ACCEPTANCES (1) October 21, 1983 A.S. XVIII
Kingdom of An Tir
*Bjorn of Havok. Badge for Christopher Benfield. Counter-ermine, on a bend sinister gules three pears palewise Or.
Boreasthenes of Persepolis. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Brand Faragar the Frank. Sable, a lion-headed torque and in chief a bar raguly Or.
Christopher Sigismund Olafsson. Gyronny arrondi widdershins ermine and azure, a cross crosslet Calvary Or within a bordure gyronny azure and Or.
NOTE: This would have been better with a regular gyronny.
Conmor Gallowglass. Argent, a rosebud gules, slipped and leaved vert, between three gouttes de sang within a bordure nebuly sable.
NOTE: Draw a proper nebuly.
Daniel of Stafford Pele. Quarterly sable and gules, a castle and in dexter chief a mullet of four points argent.
NOTE: This came close to many mundane and SRL arms and badges, but squeaked past.
Darcy of Eagle's Crag. Azure, in pale two arrows inverted in saltire Or and an eagle stooping to sinister argent.
Dianna of the Silver Shore. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
*Dragon's Lair, Shire of. Per pale gules and sable, a two-headed dragon displayed Or, grasping in dexter forepaw a laurel wreath vert and in sinister forepaw a moneybag gules.
NOTE: Draw the wreath larger, so that it fills the wing.
Egil Bloodax. Papelonné argent and azure, a double-bitted battle axe gules.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry!
*Elisabeth Piper. Name change from Elizabeth Piper.
Garth of Tryon Hill. Pean, on a pile argent a crossbow vert.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry!
*Glyn Dwfn, Shire of. Vert, a helm affronty argent within a laurel wreath and on a chief triangular Or a harp azure.
Gregor of Azerbaijan. Azure, a phoenix of flames proper and in chief two roses argent, barbed Or.
Lynette de Laurier. Azure, three sea-unicorns erect, one and two, argent and a chief invected Or.
NOTE: Good heraldry. Brigantia states that "de Laurier" is a well-documented surname and thus this is not a claim of membership in the Order of the Laurel.
Murakami Tsuruko. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
River's Bend, Shire of. Or, a stalk of three cattails proner within and surmounted by a laurel wreath, a base engrailed azure.
NOTE: Make the base a little smaller. It's too close to per fess as drawn.
Rosamund of the Misty Meadows. Purpure, a heron close supporting in dexter upraised talon a rose argent, barbed and seeded gules.
NOTE: Delete the tiny worm, which wasn't even mentioned in the blazon.
* = individual has pre-existing CoA file.
Ryugen Morite. Mon. Sable, a Japanese dragon's head issuant from a Great Wave reversed issuant from sinister increscentwise argent.
Ryugen Morite. Badge for Household Kuroi Hoshi. Sable, a mullet of eight points surmounted to dexter base by a Japanese stream argent.
*Scellanus of Skye. Badge. A dexter-base quarter-sun Or.
Walther von Sachsenhausen. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Wilhelm der Krieger. Name.
*Windwyrm, Shire of. Argent, a dragon's head affronty between in fess two dragon's heads addorsed, all conjoined at the neck, and on a chief enarched gules a laurel wreath argent.
Kingdom of Ansteorra
*Adelicia Alianora of Gilwell. Badge. Gules, an owl Or.
NOTE: Batonvert correctly pointed out that in my November 1982 LOA&R I stated, "Generally, difference of field and color of charge is sufficient between SCA badge and SCA device, unless there is a sufficient complexity of number or type of charges or arrangement of charges that remain the same that cause too much visual similarity." As this is a simple badge, the difference in the tinctures of both field and charge are therefore sufficient difference from James MacChlurain: Sable, an owl argent.
*Omar Mohammud Mirzazadeh. Name change from Omar Mohammud.
NOTE: Name appeal by Virgule accepted. Virgule has substantiated the validity of Mirzazadeh.
