of the College of Arms
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
THE FOLLOWING NAMES AND ARMORIES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND REGISTERED:
Alaricus Simmonds. Name and device. Or, on an eagle displayed sable an inescutcheon argent all within a bordure purpure semy of crosses formy argent.
Versus Lyndsey (Papworth, p. 320), Or, on an eagle displayed sable within a bordure gules charged with eight cinquefoils argent a mullet of the second, there is a CD for the change to the tincture of the bordure. While the mullet in Lyndsey cannot be "of the second" (which would make it sable on sable), this does leave its actual tincture in question. It has been our rule in cases where there is a question to give our submitters the benefit of the doubt. As a consequence this has a second CD for type and tincture of the charge on the eagle.
Alexandra Chichester. Name.
Antonio Giovanni Pecoraro. Name.
Beverly of Stromgard. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Azure, three martlets Or, on a chief embattled argent four pairs of aspen leaves inverted conjoined at the stems vert.
Submitted as Arion of Aspenwyn.
Glymm Mere, Barony of. Badge. [Fieldless] On a goutte-de-larmes a sun Or.
Gordon Redthorn. Name and device. Or, two piles wavy gules between two maunches sable.
Some of the commenters objected to registering Gordon under RfS II.4., Legal Name, on the grounds that Gordon was only used in period as a locative surname and was thus too obtrusive to register. The rule clearly states that "elements of the submitter's legal name may be used as the corresponding part of a Society name, if such elements are not excessively obtrusive and do not violate other sections of these rules." (emphasis added) Gordon seems no more obtrusive than Ruby, the example used to illustrate this rule.
Magdalene von Rottweil. Device. Per pale vert and purpure, a stag trippant and on a chief argent a grapevine proper fructed purpure.
Wilhelm der Krieger. Device. Vert, a bend sinister between two foxes heads erased argent.
William of Wealdsmere. Device. Per chevron purpure and argent, in base a doubled horned armorer's anvil sable and on a chief Or a hand sable.
Adrienne Desirée Montcalm. Device. Or, an Iris purpure marked Or, slipped and leaved vert, between flaunches purpure, each charged with a unicorn combattant Or.
Agilwulf the Loud. Name.
Aisline Bertrand de Langres. Name and device. Vert, two cats sejant addorsed reguardant, tails entwined, erminois, in base a compass star sable fimbriated argent.
The compass star meets the guidelines established by Master Bruce for voiding and fimbriation. Please tell the submitter that the fimbriation should be drawn a little thicker, to more clearly delineate the compass star.
Alan Brom O'Brien. Name and device. Purpure, on a bend sinister Or, three sea lions palewise sable.
Alexandrina Quenell Wyndrych. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and gules, on a bend sinister argent, a spider sable.
Alienor of Arles. Name.
Almarr Dómarr bjarnarkló. Name and device. Per saltire sable and Or, in pale two drakkars contourny, sails set, and in fess two bears combattant counterchanged.
Submitted as Almarr Dómarr Björnkló, we have modified the byname to correct the grammar by placing it in the genitive.
Aluuara O'Reilly. Name.
Submitted as Alureda O'Reilly we have modified the given name to match the form recommended by Lord Palimpsest, which has the added advantage of being much closer to the submitter's originally desired name.
Anastasiua Feodorovna. Name and device. Azure, a lynx sejant guardant and on a chief indented argent a garden rosebud reversed, slipped and leaved, sable.
Anna Mitrofanova. Device. Purpure, a cat sejant and on a bordure argent six golpes.
Ansteorra, Kingdom of. Badge for the Ansteorran Longship Company. [Fieldless] On a longship Or, mast unshipped, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.
Archibald Wynterbourne. Name.
Arthur of the Fen. Badge. [Fieldless] An anvil environed of and conjoined to a horseshoe inverted sable.
Bronwen Eluned Tremayne. Name.
Caitlín ferch Gwynora. Name.
Caitlín ní Aindríu of Dumbarton. Name.
Da'ud ibn Auda. Badge. Vert, on a fess between a shamshir fesswise reversed, blade to base, and a cup throughout argent charged with two more, an Arabic penbox vert.
Dun na Loch Ruadh, Canton of. Device. Per fess gules and sable, a dance between a laurel wreath and on a flame Or a rock gules.
Duncan Brodie MacCrimmon of Strathspey. Badge. [Fieldless] A bagpipe Or.
Einarr Thorbjarnarson. Name.
Elwyn Halfmoon. Badge. On a descrescent Or a mullet sable.
Elwyn Halfmoon. Device change. Azure, on a bend sinister between two decresents Or, three mullets sable.
The submitter's currently registered device, Azure, on a bend sinister between two decresents argent, three mullets sable, is released.
Eric the Carver. Name and device. Quarterly azure and argent, a sinister gauntlet fesswise aversant maintaining a drinking horn Or.
Ewan Connal Mackenzie. Name.
Eylgar Waraxe. Name.
Fabian Falcon Ravoux. Name and device. Per chevron argent and sable, two hourglasses and a cobra's head affronty couped counterchanged.
Facon du Pray. Device. Or, two rapiers in saltire inverted sable, overall a hawk close and on a chief vert three cups Or.
Faolán McFerran. Name.
Submitted as Faoláin McFerran, the name has been modified to correct the grammar of the given name.
Fearghus Ó Siadhail. Name and device. Vert, on a triskelion of arms each brandishing an axe Or, a torteau.
Submitted as Fergus ó Siadhail, the name was modified to correct the grammar by better matching the spelling of the given and the byname temporally.
Friedrich von Konigsburg. Name and device. Per pale bendy sinister Or and gules, and argent ermined vert, on a chief embattled azure three sinister cubit arms, fists clenched, argent.
Gemma of the Firth. Name.
Gretchen Constantine. Name.
Hakon de Decker. Device. Argent, a dragon's head couped contourny azure breathing flames gules, and a labrys azure.
Hrothgar Frosthair. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Innes Dee. Name and device. Gules, on a bend sinister cotissed Or a wooden torch enflamed proper.
Lynnette le Long. Name.
Mairi Jeannette ni Howard. Device. Gules, two cats sejant erect respectant guardant ermine within a double tressure Or.
Mariana the Star Watcher. Name.
Please tell the submitter that a much more likely byname would be "the Astronomer" or "the Astrologer".
Michelle Chantal de Charente. Name and device. Per fess gules and Or, on a cross fleury a rose counterchanged.
Submitted as Michelle de Chantal de Charente in the LoI, the originally submitted form can be documented from Dauzat, dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et prénoms de France, page 108. As a consequence, we are restoring this to the originally submitted form.
Parnel Pashley Penhaligon. Name and device. Sable, on an open scroll argent a rose gules and on a chief argent three fleurs-de-lis gules.
Ranulf l'Errant. Name.
Richard Silverdawn. Name.
Richard the Tyrian. Name.
Saundra of Loch Raeburn. Name.
Seoras Macabhaird. Device. Per bend Or and gules, a boar passant and an eagle's head erased counterchanged.
Serena Gagino. Name.
Sigrid Alfsdottir. Name.
Sine Gregdoghter. Name change from holding name Sine of Stargate.
Submitted as Sine Gregsdohter, we have modified the patronymic to improve the grammar.
Standonshire. Name and device. Azure, a laurel wreath Or and a chief argent goutty-de-larmes.
