THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN REGISTERED:
Aaron of the Black Mountains. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Alexandra Hakonsdotter. Name.
Submitted as Alexandra Hákonsdóttir, we have modified the patronymic to keep from mixing Old Norse (which would be Hákonardóttir) with the late Norse use of Hakons.
Algytha of Anglesey. Name and device. Per saltire purpure and vert, a badger statant Or.
Anne Compton. Name.
Arianwen verch Kynwraidd ap Aeddan. Name.
An extremely well-formed Welsh name!
Bronwen de Carcassonne. Name and Device. Purpure, in pale two unicorns passant contourny argent.
Really pretty armory!
Cynric Goodwine. Name.
Edward Bolden. Device. Pily bendy sinister gules and Or, a unicorn rampant contourny argent.
Ériu of Tlachtga. Name.
Submitted as Erue of Tlachtga, Palimpsest and Harpy were able to document the originally submitted name, which we have registered.
Geoffrey Peregrine. Device. Purpure, a chevron dovetailed between three unicorn's heads couped contourny argent.
Helena of Birka. Device. Per saltire azure and gules, a dragon's head couped contourny Or.
John Cooper. Name.
Clear of the U.S. Roman Catholic priest John Montgomery Cooper (Britannica, Vol. 3, p. 604), 1881-1949, with removal of one element.
Konnor MacAlpine. Name.
LeAnn of Wastekeep. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name and badges). Per fess gules and purpure, a lion's head caboshed and on a bordure argent an orle of holly sprigs fructed proper.
Submitted as Iain Anndra Ánraidh a'Ghleanna Sìodhaich.
Owyne of Clan Frog. Name.
Though it was noted by a couple of commenters that clan names are generally generated from given names or occasionally from nicknames, Bain's The Clans and Tartans of Scotland notes a number of clan name derived from surnames.
Owyne of Clan Frog. Household name for Clan Frog (see RETURNS for badge).
Rorik Gunnarson. Name.
Tirzah nic Chathail. Name and device. Sable, an owl displayed, on a chief triangular argent a mullet of six points elongated to chief and to base sable.
Submitted as Tirzah nic Chathal, the patronym must be put into the genitive as well as aspirated after the patronymic particle nic. We have done so.
The mullet here is not really period style, but was not so modern as to require return in and of itself.
Turlough Ó Cuinn. Name.
Submitted as Turlough O'Conn, the patronym has to be placed in the genitive.
Cúmheá Ó Neachtáin. Release of name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a thunderbolt gules within a bordure counterchanged.
Adam Polotsky. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, on a bend sinister erminois between two dragons rampant gules each maintaining a roundel erminois, three crescents palewise gules.
Alix de Lyon. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Aodh Ó Mórdha. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and argent, a bow bendwise sinister Or and a quill pen bendwise sinister sable.
Submitted as Aodh y Ó Mórdha, we have dropped the undocumented "y".
Gabrielle de Benon. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, a sea-horse within a bordure semy-de-lis all counterchanged.
Gwylym ab Owain Tatershal. Name.
Submitted as Gwylym ab Owain o Tatershal, the Welsh "o" is out of place with the English placename. The simplest course was to simply drop it.
James the Blunt. Name and device. Per bend sinister nebuly Or and gules, an armorer's hammer bendwise reversed and a fleur-de-lis counterchanged.
James of Durmast. Device. Argent, two bendlets gemel wavy azure, overall a turtle tergiant vert.
Please ask him to draw the bendlets wider.
Jerry of Twin Moons. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name and badge). Per chevron inverted sable semy of compass stars Or, and argent, a mountain issuant from base vert.
Submitted as Andronicus of Emerald Marsh.
Malcolm of Ered Sûl. Badge. (Fieldless) A Scottish terrier statant contourny sable.
The dog is grandfathered to him, as a charge on both his arms and another registered badge. It is apparently not a period breed, not being recorded before 1879.
Ricardo Federico. Name and device. Sable, a hawk's head couped between three mullets of four points within an orle argent.
Submitted as Ricardo Federico de Montisoni, no one could find any additional support for Montisoni, with or without the "de". The source for the surname, Hanks and Hodges A Dictionary of Surnames, state only that Montisoni is a "medieval form" of Monzón, without noting language, nationality, or any specific dates. Without further corroboration of this element, we dropped it in order to register the name and device.
Richard Conrad Stargard. Name.
Rognvald Bloodaxe. Name.
Siani Euraid. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Siani y Euraidd, we have dropped the intrusive particle, which was not used in Welsh when the given name is present. We have also modified the byname to the period form.
Ulric the Round. Device. Sable, a bend sinister engrailed between two bull skulls caboshed Or.
Please tell the submitted that the bend needs to be drawn wider.
Aifric Ní Fhaoláin. only (see RETURNS for and device).
Submitted as Aiffric Ní Fhaoláin, we have matched the given with the documented form.
Amber Lang. Name and device. Vert, on a lozenge argent, a cat sejant guardant sable.
Although Amber has been accepted by every Laurel since Baldwin, the evidence upon which those registrations were based appears to have been faulty. And has been noted a number of times before, "we are not bound by the mistakes of the past." Though we are unwilling to penalize this submitter for making a good-faith submission, unless new evidence is found demonstrating the use of Amber as a given name in period, we will cease to register it in the future.
Versus Aoibheann Caoilfionn Muirinn O'Domhnaill (SCA), Vert, on a lozenge between in chief two trefoils slipped argent, a gryphon sejant sable, there is clearly a CD for the removal of the trefoils, and in this case we can see granting the second for the change to the type only of the tertiaries per X.4.j.ii, given the significant change in outline which the eagle's head and wings make to the outline of the critter.
Anastasiya Dolgorukova. Device. Per fess sable and azure, an increscent argent between four mullets of four points in cross Or.
Anneke MacAiodh. Device. Vert, a windmill sails crosswise and a bordure engrailed Or.
Aodh Marland. Name and device. Sable, semy of compass stars, a tree blasted argent, in chief flames proper.
Submitted as Aodh Adendra Marland, the very lengthy appeal made interesting reading. However, it was not shown that Greek bynames were used in the Gaelic countries (although the point was made for Latin bynames). Nor was it shown that "tree-less" falls into any existing pattern of classical bynames used in the Middle Ages. As a consequence we have dropped the problematic element in order to register the name.
