ACCEPTANCES July 30, 1982 XVII A.S.
Aengus macEdwyn. Name change from Aengus MacEdwyn.
Anna of Newbroke. Name approval only.
Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Title for Parhelium Pursuivant.
Balthezar Rendflesh. Gules, a bend Or between
a sword proper winged, wings elevated, and a lion rampant argent, all within
a bordure Or.
Bjarg-njotr Olfassa. Name change; from Bjorg-njotr
Brendel of Lyons' Key. Name approval only.
Cassandra la Noire. Per fess argent and sable,
a hawk stooping to sinister and a catamount's head affronty erased counterchanged.
In French, "the black" is "la Noire." "La Sable" would
mean "the marten" (the animal otherwise known as a sable: Mertes zibellina)
This is legal as a sobriquet, but it doesn't mean "the black." I have therefore
used "la Noire." If you really want to be Cassandra the Marten, then let me
know and I'll change it back.
Dexter MacBennett. Name approval only.
Dexter is his mundane given name.
Duneld Liam Haplin. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Ealasaid MacGhillielaidir. Name approval only.
Elbert Raoul. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Elidir o Morgannwg. Name approval only.
Eric Ward of Emerald Castle. Vert, a sword inverted
enflamed proper, on a chief embattled gules fimbriated a crescent Or.
Erik MacRory. Argent, a two-headed wyvern displayed,
its tail encircling widdershins a mullet of ten points sable, within a double
tressure embattled gules.
Garwed of Cadbury. Argent, a fess wavy gules
between two cauldrons and an anvil sable.
If you latinize one part of a name, then you must latinize
the whole name. (The Saxon name for Cadbury was Cadanbyrig, so if you want
a Saxon name, it would become Garwed Cadanbyrim.) The Latin form for Garwed
would be Garwedus. The possible Latin forms for your surname are, in order
of correctness, CadanbyTigus, Cadanbyrigicus, Cadanbyriganus, or Cadanbyrigensis
I have used the English form for now. Let me know which alternative youprefer.
Gerald de Rapalje. Badge for Household Crystal Keep
Per fess rayonny argent and azure, an escallop inverted gules and a lucy
Gunwaldt Gullbjorn. (name change; was formerly Gunwaldt
Heinrich der Jager. Name approval only.
Henry von Blud. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Ilana Amante. Name approval only.
Ishiyama Namban Tadashi. Argent, in chief a barrulet
gemel beviled arrondi and issuant from base a wave reversed sable.
His old device becomes a badge. For your information, Japanese
doesn't have a final "m". Thus, it should be Nanban, not Nambam. I am informed
that the Japanese context of nanban is "scum of the earth, unfit for human
company." You may wish to change your name to Ishiyama Tadashi, dropping
John of Hazelmere. Per bend argent and gules,
a squirrel counterchanged, on a chief gules three hazelnuts reversed proper.
Katerina Katya Leonovna Cherkasska. Name approval
The first name must be the formal given name. You can place
a nickname after it. Leonovna is the correct form of the patronymic. Cherkasska
is the correct translation of "the Circassian." I have therefore corrected
Mathilda Helene Caitlin MacCraobh. Badge for Ard
Dachaidh Thoir. Or, a sun throughout gules surmounted by a mount vert,
overall a tower Or.
The directional words have special combined forms when
used with prepositions. "In the east" is "thoir," not "an Ear" ("thoir" is
Megan of the Misty Isles. Name approval only.
Merewyn of Brittany. Per saltire argent and azure,
a saltorel counterchanged between in pale a Latin cross flory and an axe
reversed sable and in fess two suns Or.
Mirendil of Alardas. Name approval only.
Nehemiah ben Urijah. Name approval only.
Rhianwen o Enfys Disberod. Or, a Palmer passant,
robed, hooded, and bearing a staff sable, atop a cloudless natural rainbow
issuant from base proper.
Rosemary the Starseeker. Badge for Ellonde Household
.Azure, a pair of wings and in chief a mullet argent.
By default a pair of wings are addorsed and elevated, so
as to lie crescent-wise.
Rowan of Bercham. Name approval only.
Selene of Mightrinwood. Name approval only.
Sigmund Schwarzwald. Per pale argent and sable,
two war hammers respectant, and on a chief two caltrops, all counterchanged.
Talina Orysa of Quizzisath. Purpure, a two-tailed
comet bendwise Or, overall a snow leopard statant to sinister reguardant proper
You cannot have two place names in a name, so I have deleted
Tara, which is not of Quizzisath.
Taras Stefan Karanczay. Name correction from Taras.
