of the College of Arms
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
THE FOLLOWING NAMES AND ARMORIES HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED AND REGISTERED:
Aspasia Julian Erasmus. Name.
Baile an tSeabhaic, Shire of. Name.
Submitted as Baile na Seabhac, we have modified the name to correct the grammar for this construction.
Christophe Bärnklau von Rostock. Name.
Cormac of Caermont. Badge. Vert, a boar spear fesswise argent between two hawks rising to sinister, wings addorsed and inverted, Or.
Jessica Creaven. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Lilya Fedorovna Skazitelnitsa. Name.
Submitted as Lilya Fedorovna Skazintala, the byname has been modified to the correct feminization.
Miriam of Glenhaven. Name.
Scott of Sigelhundas. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Gules, on a chevron inverted argent between the halves of a sword inverted fracted proper three gouttes de sang.
Submitted as Karl Bladeslayer.
Silverhart, Incipient Shire of. Name and device. Azure, a stag rampant contourny within a laurel wreath argent.
Alexandra Lunette Arundel. Name.
Archibald Wynterbourne. Device. Quarterly vert and sable, on a cross argent between four plates, a lozenge sable.
Caitlin Alyna MacVay. Name.
Submitted as Caitlín Alyna MacVay, the name was basically English. We have removed the fada to more completely Anglicize the given to match the remainder of the name.
Caterina Angélique Coeur Noir. Device. Erminois, a heart and a bordure sable.
Charles MacKinnon. Name.
Christiana Ivarrsdóttir. Device. Per fess purpure and ermine, two wyverns statant counterchanged.
Cilwch Corwyn. Name.
Constance Caterina of Padua. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Delphina Ceridwen Baptiste. Device. Argent, on a pall vert three dolphins haurient contourny Or and on a chief purpure three escarbuncles Or.
Dervilia O'Shannon. Device. Per fess sable and azure a fess wavy argent between three crescents and a dolphin naiant Or.
Though the fess on the mini-emblazon was, as many commenters noted far too wide (and also "wavy bretessed"), the fess on the large emblazon was fine.
Giovanni da Mosta. Device. Azure, a wine amphora, on a chief Or two lymphads azure.
Grimbun Hroth. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Gwenafwy Sinclaire. Device. Argent, a sea-horse, on a chief azure three increscents argent.
Gwendolyn la Lanier. Name.
Jamie of Fairfield. Name and device. Sable, a squirrel sejant erect and on a chief Or two crosses crosslet fitchy gules.
Jan w Orzeldom. Augmentation of arms. Per pale gules and argent, in pale a chevronel couped palewise and two crosses patty counterchanged, as an augmentation, on an escutcheon azure, two bears passant erect addorsed reguardant argent, each maintaining a berdiche proper, in base an annulet Or.
Jennifer Mac Conacher. Name and device. Purpure, semy of escallops Or, a seahorse argent, finned, maned and unguled Or.
Katherine of Elfsea. Name.
Kieran ó Chonnacht. Household name for Rath an Aodha.
Kristin of Bryn Gwlad. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, a rose azure, barbed and seeded vert, a chief vert fretty Or.
Submitted as Katerina Petrovna Pomeshanova.
Leon Donne. Name and device. Per pale sable and Or, a broad-arrow inverted within a bordure counterchanged.
Màiri M'Donnyle. Name.
Malcolm of Loch Grey Mist. Device. Or, a chess rook and on a chief enarched azure two Maltese crosses Or.
Please ask the submitter to "arch" the chief more boldly.
Margaret Palfrey Gourvil. Name.
Oriana Nicola Courtenay. Name.
Parnel Pashley Penhaligon. Name for House Penrose.
Rachel Wallace. Name and device. Or, a phoenix vert rising from flames issuant from base proper, a chief vert.
Regenwulf Osbern of Nympsfield. Device. Per pale sable and purpure, a sea-wolf maintaining a sword argent, a bordure Or.
Rúadhagán Mór. Name.
Seth Alexander Kygheley. Name and device. Argent ermine azure, an oak tree proper issuant from a base sable.
Stella Silvana. Device. Azure, two bendlets wavy between two estoiles argent.
Stevyn Gaoler. Device change. Paly bendy Or and gules, a ferret sejant erect within a bordure embattled argent.
His currently registered device, Per bend sinister gules and azure, a keyhole Or, becomes a badge.
