ACCEPTANCES (1) June 17, 1983 A.S. XVIII
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Aela of the Hills. Gules, two piles throughout conjoined in point
azure, fimbriated Or, overall in chief an Eastern Kingbird volant, wings
elevated and addorsed, proper. (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Aelfarran Bridget Rockely. Or, a bend vert between a tree blasted
and eradicated and an arrow bendwise impaling two hearts bendwise sinister
NOTE: You might consider Aelfrun, which was a given name in period.
Aerúin ni Hearain of Connemara. (name approval only).
Alanna of Ravenwood. (name approval only).
Annabelle Marie FitzSimmons. (name approval only).
Anselm Bruinwood. Azure, on a bend gules, fimbriated, between a
bear rampant and a lute bendwise three crosses alisée Or.
Ayesha of the Dancing Camel. Sable, a camel courant Or.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
Baldard of Northumbria. Per bend azure and argent, a white-haired
monk's head couped and a cottontail rabbit sejant proper. (Sylvilagus sp.)
NOTE: The rabbit would be more medieval in a heraldic tincture.
Barn Silveraxe. Gules, a double-bitted axe bendwise inverted
argent embedded in an anvil Or.
Bjørn Magnusson Esping. (badge) Or, in pale a man statant
affronty, vested of a Norman helm, bearing a double-bitted battle axe bendwise
and a kite shield, and in base two bars wavy gules.
Bridgett Labourne. (name approval only).
Christina the Dragoncharmer. Azure, on a pale between two Stars
of David Or an Oriental dragon tergiant displayed inverted, head and neck
embowed to sinister chief, gules.
NOTE: I am informed that "Star of David" is the more correct
term, so we will use that (instead of Mogen David) from now on.
Dathi O'Cooney. (name approval only).
Dorthea Eulenfreund. Per pale vert and argent, a fess counterchanged
and in chief a barn owl displayed proper. (Tyto alba)
Elayne of Maryn. Per pale sable and vert, a cat couchant between
three mullets within a double tressure Or.
*Eric Thorgrimsson. Per chevron sable and gules, a chevron,
in base a peregrine falcon displayed Or, hooded sable, and a chief embattled
NOTE: A peregrine proper is slate grey, which has insufficient
contrast against gules. Since the emblazon showed the falcon as a light yellow,
I have changed it to Or, hooded sable. If you would rather have it argent,
let me know.
* = individual has pre-existing file at Laurel level
Gordon MacBlayr de Galowaye. Per chevron azure and vert,
a chevron argent between two winged lions combattant and in pale a compass
star and a lamp or, englamed at the tip proper.
NOTE: Gordon is his mundane given name.
Gordon MacBlayr de Galowaye. (badge) Vert, in pale a compass
star and a lamp or, enflamed at the tip proper.
Garvin Wyther of Bryn Gwlad. (name approval only)
Henry Hearthland. (name approval only)
Karin Abendsterne. (name approval only)
Lucius Trevir. Per bend sinister vert and gules, a bend
sinister wavy between a mace bendwise sinister argent and a garb Or.
NOTE: Argus was a unique non-human entity (a giant)
and thus may not be used. I have therefore deleted Argus so that I can register
the device. You might consider using Artos or Aretas.
Maire Siobhan ni Sheanain. (name approval only)
NOTE: The particle ni aspirates the following consonant.
Micheál Sacristain. (badge for Clan Couchant)
Or, a lion couchant coward gules.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry! Micheál is an
Irish variant, but the accent is required.
Nara of Fernwell. Vert, on a pall azure, fimbriated,
four birch leaves argent.
*Rafael Diego de Burgos. (badge for Casa de Morado)
Purpure, on a cross moline argent a cross couped purpure and in base two
bars wavy argent.
Ragnar hinn Stilligr. Per pale argent and sable, a cat rampant azure
and a natural tiger rampant to sinister argent, striped sable, and in chief
a roundel counterchanged.
Rosemary the Nightingale. Per chevron argent and
azure, in chief two quills and in base an ankh within an annulet counterchanged.
NOTE: An ankh is considered to be a type of
cross and therefore allowable.
Simon Iago de Ronda. Purpure, in fess three hearts
gules enflamed Or and a chief argent.
NOTE: This would be more medieval if the
hearts were two and one.