Nobody may have a single-word name. He would not have gotten
just "Taras" in 1975. I will accept the alternative change of name.
Theodric ap Breken Beaken. Reblazon. Argent,
on a mount sable a mullet argent and in chief two mullets azure.
Tiona du Papillion. Vert, a swallowtail butterfly
and on a chief argent two butterflies vert.
"Y" was not substituted for "I" in Spanish. The Spanish
name for Y is Ili griega," which means "the Greek I." It was used for words
taken from Greek, I have used the correct form of Tiona.
Tir Ysgithr, Barony of. Name correction; formerly
Adelicia of Cumbria. Name approval only (see REJECTIONS
Alaine the Novatrix. Name change from Alura the
Twinn. Badge. A mullet of four points distilling a goutte.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Title for Conch Herald.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge for Queen's Guard.
A unicornate natural seahorse erect azure, finned argent, gorged of a chaplet
of roses gules, barbed, seeded, and leaved proper.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge for Order of the Silver
Needle. Azure, a needle fesswise reversed argent threaded in annulo, overall
a pale or.
Belinda of Emeric. Argent, a lozenge azure between
two serpents erect wavy respectant gules.
This does not look like a cadet branch of Bilnning.
Brunhilde Jorgesdottir. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
Cadwan Galwiddoe of Redmarch. Gules, on a bend
between two mullets of eight points argent a rams-headed scheitholt sable,
armed, orbed, pegged, and fretted gules.
Cydllan Downs, Canton of. Per pale indented argent
and gules, a castle counterchanged within a laurel wreath counterchanged vert
The proper Welsh combination of "cyd" (junction/common)
and I'llan" (church/village) is Cydllan, not Cyddylane.
Giles of Griffin Hall. Badge. A griffin sejant
erect coward affronté, wings and forelegs displayed.
Imran Yusuf le Scorpion. Name correction and badge
Per saltire argent and Or, a scorpion tergiant erect between in fess two
decrescents and in base a crescent sable.
NOTE: Draw the crescent and decrescents larger.
Jan van Haarlingen. Vert, a badger statant to
sinister and on a chief Or a sun azure between two dolphins hauriant respectant
Katrin of the Hidden Orchard. Name approval only
(see REJECTIONS for device).
Misty Windsprite. Badge. Two lozenges conjoined
in fess argent and Or.
Robin of Mannefeld. Badge. On a lozenge argent
a billet throughout sable charged with a mullet of four points throughout
Strykar Geirhaldsson. Badge. Pean, a tyger rampant
Thorvald Gundaarsson. Vert, a raccoon rampant
proper. (Procyon lotor)
Draw the raccoon in a correct rampant position and use
proper colors for the raccoon. Raccoons are more gray than brown and grey
will show up better on green than brown will.
Tir-y-don, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Swan
and Cygnet. Per fess vert and azure, atop a swan naiant to sinister reguardant
a cygnet close to sinister argent.
Wilhelm Johannes Rieger. Sable, a griffin segreant
to sinister and in base two bars dancetty Or.
Draw the bars larger.
Ainadea da Strada Dragonessa. Argent, semé of
roses gules, barbed, seeded, slipped and leaved proper, a heart within a bordure
Branwyn fer' Corran. Name approval only; device
still conflicts with Stefan of Seawood.
Appeal accepted. Now that she states that Corran is a person's
name, the use of fer' is correct. She has chosen to use the masculine ending
for Branwyn, which is legal.
Brianna Aislynn of Blue Shadows. Pean, a mullet
of four greater straight and four lesser wavy points Or surmounted by an eagle-winged
wyvern passant to sinister azure.
Caid, Kingdom of. Badge for Sign Language Interpreters
Vert, in saltire two trumpets Or surmounted by a dexter hand appaumé all
within a bordure embattled argent.
If any other kingdom develops a Signers Guild, they should
use this badge.
Ceinwen Haele Cynwyth. Quarterly vert and purpure,
a cross parted and fretted with an annulet between two trefoils Or and two
Dēorwulf sē Deorc. Or, a wolf's head erased,
on a chief sable, a stag's attire Or.
Erich the Dreamer. See REJECTIONS for Badge.
Azure, mullety of six points argent, a sword inverted proper entwined of
a rose argent, barbed, seeded and slipped proper, within a bordure argent.
Draw the rose larger.
Gregor of Camton. Argent, chapé sable, a dragon
segreant to sinister, two swords inverted in saltire Or, and an old scholar
statant affronté proper, vested azure.