Svipdagr of Lindisfarne. Name and device. Argent, on a cross azure a vulture's head couped Or, a bordure gules.
Submitted as Svipdagr of Lindesfarne, the locative has been modified to match the documented spelling.
Teleri ferch Paul. Name.
Thorgrim Bjornson. Household name for Öxnaheim.
Submitted as Öxna-heimr-fólk, we have modified the name to drop the questionable element and to modify the grammar in accordance with Lord Palimpsest's well-researched suggestions. No one was able to corroborate the use of fólk in this context.
Tristan Fortier Taillant. Name.
Turris Aquilae, Shire of. Name.
Verginia Urdiales del Bosque. Name.
Wee Lan McGregor. Name.
Wolfgang von der Hafen. Name.
Albert Faulke of Sandford. Name.
Submitted as Albert Faulke of Sandy Ford, we have modified the byname to a documentable form (which was also the most acceptable change as noted on the submitter's forms).
Catina of Loch Salann. Holding name and device. Argent, a pall inverted azure between two cats salient respectant guardant and a chalice sable.
Submitted under the name Catriona nic Daedin MacAoidh a Mhonadh, which was returned in the November 1993 LoAR.
Cilian Néill MacAoidh. Name change from holding name of Troy of Stan Wyrm.
Submitted as Cilian Neill MacAoidh, we have added the fada to Neill to correct it to the genitive case.
Conal Blackhawke of Martinhoe. Name.
Deborah of Mightrinwood. Name change from Deborah of Golden Lake.
The byname is being registered to the submitter under the Grandfather Clause.
Diana Della Rosa di Pergola. Name change from holding name Denise of Twin Moons.
Diana Lee Ambree. Name.
Submitted as Diana Lee-Ambree, the name has been changed to drop the unattested hyphen.
Eleanore MacCarthaigh. Name and device. Per fess purpure and sable, a stag trippant argent, attired Or and in chief a decrescent argent.
Hengist of the Black Forest. Device. Argent, a bend sinister bretessed sable between a garden rose gules, slipped and leaved, and a dragon salient vert.
Janet Gordon. Name correction from Janet Gorden.
Licoricia du Lac Noir. Device. Or, a swan naiant sable, in sinister chief a crescent bendwise sinister azure, a bordure sable.
Loch Salann, Barony of. Name for the List of Grace.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting.
Magdalena Aelis MacLellan. Device. Argent, a merman erect contourny vert sustaining a pellet, a gore sable.
Mary Catherine Burton. Device. Vert, a mouse sejant erect affronty its tail argent embowed and threaded through a needle in chief fesswise reversed Or.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting.
Morgan Sinclair. Name.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Crimson Mace. Azure, on a pall inverted bretessed between in chief two moons in their plentitude argent a spiked mace gules.
You might recommend to the Barony the depiction of a moon in its plenitude found in the Pictorial Dictionary, illus. #506.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Badge for l'Ordre de la Lune Bleue. Azure, on a pall inverted bretessed between two moons in their plentitude argent another azure.
You might recommend to the Barony the depiction of a moon in its plenitude found in the Pictorial Dictionary, illus. #506.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Badge. Azure, a pall inverted bretessed argent.
Varia Goffe. Name.
Yo-nan Böri Uigurli. Device. Quarterly sable and azure, a wolf's head couped contourny and a bordure argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the head a little larger to more adequately fill the space.
Adriana of the Mists. Name.
Alyna Navarre. Device. Per pale invected argent and azure, a garden rose azure, slipped and leaved vert, and a unicorn rampant argent.
Ciarán Mac Breandáin. Name.
Daman Galloglas of Draycott Moor. Name.
Eric L'Estrange. Name change from holding name Eric of the Far West.
Isabella Benalcázar. Name and device. Azure, a heron volant contourny, wings addorsed, between three harps argent.
Jacques Abarán. Name and device. Azure, a lion couchant and on a chief argent three roundels azure.
Mordeyrn Tremayne. Name change from Mordeyrn Rhiannon.
Muirgen Aylwin. Name.
Tadhg mac Áedáin Uí Chonchobhair. Name.
Submitted as Tadhgh mac Áedáin Uí Chonchobhair, the given has been modified to match the documented form.
Annora Steward. Name and device. Azure, a cross nowy of a lozenge, pierced of a lozenge, and on a chief Or three lozenges azure.