Terric Bearsmountain. Or, ten bears statant
to sinister in triangle sable.
Theresa of the Blue Rose. (badge for House Moonstone)
Azure, in fess a decrescent Or enclosing within its horns a millrind argent.
NOTE: The device will have to be resubmitted
on an LoI to be reconsidered. It was not registered because the name was
rejected in December 1982.
Torna MacConn. Vert, a sword between in fess
a decrescent and an increscent and in chief a crescent inverted argent.
Kingdom of Atenveldt
Aleon Veinard. (name approval only; see RETURNS
*Arik Alton. (badge) Gules, on a fess sable
fimbriated Or a bezant.
*Eric Silverheart. (badge for Household Hic
Draconis) Vert, in pale a seadragon naiant and a bar wavy argent.
Erik of Northhold. Barry bendy argent and
vert, a base rayonny gules within a bordure Or.
NOTE: Draw the rayonny correctly.
Gerhard Ruprecht von Eichenberg. Argent,
a pall inverted sable, surmounted by three oak leaves in pall vert alter-nating
with three acorns argent.
*Katrin Aerenlae. (name change; formerly
Shenit Ankh-Hetep) Per bend sinister wavy azure and vert, a bend sinister
wavy between an eagle rising and a windmill Or.
NOTE: The old arms become a badge.
Llywellyn ap Llwyd ap Iorwerth. Vert,
mullety of eight Or, two aspen trees erased argent.
NOTE: Draw the trees bigger.
*Miranda the Seamstress. Per pale argent
and sable, in bend two sets of three needles in pile, points conjoined, counterchanged.
Phillip of Loch Shelldrake. Per chevron
throughout Or and argent, two Great Danes' heads caboshed and a Great Dane
passant to sinister sable.
*Robin of Rhovanion. (badge) Gules,
a mouse courant within a spokeless Catherine's wheel argent.
Siffrit von Nordheim. Azure, seven towers,
two, three and two, between a stag's attire, all within a bordure Or.
Suzanne of Woodsholme. (name approval
Val Everon of Ithaki. (name approval
NOTE: The registration of name
diminutives is discouraged. This would be much better as Valerian Everon
of Ithaca, known to his friends as Val.
Kingdom of Caid
Alysandra the Whyte Moor. Per bend
sinister vert and argent, an onion-domed tower Or and a dragon's head, couped
at the shoulder gules.
Antara Dawntreader of Dawnhaven. Sable,
in pale a sword fesswise reversed, a sword fesswise, and three mullets, one
and two, and a chief rayonny argent.
Anthea MacGillivray of Cairnagad.
Argent, a chevron sable between two sprigs of rowan vert, fructed gules,
and a lynx in summer phase sejant erect proper, perched on a horn fesswise
vert. (Lynx canadensis)
NOTE: It would be more medieval
to use a European lynx. Better still would be to have all charges in heraldic
*Berek Chlodwigssohn. (name correction
from Berek Clovisson)
*Calista nic Ghille Andrais. (name
correction from Calista nic Ghilleandrais)
Dagmar Patée Patáy of
Småland. Or, a drakkar and on a chief gules two lions passant addorsed,
tails interlaced, Or.
NOTE: Repeating the surname
is very odd, although not forbidden. This would be much better with only
Elizabeth the Headstrong. (name
NOTE: Registering a name
for a two-year-old is not advisable. It's better to wait until the child
is old enough to have an informed opinion on what she wants.
Geoffrey de Blenkinsopp. Checky
sable and argent, a saltire parted and fretted Or.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
*James the Inconstant. (badge
for House Inconstant) Gules, in bend a bezant and a pine tree couped argent.
*Leonora Dragonsrun. (blazon
correction) Azure, six lozenges invected in annulo argent within three dragons
conjoined in annulo widdershins Or.
NOTE: The tincture of
the lozenges was left out of the original acceptance.
Mairi-Kathleen nic Lauren
. (badge) Azure, a butterfly-winged unicorn rampant to sinister and in sinister
chief a mullet of four points argent.
Robyn Lon Creighton of Thorndyke
. (name change; formerly Robyn Crichton Thorndyke) Purpure, on a bend sinister
Or between two cats counter-couchant reversed argent a chain throughout purpure.
Thomas Woltaire of Alderwood
. Per chevron argent and azure, two Jelling beasts, each nowed in a Stafford
knot, combattant and an alder tree counterchanged.