Kingdom of Atenveldt
*Kathryn of Iveragh. Reblazon. Per bend sinister wavy sable and gules, in dexter chief three passion nails inverted bendwise in bend sinister gules enflamed Or and as an augmentation in sinister base on an inescutcheon azure a demi-sun in glory issuant in base Or from a bordure argent.
NOTE: This blazon eliminates the quotation marks.
*Sundragon, Canton of. Argent, a rainbow gules, argent, azure, Or and purpure, clouded within a laurel wreath azure.
NOTE: Appeal accepted. At the September 25, 1983 BoD meeting the BoD reaffirmed the policy that a new branch may not adopt the name of a defunct branch. (This means that Rio Salado or The Glens could not be used.) With regard to assumption of the arms of a defunct branch in the same location, the BoD was less restrictive. It agreed with my proposal that a new group be allowed to adopt the arms of a defunct group in the same location under a different name with the condition that the arms be differenced by at least a minor point of difference (to make it clear this is a different group). Therefore, I hereby transfer the arms previously registered to The Glens to the Canton of Sundragon with the condition that clouds be added to the rainbow to make it conform to period style. Since the field is argent and the laurel wreath is azure, I made the clouds azure.
*Sundragon, Canton of. Badge. Per fess argent and azure, a rainbow gules, argent, azure, Or and purpure, clouded argent.
NOTE: This is a change from the previous badge registered to The Glens, which was Per fess argent and azure, in canton a rainbow couped gules, argent, azure, Or and purpure. As in the case of the arms, I impose the difference of adding clouds. Since the clouds now are on azure, I made them argent.
Kingdom of Atlantia
Alaric ap Llywelyn. Name.
Arindale, Shire of. Name.
Barry McFadyen. Name.
Brennus of Hawkwood. Submitted as Brennus mac Morna. Per pall potenty Or, ermine and azure, in chief a raven's head erased sable.
NOTE: The submitted name conflicted with Bran Mac Morn, the hero in Robert E. Howard's book. In order to pass the device, I have replaced Mac Morna with the SCA branch name.
Deirdre of Hopes Dale. Name.
Geoffery MacHugh of Mull. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Miriam Rachael bat Mordechai. Purpure, on a bend Or between two swans naiant respectant, wings elevated and addorsed argent, three sprigs of heather palewise purpure.
Steffan Wulfshaven. Name.
Talan ap Rhys. Name (see RETURNS for device).
NOTE: Talon is not a period given name, so I have changed it to Talan, which is.
Timofei Ivanovich. Submitted as Timofei Johannovitch. Per pale argent and sable, on a chevron between three dragonflies displayed two spears within a bordure, all counterchanged.
NOTE: Johann is the German form of John, while Ivan is the Russian form. You must either use Ivanovich or Johannsson. I have used the former in order to register the device.
*Tsunetomi Tsuneo. Badge. Argent, the kanji for "mountain" within a pair of Japanese helmet horns sable.
NOTE: Kanji, like other letters, can only be used in the SCA in badges, not in devices, so as allowed on the LoI I have passed this mon as a badge. Be sure to draw the kanji with the correct three strokes.
Wulff aus dem Sumpf. Name (see RETURNS for device).
NOTE: Aus takes dative, hence dem.
Kingdom of Caid
Andrew of Drachenfels. Submitted as Aetos of Drachenfels. Purpure, a demi-eagle, facing sinister, wings elevated and addorsed, Or and on a chief argent a dagger sable.
NOTE: Use a horizontal line for the couping of the demi-eagle. The word aeto's does mean eagle, but it is not a given name. In order to pass the device, I have replaced Aetos with the submittor's mundane given name, Andrew.
Bronwen Karen of Oceanwynds. Azure, on a bend sinister argent between a mullet of eight points Or and a seagull's head erased argent, three escallops palewise inverted azure.
