Aldith Gyffin. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a bend sinister erminois between an open scroll fesswise and a griffin segreant Or.

Alen Bendbow. Name.

An Tir, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of the Grey Goose Shaft. Checky Or and argent, a goose within four arrows lying as on a mascle sable.

A letter of permission signed by the Crown and Royal Archer of the West Kingdom was included.

Antigone Racine. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Cato ap Brion. Name.

Lady Harpy presented some justification for this name formation. Though a little weak, it seemed adequate to permit registration.

Cedric van Kiesterzjil. Name and badge. Per pale azure and Or, a vol per pale Or and sable.

Submitted as Cederic van Kiesterzijl. The name has been modified to drop the undocumented second "e". In the locative the "i" and "j" appeared to be mistakenly reversed, so we have corrected this.

Cormac of Caermont. Name and device. Quarterly sable and vert, a hawk rising wings addorsed and inverted, in chief a boar spear Or.

Donald of Loch Duich. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, on a pale Or a branch leaved in chief proper, all within a bordure Or.

Eadwulf Ruthven. Name and device. Per pall inverted vert, sable and argent, in base a demi-stag erect couped wavy holding in its mouth a thistle proper.

Eibhlin Catriona Moireabh. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and azure, on a bend sinister argent a rose gules slipped and leaved vert, seeded argent.

Elena Anne of Lostwithiel. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Eoghan O'Neill. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Eoghan O'Niall. The name has been modified to correct the grammar.

Etienne Fawkes. Name and device. Quarterly azure and vert, a horse rampant argent, in chief three fleurs-de-lis Or.

Garrick Thorvaldsson. Name.

Gavin Draeger of Quietwood. Name and device. Or, an oak tree eradicated sable and on a chief gules an eagle displayed, wings inverted, argent.

Gavin Draeger of Quietwood. Name for House Quietwood.

While the LoI stated that the name being submitted was "House of Quietwood" the submitters forms said "House Quietwood".

Groen Leira, Canton of. Device. Paly wavy argent and azure, on a pale wavy vert a water bouget, overall a laurel wreath Or.

Heinrich Alois von Speyer. Device. Erminois, a panther salient regardant and another salient contourny regardant in saltire azure, incensed gules.

Isolde de la Vielle-à-Roue. Name.

Leopold von Elchenwald. Name and device. Per fess vert and lozengy couped in fess Or and vert, a demi-elk salient contourny issuant from the line of division Or.

Marie de Clermont. Device. Argent, a pantheon salient purpure, estoilly Or, between in fess two crescents gules, within a bordure purpure semy-de-lys Or.

Although this pushes the complexity limits of VIII.1.a, it holds together well enough visually to be allowable here. It would, though, be much better without the crescents.

Meaghan of Myrganwood. Name and device. Gules, a winged sea-unicorn wings elevated and addorsed within a bordure wavy Or.

Although the submitter's home group is spelled differently (Myrgan Wood), this construction seems reasonable.

Peregrine Payne. Device. Per saltire Or and vert, in pale two peregrine falcons rising, wings inverted and addorsed, sable.

Sibyl Draeger of Quietwood. Name and device. Lozengy argent and azure, on a pale azure a dragon segrent argent.

As with the device of Iseult de Londres (November 1991) the azure pale on the lozengy argent and azure field is just acceptable.

Timothy der Kenntnisreiche. Name and device. Azure, in pale an open book argent grasped by a scorpion Or.

Submitted as Timothy der Kenntnisreich. The name has been modified to correct the grammar.

Yric of Barnhamwood. Name.


Aimilíona of Hare's Keep. Name and device. Purpure, a hare rampant argent within an orle of mascles Or.

Aldrich the Black. Name.

Alexis la Bouche. Device change. Per pale azure and argent, a standing balance within a bordure embattled counterchanged.

His currently registered device, Quarterly ermine and sable, a cross between in bend sinister two towers Or, is released.

Alexis la Bouche. Badge. [Fieldless] A dexter gauntlet aversant argent supporting a set of scales azure.

