AUGUST XXIV (1989)
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS ARE APPROVED:
KINGDOM OF AN TIR
Adiantum, Barony of. Addition of designation of Collar and Chain Award to previously registered badge. Gules, a two-headed bear statant erect affronty, forelegs raised, heads addorsed, Or, collared and chained sable.
Since the Laurel staff had been perturbed by the union of the chain, which is the mark of the knight in the Society, with the collar, which is one of the primary marks of the knight mundanely, this was pended until the July meeting for further comment. As little commentary has been received on this issue, Laurel was forced to assume that "silence meant consent" on the part of the College and that there was little or no concern on this issue. Therefore, it was decided that the name should be added to the badge registered in May, 1989, as requested at that time. The acceptance should have appeared on the July letter, but was accidentally omitted.
Ambrose Blackrose. Device. Argent, a sinister glove bendwise sinister gules grasping the stem of a garden rose slipped bendwise sable.
This was pended from the March meeting until to July to allow further conflict checking since no blazon had been presented on the original letter of intent. As virtually no commentary was received on this item, we had to assume that no conflicts were found by the College. The acceptance was accidentally omitted from the July letter.
Geoffrey of Salisbury. Change of device. Per bend vert and purpure, a bend Or between a unicorn rampant argent, armed, and an astrolabe Or, charted gules.
This was pended from the March meeting due to a lack of blazon on the original letter of intent. As virtually no commentary was received on this item, we had to assume that no conflicts were found by the College. The acceptance was accidentally omitted from the July letter.
KINGDOM OF ANSTEORRA
Aelfgar Wulfric. Name only.
Amaryllis Marinaro. Name only.
Arianne Anastasia Balfour. Device. Or, on a pale cotised between two clarions azure, a needle, eye to chief, Or.
Arnolda Kolfinna O'Comhraidhe of Inis Celtra. Spelling correction.
When the name was approved in March, 1989, the second given name was erroneously spelled with a single "n".
Augustina Minerva d'Orleans. Name and device. Purpure, on a pile bendwise sinister issuant from dexter base between two fleurs-de-lys Or, a pair of scissors purpure. Several commentors expressed concern about the use of the name "Minerva", as this name conjures up images of the Roman pantheon, particularly when used with the given name "Augustina". However, Silver Trumpet has adduced a Roman martyr of the same name which tends to support its use by non-divinities in period.
Enoch Crandall mac Cranon. Change of name from Enoch Crandall O'Crennan and device. Per pale gules and azure, a crane's head couped and on a chief embattled argent, a broadarrow gules.
Enoch Crandall mac Cranon. Badge. Argent, a pile between two broadarrows gules, overall a chevron counterchanged.
Enoch Crandall mac Cranon. Badge for Daoine Céud Fáilte. Counter-ermine, a cross engrailed gules, overall a crane rising, wings elevated and addorsed, argent.
The household name was submitted as Daoine Ceud Failte. In this case, the length mark is not optional, since "cead" with a short "e" does not mean "hundred" in Irish. Note that the name is correctly formed, although each component exhibits some unusual grammatical phenomena. "Daoine" is the nominative plural of the masculine noun "duine", which means "person". It can be used collectively in Irish, although there are other terms which serve to indicate a clan or folk as well. The numeral "hundred" in Irish is unusual in that in modern Irish it is indeclinable and followed by the nominative/accusative singular case of the noun counted so that the singular form of "fáilte" here is correct. (Note that Old Irish seems to have followed quite a different usage where the numeral was a declinable noun and followed by the genitive plural, like "mille" in Latin [Thurneysen, A Grammar of Old Irish, p. 245].) The commentors who lamented the poor contrast of the cross on the field were perfectly correct, but it is technically legal under the current rules.
Fatima Isabella Villalobos. Name only.
Iain Gilfillan. Name and device. Gules, three bear's pawprints and on a chief triangular raguly argent, a raven displayed sable.
Iain Gilfillan. Badge. Argent, a raven displayed sable between four pawprints gules.
Sela von Kleist. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Serena ferch Ceridwen o Fers. Change of name from Serena of Graywood and change of device. Argent, a quill between two straight trumpets in pile, a chief enarched azure.
Uther Blackthorne. Name and device. Argent, two axes in saltire and in base a rose, all within a bordure indented sable.
Yamakado Choji. Change of name from Choji of Graywood.
KINGDOM OF ATLANTIA
Aelfric Rayden. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Aelfwynn Silverhand. Name and device. Azure, a hand appaumy and on a chief argent, two domestic cats sejant addorsed azure.
While Hund is correct in noting that only a minor point of difference can be derived from the changes in the tertiaries, the "Point and a Half" Rule is for the nonce still in effect so that this is clear of Adriana Ashworth ("Azure, a heart and on a chief argent three unicorn's heads couped azure.").
Alaric fitz Madoc. Name only.
Since Reaney cites a number of early occurrences of the given name Madoc in Latin and French contexts (e.g., "Oenus filius Madoc" and "Maddock le Waleys", p. 228), this formation seems reasonable.
Aryanna Hawkyns. Name and device. Purpure, an owl, wings displayed and inverted, argent, in base a crescent, all within a bordure rayonny Or.
The name was submitted as Aryanna Hawkyns of Navarre. Hund is correct in noting that Navarre was an independent kingdom through much of our period and deserves the same protection that we have afforded other period kingdoms. We have therefore dropped the geographical modifier to register the remainder of the name. Please ask the submittor to draw both the rays and the crescent more boldly than they appeared on the emblazon sheet.
Bran Trefonin. Name only (see RETURNS for device and badge).
Note that, as the letter of intent noted, "Trefonin" is the name of two actual places in Britain so that this is not a "constructed" place name, as stated on the letter of intent.
Cedric of Thanet. Name and device. Argent, Argent, a pall inverted between three trillium flowers gules, leafed vert.
Note that Cerdic, founder of the West Saxon dynasty, was associated with the Isle of Wight, not the Isle of Thanet (the latter is associated with Hengist and Horsa).
Cera Campbell. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name was submitted as Cera Campbell of Inverary. As the ducal seat of the Campbells was (and is) located at Inverary, this created a problem with presumption.
Christian Darmody. Change of device. Per pale sable and azure, two chevronels between three crosses crosslet fitchy Or.
His old device ("Per pale sable and azure, two chevronels between three towers Or.") becomes a badge.
Corwyn O'Domhnaill. Change of name from Corwyn Mac Domhnaill ui Chaireallain.
Deryk Balthasar Symonds. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Einar Haakonsson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name was submitted on the letter of intent as Einar Haakonson. This is the form shown on the primary line on the forms, but the submittor's documentation shows the more normal form in double "s" and this is what he would seem to want since he specified Norse as the language he wishes his name to be in rather than English.
Fionnuala the Bewildered. Name and device. Argent, on a pile engrailed azure between two hurts, a melusine argent.
Please draw the hurts larger.
Frytha MacPhee. Name and device. Sable, a bat-winged wolf sejant guardant and a base enarched indented argent.
Gideon MacLeod. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Katharine Longshanks. Name only.
Lochlann Niall MacGhille Fhionnain. Name and device. Quarterly azure and argent, in pale a winged bull passant to sinister and a sun counterchanged.
Lukas von Reaumer. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Lynn Chance of Kent. Device. Argent, an escarbuncle, on a chief azure, two wheels argent.
Maura von Blitzbau. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Michael of Bedford. Release of badge for Dinas Moryn Shield Wall. Argent, masoned sable, a chief embattled azure and a base vert, all within a bordure sable.
Richard MacBirney. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Sean Angus MacNab. Name and device. Azure, a saltire ermine, overall a sea-dog within a bordure wavy Or.
Starra Skraelingadottir. Device. Or, a tortoise tergiant palewise proper, shelled vert, between three mullets of eight points azure.
The submission was pended from the March meeting due to a blazon error to allow for further conflict checking. This acceptance was accidentally omitted from the July letter of acceptances and returns.
Thorbrand Olafsson. Device. Per fess and per pale indented sable and Or, in bend two swords inverted Or and in bend sinister two fisted gauntlets aversed sable.
KINGDOM OF CAID
Aaron Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep. Change of name from Fadl Swiftrunner.
Alejandro the Far Traveller. Device. Per pale embattled sable and gules, a basilisk Or and a sea-dog argent combattant.
Alisoun Kirkcudbright of Heatherheath. Name and device. Azure, in pale three bees, one and two, and a lotus blossom in profile, slipped and leaved, argent.
Although the letter of intent showed the place name as "Kircudbright", the name was spelled properly on the forms.
Alyce Renée of Montauban. Blazon correction. Per bend sinister embattled argent and azure, a frog rampant to sinister and a trapezoidal psaltery bendwise sinister counterchanged.
So bemused were we by the unusual psaltery, that the complex line of division was accidentally omitted from the blazon when the device was registered in July, 1989.
Angelique Tarin d'Arc. Device. Purpure, on a pile between two crescents Or, a rose proper, slipped and leaved vert.
Angels, Barony of the. Release of badge. A cross crescenty fleury fitchy gules.
Brianna la Franceise. Name only.
Caoimhghin of Gyldenholt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale vert and argent, chaussé, a horse's head couped, all counterchanged.
The submission was made under the name of Caoimhghin MacAodhagáin.
Catrin Rhiannon d'Arc. Badge for Catrin ferch Dafydd. Azure, a rose, slipped and leaved, within a bordure dovetailed argent.
Cein ferch Aylwyn. Name and device. Gules, a patriarchal cross botonny between three swans naiant to sinister argent.
Charles Joiner. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Collawyn Lughaidh O Cearbhaill. Name only.
Craig of the Glyn. Name only.
The submittor's mundane name is Craig. While we had some qualms about a name meaning "Crag of the Glen", the name is legal.
Cristine Conner. Blazon correction. Argent, a horseshoe inverted sable and in chief three four-leaved clovers slipped vert.
In deference to Crescent's feeling that the slipping might be omitted, were it not specifically blazoned, we have added that specification.
Derrick of Kent. Device. Per chevron enhanced gules and sable, in base in pale three wolves couchant argent.
Donn son of Fergus. Badge. Or, a tree blasted and eradicated vert, from the sinister limb pendant a gallow's noose sable.
Duncan Gallowglass. Device. Per saltire azure and argent, an hourglass Or, framed sable, between four anchors counterchanged.
Eamonn FitzUrse. Name and device. Argent, a heart gules, enflamed Or and azure, between three pellets.
Please ask the submittor to draw all parts of the flaming more boldly.
Fearghus MacCulloch. Name and device. Per fess azure and gules, a stag's head erased and affronty within a bordure embattled argent. Please ask the submittor to draw the bordure wider.