*Éowyn Amberdrake. Azure, in pale three dragons passant Or.
NOTE: This was formerly her badge.
*Éowyn Amberdrake. Badge. Vert, three dragons passant in triquetra, their tails interlaced through an annulet, Or.
NOTE: This was formerly her arms.
*Eowyn Nightsong of Tharsis. Badge for House Darkland. Gyronny azure and counter-ermine, a sun Or eclipsed counter-ermine.
*Erik Stjörnuhavn. Azure, chaussé ployé argent ermined azure, in pale a pegasus statant affronty, wings displayed, head to dexter, argent, and a compass star Or.
NOTE: The device would be better if the compass star were entirely on the azure.
*Fiona O'Morain. Name correction; formerly Fionna O'Morian.
Isabel Antonia de Aranjuez. Per chevron azure and argent, in chief a mullet and two roses, one and two, argent, barbed and seeded proper and in base a natural panther sejant reguardant coward sable.
*Justin de Courteney. Azure, a pall inverted between a chalice, a harp and two swords in saltire argent.
Marlene of the Sands. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Rathyen de Bures of Acton. Per pale argent and gules, a goat rampant and upon a chief invected sable, three estoiles argent.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
Robert FitzHugh of Bannockburn. Vert, a saltire Or surmounted by a sword proper and on a chief Or four goblets vert.
Soren Blackwine. Argent, in cross a sword inverted surmounted by a lute fesswise reversed affronty, all within a bordure sable.
William Keybearer of Dragonwood. Per chevron Or and sable, in chief a tower sable between two pine trees proper and in base a key palewise Or.
Kingdom of the East
Axel Andersson. Per bend azure and Or, a sun in splendor and an axe bendwise counterchanged.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry!
*Barak Elandris Bear of the Axe. Name change; formerly Barak Elandris Bomilcar of the Axe.
NOTE: Brigantia says this name is consistent with Carthaginian usage.
Bonya Farrider. Sable, a female centaur passant maintaining in dexter hand in chief a saber fesswise reversed Or.
NOTE: The period usage was to compound this sort of byname, and I have done so.
Brianna Ealhhere Flauter. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Bronwyn Dawntreader. Name.
Byrhtnoth Caithness hinn Karl. Azure, two bendlets Or overall a skull argent.
NOTE: Draw the bendlets wider.
*Catherine Cameron Stewart Morgan. Joint household badge with David Morgan of Clai Morgan.
NOTE: See David Morgan of Clai Morgan for blazon.
Charles the Zealous. Name.
Citte del Mughetto, Shire of. Name.
*Coppertree, Canton of. Quarterly azure and argent, a crabapple tree eradicated and in sinister chief a laurel wreath gules.
NOTE: Draw the wreath bigger.
*Coppertree, Canton of. Badge. Argent, a crabapple leaf gules.
*David Morgan of Clai Morgan. Joint household badge with Catherine Cameron Stewart Morgan; badge for Clan Clai Morgan. Azure, a saltire gules fimbriated surmounted by a mullet of eight points within a bordure Or.
*Delftwood, Barony of. Name for Order of the Windmill (see RETURNS for badge).
NOTE: The barony's name was approved 7/26/81.
Duncan Fraser. Per bend sinister wavy gules and Or, a bend sinister wavy sable between a beehive and a rose counterchanged.
NOTE: Nice heraldry.
*East, Kingdom of the. Change of arms for the Crown Prince. Purpure, an Eastern Crown and in chief a label Or.
*East, Kingdom of the. Change of arms for the Crown Princess. Purpure, an Eastern Crown and on a chief Or three roses purpure.
*East, Kingdom of the. Change of arms for the Queen. Purpure, an Eastern Crown within a wreath of roses Or, barbed vert, seeded gules.
*East, Kingdom of the. Heraldic title for Platteel Pursuivant.
NOTE: Heraldic titles are registered to the kingdom, not the local branch, and on the LoI should be listed under the name of the kingdom.