Ansteorra, Kingdom of. Title for Serpentine Pursuivant.

Athalwolf Tyrell. Name.

Benedict Morgan. Name.

Bertrand de Guise. Name.

Brenna Montgomery. Device. Azure, on a bend sinister wavy between a rose and a wolf sejant erect Or, a sword gules.

Catherine Marie Elisabeth d'Evreux. Badge. [Fieldless] On a swan naiant Or breathing flames, a rose proper.

Gala Cunningham. Name and device. Per chevron throughout argent and vert, two roses proper and a horse's head erased argent.

Harald One Eye. Device. Quarterly Or and azure, a crescent inverted gules.

Jillian Saint André. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Kobayashi Sachio. Name.

Madeleine la Seule. Name and device. Argent, a fleur-de-lis and a chief embattled purpure.

Nice device!

Olav Tyson. Name and device. Vert, a single bitted axe bendwise sinister reversed within a bordure argent.

Olwen McCéileachair an Ghlinne Goirbhe. Name.

Perceval Eduard de Varannes. Name.

Petar iz Beograda. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, a rhinoceros passant contourney argent and two quill pens in saltire Or.

Submitted as Petar od Beograda. The name has been modified to correct the grammar. "Od" appears to apply to inanimate objects, not people.

Philippa de Vienne. Name.

Rachael Bräuer of the Blackforest. Name and device. Or, seven fir trees couped two, three and two sable within a bordure invected gules.

Versus Alan Youngforest (SCA), Or, five pine trees, two, two and one sable and a bordure dovetailed gules, there are CDs for changing the line of division of the bordure and for the arrangement (and number) of the primaries.

Rafaella Violante de Lorraine. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, a pale fusilly ermine.

While there was some concern that the byname "de Lorraine" could be considered presumptuous, the citation in Reaney of "de Lorreyne" (dated 1333) lends support to the belief that the locative was not restricted solely to members of the Ducal House of Lorraine.

Renate Johanna Wilhelmina Warnecke. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, on a bend sinister Or three garbs palewise sable, ribboned gules.

Nice armory!

Rosalind Moondragon. Name and device. Gules, a dragon dormant, on a chief argent three roses gules.

The byname is registered to the client's father and so is grandfathered here.

Stephen Clifford. Device. Sable, on a pile between two mascles argent a mascle sable, all within a bordure argent.

Thorkell Oddsson. Name and device. Argent, a wingless sea dragon sable between two flaunches gules.

Torsten von den Schwartzenbullen. Name.


Antonia d'Alessandria. Device change. Per saltire indented vert and Or, four lizards tergiant in cross counterchanged.

Her currently registered device, Per saltire indented vert and Or, four lozenges in cross counterchanged, is released.

Carthann Mac Luinge of Inishmore. Name.

Danny Bloodaxe. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sable and Or, a garden rose bendwise slipped and leaved argent and a dragon sejant erect contourny sable.

Submitted as Dala Bloodaxe.

Deirdre Maudelyn of the Moor. Device. Argent, three bells purpure within a bordure sable, masoned Or.

Hallbjorn Bjarnisson. Name.

Lord Treblerose (during his tenure as Brigantia) documented Norse patronymics in period using the genitive "s" as well as their more "correct" genitive forms. Thus Bjarnisson is as acceptable as the technically more correct Bjarnasson.

Isabelle Le Noire. Device. Or, two striped skunks sejant erect respectant proper maintaining between them a nosegay gules, slipped vert.

Katerina O'Callaghan. Device. Or, a fox's head contourny erased within a bordure embattled gules.

Katya Aleksievna Polunochnika. Name change from holding name of Katya of Atenveldt.

Liana of Greenhaven. Name.

Magdelena Asmarit di Venezia. Badge. Per chevron azure and vert, a chevron fracted argent and in chief a tied pouch Or.

Mair of Lew. Device. Per bend sinister azure and sable, a sun between two mullets in bend argent.

Michael Joseph La Mano Dolce. Device. Per pale gules and sable, a tiger-headed torque, heads to base, Or, striped sable within a bordure engrailed Or.