Gallavally, Canton of. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Gregorii Ivan Vasilii Konstantinovich Paltin. Spelling correction.
When his name change was registered in July, 1989, the name "Vasilii" was inadvertantly spelled with two "i"'s and two "l"'s.
Gwayr of Warwick. Badge. Or, a cow salient to sinister purpure.
Kenneth MacQuarrie of Tobermory. Name and device. Sable, a chevron chequy argent and sable between three crosses couped, each within an annulet argent.
Lupus Maximus Caine. Name and device. Per chevron vert and argent, two crescents argent and a wolf's head, erased and siniste-facing, sable.
Madawc Seumus Caradawg. Name only.
Maelen Gwynonwy of Ravensfield. Device. Azure, a unicorn's head, couped and sinister-facing, argent within an orle of escallops Or.
Magnus Boskin. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Margarette van Zanten. Name and device. Pily bendy azure and Or, a swift migrant bendwise sinister argent.
The name was submitted as Candace Margarette van Zanten with the notation that the name was of Biblical origins. Unfortunately, while the name does appear in the Bible, it was used as a dynastic title and does not seem to have been used as a personal name until the seventeenth century according to Withycombe (p. 57).
Marie de La Rochelle. Emendation of designation.
When her device was registered in July, 1989, the article in the place name was inadvertantly shown with a lower case letter rather than in the registered form shown above.
Morgaine Brisen. Change of name from Morgaine Meuran Airgiodachan.
Raghnailt Renlee MagUidhir. Name only.
Robert Buffle of Hawksheye. Badge. Per bend sinister vert and Or, a horse rampant reguardant within a bordure dovetailed, all counterchanged.
Robyn Aelfwyn of Anglesey. Name and device. Gyronny gules and Or, two unicorns combattant, that to dexter argent, that to sinister sable.
Seamus O'Fagan. Name and device. Azure, a tankard bendwise sinister inverted, distilling gouttes, and a base Or.
Siobhan ni Diarmaid. Name and device. Argent, two wolves sejant ululant respectant azure, on a chief enarched purpure, three mullets argent.
Stephen de Huyn. Badge for the Company of Saint Jude. Per pale azure and argent, a club proper.
The household name was submitted as the "Noble Company of Saint Jude". As there was some feeling that the "noble" was excessive, with the consent of Crescent we have dropped this.
Theodric Richardson of Dover. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Tymothy John of Silver Oak. Name and device. Quarterly sable and argent, in bend two trefoils, each within and conjoined at the slip to an annulet argent, all within a bordure gules.
While this is not marshalling under our current rules, it should not be the bordure overall that prevents the appearance of marshalling since the bordure is quite commonly used for cadency with marshalled arms in period.
KINGDOM OF CALONTIR
Alban St. Albans. Change of device. Per saltire Or and gules, a saltire between four crosses couped, all counterchanged.
Angus Mac Iain the Whitehawk. Name and device. Per pale invected azure and argent, mailly azure, in dexter a hawk striking to sinister argent.
Aron Rose of Nairn. Name and device. Azure, a winged lion rampant, between its forepaws a rose, Or.
Briana Etain MacKorkhill. Badge. Argent, ermined vert, a strawberry gules, capped, within a bordure dovetailed vert.
Note that no slip was shown on the emblazon so that has been omitted from the blazon.
Calontir, Kingdom of. Badge. Sable, on a pile embattled between two strung longbows, strings to center, argent, a cross of Calatrava purpure.
This was pended from the May meeting because the field had been omitted from the blazon on the letter of intent. While this error had been corrected in a letter of intent the following month, it had not been picked up by a majority of those commenting, who were no doubt looking for the more usual separate "letter of correction" and so the conflict checking had to be considered somewhat less than complete at that time.
Calontir, Kingdom of. Name for Order of the Golden Calon Swan.
This submission has a rather long and unfortunate history. As Badger has noted from his first-hand experience when Gold Falcon in Principality days, the submission of the name/badge for this Order has been returned for one reason or another for nearly a decade. In its first avatar it was identical to the name of the mundane Order of the Swan, the conflict for which it was returned by the current Laurel. Since the addition of the metallic modifier appears to have occurred after Master Wilhelm's ruling in 1981, which required more than the addition of an adjectival modifier to clear conflicts between Orders, the hardship case alluded to by Gold Falcon cannot be as convincing as it might be. While internal discussion on the name/ insignia of the order continued for some time and there were undoubtedly several returns at one time or another, this does not constitute heraldic misfeasance in and of itself. Moreover, even if heraldic misfeasance were demonstrated, it would be necessary to show that the name/badge would have passed under the rules that would have applied were the misfeasance not to have occurred. This is clearly not the case, since the name proposed at the point of Principality status was a direct conflict with a mundane order and would have been ground for return at almost any time these last two decades. More recent returns have led to public and private accusations of anti-Calontir prejudice in the College of Arms in general and the Laurel Office in particular. Private commentary has even included accusations that Laurel and the Crescent Principal Herald "want blood" and have come perilously close to suggesting that members of the College have been conspiring to bar Calontir having "anything at all Swan-like". Nothing could be farther from the truth. On a number of occasions, alternate suggestion for Swannish names have been made by several members of the College and Laurel herself, suggestions which have been on the whole rejected as "slurs on the chivalry of Calontir".
Neither the Laurel Office nor the College of Arms can or should be swayed by such accusations or browbeating by any individual submittor, Kingdom or subset of the College. That being said, commentary in the College favouring acceptance of orders which differ by two separate adjectival phrases of equal weight closely attached to the base noun and Gold Falcon indicating in his private commentary to Laurel that Calontir will accept the conjoining of Golden and Calon to their bird, it seems that an acceptable compromise can be reached. Sic fiat.
Carlotta Belfiore di Firenze. Name and badge. Argent, a gurges gules, overall a triskelion arrondi sable.
Christopher Amber. Badge. Purpure, a penguin close Or.
Note that Mistress Marta is correct in noting that this bird is technically in "trian aspect". However, Crescent and Dolphin were equally correct in depicting the penguin close in this manner in their Pictorial Dictionary: this "Penguin Paperback" view of the bird seems to be the Society default for a penguin close. While we might feel that this would be improved were the bird affronty, it is legal by long-standing Society precedent.
Gillian de Ravely. Device. Azure, on a pile throughout between two decrescents Or, a sword inverted azure, overall a bordure engrailed counterchanged.
Laura of Stafford. Change of name from Alain d'Amis.
Mathurin Kerbusso. Name and device. Azure, a flame Or between in chief the halves of a sword reversed, fracted in chevron, proper.
Miles Blackmoor. Name only.
Pierre François le Chansonnier. Device. Pean, on a passion nail inverted Or, a card pique gules, all within a bordure erminois.
Rachel of Colchester. Name only.
Rosamund de la Bonté. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name was submitted as Rosamund de la Bontet, with the note that "Bontet" meant "bounty" in French. However, we could not find this spelling for "bonté" which is the usual form for the feminine noun "bounty" in French.
Seumas Sionnach Geal. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The submittor's documentation indicated that he wished to be James Whitefox in Gaelic. While "geal" does indeed mean "white", it usually refers to less to the colour than to "brightness" and indeed Mac & Mac gives its alternate meanings as "fond of" and "clear" or "bright". The name would also be open to an unfortunate confusion since "geal" as a feminine noun has the meaning of a "leech" (as in "blood-sucking leech"). To get the meaning he seems to be striving for (a white-furred fox), he needs to use the more generic adjective "ban" ("Seumas Sionnach Ban"), which is commonly used for humans and animals with fair hair, or "fionn", which is cognate with the Welsh "gwyn" and Old Irish "find", both of which are also used in this context ("Seumas Sionnach Fionn").
Semer Blindsyde. Name only.
According to the documentation provided by the submittor and noted on the letter of intent, the given name was a form documented only as a family name derived from a place name. However, as Hund has noted, Searle's Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum (p. 407) shows "Sæmær" or "Semer" as a masculine name.
Sherry Foxwell. Badge. Sable, a horse's head couped within a decrescent argent.
At the time of her device change in December, 1988, the previous device should have been made a badge, but this change was accidentally omitted from the letter of intent. Our thanks to Gold Falcon who recently noted this omission.
Terricus MacRorie. Name and device. Per pale azure and argent, a chevron inverted between a tower and two dolmens, all counterchanged.
Although the documentation on the letter of intent did not make this clear, "Terricus" is documented as a period Latin form for the given name more familiar as "Theoderic" or "Thierry".
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Alastar MacCrummin. Name and device. Argent, on a flame proper, a triangular trivet between three pheons inverted azure.
The submission was made under the name Alastar Scott MacCrummin. This created problems not only with the king of Scotland with whom the previous name submission had conflicted but also the period Scots lyrical poet Alexander Scot, cited by Crescent, with Alastar Scott since the addition of the patronymic surname is really "adjectival" (cf. NR7). As the submittor'd forms allowed omitting part of the proposed name, although they did not allow formation of a holding name (???), we have dropped the "Scott" to avoid both problems.
Ariana of the North. Name only.
Arlene de Montblanc. Name only.
Arlene is the submittor's mundane given name.
Arthur of Oxford. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Arthur the Mouse. Name only.
Asa Hito. Name only.
Barak Elandris Bear of the Axe. Change of device (see RETURNS for change of name). Per chevron inverted grady sable and Or, masoned sable, in chief a bear's pawprint Or.
Although he allowed no changes to his name, we felt this did not prevent registering the new device to his currently registered name. His old device becomes a badge ("Per bend sinister Or and sable, a bear statant and an axe bendwise sinister counterchanged.").
Bjorn Thornfinnson. Name only.
Chrysogon Renwald. Name and device. Quarterly Or and sable, in pale a bull's head caboshed gules, horned, and a pair of wings conjoined argent.
Freydis Thorunnsdatter. Device. Gules, a falcon passant, maintaining an acorn in its dexter talon, argent, a chief embattled counter-ermine.
Gillian Bain. Name only.
Guinevere Chevlen of Ailesbury. Name only.
Gwendolyn the Fair. Name only.
Isengrim d'Anvers. Name only.
Isleif Hrothgarson Ormstungu. Name only.
John MacGuire. Name only.
Kamilla van Anderlecht. Name only.
Kwellend-Njal Kolskeggsson. Spelling correction.
When the name was registered in July, 1989, an "s" was omitted from the patronymic to give "Kolskeggson".
Lorenz der Jäger. Name only.
Lucentio Maccabbee Loredano. Name and device. Sable, on a pile between two swords inverted in pile argent, a star of David azure, all within a bordure argent.