Submitted as Stamdonshire, Shire, the name has been modified to correct the grammar. The "n" in Stan (Stone) would not change to an "m" in front of the "d" of Dun in English, but would have remained pronounced an "n", as in Standon (Stony Hill), found in Ekwall, page 437.
Stella Silvana. Name.
Tam Meir Rous. Name and device. Sable, a wolf sejant ululant on a chief indented argent two roses gules.
Submitted as Tam Mier Rous. On the forms, and as Lord Palimpsest was able to document, the second name should be Meir.
Tatiana de Calais. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Wastelands, Shire of. Name and device. Azure, two stalks of wheat in saltire surmounted by another palewise, all within a laurel wreath Or.
Adriana Menteith. Name.
Submitted as Adriana Mendeith, we have modified the name as the submitter allowed to match the documented form. (This form was also registered to other family members in the September 1993 LoAR.)
Alexander le Browere. Name.
Submitted as Alexander Le Browere, we have modified the article to match standard orthography.
Berengaria de la Rose. Name.
Brendan mac Artuir ap Alan. Badge. Sable, on a fess between two shamshirs fesswise reversed and inverted argent, a third sable.
Caolaidhe mac Ceaird. Device. Pean, on a chief Or two Norse serpents respectant gules.
Some of the commenters questioned whether we should continue to except Norse serpents and other similar beasties as heraldic charges. Laurel would like your input on this issue.
Cyrus of Alexandretta. Device. Per bend azure and sable, three scarpes enhanced argent.
Donnie of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sinister purpure and sable, a goblet and an open book argent.
Submitted as Donnilee Witherspoon.
Edward Winterbourne. Device. Per bend azure and vert, a boar's head couped close and three more in bend Or.
We did not believe that the precedent barring the use of two different sizes of the same charge as a semy and as the primary charge was applicable here. The feeling was that in this case there is a single group of charges drawn to adequately fill the space available for them.
Geram of Bexhill. Name.
Guenevere Maire of Derby. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Gwyneth Winna. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Gwyneth Winna the Traveled, we have dropped the problematical epithet. No documentation was evidenced by either the submitter or the commenters that "the Traveled" or anything similar in form or grammar is or was applied as an epithet in period.
Jack Ell of Boothaven. Name and Device. Per fess azure and per pale purpure and Or, a Janus head capped and belled as a jester argent and two crosses nowy couped counterchanged.
The field division, though somewhat unusual, is sufficiently attested to in period German armory to permit its registration here.
Jamal ibn Saleem ibn Abdullah. Name and device. Per chevron sable and azure, two mullets of nine points and a sword inverted Or.
Submitted as Jamal Saleem ibn Abdullah, the name has been modified, as the submitter's forms allowed, to follow period Arabic naming practice. From among several possibilities, we selected the least intrusive one.
James Thorn de Lyon. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as James Thorn Du Lyon, the particle has been modified to correct the grammar.
Judith Anne of Durmast. Device. Argent, semy of acorns proper, a fess vert, in base an oak branch inverted proper.
Leowyn Constance Marshall. Name.
Submitted as Leowyn Constance of Marshall, we have modified the name to drop the intrusive particle. No documentation could be found to support the use of Marshall as a place name. Lord Palimpsest did, however, find support for Leowyn as an acceptable variant of Leofwine.
Lucrezia Maria de Vallombrosa. Device. Per pale azure and vert, two peacocks in their pride, heads respectant, in base a pomegranate Or.
Please ask the submitter to draw the pomegranate larger.
Mara O'Brien. Name.
Maximillian Faustus Augustynowicz von Reichenbach. Name.
Michael Bowman of Cambridge. Name.
Michael of Marlborough. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Mikhail the Varangian. Badge. Azure, three drinking horns interlaced in a triskelion, pierced by their own tips within a bordure argent.
Nadya Gornastaevna Chorkova. Device. Purpure, a ferret statant erect argent maintaining a sword proper all between five bezants in annulo, a bordure argent.
Rachael of Carmichael. Name.
Raimund of Jutland. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Rhianwen Morgaine ferch Aelhaearn. Name.
Submitted as Rhianwen Morgaine ferch Aelhearn, the patronymic was changed to match the documented form.
Shannon of Gryphon's Lair. Holding name and device. Argent, a bend wavy azure between two towers sable.
Submitted under the name Shannon of the River, which was returned in the October 1993 LoAR.
Stan Wyrm, Shire of. Device. Per fess rayonny vert and Or, a demi-dragon rampant reguardant, issuant from the line of division argent and a laurel wreath vert.
Sun, Principality of the. Name for the Order of the Dagger of the Sun (see RETURNS for badge).
Una Eadgyth Eastmund. Name and device. Argent, in pale a dolmen purpure and a sheep's head cabossed gules.
Wilhelm Siegfried. Name.
William Richard Drake. Name and device. Azure, an eagle displayed argent charged with a Latin cross sable within an annulet of mullets of eight points argent.
Amatullah Luciano. Name.
Annabel Moore. Name.
Beatrice Brandon. Name change from Mary Elizabeth Howard.
Bizek the Tynee. Badge. [Fieldless] A bulls head cabossed per pale gules and Or.
Caitríona nic Uilliam. Name.
Submitted as Catríona nic Uilliam, the name has been modified to match the submitter's forms and the submitted documentation.
Christopher of Summerhill. Name.
Elisabeth of Bedford. Badge. Ermine vetú azure, a brown horse couchant contourny proper, blazed and stockinged argent.
Fionnuala the Bewildered. Alternate persona name for Cordelia Baskerville.
Giovina Mancuso. Name.
Grace Gambel. Name change from Grace Asshelyn.
Submitted as Grace Gamble, the name has been changed to match that shown on the submitter's forms and the earlier dated documentation.
Guardians of the Sacred Stone, Canton of the. Badge. Vert, a winged man displayed maintaining above his head a spear fesswise argent.
Juan Ramirez. Name.
Laeghaire O Laverty. Badge. [Fieldless] A carver's mallet bendwise sinister sable.
Malcom of Gateshill. Name.
Melania of the Three Needles. Device. Per pale gules and Or, a mullet of eight points between two chevronels counterchanged.
Peggy of Tempest Hill. Device. Or, two cauldrons in fess sable, a base enarched rayonny gules, on a chief indented sable a sun Or.
Stephania Hering. Device. Argent, a herring haurient and on a chief gules three annulets argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the fish larger to more adequately fill the space available. Nice cant!
Tangwystl ferch Morgan. Name.
Submitted as Tangwystl ferch Morgana, we have modified the patronymic as the submitter's forms allowed to match the documented form.
Temair MacDiarmada. Device. Argent, a dragon rampant gules maintaining a sword, on a chief embattled sable three estoiles argent.
Ursula von Bremen. Device change. Or, an estoile gules, on a chief rayonny sable three roundels Or.
Her currently registered device, Argent, an estoile gules, on a chief rayonny sable three roundels argent, is released.
Vilking Jöfursbani. Name and device. Azure, a boar's head couped close contourny and on a chief embattled argent a boar spear reversed azure.
Willem Herbertson. Name.
Alicia Marie of Aquitaine. Name and device. Gules, on a pile between two roses argent a unicorn rampant contourny gules.
Annaliese Lasair Adare. Name and device. Azure, a horse rampant argent and a bordure Or semy of cinquefoils purpure.
Antonius Tesel. Device. Vert, in pale three escallops, a bordure argent.
Arabella Kathryn Matthew. Name.
Benjamin Bernardson. Device. Argent, a pall inverted azure between two pine trees couped gules and a brown bear statant proper, a bordure gules.