The primary charge is grandfathered to the submitter.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Badge for Rapier Champion. [Fieldless] A unicornate hippocampus Or charged with two rapiers crossed in saltire sable.
The unicornate natural seahorse is grandfathered to the kingdom.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Name for Order of the Yew Bow.
Bralluc Blackheart. Name and device. Per bend Or and sable semy of hearts counterchanged, a skull argent.
Branwen Madyn Wallis. Device. Per fess embattled azure and vert, an increscent Or and a domestic cat sejant argent.
Brighid Ní Chillín. Name.
Caoiltiarn de Rús. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Carwen Raulynson de Kinder. Name.
Cynewulf atten Hyrste. Name and device. Or, two lions combattant, each supporting a pennoncelle, poles crossed in saltire, within a bordure embattled sable.
Submitted as Cynewulf atte Hyrste, we have modified the particle to the correct Middle English masculine dative singular form.
Evan da Collaureo. Badge. [Fieldless] On a mountain of three peaks couped Or, a fox passant gules.
Geoffrey Kyle Kiffin. Name.
Jean Claude de Calais. Name.
Morkar the Ruthless. Name and device. Per bend vert and gules, a griffin segreant argent a bordure ermine.
Nowell Forrestor. Name and device. Azure, a winged unicorn rampant and on a chief argent three passion crosses gules.
Osric Logan. Device. Quarterly gules and argent, a wolf rampant reguardant between four crescents in saltire counterchanged.
Rachelle of Nottinghill Coill. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, on a torteau an owl displayed Or, a bordure embattled gules.
Submitted as Rochelle Finur.
Rogon Steingesicht. Device. per chevron inverted rayonny Or goutty de poix and vert, two single-bitted axes in saltire Or.
Rós ní Lochlainn. Name and device. per bend Or and gules, a deer trippant argent between two roses counterchanged.
Sara Draper of Lennox. Name.
Alexander de Toulon. Badge (with Catrin Rhiannon d'Arc). Per pale azure and sable, a seahorse maintaining a rose slipped and leaved within a bordure engrailed argent.
This brings the name Rhiannon within the scope of Master Bruce's ruling that "one allusion to a deity is acceptable when the name of the deity was also used by humans in period".
Allaine de Beaumont of Glastonbury. Device change. Quarterly argent and gules, in bend two pomegranates gules, slipped of a single branch proper, a bordure Or.
Her currently device, Quarterly gules and argent, a candle counterchanged, enflamed Or, overall a key fesswise within a bordure sable, is converted to a badge.
Anne of Crowhurst. Badge. Argent, on a fess vert, a needle reversed argent and in chief a crow sable.
Anne of Crowhurst. Device. Argent, on a bend sinister vert between two crows sable, a needle argent.
Caid, Kingdom of. Name and badge for the Order of the Crescent. Azure, three crescents conjoined, horns outward, a bordure embattled argent.
Caid, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of the Gauntlet of Caid. Azure, a dexter gauntlet sustaining by the blade a sword fesswise, a bordure embattled argent.
Caid, Kingdom of. Name and badge for the Order of the Lux Caidis. Azure, a sunburst, a bordure embattled argent.
Caid, Kingdom of. Badge transfer to Society for Creative Anachronism. Argent, a goutte de larme within another voided, a bordure azure.
Celeinion Caerleon. Badge. [Fieldless] A Celtic cross within and conjoined to a vol argent.
Submitted on the LoI as Celenion Caerleon, the name was registered as above in the February 1994 LoAR.
This is not a visual conflict with Ulfr inn Berserkr, A winged sledgehammer displayed argent.
Chlöe Aubre Duclair. Badge. [Fieldless] An arrow inverted Or barbed and flighted surmounted by a spider sable.
Crystal Corazón del León Borbón. Name and device. Per bend sinister embattled argent and azure, a decrescent and a mullet counterchanged.
We have added the documented accent to the "o" in león.
Diomedes of Trebizond. Name.
Donn, son of Fergus. Badge. [Fieldless] An elephant contourny proper.
Blazoned as argent in the LoI, the elephant is clearly colored light grey with argent tusks on the large emblazon sheet. While this is certainly the equivalent of argent in terms of contrast, and should be so considered for contrast or conflict purposes, we believe that elephants have a "widely understood default proper coloration".
The submitter's currently registered badge, Or, a blasted oak tree vert, from the sinister limb pendant a gallows noose sable, is released.
Eilidh Swann Stralachlan. Name.
Submitted as Eilidh Swann na Stralachlan, we have dropped the intrusive article. (Na does not mean "of", it means "of the".)
Einar Sclater of Orkney. Name.
Erik Ziemann. Name and device. Per pale Or and sable, a rustre counterchanged.
Gautier d'Isigny-sur-Mer. Name.
Gerhard Barbarossa. Device. Per bend argent and azure, on a bend sinister between an eagle sable and a goblet, three beehives palewise Or.
Gwendolyn Dylwen Llywelyn. Device. Per chevron throughout gules and argent, two swans close respectant and a dragon passant counterchanged.
Jamal Damien Marcus. Badge. [Fieldless] A camel couchant argent saddled and bridled gules.
Da'ud (as opposed to Laurel) says "Nice camel!"
John Garr. Device. Argent, in pall two shepherd's crook's addorsed sable and an arrow gules.
Katherine of Anglesea. Device. Per pale azure and argent, a dolphin haurient and a cockatrice erect, on a chief a dragon couchant guardant all counterchanged.
Magnus Finehair Duffus. Name and device. Argent, a winged coney segreant sable, a base rayonny gules.
Marcella de Brézé. Name.
Mariola Bucchi degli Fiori. Name.
Melaina Caerlaverock. Device. Azure, on a bend wavy between two compass stars argent, three compass stars palewise azure.
Melandra of the Woods. Name and device. Azure, a tree, in chief three Celtic crosses argent.
Michael of Southron Gaard. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale argent and purpure, a pale endorsed counterchanged.
Submitted as Thorvarthr Hakonson.
Michael MacGarry of Antrim. Name.
Morwenna Gwir. Name.