Pawel of Gdansk. Badge. Purpure, a fasces reversed within a bordure Or.

Terrance the Brave. Device. Checky vert and Or, on a lozenge throughout Or two wooden clubs in saltire proper.

Thomas de Beaumont. Name.

Thomas Hambleton. Device. Or, a chevron engrailed and in chief two dragon's heads erased respectant sable, breathing flames gules.

Thorgrim Bjarnisson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Lord Treblerose (during his tenure as Brigantia) documented Norse patronymics in period using the genitive "s" form as well as the more "correct" genitive forms. Thus Bjarnisson is as acceptable as the technically more correct Bjarnasson.

Wolfgang of the Three Needles. Device. Vairy in pale gules and Or, a fess sable, overall a sword within a bordure argent.


Alanna of Volchevo Lesa. Device. Argent, on a wolf's head cabossed sable a rose argent, barbed and seeded proper, a border wavy gules.

Name was submitted as Alanna of Volkogo Les, the above form is what was previously registered.

Alisandra Bennett. Name and device. Per fess wavy argent and purpure, two natural dolphins naiant in annulo counterchanged.

Brianne Pendeulwyn. Name.

Caer Draigwyrdd, Canton of. Release of name.

Caterina de Chantal. Device. Purpure, a centaur rampant guardant holding a harp and on a chief argent, two recorders crossed in saltire sable.

Curragh Mor, Shire of. Release of name and device. Per fess azure and vert, on a pile fesswise reversed throughout argent a mastless drakkar reversed, oars in action, proper, and in canton a laurel wreath Or.

Curragh Mor, Shire of. Release of badge. Barry wavy argent and azure, five mullets conjoined in mullet within and conjoined to a bordure Or.

Dinas Moryn, Shire of. Release of name and device. Per bend sinister vert and azure, a pile inverted throughout enarched issuant from dexter base and in canton a laurel wreath Or.

Fnaedhom, Canton of. Release of name.

Gabryelle Cairthenn. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and sable, two spiders counterchanged.

Giovanna Donnina. Name and device. Gules, a winged artist's brush and on a chief argent, three ermine spots sable.

The wings as drawn make the primary charge hard to identify. If the submitter would draw more standardized bird wings a little farther down on the handle of the brush, this situation would be imrpoved considerably.

Howling Wolf's Keep, Shire of. Release of name.

Isabella of Caer Mear. Device. Per bend sinister invected argent and azure, a rose proper and a heart argent.

Isobel MacCaffery. Name.

Ivan Borisovich of Volchevo Lesa. Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two oak trees couped proper and a wolf sejant ululant argent.

Submitted as Ivan Borisovich of Volkogo Les. The name has been modified to match the documented form already registered in several other names.

Kestrel's Keep, Canton of. Release of name and device. Per bend argent and sable, a bend countercompony gules and Or between a kestrel rising wings displayed proper, belled, and a laurel wreath Or surmounted by a tower argent.

Kestrel's Keep, Canton of. Release of badge. Gules, a tower argent surmounted by a kestrel rising proper, belled Or.

Magnus Stewart. Name and device. Sable, a semy of lozenges on a bordure argent, three lozenges sable.

Marie Simone de Barjaval la Fildena. Device change. Ermine, a griffin's head erased gules armed sable, gorged of a ducal coronet, grasping in its beak an arrow bendwise Or.

Her currently registered device, Ermine, a griffin's head couped gules armed sable, collared, grasping in its beak an arrow bendwise Or, is released.

Marinus, Barony of. Name for the Award of the Oaken Oar.

This is to be associated with their registered badge, Per pale vert and azure an oar palewise argent.

Marinus, Barony of. Name for the Award of the Sandpiper.

Michaela Raven. Name.

Submitted as Michaela de Raven. The name has been modified to drop the undocumented "de". The documented "atte Raven" from Reaney's Dictionary of British Surnames does not necessarily lend support to "de Raven".

Miriel of Concarneau. Name.

Oak Clyffe, College of. Release of name.