Carolyn of Dun Or. Holding name and device. Azure, a Celtic cross Or sustained by a cubit arm issuant from dexter base proper.
Submitted as Darragh an Liath.
Ceallach mac Galichobhair. Name and device. Per fess rayonny sable and argent, a phoenix rising contourny Or and a torch sable.
It would be a kindness to the submitter to show him a good drawing of an heraldic phoenix.
Ceinwen ferch Rhys ap Gawain. Name and device. Azure, a dragon passant Or, on a chief argent three Celtic crosses sable.
Colm Kile of Lochalsh. Name.
Deirdre an Dùin Éideann. Name.
Submitted as Deirdre of Dun Eideann, the name has been modified to place the name entirely in Gaelic and to correct the grammar of the byname.
Eadwine of Axbridge. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Elizabeth Scott of Berwick. Alternate persona name for Elizabeth Scott.
Eridana Ambra Dragotta. Name.
Euphilia Ramsbottom. Name.
Farquhar Gilanders. Device. Per bend sinister embattled argent and azure, a satyr passant contourny maintaining a drinking horn sable and three escallops bendwise sinister inverted argent.
Felix Selwyln. Name.
Finn with the Roses. Name and device. Per saltire sable and argent, in fess a rose sable and a rose gules, each slipped and leaved vert.
The submitter's currently registered device, Per saltire sable and argent, two garden roses inverted in chevron inverted, the dexter gules, the sinister sable, both slipped and leaved vert, is released.
Garrick of Shadowdale. Device. Gyronny azure and argent, a chalice sable within a bordure embattled gules.
Please ask the submitter to draw the bordure wider.
Ghislain d'Auxerre. Release of Badge. Azure, two chevronels inverted argent, on a chief ermine a herald's staff proper ribboned vert.
Gwineth ferch Arthur. Name and device. Barry wavy argent and azure, a chalice and in chief three gouttes gules.
Submitted as Gwenith ferch Arthur, we have modified the given to match the documented form.
Justine Elisée Aigre Doux. Name.
Katherine of Greymist. Name.
Kelvin of Tynedale. Name.
Luke of Caerleon. Device. Per chevron argent and vert, a dragon passant vert maintaining an open book sable, a mullet of four points Or.
Madelein Ceréis do Toulouse. Badge. Azure, on a fess argent, a sprig of rosemary reversed vert flowered purpure, a bordure argent.
Maggie of Cnoc Cait. Name.
Submitted as Maggie of Cnoc Chait, we have modified the name to correctly aspirate the byname.
Maggie of Cnoc Chaitt. Device. Argent, a cat couchant contourny guardant, a bordure purpure.
Marian Blaney Drake. Name and device. Per chevron inverted embattled Or and gules, a heart voided sable, a lily Or, a bordure sable.
Marina of Bluelake. Device. Per chevron inverted azure and vert, a natural sea turtle fesswise contourny, on a chief Or three escallops inverted vert.
Marya Vladimirovna Novgorodskaya. Device. Argent, a dragon statant, on a point pointed gules a rose argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the point larger. As a rule of thumb, a point (or base) should take up approximately 1/5 of the shield.
Peregrine of Westerness. Name and device. Per chevron gules and sable, two unicorns combattant argent.
The construction of the locative is quite reasonable.
Philippa de Écosse. Name and device. Gules, a domestic cat sejant argent between three roses Or barbed vert seeded gules.
Submitted as Philippa de l'Écosse, the name has been modified to correct the grammar (which also matches the client's originally submitted form).
Ranulf Silberhund. Name.
Lord Palimpsest presented documentation for this form of byname in German.
Teodoro l'Orso. Name and device. Or, a bear statant, on a chief sable a mullet within the horns of a decrescent Or.
Submitted as Teodòro il Orso, the name has been modified to correct the grammar.
Thecla Doria of Andritsaena. Name and device. Per chevron raguly gules and Or, two bezants each charged with a closed book palewise reversed sable, and a tower gules.
Tristram Faustus Chantereau. Name.
Ulf Hammerhand. Device. Quarterly embattled argent and purpure, in bend two eagle's heads erased gules.
Yvon Bater of Darkwood. Device. Per chevron sable and gules, two wolves combattant argent, maintaining between them a flask Or charged with a millrind sable.
Æduuard of Haxeholm. Name and device. Sable, masoned argent, a rose and a chief embattled argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the rose larger.
Ashikaga no Toshirhiro. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Elwyn of Thornbury. Device. Argent, a bend sinister indented sable between two increscents gules.
Katrine Vanora of Maidstone. Device. Barry wavy argent and azure, on a chief wavy vert three estoiles argent.
Meadhbh níc Fhaoiltighearna. Name.
Submitted as Medhbh nic Faoiltiarna, we have modified the name to correct the grammar.
Oisin MacDraoi. Name.
Thanks to Lady Harpy for documenting this form of the patronymic.
Sadhbh ní Fhinn. Name.
Submitted as Sadhbh nic Fionn, the name was changed to correct the grammar.
Sebastiano Sarmiento. Name.
Throttmarr Thorgrimsson. Device. Sable, on a pall inverted Or a shakefork inverted gules.
Tuilelaith in rautha. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Aelfric of the Black Arrow. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Aigiarm Naran. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, a decrescent argent, a bordure Or.
Caitrin O'Maughan. Name and device. Sable, a crescent inverted argent within an orle of trillium flowers Or.
Christoph Breakshield. Name.
Submitted as Christoph Shieldbreaker, the byname has been modified to match a documentable form.
Gareth le Bruin. Name and device. Per chevron throughout azure and argent, a bear rampant sable within a double tressure counterchanged.
Jean-Pierre de Lyons. Device. Per fess lozengy gules and argent, and sable, in chief a lion sejant to sinister coward and in base three quill pens in fess Or.
Rose Mary of Birchwood. Name.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Lunar Pursuivant. Title.
Middle, Kingdom of the. Opinicus Pursuivant. Title.
Ramshaven, Barony of. Name and device. Per fess embattled gules and argent, two demi-rams respectant argent and a laurel wreath vert.
Submitted as Ram's Haven, Barony of, we have modified the name to match period name construction forms.
al-Barran, Barony of. Name and badge for Order of the Heart of the Scorpion of al-Barran. [Fieldless] A scorpion Or charged with a mullet of five greater and five lesser points gules.
Aletea Dell'Àquila. Name and device. Argent, a tree eradicated and on a chief indented vert a lizard tergiant palewise Or between a snake nowed and a snake nowed to sinister argent.
Submitted as Aletea de L'Aquila, we have modified the byname to correct grammar.
Angus Malcolm MacDonald. Name.
Caitlin McKadem. Name.
Cathal MacRaghallaigh. Name.
Submitted as Cathal MacRaghallach, the patronymic has been modified to match the documented form.
Citadel of the Southern Pass, Barony of. Name and badge for Order of the Lux Australis. Azure, a torch enflamed argent between two piles inverted Or.
Conchobhar Ò Loingseacháin. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Dafydd Newcastle. Name.
Doménico Bonaugurio. Name and device. Per chevron sable and argent, two feathers inverted in chevron and a tower counterchanged.
Edmund Neville. Name.
Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep. Badge. [Fieldless] On a tower Or masoned sable a thistle proper.
Versus Robert Greenheart (SCA) Vert, on a tower Or a heart in chief vert, there is a CD for fieldlessness and another for the changes to type and position of the tertiary on the primary.