Mair the Pavilion Rider. Blazon correction. Purpure, a winged unicorn passant, wings elevated and addorsed, and in chief two pavilions, doors to center, argent.
When the device was registered in May, 1989, the monster was accidentally "normalised" into a regular unicorn.
Manfred Albrecht von Halsstern. Addition of designation Haus von Halstern to already registered badge. Argent, a Gorgon's head cabossed sable, langued and orbed, within a pair of bull's horns gules.
Maura Etain Sableswan. Change of name from Etain Sableswan.
The name was submitted as Maurya Etain Sableswan. Brigantia argued that the given name variant was supported by the fact that "changing the ending from -a to -ia should be acceptable and the equivalence of i and y in period English is well-substantiated". As several commentors noted, the double modification requires more documentation than has been provided since the "-ia" ending belongs to the Romance world, not the Irish or English, generally speaking, and the "i" and "y" shift occurs only in certain contexts in English. As the submittor's forms specifically noted that she would accept "Maura", we have registered that form. Note that we have been able to document a Russian form "Marya", which might be closer to the submittor's desired pronunciation.
Morgunn Sheridan. Change of name from Morgan Sheridan.
The name was submitted as Morguhn Sheridan. Brigantia noted a number of variant spellings, but, as noted by several commentors, none of these supported the final "hn" spelling and pronunciation. Indeed, the only location where anyone could find support for this spelling was in the "Horse Clans" novels, which are a post-technological civilization for the purposes of NR10b. As the submittor indicates that he will accept the documented Pictish form "Morgunn", we have registered that form.
Nikolai Jaggar. Badge. Argent, on a sheep statant per pale gules and azure, a compass star Or.
To quote irreverence of the Brachet meeting: "Jefferson starsheep".
Salvatore del Rosposcuro. Name and device. Argent, on a toad sejant sable, an increscent Or.
Sveyn Egilsson. Name only.
Jeffrey Avery. Holding name and device. Per chevron embattled sable and Or, two goblets in pile and a phoenix rising from flames gules.
The submission was made under the name Trevyn Avery, which had previously been returned, most recently in April, 1989.
Jorge Johansen. Designation correction.
When a badge was registered to him in April, 1989, the final "e" of the given name was inadvertantly dropped. No change of name was intended from the previously registered name given above.
Matilde des Isles Froide. Blazon correction. Or, two needles in saltire, eyes to chief, sable between in pale two crabs and in fess two closed books palewise gules. When her change of device was registered in April, 1989, the precise positioning of the needles was omitted.
Rundaeg von Trier. Spelling correction.
When his name was registered in April, 1989, the form of the small "e" in the given name on the submittor's forms led us to the erroneous conclusion that the submittor wished the spelling "Rundarg".
Torrin the Wanderer. Spelling correction.
When the name was registered in February, 1989, the epithet was erroneously spelled as "Wonderer".
William Blackwing. Change of name from William of Ravenwood.
When the name was registered in April, 1989, the fact that it was a name change was accidentally omitted from the letter of acceptance and return.
Ysbel ferch Gruffydd. Name only.
Yvaine Catlin d'Acley. Name and device. Per pale argent and Or, in fess a Celtic cross and a Latin cross pommetty sable, a chief triangular azure.
The name was submitted as Yvaine Catlin D'Acley. The evidence provided supports only the lower case of the preposition.
KINGDOM OF MERIDIES
Brighid O'Mainnin. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Brisane de Celchyth. Name only.
Crimson River, Shire of. Name only (see PENDING for device).
Katherine Maghee de Chantre. Device. Gyronny of six bevilled Or and gules, a mullet of six points argent within a bordure charged with six roses, all counterchanged.
Michael Galen Mackintosh. Name only.
Robert Wolfheart. Name only.
Thorgrim Steinarsonn. Name and device. Argent, a pall azure between three pine trees couped proper, all within a bordure azure.
William of Grey Niche. Holding name and badge for House Sable Orb (see RETURNS for personal name). Gules, on a pale sable, fimbriated Or, in pale a decrescent argent and a dragon segreant Or.
The submission was made under the name of William Lee.
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Aelfric son of Wulfstan. Name only.
Alaric Dimitrievich Razvedchikov. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name was submitted as Alaric Dimitrievich Razvedcheckov. However, the evidence of Unbegaun and others indicates that when a noun ending in "-ik" like "razvedchik" forms the surname it retains the orthography of its final syllable to produce the form used above.
Alyna Cameron. Name and device. Argent, a thistle fesswise, slipped and leaved, proper within a bordure engrailed gules.
The name was submitted as Alyna Cameron of Achnacarry. As Achnacarry is the castle that is now and has for some centuries been the seat of the Camerons of Lochiel, we have dropped that portion of the name in order to register the whole. Please ask the submittor to draw the bordure engrailed properly, i.e., with the scooped-out bits not touching the edge of the field.
Alys Katharine of Ashthorne Glen. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Alys Slocombe. Device. Per fess Or and gules, two griffin's heads couped respectant gules, beaked sable, and a weaver's knot Or.
Although the depiction of the weaver's knot left something to be desired, it appears to be attempting the "heraldic" weaver's knot. It does not seem appropriate to penalize the submittor for artistic failures. Please ask her to draw a properly heraldic weaver's knot.
Angus Mackintosh. Name and device. Per saltire Or and vert, in base a heart grasped at the base by a hand, fesswise and couped at the wrist, gules.
The name was submitted as Angus MacIan MacLachlan Mackintosh. As Crescent noted, this is a bit much given that the clan chief appears to be Lachlan Mackintosh whose son (and presumed heir) is John (a.k.a. Ian). As the submittor clearly desires the Mackintosh allusion, since he plays on it in his armoury, we have dropped the offending patronyms to register the whole.
Anluan Bryan Methgemhain mac Murrough. Name and device. Argent, three piles in point, issuant from base and throughout, gules, overall a dragon passant to sinister sable. The name appeared on the letter of intent as Anluan Bryan Methgemhain mac Murrough. However, the submittor's forms had the spelling "Mathgamhain" documented in O Corrain and Maguire (p. 135).
Aoibheann Caoilfhionn Muirinn O'Domhnaill. Name only (see PENDING for device).
The name was submitted as Aoibeann Caoilfionn Muirinn O'Domnaill. While both the letter of intent and the submittor's forms lacked the "h" in several of the components, as Silver Trumpet noted, the documentation provided from Woulfe shows the names in the traditional Irish alphabet which uses a dot over the consonant to indicate the aspiration. In all the examples in the documentation, that dot is present.
Aurelia Dawen. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Baile na Scolaíri, Shire of. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Baldwin of St. Ives. Device. Argent, a bend dovetailed gules between two compass stars purpure.
Bealdgar Thurbeornsson. Device. Or, a pall inverted between three owls azure, all within a bordure embattled gules.
Beorhtmund von Magdeburg. Device. Sable, a bend sinister between five mullets, three and two, and a decrescent, all within a bordure embattled Or.
Brenainn O'Murchadha de Ros Comain. Blazon correction. A cloth bag Or, knotted purpure, issant from a rent to dexter a stream of salt grains argent.
This was blazoned as rent to sinister at the time it was registered.
Caitlin Magdaline Gilchrist. Name only.
Cariadoc of the Bow. Badge. Azure, a candle enflamed within an annulet Or.
Cassandra Antonelli. Name and device. Or, a sword bendwise sable, its blade surmounted by a rose vair, all within a bordure azure.
Catharine Loxley of Tirnewydd. Device. Per chevron sable and barry wavy argent and gules, in chief two cushions argent.
Chiara Giovanni. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Christine de Waughe. Name only.
Cíara ni Mhaille. Name only.
Coille Stormeil, Canton of. Device. Or, a tree blasted and eradicated sable within a laurel wreath vert, on a chief gules, a lightning bolt bendwise sinister Or.
There was considerable feeling in the College that the unusual position of the charge on the chief was not period style. After much consideration, we have decided that it is eccentric and not advisable, but not grounds in and of itself for the return of the device.
Coille Stormeil, Canton of. Badge (see RETURNS for guild name). Vert, two spoons inverted in saltire argent.
Coille Stormeil, Canton of. Badge for Golden Shuttles Weavers' Guild. Azure, two stick shuttles in saltire Or.
Considerable comment focused on the form of the shuttle. It appears that the form depicted, although differing in its details from that shown in the Pictorial Dictionary is a valid depiction of a stick shuttle.
Colin mac Dermott. Name only.
Corinne Donata Laurent. Name only (see PENDING for device).
Culann Mac Cruimein. Name and device. Per fess argent and azure, an armoured arm palewise embowed and maintaining a sword bendwise inverted sable, naissant from a fess barry wavy azure and argent.
Deryk Augustine Anselm. Name and device. Argent, a skunk statant sable, marked argent, between three crosses of Canterbury vert.
Durand Rædwin. Name and device. Barry bendy gules and argent, a griffin segreant and a chief azure.
Elian Geneth of Colburne. Name only.
Elizabeth of Septentria. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Gules, a lion's head Or jessant-de-lys, on a chief argent, two double roses gules, barbed vert.
The submission was made under the name of Elizabeth Stafford.
Emrys Eustance Boreyne. Name and device. Or, a sprig of peascods within a mascle gules.
While Crescent is correct to note the defining usage of the planta genista in mundane heraldry in the vegetative badge of the Angevins which gave its name to the Plantagenet dynasty, the badge seems to have been used in its proper tinctures and so would not conflict with this submission.
Emrys Eustance Boreyne. Badge. A besom sable.
Euthymia Philobacchus. Name and device. Quarterly purpure and argent, four goblets in saltire, stems to center, counterchanged.
"Philobacchus" is the appropriate Latinate form for a documented Greek epithet. While classical and mediaeval Greek would have made the final syllable of the epithet agree with the given name in gender ("Philobaccha"), the transfer of Latinate epithet to unchanging surname appears to have happened very quickly in northern humanist circles, particularly in Germany and the Netherlands, this formation is plausible.
Fflur ferch Ioseph. Name and device. Azure, a tau cross throughout, triply parted and fretted, argent between a ram and a ewe statant guardant respectant, both Or.
The submission was made under the name Prydwen Fflur ferch Ioseph. Unfortunately, the name "Prydwen" is only documented in period as the name of Arthur's boat. While the analysis of name elements provided by Brachet opens several possibilities for similar names, it was our feeling that the name is so closely associated with this special vessel that it is inappropriate for use in the Society, failing some solid documentation for period use as a given name.
Geoffrey de la Mer. Badge. Ermine, an ash tree eradicated between three Hungerford knots, one and two, gules.
Although the name was shown on the letter of intent as a new name, it was actually registered in November, 1986.
Greyfells, Canton of. Name only.