NOTE: The Norse one-legged
serpent--tailed doglike beastie has been called a Jelling beast in the SCA.
It is generally borne nowed in some sort of specified knot.
Gules, chapé ployé Or, an anvil, a bear passant sable, and
a Thor's hammer inverted Or.
NOTE: Draw the chape
further down the shield. This would be more medieval with identical charges
in chief. Thor's hammers are normally borne with the haft up, which makes
them look like sledgehammers inverted. This has the haft down and so is blazoned
as a Thor's hammer inverted.
Kingdom of Meridies/Principality
(name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Ambrosine Aelfwynn de Beaumont
. Gules, two wolves sejant respectant erminois between three suns Or.
NOTE: Placing an
Anglo-Saxon given name in the middle of an otherwise French name is poor
practice, as it looks odd and is not proper period usage.
. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
of Byrum. Sable, a bend sinister gules fimbriated surmounted by a sword
inverted within a bordure Or.
NOTE: Place names
come after patronymics.
of Byrum. (badge for Hus Gyldenhammer) Per saltire sable and gules, four
Thor's hammers in cross, conjoined at the hafts, Or.
means privy, so I used the correct Norwegian form of Hus Gyldenhammer. In
Swedish there is also Hushåll for household.
Constancia Isabella Torrez ni Mhorcheartaigh. (name approval
only; see RETURNS for device)
. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Ingram Talbot Hildebrand
Griswold. Per bend sinister azure and sable, a phoenix, head to sinister,
argent issuant from flames proper between in bend sinister two mullets of
six points elongated to base Or.
names is excessive for medieval usage. This would be much better with fewer
Kara Rowenna Hawkwood
. Purpure, a dragon segreant and in chief three escallops argent.
. Per bend sinister vert and Or, a bend sinister between a sun and a Siberian
tiger passant guardant counterchanged, striped sable.
. (badge for House Jade Tiger) Or, a Siberian tiger passant guardant vert
striped within a bordure sable.
Kjartan Ulfr Ormsson
. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
have corrected the second name to the correct Norse usage.
de Treville. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
. Sable, a saltire Or between in pale an hourglass fesswise and a clay pipe
fesswise and in fess two dragon heads erased argent.
Using non-identical secondary charges like this is poor practice. This would
be much more medieval with a saltire between four identical charges, or at
least two pairs of identical charges.
. Azure, on a pile dovetailed between in pile five mullets of eight points
argent a cougar's head caboshed proper. (Eelis concolor)
Kingdom of the
Thaoitearain. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
I have corrected the last word to the correct genitive form.
Quicksilver. Ermine, a bend sinister azure surmounted by an open book
argent, fimbriated Or.
If you really want the book to surmount the bend sinister, then draw the
book bigger. It would be better still if the book were entirely on the bend
sinister, as it does not show up well against the field.
. (name change; formerly Anne MacDee)
Connachtach. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
NOTE: I have corrected the name.
. (name approval only)
Holliwelle. (name approval only)
Elane DeMarksburry. Purpure, a bezant between in fess two pegasi combattant
Stoirmeil. (Canton of) (name approval only)
NOTE: In Gaelic, the adjective always follows the noun.
Gyr Mirand. Argent, an eagle volant gules between in pale two double-bitted
axes fesswise, the one in base reversed, sable.
NOTE: Draw the eagle bigger. I have passed the name as a hardship case exception,
as it was submitted to Dragon in 1979.
FitzRanulf. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
bas Riva. (name approval only)
Wainscott of Warwickshire. (name approval only)
nic Eoin. Per pale wavy argent and vert, a seahorse erect to sinister
azure and a hippo-griff salient argent.
FitzKenneth of Pinewood. Argent, a fess bretessé vert between
in chief three pinecones and in base a pine tree eradicated proper.
NOTE: Draw the fess bigger.
Gwynfyr an Sheoladair. Per fess wavy azure and argent, two anchors counterchanged.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry! Draw the anchors in a more medieval style. I have
corrected the byname.
Hawkland Moor. (Riding of) (name approval only)
Hieronymus di Cavano. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Ian MacDougall of Skye. Argent, a bend sinister lozengy between a lion
rampant and in bend sinister three swords inverted sable.
