THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN REGISTERED:
Aliena von Bingen. Household name for Household of Saint Hildegard.
Submitted as University of Saint Hildegard, there was a clear consensus from the commentary and from those attending the meeting at the KWHS that university is not an appropriate alternate designator for household. We will continue to reserve the designator university to groups approved at the kingdom or principality level either for a branch (in the same way that college is used currently as, for example, in the already registered L'Universite de la Tour d'Yvoire) or for educational institutions (for example, the already registered University of Atlantia, Royal University of Scirhafoc, University of the East Kingdom, and Royal University of Ithra).
Some commenters were not entirely comfortable with registering this as the Household of Saint Hildegard, but as a number of equivalents for the designator (Company of Saint Hildegard, Abbey of Saint Hildegard) not only follow period exemplars but also do not cause such discomfort (probably because they follow period examples), we felt it would be unreasonable to disallow the equivalent specifically acceptable to the submitter here.
Damaris de Sheldon. Name and device. Azure, a bull couchant gardant contourny and on a chief argent three oak leaves vert.
The combination of the late-period Damaris with the mediaeval de Sheldon is unlikely. No convincing evidence was adduced that the preposition 'de' continued to be used with purely English place-names after the middle of the 15th century. (The example of George de Clifford in the LoI appears to result from a misreading of the source.) We are registering the name as submitted on the slim possibility that Damaris might have been used during the brief flowering of unusual and imaginative women's names c. 1200. Damaris Sheldon would be an excellent late-period Puritan name.
Elizabeth Yvonne Owles. Name and device. Vert, an owl contourny argent between five oak leaves palewise in annulo Or.
Irenaeus of Bikeleswade. Name.
Kiara Aelwold. Device. Sable goutty, a winged lion sejant gardant argent.
Sinéidín Bean Thoráin. Name change from holding name of Sera of Glymm Mere.
Sineidin is apparently late-period, and Toran, if it was actually used as a personal name, seems to be early. But the discontinuity is not arresting, and this seems the least problematical way to give the submitter a surname that can be interpreted as 'wife of Thorin', that being her husband's registered name.
Wolfegar von Rothenburg. Name and device. Per pale Or and gules, a castle counterchanged and a bordure sable bezanty.
Xenia Dimitrievna Morozova. Device change. Per chevron throughout purpure and Or, three compass stars counterchanged.
Her currently registered device, Or, a hammer bendwise sinister sable, hafted proper, between two roses gules barbed purpure, all within a bordure sable, is retained as a badge.
Aaron Whyteshade. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Alistair Ian McGregor. Device. Per pale azure and argent, between two lion-headed dragons combattant two crampons crossed in saltire all within a bordure dovetailed counterchanged.
Alyna Nicol le Corser. Name.
Submitted as Alyna Nicol Le Corser on the LoI, both the submitter's forms and her documentation had the more expected lower-case "l" in the byname.
Anastasia Gabrielle of Nantwich Hall. Name and device. Argent semy of decrescents, on a lozenge throughout sable a stag at gaze argent armed and attired Or.
Though several commenters recommended reblazoning this as Sable vêtu argent semy of decrescents sable, SCA practice is to not charge the vested portions of a field (whether chapé, chaussé, or vêtu).
Anastasia Sophia Glinskaia. Name.
Submitted as Anastasia Sophia Glinski, the gender of the surname needs to match the remainder of the name. We so have corrected it here.
Angela da Brescia. Name.
Submitted as Angela Da Brescia on the LoI, the submitter's forms and documentation have the more expected lower case "d" in the particle.
Antonio l'Arciere da Brescia. Name.
Submitted as Anthony l'Arciere Da Brescia, the submitter's forms indicated that he wants the Italian for "Anthony the archer of Brescia". Additionally, both his forms and documentation had the more expected lower-case "d" in the particle.
Anvirre Thorndyke of Turlough. Name.
Submitted as Anmire Thorndyke of Tirloch, the given is a misspelling (misspelled in the submitter's documentation, Irish Pedigrees; or, The Origin and Stem of The Irish Nation by John O'Hart) of the Irish given name Ainmere, now spelled Ainmire. As a consequence, the name shifts spelling conventions drastically in mid-name, from Gaelic spelling to English. We have substituted the anglicized version of the name (pronounced nearly identically) for consistency's sake. Tirloch in the submitter's documentation (as above), is an anglicization of an Irish name found in O'Hart, above; as a consequence, its use with the particle "of" is inappropriate. However, there is a placename, Turlough, pronounced very similarly, which we have substituted here.
Aquila Ashley Maddox. Name and device. Argent, a fess embattled sable between three eagles displayed gules.
Submitted as Aquilla Ashley Maddox, both in Latin and English Aquila is spelled with only one "l". We have corrected this to the documented form.
Arkadii L'vovich. Name.
Submitted as Arkadii L'Vovich, the capital "v" was an artifact of the LoI and does not appear on the submitter's forms or documentation.
Ascelina Belle. Name.
Askell de Loucelles. Name.
Astridr Thorgeirsdottir. Name and device. Vert, a serpent nowed erect between three mullets argent.
Submitted as Astridr Thorgeirrsdottir on the LoI, neither the submitter's forms nor her documentation have the extraneous "r" in the patronym.
Aurora Diana of the Silver Swan. Name.
The name would be ever so much more likely as Aurora Diana with the (Silver) Swan, or, if derived from a sign name, Aurora Diana atte Swan.
Aylwin Graham the Flamehaired. Device change. Azure estoily, three bendlets enhanced and a winged stag rampant contourny argent.
His currently registered device, Per bend bendy azure and argent, and azure, in base an estoile between two roses in bend argent, is released.
Bleddyn of Coldwell. Name and device. Azure, three suns one and two argent and a ford proper.