Naevehjem, Barony of. Badge for the Archery Guild. Gules, issuant from a tub argent, scaly and banded sable, three demi-arrows bendwise argent and three demi-arrows bendwise sinister Or, all within an annulet argent.
The arrows being in two tinctures is not really good period style, but is not so egregiously poor style as to warrant return here.
Philippe Renard. Name and device. Or, a fox passant gules within an orle of arrowheads inverted sable.
Poll na Gainmhe, Canton of. Name and device. Or, a laurel wreath vert, on a chief azure three suns Or.
Submitted on the LoI as Poll na Grainmhe, the "r" in the last element was a typo in the LoI. Both the forms and the documentation have the registered form.
Please ask them to draw the laurel wreath more robustly.
Robin Ashman. Name.
Rosamonde of Devonwood. Name.
Serena of Amastris. Name.
Tegan of Rolaie Halle. Name.
Thomas of the Isles. Holding name and device. Argent, a bend sinister between a chair, back to sinister, and a roundel azure.
Submitted as Thomas sur la Chaise Azurée.
Thomas Blackkeep. Badge. [Fieldless] In pale two triangles, points to center, conjoined gules.
This is clear of Jago Redbeard, An hourglass gules, with CDs for fieldlessness and for differences to the charge (removing the frame).
Thorvald Olafson the Swordmaker. Name.
Submitted as Thorvald Olafson the Sword Maker, we have modified the byname to match the period forms used as examples of this construction.
Alain Briceson. Name.
Alvira MacDonald. Badge. [Fieldless] A woman genuant proper, garbed vert, crined argent, holding a goblet Or.
There was some discussion regarding how to blazon this posture (kneeling on one knee). We have adopted the term "genuant" which is used in Papworth.
Andreas of Green Village. Badge. [Fieldless] A holly leaf argent.
Axel Zimmerman. Name.
Barbara of Forgotten Sea. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend sable and argent, a dragon rampant contourny and a castle, a bordure counterchanged.
Submitted as Barbotte of Castledragon.
Geneviève de Chambéry. Device. Purpure, on a chevron throughout Or three fleur-de-lys palewise gules, in base a fleur-de-lys Or.
Houndsford, Incipient Canton of. Name and device. Barry wavy argent and azure, a talbot passant within a laurel wreath Or.
Katherine Neville of Kenilworth. Name and device. Purpure, a chevron throughout ermine between two Catherine wheels and a castle Or.
Lars Gilsson. Device. Or, a drakkar reversed vert and a base sable.
Lorenzo di Monte San Savino. Name.
Maura Wudlac. Name.
Meabh Donn. Device. Vert, on a dance Or three martlets contourny vert.
Submitted on the LoI as Maebh Donn, the above form was registered in the October 1992 LoAR.
Muriel the Red. Name.
Shajar al-Yaasmeen. Name change from Michelle O' Domhnallain.
Siegfried Rupert Stanislaus. Device. Per pale gules and Or, a castle counterchanged within a bordure paly bendy sable and argent.
Æthelric Lundone. Name and device. Gules, a sea-lion naiant to sinister Or.
Submitted as AEthelric Lundone, we have corrected the given to match the spelling on forms and (as several commenters noted) the documentation.
Álfdís Gráeyga. Name and device. Or, three fir trees vert, and a bordure engrailed purpure, semy of irises argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the engrailing more boldly.
Anders Thorinwill. Name.
Angus Gunn. Device. Vert, on a bend sinister Or cotissed argent, two hedgehogs statant fesswise sable.
Aquila Blackmore. Device. Argent, vetu ployé gules, a mullet sable within a bordure embattled argent.
Bertha of Montevale. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent estencelé purpure, a winged unicorn segreant within a bordure embattled purpure.
Submitted as Miranda of Halidon Hill.
Caroline of Burgundy. Name.
Cassadoria Finiala. Device. Per pale gules and Or, a phoenix counterchanged.
Charles the Black. Badge. Or, in bend two fleurs-de-lys within a bordure sable.
As several commenters noted, the fleurs-de-lys need to be drawn a little larger.
Coinneach Mac an Leigh. Device change. Gyronny of ten argent and azure, each gyron charged with an arrow point to center, all counterchanged.
His currently registered device, Gyronny of ten azure and argent, on each gyron an arrow, point to center, counterchanged, is released.
Cynewulf Guthfloga. Device. Per fess argent and purpure, a cross formy within a bordure counterchanged.
Cynon Mac an Choill. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Denny of Port Oasis. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, two chevrons gules, on a chief sable three lozenges Or.
Submitted as Den Hornblower of Goodwin Sands.
Elwynne Rowenna of Wentworth. Device. Argent, a sea-cat contourny counter-ermine, tailed sable, and a bordure engrailed azure semy of roses argent.
Frederich von Schwarzberg. Name.
Galiena Barclay. Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, a sea-dragon and in chief two mullets all counterchanged.
Heronter, Shire of. Badge. Or, a heron in its vigilance within a bordure azure.
Iago Benitez. Name.
James Morris. Name and device. Argent, a phoenix contourny sable rising from flames gules, and on a chief sable three cleavers inverted and reversed proper.
Kieran Bren of Bannockburn. Device. Gules, a chevron embattled between two chess-rooks Or and a Celtic cross argent.
Please ask him to draw the embattlements more boldly.
Liana vom Schwarzwald. Name and device. Argent, an acorn sable within a bordure counter-compony sable and argent.
Submitted as Liana von Schwarzwald, we have modified the article to correct the grammar.
Lothaire Villon de Vézelay. Name.
Madeline Cartier. Name.
Maeve of Cavan. Name.
Petrus von Burghausen. Badge. Per bend embowed counter-embowed argent and sable, a cross formy counterchanged.
Reinmar von Aue. Name.
Robert of Northwood. Name.
Roxanne Brewer of Bath. Name and device. Gules, a cornucopia and in chief three cups Or.
Sven Tyrvisson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Temair Conlaed. Name.
Alexandro Isidore de la Mar. Name.
Submitted as Alexandros Isidore de la Mar, we have modified the given to match the form recommended by Palimpsest, which is also the form the submitter preferred.
Borimir Dimitrian. Device. Per pale gules and vert, a horse passant and a bordure embattled argent.
Kathleen Simonetta Riario. Name.