Rudolf der Schweizer. Name.

Seagate, Canton of. Release of name and device. Per fess invected argent and azure, a portcullis sable fimbriated in base argent, in chief a laurel wreath vert.

Stormgate, Shire of. Release of name and device. Azure, a gateway between two towers, in chief two lightning bolts in saltire, all within a laurel wreath Or.

Sweyn Erik Grafell. Name and device. Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated between an open book and a double­bitted axe bendwise sinister, three torches palewise argent.

Versus Peter the Sinister, Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated between a sun and an increscent, three broad arrows inverted, all argent, there are CDs for changing the type of the secondaries and for changing the type and orientation of the tertiaries (from bendwise sinister to palewise).

Thorsteinn Orn Sveinsson. Name.

Torhvassir, Shire of. Release of name and device. Or, a chevron wavy azure between, in chief, a water wheel proper between two towers gules and in base a laurel wreath proper.

Tyger's Keep, Canton of. Release of name.

This name was released in the LoAR in September 1990.

Urien Connor ap Rhys. Name and device. Argent, a vol, tips inward, enclosing two chief a lozenge and on a base indented sable, a mullet pierced argent.

Wandering Lands, Canton of. Release of name.


Abaris Damh Feidh Ciar. Device. Or, a stag rampant, a bordure engrailed sable.

Abaris Damh Feidh Ciar. Badge. [Fieldless] Six arrows fretted in saltire sable.

Abaris Damh Feidh Ciar. Badge. [Fieldless] Six arrows fretted in saltire Or.

Anton de Silva. Name.

Bleyddyn ap Rhys. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, two wolf's heads erased argent and a drakkar sable.

Caid, Kingdom of. Title for Bellows Pursuivant.

Calafia, Barony of. Name for Order of the Serpent's Flame.

This name should be attached to their registered badge, [Fieldless] A flame within and conjoined at the base to a goutte voided Or.

Cara Leigh. Device. Sable, a bezant between three pheons, points outwards, a bordure Or.

Connor Thornhill. Name.

Duncan Andrew Songhawke Tengri-in Jahd. Device. Per saltire vert and purpure, a horse courant between in pale two increscents argent.

Duncan Andrew Songhawke Tengri-in Jahd. Badge. Purpure, a horse courant and in chief an increscent argent.

Gytha Wulfbeald. Name and device. Per bend sinister indented sable and argent, two wolves sejant contourny ululant counterchanged.

Kelan McBride of Arainn. Device. Gules, a dragon's head couped contourny within an annulet Or.

Lachlan Llewelyn. Badge. [Fieldless] Four comets conjoined in saltire, heads to center, Or.

Lawrence Kelly. Device. Argent, a horseshoe inverted gules, in chief two fools' caps sable.

Mahmud Ali ben Sinan. Badge. [Fieldless] A scimitar gules and overall a trefoil within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

Marin of Tre Bryn. Device change. Argent semy of carrots gules slipped vert, a coney sejant erect azure maintaining a wooden club bendwise sinister proper.

Her currently registered device, Argent, a coney sejant erect azure maintaining a wooden club bendwise sinister proper, a bordure azure, is released.

Mykola Alecksandr. Name and device. Azure crescenty argent, a Russian Orthodox cross Or and a gore sinister argent.

Submitted as Mykola Alecksandr Shiahetka. The name has been modified to drop the undocumentable byname.

Peter Bentarrow. Name.

Robyn Ruadh Mag Aonghusa. Device. Argent, in pale three sea-dragons naiant sable, a chief raguly gules.

Wulfric Thjostolfsson. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, a compass star and a bordure embattled counterchanged.

Please ask the submitter to draw the border wider.


Caoimhín Fionnbharr Mac Siúrtáin. Name.

Catriona de Brynton. Device. Gules, platy, a pheasant rising contourny Or.

Claire Félise de Forêtvert. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Gilligan of Eire. Name.

Jonathan Hawke. Name and device. Per saltire gules and sable, a pithon erect, wings displayed, Or.