NOTE: Draw fewer and larger lozenges.
Isabella of Greycliffs. Per bend sinister embattled sable and vert, a
fox passant argent.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry!
*Mugmort (Shire of). (badge for Mugmort Company of Archers) Sable, two
arrows in saltire surmounted by a mug bendwise sinister inverted argent charged
with an acorn sable.
*Gwyntarian. (March of) (badge for the Musicians' Guild of Gwyntarian)
Per pale dovetailed gules and azure, a set of panpipes, a rebec affronty
and a bow in saltire, and a tabor and drumstick Or.
NOTE: This is rather complex and would be better if simplified.
Orion Rory O'Moithaide. (name approval only)
Phillip the Pilgrim. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Rachelaine d'Alençon the Unyielding. (name approval only; see
RETURNS for device)
Robyn FitzGeoffrey. Vert, on a chevron between in chevron three mullets
of six points and a pine tree eradicated Or a fleur-de-lys vert.
NOTE: This would be more medieval with only two mullets.
Roseanne Adelicia of Pinewood. Per pale argent and gules, a drawn bow
fesswise nocked with a rose counterchanged, barbed, seeded, slipped and leaved
School of the Zenith for Pages. (name approval only)
Urraca Yriarte de Gamboa. (name approval only)
Kingdom of the West
*Adrian of Longacre. Per bend sinister gules and sable, a stingray tergiant
Alyssa Dorianna. Per fess wavy sable and barry wavy argent and azure,
in chief three mullets of six points, one and two, argent.
NOTE: Draw the mullets bigger and farther down.
Alyssa Ironaxe. Or, two winged sea-unicorns erect respectant maintaining
between them a double--bitted battle axe sable.
Anne Barberry. Vert, a pale sable, fimbriated argent, surmounted by a
winged drop-spindle Or.
*Anthony de Périgord. Potenty purpure and argent, a pile sable
surmounted by a lion rampant Or.
Brian O'Seabhac. Per bend azure and argent, a hawk rising and a hawks'
NOTE: Good heraldry.
*Cynthia FitzColline von Schlüssel. (name change; formerly Cynthia
Edmund de Montfort of Highkeep. Per bend sinister azure and gules, a
bear's paw print Or and a tower argent.
NOTE: After reading the infamous de Montfort history, you may want another
*Edmund Renfield Wanderscribe. (name change; formerly Renfield M. C.
Falan Silverhawk. Per fess embattled gules and azure, three hawk's heads
erased to sinister argent.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
Frederick Thurstone. Or, a shakefork vert between three longships reversed
NOTE: Draw the charges bigger.
Heather of Sutherland. Argent, on a fess embattled counter-embattled
vert between two sprigs of heather bendwise sinister fructed proper a cat
sejant to sinister argent.
NOTE: Heather is her mundane given name.
John of the Moss Woods. (name approval only)
*Karl Blauzahn von Simmern. Per pale embattled sable and argent, a wolf
rampant argent and issuant from sinister three wolf's teeth azure.
NOTE: The wolf's teeth are German heraldic charges (see p. 62 of Fox-Davies'
The Art of Heraldry).
*Kevin Erelong. Per fess Or and azure, a bear dormant to sinister gules
and an hourglass Or.
Marlo the Morose. Quarterly azure and gules, in fess two poodles rampant
Michael Gallóglach ua Corcaigh. Tierced in point vert, argent
and sable, two bulls combattant counterchanged and a sword proper.
*Morberie of Tor Denly. (badge) Sable, on a pile raguly Or an earwig
*Morberie of Tor Denly. (badge) Argent, a card pique inverted within
a bordure azure.
Paula des Chats. Or, on a pall between three cats sejant sable three
keys, wards to center, Or.
Ravenshore. (Shire of) Per fess argent and azure, a raven rising, wings
addorsed, sable maintaining an escallop Or within a laurel wreath counterchanged.
Ravenshore. (Shire of) (badge) Per fess argent and azure, a raven rising,
wings addorsed, maintaining an escallop Or.
NOTE: This badge is transferred from Carl of Ravenshore, who registered it
under House Ravenshore.
Raymond of Annan. Argent, on a saltire gules a griffin's head erased
Or and on a chief embattled azure three great helms argent.
NOTE: Annan is rather close to Annwn, the Welsh underworld. You might want
to take a different place name.
