ACCEPTANCESJUNE 14, 1982 XVII
KINGDOM OF AN TIR
Audun the Red. Name change from Audun Ulfsson the
Bartholomew Didymus. Argent, a cross pointed
raguly surmounted by an annulet Sable between in bend a standing balance and
a goblet gules.
NOTE: The combination of Emmanuel and the Christian symbols
of the cross and the chalice [c.f. Holy Grail) is too much. Emmanuel ("God-with-us")
was the predicted name of the Messiah (Isaiah 7:14). I have therefore omitted
the patronymic, as it is too much like claiming to be the son of Jesus.
Cainnech MacGregare. Argent, three piles palewise
azure, overall a Caucasian bay centaur statant, maintaining in both hands
a spear bendwise sinister, proper.
NOTE: Period piles converged to base point by default
Parallel piles must be blazoned as palewise.
Carroll Eamon. Argent, semy of shamrocks vert,
a rose gules within a bordure sable.
Ceri of Glanymorniwl. Potent en pointe, on a
bend Or in chief a garden rose slipped and leaved azure.
NOTE: The Heralds' Roll of Arms, ca. 1280, has Philip Basset
having Vairy en pointe, argent and gules. It is therefore reasonable
to assume that potent en pointe is also in Period (Heraldry in England) by
Anthony Wagner, Plate III, Penguin Books, 1949).
Ceridwen of Gwynedd. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Coeur du Val, Shire of. Or, a heart gules within
a laurel wreath vert, on a chief wavy azure a cloud distilling three gouttes
Duncan MacMuir. Sable, a standing balance Or
between three swords proper.
NOTE: Sobriquets are not part of the registered name. (Söldner
von der Nacht means "mercenary," not "soldier.") Therefore I have deleted
Söldner von der Nacht.
Eisenmarch, Shire. Name approval only.
Hamish Kornilov. Azure, in fess a unicorn rampant
to sinister argent, armed, crined, unguled, collared and chained to an anchor,
within a bordure Or.
Leo David Falcon. Azure, a bend sinister engrailed
argent between a lion rampant to sinister Or, maintaining in dexter arm a
heater and in sinister arm a sword argent, and a falcon close Or, belled argent.
Logan of Glanymorniwl. Potenty en points argent
and sable, on a bend Or a quill distilling a goutte and an inkwell palewise
Morag Campbell of Glenbourne. Gyronny of six
from base sable and Or, issuant from base a demi-roundel gules.
NOTE: Her old arms becomes a badge.
Niall Kilkierny. Name change from Naill Kilkierny.
Padraic ui Faolin. Name change from Padraic ui Niel.
Rhonwen of Glanymorniwl. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
Steingrim Wulfharesson Stallari. Name change from
Stevanna of Houghton. Name change from Stevanna
Stromgard, Shire of. Name approval only.
Thomas Lackland of Appledore. Sable, a domestic
cat sejant to sinister Or.
NOTE: The character in A. A. Milne's "Now We Are Six" is
Sir Thomas Tom of Appledore. The removal of Tom and the addition of Lackland
is sufficient difference.
Ulfheðinn inn Vegfarandi. Name change.
NOTE: The last word was not previously capitalized. Ulfheðinn
uses "inn," not "hinn," in his publications.
Vulcanfeldt, Shire. Name approval only.
KINGDOM OF ANSTEORRA
Ansteorra, Kingdom of. Reblazon of badge for Order
of the Iris. Or, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points voided
sable surmounted by a natural rainbow proper.
KINGDOM OF ATLANTIA
Kelly the Reaver. Reblazon. Sable, a cloudless
natural rainbow in the shape of a crescent inverted, overall a phoenix of
flames rising, all proper.
KINGDOM OF CAID
Adrian Buchanon. Badge. Gules, a siege tower
proper within a bordure wavy argent.
NOTE: The siege tower, like all wooden objects, is brown.
Aliskye MacKyven Raizel. Badge for Clan Kyven.
Sable, a sinister gauntlet clenched affronté argent, enflamed proper, within
a bordure argent.
Alaric Bear-Stalker. Argent, ermined gules, a
bear rampant maintaining a double-bitted axe, and a chief sable.