Muirghen Ruadh. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Muirghan Ruadh of Dragoon Keep, "Dragoon" is a post-period term applied to a particular type of pistol, and only later applied to the cavalrymen who carried that pistol. It is not a period variant of "dragon". We have, therefore, dropped it in order to register the name. Additionally, as several commenters noted, the a/e switch in Irish-Gaelic is not reasonable as the pronunciation changes significantly. We have substituted the documented form.
Patrice de Salice. Name.
Submitted as Patrice de Sallis, we have modified the byname to a documented (French) form, as Sallis appeared to be a modern form inappropriate for use with the Anglo-Norman de.
Renée Marie Dubois. Name and device. Or, on a heart gules, a cross fleury Or, on a chief gules four fleurs-de-lys Or.
Submitted as Renee Marie Debois, we have added the accent to the given as it appears on the forms and the documentation, and corrected the typographical error in the surname.
Alaric Geoffrey Radclyffe. Name.
Alexandra Häbich die Schliesserin. Name and device. Or, on a bend dovetailed between two dragonflies sable a lizard tergiant argent.
Aliena Goodeve. Name.
András Dolej>. Name.
Submitted as András Dolejs, we have added the check over the final "s" which appears on both the submitter's forms and in his documentation.
Angus Gove Mackinnon. Name.
Catriona Elspeth Montgumery of Renfrewshire. Device. Argent, a thistle proper and on a chief embattled purpure, a chain argent.
Eoghan Mac Giolla Phádraig. Name and device. Per pale argent and sable, a saltire counterchanged and on a chief nebuly gules three Celtic crosses Or.
Please ask him to draw the chief with fewer, bolder nebules.
Giacomo da Firenze. Name.
Submitted as Giacomo Cavalliere da Firenze, caval[l]iere is the approved alternate title for "knight" in Italian. (Indeed, the submitter's own documentation notes it as meaning "knight".) As such, it should not be used in such a way that it may be mistaken as a title. Unfortunately, "knight of Florence" is just such an example. We have dropped the problematic element in order to register the name.
Isabeau de Vitry. Name.
Joseph the Mailer. Name.
Kathleen Cordelia Ni Mháille. Device. Per pale dovetailed vert and purpure, in chief two housecats sejant reguardant to sinister Or and in base two roses argent.
Margarethe of Lynwood Keep. Device. Quarterly azure and argent, a cross couped between in bend two towers and in bend sinister two roses all counterchanged.
This comes perilously close to having the appearance of marshalled arms. The fact that the cross here is used as a charge rather than the default cross throughout (which is considered an ordinary) saves it from falling afoul of XI.3. No evidence was found by any of the commenters that crosses couped were used in the same way as crosses throughout, crosses paty throughout, or crosses engrailed throughout were in marshalled arms.
Mary Buchanan. Name and device. Azure, in fess two lizards tergiant and a chief triangular argent.
Michaela de Romeny. Badge for House Battleaxe. Per pale purpure and sable, a battleaxe fesswise argent and in chief five bezants two and three.
Mikhail of Lubelska. Device. Per pale gules and azure, a griffin's head erased within an orle dovetailed on the inner edge Or.
Moira Drummond. Device. Azure, a mermaid proper, crined and tailed Or, brandishing a sword proper and a shield, in chief three escallops within a bordure wavy Or.
Paulette Anne le Nedlere. Device. Azure, a cubit arm bendwise sustaining by the handles a pair of scissors argent, on a chief argent three butterflies azure.
Rhiannon Amber ferch Morgan ap Maredudd. Name.
Rhiannon of Caerleon. Name.
Skalla Geirmundr Ulfsson. Badge. [Fieldless] A panther rampant guardant gules spotted argent incensed proper.
Skalla Geirmundr Ulfsson. Device. Vair, a panther rampant guardant gules spotted argent incensed proper.
Versus Horne (Papworth, p. 61), Argent, a leopard rampant gules, there is a CD for the field, and, as leopards and panthers were considered to be different beasts in late period, a second CD for the type of critter.
Taliesin Traherne. Device. Per pale sable and gules, an eagle's leg erased a la quise and in chief two roses argent.
Tominaga Tadamasa. Name.
Adria of the Crosswinds. Device. Or, a saltire purpure between in pale two garden rosebuds gules, slipped and leaved vert, and in fess two wolf's heads erased respectant sable.
Alfretha of Letheringsete. Device. Gules, a bend sinister cotised between two crosses moline Or.
Blaiddwyn, College of. Name and device. Argent, on a pale gules a wolf sejant affronty argent overall a laurel wreath vert.
Versus the Shire of Politarchopolis, Argent, on a pale gules a griffin segreant argent, overall a laurel wreath counterchanged, there is a CD for changing the tincture of the laurel wreath and a CD for changing both the type and posture of the tertiary.
Bohémond de Nicée. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Ceindrych Costaine. Name.
Eudoxia d'Antioche. Name.
Eyja Storsteen Knútsdóttir. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Eyja Storsteen Knutesdottir, we have modified the patronymic to match the documented form.
Gail of the Outlands. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale vert and sable, a marmot rampant to sinister argent.
Submitted as Kaleigh Hayes.
The critter was blazoned in the LoI as a gopher, but that name is a 19th century borrowing. We have, therefore, substituted the Old World rodent which is almost identical in build.
Gregory le Fletcher. Name and device. Or, a sheaf of four arrows inverted sable and on a chief embattled vert a bow Or.
Henry le Bowyer. Name and device. Or, a sheaf of four arrows inverted surmounted by a bow fesswise sable, a chief embattled vert.
Isabeau d'Andrea. Name and device. Lozengy argent and azure, a mascle sable and on a chief azure two swans naiant argent.
Robert atte Blackwell. Name.
Stefan of Scurlocktown. Name and device. Argent, on a bend sinister sable between a maltese cross and a sea unicorn erect to sinister azure, a sword proper.
Please ask him to draw his bend sinister a little wider.
Stefan of Scurlocktown. Household name and badge for House Griffinsgate. [Fieldless] On a portcullis Or a griffin rampant queue forchy azure.
Submitted as House Griffin's Gate, we have modified the household name to follow documented exemplars of similar names.