Brian O'Conor. Name.
Cassandra Louise of Stratford. Name.
Catlin Lindsay. Device. Lozengy azure and argent, a cat's face Or marked sable and a chief Or.
Ceridwen Alianora McInnes. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Ceridwyn Alianora McInnes, the spelling with a "y" is a hypothetical masculine version which does not appear in any documentation. (You might also let her know that Ceridwen was never used by humans in period, but was only the name of the Welsh goddess.)
Ceridwen Mordelyn Eryri. Device. Azure, a seal erect contourny maintaining a harp Or, on a chief argent three increscents azure.
Cesaire O'Cahill. Name and device. Vert, a chevron throughout sable fimbriated in base a wolf couchant argent.
The name is very unusual, combining a French forename with an Elizabethan or Jacobean Englishing of an Irish patronymic. It would be much likelier if the given were Caesar or Ceser.
Derg Cláen Ua Tírecháin. Name.
Submitted as Derga Claen Ui Tirechan, none of the commenters was able to find that form of the given, and the submitter's own documentation had it in only in the context of a patronym, in which case it would be in the genitive. We have substituted the closest documentable name for the given here. The patronym must be placed in the genitive. We have done so here.
Diane de Domrémy. Name and device. Azure, a mortar and pestle and on a chief indented argent two cats sejant respectant sable.
Submitted as Diane De Domremy on the LoI, the capital "d" in the particle and the lack of an accent in the placename were artifacts of the LoI, the submitter's forms having the name as registered.
Diego de Marulanda. Name.
Draco Rivenoak. Name.
Ealasaid Nic Shuibhne. Name and device. Azure, a cat sejant argent atop a camel saddle Or, on a base argent a drop spindle proper threaded gules.
Submitted as Ealasaid Nhic Shuibhne, the correct Gaelic particle is nic, a contraction of nighean mhic. We have corrected it here.
Edric of Saint Michaels Mount. Name and device. Azure, a chalice argent its stem surmounted by a dragon passant within a bordure potenty Or.
Eirik Ising Steingrim. Device. Azure, in pale a pair of crampons in saltire and a falcon rising wings displayed and inverted Or, a bordure erminois.
This was previously registered to him in the LoAR of September 1994.
Eirik Silfrhauk. Name.
Submitted as Eirik Aurahauk, the submitter has misunderstood the documentation used for the byname. Aura- is the combining form of aurar `money'. Thus, auradagr is `payday', and an auraprestr (from the submitter's documentation) is a `silver-priest' in the sense of `priest with money, with silver'. The word for the metal and the color is silfr, and a hawk made of or colored silver would be a silfrhaukr, which we have substituted here.
Eleanora Jane of Canterbury. Name.
Elfwine of the Longbow. Name and device. Vert, a fox statant erect contourny argent marked sable drawing a bow and arrow within a bordure argent semy of pheons vert.
The name would be much better as Elfwine with the Longbow, and better yet as Elwine with the Bowe.
Please ask him to draw the bordure wider so that the pheons can be drawn larger and more identifiably.
Eugene Philip Boucher. Badge. [Fieldless] On a mountain couped purpure a wolf's head couped at the shoulder cabossed argent.
Fáelán MacFergus. Device. Per bend sinister wavy sable and checky Or and gules, in canton a wolf's head erased contourny argent.
Gaston Pogue. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
The name would be much better fully French: Gaston Pugeis.
Gregory Wynterson. Name and device. Azure, on a bear's pawprint argent a mullet of four points elongated palewise azure, a chief embattled argent.
Submitted as Gregory Wyntersson, the double "s" was an artifact of the LoI; the submitter's forms all have the single "s".
Gustav Steinkopf. Name.
Helen Jennet of Foxhall. Badge. Argent, a fox's mask within a bordure engrailed gules.
Henry Mandrake of Manningtree. Name.
Submitted as Henry Mandragon of Manningtree, according to his own documentation the submitter was attempting to combine the Welsh man (freckled or spotted, but which was documented only in the German name Mann) with the English dragon (dragon). We have substituted a documentable form of the combination byname, which was also a form he specifically noted he would accept.
Ieuan ab y Ddraig goch. Name.
Submitted as Ieuan mab Y Ddraigg goch, the patronymic particle was far, far too early for the form of the name. We have substituted the particle appropriate to the style of the name. Y should not be capitalized, and the doubling of the g in ddraig was unattested anywhere. We have corrected those here.
The format of the name (it means "Ieuan, son of someone called `the Red Dragon'") is not as peculiar in Welsh as it might seem. It is possible to find examples of patronyms using the father's nickname rather than given name (often using the definite article) (the best example for this name as a whole, in fact, is that of the 13th century poet Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch "Gruffudd son of the Red Judge"). In spite of the appearance at first blush to pretention (the Red Dragon is one of the two premier national symbols of Wales), it isn't really correct to say that the byname is "presumptuous" in a technical sense because there is no evidence for it being used historically as a personal byname, and thus there can be no assumed importance attached to it.
Iron Wood Loch, Shire of. Name and device. Gules, a cross parted and fretted argent interlaced with an annulet Or, overall a laurel wreath argent.
Please let them know that a laurel wreath is more circular in shape than what they have drawn here.
Isabeau della Farfalla. Name.
Submitted as Isabeau Della Farfalla, the capital "d" in the particle was an artifact from the LoI; the submitter's forms have the more expected lower case "d".
You might let her know that the byname would be much more likely as la Farfalla or even just the surname Farfalla. It would be even better with the Italian form of the given, Isabella.
Isabel de Estella. Name and device. Or, a cat sejant reguardant and on a chief sable three pawprints argent.