Nigel of Hinterland. Holding name and device. Argent, goutty gules, a rose sable, barbed and seeded proper, and on a chief engrailed gules a falchion reversed proper.

Submitted as Nigel of the Bloodrose. Although a number of commenters noted that the number of types of charges plus tinctures exceeds the rule of thumb complexity limits of RfS VIII.1.a., at least one of those tinctures (vert) comes from a part of the primary normally left to artistic license. In fact, the device holds together visually far better than many with complexity "counts" of only 6 or 7, and hence certainly follows the spirit of the rule of thumb.

Nigel of Hinterland. Name and badge for House Rivencrag. Azure, two mountains conjoined in base argent, between their peaks a catamount sejant erect guardant Or.

Peregrine Elric of Courtenay. Name.

Siobhán le Blake. Name.


Angus mac Dhomhnuill. Name.

Aonghus òg na Feusaige Ruaidhe. Name and device. Or, two wolf's heads couped addorsed and conjoined at the neck and on a base vert a Maltese cross Or.

Arielle de Pontoise. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and purpure, a bend sinister two horses passant respectant Or.

Baile na Scolairi, Shire of. Device. Or, an open scroll within a laurel wreath vert and on a chief purpure three lanterns Or.

Bronislava of the Shattered Seax. Name and device. Argent, a lantern gules within a bordure invected sable.

Charles Edmonton. Name and device. Or, a cock, dexter leg raised, sable, in base three peascods in pile vert, on a chief sable three hawk's bells Or.

Ciar Reul. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Ciara Reul. The name has been modified to match the documented form.

Daniel de Lincoln. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Dmitri Kazak. Name.

Fáelán Skógarmannsson. Name and device. Or, on an oak leaf vert a cross formy Or within a bordure vert annuletty Or.

Please ask the submitter to draw the bordure and annulets much larger. (For those who questioned it on the mini-emblazon, on the large emblazon the cross was drawn sufficiently large.)

Gabriela Maria dei Clementini d'Orvieto. Name change from Yseulte merch Saer of Caer Pren-Rhosyn.

Submitted as Gabriela Aradia Maria dei Clementini d'Orvieto. The name has been modified to drop the problematical Aradia, which appears to be a unique name.

Goswin Sterrenkijker van Sint Gillis Waas. Device. Per fess argent and sable, a billet fesswise and a base enarched counterchanged.

Isabella Luisa de la Vega. Name change from Sciath an Chapaill Bháin.

Jeanne d'Arbois. Name.

Lodric Wulfstan. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Lucia Porzia Sforza di Firenze. Name and device. Gules, a bumblebee proper and a chief Or honeycombed sable.

Margarethe of Lynwood Keep. Name.

Richard Kenrick. Name.

Thistle, Marche of the. Device. Vert, on a bend sinister between two laurel wreaths argent a thistle and another inverted conjoined at the slips proper.

Thomas of the River's Edge. Device. Sable, a quiver holding two arrows between three barrels Or.

Tosten de Calais. Name.

Valeria of Burgundy. Name.

Victor von dem Stürme. Device. Per fess gules and ermine, an Egyptian sphinx couchant argent and an scarab gules.


Ariel of the Mists. Name.

Arianrwydd of the Mists. Name.

Godfrey de Bolden. Device. Or, on a pile rayonny sable, three cups, two and one, Or.

Haakon Thorgilsson. Name and device. Gyronny purpure and Or, an annulet sable and on a chief argent three shamrocks vert.

Ona Ériukas Gelezinis. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a sheep rampant countourny and a sword counterchanged within a bordure per pale argent and gules semy of double-crosses counterchanged.


Phaedria d'Aurillac. Vert, on a pile inverted bendwise argent, a seahorse contourny vert.

Pended from the December 1991 Laurel meeting.



Aldith Gyffin. Badge. Argent, a blackberry bramble blasted and eradicated purpure, within a bordure wavy sable mulletty argent.

The primary charge is unidentifiable and consequently unregisterable per RfS VII.7.a.

Antigone Racine. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a dulcimer hammer palewise Or surmounted by two needles in saltire argent.