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Waterbearers. Badge transfer from Caid for to Society for Creative Anachronism. Argent, a goutte de larme within another voided, a bordure azure.
Adsiltia filia Honorii. Device. Azure, a winged rabbit sejant, in chief three open books argent.
Anne de Bayonne sur Adour. Name.
Submitted as Anne De Bayonne Sur L'Adour, we have modified the name to match the documented form.
Crescentia Hildegarte. Device. Per fess azure and Or, a decrescent moon and an increscent moon Or and a natural panther rampant sable.
Darkwater, Barony of. Name for League of Hidden Treasure.
Submitted as Order of the League of Hidden Treasure, the name has been simplified to match the best suggestions of the commenters and the wishes of the members of the Barony.
Ekaterina Adrianovna Sinilnikova. Device change. Per chevron sable and Or, two Maltese crosses and a griffin counterchanged.
Versus Blandford (Papworth, p. 671), Per chevron sable and Or, in chief three crosses patty of the second, there are CDs for changing the arrangement (three in chief to 2 and 1) and for changing the type and tincture of the bottom-most charge.
Iuliana of York. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, a fasces and a two-handled amphora, on a chief indented argent three ogresses.
Johann Gotz Kauffman von Erfurt. Device. Argent, a double-headed eagle displayed gules, and on a chief triangular sable a goblet Or.
Lillian Clare de Chateaurous. Name and device. Purpure, a peacock close reguardant, a bordure Or semy-de-lys gules.
Margaret Elizabeth Aison of Devon. Device. Gules, a bend sinister engrailed erminois between two arrows inverted in saltire and three horseshoes interlaced in pall inverted Or.
Meadhbh ní Shiobhán. Name.
Submitted as Maeve ni Siobhan, the given is an Anglicization by the submitter's own documentation. We have modified it to match the Gaelic form of the documentation and the byname.
Morgan Rhys of Glastonbury. Name and device. Quarterly sable and vert, on a cross Or, an arrow inverted sable between two crosses-crosslet vert, and a bordure Or.
Philippa Bradbury. Name.
Russell de Botelesford. Device. Per pale sable and vert, two moorcocks and a boar's head couped, on a chief triangular argent a boar's head couped sable.
Swampkeep, Canton of. Device change (see RETURNS for name change). Vert, goutty d'eau, a tower triply towered, its base within a laurel wreath Or.
Submitted with name change to Swamp Keype, Canton of.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Name for Order of the Silver Shield of Trimaris.
William of Oxford. Name.
Alina of Folkstone. Name and device. Azure, issuant from sinister base three piles wavy, on a chief argent three decrescents azure.
Alwin of Spottiswoode. Name.
Cathleen McCollum. Transfer of badge to David ben Avraham Brisk. [Fieldless] A goutte de vin.
Chérel Wynters. Name and device. Or, a swan naiant, on a chief sable three celtic crosses Or.
David ben Avraham Brisk. Transfer of badge from Cathleen McCollum. [Fieldless] A goutte de vin.
His currently registered badge, [Fieldless] A goutte erminois, is released.
Fredericka Jean Grey of Brackenridge. Name and device. Azure, a falcon jessed and belled, on a chief embattled Or, three horseshoes inverted azure.
Isabeau de Valence. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Josef zum Murmeltier. Device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, a bend sinister wavy Or.
This was pended from the November 1993 Laurel meeting.
Martin Whistler. Name and device. Azure, a recorder and an arrow inverted in saltire argent.
Please ask the submitter to draw the arrowhead larger (like it was in the mini-emblazon in the LoI).
Michael von Kiesselbach. Device. Per bend embattled sable and gules, two goblets argent.
Randwulf of the Lakes. Name.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:
Aaron of the Black Mountains. Device. Argent, on a pile sable a Maltese Cross argent, a bordure counterchanged.
We need documentation for the motif of counter-changing a bordure over a pile before we can register this.
Eoin Mac Leòid. Device. Vert, on an equal-armed star cross argent two drinking horns addorsed sable.
The star-cross is a modern invention and not a period charge.
Eoin Mac Leòid. Badge. [Fieldless] On an equal-armed star cross argent two drinking horns addorsed sable.
The star-cross is a modern invention and not a period charge.
Iain Anndra Ánraidh a'Ghleanna Sìodhaich. Name.
The name is a confused mixture of Irish and Scottish Gaelic. While the submitter allowed minor changes, she allows minor changes only. All of the changes suggested by the onomastics experts involved greater modifications than we felt we were permitted to make under these conditions.
The device was registered under the holding name LeAnn of Wastekeep.
Iain Anndra Ánraidh a'Ghleanna Sìodhaich. Badge. Argent, a broadsword inverted purpure, quillioned with a holly sprig fructed within an orle of holly sprigs fructed proper.
The use of foliage as part of another object creates serious identifiability problems. We need documentation of this sort of motif in period armory before we may register this.
Iain Anndra Ánraidh a'Ghleanna Sìodhaich. Badge. [Fieldless] A broadsword inverted purpure, quillioned with a holly sprig fructed proper.
The use of foliage as part of another object creates serious identifiability problems. We need documentation of this sort of motif in period armory before we may register this.
Owyne of Clan Frog. Badge for Clan Frog. Counter-ermine, a frog statant within a bordure argent.
The frog is not in an identifiable posture. It appears to be somewhere between couchant and sejant. Additionally, it is drawn in trian aspect, which perspective-style drawing is disallowed by RfS VII.1.c.i.
Adam Polotsky. Badge. Erminois, a brazier sable enflamed proper.
Conflicts with the badge of Henry IV, [Fieldless] A blazing firepot sable, fired proper. There is one CD for fielded versus fieldless.
Alix de Lyon. Device. Or,in chief on a fess couped sable a fleur-de-lis Or and in base a horse salient.
No one was able to find any period exemplars of fesses either couped or enhanced so far to chief. Without further documentation we are unable to register this motif.
Andronicus of Emerald Marsh. Name.
In period the word "emerald" was applied only to the gem, not to a color. As emeralds are not normally found in marshes, the place name is extremely unlikely. Would the submitter consider "Greenmarsh"?
The device was registered under the holding name Jerry of Twin Moons.
Andronicus of Emerald Marsh. Badge. Barry wavy argent and vert, a griffin segreant contourny, wings inverted, sable.