Faolan MacConmara. Name.
Illàna de Castañeda. Name and device. Gules, an owl rising to sinister, wings elevated and addorsed, between three plates within a bordure engrailed argent.
Isabella Angela Boschetti. Name and device. Azure, platy, on a bend sinister argent three hurts.
Lughbec ni Eoin. Name and device. Argent, a frog vert and in chief three flies inverted sable.
Madoch Greyson. Name and device. Per pall inverted argent, sable and azure, two compass stars sable and argent and a dragon passant Or.
Marcus Trenton MacLeod. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, a tree blasted and eradicated Or within an orle vert.
Mark of Unser Hafen. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sable and azure, a bend between a harp and a eagle rising to sinister, wings elevated and addorsed Or.
Submitted as Robin of Bristol.
Muireann of al-Barran. Name and device. Purpure, on a pile between two harps reversed Or a cat sejant affronty sable.
Ördög Magyar Béla. Device. Azure, a demi-wolf contourny argent, issuant from a trimount proper, vorant a vol Or.
The research on the use of green trimounts on colored fields not only in Hungary but throughout Europe was very well done and extremely interesting. Given this extremely widespread use, we are inclined to allow its use in the SCA in spite of the contrast requirements of RfS VIII.2.b.i. Please see the Cover Letter accompanying this LoAR for a discussion in greater detail of the issues presented here.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Name for Legion of Gallantry of the Outlands (see RETURNS for badge).
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Name for the Queen's Champion of the Outlands only (see RETURNS for badge).
Rhiannon ferch Iorwerth. Household name and badge for Tylwyth y Gigfran Dywyll. [Fieldless] A raven sable perched upon an equal-armed Celtic Cross purpure.
Submitted as Tylwyth am yr Cigfran Tywyll, the household name has been modified to correct the grammar and lenition. [If the submitter would be interested, Lady Harpy recommends as much more authentic Tylwyth Bran Tywyll.]
Ruairidh Alasdair Mhic Leòid. Name.
Submitted as Ruairidh Alasdair MacLeod, we have modified the patronymic to correct the grammar.
Rüdeger Günther Marenholtz. Badge. [Fieldless] A phoenix purpure nimbed Or, rising from flames proper.
Sean ua Neall the Staffmaker. Device. Or, two staves crossed in saltire between in fess two quatrefoils, stems to center, vert and on a chief indented azure two pouches Or.
Simona Zon d'Asolo. Device. Argent, two Moor's arms issuant from the flanks, maintaining a brown-haired melusine proper, all between three crescents gules.
Theresa Yolanda Cabeza de Vaca. Name.
Thora Redhair. Name.
Tygre's Keep, College of. Name.
Vagn Olafsson. Name change from Vagn of al-Barran.
Alys Sheffield. Device. Per pale gules and azure, a dragonfly and a chief argent.
Ateas the Painted. Name.
It was suggested that this would be better as Ateas Pictus.
Bridgit ferch Teleri. Name.
Caoimhín Chonmaoil Sciach. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Caoimhín Conmhaol Sciach, we have modified the name to improve the grammar.
Chad Bitor. Device change. Ermine, a compass star purpure within a bordure sable.
His currently registered device, Argent, on a mullet of six points gules, a hexagon fesswise throughout argent, all within a bordure purpure, is released.
Dangeld Tor, Riding of. Name.
David Axe. Name change from David of Blackthorn.
Dirk von dem Schwartzenkatzen. Device. Argent, a lion rampant contourny, queue forchy, on a chief sable three hearts argent.
Drogo von Königsberg. Name and device. Per pale sable and vert, a python displayed and nowed between three compass stars argent.
Edward le Kervere. Name and device. Sable, two mallets in saltire Or, on a chief argent three mullets of four points azure.
Eoin MacLaren. Device. Per saltire ermine and purpure, an equal-armed Celtic cross flory Or.
Versus Pagan le Chaunster (SCA) [Fieldless] An equal-armed Celtic cross Or, there are CDs for fielded versus fieldless and for flory versus potent.
Félice d'Avignon. Name and device. Vert, two bendlets sinister wavy and in chief a cat sejant to sinister guardant, tail nowed, argent.
Fergus the Timid. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, a boar's head contourny erased close and a bordure gules.
Francis Bull of Kent. Badge. [Fieldless] A nesselblatt vert.
Francis Bull of Kent. Device. Ermine, on a nesselblatt vert a bull's head cabossed Or.
Gaufridus of Blackthorne. Name.
Gavin Conall of Greenlaw. Name and device. Per pale azure and Or, a sea-lion contourny reguardant maintaining a mace counterchanged and a chief embattled sable.
Ianto van Diemen. Name and device. Vair en point, a raven striking gules, on a chief sable a mullet argent.
Though blazoned as "stooping" in the LoI, the raven on the large emblazon is clearly "striking".
Isadora d'Este. Device. Per bend argent and gules, a bend fusily between two hearts counterchanged.
A bend fusily is a bend of "fusils conjoined". See, e.g., "A Return for First Principles: II -- Lozenge and Fusil", Roger F. Pye, Coat of Arms VII (50): 60-62.
James of Redfern. Name.
James Paul Gallagher. Name.
Although the surname was spelled Gallahgher in the LOI, the submitter's form show the registered spelling.
Jane Harcourt of Wallyngford. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, an urchin statant proper within a bordure counterchanged.
Jean-Claude de la Rive Gauche. Name.
Submitted as Jean-Claude de Rive Gauche, the name has been changed to correct the grammar.
Josef zum Murmeltier. Name only (see PENDING for device).
Kateryn Sangistere of Northwood. Name and device. Argent, a tyger passant gules, on a chief embattled azure three cinquefoils pierced argent.
Keridwen of Caermarthen. Device. Or, three maple leaves conjoined in pall inverted vert between two bendlets gemels purpure.
Laelia Caoilinn nic Bhréanainn. Name and device. Per chevron rayonny sable and gules, in base an increscent argent.
Mór Fiad Dub. Name and device. Or, a stag rampant contourny sable, a chief per fess embattled argent and gules.
Submitted as Mór Fiadubh, we have modified the name to correct the grammar.
Mwynwenn ferch Maelscnechtain. Device. Pean, on a pile Or a calla lily slipped and leaved proper.
Robert of Blackmoor. Name and device. Vert, crusily bottony, on a chief triangular Or a harp sable.
Please recommend to the submitter that this would be every bit as pretty with, say, half as many crosses.
Seán Graithorne. Name change from Seán Spíone Glaise.
Tancred Fraser. Device. Or, a cross fleury gules between four hurts, a chief rayonny sable.
Submitted on the LOI as Tancred de Fraser, the name was registered as above at the September 1993 Laurel meeting. Please ask the submitter to draw the chief wider. (Though nice and robust on the mini-emblazon in the LoI, on the large emblazon form it is too thin.)
Tireachan MacPherson. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, two sea-lions Or.
Vitéz Tatiana. Name.
West, Kingdom of. Release of badge of Exchequer of the West. Per bend azure and checky sable and gules, in sinister chief three bezants.
West, Kingdom of. Release of badge of Order of the Silver Molet. Argent, on a pile gules a mullet pierced argent.
West, Kingdom of. Release of badge of Order of the Silver Molet. Gules, on a pile argent a mullet pierced gules.
West, Kingdom of. Release of badge of Dancemasters Guild. [Fieldless] A drum fesswise reversed argent.
