Kingdom of Atenveldt

*Aelfric Bernson of Westbrook. (badge for Bofutsure Kumao). Sable, a bear couchant affronty within a great wave of five crests breaking to sinister argent, in sinister chief a plate.

NOTE: Appeal on alternate persona name and mon accepted. However, this is rather complex. It would be much better design if the plate were removed.

*Bridget of Glenburo. (badge for House Greenglass). Vert, a mushroom erased and on a base wavy Or a goblet vert.

Clothilde de Navarra. Gules, a dolphin embowed to sinister within an orle of sexfoils Or.

NOTE: I have blazoned the flowers as sexfoils, since a daffodil is not identifiable as such when seen straight on. The characteristic trumpet is only visible in profile.

Cwm Maethlon, Shire of. Argent, a stag statant at gaze within a laurel wreath within a bordure sable.

NOTE: Name appeal accepted. Good heraldry.

Deboorra Rodriguez Silva. Per chevron abased gules and azure, a Bengal tiger and a bear combattant, in base an urn, all Or.

Dévora Risée de Apors. Gules, two arrows inverted throughout in saltire surmounted by a monster with the front half of a lion and the back half of a dragon couchant reguardant to sinister and in chief a pear slipped and leaved, all Or.

NOTE: The device is rather complex. The proper spelling for the family name was de Apors, according to Obelisk. The de did not contract to d' in these cases.

*Julia of the Forest, the Childless. (badge). Per chevron sable and argent semé of swords sable, in chief a crescent argent.

NOTE: Draw the crescent as a crescent, with more of a curve. The Lonely Mountain is a major place in Middle Earth. The Privy Council of the Lonely Mountain would be Thorin and his Dwarves. If this is an official group of the branch, it should be registered to the branch. I have registered the badge as a personal badge for now.

Kameyama Keng ro. (name approval only).

*Loch Salann, Barony of. (badge for the Order of the Crystal of the Salt Wastes). Sable, a plate within a bordure Or.

Mark of Atenveldt. Argent, masoned, on a bend sinister sable a dagger inverted palewise proper.

NOTE: The College felt that "the Immoral" was sufficiently offensive or contrary to the basic code of chivalry and courtesy of the SCA that it should not be registered. In order to pass the device, I have replaced it with his branch's name.

*Mathghamhain MacAlpine. (badge). Ermine, a wombat rampant to sinister purpure.

Nakakaze Shiromi. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

*Rebekah of Lizard's Nest. (badge). Sable, a sun between two lizards tergiant in annulo clockwise, all within a bordure Or.

Nefratiri Ani. Sable, on a pile between in base a decrescent and an increscent argent, a horse's head couped at the shoulder sable.

NOTE: To avoid conflict, the emblazon must be drawn as shown in the LoI, not as shown on the emblazon sheet.

*Sarasi Candrah. (name change; formerly Utsanna Nandana; change of device). Per bend sinister wavy and per fess azure and argent, on a roundel counterchanged a mullet Or.

NOTE: When there are two lines of partition and only one has a line of division applied to it, that line of partition should be mentioned first and the other, simple line of partition mentioned second. In this case, this ordering makes it clear that just the per bend sinister is wavy, not both.

*Suzanna of the House of Jewels. (badge for House of Jewels). Or, on a heart sable a lozenge Or.

Tirzah Ninian Vaché. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Kingdom of Atlantia

Anneke MacAiodh. Vert, a tree eradicated and blasted between in bend sinister two pallets couped issuant from dexter base and two pallets couped issuant from sinister chief Or.

NOTE: This use of couped pallets is poor practice, but legal.

Bartholomew Wolfric. (name approval only).

Beinean Colm of Caer Draigwyrdd. Argent, two ladders in saltire sable between in fess two torteaux.

Brandon of Tipperary. Per pale Or and sable, a crescent between two bars wavy counterchanged.

NOTE: Draw the charges bigger. Good heraldry.

*Bronwyn ferch Morgan. Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a raven passant croaking sable and three annulets Or.

Charles of the Red Oakes. (badge). (see RETURNS for device). Per pale sable and argent, an oak tree eradicated and blasted gules.