Alaric Erskin. Per chevron inverted ermine and
sable, in chief a flame gules, and in base three crescents argent.
Angels, Barony of the. Badge for Angels fighters
Gules, three swords in fess Or, enflamed proper.
Anne-Marie du Moineau Chantant. Vert, a unicorn
rampant Or charged upon the shoulder with a fleur-de-lys vert, and on a dexter
tierce sable fimbriated three fleurs-de-lys in pale Or.
Applegate, Shire of. Or, a bendlet sinister wavy
azure between a laurel wreath proper and in pale an apple gules, stemmed and
leaved, and a corral gate proper.
NOTE: A gate proper is brown, as is any other wooden object
A corral gate is the type you see in a corral, consisting of three horizontal
and one or two diagonal bars.
Astra Christiana Benedict. Badge. On a mullet
a cross crosslet.
Basil Dragonstrike. Badge. A Norwegian lemming
sejant erect per bend doubly arched sable and argent, mullety of four points
counterchanged. (Lemus lemus]
NOTE: Yes, this really is a cloved lemming.
Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme. Reblazon of device
Azure, two trefoil knots braced Or and argent, on a chief argent a dragon
couchant azure, winged sable.
Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme. Badge. Two trefoil
Caedmon Gordon. Per bend sable and barry bendy
argent and azure, a bendlet gules fimbriated between a wolf passant argent
and an Irish harp sable.
Caid, Kingdom of. Badge for Waterbearers Guild
Argent, a goutte de larme within another voided within a bordure azure.
Catriona MacEth. Vert, an eel-tailed mermaid
erect affronty, head to sinister, between in fess two bottlenosed dolphins
embowed palewise addorsed Or.
Constance, the Mad Hatter of Milan. Argent, a
bend azure between a jester's hat per pale gules and purpure, and a brimmed
beret bendwise sinister sable, plumed purpure.
Darach, Shire of. Badge. Argent, an acorn slipped
and leaved, the leaf embowed to sinister, sable within a bordure nebuly azure.
Darach, Shire of. Name for Order of the Sable Oak
of Darach Shire (see REJECTIONS for badge).
Darrbrann of Oxará. Per pale vert and azure,
a pallet Or between a tower and a double-bitted axe argent and on a
base Or a drakkar, sail furled, proper.
Estrild Lece Vivana Vicentia. Argent, a dexter
tierce gules and an escallop sable, a chief indented counterchanged.
Everard Meade of High Valley. Name approval only
(see REJECTIONS for device).
John of Pentagast. Per fess embattled Or and
gules, in chief a longbow fesswise and arrow inverted nocked and issuant from
base a battle axe reversed counterchanged.
Karl Blauzahn von Simmern. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
Katerina of Enchanted Lakes. Name approval only
(see REJECTIONS for device).
Kyrsten MacAmhlaidh. Sable, on a pile inverted
throughout argent in base a crescent and overall in chief two chevronels inverted
Lance von Deresting. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
NOTE: Lance is his mundane given name.
Malcolm Rudolf mac Gregor. Badge. Vair, a falcon's
head erased to sinister Or.
Megan Nimblefingers. Gules, a scarpe invected
Or between a snail pacing to sinister and a snail argent, each above three
forget-me-nets leaved proper. (Myosotis palustris)
Michael O'Beare. Per pale sable and argent, in
pale a sword fracted chevronwise inverted and a chalice counterchanged.
NOTE: A sword fracted is both halves A broken sword is
the hilt and stub only.
Michel d'Artois. Per saltire argent and vert,
an open book Or, bound, and on a chief sable a sword fesswise reversed Or.
Philip of Meadhe. Badge. Per bend sinister Or
and sable, a lion rampant guardant and a swan naiant to sinister counterchanged.
NOTE: The name House Buchanan is rejected, as it conflicts
with the actual Clan Buchanan in Scotland. One may not use a real clan's name
for a household name, as that would imply that you were the chief of that
clan. In fact no real family surname should be used as a household name. I
am registering the badge as a personal badge.
Richard of Black Iron. Argent, a bend sinister
vert between an inescutcheon and an anvil bendwise sinister sable, within
a bordure vert.
