the subjugation of women practiced in the Middle Ages
Heraldic arms are supposed to be serious, honorable emblems. Therefore, in
the SCA we shall not use as charges such offensive items as the brideskold,
the chastity belt, the dunking stool, the burning stake, or any other symbol
of female degradation. These charges are forbidden under the offensive clause.
Arval Benicoeur. Gyronny of twelve from the center
of the dexter chief quarter sable and azure, an Arabian camel couchant argent.
NOTE: Device rejected. This sort of division is not heraldic
Try Quarterly sable and azure, an Arabian camel couchant argent. You can't
have gyronny of two colors.
Balloghllan, Shire of. Per bend azure and purpure,
a lightning flash bendwise throughout between a laurel wreath and a clamshell
NOTE: Name rejected. Ball does mean member or part. Logh
means to remit or forgive, so you need to use loch. Llan does not mean perfect
in either Gaelic or Welsh (the double "L" is not Gaelic in any case). The
word for perfect in Irish is foirfe. Thus, one correct translation would be
Ballochfoirfe. Please document your version. The arms seem acceptable, and
Silver Clam Pursuivant is OK.
Catriona Danica MacRae. Azure, on a pellet fimbriated
a dragon passant to sinister, tail curled into a lemniscate, holding a plate,
dexter forearm and head upraised, argent.
NOTE: Device rejected. The device is too complex, and the
dragon is not in a standard heraldic position. It looks like a piece of jewelry.
Catriona Danica MacRae. Badge for Householding Rotella,
Or, a cross moline grasped by and environed of a dragon orobouros, dexter
wing spread above and to dexter vert.
NOTE: Badge rejected. The badge is not period heraldry
The dragon is not in a heraldic position.
Charles of the Dark Forest. Azure, on a bend,
between two sets of two pairs of decrescents and increscents conjunct in fess
argent, a bendlet vert.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is too complex and is not period
style. Try annulets conjunct in fess.
Claude the Tall. Per pale vert and gules, a pale
between and conjoined to two bendlets argent.
NOTE: Device rejected. This looks like impaled arms, and
is not period style.
Edwin of Folkestone. Gules, a fess between two
stags salient Or.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Simpson: Gules, a fess Or
between two lions Or (Papworth). It also conflicts with all of the families
with Gules, a fess Or.
Eirik Rødbjørn. Gules, a grizzly bear rampant
gules, fimbriated and maintaining in its paws a mullet Or.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is excessive use o£ fimbriation,
used solely to get around the Rule of Tincture. Make the field Or and the
Emrys Cador. Azure, a cross ermine, overall a
unicorn salient to sinister argent, armed and unguled Or,
NOTE: Device conflicts with Staulton: Azure, a cross
ermine. The unicorn vanishes into the cross.
Eomer of the Lion's Head. Sable, two lions combattant
and a lion rampant guardant Or.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Coombe: Sable, three lions
rampant Or (Papworth).
Geoffrey Geometer. Badge. Argent, a triangle
NOTE: Badge conflicts with Taras of Helsgard: Argent,
a triangle inverted sable within a wreath of wild fox-grapes proper.
Katya the Halfhanded. Badge. Vert, a coral snake
nowed so as to form a treble clef, head in base, proper, maintaining in its
mouth a fracted key reversed Or.
NOTE: Badge rejected. The modern treble clef is out of
period. Try a period clef (see Gardner Read's Music Notation: A Manual of
A Manual of Modern Practice (Taplinger Publishing Co., 2nd ed., 1979, p. 52).
Mara Tudora Kolarova. Azure, a sprig of three
morning glories palewise Or, leaved of flames proper.
NOTE: Name rejected. The name is too close to Mary Tudor
Change Tudora to Theodora. The device seems acceptable.
Martelana au' Lairkin. Vert, an escallop inverted
within a bordure Or.
NOTE: Rejected. Ó Lorcáin is the proper Irish form of your
last name. You could also use O Larkin. Please choose. The device conflicts
with Patrick Mulcada: Vert, an escallop inverted within an orle argent.