Cormac ua Colm. Name.
Submitted as Cormac ui Colm, the name was modified to change the patronymic particle to the nominative singular.
Meadhbh níc Fhaoiltighearna. Device. Per bend sinister vert and argent, a drinking horn inverted bendwise sinister argent and a horse salient contourny gules.
Sadhbh ní Fhinn. Device. Per bend sinister Or and gules, a sea-goat bendwise counterchanged.
Ælfra Long. Device. Per pale argent and lozengy argent and purpure, three domestic cats rampant contourny sable.
Some commenters felt that the contrast between the cats and the field on the sinister half of the shield was too poor to allow ready identification. In cases such as this, where all three charges are identical, the poorer contrast to sinister does not seem to bar registration.
Alastair James MacConnor. Name only (see RETURNS for badge).
Alienor Salton. Name and device. Per pale ermine and purpure, three saltorels counterchanged.
Altea di Firenze. Device. Vert, an annulet Or within a bordure counter-compony vert and Or.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting.
Aoife Finn. Device change. Per bend sinister azure and argent, a narwhal haurient bendwise sinister and a peacock pavanated contourny within a bordure embattled counterchanged.
The submitter's currently registered device, Argent, on a bend Or, fimbriated gules, between two peacock feathers bendwise a peacock feather sable, a chief invected azure, is released.
Ardal of Antioch. Name.
Ariel de Narbonne. Name and device. Or, a willow tree couped and on a chief vert, three suns in splendor Or.
Artemus Andreas Magnus. Device. Per bend sinister sable and argent, two pairs of annulets conjoined in fess counterchanged.
Brocc of the Isles. Device. Argent, a badger statant guardant sable, marked vert, within a bordure vert semy of acorns argent.
The style of "an X sable, marked vert" was accepted in the registration of this submitter's badge in the LoAR of 9 May 1993, where it was noted that "[t]he markings on the badger are considered artistic license, worth no difference.... The markings aren't considered a violation of the Rule of Contrast, any more than A brock's head per pale vert and sable would break contrast."
Cananan MacGrath. Device. Per bend purpure and gules, a dragon's head couped Or and a wolf's head couped contourny argent.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting.
Cedric the Humble. Device. Per bend sinister azure and sable, a sheaf of three arrows within a bordure embattled argent.
Cerridwen Raventree. Badge. Sable, semy of hawk's bells, a unicorn passant contourny Or.
Chloe Fairchild of Wandeswyk. Name.
Christopher of York. Badge. [Fieldless] A lotus blossom affronty argent winged sable.
Ciara of Trawsfynydd. Badge. [Fieldless] Three pomegranate fruits argent, seeded gules, conjoined in pall with three leaves conjoined in pall inverted sable.
Connor MacLean. Name and device. Vert, a wolf statant contourny and on a chief indented argent three caltraps vert.
Cynewulf Guthfloga. Name.
Daedra MacBeth a Gryphon. Device change. Per chevron ployé Or and sable, two griffins segreant addorsed gules and a harp reversed Or.
The submitter's currently registered device, Sable, a griffin segreant to sinister gules, fimbriated and maintaining an Irish harp Or, is released. Please ask the submitter to draw the per chevron line a little "steeper".
Devon Adair Bartholomy. Device. Per chevron ployé Or and sable, two griffins segreant addorsed azure and a rod of Aesculapius Or.
Please ask the submitter to draw the per chevron line "steeper". See the cover letter with this LoAR regarding the lifting of the restriction on the use of certain medical symbols.
East, Kingdom of. Release of title of Plateel Pursuivant.
Emelyne O'Toole. Device. Gules, a seal sejant contourny, and on a chief Or three shamrocks vert.
Feliciano Grimaldi. Name.
The only documentation submitted for this name was from the works of Hanks and Hodges. Fortunately, in this case, not only did Hanks and Hodges date Feliciano to the 3rd century, but Lord Palimpsest was able to support both elements of the name from other more acceptable sources.
Gareth Westmoor. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a dance counterchanged and in dexter chief a decrescent argent.
Geloira de Sancto Johanne. Name and device. Or, a cross of Calatrava gules and on a chief azure, three lyres Or.
The name was misspelled (as "Santco") on the LoI. It has been corrected to match the submission forms.
Genevieve de Blois. Name and device. Vert, three annulets interlaced in fess and on a chief Or three ivy leaves vert.