West, Kingdom of. Release of badge for Warlord of the West. Azure, semy of doves close, a wolf dormant argent, collared and chained sable.
West, Kingdom of. Ferret Pursuivant. Release of Title.
West, Kingdom of. Gonfanon Pursuivant. Release of Title.
West, Kingdom of. Notere Pursuivant. Release of Title.
Wolfram of Bear Mountain. Name and device. Azure, a wolf passant contourny and a point pointed argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the point pointed a little larger.
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RETURNED:
Arion of Aspenwyn.
Arion appears to be by the submitter's own documentation to be a unique name, that of a semi-legendary ancient Greek poet and musician. (The only other Arion found was a "fabulous horse", the offspring of Poseidon and Demeter.) We need documentation of its use by other humans in period before we may register Arion.
Alaric Liutpold von Steinman. Badge. [Fieldless] A tri-mount couped Or.
Conflict with William de Montgilt, Sable, a two-peaked mountain couped Or, capped argent. There is one CD for fieldlessness but nothing for the artistic variation of the mountain.
Cassandra Palfrey. Device. Per pale argent and gules, three iris blossoms sable, slipped and leaved vert, conjoined at the bases.
Conflict with Carolyn of the Iris (4/93). [Fieldless] Three irises in fess argent slipped, conjoined and leaved vert. There is a CD for fielded versus fieldless but nothing for the change to the tincture of the blossoms only.
Curstaidh Magorlick. Name.
While the submitter allowed minor changes to the name, and while Lord Palimpsest could document the form Kirsty for the given name, we felt that such a change exceeded the permissible "minor changes to grammar/spelling only".
Da'ud ibn Auda. Household name for Bayt al-Da'ud.
Conflicts with the Biblical King David, per RfS V.5., "Names that unmistakably imply identity with or close relationship to a specific person or literary character will not be registered." As Master Bruce noted, any claim of relationship -- be it "house of David", "descendants of David", or "drinking buddies of David" -- will run afoul of this Rule. And King David was known to the Arabs as simply Da'ud.
Dana Mac An Ghabhann. Name for House Mac an Ghabhann Ruadh.
Ruadh must agree in case and gender with ghabhann, which in this case would make it ruaidh. Since the submitters allowed no changes or corrections at all to the name, it must be returned.
Donal mac Seiorse. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, a panther rampant argent spotted sable, enflamed argent and azure, between three mullets of four points argent.
Though blazoned as "enflamed argent and azure", the flames were drawn on the large emblazon as "azure, fimbriated argent". We have disallowed fimbriated flames for quite some time.
Dun Bròdail, Canton. Name and device. Per bend invected azure and argent, a tower argent and a laurel wreath vert.
No documentation was presented in the LoI nor could any of the commenters find any support for "Proud Hill" as a reasonable name formation. As we cannot form holding names for groups, the armory must be returned as well.
Hashem, ábu Benjamin. Name.
No documentation was presented, nor could any be found, to support the odd mix of languages and the unusual construction of the name. We would recommend that the submitter consider an all-Arabic, all-Hebrew, or all-English name, and then structure it in accordance with the normal word order and grammar for that language.
Hrothgar Frosthair. Device. Azure, on a pale engrailed argent a double-bitted axe sable between two mullets argent.
No emblazon forms were found in the files for the device submission.
James Allen Mark Forbes. Device. Per fess nebuly ermine and azure.
Conflict with Bourgongne (Papworth, p. 700), Per fess nebuly of three azure and argent. There is only one CD for the change to the tinctures of the field.
Kieran ó Chonnacht. Badge. [Fieldless] An egg gules, speckled Or, enflamed proper.
As Lord Star noted in the LoI, the identifiability of the egg on the flame is extremely problematical. Also, as drawn, the flame is not truly "proper" but is, rather, "Or, fimbriated gules". A flame has long been considered too complex a charge to fimbriate.
Lasairfhona ni Dhoinneanaigh. Device. Gules, a catamount sejant to sinister, on a chief rayonny Or three goblets gules.
The rayonny line of division of the chief is too small to be truly identifiable. Please ask the submitter to draw it with larger and fewer rayons.
Lothaire le Noir Plouvier. Name.
No documentation was provided for the use of double surnames in French, particularly when such a combination results in the appearance of a single byname such as "the Black Gutter".
Siobhán ní Fhloinn uí Donnabháin. Device. Azure, a unicorn's head erased contourny argent, armed Or, between in pale a triquetra and a triquetra inverted and in fess an increscent and a decrescent argent.
The style of the device with its rotational symmetry is very modern in style, and thus is in contravention of RfS VIII.4., Obtrusive Modernity. While there were some German arms which had rotational symmetry, this was generally three identical charges in pall, bases to center. The use of two charges in pale "respectant" or "addorsed", and two different charges in fess, also "respectant" or "addorsed", is not period style.
Tatiana de Calais. Device. Quarterly vert and purpure, a cross between in bend two keys wards to chief and in bend sinister two hearts Or.
This device submission violates Rules for Submission XI.3., Marshalling, "divisions commonly used for marshalling, such as quarterly or per pale, may only be used in contexts that ensure marshalling is not suggested." The fillet cross was often used on marshalled arms, and thus the cross here does not remove the appearance of marshalling.
Wilhelm von Winkelried. Device. Argent, bend sinister dovetailed vert between two Mamluk rosettes azure.
This is being returned for redrawing of the secondaries. Mamluke rosettes, as defined for SCA heraldry, and as found on period artifacts, have only six arms.
Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Name for Guild of the Golden Arrow.
While, as the LoI noted, a guild charter was enclosed in the Laurel packet, no name submission form was.
Caitriona a Gaoth. Name change from Catriona of Bronzehelm.
The byname, meaning "the Wind", makes little more sense than her original submission (returned in the June 1992 LoAR). Additionally, a'Ghaoth is a Scots-Gaelic idiom for "flatulence"; you might wish to inform the submitter.
Cassandra of Elkeheorte. Name and device. Azure, in pale a heart distilling gouttes d'Or and a stag's skull caboshed argent within a bordure embattled Or.
No one could document or justify the construction of Elkeheorte as a placename or even as a sign name, which it would need to be with "of". Additionally, this particular combination is a mixture of early modern English and old English, which is not permissible.
Catriona nic Daedin MacAiodh a 'Mhonadh. Name.
The device conflicts with the Kingdom of the Outlands badge for the Order of the Stags Heart, Vert, a heart Or between the attires of a stag's head cabossed argent, attired, within a bordure embattled Or. There is only one CD for the tincture of the field. The gouttes, the tincture of the horns, and the difference between a stag's skull cabossed and a stag's head cabossed are insufficient for the necessary CD.
Daedin is not a valid given name and is grandfathered only to Daedin Kay na Aonaich (whose name change was returned in the September 1993 LoAR); as a consequence Catriona is not qualified to use it under the grandfather clause. Additionally, use of an Old English name with the Irish nic mixes two different languages in a single phrase, which is not permitted by RfS III.2.a., Name Grammar.
Courtney Caesaria Almy. Name and badge for Green Briar Keep. Or, a tower sable within an arbor of garden roses argent leaved vert.
No forms were included for the household name, so the badge, even if registerable could not be registered for the household name.
Cyrus of Alexandretta. Badge. [Fieldless] An annulet gules.