Elaigne Kerr Benicoeur. Per bend sable and azure, a bend raguly between two cur’s heads erased and sinister facing argent within a bordure Or.
NOTE: Nice canting device.
Free Marchlands, Canton of. Name.
Goblintooth Gap, Canton of. Name.
Godric of Austhwaite. Name.
Gryphon du Forte Epee. Azure, a wingless sea-griffin erect and in sinister chief three bendlets Or.
NOTE: Draw the bendlets straight (or else have us call them wavy). Male griffins have spikes, so I called this a wingless sea-griffin. I grant an exception for the name.
Harold of Gryphon Wald. Sable, a bend sinister Or between a sword inverted bendwise sinister and a quill pen bendwise sinister argent.
NOTE: Draw the charges bigger.
Hida Korin. Sable, an annulet gules enflamed within and without between three mullets of four points Or.
NOTE: The "Guide to Japanese Names" does list only real Japanese names, but not all combinations can be used. Some, of course, conflict with real people. Some family names are restricted. A few given names may be special cases. The Guide is a valid reference, but you should not consider every possible combination to be usable. I grant this name, but you should know that Korin was the art-name of a very specific artist and was not a common given name. A different given name would be better. The device is definitely not a valid mon, but is acceptable as a European device.
Horic Grarvargr Caithnes. Per fess rayonny sable and gules, in pale a wolf rampant argent and a sword inverted proper.
NOTE: Draw the wolf bigger, Draw the rayonny with fewer, larger points.
*Leif Moonshadow Ironbearer. Pean, in bend a decrescent Or and a pile bendwise inverted argent.
Orianna van der Delft of Winfield. Ermine, a unicorn sejant to sinister within a bordure azure, semé of shamrocks argent.
NOTE: Nice heraldry, but draw fewer shamrocks on the bordure.
Randall d'Artinual. Quarterly vert and azure, on a bezant a cross of Jerusalem gules.
NOTE: Loren of Berwick gives permission.
Ruth Stewart. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Stephen Caithnes. Argent, chapé vert, two goblets Or and a horse rampant sable.
NOTE: Good heraldry.
Vladislav the Purple. Purpure, on a bend sinister between a harp and an ostrich close Or, a decrescent palewise purpure.
NOTE: Draw the charges bigger.
Kingdom of the Middle
*Aleid van Groningen. Blazon correction. Per bend sinister sable and Or, a dragon passant and a lymphad under sail counterchanged.
*Alistair Kirk. Blazon correction. Quarterly ermine and Or, a raven volant sable between in bend sinister two compass stars, all within a bordure azure.
Ann O'Carolan. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Belinda of the Flowing Water. Name (see RETURNS for device).
*Cedric Jenner. Name correction; formerly Cerdic Jenner.
NOTE: Batonvert has found that Cedrych was a period Welsh name, and Cedric is therefore just a simplified spelling.
Christopher of Lions' Nest. Per bend gules and sable, a bend between a winged lion passant guardant to sinister and a raffia-covered wine bottle Or.
Ealasaid Loganaich o Kildare. Ermine, on a pale engrailed gules a unicorn rampant to sinister and another rampant argent.
NOTE: Nice heraldry. The correct Gaelic usage is o, not na. For your information, the correct Gaelic form of Kildare (which is the English spelling) is Chill Daire. I have changed na to o.
Ekaterina Zvyozdosamtseva. Name (see RETURNS for device).
NOTE: We do not register the usage "called X." I have therefore deleted "called Koshka." Your friends can call you Koshka, but that is not part of your formal name.
Elestron an Tor Howlsedhas. Per chevron inverted throughout sable and vert, in cross three crosses forchées and a tower argent.
NOTE: This was passed at the Conclave in 1979 but left out of the printout.
*Enid Aurelia of the Tin Isles. Per fess wavy azure and barry wavy argent and azure, a swan naiant upon the line of division and in chief three roses argent.