Submitted as Isabel D' Estella, the submitter's forms had the expected lower-case "d", and the documented form of the byname (from Diez-Melcon, p. 245) did not use the contraction. (Neither did the submitter on her device forms, though it does appear on the name form.) We have modified the name to the documented form.
Ivan Leicester. Name.
Though a Russian/English combination is extremely unlikely, Harpy was able to document the given as a scribal variant of the anglicized Welsh Evan.
Jakob von Hohl. Name.
James Hawke. Device. Sable, in cross three mullets and a cap of Mercury affronty within a bordure argent.
Versus Lyanna of Kerneough (SCA), Sable, a plate between four mullets in cross all within a bordure argent, this is clear by X.1. for removing the primary charge (the plate, which is clearly the primary charge on Lyannas' device).
Jean Paul de Pont. Device. Sable, on a bend sinister Or between two griffin's heads couped respectant argent an arrow sable all within a bordure Or.
Johann Wolf Blut. Name change from Johann Blut.
You might let him know that the surname Blut is from Middle High German bluot, `flower' (Brechenmacher, I:166).
John Levet. Name and device. Or, two piles in point issuant from dexter chief gules between two crosses crosslet fitchy sable.
Jonathon von Trotha. Name.
Submitted as Johnathon von Trotha on the LoI, the first "h" in the given was a typographical error. The name appears as above on the forms.
Joscelin de Lyons. Device. Purpure, a lion passant and on a base potenty Or a joscelyn gules belled purpure.
Joseph von Tyrol. Name and device. Azure, an antelope rampant between in chief two crosses crosslet Or on a chief argent three towers triple-towered sable.
Joseph Walter McFadden. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Julienne Dubarry. Badge. [Fieldless] A hare couchant purpure.
Kamille Moffat of Annandale. Name and device. Per fess nebuly azure and argent, a swan volant argent and an escarbuncle azure.
Kasia Anneke the Silesian. Name.
You might let her know that a form of "the Silesian" which would better match the rest of the name would be Schlessinger.
Katherine Lamond. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Kian hrafn af Dyrnesi. Name change from holding name David of Cote du Ciel.
Submitted as Kian Hrafn Af Dyrnesi, normal practice is not to capitalize Old Norse nicknames, and the capital "a" in the particle was an artifact of the LoI, the more usually expected lower case letter appearing on the submitter's forms.
Killian M'Cahall. Name and device. Argent, between two dolphins hauriant respectant purpure a thistle proper, a base engrailed vert.
Submitted as Killian MacCathail, the name switched from English spelling conventions to Gaelic spelling conventions in mid-name. Assuming that the given was more important to her, we have substituted one of the common anglicizations of the patronymic. A fully Gaelic form would be Cillíne Mac Cathail.
Konrad Niklaus von Kastelen. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, a crane in its vigilance contourny and an elephant statant argent.
Submitted as Konrad Niklaus von Kastelan on the LoI, the submitter's forms (and his documentation) have the placename as above. Kastelen was a fief granted in 1484 to Petermann Feer.
Leandra Cavaliere. Name.
Linotte Lemaître. Name.
Submitted as Linotte de Lamaitre, the submitter has misquoted her own documentation, which gives the spelling registered above. As the surname is not a placename, the particle (de) is incorrectly used here. We have substituted the documented spelling and dropped the extraneous particle to register the name.
Llywellyn MacLamont. Device change. Per pale gules and Or, an acorn counterchanged, on a chief dovetailed sable two arrows fesswise in bend sinister Or.
If registered, his currently registered device, Per pale Or and gules, an acorn counterchanged and on a chief dovetailed sable four ragged staves fretted in cross Or, is released.
Lore de Lorraine. Name and device. Azure goutty d'eau, a winged unicorn couchant argent.
Versus Margarite Isabeau de Battenhelm (SCA), Azure semee of thimbles argent, a winged unicorn couchant wings elevated and addorsed Or, there are CDs for type of semy and for tincture of the primary charge. Versus Michael Drayton (English poet 1563-1631), Azure goutty argent, a pegasus of the second, it was the general feeling of the commenters that he does not come up to our standards of "importance" so as to warrant protection.
Mara O'Brien. Device. Vert, on a pale wavy Or between in chief two flames Or each charged with a torteau a sea-lion contourny gules.
Please ask her to draw the wavy a bit more boldly in the future.
Mark of the Dark Woods. Device. Per saltire argent and azure, in fess two lion's heads couped addorsed argent and in chief a tree blasted and eradicated sable.
Mary of Tir Ysgithir. Name and device. Azure, a chevron inverted between three snowflakes argent, on a chief Or three flames proper.
Though we have ceased the registration of snowflakes, this submission was actually made several months before that ban was announced. As a consequence, to return it now would be a disservice to the submitter.
Melangell ferch Rhys ap Owain. Name.
Miach MacNeill. Name.
You might let him know that the Gaelic form of the name would be Miadach Mac Néill and would probably be preferable, since Miach appears to be a modern anglicization.
Orm Bjornsson. Name and device. Argent, a serpent nowed erect sable within a bordure engrailed gules.
Submitted as Orm Bjornson on the LoI, both the submitter's forms and documentation have the second necessary "s".
Versus Viryavan ca Tusnim (SCA), Argent, a cobra affronty erect, tail and body doubly nowed sable scaly Or, hooded sable, there are CDs for removing the scaly treatment of the primary charge (sable is a CD from sable scaly Or) and for the addition of the bordure. Versus Godelind of Windemere (SCA), Argent, a two-headed snake palewise addorsed each neck nowed sable within a bordure gules, there are CDs for the addition of the complex line of division to the bordure, and another for what is clearly, upon review of the two emblazons, the equivalent of two knots in fess versus one in base. And versus Reynard the Brown (SCA), Argent, a Norse serpent nowed sable encircling in its upper loop a Maltese cross gules, there is a CD for the addition of the bordure and another for removing the cross.