Merlynia of Rivenoak. Vert, a gurges wavy Or,
ending in the center in a dragon's head affronty Or, orbed and langued gules.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is op art, not period heraldic
Moonshadow Ironbearer. Sable, on a pile inverted
bendwise argent in sinister base a morningstar annulo-wise proper, in canton
a decrescent Or,
NOTE: Rejected. The name has no given name, only two sobriquets
(This would not even have been acceptable in 1979.) The device doesn't conflict
but really isn't in period style, as it is all slanted. Try a per chevron
division, with two decrescents in chief and the morningstar in chief and the
morningstar in base.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Badge for Order of
the Corbie. A corbie close maintaining in dexter talon a spear bendwise
sable, barbed gules.
NOTE: Badge conflicts with Susanne of Ravenhill: Or,
a raven statant to sinister proper grasping a broken tilting-spear sable and
gules, and with Corbet: Argent, a raven sable.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Badge for Order of
the Kelpie. Azure, a kelpie argent.
NOTE: Badge rejected. There is no heraldic rendition of
a kelpie. If you want a seahorse, watch out for Diana of the Isles: Azure,
a seahorse argent between three crescents Or.
Mountain Freehold, Barony of. Badge for Order of
the Mountain Ash. Argent, a sprig of mountain ash bendwise sinister fructed
proper. (Sorbus aucuparia)
NOTE: Badge conflicts with Berry: Argent, a barberry
branch fructed proper. (It has red fruit.)
Muhammed Othman al-Koreish. Sable, a lotus of
three blossoms Or.
NOTE: Name rejected. The prophet Mohammed was of the tribe
o£ the Koreish. The five ruling Mohammeds (Mohammed II-Vi) were all Ottoman
sultans, and Othman is just a variant of Ottoman. The device seems Ok.
Richenda de Cameron. A unicornate sea-pegasus
erect to sinister argent within an orle of Japanese honeysuckle proper. (Lonicera
NOTE: The device has insufficient contrast between the
honeysuckle vine and the azure field. Put the vine on an argent bordure or
change the vine to argent.
Rufus Thorhall Skygar. Argent, a bear statant
erect affronty sable, maintaining in each forepaw a doublebitted axe argent,
NOTE: Rejected. Document Thorhall and Skygar. Device: the
axes and claws are both argent on an argent field, which is forbidden. What
do you mean by "delineated"?
Rufus Thorhall Skygar. Badge. Argent, a bear
statant erect sable, maintaining behind its back a doublebitted battle-axe
argent, hafted proper.
NOTE: Badge rejected. This is cute, but it isn't heraldic.
Signy Bjarnarsdottir. Azure, upon a crescent
argent a dragon dormant, wings displayed, gules, fimbriated argent.
NOTE: The device is not heraldic. The dragon is not in
a heraldic position, and this is a case of excessive fimbriation. Please NOTE
that even local pursuivants can reject devices for improper style. Certainly
Principal Heralds can do so. All creatures must be in a standard heraldic
Thomas Spence-Colby. Gyronny sable and Or, a
phoenix rising reguardant gules.
NOTE: Rejected. I do not think compound names like this
are in period in English. I suggest you drop the hyphen or else document the
use of compound names in period. The device conflicts with Jessica Llyrand
of Northmarch: Gyronny sable and gules, a phoenix Or issuant from flames
Vergil William the Lost. Per pale and per chevron
vert and Or, a cross crosslet fitchy sable.
NOTE: Device conflicts with Scott: Argent, a cross crosslet
fitchy sable. Also conflicts with Lorraine Marcus: Quarterly vert
and Or, a cross of Lorraine sable.
Viktor Ghadhwers. Or, a bend sinister argent,
fimbriated, overall a double-bitted axe sable.
NOTE: Document Ghadhwers. Where did you get it? The device
is very close to the arms of Yrjö Kirjiwiisas: Ermine; a bend sinister
Or, overall an axe sable.
END OF REJECTIONS
Pray believe, my Lords and my Ladies, that I remain
Master Wilhelm von Schlüssel
Laurel King of Arms