Cedric Wayfarar. Name and device. Vert, on a pile between two dragons rampant contourny Or an oak tree couped proper fructed Or.

As with the name Amber, discussed in the Cover Letter with the March 1994 LoAR, our prior registrations of Cedric appear to have been based on incorrect suppositions. Cedric does not, in fact, appear to be a name reasonably construcible from period elements. As a consequence, we will cease registering it after the September 1994 Laurel meeting. Please see the cover letter for a slightly more detailed discussion.

Christophe Bärnklau von Rostock. Device. Per pale azure and gules, a chevron throughout Or and in base a winged sagittary segreant argent.

Kara of Lion's March. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, two unicorns combattant sable within a bordure dovetailed vert.

Submitted as Kyrin Charissa de Cameron.

The "unicorns" here are just barely so, those on the large emblzon clearly having been unicornate horses to which unicorn's beards had been added later. The submitter needs to be shown the difference between a unicornate horse (as well as told why they are disallowed in the SCA) and a unicorn.

Konnor MacAlpine. Device. Gules, a lion's head caboshed and on a base indented Or a harp vert.

Malcolm Og MacDonald. Name and device. Or fretty sable, a wolf sejant guardant gules with the dexter forearm of a human raised proper all within a bordure gules.

Tanglwyst de Holloway. Device. Per bend sinister argent and purpure, two lions couchant bendwise sinister heads to base within a bordure counterchanged.


Gwenllian ferch Maredudd. Per chevron indented argent and sable, two compass stars azure and an open book argent bound azure.

This was pended from the March 1994 Laurel meeting.


Akilah Jihan bint Zaid. Device. Gules, three cats dormant guardant Or, each charged with a cross couped gules, a bordure Or semy of torteaux.

This would be better with a less "naturalistic" and more heraldic representation of "dormant".

Brighid Ní Chillín. Device. Argent, on a saltire between four suns gules an owl argent and on a chief gules three Celtic crosses Or.

Cecily de Catton. Badge. [Fieldless] A cat sejant affronty gules.

Domhnall de Lindsay. Name.

Duncan MacAdam. Name and device. Argent, two serpents nowed in a Bourchier knot palewise vert, a bordure counter-compony sable and argent.

Versus Kemreth Danil (SCA), Argent, a Bourchier knot vert, there are CDs for adding the bordure and for the orientation of the knot.

Finnguala Steuarde. Name.

Gawain Kilgore. Name.

Gwendolyn Tremayne. Name.

Innogen of Clonmel. Name.

Kyneburh Boithuile. Name.

Lachlann Gore. Name.

Meidhbhín Ní Thorain. Name and device. Per fess vert and azure, a tree issuant from base and in chief two crescents argent.

Minna die Schlaue. Name and device. Argent, a fox sejant contourny proper and in base a rosebud gules slipped proper between flaunches sable semy of goutes argent.

Rhiannon of Seareach. Name.

Rose of Black Diamond. Badge. [Fieldless] An estoile of eight points within and conjoined to a mascle Or.

Sarra Mary Heryngton. Device. Azure, on a pale indented Or three crosses patonce gules.

Serena McKinnon. Name.


Aubrey d'Aubusson. Name.

Bevin Kilbride. Name.

Conor Daventry. Name.

Cristoval Anguiano. Name.

Cúm an Iolair, Canton of. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Cumiolar, we have corrected the grammar to match documentable construction forms.

David Cooper of Tynedale. Name and device. Per bend vert and sable, an owl affronty and on a chief argent three hunting horns sable.

Magdalen O'Larrissey. Name.

Margarette de Saint Martin-sur-Mer. Name.

Shariya bint Badr. Device change. Lozengy argent and sable, a griffon passant gules, on a chief sable three decrescents argent.

Her previously registered device, Per bend sinister sable and gules, a decrescent, within its horns a mullet argent, and a griffin passant Or, is released.

Vladimir Zinonovich. Name.

Westumbria, Shire of. Name and device. Erminois, a bear rampant contourny gules wihtin a laurel wreath sable.

Yorick Bennet Ieauf. Name.


Alaric Dimitrievich Razvedcheckov. Device. Per chevron azure and Or, in sinister chief a demi-dragon Or.

Arent Segersäll. Name.

Balthasar Brightblade of the Fens. Name and device. Per saltire sable and gules, a flame propers surmounted by the blade of a sword argent, between in fess two crescents Or, all within a bordure argent.

Björn Thormundsen. Name.

Bronislawa Månsdotter Horn. Name change from Bronislawa Mansdotter Horn and device. Azure, two drinking horns tips crossed in base and on a chief dovetailed Or three Maltese crosses sable.

Celestinus MacCriomhthainn. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Dag Eriksson. Name.

Dennis the Gillie. Name and device. Gyronny of six gules and argent, on each argent gyron a mullet vert.

Submitted as Dennis the Ghillie, we have dropped the 19th Century "h" from the byname.