Conn of Cathanar. (name approval only).

NOTE: I have corrected the place name to the branch's registered spelling.

Diana of the Dragon Isles. (name approval only).

*Fedora de Mara. Or, a grape vine vert, fructed of two bunches sable, within in orle five mullets azure.

*Gilnaur of Greystone. (badge). A wyvern erect to sinister vert maintaining in both claws a battle axe reversed Or.

*Griswald Capstock of Warwick. (badge). Or, a raven rising to sinister sable maintaining in its beak a necklace, within a bordure wavy vert.

*Jordre Pargon of Windhover's Reach. (name change; formerly Jordre Pargon).

*Margaret Campbell. Azure, semé of bells, a bordure Or.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Meegan O'Manion. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Meghan Pengwyn of Wynterwood. Gules, an Emperor penguin close to sinister proper. (Aptenodytes forsteri)

NOTE: Meghan is not the proper Gaelic form, which is Megan. Meghan would be pronounced Meyan.

Meghan Pengwyn of Wynterwood. (badge). Gules, an Emperor penguin close to sinister proper within a bordure argent semé of pairs of holly leaves conjoined vert fructed gules. (Aptenodytes forsteri)

NOTE: This is more complex than the device. It would make more sense to make this the device and have the simpler design be the badge.

Miles Oakeley. Sable, two arrows inverted in saltire Or between in fess a decrescent and an increscent and overall a battle axe argent.

NOTE: The axe blade should not overlap the arrow.

Morgause du Forêt. (name approval only).

*Nottinghill Coill, Barony of. (Order of the Coill's Muse; name approval only).

*Phillip of Ghent. Per chevron argent and vert, two fir trees eradicated and a hawk stooping counterchanged.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Philippa of Herteforde. (name approval only).

Raphael Charboneau. Per chevron Or and argent, a chevron sable between two mullets of six points and a scorpion tergiant gules.

*Robert of Cundiff. Azure, a panther rampant to sinister guardant within a bordure rayonny Or.

*Robert of Cundiff. (badge). Azure, a panther rampant guardant within a bordure rayonny Or.

Seamus O'Neill of Tir Connel. (name approval only).

Stephen Haroldson. (name approval only).

Thomas Longshanks. (submitted as Loarnedan Palindor). Azure, a lion dormant to sinister and a chief arched argent.

NOTE: Per the submittor's request, (via Nereid), we have changed the name. Good heraldry.

*Wulfbrand Lurkr. Gules, on a fess raguly argent between three annulets Or a chain throughout sable.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Kingdom of Caid

*Abdur Rahman Curom Memo Hazara Khan-ad-Din. Per pale argent and sable, a tree eradicated and blasted counterchanged and on a chief gules a hammer fesswise sable, fimbriated argent.

*Alfonso de Castile. (name correction; formerly Alfonso of Castile). (see RETURNS for badge).

Catherine des Gorges du Tarn. Per fess argent, semé-de-lys vert, and sable, in base three increscents argent.

NOTE: I have deleted "la Blanche" from the name to avoid a conflict with Catherine the White.

Cei of the Iron Rings. Azure, on a bend sinister vert, fimbriated, a chain of three links and in dexter chief on a mullet of four points argent a quill sable.

NOTE: The mullet should not touch the edge of the field. This would be better balanced if there were another charge in sinister base.

Ester du Bois. Vert, two dexter hands, couped and cuffed, clasped in fess, both maintaining a rose, slipped and leaved, argent, the rose blossom charged with another rose vert, all within a bordure argent.

NOTE: Draw both rose blossoms larger.

George O'Caine. Per bend gules and sable, on a Celtic cross throughout argent a sword inverted sable.

NOTE: Center the cross on the line of division. The College found no evidence of the pet name Geordie being used in period as an independent name. I have therefore changed it to George. Your friends may call you Geordie.

Gwilym y Griffwn. (badge for The Guild of St. Genesius). Lozengy argent and sable, three scarves knotted in triskelion gules.

NOTE: The name as submitted. (Gwyllym y Gryffyn) violated correct Welsh usage, so I have corrected the spelling. In Cymric, 11 and I are not interchangeable, and neither are w and y.