Richard the Dark. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Rolynnda of the Azure Stone. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)
Sean of Eagle Rest. Sable, chapé ployé, an eagle's head
erased to sinister Or.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
Sine Ealasaid Leanora Kyntire. Per chevron Or and sable, two roses gules,
barbed and seeded proper, and a cup Or.
NOTE: Roses have five barbs. The use of three given names is excessive. It
would be much better with fewer. The more normal spelling is Kintyre.
William de la Montaigne Coupé. (badge; see RETURNS for device)
Argent, a lion's head caboshed gules within a bordure embattled sable.
END OF ACCEPTANCES
THE FOLLOWING ARE RETURNED TO SUBMITTOR
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Aleana Gorwydd Gwyn.
NOTE: Name change to Aleana Ceffyl-Seren denied. Ceffyl-Seren is not a valid
Welsh surname. You cannot combine two nouns that way. Try using White Horse
as a compound byname. That comes out as something like Gwyngorwydd or Gwynceffyl.
(When the two words are separate, the adjective follows the noun, but when
compounded, the adjective can come first.)
Caradoc ap Owain.
NOTE: Name returned. This conflicts with Owain ap Caradwc. You might ask
Falke von Rheinfels. Sable, a bend sinister wavy azure fimbriated between
a falcon close and a tower argent.
NOTE: Please document Falke. If it is intended to be a variation of Falcon,
it does not appear to be a valid given name. It does not seem to be a valid
variant of Fulk, either. The device seems acceptable.
Kingdom of Atenveldt
Aleon Veinard. Azure, on a mullet of six points couped at all points
argent a compass star gules, in chief two triple-towered castles Or.
NOTE: The device is not period style. Mullets couped were not, to my knowledge,
used in period. Use a normal mullet or else a sun or roundel indented. This
would be better balanced with three castles, one and two, or with the central
charged moved to base.
Atenveldt. (Barony of) (badge for Order of the Palm of the Barony of
Atenveldt) Argent, two palm trees, the trunks conjoined in pile proper, within
a bordure gules.
NOTE: The badge conflicts with Maeve of Caernarvon: Argent, a sprig of holly,
slipped, leaved, and fructed proper within a bordure gules. You might ask
Maeve for permission.
Atenveldt. (Kingdom of) (Impellens Chartarum Pursuivant)
NOTE: Heraldic titles may only be given to official positions in the College
of Heralds that have specific duties and that require heraldic competence
of pursuivant quality. You do not give heraldic titles to secretaries or
clerical helpers. While Gustav may himself be heraldically competent, is
the office itself going to forever require a full pursuivant to fill it?
If so, I will accept the title. Otherwise, the position should just be called
the Aten Secretary. My Lady has no title, but rather has the job description
of Laurel Secretary. Heraldic titles should be used sparingly. (If Gustav
is your deputy in charge of LoIs, then say so.)
Nakakaze Shiromi. Sable, a poppy slipped and leaved between in fess two
bats tergiant displayed fesswise respectant chased as if made of oak leaves
NOTE: Neither given nor family name are listed in Japanese name books. The
given name Shiromi does seem possible, but Nakaze is not a valid family name
since "in the wind" is not the kind of natural allusion used in family names.
Monshō says: "The Japanese place a high value on order, stability, harmony,
and such qualities. When they take an item from nature for their name or
a part of it, they usually take something solid, such as an island, field,
mountain or river." Things like waves or winds or other unsettled, chaotic
items were avoided. The mon seems acceptable, but is rather complex and the
bats are difficult to distinguish. I suggest you make the bats argent with
sable interior lines.
Kingdom of Caid
Robert Fitz Walter of Bannockburn. Vert, a saltire Or surmounted by a
sword proper and on a chief Or four goblets vert.
NOTE: King Robert II of Scotland was the son of Walter the Steward, who fought
at Bannockburn. Thus your name conflicts exactly. The device seems acceptable.
Kingdom of Meridies (Principality of Trimaris)
Alexander Dimitrios Manovitch. Per bend sinister gules and sable, on
a bend sinister argent between a double-bitted demi-axe Or and a lynx couchant
to sinister bendwise sinister four tuns proper.