Drachenwald, Kingdom of. Title for Silversparre Herald.

Submitted for the Barony of Nordmark, heraldic titles are registered to the kingdom. (See Administrative Handbook, Registrable Items C.1.3.)

Drachenwald, Kingdom of. Seal for the Office of the Schwarzdrachen Herald. [Fieldless] Two straight trumpets in saltire surmounted by a dragon's head couped.

Gunther der Dunkle. Name.

Gwenllian ferch Rhys. Name.

Hallbiorn Ingialdsson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Hrørekr i Haukhaufdhi. Name and device. Sable, a Thor's hammer argent within a bordure argent pellety.

Inkeri Idänneito. Name and device. Azure, a lily-of-the-valley slipped and leaved within a bordure argent.

Johann Berndt. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a pine tree couped and in chief two towers counterchanged.

Juhana Maununpoika Kivisuo. Badge. [Fieldless] A demi-maiden representing Saint Agatha proper, crined and haloed Or, vested per pale sable and Or, maintaining on a tray gules her severed breasts proper.

The College has registered standard depictions of saints before (the most recent being St. George slaying a dragon), and this has not been seen as "reserving to a person the use of the standard depiction of this saint".

Versus the arms of The Company of Pinmakers (Pap 953) Vert, a demi virgin couped at the waist proper mantled gules, turned down ermine, her hair dishevelled, on her head an eastern crown Or, there is a CD for fieldlessness and another (per RfS. X.4.d.) for the change of tincture (from gules to per pale sable and Or) of what is visually well over half the charge. This is clear also of Kempton Abbey (Papworth, p. 953), Per fess gules and azure, over all the bust of a woman proper, issuing from the base, ducally crowned Or, habited sable veiled argent, with the same point count (fieldlessness and sable to per pale sable and Or plus removing the argent veil).

Katarina Ulfsdotter. Name and device. Per pale argent, mulletty of four points sable, and vert, mulletty of four points Or.

Kætilmunder Gislason. Name.

Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Kira of Callanish. Name.

Laurentius Astronomus Andreæ. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Laurentius Astronomicus Andreæ, we have modified the byname to mean "astronomer" rather than "astronomical", which is what the submitted form meant. (It would be even more likely as "astrologus", meaning "astrologer, astronomer".)

Leandra Plumieg. Badge. Fieldless] A newt tergiant bendwise sinister purpure.

Martin Ragnarsson. Name.

Melchior av Härö Sund. Name.

Michael of Aquitaine. Name.

Padraig Gliadrach Ó Ceallaigh. Name and device. Lozengy Or and vert, a griffin segreant maintaining a trefoil within a bordure sable.

Submitted as Padraig Gliadrachan Ceallach, we have modified the byname to a documentable form, and corrected the construction to <given><byname><patronymic>.

Versus Morgan ap Wynne (SCA), Checky argent and gules, a griffin sejant, forepaw raised, within a border sable, there are CDs for the changes to the field and for posture of the monster. (While sejant erect and rampant have been declared insufficiently different to qualify for a CD, sejant is sufficiently different -- the angle of the monster's body, that one forepaw (at least) is much farther down, and the noticable changes to the hindquarters all add up to sufficient difference from to allow a CD between the two postures.

Philip McBride. Name.

Roderic ap Clydwyn. Name.

Sebastian of Colbridge. Name.

Thorvald Fridtjofsson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Torbjörn Davidsson Stålklinga. Name.

Torgils Gudmundsson Silferulf. Name and device. Per saltire azure and sable, a wolf rampant brandishing a sword between three mullets argent.

Submitted on the LoI as Torgils Gudmundsson SilferUlf, the submitter's forms had the expected lower case "u".

Torleif Sverkerssen Hvide. Name.

Ulf Sigurdsson. Name.

Walderik Birghersson Gröne. Name.

Wiglaf Vidarsson. Device. Per bend sable and gules, a griffin segreant argent within an orle Or.

William Eisenhand. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a double-horned anvil ensigned with a hammer fesswise reversed between four lozenges all counterchanged.


Aelfgifu of the Hazel Thicket. Device. Or, a winged wolf salient gules and in chief three billets sable.

Arnwulf Aethelreding. Badge. Per bend gules and Or, a bend raguly abased sable.

Aschehyrst, Canton of. Name.

Azelin Cola of Wishford. Household name for Wishford Hall.

Azelin Cola of Wishford. Device. Gules, a sea-swallow migrant between three quatrefoils argent

Clear of Chamberlayn (Papworth, p. 300), Gules, an eagle displayed argent There is a CD for the addition of the secondary charges, and another for the difference in type of bird. (Blazoned on the LoI as a "tern", that term is post-period, dating to 1678, and it was felt that sea-swallow would be more likely to be drawn with the forked tail, thus helping the difference from an eagle. This difference is probably necessary here, since we do not grant difference between an eagle and a generic "bird".)