Fredric l'Avare. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
NOTE: I have corrected the byname from l'Avarre.
Geoffrey Jagger. Purpure, seme of daggers inverted proper, a chevron inverted and in chief a boar's head erased close Or.
NOTE: Draw the head bigger.
Hedwig von Lübeck. Azure, chaussé ployé per pale gules and sable, fimbriated Or.
NOTE: Although odd, this seems compatible with period German heraldry.
Hugo von Feuerklippe. Sable, a cross flory voided Or and in dexter chief a yale rampant argent.
NOTE: Draw the voiding wider. This would be better with either two or four yales.
Marten Jeros Bröker. Argent, on a nesselblatt vert a cat dormant guardant argent.
NOTE: Nice German heraldry.
*Myfanwy o’r Pelydrau ar Ysgall. Gyronny of sixteen argent and purpure, a sun throughout Or charged with a thistle proper within a bordure vert.
NOTE: Gyronny of sixteen is rather excessive, although its use is understandable in this case, as the sun has sixteen points.
*Myrgan Wood, Barony of. Argent, an elm tree eradicated proper, leaved gules, within a laurel wreath and on a chief vert three maple leaves argent.
Roaring Wastes, Canton of. Vert, a chalice within a laurel wreath between three suns Or.
NOTE: Nice heraldry, and a most appropriate name.
Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke. Name (see RETURNS for device).
NOTE: I have corrected the second name to proper Gaelic spelling.
Spinning Winds, Shire of the. Azure, a pile barruly azure and argent and on a chief argent a cross of Calatrava gules and a laurel wreath vert.
NOTE: Draw the cross and wreath bigger.
Susannah Griffon. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Timothy of Northwoods. Submitted as Garrahan McLeitrim. Vert, two chevronels between three crosses of ermine spots argent, overall a lion dormant Or.
NOTE: Garrahan is a surname and out of period at that. Leitrim is a place and thus cannot be used in a patronymic. I have therefore substituted the submittor's mundane given name and the local branch name so I can register this nice device.
West York, Canton of. Argent, a sheaf of arrows inverted sable within a laurel wreath vert and on a chief azure two boar's heads couped respectant Or.
NOTE: York in Danish is just York. I Vest is not correct. I have changed it to West York until such time as a properly documented Danish translation can be submitted.
West York, Canton of. Badge. Per fess azure and argent, a boar's head caboshed Or and a sheaf of arrows inverted sable.
Kingdom of the West
Alethia Elphinstone of Dragonhold. Vert, a dragon sejant, wings elevated and addorsed, maintaining in dexter forepaw a crescent Or.
NOTE: Nice heraldry.
Avery the Seeker. Azure, two wyverns combattant guardant argent, a point pointed and a chief embattled Or.
NOTE: Reaney's Dictionary of British Surnames (P. 16) cites Avery as coming from the given name Auveray (Hugo filius Auveray, 1275). Avery is a valid variant spelling of Auveray. A point pointed can have either straight or curved sides, the choice being a matter for the artist.
Blacthryth the Solitary of Wolfhaven. Per pale sable and argent, two ram's heads caboshed counterchanged.
NOTE: Good heraldry. Morgan Argante Elandris's badge has a ram's skull, not a ram's head. There is no conflict. As the charges on both sides are the same, this does not count as impaled arms.
Earngyld, Shire of. Per fess wavy Or and azure, an Orca haurient to sinister proper and in dexter chief a laurel wreath azure.
*Eveline of Shoreham. Badge. Azure, a slipper bendwise sinister within a bordure invected Or.
NOTE: Nice heraldry.
Gabrielle Tara Dwenwyn. Name.
NOTE: This would be better as Gabrielle Dwenwyn of Tara or Gabrielle Dwenwyn Tara, but surnames were sometimes used as middle names at the end of the 16th century. Therefore this is acceptable, albeit poor, usage.