NOTE: Manovitch is not a valid Russian ochestvo (patronymic), as Mano is
not a Russian given name. Dimitri is Russian, and Dimitrios could be a Greek
version, but then the patronymic would be a Greek one. The correct Russian
spelling for Alexander is Aleksandr or Alexei. The device is not good style.
The lynx should be fesswise to dexter. The demi-axe would be better as just
an axe-head. The four barrels should be reduced to three and would be better
in a heraldic tincture.
Alyson Jeuneterre. Azure, issuant from a base engrailed vert fimbriated
a cup Or and in chief five mullets enarched argent.
NOTE: The device is not period style. Charges should not issue from lines
of fimbriation. If you separate the cup from the base, make the base all
Or, and change the number of mullets to two or three in chief, then you will
have a medieval-style device.
Andros Leonthalasios. Argent, a lion-headed Caucasian merman displayed,
head to sinister, maintaining in dexter hand a bronze sword bendwise sinister
and on sinister arm a bronze round shield tergiant proper, all within a tressure
NOTE: The device is not period style. The main charge makes excessive use
of proper and the sword and shield are not in standard position. The tressure
wavy crested is thin-line heraldry, which we do not use. Wavy crested is
out of period, having never been used in heraldry until it was proposed in
the July 1950 issue of Coat of Arms. While it is true that wavy crested existed
in period as a design motif, I feel that it is not desirable for use in the
SCA because it is too similar to rayonny or engrailed. I therefore deny the
request that wavy crested be used in the SCA. Any similar appeal for something
like a new line of division should have supporting documentation sent to
the rest of the College, with the submittor bearing the expense.
Braian Ferret-Flattener. Gules, a ferret rampant dismembered erminois
pierced by an arrow bendwise sinister proper, barbed and fletched argent,
and in chief a dagger inverted proper.
NOTE: Braian is not a valid variant of Brian. Ferret-Flattener is not period
usage.The device is overly morbid and was offensive to many in the College.
It is not period style. You could use Brian Ferretsbane, but this would not
be an honorable name, as ferrets were highly prized.
Christian Templarus. Argent, semé of stags at gaze proper, a Maltese
NOTE: While it is true that there were lay members of the Templars, only
the Knights of the Temple used the name of the Order as part of their own
name. In addition, only the knights in the Order used the Maltese cross.
The combination is thus a clear claim to being a Knight Templar. Try something
like Christian Templeman, with no reference to the Order in your device.
If you use a different surname, then you can have the Maltese cross. The
semé of stags at gaze proper is overly complex and not period style.
At least make them a heraldic tincture.
Constancia Isabella Torrez ni Mhorcheartaigh. Argent, a blonde mermaid
displayed maintaining in dexter hand a lighted ship's lantern and in sinister
hand a trident bendwise sinister surmounting her tail proper, and on a chief
nebuly azure three sea-horses erect Or.
NOTE: The device is overly complex and has excessive use of proper. Seahorses
are awfully complex charges to be placed on a chief. The use of the lantern
and trident are not period style. Please simplify.
Dorian of the Helvetii. Per bend sinister azure and gules, three swords
crossed in estoile argent and an hourglass Or.
NOTE: Dorian is out of period as a given name, but is acceptable as a surname.
Try adding a given name. The device seems acceptable.
Ingebørd Thorfinnsdøttir. Azure, a bend sinister beviled
Or between a Thor's hammer inverted and a lion dormant argent.
NOTE: This conflicts with Zan Andreas of the Blue Cave: Azure, a lightning
flash bendwise sinister Or between two snowflakes argent. (You might ask
her for permission.)
Kjartan Ulfr Ormsson. Vert, a bend wavy azure fimbriated and in sinister
chief three horses rampant argent.
NOTE: The device is very unbalanced. While you might see in period a single
charge in sinister chief, you would not see three without something in dexter
base to balance. The bend wavy azure has poor contrast against the vert field,
producing the effect of a bend wavy voided.
Koppel fun Baurieux. (badge) On a pile wavy argent another vert charged
with six arming buckles conjoined in estoile argent.
NOTE: You cannot have an ordinary that goes to the edge of the field in a
fieldless badge. If you want a pile wavy couped in chief, you can have it,
but then the fimbriation would surround the pile completely (i.e., on top
Kragon Darkvale. Sable, a pegasus passant to sinister argent, in base
a whip coiled gurgewise Or, within an orle of chain argent.