Caitlin Davies. Badge for House Windsmeet. [Fieldless] A seeblatt per pale gules and argent.

Christian von Jaueregk. Device. Quarterly argent and Or, a heart azure within a bordure vert.

Mæva in raudha Steingrímsdóttir. Name and device. Paly argent and gules, a gryphon passant guardant purpure.

Submitted as Mæva inn raudha Steingrimsdóttir, we have corrected the grammar by properly declining the article and consistently marking the long vowels (they were so marked on the submitter's forms).

Muiredach O'Siadhail. Name.

Rhys Woolf. Name.


Artos Ancilus. Device. Gules, a dragon-headed torc Or between an increscent, a decrescent, and a crescent pendant argent.

Beatrice of Hale Barlow. Name.

Submitted as Beatrice of Barlow's Hale, as both Palimpsest and (then) Albion pointed out, the standard formation is <placename><surname>. We have corrected the grammar to this form as the submitter's forms allowed.

Cædmon Mac Ahern. Name and device. Gules, an owl atop a leaf-bladed spear fesswise and on a chief indented Or, three flames voided gules.

Colin James Mac Lachlan. Name change from holding name Colin of Grimfells.

Deborah of Arundel. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a rose and a horse rampant contourny, a bordure counterchanged.

Gaius Lupus Treverus. Name.

Submitted as Gaius Lupus Treverius, we have corrected the cognomen to the masculine singular adjective form.

Giovanna Maria Rossi. Name and device. Party of six per fess nebuly argent and purpure, three roses purpure barbed and seeded vert and three sprigs of rosemary argent.

[Humorous comment from the Laurel meeting: "We have a table for a party of six, Rosenfern." J]

Ilya the Wanderer. Device. Quarterly pean and gules on a double-headed eagle displayed Or in fess two crosses formy sable.

Joel Dolittle. Name.

Meridies, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of the Argent Comet of Meridies. [Fieldless] A comet fesswise argent.

Clear of Anborn de Montaigne (SCA), Azure, a comet fesswise, a dexter point and a sinister point argent. The two points on Anborn's device not being contiguous, his arms cannot accurately be reblazoned as Azure, chapé, and thus leave only one CD for fieldlessness. As it stands, there are CDs for fieldlessness and for removing the peripheral charges (the points).

Meridies, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of the Burning Trumpet. [Fieldless] A trumpet Or issuing flames gules.

This Order name was registered in the "blanket registration" then-Laurel Mistress Alisoun did of all the order names and titles that were on the lists of the A&O that went through April XXI.

Meridies, Kingdom of. Name for Ferrule Pursuivant.

Meridies, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of the Argent Lance of Meridies. Sable, in pale an uncial M and a tilting lance argent.

Muirgheal Mactire a' Bhruthaich. Name.

Submitted as Muirgheal mactire Bhruthaich, we have capitlized the byname and corrected the grammar of the placename according to Palimpsest's suggestions.

Rovena of Brí Léith. Name.

Sîonyn Muirgen ni Dhomnall. Device change. Per pale sable and vert, a dolphin haurient within an orle argent charged with another purpure.

Her currently registered device, Sable goutty d'eau, a bend vert fimbriated between a dragon passant and a dolphin haurient, all within a bordure argent, is released.

Valoise Adalhaid von Metz. Name.

Valoise is the submitter's legal given name.


Alexandrina Kleinschmidt. Name and device. Per saltire purpure and argent, two unicorns rampant argent and two roses slipped and leaved purpure.

Bennet Weissentein. Name.

Submitted as Bennet Weisstein, we have added the proper inflexional ending -en to correct the grammar.

Bronwyn the Red. Name and device. Gules, on a bend sinister between a raven striking to sinister argent and a garden rose inverted Or, slipped and leaved vert, a claymore gules.

She does know that she is using the masculine form of the given, doesn't she?

Bruce of Rokkehealdon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Sable, on a chevron inverted argent three stags heads couped affronty gules.

Submitted as Galem Lionel Ostwestly.

Colin the Hermit of Lindisfarne. Device. Argent, a turtle statant vert, on a chief wavy sable an increscent argent.

Dafydd ap Sion. Name.

Dinas Gardd, Canton of. Name and device. Per pale argent and gules, a Catherine's wheel within a laurel wreath, all counterchanged.

Nice armory!

Frederick Speuradair. Name and device. Per pale argent mullety of four points sable and sable mullety of four points argent, a crescent inverted counterchanged vert and argent, a base vert.

Garwig der Waffenschmidt. Name.

Gottfried von der Schwyz. Name.

Submitted as Gottfried von Schwyz, the locative is feminine and seems always to appear with the article, which we have added here, as the submitter's forms allowed.

Isabella Grey. Device. Sable, a seahorse argent between flaunches erminois.

Though listed as Isabella Gray on the LoI, the above is the registered form of the name.