Owain Norgard of Greenbriar. Name.
Submitted as Owain Nogard of Greenbriar, Nogard was supported only as an anagram of "dragon"; no evidence was presented either for the use of anagrams as name elements or for the use of Nogard as a name or name element. Fause Lozenge was able to support the construction of a similar name from OE and ON elements, which the submitter said would be acceptable if Nogard was unregistrable. We have therefore substituted Norgard here.
Padraig O Maoilriain. Name change from Ulfr Thorgrimsson and device. Azure estoily Or, two seahorses argent maned Or.
This does not conflict with Pádraig Ó Riain, registered in the East Kingdom at the May 1995 Laurel meeting. The two names are sufficiently different per RfS V.1.a.ii.
Paula of Loch Salann. Holding name and device. Azure, a chevron inverted embattled on the lower edge argent semy of escallops sable, in chief an escallop argent.
Submitted as Rhianna macGrioghair.
Peregrine the Seeker. Name and device. Argent, a pegasus courant azure between in chief two acorns proper, a base wavy azure.
You might let him know that a much more likely period byname would be something like Wydefare.
Raffaelle de Mallorca. Name only (see RETURNS for device and badge).
Raibert MacDhonnchaidh of Locksley. Name change from holding name Raibert of Sundragon.
Submitted as Raibert MacDonnachaide of Locksley, the first "a" in the patronym is unsupported by any documentation (including the submitter's), and the "e" for "h" switch was an artifact of the LoI. The patronym must be aspirated following the patronymic particle.
Randal Salvatóre. Device. Sable, a bend cotised Or, a bordure counter-compony argent and sable.
Renée de la Pommeraie. Household name for La Maison des Orphelins.
Rhys Tristan Ednowain. Name and device. Vert, a bull passant contourny on a chief enarched argent three decrescents gules.
Richard Foulweather. Name.
Robert de Zwijger van Limburg. Name.
Submitted as Robert de Zwijger Van Limberg, the particle should not be capitalized, and the placename appears in all of the submitter's documentation (and on the forms) as Limburg.
Rognvald Bloodaxe. Device. Per chevron gules and sable, two single-bitted axes crossed in saltire argent and a cross couped parted and fretted Or.
Ronan Magnusson. Name change from Ronan MacAlister and device. Or, a chevron gules between three hunting horns on a chief azure a boar's head erased contourny Or.
Submitted as Ronan Magusson on the LoI, the missing first "n" in the patronym was a typographical error.
Rosalie Sherbourne of Gloucester. Name.
Rose Blackthorne. Name.
Stephan Schwartzwald. Badge. Or, on a pile sable between two roses gules barbed and seeded argent slipped and leaved vert a sun Or eclipsed sable.
Stephano da Brescia. Name.
Submitted as Stephano de Brescia, the submitter's forms have the correct particle, da.
Sun, Principality of the. Name and badge for the Order of the Solar Warlord. [Fieldless] On a fireball proper two swords crossed in saltire argent.
Sun, Principality of the. Badge for the Order of the Dagger of the Sun. [Fieldless] On a fireball proper a sword argent.
Tabitha de Lund. Name and device. Sable, on a cross argent surmounted by a chevronel and another inverted braced counterchanged three lozenges in fess gules.
There was some feeling that the overall design is modern rather than medieval. While those attending the Laurel meeting tended to agree, we did not feel that the design was sufficiently modern to be returned under VIII.4. or VIII.4.d.
Talon von Brandhagen. Name.
Submitted as Talyn von Brandhagen, no one, not even the submitter's documentation, was able to support the intrusive "y" in the given. We have substituted the closest documentable form.
Tangwystl Quillan. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and argent, a unicorn rampant contourny supporting a sword within a double tressure counterchanged.
Submitted as Tangwystl Qiullan on the LoI, the reversal of the "u" and "i" in the byname was a typographical error.
Tatiana von Sonnenburg. Name and device. Or, a hedgehog rampant proper collared vert within a bordure engrailed gules.
"The urchin [hedgehog] proper is ... brown, with a white face and belly." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR August 1992, p. 16).
Thoma von Tübingen. Name.
Torbjorn the Silversmith. Name.
If he wants an entirely Norse name, "the silversmith" is inn silfrsmiðr.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Badge. Azure, a sheaf of arrows inverted Or between two moons in their complement, a chief embattled argent.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Badge only (see RETURNS for order name).
Submitted with the order name Order of the Moon's Heart.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Name and badge for Order of the Silver Cap. Azure, a pall inverted bretessed between two moons in their complement and a cap argent.
Ulf Johannes Peter von Greiffenburg. Device. Vert, two bears rampant reguardant addorsed argent on a chief rayonny Or a compass star azure.
Victoria of the Vales of Barnsdale. Badge. Erminois, a daffodil blossom reversed purpure slipped vert.
Wenefred of Hay on Wye. Name.
Wulfrun Mandrake of Wyccham. Name.
Submitted as Wulfrun Mandragon of Wyccham, according to his own documentation the submitter was attempting to combine the Welsh man (freckled or spotted, but which was documented only in the English surname Man and the German name Mann) with the English dragon (dragon). We have substituted a documentable form of the combination byname, which was also a form he specifically noted he would accept.
Yamamoshi Yoshi. Name.
The submitter has presented sufficient documentation for the form of the surname (the cause of the prior return) that we are registering it here.
Ælfwyn av Bornholm. Device. Argent, a sword inverted sable entwined with a vine vert between flaunches azure each charged with a mullet argent.
Agnes Daunce. Alternate persona name of Placidia Fondacara.