Gwendalyn Sobhrach. Name and device. Azure, a pig rampant Or within a bordure argent, charged with three primroses azure.
Harivald Harivaldsson. Name only.
Iago of Winged Hills. Holding name and badge for House Boreyne (see RETURNS for personal name). Or, a boreyne passant to sinister gules.
The submission was made under the name Iago ap Gwilym.
Ivarr Raynorson. Device. Gules, a crossbow drawn and on a chief argent, a stag's attire gules.
Although the name was shown on the letter of intent as a new name, it was actually registered in August, 1987.
Jeremie fitz John of Chenoltone. Name only.
Johann von Metton. Badge for House von Metton De Grinstead. Four lozenges conjoined in cross purpure, overall an escallop inverted argent.
The household name was submitted as House von Metton-De Grinstead. The conjunction of the household names in this manner is unusual enough that the additional anomaly of the hyphen seems excessive.
John Angus Macquein. Name only.
John Maelen. Name only.
Jonathan Osprey of Wimbern. Name and device. Per fess sable and vert, an osprey striking within a bordure engrailed argent.
Jürgen von den Grünhügeln. Name and device. Per pale argent and vert, a sinister gauntlet appaumy, grasping an arrow, sable, fletched vert.
Kaellyn mac Dermott of Leinster. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Kaitlyn of the Burr Ridge. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Kathryn Donnerstag. Device. Per fess gules and sable, a fess embattled argent between a hound courant argent, spotted sable, and a compass star Or.
Katrina of Silverbrook. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Landric of Ely. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Lothar Gottfried von Katzenellenbogen. Name and device. Sable, semy of comets fesswise reversed, a demi-sun issuant from base argent.
Lyulf Angus MacDougal. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Margaret Towerhill. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, a tower counterchanged within a bordure invected vert.
Margot of Glamorgan. Name and device. Azure, three bendlets wavy argent, overall a dolphin haurient within a bordure Or.
Maria Luisa García y de Madrid. Name only (see PENDING for device).
Matheld Adela of Carlisle. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, on a chevron between two roses and an escarbuncle, three gouttes, all counterchanged.
Megan de Grinstead. Device. Lozengy Or and purpure, on a pale dovetailed gules, a margarite, slipped and leaved, Or, all within a bordure dovetailed gules.
Megan Elizabeth Marie Marlin. Device. Per chevron ermine and azure, two martlets volant vert and a horse's head erased argent.
Although the name was shown on the letter of intent as a new name, it was actually registered in February, 1987.
Michael Rhys Armitage. Name and device. Vert, a winged lion couchant guardant Or, maintaining an open book argent, a chief enarched ermine.
Middle Kingdom, Consort of. Change of designation for armory from Middle Kingdom, Queen of. Argent, a pale gules, overall a dragon passant vert, in chief an ancient crown Or within a chaplet of roses proper.
There was some discussion as to the propriety of allowing the use of a wreath of roses which was reserved to the Order of the Rose (and by implication to those who ex officio become entitled to consideration for that order). However, the recently revised Corpora has removed any gender-specific terminology from the discussion of the Order of the Rose so that it is now by no means inconceivable that there should be a "Lord of the Rose".
Miriel la Jueler de Calais. Badge. Purpure, an arrow palewise inverted within a mascle argent.
Although the name was shown on the letter of intent as a new name, it was actually registered in September, 1984.
Nyven Fiak. Name only.
The given name is a variant anglicised form of the Irish name "Naomhin". In addition to the documentation provided by the submittor from The Personal Names of the Isle of Man (pp. 14,264), Reaney cites several period instances of the given name which gave rise to the relatively common English surname "Niven": "nevinus", "Neuyn", "Maknevin", "Nevin", etc. (p. 250).
Onuphrius Dru Overende. Name and device. Chequy argent and purpure, on a pomme a pithon erect argent, all within a bordure gules.
Owain ap Morgan of Chaderton. Name and device. Vert, a bear's head cabossed and on a chief Or, a drawn bow, string to base, sable.
Paul Barrie. Name and device. Azure, ermined Or, a cockatoo displayed, wings inverted, and on a chief Or, two horse's heads couped sable.
Pavel Feodorovich Strelkov. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Rory mac Feidhlimidh. Device. Chevronelly vert and argent, a cat's head cabossed within a bordure embattled sable.
Séadna O Bainainn. Device. Per saltire vert and azure, a sea serpent glissant and in chief three escallops inverted Or.
Snurri Pleison. Badge for Gabriel Sweettooth. Sable, three mullets in fess argent.
Solveig Langlif. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name was submitted as Solveig Langlif ór Bowlandsmörk. The place name combines the English "Bowland" with the Scandinavian "mörk" to render the documented "Bowland Forest". Unfortunately, there is no documentation to support such a cross-language usage in a single name.
Sternfeld, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for household name). Gules, a mullet within and conjoined to five mullets in annulo, the whole within and conjoined to a bordure Or, semy of mullets of four points azure.
Ula Seven Pins. Name and device. Argent, on an escallop inverted purpure, a plate, all within a bordure engrailed gules.
Ulrich Vikingsjager. Badge for House Northguard. Azure, a portcullis within a bordure embattled Or, charged in pale with two compass stars azure.
Ulthar Sveinsson. Personal name and badge (see RETURNS for device and household name). Per pale azure and gules, a horned helmet with nasal affronty Or.
Virgil Aldensen of Lonewood. Name and device. Per chevron argent and sable, three decrescents counterchanged, in center chief a pine tree couped sable.
KINGDOM OF THE OUTLANDS
Breichiol map Lludd o Fannauc. Device. Argent, three triangles voided and conjoined, one and two, azure within a serpent involved vert.
By virtue of AR18, the addition of the primary charges carries this clear of O'Drone ("Argent, a serpent involved vert.", cited by Papworth, p. 1043).
Caerthe, Barony of. Badge for the Order of the Gilded Leaf of Caerthe. Sable, an aspen leaf inverted Or.
Christiana la Légière. Device. Vert, a bend sinister and a sinister gore Or.
Cymber of the Darkwater. Change of name from Kimberley of the Darkwater.
Eadgith of Sevenoaks. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Note that the placename is not "a likely contracted surname from the English exlocative": "Sevenoaks" is the usual modern spelling for the town in Kent. The name made some Laurel staff rather nervous as the wife of Edward the Confessor (and sister of Earl Harold) was named Edith (or "Eadgyth") and Hill's Atlas of Anglo- Saxon England (map 180) shows that the much of the area around modern Sevenoaks was in her domain. The association of a major stopping point on the road to Hasting with the name "Edith" also caused a twitch or two among 1066 mavens in view of the fact that it was Harold's mistress Edith Swanneck who identified his body after the battle. However, in the absence of other overt references, we decided that these were no doubt paranoid Anglo- Saxonic twitches. . .
Geraint ap Llewelyn. Change of name from Gerraint ap Llywellen and change of device. Per bend embattled azure and Or, two sprigs of oak bendwise fructed counterchanged.
Judith of Acre. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Kathryn of Iveragh. Badge. Or, a passion nail inverted gules within a bordure rayonny sable.
She has permission to conflict with the badge for the Order of the Aspen of Caerthe ("Sable, on a sun throughout Or, an aspen leaf vert.").
Kragon of Land's End. Device. Per bend sinister bevilled Or and gules, a sun counterchanged within a bordure sable.
Martha de Blenkensop. Device. Per pale rayonny argent and gules, two griffins combattant counterchanged.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Title for Escarbuncle Herald.
Patrick of the Quietwood. Badge. A tower azure within and conjoined at base to a decrescent argent.
Robert aus dem Nord. Change of name from Robert of Windkeep.
The name was submitted as Robert aus den Nord. As the nun "Nord" is masculine, it should use the masculine article "dem" with this preposition.
Rowanne of Hamilton. Device. Per bend sinister azure and vert, in bend a compass star argent and a fox passant to base Or, all within a bordure argent.
Ruter Rotbart von Rothenberg. Device. Per bend azure and sable, a bend raguly, cotised plain, within a bordure argent.
Sely Magnus Scriba. Name and device. Per bend sinister Or and azure, a Latin cross and a double-headed eagle, wings displayed and inverted, counterchanged.
The name was submitted as Seely Magnus Scriba. White Stag has documented the gentleman's given name as the feminine given name "Sely" as a form of Cecelia which appears as early as 1221. On the basis of the documented variants, it would seem that the pronunciation of the first vowel is "eh" rather than the long "ee". This would normally be only a matter for linguistic pedants were it not for the fact that this vowel distinction appears to distinguish the forms derived from the Latin gens Caecilia (itself derived from an adjective meaning "blind") from those which have their source in the Old English "sælig" (="happy", "prosperous", Lucky") which we have been able to document certainly in names only as an epithet. Given the close association of the term "seely" or "seelie" with the "Seely Court" of Faerie, we felt it was better to use the documented form of the name.
Simón de la Palma de Mallorca. Name and device. Argent, an urchin statant sable, within an orle of hop vines vert, fructed Or.
The hops are fructed in a tincture which we generally term "Or" and which beer advertisers generally term "golden".
Simón de la Palma de Mallorca. Badge for the Drunken Archers. In saltire a goblet argent and an arrow inverted sable, barbed argent, fletched gules.
The household name caused a few twitches ["Don't drink and shoot. . ."; "What do you do with a drunken archer?"], but seems acceptable under our rules.
Taran O Saoghair. Name and device. Per chevron argent, mulletty sable, and sable, in pale a mullet gules, a salamander palewise tergiant sable, enflamed Or.
The flaming was blazoned as proper on the letter of intent which would create tincture problems since both the salamander and the portion of the field on which it has placed are sable. However, the depiction on the emblazon sheet actually shows the flame in varying shades of Or. [Laurel staff comment: "We can't wait until he wins Crown Tourney. . ."].
Thorfinn Rognvald Hundr. Blazon correction. Per pale argent and sable, in fess two drakkar prows palewise addorsed counterchanged.
When this was registered in September, 1988, the addorsing was accidentally omitted from the blazon.
Unser Hafen, Shire of. Device. Vert, a portcullis Or within a laurel wreath argent, all within a bordure embattled Or.
KINGDOM OF THE WEST
Aaron of Lichgreen. Name and device. Argent, an acorn inverted, slipped and leaved, proper, on a chief azure, three estoiles Or.
Please ask the submittor to draw the acorn properly proper, i.e., brown.: the extremely light tincture of the cup on the emblazon has a strong tendency to fade into the argent field.
Antonia Ambrosia Illirica. Change of name from Antonia Ambrosia.
Arianwen ferch Einion. Change of name from Ariane ferch Einion and device. Vert, three gouttes of flame conjoined in pall, surmounted by an estoile, all argent.