Richard of Castle North. Azure, a pithon displayed,
head to sinister, wings inverted, in chief a mullet of four points, within
a bordure argent.
Robert du Chateau du Dragon. Name approval only
(see REJECTIONS for device).
Rosemary Petsley. Badge. Argent, a sprig of parsley
NOTE: Redraw this so it doesn't look like a shamrock, which
Roslynn McLarren of Scot's-Eyre. Gules, on a
pale embattled between in chief an Irish harp and a Scottish thistle argent,
in base a horse's head couped gules.
Ryan of Rickford. Or, a nine-man-morris board
chased within an orle azure.
NOTE: Our 1 1/2 point rule for difference between SCA devices
and mundane arms is based upon the concept of avoiding the appearance of
cadency with those mundane arms. Most of the 1-point differences were used
as marks of cadency, so we adopted 1 1/2 points of difference as the rule,
to ensure that the SCA didn't conflict by cadency with mundane arms. Two
forms of differencing were generally not used for cadency. One was removing
or replacing the major charge, while leaving the secondary charge in place
The second was adding a new primary charge so the original primary charge(s)
became secondary charge(s). In the case of Ryan's arms, the addition of the
nine-man-morris board demotes the orle from primary to secondary charge, and
thus does not conflict, as this would not have been a form of cadency in
Takaoka Midori. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
NOTE: The descriptive should not be part of the formal
Japanese name. I have therefore omitted Nakunatta Hana-Bira.
Taliba bint 'Ihsan. Badge. An opinicus passant
gules, wings displayed vert.
Techubah of Green Lake. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
Thin Robert of Lawrence. Name change from Robert
of Lawrence, the Thin and badge. Purpure, a swan volant and in dexter chief
seven mullets of seven points in annulo argent.
NOTE: It is acceptable to have an adjective precede the
given name, so long as you do not try to use an adjective as the given name.
Tymothy of Tallowcross. Name change from Tymothy
Crahamson of Tallowcross.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Batsheva Slonimska. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Doran MacCollom. Sable, a pile inverted bendwise
sinister pile Inverted bendwise sinister throughout argent, overall a compass
Drachenwald, Principality of. Badge for the Orden
des Lindquistringes. A ring formed of a wingless dragon in annulo widdershins
Or, maintaining in chief with all four legs and mouth a gem gules.
Drachenwald, Principality of. Badge for Order of
the Panache. Issuant to chief from a torteau charged with a bezant pierced
sable three feathers Gules, Or, and sable.
Drachenwald, Principality of. Badge for Order of
the Silver Guard. A silver wristguard engraved with a dragon passant coward,
wings addorsed, maintaining in dexter forepaw a sword erect.
Heinrich Armbrüster. Gyronny of eight, Or, gules,
Or and azure, a crossbow proper.
NOTE: A crossbow is palewise by default.
Ivan Boychenko. Per pale gules and Or, a bend
sinister between two mascles counterchanged.
Janos a Sovány Barcsi. Vert, a horse paly of
seven Or and gules within a bordure embattled compony Or and gules.
NOTE: Inasmuch as the horse really is not Or, charged with
three pallets gules, paly of seven is the only way to describe it. This is
a special exception to the ban on odd-numbered divisions. Those charges that
can be described as being charged with pallets should be so described.
Janos a Sovány Barcsi. Badge. Gyronny gules and
pean, a bordure counterchanged.
Joanna of the Singing Threads. Per saltire azure
and Or, a candle argent, flamed proper, between in cross four escallops inverted
Raven of Black Tower. Argent, a raven displayed
between three towers sable, all within an orle vert.
NOTE: For your information, Rauen, Rafn, Hrafn, or Rafen
are the attested forms of the name in our period. The spelling raven came
into being late in our period.
Vergil William de Comyn. Name change from Vergil
William the Lost.
KINGDOM OF MERIDIES
Solondra Carryl. Blazon correction. Or, three
bendlets enhanced azure and in dexter base in bend three fountains.
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Dubhrás, Canton of. Blazon correction. Per chevron
wavy azure and argent, surmounting a chevron counterchanged wavy between two
towers argent and a tree blasted eradicated sable, a laurel wreath vert.