Geoffroi Fairebankes. Name.
Giovanni di Giacomettino. Name and device. Azure, a winged merman argent.
Submitted as Giovanni de Giacomettino, we have modified the name to match both the documented form and the submitter's name submission form.
Gwendolyn Bonnivet. Name.
Henri Michel du Bois. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Hunter's Home, Shire of. Badge. Purpure, a sheaf of arrows inverted surmounted by a chalice Or.
Please ask the submitters to draw the chalice larger for better identifiability.
Hunter's Home, Shire of. Badge. Purpure, a sheaf of three spears surmounted by a chalice Or.
Please ask the submitters to draw the chalice larger, for better identifiability.
Jacques Chanson d'Osier. Name and device. Argent, a willow tree azure and on a chief gules a lute reversed argent.
All of the documentation submitted was from Hanks and Hodges. Fortunately for the submitter, Lord Palimpsest presented corroborating documentation from more reputable sources.
Jana von Drachenklaue. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a swan naiant reguardant, gorged of a coronet embattled, on a chief Or three hazelnuts vert.
Judith le Alefondere. Name change from Judith the Undecided.
Karl von Elfstein der Schmuckmacher. Device. Per pall inverted arrondy vert, Or, and argent, a bordure engrailed purpure.
The field division was blazoned as schneckenweise in the LoI. It was felt, however, that the registered blazon adequately reproduces the emblazon.
Kathy of Heronter. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale Or and vert, two hares combattant counterchanged.
Submitted as Katheryn of Heronter.
Laetitia Withington. Name.
Lorcan Dracontius. Name and device. Per fess embattled argent and azure, a dragon's head issuant from the line of division vert and an open book argent.
Lyev Davidovitch. Name.
Mairi Lee of Silverbrooke. Name and device. Vert, a unicorn rampant contourny argent within a bordure argent semy of roses proper.
Margaret MacDuibhshithe. Name and device. Per chevron Or and azure, three suns in their splendor counterchanged.
Submitted as Margaret MacDubhshithe, we have modified the name to the form documented in Black, The Surnames of Scotland.
Medraut Mac an Tuile. Name.
Michal Almond de Champagne. Name.
Miriam Meggett. Name.
Nahum ben Gershom haZev. Name.
Nu'm bint Sulaym_n. Name and device. Per fess Or and gules, a sheaf of arrows and a Manx cat passant counterchanged.
Peregrine de Lacey. Name and device. Per chevron vert and sable, two hawk's bells bendwise and a falcon close affronty upon a perch argent.
Richenza the Confused. Device. Or, an estoile pierced purpure within a bordure vert.
Robin Wallace. Name.
Rowan Greyfeather. Name and device. Sable, a plate and on a chief argent three trees proper.
Shahira bint Abdul Samad. Device. Vert, a sea-unicorn naiant, argent, armed gules, crined and finned Or, between three bezants.
Siona Storm. Device. Gules, semy of lightning bolts on a chief argent three clouds sable.
Stelton Wald, Canton of. Name.
Submitted as Steltonwald, Canton of. We have modified the name in keeping with one of Lord Palimpsest's research and recommendations. Lord Palimpsest did note that Waldstelton or Stelton under Wald would be even better.
Sylvan Glen, Shire of. Name and device. Gules, three chevronels braced and on a chief argent a laurel wreath between two cinquefoils gules.
Tassine de Bretagne. Device. Gules, a Scottish deerhound statant argent, on a chief Or two stags courant sable.
Tassine de Bretagne. Badge. Per bend sinister Or and gules, a stag's head erased sable and a Scottish deerhound's head erased argent.
Wintersedge, Canton of. Name and device. Per chevron rayonny azure and Or, in chief four Catherine wheels and in base a laurel wreath counterchanged.
Submitted as Winter's Edge, Canton of. We have modified the name to match the grammar of the name with the documented form for English place names.
Aline Ahern of Wexford. Name.
Andelcrag, Barony of. Name for Order of the Salient Hart.
Balthasar the Painter. Name and device. Per pale sable and vert, a moon in its complement and a cloud conjoined in pale argent.
Falcona Malmiros. Name.
Leofflead of Heofonfeld. Device. Purpure, three demi-antelopes conjoined in pall inverted argent.
Merouda Pendray. Device. Per pale sable and Or, a griffin segreant contourny within an orle of feathers counterchanged.