Alasdair MacIain of Elderslie. Name change from Alasdair Wallace.
Anton Tremaine. Badge. [Fieldless] A cross bottony gules charged with five crescents argent.
Ciaran the Confuse. Name and device. Per pale sable and vert, a chevron counterchanged fimbriated and in chief a sword inverted and a crescent argent.
Submitted as Ciarán the Confused, the name combined a given name spelled with Gaelic conventions with a byname which was entirely English. We have dropped the fada to anglicize the name to better match the byname.
Adjectival past participles are vanishingly rare in the context of epithetical bynames. Moreover, the full text of the 1382 citation in the COED clearly shows that the author did not expect his readers necessarily to recognize the word confusid: the word is immediately explained in more familiar terms. A word that was rare and unfamiliar in 1382 (and for which the COED has no further citations in this sense until well past even the gray area of 1600-1650) is difficult to believe as a byname of this type; there simply wasn't time for it to have become familiar while such names were still being formed. However, the usual adjective form in the 14th Century appears to have been confuse, which would make an acceptable byname and which we have substituted here.
Ealdthryth of Humberstone. Name and device. Argent, a tau cross and on a chief indented azure three mullets argent.
You might let her know that the name would be improved as Ealdthryth of Humbrestone, where the spelling of the placename more closely matches the time period of the given.
Fionna Raynard. Device. Argent, in pale a rose slipped and leaved sable and a goute de sang, a bordure per bend gules and sable.
Please ask her to draw the charges a bit larger. They seem a little lost with all that field around them.
Fritz Justus Fritz. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, three bezants each charged with a boar's head couped close sable.
You might let him know that the name would actually be a little more likely as Fritz Just Fritz. (It might be better still as Fritz Just Fritze(n).)
Guardians of the Sacred Stone, Canton of. Device change. Argent, a winged many displayed maintaining above his head a spear fesswise all within of a laurel wreath vert.
Their currently registered device, Argent, a bat-winged many displayed maintaining above his head a spear fesswise to sinister environed of a laurel wreath vert, is released.
Someone really should let them know that a laurel wreath is much more circular than the laurel sprigs on this submission and on their former arms.
Hildewulf Werreur. Device. Purpure, on a pale rayonny Or between two comets argent a sword sable.
Jonathan Blackbow. Name.
Submitted as Jonathan Black Bow, the evidence presented by the commenters (there was no documentation with the submissions forms) indicate that a one-word formation of the byname is far and above the more likely form. We have so modified it here.
Maude of Burgundy. Name.
You might let her know that the name would be more likely as Maude de Bourgogne.
Maximilian Alois von Brandenburg. Name.
Nicholas d'Avignon. Name.
You might let him know that this would be better with the more typical French Nicolas.
Roland Nugent. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and purpure, a bend sinister between an ankh and a dragon displayed argent.
Though the tincture of the charges was missing from the LoI, Nereid put out a correction in sufficient time for this submission to be properly researched.
Please ask him to draw the secondary charges a little larger in the future.
Valgar the Innocent. Name.
You might let him know that the name would be better as Valgar Innocens or Walger the Innocent.
Yarvid, College of. Device. Argent, a harp reversed sable within a laurel wreath vert, on a chief sable three goblets argent.
Very pretty group arms.
Alethea MacNaradhaigh. Device change. Azure, a horse salient argent spotted sable, on a chief Or three shamrocks vert.
Her currently registered device, Per bend sinister azure and argent, a Great Pyrenees dog statant and an Irish harp counter changed within a bordure Or, a semy of shamrocks vert, is released.
Given the almost total lack of commentary on the possible conflict, discussed in the LoI, with James IV of Scotland, A crescent, we must assume that the majority of the members of the College do not feel that this badge is of sufficient importance to warrant protection.
Allaine de Beaumont of Glastonbury. Badge. [Fieldless] a pomegranate slipped and leaved Or.
Angharad ferch Maredudd. Device. Argent, a dragon passant, on a chief gules three towers argent.
Brigit Tóibín. Device. Per bend purpure and vert, a yale's head couped argent.
Brynjulf av Scharhörne. Name and device. Per pale wavy gules and Or, a Thor's hammer and another inverted counterchanged.
Submitted as Brynjólfr af Scharhörni on the LoI, the name combined Norse with a German placename. However, Fause Lozenge presented documentation to support the originally submitted given, the particle, and -- with a slight modification for declension -- the placename. We have therefore registered the submitter's originally desired Brynjulf av Scharhörn with the addition of a final "e" in the placename.
Caroline of Anglesey. Name and device. Purpure, a dragon rampant contourny and in sinister chief an estoile of seven rays Or.
The submitter's legal name is Caroline. Please ask her to draw the estoile a bit larger in the future.
Donn the Bald. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Giulietta Cifala. Name.
Isolda von Rügen. Name change from Victoria Katherine Brangwyn.
Jonas Aquilian. Device change. Azure, three roses argent.
His currently registered device, Per pale azure and sable, on a chevron between two roses and an eagle displayed argent, a chain couped sable, is retained as a badge.
Versus Simon de Vere (Papworth, p. 872), Gules, three cinquefoils [sometimes pierced, sometimes sexfoils] argent [sometimes ermine], nothing about Simon de Vere (of Sproatley, Yorkshire; he was the son of Walter de Vere, who was son of Adam of Goxhill, Lincolnshire, Gundreda, daughter and heir of Guy de Vere; and in 1267 he was described as the King's enemy, and his lands were granted to John Comyn) places him in the same category as other historical persons whose arms we have decided to protect. (Now, John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford (and who bears an entirely different coat), is a different matter.) Similarly, the Frasers of Clan Fraser (Azure, three roses argent) do not approach the significance of the people initially protected (for example, none of the chiefs has an article in the GL).