Theodora van Igelheim. Badge for Freehold of the
Wayward Huskie. Name change from Household of the Wayward Huskie.
NOTE: I was incorrect in believing Freehold to be a barony
equivalent. A freehold is a general term for land held freely, of any size.
Fuiltigherne ni Fionn Ruadh. Vert, a chevron
engrailed vair and in base an estoile Or.
NOTE: Delete the little spikes around the estoile.
Septentria, The Barony of. Blazon correction.
Gules, three chevronels braced argent surmounted by a laurel wreath proper,
and in chief a bear passant Or.
Tsivia ben Tamara of Amberview. Blazon correction
Azure, a camel passant sinister Or, carrying in its mouth three white trilliums
proper and chained by the neck to a doe couchant Or, on a chief embattled
argent a sun wavy gules.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
S.C.A. Badge for Counts, Earls and Countesses.
A coronet embattled.
S.C.A. Badge for Dukes and Duchesses. A coronet
with strawberry leaves.
S.C.A. Badges for the Order of Knighthood. A
white belt. A circular chain.
S.C.A. Badge for the Order of the Laurel. A Laurel
S.C.A. Badge for the Order of Mastery of Arms.
A white baldric.
S.C.A. Badges for the Order of the Pelican.
A pelican in its piety. A pelican vulning itself. A chapeau.
S.C.A. Badge for the Order of the Rose. A wreath
S.C.A. Badge for Royal Peers. A crown.
KINGDOM OF THE WEST
Ambrose Barudin. Badge. Purpure, a pale dancetty
within a bordure argent.
Garth the Lost. Argent, a boar’s head caboshed
vert, armed gules, langued purpure. For badge, see REJECTIONS.
Janette of the Square Circle. Badge. Quarterly
sable and azure, a delf pierced Or.
Liesel von Blauen Donau. Azure, a winged stag
springing argent, winged, attired and unguled Or, within a bordure argent.
Michael MacPherson. Gules, a sword argent between
in fess two wings displayed and in chief two escallops inverted Or between
two more argent.
Raymond of Ramsgate. Reblazon. Or, a unicorn
statant sable, armed argent, environed of a rainbow banded vert, Or, argent
Seitse. Reblazon. Sable, a mullet pierced argent
between the clouds of a natural rainbow proper.
Silver Desert, Province of. Azure, a pall inverted
cotised argent, overall a laurel wreath counterchanged surmounted by three
Bighorn ram's heads caboshed argent.
Sine ni Marbhen. Per pale argent and azure, a
lion couchant counterchanged and a chief embattled Or.
NOTE: The proper form for "daughter or' before a consonant
is "ni," not "nic." ("Nic" is used before a vowel sound.)
REJECTIONS June 14, 1982 XVII
KINGDOM OF AN TIR
Appledore, Shire of.
NOTE: Name rejected. Conflicts with Appledore, listed in
A. A. Milne's "Now We Are Six." This is an exact conflict. Appledore is a
town in Cornwall.
Ceridwen of Gwynedd. Lozengy argent and sable,
on a chief argent issuant from the line of division a dragon's head between
two demi-wings addorsed gules.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is like a chief dimidiated
Because the chief argent merges with the argent lozenges of the field, the
head and demi-wings float in space. Either change to a field per fess and
a full demi-dragon or else change the chief to Or so it is clear that there
is a line of division for the head and wings to issue from.
Rhonwen of Glanymorniwl. Potenty en pointe argent
and vert, on a bend Or three trillium blossoms argent, barbed vert.
NOTE: Device ejected. There are several colors of trillium,
so these must be blazoned as argent. Argent on Or violates the Rule of Tincture.
Seagirt, Shire of.
NOTE: Name rejected. Conflicts with the Province of Tree-girt-sea
If you get Tree-girt-sea's permission, you can have Seagirt. The seneschal
is Helene Gabrielle Du Lac, c/o Ellen Hubbard, 4437 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL
Uther Bearpaw. Argent, a bear's pawprint sable
within a bordure ermine.