Please inform the submitter that this would look better with, say, half as many feathers, each twice as big.
Jacques Beauchamp. Name.
Luke Band Griffith. Name.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting.
Royse of the Sinte. Badge. [Fieldless] A unicorn's horn bendwise sinister Or enfiled with the letter omega purpure.
Siobhán Ó Cearbhaill. Name.
Submitted as Siobhán O'Cearbhaill, the name was modified to match the documented form.
Alys Graye. Name change from Miranda Graye and device change. Vert, a mouse statant to sinister, in chief three crosses botonny argent.
The submitter's currently registered device, Or, on a demi-sun issuant from base vert a goblet Or, on a chief purpure three bunches of grapes Or, slipped and leaved vert, is released.
Brenna Winterbourne. Name change from Brianna Arielle Durand and device change. Per bend sinister azure and vert, a compass star elongated to base argent and a needle bendwise sinister Or, threaded argent.
The submitter's currently registered device, Per fess azure and argent, a compass star elongated to base argent and gyrons issuant from base vert, is released.
Duvessa MacSweeney of Cork. Name and device. Argent, a cross quarter-pierced azure ermined argent, in bend three thistles sable, a bordure gules.
Eliot Hawkes. Name change from Lucina Sara Hawkridge.
Eógan Cú Chaille. Name.
Far West, Barony of. Name for Order of the Ginger Flower.
Johann Bohrer von Elasass. Device. Checky argent and gules, an eagle displayed facing to sinister Or and a bordure sable.
Kendric of Drakestone. Name and device. Per chevron azure and argent, two pheons Or and a dragon's head couped at the shoulder vert breathing flames proper.
Llywelwyn Main ap Cristin. Name and device. Sable, in pale an increscent moon and a hand apaumy argent between flaunches ermine.
Michael FitzGeoffrey. Badge. [Fieldless] On a cross potent vert another argent.
Steven de Lile. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, a heart and a chief argent.
Theodora Groves. Name and device. Gules, a pall between three delfs Or.
Viola Clark. Name change from Viola del Manto.
West, Kingdom of. Badge. Or, a demi-sun vert.
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN RETURNED:
Elgar of Stonehaven. Badge. [Fieldless] A Maltese star cross argent.
The submitter's argument that a Maltese star cross is but one step from a recognized period charge, a Maltese cross, is interesting but not particularly compelling. The fact remains that six armed crosses are not a period charge. Furthermore, the conflicts cited in the prior return remain. (Indeed, the issue of the conflicts was not even addressed by the submitter, so even had the College accepted his style argument, this would have had to be returned.)
Jessica Creaven. Device. Per pale argent and vert, two serpents nowed respectant counterchanged.
There is no reasonable way to blazon the nowing of the serpents here; none of the standard heraldic depictions of nowing seem to apply to this case.
Karl Bladeslayer. Name.
The construction of the byname is not a reasonable one. "Slay" in period (or since) did not mean "to break an inanimate object". You might try recommending to him the documented Brekeblade or Breakblade (or Brekeswerd, Breaksword, Breakspear, or Brekelaunce).
Constance Caterina of Padua. Device. Argent, two catamounts sejant respectant sable and in chief two points gules.
"Although all three `points' are mentioned in heraldic tracts, in practice only the base one appears to have been used; and even in the tracts, the dexter and sinister points are described as abatements of honor, to be used separately, and not in conjunction." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR 4/92, p. 19) No documentation was presented to contradict this precedent. As a consequence, the precedent disallowing the use of dexter and/or sinister points remains in place.
Eirik Halfdanarson. Device. Per saltire Or and azure a thunderbolt counterchanged.
Conflicts with Aldeyn von Luetringen, [Fieldless] A thunderbolt azure winged Or. There is only one CD for fielded versus fieldlessness.
Geeraert av København. Device. Per bend sinister Or and sable, a triskelion of scythes within an annulet counterchanged.
Lord Laurel deeply appreciates the amount of thought and consideration which went into this appeal and its ensuing discussion. However, the evidence presented by the commenters on this issue indicate that indeed a "significant segment of the Society" (see RfS I.2.), consisting of both heralds and non-heralds, sees the primary charge of this submission and immediately identifies it with the symbol "strongly associated" with the Afrikaaner Weerstandsbeweging, a white supremacist group whose members and symbols have been photographed for and published in a number of news magazines with worldwide publication. Given this association by a significant segment of heralds and non-heralds from a wide range of geographical locations, Laurel cannot in good conscience give this motif the Society's "seal of approval" by registering it. For more on the issue of offense, please see the attached Cover Letter.