The badge conflicts with Mountjoy (Papworth, p. 365), Or a castle sable, and with Ragecourt (Combo II, page 208), Or, a tower sable. In each case there is one CD for the addition of the "arbor". Additionally, we have the problem that an "arbor" is not a defined heraldic charge. If reblazoned as a wreath inverted, it comes fatally close to the restricted wreath of roses, whose use in the SCA is limited to queens and members of the Order of the Rose.
Conflict with King James II of Scotland, [Fieldless] An annulet; with Neville, [Fieldless] An annulet; with Prothero, (Papworth, p. 4), Checky azure and Or, an annulet gules; with Lamon (Papworth, p. 4), Per chevron gules and argent, in base an annulet gules; and with U.S. 1st Corps [Fieldless] An annulet variously tinctured. In each case there is only one CD for fieldlessness.
Deirdre N'Cash. Device. Per pale argent and gules, a chevron embattled, counter-embattled, between three pegasi passant, wings elevated, counterchanged.
The chevron is embattled counter-embattled only on the sinister side of the shield. On the dexter side of the shield, it is bretessed. It needs to be redrawn as one or the other.
Derrick of Tintagel. Device. Azure, a dragon segreant breathing flames within a bordure embattled argent.
Conflict with Dragho (Woodward) Azure, a dragon argent. There is one CD for the addition of the bordure, but the default posture of a dragon is segreant, and the flames (which should be drawn a little smaller here) are not sufficient for the necessary second CD.
Donnilee Witherspoon. Name.
No one could find any documentation for the "coined" given name. Would the submitter consider "Doinnlé", cited as "early" on p. 76 of o'Corrain and Maguire? The device was registered under the holding name of Donnie of Atenveldt.
Eideard McCash. Device. Gules, a chevron embattled, counter-embattled, between two comets and a minotaur argent.
Conflict with Archibald Wilson (Lyon I, #228), Gules, a chevron embattled counter-embattled between three mullets argent. There is only one CD for the changes to type of secondaries. Secondly, the depiction of the comets is very modern in style, in violation of RfS VIII.4.d. Period style tended to be very static, and these comets, as the commentary noted, appear "swooshy".
Guenevere Maire of Derby. Device. Azure, on a fess enhanced wavy argent, two killer whales naiant embowed respectant proper and in base a mullet of four points Or.
This device is being returned for redrawing. The fess should be narrowed a bit to allow more room in chief, and the fess also needs to have fewer and bolder waves. As a general rule, for a complex line of division to be sufficiently "big and bold", along a fess line this most frequently means three "bumps"; along a pale or bend line perhaps as many as five.
Gwyneth Winna. Device. Per chevron sable and vert, three mullets of nine points, one and two, and a hulk Or.
Conflict with Duncan MacThearlaich, Per chevron sable and vert, in chevron enhanced three compass stars elongated to base and in base a wolf's head cabossed argent. There is a CD for changing the tincture of all the charges, but the only way to grant the second would be to count the change to type and tincture of the bottom most charge separately from the tincture change to the charges in chief. It was not felt that such a "point count" was reasonable here, especially given that the charges have the appearance of a single group of primary charges rather than that of, say, a primary charge and a secondary group of charges.
Henry of Three Needles. Device. Per pale vairy gules and Or, and sable, a bear sejant erect guardant to sinister argent, muzzled, collared and chained sable.
Conflict with Wohnsfleth (Woodward), Azure, a white bear rampant contourny collared gules. There is one CD for the changes to the field but nothing for the difference between rampant and sejant erect guardant.
Isabeau Guion d'Anjou. Device. Per bend vert and purpure, a bend erminois between a stag springing in bend and a compass star Or.
No forms were found in the file for this submission.
James Thorn de Lyon. Device. Per chevron inverted Or and sable, in chief a lion's jamb gules.
The device is being returned for redrawing. The "jamb" here does not match any of the standard depictions which we were able to find of a lion's jambe, looking more like some kind of claw or talon.
Jean Paul de Pont. Device. Sable, a chevron Or between two griffin's heads erased respectant and an arrow fesswise argent and a bordure Or.
Conflict with Swinton-Hunter of Hafton (Lyon #902), Sable, a chevron Or between three boar's heads erased argent within a bordure Or. There is only one CD for changing the type of the secondaries. Additionally, the arrow as drawn is far too skinny, and this alone has been grounds for return in the past.
Kedron Vale, Shire of. Name and device. Purpure, semy of roses Or, a unicorn's head couped Or within a laurel wreath argent.
Name conflicts with the "Val of Kidron", a valley along the east side of Jerusalem, and mentioned a number of times in both the Old and New Testaments. As holding names cannot be formed for groups, we are having to return the armory as well.
Lyddy Arundell de Curnow. Name and device. Purpure, on a bend sinister argent, three caldrons palewise sable.
None of the commenters were able to support either Lyddy, the use of the French de in the name, or the unusual spelling of Kernow, nor did the submitter's documentation adequately support these. The given name is taken from a work compiled in 1871 which includes names, as noted on the dedication page, "both ancient and modern, native and foreign" (emphasis added).
Michael of Marlborough. Device. Per pale azure and vert, three swords conjoined in pall throughout between three mullets argent.
The device conflicts with Urien Aflonyddwynt ap Taliesin Darianlas, SCA Purpure on a bend sinister argent three roses purpure barbed and seeded proper. There is only one CD for the changes to the tertiaries.
Conflict with Marson (Papworth, p. 1110), Gules, three swords in pairle hilts inward argent between a fleur-de-lys in chief and a mullet in each flank of the last. There is a CD for the change to the field; however, the change to the type only of one in the group of three secondary charges was sufficient to grant the second CD. (The precedent that several commenters wanted to apply here does not. Propounded in the Cover Letter of September 6, 1990, p. 2, that precedent states:
Raimund of Jutland. Device. Sable, papelonny argent, an alphyn passant Or.
It has been decided, for purposes of X.4.d, e and h of the Rules for Submission, that the bottommost of three charges, either on the field alone or around an ordinary, is defined as one-half the group ... multiple changes to the basemost of three charges under this definition will be granted a maximum of one CVD.
In this case, we have neither the basemost of three charges, nor are they "alone on the field or around an ordinary".
Visual conflict with Love (Papworth, p. 97), Vert a heraldic tiger passant Or mane and tuft of the tail argent. There is clearly a CD for the changes to the field, but the visual similarities of the primary charges, combined with the lack of a clear heraldic difference in period, is too strong to grant the necessary second CD.
Rheanna Gwenhwyfar of Trefaldwyn. Name.
Submitted as Rhenna Gwenhwyfar of Trefaldwyn, the given name as shown on the forms was actually Rheanna. While Rheanna does appear in Hanks and Hodges, it also appears to be a modern invention. Please see the Cover Letter for additional commentary on the use of Hanks and Hodges' works as documentation for SCA names.
Rowena the Peregrine. Name change from holding name Rowena of Arn Hold.
Conflicts with Rowan Perigrynne. The minor changes of adding an "a" to the given and the article are insufficient to clear this name.
Sun, Principality of the. Name and badge for the Order of the Sword of the Sun. [Fieldless] On a fireball proper, two swords crossed in saltire argent.
The name conflicts with Sweden's Order of the Sword. Addition of the locative is insufficient to clear.
Sun, Principality of the. Badge for the Order of the Dagger of the Sun. [Fieldless] On a fireball proper, a dagger Or.
The badge, as drawn, is not a fireball, but a pellet between four separate flames. As such, it violates the ban on fieldless badges consisting of disconnected charges.