Madeline Victoria of Marden. Name.
Nothmund Houndswain. Name and device. Per bend Or and gules, a hound salient counter changed.
Robert Lanternsmith. Name.
Robindra of the Isles. Badge. [Fieldless] A sun barry argent and azure.
Tristan of Glastonbury. Name and device. Per pale gules and checky sable and argent, a chevron between three latin crosses potent counter changed argent and gules.
Wendy of Altavia. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Sable, a dragon sejant dexter forepaw raised and in chief an increscent argent.
Submitted as Gwendolyn of the White Dragon.
Aidan MacBride. Name.
Erinlin Aldhelm. Name and device. Per pale Or and sable, a chevron between three roundels counterchanged.
Gwyneth Catherine la Faire. Device. Vert, a tyger sejant Or, on a chief argent three violets purpure.
Versus Alasdair Morgan Gunn (SCA), Vert, a cat-a-mountain sejant guardant Or and on a chief argent a crescent gules, there are CDs for the change to type of primary (heraldic tyger v. catamount) and for the multiple changes to the tertiaries.
Katriana op den Dijk. Release of badge. Vert, a lyre argent surmounted by a domestic cat couchant erminois.
Lochlann Makkynnon. Name.
Mesia Montana Sainte Germaine. Device. Purpure estencely, three chevronels braced argent within a bordure ermine charged with four crosses patty in cross purpure.
Please let her know that the estencely needs to be drawn with larger spots, and that they should be placed right side up (one and two, not two and one, as here.
Philippe Marquet Sévère. Device. Per pale Or and vert, two mullets of eight points and a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.
Versus Mihaxa av Morktorn, Per pale Or and vert, a tower sable and in chief two mullets counterchanged, a visual comparison demonstrated conclusively that the tower in Mirhaxa's badge is unequivocally the primary charge, so there is more than sufficient technical difference, and there appeared to be no visual conflict.
Robin Telfer. Device. Per pale indented the points ending in roundels sable and argent, two goblets counterchanged.
Sabina Delacroix. Name.
Theodoric Rufus the Goth. Name and device. Sable, in pale a sea-lion naiant and three pheons two and one argent.
You might let him know that the name would be even better as a fully Latinized Theodoric(us) Rufus Gothicus.
Thorkill Mikjalsson. Name.
Wulfric æt Weligforda. Name.
Submitted as Wulfric aet Wealigforda, the "ae" in the particle is really the Old English digraph. The documentation found only supported welig- rather than wealig. We have substituted the documented form here.
Andreas Tillmann von Severin. Device. Or, a hunting horn reversed gules stringed azure and on a chief checky argent and gules a label of four points azure.
Versus the House of Orange (old arms), Or, a hunting horn azure stringed gules, there are CDs for the tincture of the primary charge, addition of the chief, and addition of the tertiary on the chief.
Drei Eichen, Barony of. Badge. Or, a step-cut gem between three acorns azure.
Pended from the March 1995 Laurel meeting.
Magdalena Francisca de Goya. Device. Purpure, a sun argent eclipsed purpure within a bordure argent ermined purpure.
Nordmark, Barony of. Badge. Per pale sable and azure, a chevron argent and a bordure Or.
Olaf Eriksson Örnklo. Device. Or, an eagle's leg erased sable and a chief urdy azure.
Simon of Holmrike. Holding name and device. Gules, three pallets Or and on a point pointed argent an escallop gules.
Submitted as Santiago Llaurenç Stevan Montalifero de Tortosa, which name was returned in the March 1995 LoAR.
Vladimir Bugaev. Device. Per pale gules and sable, on a pile cotised argent an elephants head cabossed gules
Ælfwine Akeworthe. Device. Argent, an oak leaf vert and a bordure vert semy of acorns Or.
Please show the submitter the more typical oak leaf; this one is barely recognizable as such.
Aleksandr the Traveller. Device. Per bend azure and vert, an astrolabe within a bordure embattled Or.
Alicia Vespasiana. Name and device. Purpure, on a chevron inverted argent between three bezants, a rose proper.
Antoine d'Aubry. Name.
Aurelia du Coeur Sincère. Device. Per pale gules and argent, a goblet bendwise distilling a goutte, all within a bordure nebuly counterchanged.
Balaan Espie. Name.
Balien de Valiere. Name and device. Or, a castle vert and on a chief embattled sable, three mullets Or.
Barbara ni Sheaghdha of Tir Connal. Device. Quarterly vert and argent, a cross botonny throughout counterchanged Or and sable between four mullets of eight points counterchanged.
Calogero Urso. Name.
Ceara Cat. Name.
Submitted as Ceara Chat, the byname should not be aspirated. We have corrected it here.
Ceara MacKieran of Arundel. Device change. Sable, a sun in splendor Or and an orle argent pellety.
Her currently registered device, Argent, a pegasus salient, on a base dovetailed sable a harp argent, stringed Or, is released.
Ciaran MacLeod of Frosted Hills. Name.
Collwen Glynmes. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and azure, a dragon displayed argent maintaining in each hindclaw an acorn Or, all between three decrescents argent.
Cynric æt Cingesbricge. Name and device. Sable, a chevron nebuly on the upper edge between two unicorns' heads erased contourny and a cross crosslet fitchy Or.
Deirdre O'Rourke. Name and device. Or goutty sable, a sprig of oak fructed proper.
Deirdre Ruadh NicChonmara. Name.
Dionysios Gregoropoulos. Name.
Submitted as Dionysos Gregoropoulos, the documentable name is Dionysios ("consecrated to Dionysos"); the submitted form was only used as the name of the God. We have substituted the documented form here. [It seems, after all, to make more than an iota's worth of difference. ]
Domhnall Mac Fhionndara. Name.