Janette de Laurier. Per fess gules and argent, an owl volant guardant and a laurel tree eradicated counterchanged.
NOTE: Appeal accepted. Brigantia states that "de Laurier" is a well-documented family name, and I have found that it is also a place name. I therefore accept the name, as it seems now that de Laurier is a local byname, not an epithet, and thus does not constitute a claim to membership in the Order of the Laurel. (It would have been nice if this information had been provided the first time.)
John St. Andrew. Vair, a griffin segreant gules, a chief argent.
NOTE: Nice heraldry.
John Theopilus. Name.
NOTE: I have corrected the spelling of the byname.
*Malakas Blackstone. Badge. Sable, an arrow reversed fracted chevronwise Or.
*Marli bas Nachoma. Gules, a unicorn's head erased within a Star of David and a chief argent.
Merrin bat Avraham. Submitted as Naarah bat Avraham. Purpure, a unicorn's head couped argent, armed and crined Or, and on a chief argent a chevron inverted engrailed azure.
NOTE: Virgule says Naarah, according to the Talmud, is a pubescent girl between the age of twelve years and a day and twelve and a half years and a day. It is not a given name. I cannot find it in Kaganoff's Dictionary of Jewish Names and Their History. I have therefore replaced Naarah with the submittor's mundane given name of Merrin, so I can register the device.
Nikolaos the Mad. Submitted as Nikalaos tin Trello. Argent, a chestnut Caucasian centaur rampant proper bearing a sword and shield Or within a bordure embattled sable.
NOTE: The words "tin Trello" do not appear to be Greek at all, let alone a translation of "the Mad." I have therefore used the English. Possible Greek words for "mad" are manikos, ekphron, or manes. Take your pick. I have corrected the spelling of the given name.
Richard of Walterma. Quarterly Or and sable, in bend sinister two double-bitted battle axes argent.
NOTE: This sort of combination has not been considered quartered arms, as two of the quarters are plain fields. This does not conflict with Quarterly Or and sable, since the addition of charges to arms consisting of only a field automatically provides complete difference of charge. This is nice heraldry.
*Rosewitha Wolfsdottir. Name change from Rosewitha of Holourhold. Argent, three unicorn's heads couped to sinister azure.
NOTE: Excellent heraldry! Her old device becomes a badge.
Suzanna di Bosco. Per fess wavy purpure and barry wavy argent and azure, in chief two pine trees argent.
NOTE: Nice heraldry. The correct Italian usage is di, not de.
Walter de Fairmont. Vert, on a bend sinister raguly between two fleurs-de-lys Or a battle axe, edge to sinister, vert.
*Ysabeth of Weemyss. Sable, a winged goat courant, wings elevated and addorsed, within an annulet voided argent.
END OF ACCEPTANCES
THE FOLLOWING ARE RETURNED TO SUBMITTOR
Kingdom of An Tir
Boreasthenes of Persepolis. Per bend sinister sable and argent, a bend sinister between a horse Is head erased to sinister and a natural panther's head erased counterchanged.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Jontan of Iceland: Per bend sinister sable and argent, a bend sinister between a flanged mace and a double-bitted axe counterchanged. (Draw the bend sinister wider.)
Ceridwen of Gwynedd. Argent, a sprig of lilac purpure, stem in chief proper.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Rachel of Bon Repos: Argent, a hyacinth azure slipped and leaved proper. (A hyacinth cluster looks very much like a lilac cluster.) (N.B.: "Ceridwen" has been found to have been used in period as a given name and is therefore acceptable.)
Dianna of the Silver Shore. Vert, a bend ermine surmounted by a rose Or, barbed-and seeded gules, and a lion sejant coward Or maintaining between its forelegs a rose argent, barbed and seeded gules, and in sinister chief a rose Or, barbed and seeded gules.
NOTE: This is not period heraldic style. The charges are not in a standard arrangement.