No documentation was included for this form of dulcimer hammer, nor does it match the form of dulcimer hammer documented in previous registrations. Without such documentation we cannot register this form of dulcimer hammer.

Branwen of Barnhamwood. Name and device. Argent, on a chevron between two crosses crosslet sable and an oak tree eradicated proper a raven argent.

Conflict with Temple (Papworth, p. 481), Argent, on a chevron sable five birds of the first beaked and legged gules; Frewod (Papworth, p. 482), Argent, on a chevron sable an escallop of the first; Alfray (Papworth, p. 483), Argent, on a chevron sable a fleur-de-lys of the first; Trewlove (Papworth, p. 485), Argent, on a chevron sable a quatrefoil of the first; and others. In each case there is a CD for the addition of the secondaries, but nothing for changing the number or type only of the tertiary. (X.4.j.ii does not apply here because of the dissimilar secondaries.)

Caoimteach Fuolchu dhe Buitseach. Name for Household Weordful Beag.

The submitter's name does not appear to be registered, and therefore we cannot register the household name. Additionally, the household name itself does not appear to be formed in a grammatically correct manner for Anglo-Saxon nor to make grammatical sense as a name ("House Worthy Ring").

Eleanor of Hathersage. Device. Per chevron inverted Or and purpure, three arrows inverted counterchanged.

The field is neither per chevron inverted, a pile, nor a chief triangular. As such it is not registerable. If the client would redraw with a properly per chevron inverted field (with the field division issuing from the sides of the shield) or with a properly drawn pile, we would be happy to consider this.

Elena Anne of Lostwithiel. Device. Per pall inverted vert, argent and purpure, in chief two chevronels counterchanged and in base a rose between four crescents in cross argent.

Despite a rule of thumb "complexity count" of "only" six (with three types of charge and three tinctures), this device is extremely complex. It does not appear to follow any period style of armory that any of the commenters could find. The counterchanging in chief, along with the unusual field division, places it beyond acceptable style.

Eoghan O'Niall. Device. Azure, a shamrock and thistle flower slipped, entwined and eradicated argent.

Conflict with Olwen of Buckland, Azure, a trefoil stalked argent, and with the British Ninth Division, (Military Ordinary #689), Azure, a thistle slipped an leaved argent. In each case there is one CD for the addition of the second plant.

Melbrigda bena Cato. Name and device. Per saltire gules and Or, four ermine tails within a bordure urdy counterchanged.

The byname is improperly constructed. It contains mixed languages that do not appear to have combined this way in period. (Also, according to Lord Dragon the particle should be "ben" rather than "bena".) On the device (since we were having to return the name anyway), the urdy should have points going into the bordure as well as out from the bordure. As drawn it is currently a cross between urdy and embattled.

Pegasus Devona. Device change. Sable, a pegasus rampant within a bordure argent.

Conflict with Aelfwyn of Caer Leol, Sable, a pegasus salient and in dexter chief a mullet argent, with one CD for the change to type of the secondary charge, and with Elspeth Charissa Aus Reinwald, Purpure a pegasus rampant winged inverted and addorsed within a border argent, with one CD only for the change to the field.

River's Bend, Shire of. Badge. Or, a stalk of three cattails proper within and surmounted by a laurel wreath azure.

As noted by several of my predecessors, laurel wreaths are reserved to branch arms. They may not be used in badges.


Adèle Aethelyan of Moondragon. Name change from Adèle of Moondragon.

Aethelyan is not a reasonable variant of Aethelyna. No documentation was presented for reversing the vowel and consonant in any period pattern of names.

Ansteorra, Kingdom of. Title for Rapier Herald.

Conflict with Silver Bear Rapier Company, registered to Jean de Clermont. Removal of the string of adjectives is insufficient per RfS V.2.

Elric Stormcrow. Name change from Adelric the Hawk.

No justification or period precedent was included in the documentation for combining two surnames in this manner. (Smith and Jones appear in Reaney's Dictionary of British Surnames, too, but we would not then register Jonesmith.)