NOTE: Kragon is not a given name. (Whips and chains.?) An orle of chain is
reserved to SCA knights.
Michaela d'Etang de la Grue. Vert, in base two barrulets wavy Or surmounted
by a bend gules fimbriated Or, overall a great white heron in its vigilance
to sinister proper and in sinister chief an estoile of eight points Or. (Arden
NOTE: Grue is modern French slang for prostitute. The device is not period
style, having four layers. Try putting the crane in canton and changing the
bend to a fess. The crane would be better as all argent.
Michaele Etiene de Treville. Azure, a stag lodged reguardant between
in chief six fleurs-de-lys in fess between two bars and in base three fleurs-de-lys
in fess between two bars argent.
NOTE: The device is overly complex. There are 14 charges. Delete the 9 fleurs-de-lys
Or else make the field semé-de-lys.
Rahim Kahira. Or, in saltire an arrow proper, barbed and fletched argent,
and a scimitar gules, overall a garden rose slipped and leaved sable.
NOTE: Please document Kahira. Is Rahim a given name or just the word meaning
Starhaven. (Shire of) Azure, a plate, an estoile Or, and atop a base
of flames proper a tower argent within overall a laurel wreath Or.
NOTE: The name conflicts with the Barony of Starkhafn (Caid). This is not
period style. There are five different kinds of charges. Please simplify.
Tanarian Brenaur ferch Owain fab Bron. Gyronny of sixteen argent and
vert, on a dexter tierce rayonny gules a dragon segreant to sinister maintaining
in sinister forepaw a branch Or.
NOTE: The name violates period Welsh name usage by using two given names.
Try Tanarian ferch Owain ap Bran. Bren- is a royal prefix and should not
be used to coin names. The device is overly complex and thus not period style.
The blazon in the LoI did not agree with the emblazon and left the commentors
confused. Please simplify and resubmit with a correct blazon.
Tanarian Brenaur ferch Owain fab Bron. (badge) A leek Or enflamed gules.
NOTE: The badge looks a lot like a flame proper, which conflicts with William
of Sark: Sable, a flame proper.
Warrick of Standen. Per pale argent and sable, a Latin cross between
in fess a swallow displayed and a tower counterchanged.
NOTE: Warrick is a surname. It is not a period given name. The device would
be more medieval with either two swallows or two towers. The use of non-identical
charges is not period style.
Kingdom of the Middle
Alarice nic Thaoitearain. Argent, a chevron gules between a Great Horned
owl close guardant to sinister, a griffin sejant proper, and a rose gules,
NOTE: You cannot use most monsters proper, as they did not exist and thus
they do not have proper tinctures. It would be more medieval to use heraldic
tinctures for all of the charges.
Arbas an Connachtach. Or, a saltire gules surmounted by a winged lion
rampant argent gorged of a collar and chain sable.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Donal MacRuiseart MacDonal: Or, on a saltire
gules four anchors Or and with Belhouse: Or, a saltire gules (Papworth, p.
1059). The winged lion argent on an Or field is metal on metal. When charges
are overall or surmount other charges, the rule of tincture applies between
the charge and the field.
Edward FitzRanulf. Gules, a chevron inverted and a chevron conjoined
Or, overall a saltire sable and argent.
NOTE: The device is not period style, as that sort of tricky geometric construction
doesn’t seem to have been done. It’s not possible to specify the critical
size of the lozenge.
Hieronymus di Cavano. Sable, four pallets argent, on a chief azure in
sinister an increscent argent.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Swineford: Paly of six argent and sable,
a chief azure (Papworth, p. 559). The device is color on color. Paly must
be of an even number. As it stands, the device has four pallets argent on
a sable field, and thus the chief azure is color on color. The device is
unbalanced. Please add another increscent on the chief. The increscent should
not be tilted.
Jan Koželuh of Great Moravia. Per bend azure and ermine, a bend per bend
Or and gules and in sinister chief a mullet of eight points almost throughout
NOTE: Please document Koželuh. "Czechoslovakian" is not a language. Is it
Czech or Slovak? Photocopy the appropriate dictionary page. The odd mullet
is not heraldic. Draw a normal mullet. A bend per bend is very unusual, although
Niklaus der Ausländer aus Sachsen. Vert, on a plate a mullet of
four points saltirewise throughout azure surmounted by a mullet of four points
throughout barbed in chief vert.