The badge, as drawn, is not a fireball, but a pellet between four separate flames. As such, it violates the ban on fieldless badges consisting of disconnected charges.
Citadel of the Four Winds, Canton of. Name.
The name as formed does not appear to follow any period exemplars that the commenters could find. Would the submitters consider something like "Windburgh"?
Gianetta de Rosa. Device. Azure, semy of roses Or, a unicorn's head erased contourny in base and in chief two mullets of four points argent.
The strewn charges are not roses. Indeed, not all of them are five petaled, some having six or seven, and in one case, eight petals. They need to be redrawn as heraldic roses.
Alexander de Saytoune na Ban Dharaich. Name.
There were two problems with the name. The first is the use of de with Saytoune, which is, in Lord Palimpsest's words, "probably not right", owing to the fact that Saytoune does not predate the 15th Century, well after use of "de" disappeared. The second, is that the Gaelic byname is unlikely in the extreme to have been used with what is essentially an English name. While the submitter allowed minor changes, we felt that dropping the "de" and either dropping the byname or translating it into English did not constitute minor changes. It was suggested that the submitter might consider Alexander Saytoune of Fairoaks.
Caid, Kingdom of. Badge for 5th Brigade of the Caidan army. Gules, a phoenix Or rising from flames proper, a bordure Or.
Conflict with the US 39th Artillery (Military Ordinary), Gules a phoenix Or issuant from flames argent. There is a clear CD for the addition of the bordure but the change to the tincture of the flames, which here constitute no more than one third of the charge, is insufficient for the second necessary CD.
Darragh an Liath. Name.
The given name is problematical in that Darragh does not appear to be a reasonable alternate spelling of Dara. Dara is, as nearly as can be determined, a variant of Dáire. Woulfe, p. 349, seems to indicate that Mac Dara is equivalent to Mac Darach, making the correct variant the latter and not Darragh. Additionally the byname should not use the definite article "an"; Gaelic grammar did not use the definite article in bynames in this manner. The armory has been registered under the holding name of Carolyn of Dun Or.
Eadwine of Axbridge. Device. Per chevron sable and argent, two estoiles and an eagle displayed counterchanged.
Conflict with Connor of Clan Moncreiffe (SCA) Per chevron sable and argent, two horses heads couped respectant and a raven displayed facing sinister counterchanged. There is a CD for the change to the type of charges in chief but the differences between the birds is insufficient for the second.
Krisha Wanda Kazimira. Name change from Krzysia Wanda Kazimirova.
Nothing in the documentation submitted with this appeal indicates that Kazimir is a surname, we are unable to register this form. All the evidence that the commenters could find indicates that Kazimir is a surname, and the submitted documentation does not support the contention that Kazimir is a surname. (The first element of the "name" the submitter cites appears to be volni, "free, independent", not a given name. This situation helps to dramatize one of the major reasons we require that all documentation in another language be translated into English.)
Méadhbh Ysolde fra Skuyö. Name.
Meadhbh (no accent) is a modern spelling of an ancient Irish name; Ysolde is an Anglo-French spelling of the Old French Iseaut, and the locative is modern Norwegian. Taken as a whole, the combination is too unlikely linguistically to be permissible. Additionally, there is some question about the locative being formed correctly. Unless the Swedish name of the island of Skye is Skuy, the submitted form is unlikely.
Mikhail Kazimir. Name change from Mikhail Vojaka Kazimorov.
Nothing in the documentation submitted with this appeal indicates that Kazimir is a surname, we are unable to register this form. All the evidence that the commenters could find indicates that Kazimir is a surname, and the submitted documentation does not support the contention that Kazimir is a surname. (The first element of the "name" the submitter cites appears to be volni, "free, independent", not a given name. This situation helps to dramatize one of the major reasons we require that all documentation in another language be translated into English.) Additionally, Mikhail Kazimir is too close to his legal name, even under our more relaxed standards. The minimum change guaranteed to be sufficient is the deletion or addition of a syllable: John Smith to John the Smith, Mikhail and Michael are simply to close.
Ashikaga no Toshirhiro. Device. Argent, a centipede coiled, head to center, sable.
Conflict with mon illustrated in Matsuya, 109. Though that one is counterchanged and reversed from the one submitted here, there is no difference for reversing the tinctures in "tinctureless" mon nor for reversing the direction of the spiral. As such there is only a CD for the fieldless difference of mon here.
Katrine Vanora of Maidstone. Badge. [Fieldless] An estoile argent fimbriated vert.
Conflict with Huggard (Papworth, p. 694), Azure, an estoile argent, and with Hieronymus Dernoma (SCA), Gyronny argent and sable an estoile of seven points argent fimbriated sable. In each case there is a CD for fieldless versus fielded but nothing for the addition or change in tincture of the fimbriation.
Michelle O' Domhnallain. Badge. Per pale purpure and gules, on a key cross throughout argent a county coronet gules.
Conflict with Rhys fitzGilbert (SCA), Per bend sinister gules and argent, in dexter chief a key cross nowy pierced argent. There is a CD for the field, but the change in position of the cross Rhys' device is forced by the field. As the cross here is not an ordinary or "similarly simple" geometric design, X.4.j.ii. cannot apply to the change in type only of the tertiary charge.
Morna of the Glee-wood. Name.
Glee-wood appears to be a unique creation of Margaret Williams for her book on Middle English literature, and no one could find any other documentation to support it.
Nasr Hasan ibn Muhammad Abdullaziz. Name and device. Sable, a scorpion holding in its pincers an arrow fesswise, in chief a crescent Or.
The name is not formed in any manner that we could document in period. None of the Arabic-speaking peoples appear to have formed names using a double given name. Since the submitter did not allow any changes or corrections whatsoever, we are having to return this. The device is being returned for redrawing of the arrow. Even on the large emblazon it is far too skinny to be considered period style.
Tuilelaith in rautha. Device. Per bend sinister embattled vert and sable, two roses argent.
Conflict with Roby (Papworth, p. 870), Quarterly azure and Or, in the first and fourth quarters a cinquefoil argent. There is a CD for the changes to the field, but nothing for the difference in type between cinquefoils and roses.
Aelfric of the Black Arrow. Device. Gyronny gules and argent, an arrow sable.
Conflict with Ota (Hawley, p. 53), An arrow. There is only one CD for fielded versus fieldless. Additionally, the head and fletching of the arrow are drawn too small, which alone has been grounds for return in the past.
Blackmoor Keep, Shire of. Device. Sable, on a pale argent a tower sable within a laurel wreath overall counterchanged, in chief two fleurs-de-lys argent.
While it is true, as the LoI notes, that there often a grace period to allow submissions in process to clear before a policy change is stringently enforced, the policy on counterchanging complex charges dates back to the tenure of Mistress Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, and was continued during Master Da'ud's first tenure. As a consequence, there was no new policy applied to the submission and no "grace period" for this appeal is applicable.
Malachi Halfdan Brightskull. Device. Per chevron rayonny paly, barry, bendy, bendy sinister Or and sable and gules, in base a Jelling beast nowed to sinister.
The line of division is not rayonny, but rather alternately indented and a sort of wavy double-crested. The upper portion of the field is far too complex and follows no period exemplars of which we are aware. [One commenter suggested "checky Campbell".] Any one of these would normally be sufficient cause for return. Additionally, there may be a conflict: Asbjorn Gustavsson of Rode, Azure, a Norse Jelling beast nowed erect and reversed argent, with only one CD for the change to the field.