Though blazoned in the LoI as sable, the monster on the large emblazon form was quite clearly drawn as brown. As we could not reblazon this as a "brown griffin proper", we are forced to return this. He might try sable.
Ironwood Loch, Shire of. Name and device. Gules, a latin cross throughout parted and fretted argent interlaced with an annulet overall a laurel wreath Or.
The earliest citation in the OED for "ironwood" is dated 1657, outside even our "grey area" for documentation. We are having to return the device because we cannot form holding names for groups.
Ironwood Loch, Shire of. Badge. Gules, a latin cross throughout parted and fretted argent interlaced with an annulet Or.
Conflict with Duxbury (Papworth, p. 612), Gules, a cross voided argent. There is only one CD for the addition of the annulet.
Mavis Isleen Reynebaud of Falcon's Keep. Name.
Mavis is not documented before 1891. Isleen is unlikely as a period Englishing of the Irish name Aisling, which would more likely be Anglicized as Ashling. The submitter permitted only minor changes, and we believed the changes necessary to register some form of the name went beyond this allowance.
Michael Fiaduróe. Name and device. Sable, an eagle stooping and in base a bow and sword in saltire argent.
There is clearly a problem in the transcription of the byname. Not having a copy of Dineen, but using another book to make a guess as to what the Gaelic letters were using Roman letters, the best that Laurel could come up with was fhiadhuroe, but (given my lack of experience in reading Gaelic letters), I am not entirely sure of even that. As a consequence, this is being returned for further documentation.
The device is clear of Staylton (Papworth, p. 304), Sable, an eagle volant argent, with CDs for the posture of the eagle and the addition of the charges in base. However, by prior Laurel precedent, this is three different charges in a standard arrangement, and thus falls afoul of the complexity limits of RfS VIII.1.a.
Siani Euraid. Device. Sable, on a bend sinister enarched argent a garden rose, slipped and leaved, azure.
Conflicts with Sulmetingen (Woodward) Sable, a bend sinister argent; with Elaina de Sinistre (SCA), Sable, on a bend sinister argent an apple gules slipped and leaved proper; and with Eibhlin Catriona Moireabh (SCA), Per bend sinister vert and azure, on a bend sinister argent a rose gules slipped and leaved vert, seeded argent. In the first case, there is a CD for the addition of the tertiary; in the second, there is a CD for changing the type and tincture of the tertiary; and in the third case, there is a CD for the change to the field, but nothing for the change to tincture only of the tertiary. In each case, the enarching of the bend is only an artistic variant and counts for nothing.
Tirlach Kinsella. Device. Sable, a compass star elongated gules, fimbriated argent, overall a lion's head cabossed Or, langued gules and orbed vert.
The lion's head is too small; it is just barely overall, which has been reason for return in the past. Another problem is that the "compass star" is drawn almost as a mullet of eight points elongated to base, rather than as a true compass star, compounding the identifiability problem. Additionally, there is a conflict with Corin du Soleil (SCA), Sable, a sun gules fimbriated Or, surmounted by a panther's head erased reversed Or. There is a possible CD for the changes to the overall charge, but no more than that, as by current precedent there is not a CD between a compass star and a sun.
Aifric Ní Fhaoláin. Device. Per fess argent and gules, a seawolf counterchanged.
Conflict with Die Niemeptscher (Woodward's Ordinary, p. 103), Per fess argent and gules, a sea-unicorn counterchanged. There is clearly a CD for the change to type of the primary charge; however, though we can see applying X.2 to unicorns and wolves, when they both have fish-tails, the differences between them are lessened to such a point that we do not believe X.2 can reasonably be applied.
Atlantia, Kingdom of. Name for Order of the Crest of the Wave.
Withdrawn from consideration by the Principal Herald.
Caoiltiarn de Rús. Device. Per chevron vert and Or, two passion nails and a flat candleholder with a lit candle counterchanged.
The "passion nails" were unidentifiable as such, looking more like oddly-shaped lozenges or modern kites. This is being returned for redrawing.
Isabel of Biconyll. Device. Or, a beacon sable flamed gules atop a mount vert, a bordure vert semy of oak leaves Or.
The mount has zero contrast with the bordure, making the base of the device very confusing visually. As with the November 1992 return of a device with an argent gore and an ermine bordure, "The lack of contrast between the [base] and the bordure causes them to blend together, reducing the identifiability of both." (LoAR 11/92, p. 15). Here, the identifiability of the bordure is not lost quite so badly, but the identifiability of the mount is so severely diminished as to be visually confusing.
Rochelle Finur. Name.
Even in the submitter's own documentation, the "given" is cited only as surname. The submitted name lacks a given.
The device was registered under the holding name Rachelle of Nottinghill Coill.
Einar Asbjarnarson. Device. Gules, an axe and in chief three drinking horns Or.
Conflict with Oksza-Grabowski, Gules, a broad axe argent, the handle sable, the blade turned to dexter. There is one CD for the addition of the charges in chief but nothing for the change of tincture to the haft only.
Sibylla Greystone of Stotesbury. Badge. [Fieldless] On an escallop inverted argent, a triskelion gammadion in annulo gules.
The triskelion gammadion has been returned previously because of its close resemblance to the symbol used by the Afrikaaner Weerstandsbeweging, a South African white supremacist group whose members and symbols have been photographed for and published in a number of news magazines worldwide. (See, e.g., the return of the device of Geeraert av København, LoAR of December 1993, p. 10, and the accompanying Cover Letter dated 12/29/93.
Theresia von Lantwüeste. Name and device. Per bend azure and argent, a harp Or and three roses gules barbed vert.
Unfortunately, none of the documentation in this appeal was strictly to the point. Compound names do not always follow the same rules as phrases. Bach notes that the first element in compounds such as this is always a place name, which Land or Lant is not. There were several possible fixes mentioned in the commentary, but as the submitter allowed no changes whatsoever to be made to the name, we were unable to apply any of them.
There did not appear to be any problems with the device but as the submitter would not allow the formation of a holding name, we are having to return the armory as well.
Thomas sur la Chaise Azurée. Name.
None of the commenters were able to document this form in French, and comparable forms in English and German do not adequately support the same form in a different language (French).
The device has been registered under the holding name Thomas of the Isles.