John Quartermain. Device. Per pale sable and Or, two towers counterchanged enflamed proper and a bicorporate lion all counterchanged.

Juliana de Asturias. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Katerina Volkovna. Name and device. Or, a turtle vert within a bordure purpure ermined Or.

Katerina Peregrine. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and argent semy of dogs statant contourney sable.

Though drawn higher on the field in the mini-emblazon, the full-size emblazon had a properly located bend sinister line of division.

Katherine Isobel Reed. Name and device. Per chevron Or and gules, two quills of yarn and a falcon belled and jessed counterchanged.

Kerkira Anastasia Tamarina. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, two unicorn's heads couped respectant, horns crossed argent.

Kiar of Auburn. Device. Gyronny Or and gules, on a tambourine palewise argent a maunch gules.

Tambourines, like dice, must be drawn in a slightly trian aspect in order to be recognizable.

Konrad der Sachse. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, two skulls sable.

Konrad Mailander. Name and device. Per fess argent and gules, a brown bear's head cabossed proper and a cross couped argent.

Kunrad Fuchs. Device. Per chevron argent and azure, in chief two fox's masks gules and a chief embattled azure.

Laura of Rivenstar. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per chevron sable and azure, three urchins rampant argent.

Submitted as Lauretta da Stellafessa.

Leodgar of Foxwood. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, in pale a fox couchant and another couchant contourny and a mount indented argent.

Loch an Fhraoich, Shire of. Device. Azure, a clenched sinister gauntlet Or maintaining a sprig of heather within a laurel wreath argent.

Lucius Lowthyane. Name and device. Sable, on a chevron Or between in chief two crosses crosslet fitchy and in base a falcon wings elevated argent, four decrescents gules.

Lyulf Angus MacDougal. Device. Argent, a chevron between two helmets sable and a stepcut gemstone palewise a bordure vert.

The bordure was actually drawn on the large emblazon, though it was missing in the mini on the LoI.

Magdalena Vogelsang. Name and device. Per pale azure and sable a dove contourny argent and a chief ermine.

Marcus Caiaphas of York. Name and device. Or goutty, on a bend cotised purpure a quill pen Or.


Marian of Heatherdale. Name.

Mark FitzRoy. Name.

The two applicable rules here are VI.1. (Names Claiming Rank) and VI.3. (Names Claiming Specific Relationships). RfS VI.1. states that "Names documented to have been used in period may be used, even if they were derived from titles, provided there is no suggestion of territorial claim or explicit assertion of rank." FitzRoy meets that criteria. RfS VI.3. states that "Names that unmistakably imply identity with or close relationship to a protected person or literary character will generally not be registered." There is no implication of "identity with or close relationship to" any protected individual or character as used here. Consequently, the surname here is not considered pretentious.

Matthew Aelfwine the Silent. Device. Per bend Or and purpure, a delf marked as a twelve man morris board counterchanged.

Medb Renata. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent two sea lions addorsed in chief five roundels, a mount enarched indented all counterchanged.

Mercedes Héloise Dabélard. Name and device. Or, two suns in fess sable and a point pointed floretty gules.

Michael of Ravenslake. Name and device. Argent, a sword inverted gules between four sheafs of arrows inverted sable, a base barry indented azure and argent.

Mor nighean Dhuibhghiolla. Name and device. Per chevron sable and argent, a domestic cat sejant erect affronty counterchanged.

Morgan du Lion Rouge. Name and device. Sable, on a pale between four lion's gambes bendwise couped argent a lion sejant gaurdant gules.

Muirne Ultach. Name and device. Sable estencele Or, on a pale gules fimbriated a dragon segreant argent.

Myfanwy Ddirwestol ferch Gruffudd. Name only (see PENDING for device).

Nordskogen, Barony of. Badge for the Order of the Heliotrope. Or, three heliotropes purpure, slipped and leaved vert, facing to sinister, affronty and dexter, conjoined in base, a bordure quarterly purpure and vert.

Oonami Yoshirou Kageyoshi. Name.

Ottar Finsson. Name and device. Per bend azure and vert, a sun in splendor and a drakkar Or.

Padraig MacRaighne. Name.

Rachel of Nordleigh. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Vert, a greyhound statant contourny and in chief three Thor's hammers Or.

Submitted as Tofa Sigurdrsdattr.

Raedmund de Arden. Device. Per fess urdy gules and sable, two winged unicorns combattant and a hounds head caboshed argent.

Rhiannon Jocelyn. Name and device. Argent, a feather bendwise sinister sable and a gore sinister azure.

Rhydderch Morgan Penrose. Name and device. Azure, on a gout argent a sword inverted azure within a bordure embattled argent.

Sibyl of Amberhall. Name and device. Argent, a dragonfly sable on a chief gules three lilies argent.

Susanna the Unyielding. Device. Argent, on a bend cotised purpure three mullets argent.