NOTE: Name and device rejected. 1) Name: Uther Pendragon
was the Pa of King Arthur. Arthur comes from "Artos," meaning Bear, so Uther
was Uther Bear's Pa. 2) Device: This is also close to Igor Medved: Argent,
a bear's pawprint azure. As Medved is Russian for Bear, this is too close
Placing an ermine bordure on an argent field produces floating spots. This
is not allowed. Ermine may not be placed on argent or vice versa. While it
may be possible to tell that it is a bear's pawprint, it is not possible for
most people to distinguish between different kinds of bears' pawprints.
KINGDOM OF ATENVELDT
Renarde la Cavaliere.
NOTE: Name rejected. I was previously mistaken. The French
translation for knight is Chevalier. Cavalier (in Fr.) means horseman. However,
Cavaliere is the Italian translation for knight. Therefore, the name is still
unacceptable. Try Renarde la Ecuyere.
KINGDOM OF CAID
Alaric Erskin. Badge. A crescent Or and in chief
three ermine spots, one and two, gules.
NOTE: The Rule of Tincture applies to fieldless badges
While the field is not specified, the understanding is that the badge will
only be borne on contrasting backgrounds. This means that, if the badge consists
of separated charges, they must be all metals or all colors. This badge cannot
be placed upon any simple field without violating the Rule of Tincture.
Anna Pembroke of Hevershire. Gules, a hart salient
reguardant, on a chief argent four holly berry clusters proper.
NOTE: Name rejected. Queen Anne Boleyn, sometimes called
Anna, was Marchioness of Pembroke and came from Hevershire. This name therefore
conflicts. The device seems acceptable.
Arghor of Tarmak. Per bend sinister sable and
vert, a lightning flash palewise Or.
NOTE: Name rejected. Tarmac is a type of road surfacing
that is both trademarked and out of period. Arghor doesn't sound medieval
The device seems legal, although rather like a superhero emblem.
Darach, Shire of. Badge for Order of the Sable Oak
of Darach Shire. Argent, an acorn between a wreath of two oak leaves all
within a bordure sable.
NOTE: Badge rejected. The two oak leaves look too much
like a laurel wreath.
Dubhessa NicLochlainn. Vert, on a pheon issuant
from chief Or, a unicorn passant to sinister vert.
NOTE: Name rejected. NicLochlainn is wrong. The actual
Gaelic surname is MacLochlainn, or MacLoughlin, which is not a patronymic
but instead means "son of the Norseman." If you want to be "daughter of the
Norseman" (Northman), it would be "ni Lochlannach." If you mean you are from
Scandinavia, then it would be "ó Lochlann." If you want it as a surname, use
MacLochlainn. Dragon's tails are drawn differently by different artists and
so cannot be used as a charge. Use a pheon, which is an arrowhead.
Evangeline de Blenkinsopp. Azure, a bend lozengy
argent between a heart gules fimbriated and an annulet argent.
NOTE: Name rejected. "Evangeline" was coined by Longfellow
in 1847 and is therefore out of period. It came from the word "evangelist."
The device seems acceptable.
Everard Meade of High Valley. Per chevron azure
and ermine a pall inverted between two axes respectant, all sable, fimbriated
argent, and a foaming stein Or, headed argent.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is excessive use of fimbriation
The argent foaming head on the stein doesn't show up against the ermine background
You should not fimbriate more than one charge.
Guillaume le Vainqueur. Argent, a gore sinister
and in dexter chief a wyvern statant, wings displayed, purpure.
NOTE: Name rejected. The name means William the Conquerer
and thus is a clear conflict. The device seems acceptable.
Islyle le Gannoker de Gavain. Badge for Misty des
Blaireaux. Vert, a sea-talbot statant, with the front half of a red smooth-coated
dachshund and the tail of a ribbon seal, proper. (Histriophoca fasciata)
NOTE: Badge rejected. A sea-dog is a special monster, and
not one of the sea-animals. A sea-talbot is the front half of a dog and the
tail of a fish. Dachshunds are first attested in the O.E.D. in the 19th century,
and thus seem to be out of period. Either use a sea-talbot gules on an argent
or Or field or else document dachshunds as being in period (pre-1601).
Karl Blauzahn von Simmern. Per pale embattled
sable and argent, a wolf rampant argent and issuant from sinister in pale
three wolf's teeth azure, a chief embattled enhanced counter changed.