Thorfinn Asleifsson the Solemn. Device. Or, on a lozenge fesswise between three mullets of four points sable a mullet of eight points Or.
The lozenge is throughout to chief and to the sides of the field, which is neither period style nor blazonable. He might try using a more standard lozenge.
Thorvarthr Hakonson. Name.
The submitter spent a lot of time documenting the given name, but the genitive form of Hákon is Hákonar, making the patronymic Hákonarson. As he would not allow minor changes to the name which changed the sound of the name, we are having to return this rather than simply correct the grammar.
The device was registered under the holding name Michael of Southron Gaard.
Abaddon Barbarossa. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, on a cross formy Or a cross maltese gyronny sable and gules, a base Or.
No evidence was presented either in the appeal or in the commentary that the given was ever used by humans, in or out of period. As a consequence, we are unable to register it here.
While the argument that a Maltese cross is "four arms joined at a single point" is interesting, the visual reality is that it is seen as a single charge (a cross), and thus is seen as gyronny, not as four different charges each divided along a pale or fess line. The rules are quite clear that gyronny of two colors is not registerable.
Barbotte of Castledragon. Name.
Unfortunately, while Dauzat documents the name well, he also documents it as a byname. The submitted name lacks a given.
The device was registered under the holding name Barbara of Forgotten Sea.
Catherine du Castelcoeur. Name.
While the French have many versions of Castel<name> and Château<name>, the <name> is a given name in all but one case ("the Moor's castle"). We lack documentation for the submitted form. (Several commenters noted that the article should properly be de, not du.)
Duncan Alaric MacDonald. Badge. [Fieldless] On a sheaf of five lightning bolts Or a pine tree couped proper.
This does not meet the requirements for fieldless badges consisting of one charge surmounting another. The area of intersection is not small and the tree effectively obscures the identification of the lightning bolts.
Maura Brighid of Darkwood. Device. Argent, a tree eradicated gules between flaunches counter ermine.
Conflict with Okstede (Papworth, p. 1112), Argent, an oak branch eradicated gules, with one CD for the addition of the flaunches, but by prior precedent nothing for the difference between a branch and a tree.
Sibeal O'hOgáin. Device. Vert, on a lozenge Or a spray of mistletoe vert, fructed argent, on a chief Or three lozenges vert.
As emblazoned, the berries are clearly drawn as quarternary charges, which have long been disallowed. Were they simply an artistic detail, we would probably ignore them entirely, but here they take up a significant amount of space on the tertiary mistletoe.
Cynon Mac an Choill. Device. Argent, a mullet of four points sable interlaced with an annulet gules.
Conflict with Banester (Papworth, p. 607), Argent, a cross humetty pointed sable. There is only one CD for the addition of the annulet. Additionally, there was some question whether interlacing the mullet and annulet in this fashion was period style.
Den Hornblower of Goodwin Sands. Name.
Den is the genitive form, and is therefore inappropriate as a given name. (The equivalent here is Dan's.) Additionally, Goodwin Sands are an extremely unlikely spot for anyone to be from, since they only uncover at low tide.
The device was registered under the holding name Denny of Port Oasis.
Den Hornblower of Goodwin Sands. Household name for House Vulcan.
Conflict with the fictional planet Vulcan, which plays a major role in various episodes of the two Star Trek television series, several of the Star Trek movies, and many of the Star Trek books. It is certainly famous enough to warrant protection under the Rules.
Medraut Mac an Tuile. Device. Vert, on a bend sinister Or five shamrocks sable.
Conflict with Cruser the Ranger (SCA), Vert, on a bend sinister Or, a star of David between two mullets of six points gules. There is only one CD, for the cumulative changes to the tertiaries.
Miranda of Halidon Hill. Name.
Miranda was coined by Shakespeare after the close of our period. While we have often registered names used by people documented only from the "grey area" (1600-1650), fictional names from literature are more problematic. Given the relatively small number of prior registrations of Miranda, as well as the dates of these registrations, we do not feel compelled to continue registering the name as SCA-compatible.
The device was registered under the holding name Bertha of Montevale.
Mireille de Carcassonne. Name and device. Per fess sable and argent, a cross botonny Or charged with a rose gules, barbed and seeded proper.
The given name is post-period; the first person to use the name was born in 1861.
In keeping with the commentary and subsequent December 1993 return of the badge of Anton Tremayne, the weight of commentary was that this conflicts with the Earl of Toulouse (Papworth, p. 613), Gules, a cross bottony voided Or, with one CD for the change to the field but without the necessary second for the change to type only of the tertiary.
Simón Santiago de Córdoba. Badge. [Fieldless] On a sun azure a lozenge Or.
Conflict with Brian O Seachnasaigh (SCA), [Fieldless] A compass star azure charged with a griffin segreant reguardant Or maintaining a wavy-bladed sword fesswise proper. There is a CD for the fieldless difference, but by precedent nothing for the difference between a sun and a compass star, and nothing for the change to type only of the tertiary on a charge this complex.
Sven Tyrvisson. Device. Purpure, on a pile indented Or a double bit axe sable.
Piles should not issue from the corners of the chief. And if reblazoned as a chaussé field, this conflicts with Ulric von Ravensway (SCA), Or, a double-bitted bearded axe sable, with only one CD for the field. We are therefore having to return this for redrawing.
Torquil ban MacNiel. Name.
The name was registered as Torquil ban MacNeil in the January 1994 LoAR, which spelling matches the documentation. No documentation or other reasoning for the unusual "ie" spelling of the patronymic was presented.
Artemesia Leonora Simonetta d'Este. Device. Azure, in sinister chief a cross parted and fretted, in dexter base a mermaid argent, tailed and crined, maintaining an estoile Or.
Conflict with Doubler (Papworth, p. 608), Azure, a cross double-parted argent. There is one CD for the addition of the mermaid but nothing for the enhancement of the cross to sinister chief or for the fretting at its cross point. The submitter invoked RfS VII.8. (the Grandfather Clause) for the registration of the off-center cross. (Her husband's device is Azure, in sinister chief a cross throughout gules, in sinister base a greyhound sejant reguardant, dexter forepaw raised, vert.) It was noted by several commenters that the Grandfather Clause allows only reuse of exact charges and treatments, not thematically related but different ones. As an example, RfS VII.8 notes that "Only the actual armorial element from the originally registered submission may be covered by this permission. For example, if an individual had registered armory containing a fimbriated lion many years ago, only that fimbriated lion would be covered under this rule, not fimbriated wolves, eagles, or lions in other postures."