Jillian Saint André. Device. Per pale gules and Or, three suns within a border indented counterchanged.

The primary charges are not drawn as suns, but they are not quite mullets of eight points either. Were they mullets of eight points this would conflict with Per pale gules and Or three mullets counterchanged, with one CD for the addition of the bordure. If they were to be redrawn as clearly identifiable suns, this would be clear.

Randwulf the Hermit. Device. Or, in pale a t'ai-ch'i argent and sable, and an aloe vera vert.

RFS VII.7.a states that "elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance". The aloe vera plant does not meet this requirement.

William Dougal. Name.

Conflict with William McDougall (1871-1938), a founder of the Field of Social Psychology, who has his own entries in the Encyclopedia Brittanica and Webster's Biographical Dictionary.


Dala Bloodaxe. Name.

Dala is not documented in Geirr Bassi; the nickname Dala- is. As such the name would mean "bloodaxe of the dales". Thus this name lacks a given. We could have substituted the documented given "Dalla", but Dalla is a feminine given and pronounced significantly different from Dala. As a consequence we did not feel that we could just substitute the name for the (male) client.

Kelwin Ratslayer. Device. Azure, a pall inverted Saxonized argent between two panthers rampant addorsed Or, pellety, and in base a sword inverted surmounted by a rat couchant contourny inverted argent.

The "saxonized" line of partition on the primary is a modern invention which has not been deemed compatable with SCA practice. Additionally this has four tinctures (azure, argent, Or, and sable) and five charge types (pall, panther, sword, rat, and roundels) putting it over the rule of thumb of VIII.1.a for complexity. Also, the rat "mortant" ("couchant contourny inverted") does not appear to be a period position, but rather a modern IPOC invention. The rat's position alone has in the past has been ruled a valid reason for return in and of itself.

Michelle Almy. Device. Or, a bluebird displayed proper, head to sinister, and in chief a chaplet of ivy vert.

Conflict with Carnegie (Papworth, p. 301) Or, an eagle displayed azure. The only difference between this proposal and the previous one which was returned for conflict with Carnegie, is the blazon: That one was blazoned as a bird displayed azure. Since that proposal and this one are identical, changing the blazon generates no additional difference to clear.

Thorgrim Bjarnisson. Device. Argent, a bend sinister between a sword inverted and a battle-ax sable.

Conflict with Bisset (Papworth, p. 183) Argent, a bend sinister gules, there is only one CD for the addition of the secondaries.

Twae Linnes, Shire of. Device. Vert, a cross ermine, in bend two laurel wreaths Or and in bend sinister two castles argent.

This has the overwhelming appearance of marshalled arms, which the addition of the very thin cross only serves to accentuate. Thus, this must be returned per RFS XI.3.a.


Atlantia, Kingdom of. Title for Conch Pursuivant.

Conflict with Conk Pursuivant, listed in the 1987 Armorial.

James of Rutland. Device. Sable, a harp between two roundels in fess Or.

Conflict with Landschaden in Rietstap, Sable a harp Or, there is only one CD for the addtion of the secondaries.

Michael Caywyne de Northumberland. Device. Per chevron nebuly sable and purpure, in base a tower argent.

The complex line of division on the large emblazon was impossible to define at any distance. The very best we could tell was that it was not a plain line of division. RFS VIII.3 requires that all armorial elements be identifiable. The complex line of division here is not.

Moonstone, Shire of. Release of name.

It is not within the power or jurisdiction of the Triton Principal Herald and the crown of Atlantia to release the name of a group in Emporia, Kansas (Calontir). [Irreverent comment from Laurel: Oops!]

Patrick MacManus. Name.

Conflict with Patrick F. McManus, a well-known modern writer of humor. His name is apparently to recent to appear yet in any of our standard sources, but he is clearly well known enough warrant protection. (Even Lord Laurel who has read none of his works, is familiar with all of the titles mentioned by the commenters.) Lady Triton's statement that "there is no problem with conflict" because of the middle initial "F" is in error. We do protect against legal use names. In this specific case a legal name for the author is indeed Patric McManus this is a conflict.