Ailig Lasairíana O'Chaudhlaoich. Name and device. Sable, a maunch erminois between three olive sprigs fesswise Or, fructed vert.
The documentation for the name is extremely weak, and some of it is incorrect. Ailig appears to be a post-period diminutive of Alasdair. Lasairíana appears to be a typo for Lasairíona, a feminine given name. The construction of the patronymic seems to be incorrect. The letter combination cau- does not appear to exist in Irish, and ó does not cause aspiration. As the submitter would not allow the formation of a holding name, we are having to return the device as well.
Caitlyn of Argyle. Badge. [Fieldless] A lioness's head couped and sinister facing Or.
Conflict with Conan Goldenhair, Gules a lion's head erased reversed Or. There is only one CD for fieldlessness.
Conchobhar Ò Loingseacháin. Device. Azure, an Irish Wolfhound statant reguardant on a dolmen argent.
Conflict with Hubbert (Papworth, p. 60), Azure, a talbot argent, and Burgoigne (Papworth, p. 60), Azure, a hound passant argent. In each case there is only one CD for the addition of the dolmen.
Dana Moirreach. Name and device. Vert, issuant from a castle argent, a demi-griffin rampant and in chief three mullets Or.
No documentation was presented for the use of Dana (the modern form of Danu) by humans in period. There is some very weak evidence that it may be a modern spelling of a very rare Irish masculine name, but this was too tenuous to accept without further support from other sources.
Gunther der Wanderer. Device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a Latin cross formy Or.
The device appears to conflict with Lesval (Woodward) Vert, a tower argent, and with Gilles de Blanchmaison (Fabulous Heraldry), Vert, a tower argent. There is a CD for the addition of the mullets in chief, but nothing for the difference between a castle and a tower, and the demi-griffin here is drawn so small as to be the visual equivalent as a maintained charge.
Conflict with King Egbert (Papworth, p. 610), Azure, a cross patty Or. There is one CD for the change to the field but the change to type of cross is insufficient for the second CD. It may also conflict with Prester-John (Papworth, p. 609), Azure, a cross Calvary Or, with the same difference count.
Mael of the Outlands. Badge for House Ravenskeep. [Fieldless] A raven's head couped and sinister facing sable.
(Submitted under the name Mael Mardane, this name was returned by Laurel in April, 1988. The holding name was formed when her device was registered in July, 1988.) Conflict with the Barony of Ravens Fort, [Fieldless] A raven's head erased contourny sable, holding in its beak a heart gules. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but the maintained heart is too small for the second CD.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for Legion of Gallantry of the Outlands. [Fieldless] An estoile Or charged with a pomme.
Conflict with Kourost Bernard of the East Woods (SCA), Sable, a sun eclipsed Or. Normally we would be willing to grant a CD between the default six-armed estoile and a sun, but the addition of the tertiary roundel here leaves us with a nearly overwhelming visual similarity. As a consequence, there is only one CD for fieldless versus fielded, and nothing for the type of primary charge nor the tincture of the tertiary roundel.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for the Outlands Equestrian Guild. [Fieldless] On a sun vert a saddle complete Or.
Conflict with Duncan Vitrarius, Argent, a sun vert eclipsed Or. There is one CD for fieldlessness but nothing for the type only of the tertiary charge.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for the Queen's Champion of the Outlands. [Fieldless] A demi-stag argent, armed and unguled, issuant from a rose Or.
The rose as drawn is in trian aspect and extremely difficult to recognize. As a consequence, it loses its identifiability as a rose. [The most common comment was that the stag appeared to be wearing a tutu.]
Rhiannon Wild Heart. Device. Vert, between two flaunches barry wavy argent and azure, a unicornate seahorse erect, argent.
The submitter's original submission with a unicornate horse's head was returned in September 1986 for the use of the name Rhiannon combined with a horse or unicorn on the armory. Her resubmission, with a unicornate horse's head, was returned in February 1991 for the use of the name Rhiannon combined with a horse or unicorn on the armory. This is now being returned in November 1993 for the use of the name Rhiannon combined with a horse or unicorn on the armory. (Additionally, the charge here, as before, is an impermissible unicornate (sea)horse. Unicornate horses have been disallowed for some time because they blur the distinction of unicorns and horses.)
Robin of Bristol. Name.
Conflict with Robert of Bristol, registered September, 1989. As Robin is a diminutive of Robert, the two names are in conflict. The armory was registered under the holding name of Mark of Unser Hafen.
Tyrse av Hammerfest. Name and device. Per fess wavy Or and sable, two Thor's hammers counterchanged.
The name has no documentation for the given or supporting this form as a feminization.
Ysabeau Morgan Beauclerc. Device. Or, a dragon sejant erect to sinister, and on a chief sable between two Libra glyphs a pale Or.
The line of division on the device needs to be drawn much more boldly. The "waves" on the large emblazon were barely recognizable.
Despite the blazon of the "chief", the visual reality of this device is one of an Or field with two charged cantons. Charged cantons are reserved in the SCA for augmentations.
Yuri Bolschich. Name and device. Per pale nebuly argent and gules, two patriarchal crosses crosslet counterchanged.
Name returned for lack of documentation of the surname. None of the commenters were able to find Bolschich in period. We need better documentation for the surname.
The line of division on the device needs to be drawn with much fewer and much bolder nebules. (Listed in the LoI as a resubmission, this appears to be such only at the Kingdom level and not at Laurel.)
Caoimhín Chonmaoil Sciach. Device. Sable, a unicorn passant contourny, horn lowered, between three tricunes argent.
The secondary charges are not tricunes, but "mullets of three points" which have been disallowed for some time.
Chuzan, Canton of. Name and device. Per chevron azure and vert, on a sun within a laurel wreath Or a phoenix rising to sinister gules.
The name still conflicts with that of Chusan, as noted in the return of September 27, 1992. However spelled and using whatever system of transliteration, as Lady Harpy notes, Chuzan and Chusan are more similar than Morgan de Grey and Morton the Grey. And as noted in the prior return, Chusan is important enough to protect. The device must also be returned because we cannot form holding names for groups.
Eric Thorvaldson. Name.
Conflict with the father of Leif Ericsson, Eric Thorvaldsson, perhaps more commonly known as Eric the Red.
Garrett Logan Toddhunter. Device. Per pale azure and gules, a ram's head couped affronty and a chief Or.
This is being returned for redrawing. The chief is far too small. The ram's head is not really couped, nor is it erased. Additionally, as drawn, identifiability is a problem. Several commenters (and those attendees at the Laurel meeting) thought it was a rabbit's head before reading the blazon.
Lochac, Principality of. Badge transfer from West Kingdom for the Lists Office. Azure, a scroll unrolled bendwise Or, overall a dexter gauntlet grasping a sword argent, hilted and fimbriated sable.
The letter from Lochac with the appropriate signatures accepting the transfer of this badge had not been received by the time of the Laurel meeting.
West, Kingdom of. Transfer of Badge for the Lists Office to the Principality of Lochac. Azure, a scroll unrolled bendwise Or, overall a dexter gauntlet grasping a sword argent, hilted and fimbriated sable.
The letter from Lochac with the appropriate signatures accepting the transfer of this badge had not been received by the time of the Laurel meeting.
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN PENDED:
Josef zum Murmeltier. Device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, a bend sinister wavy Or.
This is pended until the March Laurel meeting because of the late mailing of the mini-emblazon, so that the commenters have adequate time to research this.
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