Bran of Lochiel. Badge. In pale a tyger passant and a cross formy fitchy vert.
Cyneburh of Canterbury. Device. Argent, a cow rampant to sinister, winged with two sets of wings, elevated and addorsed, purpure within a bordure gules.
Debra of Königstadt. Holding name and device (see PENDING for name). Gules, a stag's head erased between three pheons argent.
The submission was made under the name Isolea di Bari.
Eleanor Mabille. Device. Azure, a horse rampant argent, hooved and crined Or, on a chief rayonny argent, a tree eradicated proper between two roses azure.
Evelynne van der Haagen. Device. Per bend sinister argent and purpure, a bend sinister fusilly sable between a mulberry leaf bendwise sinister inverted vert and a sewing needle bendwise sinister, eye to chief, argent.
Ezzo vom Schwarzwald. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and sable, three pine trees eradicated, one and two, counterchanged.
Fiona Mairi Galbraith of Misty Glen. Name only.
Fyodor the Friendly. Badge. Azure, a coney sejant tergiant within a bordure embattled argent.
While many commentors felt that the posture of the bunny was unfortunate, our conclusion that was that this was acceptable, although eccentric. [Irreverent comment from Laurel staff: "If he is friendly, why is his bunny ignoring everyone?"]
Gilliane Atherley. Name and device. Argent, on a crosscouped and quarterpierced vert between in bend sinister two crosses bottony gules, a cross bottony gules.
Jacquelin of Normandy. Name only (see RETURNS for device). The submittor should be warned that she has adopted a period masculine form.
James Ellington Masters. Name and device. Per saltire sable and argent, a sword palewise proper, in chief an Arabian lamp Or, enflamed proper, all within a bordure counterchanged.
Kane Greymane. Badge. Per fess embattled sable and Or, masoned sable.
Kathryn Blackhart. Change of device. Gyronny of six Or and gules, a hart's head erased within a bordure sable.
Her previous device ("Or, a hart's head erased sable and in canton a decrescent argent, fimbriated, all within a bordure sable.") becomes a badge.
Lachlan O'Sheridan of Falconhold. Change of device. Per pale Or and sable, a thistle, slipped and leaved, within an orle counterchanged.
Leif MacLeod. Device. Argent, a lion rampant to sinister azure, in base three hearts gules.
Leonie de Grey. Name and device. Vert, semy of acorns inverted, slipped and leaved, Or, on a chevron argent, a raven close, head lowered, sable.
Magnus Blackthorne. Device. Chequy argent and gules, a thistle, slipped and leaved, within a bordure sable.
Micheal Cruithnechan Seasynggare. Name and device. Vert, a heron's head embowed, head raised, argent, in chief on a plate a triquetra vert.
Michel d'Avignon. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a two-towered castle counterchanged.
Morgan of Winterskeep. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, a bend sinister argent between a purse fesswise, spilling coins to dexter, and a gauntlet bendwise appaumy Or, its palm surmounted by a dagger bendwise sinister inverted proper.
Nissyen ap Howell. Change of name from Kenneth ap Howell.
At the time his device was registered in October, 1986, the evidence indicated that "Nissyen" was used solely for the hero/demi-god of the Mabinogion. Brachet has now discovered evidence for the name's use by humans in period.
Otto von Besenburg. Device. Sable, an eagle displayed, head to sinister, argent, charged on the breast with an escarbuncle sable, a chief indented argent.
Peter the Sinister. Device. Gules, on a bend sinister sable, fimbriated, between a sun and an increscent, three broad arrows inverted, all argent.
René du Bon Bois. Name only.
Roland Ironbeard. Name and device. Or, in pale a pickaxe and a double-bitted axe in saltire and a crane in its vigilance vert.
Selwyn Searobyrig. Blazon correction. Purpure, mulletty Or, in fess two towers argent.
When the device was registered in June, 1989, the tincture of the mullets was omitted from the letter of acceptances and returns.
Seumus of Coll. Device. Vert, a saltire doubly parted and fretted Or between in pale two falcons displayed argent, all within a bordure Or.
This was pended from the May meeting for further comment because of a disparity between the blazon and emblazon which led a number of commentors astray in their conflict checking.
Sophie Xylander von Augsberg. Change of name from Sariya al-Mus'ad.
Point of information for the mathematically inclined: the sixteenth-century William Xylander cited in the submittor's documentation may be considered to have played a significant part in the history of mathematics although he was a professor of Greek: he made the first German translation of Euclid.
Ventbarré, Shire of. Release of name and device. Per bend sinister Or and gules, a laurel wreath vert and a pomegranate slipped and leaved Or, seeded sable, within a bordure counterchanged.
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS ARE RETURNED:
KINGDOM OF ANSTEORRA
Katharine Meredith Morgan. Name only.
Conflict with the name of Kathryn Morgan, registered in December, 1982.
Sela von Kleist. Device. Azure, a gore and a unicorn rampant argent.
Conflict with Alair of the Bloody Fountain ("Azure, a wolf and a unicorn combattant argent.").
KINGDOM OF ATLANTIA
Aelfric Rayden. Device. Argent, an abacus palewise within a bordure sable.
After a comparison of the emblazons, we concluded that this was visually in conflict with the badge registered to Tadhg Liath of Duncairn ("An abacus sable."): the nature of the abacus is such that the visual effect of the rotation is diminished to a great degree.
Bran Trefonin. Device. Gules, on a plate indented a raven rising to sinister, wings displayed, sable.
Conflict with Edwin Bersark ("Gules, a roundel so drawn as to represent a round shield battered in long and honorable service argent.") and Conroy der Rote ("Gules, on a sun argent a falcon's leg couped a la quise proper.").
Bran Trefonin. Badge. On a plate indented a stag's head couped at the breast proper. Conflict with Conroy der Rote ("Gules, on a sun argent a falcon's leg couped a la quise proper.").
Cera Campbell. Device. Or, an iris purpure and a chief sable.
Conflict with Gwynaeth de Sancta Maria de Petra Fertilis ("Or, issuant from a rock fracted sable, an iris purpure, slipped and leaved vert.").
Cormac macCliuin O'Domnaill. Name only.
The first two elements of the submittor's name were previously submitted to Laurel and returned in November, 1982, since there was no documentation at all for "Cliuin" as an Irish word for "wolf", as it was stated to be both at the time and on this letter of intent. Additionally, the forms used at that time were improperly formed in Irish. At this point, no documentation to support the stated meaning of "wolf" has been presented and we have not been able to find any Irish, Gaelic, Manx or Welsh word or name with that meaning that is anywhere close in sound. As this seems to be important to the submittor from the notes on his submission forms, we have felt it inappropriate to change the name. Perhaps it could be pointed out to the submittor that MacLysaght (Surnames of Ireland, p. 48) notes an anglicised form "MacClune" from the Irish form "Mac Clúin". However, this does not come from "wolf" but from the Irish word for a knee ("glún"). If he wished an Irish patronymic with the "wolf" meaning, he might try "O Faoláin".
Deryk Balthasar Symonds. Device. Azure, a chevron engrailed Or between two trefoils slipped and a boar's head erased argent.
Conflict with Dudley ("Azure, a chevron engrailed Or.", cited in Papworth, p. 374). Given the conjunction with the name Symonds, this is also perilously close to the arms of Symonds ("Azure, a chevron engrailed between three trefoils slipped Or.", as cited in Papworth, p. 425).
Einar Haakonson. Device. Gules, a drakkar in full sail, charged on the sail with a mullet of four points azure, within a serpent in annulo, head to chief, Or, a base enarched indented argent.
Long-standing tradition, dating back to August of 1983, dictates that sails may not be charged in Society heraldry (save for a laurel wreath in group armoury) since this could be taken as a sign of pretense.
Galmr Ingolfsson. Device. Per chevron embattled azure and argent, two lions couchant respectant Or and a drakkar proper, sailed argent.
Unfortunately, the sail, blazoned as proper on the letter of intent, is in fact argent on argent. . .
Gideon MacLeod. Device. Quarterly Or and gules, a wyvern sable.
Conflict with Somerke ("Gyronny of eight gules and Or, a wyvern with wings addorsed sable.") and Rognon ("Argent, a wyvern segreant sable."), both cited in Papworth, p. 984.
Lukas von Reaumer. Device. Sable, a unicorn's head couped between three mullets of seven points argent.
Conflict with Heinrich Palatine ("Sable, a unicorn's head couped argent, collared of a chain Or, within a bordure embattled argent.").
Maura von Blitzbau. Device. Azure, a pale argent, fretty gules, cotised plain argent. Conflict with Lindanloren Droxeen ("Azure, a pale endorsed to dexter, to sinister a crescent, all argent.").
Otto von Schwyz. Name and device. Erminois, two flaunches argent, overall a panther rampant sabe, incensed gules.
There are several problems with both the name and the device. Since the German name for Switzerland is always preceded by the definite article, the byname should be "von der Schwyz". However, since the given name Otto is so closely associated with the Hapsburgs who ruled most of modern Switzerland for much of our period (Hapsburg itself is in the Aargau), the name is decidedly dubious. As for the device, the argent flaunches on erminois are "metal on metal". Also, the beast overlapping the flaunches is distinctly a stylistic solecism. Also, it is visually in conflict with Houri the Savage ("Argent, a lion rampant sable, armed, orbed and langued gules.").
Richard MacBirney. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a castle counterchanged, overall a pithon, wings elevated and addorsed, on a chief argent, three mullets of eight points sable.
Withdrawn by Triton Principal Herald.
Sigurd Ericsson of Bergen. Device. Per chevron rayonny argent and gules, in chief an anvil reversed sable.
As Crescent noted, this is technically in conflict with the recently registered badge of Richard of Black Iron ("Argent, a single-horned anvil reversed sable, enflamed proper.").
KINGDOM OF CAID
Caoimhghin MacAodhagáin. Name only.
Unfortunately, this name conflicts with the already registered name of Caoimhin McKee the patronymic in the latter name is the anglicised form of the Gaelic patronymic "Mac Aoidh". ("Aodhagáin" is the diminutive form of that genitive.)
Charles Joiner. Device. Per fess dovetailed azure and Or, in pale an oak tree and a fir tree inverted conjoined at the trunk and counterchanged.
The general feeling among the commentors appeared to be that the conjoining of two different types of tree, taken together with the inversion of the pine tree, was too far outside period style.
Gallavally, Canton of. Device. Vert, a phoenix sinister-facing and rising from a laurel wreath Or, enflamed proper.