Murakami Tsurtiko. Sable, a Japanese crested crane displayed bendwise within a bordure masoned as of bamboo argent.
NOTE: This conflicts with Conrad of Northfield: Sable, a wolf's head erased within a bordure argent.
Randell Elinor Raye of Crianlarich. Or, on a chevron between three Celtic crosses vert a Celtic cross Or.
NOTE: "Randell" is not a valid feminine form of Randall. Your "Celtic crosses" are not true Celtic crosses, but are more like two billets concave crossed interlaced with an annulet. This isn't period style. Please omit Randell and draw the Celtic crosses correctly.
Walther von Sachsenhausen. Gules, a bend counter-compony argent and azure, issuant therefrom a demi-lion rampant to sinister and in dexter base a cinquefoil Or.
NOTE: This conflicts with Kevin of Lancaster: Gules, a bend counter-compony azure and argent between a boar's head couped Or, crined and langued argent, and a cross crosslet fitchy Or.
Kingdom of Ansteorra
Martha Armorel McDonnald de Alvorada. Badge. A dolphin haurient vert, finned gules.
NOTE: Virgule's appeal is denied. Parker (p. 207) says that the dolphin was the badge of the County of Dauphine' from the 13th century onwards. (The Dauphin of France quartered the arms of Dauphine' with France.) Thus the conflict is with the County. The badge also conflicts with James: Azure, a dolphin embowed proper (Papworth, p. 836).
Kingdom of Atlantia (also see at the end of the LoAR)
Geoffery MacHugh of Mull. Vert, a set of Scottish bagpipes argent.
NOTE: This type of bagpipe is out of period. Please resubmit with one of the pre-1600 bagpipes.
Phillip of Ghent. Vert, a hawk stooping, wings addorsed and elevated, and on a chief argent three fir trees eradicated vert.
NOTE: This conflicts with Rhiannon of Eaglesflight: Vert, an eagle rising and on a chief indented argent three branches of grapes purpure, slipped, leaved, and tendriled vert.
Sheldon ap Gruffydd.
NOTE: Name unacceptable. "Sheldon" in period was a place name and a surname, but not a given name. Try any of the period Welsh names Selyf, Selwyn, Sulien, or Siencyn, or your own mundane given name of Shelby.
Shahin Azhar the Steady-Handed. Gules, two flaunches Or surmounted by three chevronels counterchanged, overall a female centaur statant reguardant drawing a bow argent.
NOTE: The name was illegible on the LoI. (It is the responsibility of the Principal Herald to ensure that the LoI is legible.) Resubmit so the name can be properly checked. The byname "the Steady-Handed" is not period form. Try "Surehand" or "Steadyhand." The English byname looks odd in combination with the Turkish names. The device has charges surmounting flaunches and four layers. Eliminate the chevronels and have the centauress entirely between the flaunches.
Talan ap Rhys. Sable, two wings conjoined with a hawk’s leg in pall, and in chief a trefoil argent.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Loquar of the Dragonlords: Sable, issuing from a dragon's foot affronty a pair of dragon's wings argent.
Kingdom of Caid
Gregory Fraser MacAonghais. Gyronny gules and sable, a mullet of seven points inverted Or, pierced counterchanged.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Sean 0 Maolain: Quarterly gules and sable, a rustre throughout Or.
Marlene of the Sands. Azure, a bend between a thistle, slipped and leaved, and a seax bendwise inverted argent.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Fedelma (SCA): Azure, a bendlet between a pen-and-inkhorn and a dexter hand inverted appaumy couped argent and with Ian MacAngus: Azure, a bend between a mullet of eight and a tree eradicated argent.
Kingdom of the East
Brianna Ealhhere Flauter. Quarterly azure and gules, in saltire a sword inverted argent and a wooden recorder proper.
NOTE: This conflicts with Alexander Mareschal: Azure, in saltire a recorder surmounting a dagger inverted proper. I suggest changing the recorder to Or, which would also provide more contrast.