Clear of Hakeluyt (Papworth, p. 268), Argent, on a bend between two cotises gules three mullets argent, with CDs for the changes to the tincture of the primary and the secondaries.

Svat[yacute] [sinvcircumflex]ebesta, College of. Name.

Submitted as College of Saint Sebesta, RfS III.1.a. requires that each phrase must be grammatically correct according to the usage of a single language. We have translated "saint" to the Czech form, as well as adding the correct "inverted caret" over the S in Sebesta (it is pronounced "Shebesta).

Teleri Erfyl of Arrow Lane. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Theodora Jourdain. Device. Or, on a lozenge purpure a fleur-de-lys Or, a bordure sable.

Thyri Gullinvargr. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Ulvar van der Nederlanden. Name and device. Or, a dragon sejant affronty wings displayed purpure.

Viviana of Huntington. Name and badge (see RETURNS for device). Vert, a pale wavy azure fimbriated Or.

Wilhelm Cameron von Holstein. Badge. Per pale vert and argent, a fish naiant contourney counterchanged.

Wolfgang Kleinschmidt. Name.


Angelina Crispiana d'Avignon. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Antinous Dracontius. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Christian Guillaume de Saint Clair. Device. Gules, on a cross argent between four threaded needles bendwise sinister Or, a rapier sable.

Dragonsspine, Barony of. Order name and badge for The Order of the Guardians of the Golden Flame. Purpure, a flame, in annulo five dragon's scales points inward Or.

Dragon's scales are grandfathered to the Barony.

Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep. Household name for House Thistlekeep.

The submitter's previously registered badge [Fieldless] On a tower Or masoned sable a thistle proper is assigned to the household name.

Glen of the Outlands. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per pale azure and argent, a double-headed eagle displayed maintaining two swords and a base embattled all counterchanged.

Submitted as Dören von Falkenstein.

Michael David of Aran Island. Household name for House of the Cross and Panther.

Ulf Rungrim. Name and device. Argent, a falcon displayed gules between three goblets within a bourdure embattled azure.

Please ask him to draw the goblets larger.

Vincent John Deveraux. Device. Sable, three mascles interlaced in fess between three roundels argent.

Wulfgar Brandbeorn. Household name and badge for House of the Stonewall. Argent, three pallets purpure and a chief triangular gules masoned argent.

The household name would be better formed as "House Stonewall".


Denis de Loyer. Name and device. Ermine, a bend sinister sable between two fleurs-de-lys gules.

Gunthar von Drachenschloss. Device change. Quarterly sable and gules, a dragon segreant within a bordure Or.

Nice armory! His currently registered device, Quarterly sable and gules, a dragon statant erect maintaining a flag bendwise, all within a bordure embattled Or, is released.

Hugo Dracul. Name.

Johann Mathern. Device. Bendy sinister argent and gules, on a pale azure a unicorn rampant argent.

Konstanza von Brunnenburg. Name only (see RETURNS for device).

Oksenja Venäläinen. Name change from Oksana Vladislavovna Soroka.

Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. Name change from Keridwen ferch Morgan Glasfryn.

Thrystan of Wickleigh. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, a hurst of willow trees azure.

Torin Blackdragon. Name.

Tristan Falstaff. Name.



Gunnarr Brunwulf. Household Name for Ducal Household Brunwulf.

There is no period precedent for this style of household name. Though there were a number of "ducal households", they were not so styled as part of their proper names. Though "House Brunwolf" would have been entirely acceptable, the submitter allowed no changes whatsoever, so we are having to return this.

Kyrin Charissa de Cameron. Name.

As Hund noted, "The documentation is not sufficient as the quote in the LoI is the whole of the documentation from that source. This citation lacks dates and the referenced section has several Bonifaces, with no reference to the name Kyrin in any of them." None of the other commenters were able to lend any further support to the name from any other source. Additionally, it would appear to be a masculine name, which with Charissa would make the name one of mixed gender; while the SCA registers cross-gender names, mixed gender names have been disallowed for some time.

The armory was registered under the holding name Kara of Lion's March.

Miranda Kennedy. Name.

As noted in the March 1994 return of Miranda of Halidon Hill, "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."

Sinech ingen Óengusa manaig meicc Senaig Ua Liatháin. Device. Gules, two lion-headed serpents nowed in a Wake knot respectant within a bordure Or.

The "extra twist" that each of the serpents have outside the knot renders the identifiability of the knot somewhat problematical. Were the submitter to place the heads on the ends where the tails are now (and vice versa), and straighten out the knot into a more regular Wake knot shape, this should be registrable. As it is, it is being returned for redrawing.


Aethelgar Sheldwich. Device. Or, a dragon displayed sable flaunches azure charged with a pair of talbots combattant erminois.

No emblazon forms were found for this submission.

Alexandra the Eclectic. Name.

The earliest dated citation for "eclectic" in the COED is 1683, even outside of our "gray area". The word appears thus to be post-period.