It was our feeling that the enflaming of the laurel wreath rendered it unidentifiable enough that it is not really a "significant" part of the design. As a result, this is visually in conflict with Sigurd Dragonhawk ("Vert, in fess a phoenix Or, issuant from flames proper between two seaxes argent.") and Jessica Llyrindi of Northmarch ("Gyronny sable and gules, a phoenix Or issuing from flames proper.").
Magnus Boskin. Device. Per pale azure and argent, two gargoyles statant erect, addorsed and conjoined at the wings, tailes entwined, counterchanged.
There are several problems with the style of this submission. Firstly, an examination of a number of mundane sources indicates that there does not seem to be a clearly defined depiction for a "gargoyle" in heraldry, despite the notes in the Pictorial Dictionary (p. 59). Secondly, the posture in which the two monsters are conjoined at the displayed wings is eccentric in the extreme.
Rathyen de Bures of Acton. Badge. Sable, a heart gules, fimbriated, between two oak leaves in pile argent.
While a considerable number of commentors appeared to feel that the heart was a "simple" enough charge to fimbriate, this falls in conflict with previous commentary which favoured limiting the use of fimbriation to ordinaries at the center of the field (for instance, in opposing the use of fimbriated crescents). While we grant that the heart is an essentially simple charge, the fimbriation here adds a degree of complexity that is inappropriate for a badge, diminishing as it does the immediacy of the identifiability of the gules heart.
Theodric Richardson of Dover. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a sword inverted throughout between two Latin crosses argent.
Conflict with Uta von Mainz ("Sable, a sword inverted between two halfs of a broken chain fesswise abased argent.").
KINGDOM OF CALONTIR
Arian Rose of Nairn. Name and device. Vert, a winged lion rampant to sinister, between its forepaws a rose, all within an orle argent.
The name had previously been returned by Gold Falcon because the precise given name itself was not documented in period and "arian" was a common noun in Welsh and a non-given name proper noun in English. On behalf of the submittor, Lanner argued eloquently that "creative spelling" in period would allow this to be a variant of "Ariane" which does seem to be documented in period, that the fact that "arian" is a common noun in one language should not prevent its use as a "creative misspelling" in another language and that the name could be considered as an adjective documenting the period given name Rose. While the Laurel staff was receptive to the idea of "Arian" as a variant spelling, the current rules are quite clear in demanding that common nouns may not be considered constructed names (which is what an undocumented variant in essence is). Were the form clearly used as a given name in another language, its use as a common noun would not be a problem (consider the usage of "Bjorn", for example). However, the names do differ and therefore no extra lenience can be allowed here. Finally, since "arian" in the sense of silver is Welsh and a noun (the adjective form is "ariannaid"), it cannot modify Rose which is English. Note that this name is also too close to "Aron Rose of Nairn" to register, even with permission (the letter of intent mentioned permission to conflict, although no such permission was included with the submission packet). Since the submittor clearly allowed no changes of grammar/spelling, we felt we could not create a holding name so that the entire submission had to be returned.
Calontir, Kingdom of. Name for Order of the Cross of Calontir.
When the badge for this order was returned in May, 1989, the sentence dealing with the name was inadvertently omitted. In considering this order name, there was considerable debate among Laurel staff whether the presence of the separable "of Calontir" should be considered a true "change of adjective" for the purposes of clearing this from such famous modern orders as Finnland's "Order of the Cross of Liberty", Britain's "George Cross", etc. Ultimately, we decided that, as we would not consider the "Order of the Garter of Great Britain" to be clear of the "Order of the Garter of Calontir", we could not consider this such a change. The suggestion was, however, made that the use of an adjective like "Calon", which has passed into general Society usage would emend the difficulty, while keeping the desired flavor ("Order of the Calon Cross").
Christopher Amber. Badge for the House of Serpent's Keep. On a table-cut gemstone fesswise vert, a sea-serpent ondoyant emergent Or.
This household badge combines two charges which are difficult to impossible to readily identify at a distance: the gemstone and truncated sea-serpent. In the case of the submission from which the sea-serpent was derived, there was some sense to the "emergent" since it was emerging from a line of division (however solecistic we might think the practise). In this case, it is not emerging from anything and so there is little or no logic to the incompleteness of the serpent.
Coinneach Aindrais MacLeod. Device. Azure, a saltire Or, overall two woves combattant argent.
Conflict with Hyndman ("Azure, a saltire Or.", cited by Papworth, p. 1057).
Rosamund de la Bonté. Device. Argent, a unicorn's head couped sable, on a chief purpure a plate between a decrescent and an increscent argent.
After a comparison of the two emblazons, we have come to the conclusion that this does in fact conflict with Lyralyn de Lac Noir ("Argent, a beardless unicorn's head couped sable, maintaining a thistle proper, on a chief azure three mullets argent."). Note that the three tertiaries are thematically unified, but the "phases of the moon" are not really period style.
Seumas Sionnach Geal. Device. Gyronny gules and sable, a fox's mask argent within a bordure counterchanged.
The bordure here is colour on colour. Even were it not, this would conflict with Fandral Silverfox ("Sable, a fox's mask argent.").
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Arthur of Oxford. Device. Or, an antelope rampant gules, in chief a chevron ployé sable.
We had to agree with the commentors who held that the bending of the chevron was so much a period artistic variant that negligible difference can be derived from the modification versus a plain chevron. This being so, the device runs into problems with all three of the potential conflicts cited on the letter of intent: Berton ("Or, a chevron sable."), Patrick Stuart MacNab ("Or, a chevron sable between a sword fesswise and a boar's head erased gules.") and Warin Redhawk ("Or, a chevron sable, bezanty, and in base a hawk displayed gules.").
Bear the Wallsbane. Change of name from Barak Elandris Bear of the Axe.
Brigantia has argued that, since "Bear" is documented as a variant form of the Old English "Beorn" used as a protheme, based on a citation in Searle (p. 85) and "Beorn" can be documented as an independent name, the name should be allowed. He also cites period Swedish sources which show "Bior" as a form for the documented name "Bjorn" with the Latin form "Bero" as evidence for the use of "Bear" as a separate name. Unfortunately, as this is a common noun, under NR10 compelling evidence for this name used in period as a given name must be provided. As we have often commented before, the fact that a name with meaning is used in one language does not mean that it will be used in another. For instance, although the actual meaning of "Athelstan" is "noble stone", we would not allow someone to register "Noble Stone Jones", even though Old English is the same language pool as Middle and Modern English! While there is a great deal of evidence that a number of primitive cultures have used totemic animals for names derived from transferred epithets, the use of names like Arthur, Bjorn, Ursula, etc. do not necessarily demonstrate that "Bear" would be used in English. It is notable that Reaney shows all the family names of "Bear" and its variants as deriving from geographic locations or from an epithet like "the Bear" and does not even posit a patronymic origin.
Dorren of Ashwell. Addition of designation of Ashwell Manor to already registered badge. Quarterly sable and argent, a cross of four mascles counterchanged.
There was a considerable feeling in the College that the problem with reservation of the actual placename cited at the time that the household name was returned in August, 1988, was not resolved by the change of the designator to "Manor". It must be admitted that, in general, a household designator (e.g., "House", "Clan", etc.) does not contribute to difference any more than an official group designator would.
Gareth the Eccentric of Saint Albans. Device. Argent, semy of delves pierced sable, in fess three quills gules.
Although we sympathize with Brigantia's "gut feeling" that this should not conflict with Raymond of Noergate ("Argent, billetty sable."), there is no doubt that this does. At most a minor point of difference can be derived from the modification of the square objects and, since the minor change is applied to the semy, this difference is negligible (DoD D6). As a result, the only difference here is the addition of the charges overall which is not, since we consider a semy to be charges, not a field treatment, addition of primary charges to a field.
Mary Taran of Glastonbury. Badge. Azure, goutty d'Or, a Glastonbury hawthorne blossom proper, barbed gules.
As the letter of intent indicates, the flower is pink. Shades of pink are generally blazoned as gules (and, indeed, horticultural books show this flower in several shades of gules) so this is colour on colour.
KINGDOM OF MERIDIES
Brighid O'Mainnin. Device. Per chevron vert and azure, a chevron enflamed Or between a dragon dormant to sinister, wings elevated and addorsed, argent and a sword proper between two ravens respectant argent.
There were just too many anomalies in this device for us to consider it period style. The chevron is neither a standard rayonny nor the Society-legal "ordinary enflamed" that has been seen in the case of bordures, etc. previously. The beast in chief is neither a true couchant or dormant, but rather more of a non-heraldic "stalkant, head to base". Moreover the three tiny charges of two types and two tinctures packed into the compartment below the chevron are very difficult to identify accurately.
William Lee. Name only.
As Lanner has noted, the name is identical to that of the period inventor of the knitting machine. While Laurel would be the last person to claim that the names of all period inventors should be protected, this individual not only is listed in the Britannica, but plays a large part in histories of technology and English patent law. His knitting machine remained in use for a long time and is considered by some the machine that triggered the first stages of the Industrial Revolution in England. Indeed, it is due in no small part to the immediate success of his invention from the end of the sixteenth century at Nottingham that that city became one of the earliest outposts of industrial production in the clothing trades, eventually leading Hargraves to set up his spinning jenny and Arkwright his first spinning mill in Nottingham some two centuries later. Indeed, the extreme development of Nottingham by the nineteenth century, with nearly two and half centuries of "modern" industrial development were a primary reason why the Luddite riots were so strong there. . .
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Alaric Dimitrievich Razvedcheckov. Device. Per chevron azure and Or, in sinister chief a demi-dragon Or.
Unfortunately, Crescent and Silver Trumpet are correct in noting that, under the current rules, this conflicts with the fieldless badge of the Middle Kingdom "A demi-dragon argent.": since it is fieldless no difference can be given for field tincture or absolute position on the field.
Alys Katharine of Ashthorne Glen. Device. Vert, on a bend between two fleurs-de-lys Or, three Catherine wheels vert.
Conflict with Brendan MacUilliam "Vert, on a bend between two trefoils Or, three Celtic harps palewise vert."), College of St. Brigid ("Vert, on a bend between two straight-armed Saint Brigid's crosses Or, a laurel wreath vert.") and David of Moorland ("Vert, on a bend Or, three Moor's heads couped sable.").
Aurelia Dawen. Device. Vert, two six-legged weasels passant respectant argent and a demi-sun, issuant from base, Or.
There was a considerable consensus in the College that the hexapodal weasels were not consonant with period style.
Baile na Scolaíri, Shire of. Device. Purpure, on a pile inverted throughout between in chief two lanterns Or, an open scroll vert, overall a laurel wreath counterchanged Or and vert.