*Isabel Antonia de Aranjuez. (blazon correction). 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 sable.

James of Baldridge. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

*Jasper Greensmith of the Seagirt Glen. (badge). Argent, a cross parted and fretted gules interlaced with an annulet sable.

Rhianna Kirsten of Dunwick. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Sibylla Timida de Cantabria. Or, a griffin segreant to sinister and on a chief sable two coneys couchant respectant Or.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

*Theresia von Tux. Argent, a wolf passant reguardant and a base indented of three points, crusilly at the points, azure.

*Thomas Logan of Caer Glan-y-Mor. Per pale vert and argent, an anchor and on a chief three mullets of eight points, all counterchanged.

*Thoron Ravenoak. (badge). (originally submitted under Frangois d'Avignon). Purpure, in pale two quills in saltire and a drinking horn fesswise reversed distilling three gouttes, one and two, all Or.

NOTE: "Order of the Bards of St. Gwydion" is not acceptable. We find no evidence of a mundane St. Gwydion. (The closest we find is the 5th-century St. Gwythian, patron saint of the Parish of St. Gwythian in northern Cornwall.) We do not canonize deceased SCA members, however good a bard they may have been. The College objected to the use of Gwydion Pendderwen's name plus the word "saint." Please change the name of the Order.

*Xena Baxter Wynthorpe. (badge). Vert, a hedgehog statant Or.

Kingdom of Calontir

Aethelthritha of Whitby. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Amarath Windrider. Per chevron azure and Or, two swords inverted proper, and a unicornate pegasus passant azure.

NOTE: Amarath does not appear to be a period variation of Amari's, but I will accept it as a made-up name. Good heraldry.

Angliarad ferch Emlyn. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Bronwen Ruath. Argent, a pile wavy gules surmounted by a panther salient guardant sable, spotted argent, incensed Or.

Deirdre McLair. Argent, two dragons combattant purpure, maintaining an arrow inverted vert.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

*Etienne du Neve. (name change; formerly Guillaume du Neve).

Gavin de Haga. Gules, two lightning bolts bendwise between six acorns.

NOTE: Good nuts-and-bolts heraldry.

Gwendalyn Fayrfax. (name approval only).

Hrolf Ulfsson. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Karl Olafsson. Per pale gules and azure, a double-bitted battle axe between in fess two Maltese crosses Or.

Matilda of Tay. Per bend sinister ermine and gules, in sinister base a threaded drop-spindle Or.

NOTE: Good heraldry. The ermine spots balance the drop-spindle.

Thomas Bacon. (name approval only).

Thomas of Greensward. (name approval only).

*Tuia Kynara of Illyricum. Sable, a winged scarab beetle displayed in chief between the wingtips a roundel, on a chief embattled Or, a Jerusalem cross sable.

NOTE: Draw the roundel bigger.

Väinö Hämäläinen. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Kingdom of the East

Aonghas na Coille MacDomhnull. Azure, on a chevron wavy between in chief two acorns inverted slipped and leaved and in base in pale a crescent and a bull's head cabossed Or, three mullets of eight points sable.

NOTE: The device is rather complex. It would be more medieval without the crescent. I believe it is more correct in Gaelic names to put the patronymic before the place name, producing Aonghas MacDomhnull na Coille.

Bartholomew the Bashfull. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Bartholomew the Bewildered. Vert, a winged coney salient reguardant argent.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

*Beatrix Elizabeth de Lara. Quarterly azure and argent, in bend sinister a teazel head and a Catherine's wheel sable within a bordure counterchanged.

NOTE: The bordure obviates the problem of quartered arms.

Belcastershire. Argent, a chevron wavy azure between two unicorns combattant sable and a laurel wreath vert.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

*Bridge, Barony of the. (badge for Order of the Pillar). Barry wavy azure and Or, a Doric column argent.

*Bridge, Barony of the. (badge). Per fess indented sable and gules, in base in fess three scrolls fesswise, each pierced by a quill argent.

Cesare d'Isolani. (name approval only).