Fionn Ó Cinnéide of Dun na nGall. Device. Per bend vert and sable, in bend sinister, a gull close proper and a wheel Or.
Submitted on the LoI as Finn O Cinneide of Dun na nGall, the above form is the one registered in the LoAR of September 1992.
Submitted as argent on the LoI, the gull is actually proper; that is to say, with white with dark grey wings. As a consequence, the wings disappear against the color field, making identifiability of the bird very problematical.
Muirghen Ruadh. Device. Per fess rayonny gules and azure, a dragon sejant erect to sinister and a mullet of eight points formed of two delfs voided interlaced Or.
The line of division on the device is not really rayonny, but is rather the unregisterable wavy crested.
Balian de Brionne. Badge. [Fieldless] A salamander gules enflamed Or.
Conflict with the badge of François I, [Fieldless] A salamander. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but as François' badge appears to have been used tinctureless, the other CD must come from something other than tincture.
Middle Marches, Barony of. Badge. Argent, a chevron inverted gules, overall an arrow inverted within a bordure dovetailed sable.
The arrow shaft and fletching are drawn far too small to be considered period style. This alone has been cause for return for redrawing in the past. However, here the bordure is also far too narrow and the dovetailing drawn nowhere nearly boldly enough. This too needs to be redrawn.
Bohémond de Nicée. Device. Vert, a German panther rampant Or breathing flames gules, maintaining a fleur-de-lis argent.
Conflict with Earrnwynn van Zwaluwenburg (SCA), Per chevron rayonny erminois and sable, in base a panther rampant Or, incensed proper. There is a CD for the change to the field, but since the move in Earnwynn's is forced, nothing for position on the field, nor can we see granting a CD between continental and insular panthers.
Eyja Storsteen Knútsdóttir. Device. Per saltire azure and argent, a butterfly counterchanged between in pale two bezants all within a bordure invected sable.
The butterfly is extremely hard to identify counterchanged on the field, so much so that we are compelled to return this because of unidentifiability. (See RfS VII.7.a., which states that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance.")
Gunnar Oxnamegin. Household name and badge for The Argent Keep. Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated, a tower palewise argent.
Submitted in the LoI as Günnar Øxnamegin, the above is the form registered in the February 1992 LoAR.
The name technically conflicts with the title Sable Argent Pursuivant registered to the Kingdom of Caid in April 1993, as here Keep must be the designator, it is therefore invisible for purposes of difference; and argent is only different from sable argent by deletion of a modifier, which is insufficient.
The badge conflicts with Sandra of Calafia (SCA), Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated, three fleurs-de-lys palewise Or. There is only one CD for the cumulative changes to the tertiaries.
Kaleigh Hayes. Name.
Kaleigh is not at all a reasonable English respelling of the Irish Ceallach. As Palimpsest noted, "Ceallach is and was pronounced with a final hard ch as in German ach or Gaelic loch; when this sound occurs in English, it is generally rendered ch, so it's unlikely that any Englishing would differ much from the Irish spellings."
The device was registered under the holding name Gail of the Outlands.
Darkwater, Barony of. Name for Order of the Acorns Glade.
Many of the commenters found the name in this form unlikely at best. (Acorn Glade, "glade characterized by acorns", is more likely.) Given that the submission forms have the name as Order of the Acorn's Glade (in the possessive), the name becomes even less likely a formation.
Emer ni Maeve. Name.
Émer appears to be a unique name, that of Cúchulainn's lady. It does not seem to have been borne by any other human. Ó Corráin & Maguire doesn't give a modern form, lending support to this belief. Coghlan, p. 19, gives the modern form as Eimhear, noting that the name has had a "modern revival".
Paul d'Estoile. Device. Argent, on a cross between in chief two estoiles azure in base an estoile argent, a bordure counterchanged.
No documentation has been found for counterchanging a bordure over an ordinary. That, combined with the unusual arrangement of the estoiles, is sufficient grounds for return.
Siobhan ni Riain of Briell. Device. Vert, a pedestalled sundial, and on a chief argent three quatrefoils slipped and leaved vert.
Conflict with Hjalmar von Aachen (SCA), Vert, a castle argent portalled and masoned sable, on a chief argent three oak leaves vert. There are simply not enough outline or visual differences between this sundial and a tower, or between the tertiary oak leaves and the quatrefoils, to get the necessary two Clear Differences.
Stronghold of the Northern Marches. Name.
By the Rules, the name conflicts with House de la Marche (registered to Jehan de la Marche) and with the March Pursuivant.
Swamp Keype, Canton of. Name change from Swampkeep, Canton of.
Given the combination of weak evidence for this spelling of the noun "keep", the modification to the name by splitting into two parts the already registered name (not a common English period practice, under the best circumstances) and then modifying the spelling of only the last element, we find the combination highly unlikely.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Title for Golden Dolphin Herald.
Submitted for Barony of Darkwater, heraldic titles are registered to the kingdom. Conflict with the Dolphin Herald of Caid and with Atlantia's Order of the Golden Dolphin.
Isabeau de Valence. Device. Argent, a serpent glissant palewise sable between flaunches gules.
Conflict with Thorkell Oddson as cited in the LoI, Argent, a wingless sea-dragon between two flaunches gules. Though there may be sufficient technical difference, and though there is clearly a CD between Isabeau's serpent and Thorkell's sea-dragon, the visual resemblances between the two lizards are too great to grant sufficient difference here.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE JUNE 1994 LAUREL MEETING:
Gwenllian ferch Maredudd. Device. Per chevron indented argent and sable, two compass stars azure and an open book argent bound sable.
This was pended from the December 1993 Laurel meeting because the LoI left out the tincture of the compass stars, and in the LoAR Laurel forgot to add their tincture to the blazon. (ÇÈ Christmas is coming, and Laurel's gettin' senile.... ÈÇ) The compass stars are azure. This is pended to the June 1994 Laurel meeting so that this can be adequately researched. (I am sorry about this!)