NOTE: The name conflicts with Nikolaus von Sachsen. The device is four layers,
not period style, and conflicts with Anne of the Golden Mantle: Vert, on
a plate a swan naiant couped at the fessline sable.
Phillip the Pilgrim. Vert, three pallets argent, overall a chevron sable.
NOTE: The device is color on color. Try a chevron counter-ermine. (Changing
to Paly argent and vert, a chevron sable would conflict with many mundane
Rachelaine d'Alençon the Unyielding. Per fess embattled argent
and gules, in chief a heart charged with a keyhole sable fimbriated argent.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Julie of the Black-water: Per fess rayonny
argent and sable, in chief a heart gules.
Tsvetan Arinsson of the Skraelingar. Sable, in fess two eagles rising
addorsed, wings addorsed, argent, issuant from base a demi-sun Or.
NOTE: The name is impossible. You have a Russian given name, a Norse patronymic,
and the statement that you are an American Indian. That's a contradiction.
The device conflicts with Kaffar Muiriath: Sable, in chief a catamount argent
and in base a demi-sun Or.
Kingdom of the West
Catalin di Napoli. (badge) Sable, a chevron abased, in chief a skull
within five roundels in annulo, and a chief embattled argent.
NOTE: This is too complex for a badge. Badges should not be complex emblems
that look like arms. Badges should be very simple, ideally just one charge
or a group of conjoined charges. At least delete the plates.
Mentor of Bedlam. Pean, on a bend sinister argent three otters statant
fesswise proper. (Enhydra lutris)
NOTE: Mentor was a unique person in history. He was a wise old friend of
Odysseus. When Telemachus was searching for his father, the goddess Athene
went with him in the guise of Mentor as counselor and guide. From this comes
the word mentor, meaning counselor. Mentor of Bedlam looks like a title meaning
Counselor of Bedlam, the famous insane asylum. Please add a given name. Mentor
is acceptable as an epithet. The device would be better with the otters in
a heraldic tincture. (The Canadian river otter is Lutra canadensis. Enhydra
lutris is the sea otter.)
Rhea Louveciennes. Tierced in point sable, argent and gules, two unicorns
combattant counterchanged and a quill inverted argent.
NOTE: Rhea is a divine or unique name, not allowable for SCA names. Rhea
was the wife of Chronos and mother of Zeus. Its modern use as a given name
seems to be out of period. The device seems acceptable.
Richard the Dark. Sable, on a chevron cotissed between three star jasmine
blossoms argent three pellets.
NOTE: This conflicts with Croad: Sable, on a chevron between three quatrefoils
argent as many ogresses (Papworth, p. 515). Cotisses are a minor point. The
difference between a quatrefoil and a five-petaled star jasmine blossom is
Rolynnda of the Azure Stone. Argent, a bend sinister wreathed azure and
vert, between a dove volant vert and a strung bow and arrow reversed sable.
NOTE: It is against our rules to have an ordinary wreathed of two colors
(particularly azure and vert).
Suzanne l'Écuyère. Sable, on a demi-compass-star of sixteen
points argent between three compass-stars Or a horse's head issuant from
NOTE: Device appeal denied. The device is still not period style, which would
have a horse's head couped sable on a complete sun or compass star. Having
a head emerge from the field this way wasn't done. To modern eyes it looks
like a black-and-white rendition of the Horsehead Nebula, with three nearby
Tara Dwenwyn. Per pale vert and argent, a fess cotissed counterchanged.
NOTE: Name unaccept-able. Tara is a place name. It is not a period given
name. Dwenwyn is a fine period given name. The device conflicts with Dorthea
Eulenfreund: Per pale vert and argent, a fess counterchanged and in chief
a barn own displayed proper.
Vualeflans de Flakeraing. (badge) Vert, three bars wavy argent.
NOTE: Document this unusual name. The badge conflicts with Gilsa: Vert, three
bars wavy argent (Rietstaap).
West. (Kingdom of)
NOTE: Compline Herald and Baywolf Pursuivant withdrawn.
William de la Montaigne Coupé. Quarterly embattled argent and
azure escallopy Or, in bend two lion's heads caboshed gules within a bordure
NOTE: The device is too complex and entirely too evocative of quartered arms.