Grimbun Hroth. Device. Lozengy azure and argent, a bear rampant contourny gules.
Conflict with Elfarch Myddfal (SCA), Or, a bear legged of an eagle's legs rampant to sinister gules. There is one CD, for the changes to the field, but the difference in the legs only is insufficient for the second. Additionally, the field here is functionally the same as Bavaria, and may fall afoul of the ban on the use of fields lozengy bendwise azure and argent (or paly bendy azure and argent), reiterated by Master Bruce in the September 18, 1992 Cover Letter, pp. 2-3.
Katerina Petrovna Pomeshanova. Name.
There was no documentation with the submission for the final element of the name, only a letter of permission from Kazimir Petrovich Pomeshanov. No one was able to document the final element (and it was not adequately documented by current standards in Kazimir's submission), and thus we are unable to register it without additional documentation. Since the submitter allowed no changes whatsoever to the name, we were unable to simply drop the problematic element to register it.
Mordaut Freyulf. Badge. [Fieldless] A plate, overall a natural panther passant sable.
This violates the restriction on overall charges in fieldless badges (the sole exception to which is a concession to SCA style in allowing "long, slender objects" such as swords, spears, etc. where the "area of intersection" is small). This policy was recently reiterated in the LoAR of 13 June 1993, p. 17. Here, while identifiable, neither of the charges is "long and slender", and the area of overlap is quite large.
Shevaun Sheine Cheseldine. Name.
The name as submitted appears to be made up of modern variants of the individual elements. It is thus incompatible with the period and domain of the Society, as required by RfS I.1. As a consequence, we are required to return this for modification to period forms or for better documentation of each element than the works of Hanks and Hodges.
Wiesenfeuer, Barony of. Name for Keepers of the Ebon Flame.
"The word ebon does not appear to be used in any save a most literal sense (relating to ebony) until the very last of the 16th Century." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR May 1992, p. 21). Additionally, the name as constructed conflicts with the Barony of the Flame and with the Flame Pursuivant. As the LoI noted, Keepers is the designator, and therefore "invisible" for purposes of conflict. As a consequence, there is only the addition of the modifier "ebon", which is not sufficient difference.
Eadric Gwyddon the Seeker. Device. Sable, on a bend sinister Or, four swords palewise sable, a bordure Or.
Conflict with Balin Drayloch (SCA), Sable, on a bend sinister Or, six torteaux, all within a bordure Or. There is only one CD for the changes to the tertiary charges.
Hengist of the Black Forest. Badge. Argent, a dragon salient vert, to dexter a garden rose gules, slipped and leaved vert, all within a bordure indented gules.
This is just not composed in a period manner. While there are many period examples of "an X and in chief a Y", there are none of "an X and to dexter a Y". This style has the additional problem of making the armory unbalanced. Were the rose drawn much larger, we could have blazoned the charges as "in fess". Here, however, the rose is not much larger than a maintained charge, though it is clearly not being maintained by the dragon. (If it were a maintained charge, there are conflicts in both the SCA Armorial and Ordinary and in Papworth.)
Sabrina Keeley de Josephi. Name.
There are several problems with this name. The most obvious is that all of the documentation (with the exception of the Italian "de", which was from an Italian-English dictionary), was from the works of Hanks and Hodges, which have been demonstrably unreliable as the primary (or sole) documentation for period names. Sabrina was not used by Geoffrey of Monmouth as stated in the documentation; he used the form Habren, from Hafren. Sabrina has been returned in the past for lack of documentation as a period name. Even Hanks and Hodges, as in the submitted documentation, notes that Keeley is "of recent origin and uncertain etymology", which is clearly not evidence of period usage. As Lord Palimpsest noted, Josephi appears to be primarily a 16th Century patronymic surname from the Latinized Josephus. It may also be a Jewish form (according to Hanks and Hodges). But in neither case is the Italian/French/Spanish "de" appropriate with it.
Sylvanus of Sutherland. Device. Vert, a lion salient maintaining a sword inverted between three mullets argent, all within a double tressure flory Or.