At the time the device was returned in July, 1988, it was noted that, not only was this barred from registration since the name was at that time not acceptable, but also that "Many in the College felt that this device bordered or went beyond the limits of good style for groups and certainly this would be improved if there were only two tinctures involved. In any case the lanterns in chief should be much bigger (which might involve making the laurel wreath slightly smaller)". This resubmission does not resolve those problems and the feeling in the College is, if anything, now stronger that this is not appropriate period style for a group device.
Cait Aine O'Domnaill. Name only.
Unfortunately, the diminutive form cannot be registered and, as noted by several commentors, the name has some problems with the registered name of Caitlin MacDonnell. Note that the appropriate spelling of the surname should be "O'Domhnaill" as for the other names on this letter.
Chiara Giovanni. Device. Ermine, in saltire a quill Or and a quill gules.
The Or quill on the ermine field is "metal upon metal" under our rules.
Coille Stormeil, Canton of. Name for the Silver Spoons Cooking Guild.
Conflict with the Order of the Silver Spoon registered to the Principality of the Mists.
Elizabeth Stafford. Name only.
The daughter of Edward Stafford, the Duke of Buckingham executed in 1521 and wife of Thomas Norfolk, Duke of Norfolk under Henry and Edward, Elizabeth Stafford was the mother of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (executed in 1547) and grandmother of Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk (executed in 1572).
Erik Erikson. Name only.
The name has important period and modern conflicts. It is identical to that of the famous psychoanalyst who is familiar to many students of religious history and/or twentieth-century historiography as the author of the ground-breaking "psychoanalytic biography" Young Man Luther. It also conflicts with at least two period kings of Denmark who succeeded father's with the same name (thus proving that a patronymic formed from the same name as your given name was possible in period!).
Geoffrey of Coldingham. Badge. Per fess sable and argent, a cross moline counterchanged.
Conflict with Columbers ("Per fess gules and argent, a cross moline counterchanged., as cited in Papworth, p. 616).
Giacomo Frisinghelli. Device. Per fess Or and azure, in chief three gyrons, conjoined at the line of division, gules, overall a lion of St. Mark passant to sinister and guardant argent.
Conflict with the badge of Aethelthritha of Whitby ("Sable, a winged lion passant guardant to sinister argent."), as the gyrons in chief are tantamount to a field treatment gyronny and we cannot really see our way clear to granting a minor point of difference for the halo. For the same reasons, this also conflicts with the badge of the Barony of Windmaster's Hill ("A winged cat sejant affronty, facing to sinister, wings displayed, argent."): the permission to conflict from Windmaster's Hill was specifically for their "Kittyhawk" passant.
Gwendolyn Arwen des Estoiles d'Or. Device. Per pale and per saltire, azure and Or, a pegasus passant, wings elevated and addorsed, argent.
Unfortunately, as no difference can be derived from the field, this technically conflicts the badge of the Barony of Windmaster's Hill ("A winged cat passant, forepaw extended, wings elevated and addorsed, argent.").
Ian MacLairdy MacDonald. Name and device. Per chevron gules and azure, a chevron cotissed between a sword fesswise and a lion rampant reguardant Or.
Unfortunately, Crescent is correct in noting that the proposed name conflicts with that of Sir John MacDonald, first prime minister of Canada (the analogue of "George Wilson Washington" is very well taken). Silver Trumpet is correct in noting that this technically conflicts with Eadwyn Inhold ("Per chevron gules and purpure, a chevron cotised between in dexter chief a castle and in base a sprig of two oak leaves fesswise fructed Or.").
Iago ap Gwilym. Name only.
Crescent has noted a rather famous James Wilson, signer of the Declaration of Independence and ratifier of the Constitution. This name is a direct translation of that name. While the "conflict by translation" clause in the current rules has been localized in the group names section, personal names which have been direct translations of Society names and/or the names of famous individuals have been returned for conflict for years when they have been noticed. A result of the increasing knowledge of foreign naming practises over the past decade may be a slightly increased probability of such conflicts being noticed, but they are not a novelty. Indeed, members of the Laurel staff can remember Eastern submission being returned as direct translations of Society names during the tenure of Master Wilhelm.
Kaellyn mac Dermott of Leinster. Device. Azure, a shoe within a bordure embattled argent.
Conflict with Alasdair MacAuley ("Azure, a boot argent between four estoiles of four straight and four wavy rays, three and one, Or.").
Kaitlyn of the Burr Ridge. Device. Or, a wolf's head cabossed sable between two thistle plants vert, flowered purpure, all within a bordure sable.
The thistle plants depicted on the emblazon not only resemble a laurel wreath too much, they are not drawn as normal heraldic thistle plants, which normally have a single flower rising from a stalk which is leaved. This depiction which shows a flower alternating with each leaf on a branch similar to a laurel branch has no precedent in period or Society heraldry.
Katrina of Silverbrook. Device. Sable, three scarpes wavy within a bordure argent. Conflict with Veleda of Isenfir ("Sable, three bendlets sinister wavy argent between two sprays of lilies of the valley Or.").
Keara Calder. Device. Vert, on a chevron between two harps and a lymphad argent, three hawk's bells vert.
Conflict with Caradoc Llew Du ap Morgan ("Vert, on a chevron between three Maltese crosses argent, two lions passant respectant maintaining between them a Maltese cross sable.").
Landric of Ely. Device. Per fess Or and gules, in fess three human skeletons affronty, kneeling on their dexter knees, gules, each maintaining in its dexter arm a book and in the sinister hand a staff palewise sable, and a mongoose rampant Or, maintaining a sword bendwise argent, hilted sable.
After much consideration, we came to the conclusion that this was just too busy, the more so in view of the difficult-to-process charges used here. Additionally, it looks remarkably like an unusual "per fess" marshalling of arms. The unusual skeletons would probably make a rather striking device alone, were they put in a normal heraldic arrangement.
Lyulf Angus MacDougal. Device. Argent, a brilliant-cut emerald vert within a bordure embattled sable.
Unfortunately, the omission of the tincture of the gem from the letter of intent is a moot point since Dragon's doubts on the identifiability of the charge were well-founded.
Magdalena Ysabel von Wolfenberg. Badge. Argent, a wolf sejant ululant within a bordure sable.
Conflict with Furnace ("Argent, a talbot sejant within a bordure sable."): the cumulative minor/negligible changes to the canine do not a major make. It also conflicts with the device of Athelwulf Wulfsson ("Lozengy couped in fess Or and gules, a wolf sejant within a bordure sable.").
Margaret Towerhill. Badge. A tower per pale sable and argent.
Conflict with Anne of the White Tower ("Sable, a tower argent.").
Middle Kingdom. Change of designation for kingdom arms to Middle Kingdom and Sovereign.
By definition the arms of the Kingdom are the arms of the "sovereign by right of arms" so this change is unnecessary and confusing. We understand the desire to avoid gender specifics, but in this case it is unnecessary since, were a female fighter to win Crown Tourney in her own right, she would be the "sovereign by right of arms" and hence entitled to the Kingdom's arms.
Olwen of Montgomery. Name and device. Gules, a sword bendwise sinister inverted between three trefoils slipped and three crescents, all argent.
While there can be (and has been) some debate as to whether the name "Olwen" is the unique perquisite of the lady with the unusual powers in Welsh myth, certainly the conjunction of the trefoils with the name is excessive, given the origin of the name itself in her stated power of "perfloration". [The Laurel staff really liked that terminology for the ability to have clovers spring from your footprints!].
Pavel Feodorovich Strelkov. Device. Argent, on a pale between two arrows inverted azure, four mullets, one, one and two, argent.
Not only is the "constellation" on the pale not period style, this submission also conflicts with the device of Mellissande Marsetoile ("Argent, on a pale between two mullets of eight points elongated to base azure another argent.").
Ricard of Sable Tree. Badge for House Black Oak. Sable, on an arrowhead inverted argent, a tree couped and blasted sable.
The household name conflicts with the name of the Order of the Oak, registered to the Barony of the Steppes in 1981. Unfortunately, although the submittor is quite correct that this is a period form of arrowhead, this form does not seem to appear as an arrowhead in heraldry, including the pictures that the submittor shows from Rietstap. This is in fact the spearhead of heraldry. As the submittor is an archer we assume that he desires an actual arrowhead, the heraldic form of which will not allow a tree to be of adequately identifiable size.
Solveig Langlif. Device. Purpure, a demi-lion rampant guardant, tail nowed, issuant from a demi-sun issuant from base Or.
Conflict with Paylow ("Purpure, a lion rampant Or.").
Sternfeld, Barony of. Name for Order of the Sternfeld.
As the designator is "invisible", this is identical to the name of the Barony. Under our current rules, some minor difference at least is required.
Tiernan of Carn. Device. Gyronny argent and vert, a rose within a bordure embattled sable.
Conflict with the badge of Aliskye MacKyven Raizel ("A rose sable, barbed and seeded proper, within an annulet sable.").
Ulthar Sveinsson. Device. Gules, on the neck of a hawk's head couped within and conjoined to an annulet Or, a Thor's hammer sable.
Conflict with Albrecht von der Staffel ("Gules, in pale an eagle's head couped and a compass star Or.").
Ulthar Sveinsson. Household name for Brotherhood of the Vik.
Not only does this household name appear to lay claim to the entirety of Viking history, but it also runs afoul of the neo-pagan Viking Brotherhood, as noted by the late Sycamore Herald.
KINGDOM OF THE OUTLANDS
Caerthe, Barony of. Badge for the Order of the Black Lion. Or, a lion sejant erect sable, its dexter forepaw gules.
The name of the order conflicts with the title of the Black Lion Principal Herald of An Tir. The badge conflicts with Gilles of Lennox ("Or, a domestic cat sejant, paw extended, sable."). It is also visually too close to Barker ("Or, a lion rampant sable.", cited in Papworth, p. 84).
Dragonspine, Barony of. Badge. A wingless dragon dormant in annulo, head and tail to base, purpure.
As this is a fieldless badge, it technically conflicts with Oweneth Weavewell ("Quarterly sable and vert, a dragon couchant in annulo, its dexter forepaw clutching its tail, argent.").
Eadgith of Sevenoaks. Device. Vert, a goose statant to sinister argent.
Conflict with Katharine of Kells, cited on the letter of intent ("Vert, a goose passant displayed, wings inverted argent, plumed vert, grasping a pen in its beak, argent."): only one major point of difference can be derived from the cumulative changes of posture.
Edward Ashwell of the Crossbow. Device. Azure, a drawn crossbow palewise Or, overall on a fess bretassy argent three estoiles gules.