Claire Félise de Forêtvert. Device. Vert, a fleur-de-lys within a bordure indented, flory at the inner points, Or.

Conflict with Jordanhill College School (Lyon II, p. 182), Vert, a fleur-de-lys Or. There is only one CD, for the addition of the bordure.

Nigel of the Bloodrose. Name.

No documentation was presented for the byname. (The submission form noted that the name was "English - Documentation attached". No such documentation was forwarded to Laurel.) A number of commenters wanted to know what a "bloodrose" is, and a number found it to be implausible. We will need documentation for its formation and style before we can accept it for registration.


Ciar Reul. Device. Per pale sable and argent, vetu, a sun counterchanged.

The primary charge is not a sun. It is, if anything, an estoile in soleil. Were it drawn as a sun this would conflict with Jennet of Twominds, Per pale argent and sable, a sun in his splendor of the field rayed and featured counterchanged. As it stands the identifiability of the primary charged is drastically reduced by the counterchanging (witness that no one seems to have caught the fact that the primary charge was not a sun).

Daniel de Lincoln. Device. Azure, four coneys rampant in cross heads to centre conjoined by the ears in annulo argent playing upon bagpipes Or.

Conflict with Kineiland (Papworth, p. 61), Azure, a hare salient argent, round the neck a hunting horn sable stringed gules. There is only one CD for changing the number of bunnies.

Hallfridr Throndardottir. Device. Azure, on a pile rayonny argent a sea-ounce sable, its head argent marked sable, crested and finned azure.

The identifiability of the "sea-ounce" is severely reduced by both the azure "crest" and the fact that the head is primarily argent on the argent pile. It thus does not meet the requirements of RfS VIII.3, Armorial Identifiability.

Lodric Wulfstan. Device. Sable, a winged wolf sejant affronty wings displayed argent.

Conflict with Eric Foxworthy, Sable, a winged fox rampant, wings addorsed argent, with only one CD for posture, and with Darcy Randolph, Sable, a bat-winged wolf sejant affronty between three mullets argent, with only one CD for removing the secondaries.

Robert of Bristol. Device. Per bend Or and sable, in pale two linden leaves stems issuant from the line of division between in bend sinister two crosses of five lozenges all counterchanged within a bordure gules.

Although this line of division has been documented (and registered in the SCA) previously, every period instance that we could find lacked other charges. Given the problems demonstrated here in the distortion of the leaves, we can understand why. This line of division with charges on the field appears to be non-Period style.


Dominica Leontyne du Lac. Device. Ermine, a rose sable, barbed and seeded proper and on a gore azure ermined argent a rose argent, barbed and seeded proper.

While this submission did indeed come out before the institution of the ban on charged gores, the commentary was nearly unanimous that the use of ermining on both the field and the peripheral charge was very complex and not period style. Additionally, the use of two different sizes of the same charge (the primary and the tertiary) has been grounds for return in the past, as they make it harder to identify just what is going on on the field, belonging as they do to two different charge groups.

Ian of Nightsgate. Badge. [Fieldless] On a mullet of three points Or a sun sable.

The identifiability of the primary charge here is at best marginal. A number of commenters questioned the acceptability of a "mullet of three points", noting that it is in outline much nearer to a caltrap with a "leg" missing than it is to any kind of mullet. That it has only been registered once before lends weight to this argument. It is Laurel's opinion that the "mullet of three points" should be added to those charges no longer registered by the College. Additionally, there was some question about the propriety of charging such a charge with a tertiary. Either the tertiary has to be drawn so small that it loses its identifiability, or the primary has to be "fattened" up so much that its identifiability becomes questionable.

Thingvöllr, Shire of. Name.

Conflict with Thingvellir, in Iceland, an extremely important and well-known site in their history. (And, not incidentally, the site of the Althing, the oldest continuously-meeting democratic government in the world.) As Thingvellir is found in general reference books (Encyclopedia Brittanica, volume 11, p. 709), it is clearly important enough to protect.

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