The "double tressure flory" is misdrawn here; a double tressure flory would be drawn with single fleurs underlying both tressures. More importantly, however, it infringes on the double tressure flory counter-flory, the Royal augmentation of Scotland, a restricted charge which may not be registered in the SCA.
Wild Hares, March of the. Name and device. Vert, a rabbit's head couped contourny within a laurel wreath argent.
None of the commenters could find any period models for this placename formation, nor was any documentation supporting this form included with the submission. Additionally, the name is obtrusively modern in that the first association many of the commenters had was the tea party with the March Hare described so amusingly by Lewis Carroll. Would the submitters consider something like March of Leporaria (from the Latin leporis "hare" and the place name suffix -aria), Harehope ("hare valley"), or Harewood ("hare wood")?
The device conflicts with Artemis the Innkeeper, Vert, a rabbit's head erased contourny argent. There is only one CD for the addition of the "laurel wreath". Additionally, as drawn, the laurel "wreath" isn't, but is two sprigs of laurel conjoined in chevron inverted. Please discuss the circular nature of a laurel wreath with the submitters.
Anton Tremayne. Badge. [Fieldless] A cross botonny gules charged with a crescent argent.
The weight of the commentary was that a cross botonny is not a simple enough primary charge for X.4.j.ii. to apply, and that this submission is indeed in conflict with Pilkington (Papworth, p. 652), Argent, on a cross botonny gules another of the first, with one CD for fieldlessness but nothing for the change to the type only of what is effectively the tertiary.
Dugal MacTaveis. Badge. [Fieldless] On a heart argent a seadragon rampant gules.
Conflict with Venables (Papworth, p. 983), Argent, a wyvern passant gules. There is only one CD for the posture of the monster. Several commenters submitted evidence that heart shapes were used as a medium, albeit only occasionally, for heraldic display in period. See, e.g., Ottfried Neubecker, Heraldry, Sources, Symbols and Meaning, page 76.
Kökejin of the Iron Horde. Device. Argent, a pall vert, overall a stag's massacre sable, a bordure vert semy of water-bougets argent.
This was pended from the August 1993 Laurel meeting so that the submitter could provide the Laurel office with an emblazon showing the tertiaries on the bordure as one of the more standard depictions of water-bougets (rather than torii gates). No corrected emblazon form has been received.
Alastair James MacConnor. Badge. [Fieldless] Three holly leaves conjoined in pall inverted vert, fructed gules.
Conflict with Maddoc Arundel (SCA), [Fieldless] Three oak leaves conjoined in pall inverted vert, surmounted by an acorn Or. There is a CD for the fieldless difference, but given their similarity in outline, the difference in the type of leaves was insufficient to grant the second.
Deirdre de la Fleur. Badge. [Fieldless] A gillyflower quarterly gules and azure.
The gillyflower on the large emblazon, as in the LoI, is drawn in trian aspect. Heraldic charges should properly be drawn "flat", without much three dimensionality. Also, there is a possible conflict with Yamaguchi (Hawley's Mon, page 16), Dark, a carnation light, with only one CD for fieldlessness.
Delftwood, Barony of. Name for the Order of the Embattled Windmill.
No documentation was presented to demonstrate that this name followed any period exemplars for order names (indeed, no documentation was submitted at all), and none of the commenters could find any support for it, either.
Egill the Dane. Device. Sable, a mullet of eight points gyronny azure and Or within a bordure invected argent.
While technically a neutral charge on the sable field, the mullet was unidentifiable as such at any distance. "All armory must have sufficient contrast to allow each element of the design to be clearly identifiable at a distance." (RfS VIII.2.) The overwhelming visual image was that of a Maltese cross at an unusual angle on the sable field, with its identifiability as a mullet of eight points completely lost.
Gauen Farwanderer. Name.
None of the examples cited in the LoI adequately support this construction of the byname, and none of the commenters were able to find any other support for it. Suggestions for a documentable form with a similar meaning included Widfare and Wydefare.
George Emerson True. Badge. [Fieldless] A beehive Or charged with a fleur-de-lys sable.
As a number of the commenters noted, even heraldically insignificant charges need in general to follow our rules. The bees ("diversely volant") on the emblazon, though heraldically not significant, do, however, contravene the rule requiring that fieldless badges have all of their charges conjoined.
Gwynedd Fairfax. Name.
Gwynedd, though found in Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, is only noted there as an undated, modern form. The closest documentable period given name is Gwineth, but as the submitter permitted no changes whatsoever, we are forced to return this.