With his usual scholarship White Stag has adduced several instances of charged ordinaries overlying charges on a field in support of the position that this design is not overly complex and is distinctly period style. It should be noted that two of the examples cited derive from the late Tudor period whose practises are not those for which Society heraldry strives (GP3). Indeed, even these Tudor examples do not provide an exact parallel to this construction, since the one has as its underlying charge ordinaries (pallets) and the other, which involves an animate primary charge, has an ermine ordinary overall (and we do not normally consider the ermine spots of the fur tertiary charges "within the meaning of the act"). The third, which is stated to be earlier, is cited only in its French blazon. Our rough translation of this, based on an examination of Brault and other sources runs something like: "Per fess argent and azure, a cross ancre counterchanged, overall a bend gules." Lovely, but it does not support the idea of charged ordinaries placed on non-geometric charges as a recommended method of difference in period. Note that, while Crescent is correct in his citation of the language of the rules, there appears to have been a more or less consistent feeling in the College that four layers exceeds the injunctions for armorial simplicity. In this case, where the charged ordinary significantly affects the identifiability of the primary charge and four tinctures combined with three different types of charge increase the visual "traffic" in the design, we reluctantly concluded that this was just too complex.
Gizela Balbina Teuceri. Change of name from Gizela Balbina Teucer.
At the time her name was registered in October, 1988, the final "i" of the last byname was dropped because the declined form appeared inappropriate in this form of the name. White Stag has argued at some length that the given name is Italian and that by the analogy with other Italian names such as Juliani, Giustiniani, etc., the terminal "i" should be permitted with an Italian given name. Leaving aside the issue of whether Italian orthography is likely to use a "z" in this context, the suggestion that the formation of the byname is a normal one for all given name derived surnames in Italian is not correct. It is notable that the examples we have seen are all of names that have been "naturalized" into Italian from the foreign source, usually Latin (all the examples cited by White Stag are directly derived from Latin gentile names or epithets, which were used as "surnames" in classical times and, because of the manner in which they appeared in ancient writings, were misinterpreted to be given names in the later mediaeval and Renaissance period. This does not seem to be the case with "Teucer". It is derived from a Greek source and does not seem to have passed into common use in Latin nomenclature or into Italian of a later day. The usage here then is distinctly parallel to that found in such names as "Julius Caesar Scaliger", where the bynames are all placed in the nominative, which was the common humanist practise. The use of a feminized version of an ancient cognomen ("Balbinus") only reinforces the overall impression of a humanist-inspired name. This being the case, the misapplied form in "i" is particularly inappropriate. For those who are not linguists, the discussion over a single "i" no doubt seems futile. It is precisely the sort of discussion that has led to common understanding of the article in German, of aspiration following patronymics in Irish and of the grammar of Gaelic naming practise: in other words, it can make a difference in meaning. . .
Ian of Nightsgate. Device. Argent, a pellet between a fret of four swords sable.
Since the pellet, not the swords, is the primary charge, under the current rules this technically conflicts with Dav Greyheart ("Argent, on a pellet a francisque Or.").
Judith of Acre. Device. Per bend Or and azure, in bend sinister a dragon rampant to sinister and a lion rampant counterchanged.
As drawn the lion is distinctly rampant, not passant as blazoned on the letter of intent. Therefore this is too close to Vennor ("Per bend Or and azure, to lions rampant counterchanged.", cited in Papworth, p. 149).
Phyllis Meisterssohn. Device. Quarterly argent and counter-ermine, on a pale gules, a recorder argent.
This was returned in September, 1988, for conflict with Faigunn of the Silver Shuriken ("Tierced per pale Or, gules and sable, on the middle tierce a mullet of eight points pierced argent."). White Stag has appealed this return on the grounds that a major and minor should be derived from the field because of the change in field division and the partial chane in tincture. Leaving aside, long-standing precedent that no more than a single major can be derived from the field except in certain, very specific circumstances, the visual similarity of the "tierce" and a "pale" is overwhelming, taken in the context of the similarities in number and tincture for the tertiaryies. This view is only reinforced by the excellent coloured sketchs White Stag drew of the conflicting devices.
Ruter Rotbart von Rothenberg. Badge. Per pale azure and sable, an eagle's wing fesswise ending in a hand Or, maintaining a seax fesswise reversed argent.
Conflict with Siegfried of the Black Glade ("Quarterly purpure and sable, an eagle's wing chevronwise inverted Or, maintaining in chief a sword reversed proper.").
KINGDOM OF THE WEST
Haos Windchaser. Change of name from Daniel Windchaser.
The submittor had originally submitted the given name as coined and it was returned in June, 1984, at which time his current name was issued as a holding name. The submittor adduces a Persian name name "Khaoos" cited in Yonge, although we have not been able to document it from any other source. Correspondence with Star indicates that this name could be derived by transliteration from "Khaoos". Unfortunately, it is also a rendition of the Greek word more commonly transliterated as "Chaos" and, as such, would not normally be acceptable for use as a Society name.
Jacquelin of Normandy. Device. Azure, a rose argent, a chief argent, ermined azure. Since the almond flower is very similar to the heraldic rose in appearance, this does conflict with the device of Maria Mindalova, cited on the letter of intent ("Azure, an almond flower proper."). It also conflicts with the British 23rd Division ("Azure, a rose argent.") and the white rose of York.
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS ARE PENDED:
KINGDOM OF THE EAST
Aonghais Dubh MacTarbh. Release of badge. Or, a seabull sejant sable.
The intent to release unused armoury is laudable, but we are unable to release this at this time since the forms included no instrument of release from the "owner" of the armoury. This release is therefore pended until the Laurel Office receives a copy of the letter of release from Duke Aonghais.
Aonghais Dubh MacTarbh. Release of badge. Gules, a saltire argent, overall a bull's head erased sable.
We are unable to release this at this time since the forms included no instrument of release from the "owner" of the armoury. This release is therefore pended until the Laurel Office receives a copy of the letter of release from Duke Aonghais.
Aonghais Dubh MacTarbh. Change of household name designation from Clan Creachainn West to Clann Creachainn.
Per pale argent and sable, a horse's head couped argent, orbed gules, crined of flames and incensed proper, gorged of a ducal crown Or, fimbriated sable. Note that, in the normal course of events, this household badge could only be used by those of ducal rank. As this badge was already registered as a household badge in 1977 for Clan Creachainn West, we felt that this had to be considered a change of household name (even though the name to which it was changed was already registered to another badge). The action would have been taken, but no forms were included for the change of designation. The submission is therefore pended until the Laurel Office receives forms for the change or a letter from Duke Aonghais indicating that this change/release is his actual intent.
Ivory Tower, Canton of. Release of name.
The letter of intent indicated that it was the desire of the membership of the Canton to release their name to Settmour Swamp for use as an Order name. However, no petition from the membership of the Canton in support of this action was included with the paperwork, such as would normally be required for such an action. If the Canton has in fact been "inactive for some time", as the letter of intent states, it is possible that the release may not be permissible under current Board ruling. If the group is actually defunct, it may not be possible to release the name, since our records indicate that would be what current terminology calls an "official" group and there is presently no mechanism for releasing names and armoury of defunct official groups. (The Crown and Kingdom Seneschal together may give permission for the release of material pertaining to defunct incipient groups, per the Board discussion of July, 1988.) This submission is therefore pended until appropriate paperwork is supplied by Brigantia or it is determined that the group is indeed defunct and no petition of the membership is feasible.
Juliana Richenda Trevain. Name only.
Brigantia recently noted to us that no action appeared in a letter of acceptance and return on this name. It was considered at the May meeting and no problems were found with the name, but it had to be pended due to lack of paperwork. We apologize to the lady and to Brigantia if the omission of this submission from the May letter caused inconvenience. (As the missing paperwork had been the subject of a prior communication to Brigantia, we had thought delay fully explained, but the name should have been included. . .).
Settmour Swamp, Barony of. Name for Order of the Ivory Tower.
Note the comments on the Canton of Ivory Tower above. Additionally, if/when the transfer from the Canton becomes possible, it will be necessary for there to be appropriate paperwork from the Baron/Baroness and officers of Settmour Swamp accepting the transfer before it can be completed.
KINGDOM OF MERIDIES
Crimson River, Shire of. Device. Azure, a pall wavy gules, fimbriated, in chief a horse's head couped, overall a laurel wreath argent.
At the present time, precedent would allow a plain pall in this position to be fimbriated. Although no comment was made on this submission, possibly because the waviness of the pall was reduced to near invisibility on the emblazon on the letter of intent, significant comment in the past has questioned whether fimbriation of complex ordinaries might not be excessive. There would in the past seem to be a feeling against such lines of division as "dovetailed" while allowing more latitude to certain other lines of division. This seems overly complex and it is our feeling that a definite consensus must be reached, one way or another. Therefore, this submission is hereby pended to the November meeting to allow for complete commentary from the College on the issue of whether or not complexly divided ordinaries may be fimbriated in Society heraldry.
KINGDOM OF THE MIDDLE
Aoibheann Caoilfhionn Muirinn O'Domhnaill. Device. Vert, on a lozenge between in chief two trefoils slipped argent, a gryphon sejant sable.
The tincture of the trefoils was misblazoned as "vert" on the letter of intent. The device is therefore pended to the November meeting to allow adequate conflict checking.
Corinne Donata Laurent. Device. Per chevron azure and gules, semy of fir trees couped Or, a St. Hubert's hound's head erased argent.
The blazon was omitted from the letter of intent so that the commentors could not check for conflict. The submission is therefore pended to the November meeting to allow adequate conflict checking.
Geoffrey of Coldingham. Device. Per bend Or and gules, crusilly patoncy Or, in sinister chief a demi-lion sable, collared Or.
The tincture of the beast was omitted on the letter of intent. The submission is therefore pended to the November meeting to allow adequate conflict checking.
Maria Luisa García y de Madrid. Device. Per pale sable and Or, a cross of Jerusalem set saltirewise within a bordure counterchanged.
The tinctures of the device were reversed on the letter of intent. The submission is therefore pended to the November meeting to allow adequate conflict checking.
KINGDOM OF THE WEST
Isolea di Bari. Name only.
The letter of intent noted that the submittor had provided documentation for a daughter of Francesco Sforza named "Isolea" or "Isotta:", citing a book from "Facts on File Publications. The submittor's paperwork indicated that a copy of the relevant page should have been forwarded to Laurel. It was not, leaving us in something of a quandary on whether the name was in fact a manuscript misreading or not, since the original source was not given (a number of popular works from "Facts on File" are notorious for miscitation. . .). In this case, where "Isotta" is normally the diminutive of "Isolda", which is very similar to the cited form in the hand of the day and "isolea" would normally be an adjectival form derived from the noun "isola" (="island"), we feel we have to be cautious and pend the name until a copy of the documentation is forwarded to Laurel.
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