Cormac MacEamon na Connemara. Per fess sable and argent, a sperm whale naiant Or and a! lymphad, sails furled, oars in action, gules.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Deirdre the Sanachee. Vert, an open book Or and on a chief argent three escallops inverted azure.

NOTE: Classic heraldry.

Donal Galbraith. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Francois le Féroce. Per chevron vert and argent, in chief two wings addorsed argent.

NOTE: Good heraldry. (Two wings in lure would be even better, as the wings would parallel the line, of division.).

Gideanus Tacitus. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Hervod Agate. Per fess embattled grady purpure and Or, a wolf sejant affronty and two wolves sejant respectant counterchanged.

Iron Bog, Shire of. (name approval only).

*Isabelle Elaine of Salisbury. Per bend wavy sable and ermine, three estoiles argent and in bend three quatrefoils gules, barbed vert, seeded Or.

Jocelyn of Netherthorpe Forest. Azure, a natural dolphin embowed between in chief three roundels in fess and on a base argent an apple slipped and leaved vert.

Margita z Oponice. (name approval only).

Morgan MacLeod. (name approval only).

NOTE: Dunvegan Castle in Skye has been the seat of and occupied by Clan MacLeod for twenty generations during seven centuries. In 1498, MacLeod of Dunvegan received a charter from the Crown. (Scottish Clans and Tartans, by Ian Grimble, p. 187). You cannot use the chief's form of a clan name. I have therefore deleted "of Dunvegan."

*Orianna van der Delft of Winfield. (blazon correction). Ermine, a unicorn sejant to sinister azure within a bordure azure semé of shamrocks argent.

Osric the Confused. (name approval only).

*Perilous Journey, Shire of. Argent, masoned gules, a laurel wreath vert within a bordure gules.

NOTE: The Barony of Atenveldt gives permission.

Peter Wesminster du Feu. (name approval only).

*Seashire. Per fess wavy argent and azure, a sea-dragon erect gules maintaining in both claws a laurel wreath vert.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Seoras Dubh mac Gordan. Sable, on a chevron embattled between two mullets of eight points and a wolf's head erased close Or a chevronel sable.

NOTE: Draw the chevronel wider.

*Susana Marie of Palermo. Per bend sinister pean and ermine, on a bend sinister gules three quatrefoils argent.

NOTE: Draw the bend sinister wider.

Svea the Shortsighted. Per bend gules and azure, a sun in splendor Or and in bend three swans naiant argent.

Tibors de Beimeis. Per pale sable and gules, a dragon dormant between two bars between three crosses crosslet Or.

Will Langdon. Ermine, two scarpes pean between a lion rampant to sinister azure and a unicorn passant gules.

NOTE: Draw the pean correctly. The ermine spots must be entirely on the scarpes, not overlapping onto the field. Morné is too minor a detail to be mentioned in a blazon, especially for a secondary charge.

Kingdom of Meridies

Adalhaid of Oak Leah. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Anne Hembrey. Per fess vert and fusilly vert and argent, on a fess argent three roses gules, barbed and seeded proper, and in chief two cockatrices passant addorsed, tails entwined argent.

Aldrich Atwater. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device).

Bronislous of Vilnius. Per pale azure and gules, a hare rampant ermine and in chief a sword fesswise proper.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

*Caitlin MacDonnell. (badge). Vert, a lion's head erased affronty Or, gorged of a wreath of thistles purpure, slipped and leaved vert, within a bordure Or.

*Chèr du Bonvin de Bellevue. (name correction; formerly Chèr de Bellevue).

Danica Katherine of Harveston Vale. (name approval only; see RETURNS for device)

*Katherine of South Downs. (name correction; formerly Kathleen of South Downs).

Marc Beaucoeur. Lozengy bendwise gules and Or, on a chief sable three oak slips fructed Or.

NOTE: Classic heraldry.

*Michel Etiene de Treville. (name correction; formerly Michele Etiene de Treville).

Rift. (Shire of the). Argent, a compass star of four greater points sable and four lesser points Or within a laurel wreath gules.

NOTE: Draw the compass star so it does not overlap the laurel wreath.

*Seonaid Ealasaid Fraser. (blazon correction). Argent, on a bend sable, cotised vert, an estoile of five points Or between two cinquefoils argent within a bordure vert.