Eleonore de Granville. Name.
Elenore Grailseeker. Household name for House Foxesden.
Submitted as House Foxes Den, the period forms combined this way have the combination as one word. You might let her know that the name is even more likely as Foxden.
Elisa Montagna del Susino. Name and device. Azure ermined Or, a sea-unicorn naiant reguardant argent.
Versus Eilonwy Andereth, Azure, a sea-unicorn rampant regardant argent, there is a CD for the change to the field (addition of ermine spots), and for posture (naiant [fesswise] versus rampant [erect; palewise].
Elisabetta Castagna. Name.
Elizabeth Hawkwood of Northumberland. Name.
Francois Thibault. Name.
Gabriella Verde. Name and device. Per fess rayonny sable and gules, a triskelion of legs and a roundel argent.
I never thought I'd have to say this, but ... you might ask her to draw the rayonny a little less boldly.
Galen MacByrne. Name and device. Checky sable and argent, three chess rooks gules within a bordure vert.
Gaston de Clermont. Name and device. Per fess dovetailed gules and sable, a griffin passant and a crescent argent.
Submitted as Gaston de Clermont-Ferrand, the two towns of Clermont and Montferrand were not united until 1731, well post-period. We have dropped the problematical element.
Guy Cheveux de Guise. Name.
Gytha Haraldsdottir. Name.
Harekr Haraldsson. Name.
Harold of Eastwood. Name and device. Vert, a helm pierced by an arrow bendwise sinister argent, a chief checky argent and sable.
Versus Aquel of Darkstead Wood, Vert, a skold affronty argent horned Or, belled argent, there is a CD for the addition of the chief, and another for the difference between the primary charges. It is the equivalent of an animal's head horned and an animal's head without the horns. On a primary charge, this is generally worth a CD.
Henri Maisiere. Name.
Henri Michel du Bois. Device. Per pale azure and sable, two chevronels inverted between a sun and two fleurs-de-lys Or.
Though this does, in fact, have a gold fleur-de-lys on the azure portion of the field, the fleur is clearly part of a charge group, and in no way duplicates the augmentations normally associated with French royalty (a chief of France, a bordure of France, etc.). Further, a single gold fleur-de-lys on a blue field does not appear to violate the restriction actually in place. "The period examples are so numerous that I feel I must uphold the Society's ban on gold fleurs-de-lys on blue backgrounds --- and make it explicit. Neither France Ancient (Azure semy-de-lys Or) nor France Modern (Azure, three fleurs-de-lys Or) may be used in SCA heraldry, either as the field (or part thereof) or on a charge. To do so constitutes a claim to connection to French royalty, prohibited under Rule XI.1." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR July 1992, pg. 23) It is thus the use of three or more fleurs-de-lys Or on azure which is restricted; not a single gold fleur on a blue field.
Ivan Jarnev. Name.
The byname would better match the given if spelled Iarnev or Yarnev.
James Allen of Concordia. Badge. [Fieldless] A ram's head couped contourny argent armed sable.
Though unusual, the depiction of the head is grandfathered to him; it is identical to the one on his device.
James Damian Blackmoor. Name.
Janus Paszkewicz. Name and device. Or, two lances in saltire sable flying pennons and on a chief triangular gules a vol argent.
Submitted as Janos Paszkewicz, no documentation was presented for either the form of the name or the combination of Hungarian and Polish. We have substituted the closest (e.g., pronounced almost identically) acceptable form.
Jared Lackland. Name.
Submitted as Jarrod Lackland, the only documentation for the spelling of the given was as a surname. Lacking other documentation to support this spelling, we have substituted the Biblical Jared.
Lassar ingen Aeda. Name.
Lewis O'Donald. Name and device. Quarterly Or and argent, a duck volant between in bend sinister two arrows bendwise sable.
Submitted as Louis O'Donald, the name contains two anomalies. No one has found evidence for the spelling Louis in an English setting. The surname is an odd mixture of Scottish and Irish names (in English guises). Woulfe makes no mention of O'Donald; all of the forms there have no final "d"; the final "d" appears only in anglicized Scottish forms (which don't normally use "O'"). We have made the smallest possible change to register the name. You might let him know that the name would be much more likely as Lewis O'Donill or perhaps Louis O'Donill.
Maelgwn Ednywain. Name.
Submitted as Maelgwyn Ednywain on the LoI, both the submitter's forms and all the documentation had the form registered above.
Ma'isah al-Rashidah. Name.
Margaret de Luce. Name and badge. [Fieldless] A thimble azure charged with a trillium flower Or.
Submitted as Margaret De Luce, the particle should not be capitalized. You might let her know that better forms of the name would be the fully French Marguerite de Luce or fully English Margaret Luce.
Michael MacIan. Name and device. Azure, a falcon's head erased argent and on a chief dovetailed Or three pheons inverted azure.
Mikael McCue. Name.
The anglicization of the surname is supported by MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland, p. 68, under Mac Cue (a form of MacHugh).
Morag NicMhaolain. Name.
The submitter has received a letter of permission to conflict from Moreach nic Mhaolain.
Muirgel Camshron. Name and device. Vert, a Celtic cross and on a chief dovetailed argent a harp azure.
Submitted as Muirgel Camsroin, the byname was submitted in the genitive form; it needs to be in the nominative, camshron, which we have registered here.
Ragnar Freydisarson. Name.
Submitted as Ragnar Freydissen, the genitive of Freydis is Freydisar. We have corrected the name to the documentable form here.
Reynald Nocke. Name.
Richild la Gauchere. Name.
Submitted as Richild La Gauchere, though the submitter's documentation actually did not support the form of the byname, Battlement was able to provide sufficient support that we may register it. However, the article should not be capitalized.