Marpaly zdeg. der Bach. Name.

According to Palimpsest, a close reading of the documentation for the given indicates that it probably isn't a real name. As no copies of the documentation were included in the Laurel packet, we are unable to either confirm or refute this statement. As a consequence, we are returning this for further documentation.


Cúm an Iolair, Canton of. Device. Gules, on a pile Or an eagle displayed sable, overall a laurel wreath counterchanged.

By current precedent, a laurel wreath is considered too complex a charge to be counterchanged over an ordinary. "[T]he 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." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR of November 1993; see also LoAR of October 1992, p. 28)

Sarra Katherine d'Argent. Device. Per chevron azure and gules, a dragon salient argent, maintaining in its sinister forepaw an egg Or.

The posture of the dragon is ambiguous, being closer to passant bendwise than segreant or salient. As a consequence of this ambiguity, there are several possible conflicts, most notably Dragho (Woodward, p. 292), Azure, a dragon argent. If redrawn with a proper segreant or salient, these conflicts should be clear, with CDs for the changes to the field and for posture of the monster.


Celestinus MacCriomhthainn. Device. Vert, a pitcher, flames issuant from the mouth, argent.

Conflict with New Inn (Papworth, p. 676), Vert, a flower pot argent with gillyflowers issuant gules, leaved vert. There is a CD for the change to the type of primary, but insufficient difference for X.2 to apply.

Cynthia de Mantegna. Name.

The preposition "de" is out of place here; were Mantegna either a placename or a given name, it would work, but Mategna was only documented as a surname. As the submitter would not accept any changes or corrections, were were unable to drop the preposition to register the name.

Frostheim, Canton of. Name and device. Sable, a bend argent, overall a key, wards to sinister, within a laurel wreath Or.

There was some question as to whether "frost-home" is a reasonable period-style placename, even in Swedish. More documentation supporting it would certainly have helped. However, it is in conflict with Froscheim (registered 11/85 to Aldred von Lechsend aus Froschheim as a household name) per RfS V.2. ("Branch names ... must be significantly different from other protected non-personal names" "Significantly different" is defined in V.1.a. as "significantly different in sound and appearance"). The differences in pronunciation appear to be analogous to "fish head" v. "fist head"; certainly much closer than "Auda/Ali" and not much more different than "Morgan/Morton". This is not "significantly" different.

The device must be returned for lack of a name. However, it also appears to conflict with Adington (Papworth, p. 197), Sable, a bend argent. The overall charges are effectively a single group, worth only one CD for their addition. It was suggested that the group might consider placing the key on the bend (and, of course, making it a color), thus separating it from the laurel wreath, which would thus be sufficient to clear Adington.

Hallbiorn Ingialdsson. Device. Or, a saltire couped within a bordure sable.

Visual conflict with Gad Waldbär (SCA), Or, in pale a bear's head cabossed and two ragged staffs in slatire, all within a bordure sable. There is a CD for the addition of the bear's head, but the consensus of those seeing the two at the Laurel meeting was unanimous that there was not a second for the minor change to the saltire.

Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko. Device. Argent, a pale between two roundels and a chief sable.

Conflict with Fahrbek (Woodward, cited in Combo II), Argent, a chief-pale sable, or as we would more than likely blazon it in the SCA, Argent, a pale and a chief sable. There is only one CD, for the addition of the pellets.

Laurentius Astronomus Andreæ. Device. Azure, an astrolabe Or between three mullets argent.

Conflict with Astroll (Papworth, p. 10), Azure, an astrolabe Or. There is one CD, for the addition of the mullets. In addition, the "astrolabe" submitted was colored in as only the front or cover plate without the backplate, allowing the field to show through the various "holes".

Lindorm Ericksson Blad. Device. Or, a wingless wyvern statant gules.

Conflict with Dragomanni (Combo II, cited from Woodward), Or, a dragon gules. The only difference is for the removal of the wings.

Nordmark, Barony of. Badge for the Lists Office. [Fieldless] An annulet of rope nowed in base gules surmounted by a sword and a quill pen crossed in saltire argent.

There are two problems here. While overall charges have been allowed in fieldless badges where identifiability of all the charges is maintained and the area of intersection is relatively small (as is the case here, admittedly), this proposal has two overall charges, which goes beyond the pale of the registered examples to date. Additionally, this proposal consists of three dissimilar charges in a single group, and thus falls afoul of the complexity limits of RfS VIII.1.a.

Thorvald Fridtjofsson. Device. Sable, a drakkar prow Or.

Conflict with Aethelthryth of Acleah (SCA), [Fieldless] A dragon's head couped Or. There is only one CD for fieldlessness. We have traditionally granted nothing for the difference between a drakkar's prow and a dragon's head.


Aonghas of Clan Campbell. Device. Quarterly gules and argent, a boar's head couped close proper within a bordure Or.