Susan of Stoke Hill. Per chevron argent and vert, two fleurs-de-lys and a tree trunk couped and eradicated counterchanged.

NOTE: Good heraldry.

Vanya Popovitch. Sable, a cock passant reguardant and on a chief Or an annulet between two Russian Orthodox crosses sable.

NOTE: The lowermost horizontal bar on each Russian Orthodox cross should be bendwise.

Kingdom of the West

Corwin the Stargazer. Quarterly sable and gules, a bordure argent, mullety sable.

NOTE: Excellent heraldry.

Crystalmist, Shire of. (name approval only).

*Eadweard of Northampton. (badge). Argent, a water-bouget azure.

Joanne of Puffin Cliff. Per chevron Or and sable, a puffin displayed proper. (Fratercula corniculata).

Johann der Feuerwehrmann. Per bend Or and azure, a dragon volant and a hammer bendwise counterchanged.

NOTE: I have corrected the spelling of the surname. The actual occupation of fireman is out of period in Germany, but it can be used as a nickname.

*Kathrine of Bristol. (change of device). Per pale sable and Or, three millrinds counterchanged.

NOTE: Classic heraldry.

* = individual has pre-existing CoA file


RETURNS March 28, 1984 A.S. XVIII


Kingdom of Atenveldt

Ching-Chou Mei Li.

NOTE: Name returned. We did not receive an information form for this name, and we cannot process the name without a form. Please resubmit and send the form. Chinese names were generally only two or three syllables.

Fëamírê Bek. Per fess sable and gyronny of four from chief argent and vert, a cross patty convex fitchy Or.;

NOTE: Quenya, being used only by the High Elves, may not be used in the SCA. Sindarin may be used to form an SCA given name or byname so long as such a name is consistent with the Sindarin names adopted by humans in Middle Earth. These were generally descriptives or other nicknames or personal allusions. The device conflicts with Calzier: Sable, a cross patty fitchy Or.

Freehold of the Great River, Barony of. Per fess indented of three Or and gules, in base a laurel wreath Or and a ford, in canton on a cross patonce gules a mullet of four points Or.

NOTE: This is overly complex, especially for branch arms. The laurel wreath is squeezed, and the cross is not correctly drawn as a cross patonce. I suggest you delete the cross and replace it with the laurel wreath in chief, or else raise the line of division. (and redraw the cross properly) so as to have the cross on a chief indented. Branch arms should set a good example.

Nakakaze Shiromi. Sable, a poppy slipped and leaved between in fess two bats tergiant displayed fesswise respectant chased as if made of oak leaves argent.

NOTE: The mon is overly complex, due to the excessively detailed chasing. Too many College members felt the bats were not recognizable as such. I suggest you make the mon argent with sable interior lines, or else white with silver diapered interior lines.

Tirzah Ninian Vaché. Or, a saltire nebuly gules, overall a Byosa polyeuctes butterfly sable marked proper.

NOTE: Since the butterfly is 90 percent on the saltire, it has insufficient contrast and hides so much of the saltire that you cannot even tell that there is a saltire. I suggest you use a cross, assuming this doesn't conflict.

Kingdom of Atlantia

Charles of the Red Oakes. Sable, semé-de-lys, on a bend argent two oak trees eradicated and blasted palewise gules.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Longeviliers: Sable, crusilly, a bend argent. (Papworth, p. 197).

Elizabeth McIntosh. (badge). An apple gules, slipped and leaved vert pierced by an arrow inverted sable.

NOTE: The badge conflicts with Jean de Reynard: Or, a strawberry slipped and leaved pierced by a viol bow bendwise proper.

Lysanor la Fille-Rivi'ere.

NOTE: "River's daughter" in period meant the water-sprite or naiad, and thus "la Fille-Rivi'ere" constitutes a claim of non-human status. Try Lysanor de la Riviere.

Meegan O'Manion. Erminois, a pale argent surmounted by a dolphin urinant azure, maintaining in its mouth a rose purpure, barbed, seeded, slipped and leaved proper.