Merric of Stormg. Azure, an owl between three
mullets and on a chief triangular Or a candle azure, enflamed at both ends
One does not have to be currently residing in an SCA branch
in order to use the name of that branch as a place name in one's Society name
SCA branch names are perfectly acceptable as place names.
Mistral de l'Isle sur Tarn. Per fess vert and
azure, issuant from chief a mistral and from base four piles inverted wavy
conjoined at the fess point argent.
Normally this name would not pass, but I'm being lenient
during the grace period.
Renata Kestryl of Highwynds. Sable, upon a pile
urdy between in fess two water-bougets argent a lion couchant sable.
Draw the water-bougets larger.
Robyn Crichton Thorndyke. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
You cannot have three surnames, so I deleted Lon.
Sieglinde von der Hohenwilste. Badge. A banded
conical winged helm affronté argent.
Tymothy of Tallowcross. Azure, on a bend between
a sword inverted and a sun or, an arrow sable.
Trevor Stewart of Renfrewshire. Checky Or and
azure, a bend gules, overall a sea unicorn erect, the top half and fins argent,
the lower half vert.
Fuiltigherne ni Fhionn Ruadh. Name correction.
In Gaelic, after the word "ni," the initial letter of the
following name is aspirated.
Seamus MacCryu MacHoo. Gules, two oxen horns
conjoined at their bases Or, entwined of two cobras respectant proper, overall
a sword argent. (Naja melanoleuca)
I have changed Mc to Mac, pending confirmation that Mc
was used in period. Please send a photocopy of the relevant pages in your
reference book. Scots did use multiple patronymics, as did the Irish and the
Astrith of Swansvale. Per bend Or and vert, a
bend vairy of one trait bendwise sinister or and vert, in sinister chief a
borage flower azure, slipped and leaved vert.
Astrith of Swansvale. Badge. Or, a borage flower
azure within a bordure vert.
Brendan Shimmeringstar. Argent, estoilly, a chevron
sable surmounted by a mullet of six points elongated palewise Or.
Draw the estoiles and the chevron larger.
Brendan Shimmeringstar. Badge. Sable, chapé ployé
argent mullety sable, a mullet of six points elongated to base Or.
Carl of Ravenshore. Quarterly azure and erminois,
in dexter chief a goblet Or.
Cynagua, Principality of. Seal for the Sable Swan
Herald. A pair of swan's wings, overall two straight trumpets in saltire,
bells in chief.
Dirdrianna Elspeth of Mindanell. Name approval only
(see REJECTIONS for device).
Dyvin Ragnarsson. Azure, on a triangle Or, a
double-bitted axehead gules, voided argent.
Eadlyne Blackmaene the Lacrimose. Badge. Ermine,
a fess invected Or, wreathed and fimbriated with ivy vines vert.
Eoin of Fell Hold. Per bend argent and sable,
a castle, the sinister tower broken, sable, enflamed to chief vert, and a
boar courant Or.
Eoin is the proper Gaelic variant for Iain.
Garin de Gramercy. Or, a maunch gules, on a chief
engrailed azure, three mullets pierced argent.
Ian MacAngus. Azure, a bend between a mullet
of eight points and a tree eradicated argent.
Kevin Perigrynne. Augmentation of arms. On a
canton argent a pile gules charged with an antique crown voided Or.
All members of the Order of the Silver Molet have the right
to register the badge of the Order as an augmentation of arms. Earl Kevin
is the third to choose to exercise this right. The form of the augmentation
(canton or inescutcheon) is chosen by the member. Augmentations are a separate
listing, thereby enabling the owner to display the arms with or without the
augmentation. If the owner so chooses, the augmentation can be permanently
added to the arms and its blazon is then added to the blazon of the arms (see
Aelflaed of Duckford's augmented arms).
Mathias Sicco von Hagen. Per pall inverted vert,
azure, and sable, a pall inverted and in dexter chief a unicorn salient argent,
Mathias Sicco von Hagen. Badge. Per fess sable
and vert, issuant from the line of division a demi-compass-star Or.
Mathias Sicco von Hagen. Badge. Argent, a pall
Draw the pall much wider. It is an old SCA convention that
an ordinary voided shows a complete edge, including the edges of the field
The period form of voiding is obtained by using an ordinary of the field
fimbriated. This way, an ordinary voided is different from an ordinary fimbriated.
Megan Kilkerran NicAlister. Name approval only (see
REJECTIONS for device).
Oertha, Region of. Name approval only.
Oertha, Region of. Title for Stellanordica Herald.