NOTE: Device rejected. You cannot have a chief enhanced
Teeth are teeth, and only by having the roots showing can one tell that they
are teeth. These blue charges are not identifiable. If you can document them
as in-period German charges, then you can have them. (You still have to have
a normal chief.)
Katerina of Enchanted Lakes. Argent, a fret gules
between in cross a mount vert, two cats salient respectant guardant sable,
and a cinquefoil gules.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is too busy. There are four
kinds of charges, all of which are complex shapes. Period arms were simple
Lance von Deresting. Paly of four argent and
azure, on a bend gules three cinquefoils palewise argent.
NOTE: The device has been withdrawn. It conflicts exactly
with Easterling (Papworth).
Robert du Chateau du Dragon. Vert, a tower argent
within a dragon dormant in annulo Or.
NOTE: Device rejected. Conflicts with Lesval: Vert,
a tower argent (Rietstaap).
Takaoka Midori. Sable, on a pellet fimbriated
in pale a feather fesswise embowed, a chrysanthemum blossom sans sinister
chief petal, and a base, distilling from the tip of the feather in pale three
gouttes, all argent.
NOTE: Device rejected. The mon is far too complex for a
proper mon. Try the blossom within an annulet, or between two feathers.
Techubah of Green Lake. Vert, a cross Or between
in 1st and 4th quarters a peregrine falcon descending bendwise proper and
in 2nd and 3rd quarters in saltire a fang argent surmounting a quill Or.
NOTE: Device rejected. This is too busy. It has seven charges,
with four kinds of charge. These fangs are not recognizable as such. They
look more like talons to me. Omit the fangs.
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Batsheva SlonimskaGules, on a heart argent a
rose slipped and leaved vert.
NOTE: Device rejected. Conflicts with Jean Theresa Violante
of Heather and Am: Purpure, on a heart Or a violet slipped and leaved proper.
The outlines are essentially identical. Try a simple non-slipped rose.
Haneyari Nagare noh Shin noh Minakani. In pale
two Japanese streams, overall a feather bendwise and in sinister chief an
NOTE: Name and device rejected. 1) Name: The name is incorrect
usage. Haneyari is a type of weapon, not a family name. Nagare is not a proper
given name. The descriptive at the end is unnecessary and unclear. Try looking
in Japanese Names and How to Read Them, by A. J. Koop and H. Inada (Routledge
E. Kegan Paul, Ltd.: London, 1960), Chapters V, X, and Index of Names. 2)
Device: The mon is unbalanced and too complex. Replace the octagon with a
moon or else use an octagon for the bordure.
Jovette d'Argonne. Argent, fretty wavy vert,
semé of cinquefoils purpure.
NOTE: Name rejected. The name would appear to be a French
feminine diminutive of the Roman chief god, Jove. If this is the case, it
is unacceptable. Please document the name. The device looks acceptable, although
it is close to Sheen of Ire: Argent, fretty vert, a mascle sable. It also
looks heraldically odd.
Porfirevich it tyem Krasnay Phoenix. Per bend
sinister argent and vert, a phoenix gules issuant from flames Or.
NOTE: Name rejected. The Society name has no given name,
and violates Russian nomenclature. Russian names always had a given name,
a patronymic, and then a surname. The device is close to Harald Haakonson:
Per chevron argent and vert, in base a phoenix Or.
Pryderi mab Aurddolen. Vert, in pale an arrow
fesswise and another reversed, both Or, barbed and fletched gules.
NOTE: Name rejected. No matter how much you difference
it, you may not use a god's name unless it was actually used as a given name
in period. While the modern Welsh do seem to be using the old gods' names,
we do not believe this was done in period. If you can show that Pryderi was
used in period, you can have it.
KINGDOM OF THE WEST
Garth the Lost. Badge. Argent, a chief arched
gules, overall two piles counterchanged, each charged in chief with an eye
sable, irised Or, pupiled gules.
NOTE: Badge rejected. This is not heraldic in style. Those
little eyes are too complex. The badge looks like a monster's face, complete
END OF REJECTIONS
Pray believe, my Lords and Ladies, that I remain your servant,
Wilhelm von Schüssel
Laurel King of Arms