Though blazoned as "proper" and emblazoned as "brown", there does not seem to be a default "proper" for boars (and therefore, boar's heads); there appears to be a wide variation in the coloration of those found in nature. Might we suggest one of the standard heraldic tinctures? Sable would probably do him well here.

Rhys Woolf. Household name for Domus Phoenicis.

Conflict with the Order of the Phoenix and the Shire of Fenix. As "domus" here is the designator, the difference has to come down to the difference between the singular and the plural, which here is insufficient.


Katherine Power. Name.

Submitted on the LoI as Cathrine Power, after consultation with the submitter the submissions herald for the kingdom sent out a timely letter of correction.

Aural conflict with Catherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII. The differences between Power and Parr when pronounced are no greater than those between Morton the Gray and Morgan the Gray which have been held to conflict.

Elazar of Northumbria. Device. Per fess embattled azure and argent masoned sable, conjoined in cross elongated to base, four double-bitted axes counterchanged argent and azure, hafted proper.

The blazon does not really adequately describe the emblazon, and all of the suggestions to fix it were not much better (see RfS VII.7.b., Reconstruction Requirement). The clear difficulty of creating an adequate blazon serves to underscore the non-period style of the device.

Ernst der Dunkelwolf. Device. Per fess indented Or and argent, two crosses formy sable.

Conflict with Plantayne (Papworth, p. 660), Per saltire argent and sable, two crosses patty sable. There is only one CD, for the changes to the field.

Jean-Robert François de Marseille. Device. Per pale gules and sable, two winged cats passant addorsed, and a winged cat sejant affronty wings displayed argent.

As Badger noted: "This looks almost exactly like the 'what not to do - modern symmetry' illustration in Hilary of Serendip's article in the Knowne Worlde Handbook." See, e.g., RfS VII.1.b., Armorial Balance ("Armory must arrange all elements coherently in a balanced design.... Designs that are unbalanced ... are not compatible with period style").

Meridies, Kingdom of. Badge for the Ember Herald. [Fieldless.] A trumpet and a beacon without flame or ladder in saltire sable.

There is a long-standing policy that badges for subsidiary offices which have a higher-level equivalent will not be registered. The subsidiary offices are to use the badge registered for the higher-level office.

Meridies, Kingdom of. Name and badge for Order of Guidon. Sable, a comet fesswise argent.

Withdrawn from submission by the Kingdom.

Ravenwood, Shire of. Name.

Conflict with the Shire of Ravenswood, registered October 1979.

Rhiannon Cathaoir-mor. Device. Azure, on a pale endorsed argent, three escallops inverted gules.

Conflict with Muireann a Dun na Traighe (SCA), Azure, on a pale endorsed argent three lozenges azure. There is only one CD, for the changes to the tertiaries.


Cassandra Antonelli. Device change. Or, a double rose azure and argent pierced by a sword bendwise sable all within a bordure azure.

Though blazoned as a double rose, the primary is emblazoned as a "rose argent, fimbriated azure"; roses are too complex a charge to fimbriate.

Galem Lionel Ostwestly. Name.

There is no real documentation for either Galem or Ostwestly. No one could find any citation for Galem, though Galen is the usual Englishing of of Galenus. The town in Wales is Oswestry, not Ostwestry, nor is Ostwestly sufficiently close to be considered a reasonable variant. The registration of in November 1990 of Gilbert Ost Westley could be a pattern we could use here, but it was felt that the combined changes from Galem to Galen and Ostwestly to Ost Westley were larger than we should do without consulting the submitter. Would he consider Galen Lionel Ost Westley?

The armory was registered under the holding name Bruce of Rokkehealdon.

Juliana de Asturias. Device. Purpure, a mullet of eight interlocking mascles within a bordure Or.

Conflict with Abaigeal Fairchile (SCA), Per chevron vert and gules, a mullet of eight points voided within a bordure Or. There is a CD for the field, but the differences to the "mullets" are not sufficient for the necessary second.

Lauretta da Stellafessa. Name.

"Stellafessa" was given as Italian for "Rivenstar". However, the grandfather clause (RfS II.5.) does not apply to translations ("only the actual name element from the originally registered submission is covered by this permission"), and neither "stellafessa" nor "rivenstar" would be likely to be acceptable on its own without reference to the name of the Barony in which she resides.

The armory was registered under the holding name Laura of Rivenstar.

Medb Renata. Badge. [Fieldless] On a mullet of eight points argent a bear's pawprint sable.

Conflict with Anthony the Sinister (SCA), [Fieldless] On a mullet of ten points argent, a pheon sable. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but as the mullets are not simple charges, there is no CD for changing the type only of the tertiary.

Sundrifaire, Shire of. Name.

The documentation submitted does not support the compounded name. "Sundri" is neither a kind of merchandise, a time of year, nor a reason for holding a fair. None of the commenters could determine from the name or the documentation what the name here is supposed to mean, and so no one could suggest any possible alternatives or better rationalizations for the submitted name.