NOTE: Argent on erminois. (just like Or on ermine) is not allowed, as there is insufficient contrast. I suggest you make the field pean, assuming that doesn't conflict.

Kingdom of Caid

Admetus of Edessa. Argent, a cobra coiled erect affronty Or enflamed and on a chief sable a falchion argent.

NOTE: Name and device unacceptable. The device conflicts with Daffyd Lyn O'Seachnasaigh: Argent, a maunch azure, on a chief sable a sword argent. Please provide some documentation to show that Admetus is not unique to the mythical King of Pherae. What you have is a falchion rather than a scimitar.

Alfonso de Castile. (badge). Ermine, a stag's head erased Or, attired gules, resting on a torse fesswise Or and gules.

NOTE: Or on ermine is not allowed. Placing a crest formation on a field is not allowed. Length of previously unregistered use is generally not a consideration. (Historical NOTE to Crescent: I am told that Master Beverly Hodghead was the founding member of the Order of the Laurel. Master Alfonso was admitted second, after Master Beverly, at the same event, Twelfth Night A.S. II.).

James of Baldridge. Sable, an eye within a delf voided and winged argent.

NOTE: This is modern symbolism and definitely not period style. Be careful of Leanna fran Lage Sable Klinga: Sable, two arrows in saltire between two wings conjoined, overall a sword wavy inverted, all argent.

Keradawc an Cai.

NOTE: We cannot interchange your arms and badge, as your current badge when made arms would conflict with Nicholl: Sable, a pheon argent.

Phillip of Meadhe. (badge for House Mead). Or, on a bend sinister gules between a wolf's head erased and a cat's head erased to sinister sable a flanged mace and a key argent.

NOTE: The household name is now acceptable, but the badge is still too complex for a badge, having five different types of charge. Please simplify.

Rhianna Kirsten of Dunwick. Per pale azure and argent, a pale gules between eight mullets, configured as the constellation Orion, argent and a tower azure.

NOTE: Device unacceptable. Constellations were forbidden 12 years ago.

Kingdom of Calontir

Aethelthritha of Whitby. Per bend azure and vert, a bend Or between a Celtic cross formy and a horse salient argent.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Bruce Dragonswood: Per bend azure and vert, a bend between a dragon passant Or, clutching a claymore, and a thorn branch flexed reflexed argent.

Angharad ferch Emlyn. Azure, a chief and a sinister side counter-ermine, in sinister chief a compass star, the greater points elongated throughout so as to cover the lines of the chief and side, Or.

NOTE: Device unacceptable. This is not period style, and is rather unbalanced. Azure and counter-ermine have very little contrast. There is no standard heraldic way to blazon that unusual compass star.

Caitlyn of Penryn. Counter-ermine, a phoenix gules issuant from flames proper within an English stirrup Or.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Morgan Morfydd Gwylyn: Pean, a phoenix displayed gules issuant from flames maintaining in its beak a dexter hand couped proper. The phoenix has poor but legal contrast against the counterermine. The allowed colors for charges on pean or counter-ermine are gules and vert. (The use of such combinations, however, is discouraged.).

Hrolf Ulfsson. Counter-ermine, a dragon's head couped Or.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Terans den Sjofarende: Per bend sinister azure and gules, a drakkar's figurehead Or, orbed and garnished gules.

Mag Mor, Shire of. Vert, on an inescutcheon issuant from chief azure, fimbriated, a demi-sun issuant from base, and in chief a laurel wreath Or.

NOTE: This is not period style, with the fimbriation, issuant inescutcheon, and appearance of an augmentation.

Michel l'Etranger.

NOTE: The name conflicts with Michael the Strange.

Southreath, Shire of. Sable, a sword, quillioned of a laurel wreath, grasped by two sinister gauntlets in chevron Or.

NOTE: Name and arms unacceptable. The name conflicts with the Shire of the Southern Reaches. The arms are too visually similar to Selena of the Northern Woods: Sable, a caltrop Or.

Väinö Hämäläinen. Azure, on a triangle inverted concave throughout elongated to base argent a snowflake voided sable.

NOTE: Device unacceptable. Snowflakes are too complex to void or fimbriate. Other devices have been returned in the past for this problem. Please draw a solid snowflake, or else something similar, like an escarbuncle.