Pren Tal, Cantref of. Per chevron azure and ermine,
in base a Coast redwood tree erased proper, its base environed of a laurel
Pren Tal, Cantref of. Badge. Per chevron azure
and ermine, in base a Coast redwood tree erased proper.
Robert of Two Cliffs. Argent, on a pall gules
a hare salient Or, a chief embattled azure.
Sharane de Kondrak. Argent, on a bend sinister
sable a scarpe argent, ermined gules.
Sine ni Mharbhen. Name correction.
In Gaelic, after the word "ni," the initial letter of the
following name is aspirated.
Stephen de Huyn. Name change from Douglas De Huyn
Wolfscairn, Shire of. Or, masoned sable, on a
pellet a wolf's head erased argent within a laurel wreath Or.
Wulf Sagan von Osten-See. Badge for Haushalt von
Osten-See. Azure, four escallops in cross, fans outward, or.
Name rejected. Athelwulf dropped out of the SCA 3+ years
ago. Names and devices should only be resubmitted for people who are still
active in the SCA. We should not fill the Armorial with names of non-active
Duneld Liam Haplin. Sable, a bend sinister Or,
overall to dexter a salamander tergiant gules, enflamed argent.
Device rejected. Conflicts with Hermann Otto Koehlermann's
badge: Sable, a bend sinister Or. You can't have a charge overall moved
to one side like that; it is unbalanced. Center the salamander.
Elbert Raoul. Argent, a grey wolf statant to
sinister proper, charged with a Latin cross Or, between two lightning flashes
in pile voided sable.
Device rejected. This device lacks contrast. Voided lightning
flashes are a bad idea. Grey, silver, and white are all argent, and thus the
wolf is essentially argent on argent. Try a field Or, or a sable dog and
Evgeterina Andrayevna Karatyukova.
Name change to Yelisveta Katlin Selkovicha Savrasova rejected
By your own documentation, the metronymic surname is out of period (17th century),
and as a surname it should be Selkovichin anyway. What you need instead is
a patronymic. The surname needs to have a feminine ending (add an -a).
Henry von Blud. Per bend sinister gules and vert,
a bend sinister between in dexter chief in fess a ewer facing sinister and
a goblet, and in sinister base a heart pierced with an arrow bendwise sinister,
within a bordure, all Or.
Device rejected. Not counting the two gouttes, there are
six different types of charge. This is too busy. Drop the cup, the arrow,
and the gouttes.
Renarde la Cavaliere. Azure, two swords inverted
in saltire surmounted by a unicorn rampant to sinister and in chief a compass
Name rejected. "La Cavalierell is Italian for "the knight"
and, as you aren't a knight, you can't use that. The device seems acceptable.
Solidith Oregail. Vert, a sand dollar shell argent.
NOTE: Name rejected. Solidith is gibberish. It just doesn't
look or sound like a period given name. The device seems acceptable.
Ta'horsen the Fierce. Sable, a flea rampant to
Name and device rejected. Thorsen is a surname, and thus
not useable as a given name. Talhorsen, an unacceptable variant of Thorsen,
is even less useable as a given name. Replace Thorsen with one of the many
given names based on the Thor- root (Thorvald, Thorgrim, etc.). Magnifications
of tiny insects for use as charges on arms is out of period.
Zoe Ellesabeth of Alexandria.
Name rejected. Zoe dropped out of the SCA years ago. Names
should only be submitted for active participants.
Adelicia of Cumbria. Or, on an Anglian cross
gules a mullet argent.
Badge rejected. This does not agree with your documentation,
which has circular-holes and a center boss. Either draw the cross as it occurs
in your documentation or else use a cross alisee.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge for the Missile Infantry
Corps of Atlantia. A unicornate natural seahorse's head erased maintaining
in its mouth an arrow bendwise inverted.
Name rejected. This type of formation is out of period
"Corps" didn't come into use as a military term until the late 17th century
Try the Missiliers of Atlantia. The badge seems acceptable.
Bethany of Greentree.
Name rejected. Bethany is a place name in the Bible. It
is not a period given name. Choose another given name.
Brunhilde Jorgesdottir. Azure, two cubit arms
in chevron clasping a dagger proper.
Device rejected. A cubit arm is the whole arm, not just
the forearm. This submission is not. period heraldic style. The badge of Clan
McRae is a cubit arm embowed grasping a sword proper, so be careful of using
a single cubit arm.
Jeanmaire du Domremy. Sable, vetu Or semé-de-lis
sable, a wyvern sejant Or.