Teleri Erfyl of Arrow Lane. Device. Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a horse salient Or.

Conflict with Rietheim (Siebmacher's Wappenbuch, p. 30), Argent, a mule rampant Or. There is only one CD, for the change to the field.

Thyri Gullinvargr. Device. Per chevron throughout Or and azure, two garden roses gules and a wolf's head erased affronty Or.

Conflict with Kullingwike (Papworth, p. 861), Per chevron Or and azue, in chief two roses gules, stalked, leaved, barbed and seeded of the first, in base an ostrich feather argent. There is only one CD, for the changes to the bottommost charge.

Tofa Sigurdrsdattr. Name.

The patronym is not properly constructed. Sigurdr takes a genitive in -ar; the Old Norse form would be Sigurdardóttir; a later form would be Sigurdsdotter. Other registrable forms would be Sigurdardatter or Sigurdsdatter. As the submitter allowed no changes, we are having to return this.

The armory was registered under the holding name Rachel of Nordleigh.

Viviana of Huntington. Device. Azure, two dolphins haurient respectant and in chief three mullets argent.

Conflict with Alethea of Fair Isle (SCA), Azure, two dolphins haurient respectant and in chief a mullet argent. There is one CD for the change to number of secondaries.


Angelina Crispiana d'Avignon. Device. Azure, a winged lion passant guardant argent between three fleurs-de-lys Or.

While clear of Warden of Tel Persie, cited in the LoI, with CDs for the change to the type of the secondaries and the addition of wings to the lion, as noted in the July 1992 LoAR, p. 23, "The use of multiple gold fleurs-de-ly on blue is not permitted in SCA armory."

Antinous Dracontius. Device. Pily barry Or and gules, a skull argent enfiled through the sinister eye socket by a snake erect sable.

The blazon does not adequately describe the posture of the snake (RfS VII.7.b. requires that "[e]lements must be reconstructable in a recognizable form from a competent blazon."), nor could any of the commenters come up with a blazon which would. The difficulty in creating an adequate blazon only underscores the non-period style of the device.

Dören von Falkenstein. Name.

Dören is found in the documentation only as a placename. As such, the submitted name lacks a given.

The armory was registered under the holding name Glen of the Outlands.

Haroun ibn al-Dhi'b al-Abyadh. Household name for for Household Rîh Asfar.

There are two problems with the household name. The first is that no documentation was presented, nor did any of the commenters find any, that "Yellow Wind" is an appropriate name or construction for an household name. It follows no period or modern exemplars, in Arabic or any other language, of which we are aware. The second is that rîh appears, from the few dictionaries where Laurel could find it, to refer to the digestive rather than the meteorlogical wind (which was translated by another word entirely in all of the phrase books and dictionaries). The commenters were unanimous in feeling that "Yellow Fart" was not an appropriate name for a household.

Haroun ibn al-Dhi'b al-Abyadh. Badge. [Fieldless] On a dove volant, wings addorsed, vert the Arabic words "al-'izz wa'l-baqa wa'l-zafar bi-il-a'da" argent.

The "charge" here is not really heraldry, and cannot be dealt with under heraldry's conventions. And with the "corrective" outline added, it is no longer anything that can be documented from Arabic, Persian or Turkish sources. Most of the commenters could not identify the charge as a dove without the blazon, as is required by RfS VII.7.a. The identifiability problem adds to the stylistic problems the calligraphy represents. The writing here isn't really on the dove; it is the dove. And, finally, as has been noted by Laurels before, the fact that an artistic motif can be found in period (and calligraphic animals in Arabic script are found in late period) does not necessarily make such motif acceptable for registration as heraldry.


Konstanza von Brunnenburg. Device. Per fess gules and azure, a fess dancetty flory Or.

Conflict with Plowden (Papworth, p. 702), Azure, a fess dancetty the two upper points fleur-de-lys Or. While there is a CD for the change to the field, the addition of complex changes to an already complex line of division on only the bottom are not sufficient for the necessary second.

Ryuugatani, Shire of. Name.

There was a fair amount of commentary with the belief that a Japanese place-name does not appear to fall within the defined scope of the Society, which is pre-17th Century Western culture (RfS I.1. See also "Scope of the Society: Period and Culture" in the Organizational Handbook, pp. 74-75). "Its domain includes Europe and areas that had contact with Europe during this period." (RfS I.1.) It was noted that while there was clearly some contact in very late period between Europe and Japan, and evidence that some few Japanese actually visited Europe, the contact between Europe and Japan was not great enough to justify a Japanese place-name in pre-17th C. Europe.



Myfanwy Ddirwestol ferch Gruffudd. Device. Or, a dragon passant contourny sable within a bordure sable semy of maple leaves argent.

Submitted on the LoI as Or, the maple leaves on the large emblazon are actually argent.