Hamish ap Gwalchmai. Name.
"Hamish is not a name. It is a phonetic rendering of the Gaelic name Seumas in the vocative case, and only became misconsidered a given name by mistake by non-Gaelic speakers in post-period times. It is no more a given [name] than would be the possessive James'. If the submitter would consider the given [name] Seumas, this would work." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR November 1991, p. 19). Or, in this case, if the submitter would be interested in a monocultural name, the Welsh cognate of James is Iago.
Henri Michel du Bois. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a chevron inverted grady between a sun and two fleurs-de-lys Or.
The primary charge is not a "chevron inverted grady", and no one could come up with an adequate blazon for it. ("Grady" is a term which modifies "embattled"; it is not found as a separate line of division in and of itself.) In any resubmission, the submitter should draw the fleurs-de-lys larger to more adequately fill the space available.
Kambreda Spicer. Name.
The given name appears to be based on a misreading by Geoffrey of Monmouth of Kein Breit. It also appears to be a name unique to one of the daughters of Brychan. This being the case we need additional documentation for its existence and its use by others before we can register Kambreda in the SCA.
Katheryn of Heronter. Name.
There was no name submission form in the file.
Lucan von Drachenklaue. Device. Sable, a dragon's gambe couped apaumy argent, maintaining a pomme, on a chief argent, a coronet embattled sable.
The dragon's gambe in this posture is extremely difficult to identify. This has been cause for return before (see, e.g., the LoAR of June 1993, p. 21).
Robledale, Shire of. Device. Per pale Or and azure, an oak leaf inverted and fructed within a laurel wreath counterchanged.
The evidence for support submitted with the device does not meet the requirements of the administrative handbook. Though it was signed by three quarters of the officers, it was also dated February 29, 1992. We need more timely evidence of support.
Zacariah of Westlake. Device. Vert, a wall argent masoned sable between two crossbows and two swords in saltire Or.
Conflict with Ancel FitzCharles (SCA), Vert, a fess embattled argent, masoned sable, between three hammers Or. There is only one CD for the change to the type of all the secondaries.
Ragnar Hermanssohn. Device. Checky gules and argent, an eagle's head erased Or.
There are a couple of problems with this proposal. The eagle's head is drawn in trian aspect, which alone would probably be grounds for return for redrawing. However, there are also several conflicts, including the one mentioned in the LoI with the US 39th Infantry Regiment (Military Ordinary #788), [Fieldless] A falcon's head erased Or holding in the bill an ivy leaf vert. There is a CD for fielded vs. fieldless, but nothing for the difference between a falcon's head and an eagle's head nor for the maintained charge. Additionally, there are conflicts with von Almbeck (Siebmacher, p. 157), Sable, a eagle's head couped Or; and with Hugh Louis (SCA), Per chevron dovetailed Or and sable, in base an eagle's head erased Or. In each case there is only one CD for the change to the field.
Far West, Barony of. Name for Order of the Hibiscus.
The earliest citation for "hibiscus" in the Oxford English Dictionary is dated to 1706, well past our cut-off date.
Johann Mathem. Device. Bendy sinister argent and gules, on a pale azure a unicorn rampant argent.
The "unicorn" on the large emblazon is clearly drawn as a unicornate horse. Unicornate horses have been disallowed for some years.
Megryth Bowbreaker of the High March. Device. Azure, ermined, on a pale Or a viol inverted gules.
Conflict with Giancarlo Armati de Fogliano (SCA), Fusily argent and azure, on a pale Or a rebeck gules. There is only one CD for the change to the field, with insufficient difference for inverting the tertiary charge. (There is no difference grantable for the change in type between a rebeck and a viol.)
Thorkil Stormchaser. Name.
The byname does not appear to be formed in a style that would have been used in period. All of the bynames any of the commenters found were formed in the manner of the examples cited in the LoI, Chacepork (chase-pork) or Chasemuine (chase-monk), and even these examples were not really equivalent to the submitted byname even should it be modified to match the documented pattern (Chasestorm).
THE FOLLOWING SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN PENDED:
Gwenllian ferch Maredudd. Device. Per chevron indented argent and sable two compass stars and an open book argent bound azure.
The tincture of the compass stars was accidentally left out of the LoI. This is pended until the March Laurel meeting to allow for research under the corrected blazon.
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