Kingdom of the East

Bartholomew the Bashfull. Sable, two stags trippant respectant and in saltire two arrows Or.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Don the Archer: Sable, two arrows in saltire and in chief a tulip tree slip fesswise Or.

Donal Galbraith. Sable, on a bend Or between two compass stars elongated to base argent as many palewise sable.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Andeleon of Axegarth: Sable, on a bend Or between two fleurs-de-lys argent three fleurs-de-lys sable. Watch out for Paul of Bellatrix: Sable, on a bend Or three compass stars gules.

Francis the Scribe. Vert, a bend sinister between a helm and a quill pen bendwise sinister Or.

NOTE: Name and device unacceptable. The name conflicts with Frank the Illiterate Scribe. (You might write to Frank and ask permission, or else add another byname.) The device conflicts with Mikhail Andreyevich Putnikov: Vert, a bend sinister between a bear passant and a lion rampant to sinister Or.

Gideanus Tacitus. Argent, a chevron gules between three pheons inverted, one and two, and an owl displayed guardant sable.

NOTE: The device conflicts with Sulyard: Argent, a chevron gules between three pheons inverted sable. (Papworth, p. 462). Draw the chevron wider.

Rowan de Belchant. A thrush close to sinister singing Or perched upon a sprig of mountain ash vert, fructed gules.

NOTE: Fieldless badges of multiple non-surmounting charges should be of the same class of tincture. This badge could not be displayed on either a metal or a color without either the thrush or the sprig vanishing.

Urho Waltterinen. Per fess sable and azure, a fess lozenged argent between in chief a demi-sun issuant from chief Or between two mullets argent and in base a demi-sun issuant from base Or.

NOTE: Device unacceptable. This is overly complex and not period style. Please simplify. At least delete the mullets.

Kingdom of Meridies

Adalhaid of Oak Leah. Quarterly gules, 2nd and 3rd Or, and azure, in bend a wolf statant ululant and an acorn Or.

NOTE: The device has different first and fourth quarters, with different backgrounds and types of charge. This is too much like marshalling by quartering, and was objected to by much of the College. Quarterly gules and Or, in bend two acorns Or would be acceptable, barring conflicts, but your submission goes too far.

Aldrich Atwater. Azure, chapé ployé argent, semé overall of trefoils counterchanged, a label, a unicorn's head couped sable, and an oak tree in autumn foliage eradicated proper.

NOTE: Device returned. This is not period style. You cannot have semé overall like this, with shamrocks overlying the lines of the chapé. Chapé is not a partition, but a treatment. You could have Azure, semé of shamrocks argent, chapé ployé argent, semé of shamrocks azure, which would not have any shamrocks overlap the line. Draw fewer shamrocks. Period semé did not cut off pieces of the charges. The shamrocks should be whole. The tree trunk has poor contrast. Make the entire tree Or.

Ariel de Chantre. (badge for Chez Chantre). Counter-ermine, a bagpipe chanter argent between and maintained by in bend sinister a sinister hand couped fesswise and a dexter hand couped fesswise reversed vert.

NOTE: The LoI omitted the argent tincture of the chanter. Thus this badge was not properly checked for conflict. The hands have poor contrast and should be drawn larger. Proper French is Chez Chantre, not Chez de Chantre.

Danica Katherine of Harveston Vale. Azure, on a pale checky sable and argent, surmounted by in saltire a sword and a garb Or, in chief a torteau, and on a chief argent three wolf's heads erased to sinister gules.

NOTE: Device unacceptable. This is excessively complex. There are eight charges of six types with five tinctures, and the garb is not a standard garb. Please simplify. (At least remove the torteau.).

Hans von Stienwald. Counter-ermine, a sword fesswise gules grasped by a dexter clenched hand couped argent and a base embattled argent, masoned sable.

NOTE: The sword has poor contrast and the overall style is poor. The name conflicts with Hans von Steinhaus. The byname is also misspelled. It should be Steinwald.


Pray believe, my Lords and my Ladies, that I remain

Your servant,


Master Wilhelm von Schlüssel

Laurel King of Arms


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