Name rejected. Joan of Arc was from Domremy and was also
known as Jean or Jeanne, so she was also Jean du Domremy. Mary was one of
the voices that spoke to Joan. The fleurs-de-lis on the arms complete the
conflict with St, Joan. We have no record of Theresa du Domremy. The arms
seems otherwise acceptable.
Katrin of the Hidden Orchard. Sable, issuant
from a cup a compass star elongated to base between in fess two crosses bottony
Or, voided azure, within a bordure Or.
Device rejected. This is complex, overly Christian in symbolism,
and is not period style. It has four types of charge plus complex fimbriation
as well as an elongated mullet issuant from the cup. The four charges are
not in cross, which would be the period style. This device would be offensive
to many non-Christians in the SCA. It's just too blatant, especially when
combined with your Society name. (I am informed you even had a paten as well,
in the beginning.)
Lokinvar Karlsson. Gules, on a bezant indented
a bull's head cabossed sable, armed and ringed gules.
Name rejected. Lokinvar is a place in Scotland. Its use
as a given name dates from Sir Walter Scott's poem, referring to a folk hero
who was presumed to have lived from 1771 to 1832. It is thus out of period
The device seems acceptable.
William de Montegilt. Badge. Sable, a sperm wavy
Badge rejected. This is patently offensive. If you really
want a serpent wavy erect, resubmit it, drawn properly. Submissions are judged
according to the emblazon sent to Laurel, not how they should have been drawn
If the drawing is wrong, have it redrawn before it is sent to Laurel.
Atar Bakhtar-Pteamud. Azure, in cross a decrescent
between four scorpions, heads to center, argent.
Name rejected. Atar is acceptable. A professor of
Classic Persian Literature didn't recognize Bakhtar-Pteamud. Document these
and the transliteration. The device seems acceptable.
Caid, Kingdom of. Badge for office of Lists.
Argent, three bendlets enhanced vert, sable and vert, in dexter a tilting
lance palewise sable.
Badge rejected. This badge is non-period style. It is unbalanced
Try a lance between two bendlets.
Ceridwen MacAoudhegain. Badge. Argent, a paramecium
bendwise sinister vert.
Badge rejected. Protozoans were discovered in 1674. This
is out of period and non-period usage. Magnifications of tiny creatures are
not acceptable as charges in SCA heraldry.
Erich the Dreamer. Badge. Azure, mullety of six,
a scroll bendwise argent capped and pierced by a lightning flash issuant from
chief bendwise sinister Or.
Badge rejected. This looks too much like a lightning flash
blasting the Torah, and as such was objected to by many members of the College
Try having the scroll and lighting flash in saltire instead.
Rhiannon de I'Etoile. Azure, a catamount sejant,
sinister paw upraised, and in base three compass stars argent.
Name conflicts with Countess Rhiannon of the Lost Star
The device seems acceptable.
Rhiannon of the Wildflowers. Azure, a horse forcene
argent, crined Or, orbed gules, within an orle of quatrefoils argent, pierced
The goddess Rhiannon was the horse goddess and the white
horse specifically was her symbol. Her words were transformed into Wildflowers
Thus the name is unacceptable, especially in combination with the device
While the device doesn't seem to conflict, you cannot have both Rhiannon and
a white horse.
Robyn Crichton Thorndyke. Azure, a bend sinister
Or between a cat couchant to sinister argent and a tun atop a barrel rest
Device rejected. The barrel has insufficient contrast
Make it argent or Or.
Dirdrianna Elspeth of Mindanell. Argent, on a
bend gules in chief an estoile argent, overall a peacock's tail feather palewise
Device conflicts with Vans: Argent, on a bend gules
in dexter chief a mullet argent (Lyon II, p. 27). I suggest you add a
second estoile, so as to balance the arms and to remove the conflict.
John o' the Woods.
Name rejected. John o' the Woods is one of the names for
the Green Man, the mythical fellow who "fathered" all of the children who
resulted from the peasants' celebration of Beltane Eve. Thus it can't be used
as a name in the SCA.
Megan Kilkerran NicAlistair. Azure, a pall between
three compass stars argent.
Device conflicts with Collet: Azure, a pall argent (Rietstaap)
Try using a line of division on the pall.
Tachibana Kage. Ermine, a sheathed sword inverted
bendwise sinister sable, on a dexter point Or a rose gules.
Name rejected. Kage is a surname, not a given name
Tachibana may not be used., In the Nara Period (in 708 A.D.), Emperor
Shomu decreed that the name Tachibana be reserved for the exclusive use by
the Imperial descendants of Emperor Bitatsu. The device seems acceptable (draw
the ermine spots larger).
Master Wilhelm von Schlüssel
Laurel King of Arms