Delftwood, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Windmill. Azure, a windmill argent.
NOTE: This is identical to Molinier de Puydieu: Azure, a windmill argent (Rietstaap).
Freelords of Stone Keep, Shire of the. Sable, a Greek helmet Or within a laurel wreath argent.
NOTE: This conflicts with the Barony of Adiantum: Sable, a double-headed bear erect affronty, forelegs upraised, heads displayed Or, armed argent, langued and orbed gules, within a laurel wreath argent. You might ask Adiantum for permission.
Meghan MacIan of Loch Awe. Per bend sinister Or and sable, a pine bough fesswise reversed vert and a sprig of two tiger lilies proper. (Hemerocallis fulva)
NOTE: This is overuse of proper and color on color. The tawny daylily or tiger lily is orange-red with green stems, which does not show up well on sable.
Ruth Stewart. Azure, a sand dollar argent.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Eldam: Azure, a plate (Papworth, p. 1046) and with Edwin Bersark: Gules, a plate. A sand dollar is a plate with black diapering marks.
Kingdom of the Middle
NOTE: Name unacceptable. The use of flower names as female given names is out of period.
Ann O'Carolan. Sable, estoilly of eight points argent, issuant from a mount vert a demi-sun Or.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Chimene des Cinque Tours: Sable, estoilly argent, a leopard passant guardant Or, orbed and langued gules, above a mount vert fimbriated argent. The mount is technically color on color.
Belinda of the Flowing Water. Azure, a saltire Or between in pale two fountains.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Hyndman: Azure, a saltire Or (Papworth, p. 1057). The fountain vanishes into the azure field, leaving a set of argent squiggles.
Ekaterina Zvyozdosamtseva. Sable, seven mullets of eight points in annulo argent between the attires of a stag's head caboshed Or.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Cart: Sable, a stag's head caboshed Or, an estoile for difference. (Papworth, p. 910).
Fredric l'Avare. Per bend sable and vert, an acorn Or.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Jean filz-Roye's badge: An acorn Or (SRL) and with the U.S. 87th Division: Vert, an acorn Or (Military Ordinary, entry 706).
Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke. Purpure, three chevronels braced and in chief a cinquefoil Or.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Einar aus Enwelt: Azure, three chevronels interlaced and in chief a Pegasus forcené to sinister Or.
Susannah Griffon. Sable, a saltire cotissed Or surmounted by a wyvern passant gules.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Theodric Pendar of Faulconwood: Sable, on a saltire cotissed Or two seaxes in saltire sable. Try making the field pean, which will also solve the question of gules on sable.
Kingdom of the West
Llerrett de Granada. Badge. Azure, a pilgrim statant to sinister argent holding a staff proper.
NOTE: Batonvert's appeal denied. Unlike the case of Adelicia Alianora of Gilwell's badge, here we have the combination of a man in pilgrim's robes with staff. This is a visually distinctive combination,, and thus this badge does conflict with the arms of Ton the Traveler: Argent, a pilgrim statant to sinister holding a staff sable. I suggest asking Ton for permission.
Marisol of Viana. Per saltire azure and purpure, a rose argent.
NOTE: Name and device unacceptable. Marisol (the name of a Latin American pop singer) is out of period and does not appear to be valid as a made-up name. The device conflicts with the British 23rd Division: Azure, a rose argent (Military Ordinary, entry 676A) and with Janay d'Aquitaine: Per chevron argent goutté de sang and gules, a rose argent, barbed and seeded proper.
Kingdom of Atlantia (cont'd.)
Wulf aus dem Sumpf. Per bend sinister Or and vert, a wolf rampant to sinister sable.
NOTE: The device conflicts with Conrad Stronghand: Or, a wolf salient to sinister sable maintaining a rose gules, barbed and seeded proper.
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Master Wilhelm von Schlüssel
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