Roderick of Hastings. Name.
Roland de Wakefield. Name.
You might let him know that a better form of the name would be Rolland de Wakefeld.
Shane Aruwemaker. Name.
Submitted as Sean Arruwemaker, the byname contained an "r" not attested in the documentation. The full name also mixed Gaelic spelling conventions in the given name with English spelling conventions in the byname. We have modified the given so that the spelling "codes" don't change drastically in "mid-name".
Shila M'Lanaghan. Name.
Submitted as Sile M'Lanaghan, the documentation quoted for the given name was incorrect; it was confused with that for Seán. (Síle is a borrowing of the Latin Caecilia.) Additionally, the name drastically changes spelling conventions mid-name from Gaelic spelling conventions to English. We have substituted the closest likely English equivalent. (An alternative was a fully Gaelicized Síle Nic Leannacháin.)
Veronique l'Amie. Name.
Submitted as Veronique L'Amie, the expected form makes the article in lower case.
Vladimir Zashchitovskii. Name.
Wolfstein Krieger von Lübeck. Name.
Submitted as Wolfstein Krieger von Lubeck, the submitter's forms and his documentation had the umlaut in the placename.
Yamata Jirou Hisatsura. Name.
Yoshihara Kojirou Munemasa. Name.
Zachary Wolfhunter. Name.
HARPY LETTER OF INTENT TO PROTECT
Owain Tudor. Release of protection of arms. Gules, a chevron between three helms argent.
Bjarki Gullbjornsson. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Giulietta da Firenze. Name.
Líadain ní Mhórdha. Name.
Malcolm of Fife. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Rhiannon ny Rory. Device. Argent, a brazier sable flamed proper, a bordure embattled per saltire gules and sable.
Pended from the March 1995 Laurel meeting.
Roschana ar-Rashida. Device. Per saltire Or and sable, four birds volant to dexter chief counterchanged gules and Or.
Unser Hafen, Barony of. Name for Order of the Corona Graminea of Unser Hafen.
You might let them know that the name would better entirely in Latin (and even more improved without the group name): Ordo Coronae Graminaea (Portus Nostri).
SCRIBE ARMARIUS LETTER OF INTENT TO PROTECT
It was unfortunate that many of the items in this Letter of Intent to Protect were unaccompanied by any justification as to why they should merit protection by the SCA. The very broad range of commentary on the arms of these cities also tended to complicate the decisions here. (They ranged from "enthusiastically support" protecting all of the proposed armory to the position that to be fully consistent, we should "unprotect" the arms of Rome. The most unusual position, at least to Laurel, taken by one of the commenters was that if the arms of a city were familiar to the residents of that city, the SCA should protect them. It is Laurel's belief that adoption of this proposal would lead us to protect the arms of every city in the world which has arms, whether properly matriculated or otherwise assumed; even small towns in Texas place some sort of insignia or armorial display on their official letterhead, municipal buildings, etc., and so the residents of those towns must be assumed as being familiar with them. As a consequence, we cannot imagine a city with arms with which the residents of that city would not be familiar.) We have tried here to strike a tenuous balance between the "arms" school and the "man" school, fully realizing that no such "balance" is going to make everyone happy, and that it cannot help but appear to be somewhat arbitrary. As a general rule, national capitals received more consideration for protection than non-capitals. And in every case, all of the commentary was carefully reviewed and considered in the decision of whether or not to protect (though, of course, those who gave specific reasons for their support or lack of support could be given fuller consideration in the deliberations than those who simply said they supported registration but gave no reasons for their support).
The following civic arms will be protected and added to the SCA Armorial and Ordinary.
AMSTERDAM, City of. Device. Gules, on a pale sable three saltorels couped argent.
BERLIN, City of. Device. Argent, a bear rampant sable.
As canting arms, the device shows up in a number of heraldry books. As a national capital, the city itself is widely known.
BERN, City of. Device. Gules, on a bend Or a bear passant sable.
Same basic rationale as for Berlin. (The fact that Laurel personally has a small stained glass window hanging of these arms did not influence the decision; in spite of personal knowledge of the armory, I counseled against adding Bern to the initial implementation list.)
CINQUE PORTS, Cities of the. Device. Per pale gules and azure, in pale three demi-lions passant guardant Or conjoined to three demi-hulks argent.
The arms show up in so many heraldic and history books that they may be said to be nearly as familiar in the SCA as the arms of England, and thus warrant protection.
FLORENCE, City of. Device. Argent, a fleur-de-lys gules.
The arms appear in a number of heraldic and historical texts, and so seem through identifiability to warrant our protection.
LONDON, City of. Device. Argent, a cross and in dexter chief a sword gules.
The capital of England, and the arms themselves seem reasonably well known to a number of non-heralds. (This arguably may be the most recognizable civic armory in this letter.)
OXFORD, City of. Device. Argent, an ox statant gules atop a ford proper.
While arguably these arms are no more important than many others on the Letter of Intent to Protect which we have chosen not to protect, they are more familiar to many Americans and English because the obvious cant has placed them in many heraldry and historical texts.
STOCKHOLM, City of. Device. Azure, a king's head coupled affronty and crowned Or.
The arms are those of a national capital and have appeared in a number of historic and heraldry texts, which probably makes them sufficiently familiar to warrant protection.
VENICE, City of. Device. Azure, a lion of St. mark statant guardant Or atop a base vert, forepaw raised and maintaining a book argent.
The arms seem to be fairly well known, primarily because of the lion of St. Mark and its frequent depiction in relationship to the city.
Akilina Ioanna Rostislavova. Name only (see PENDS for device).
Submitted as Akilina Ioanna Rostislova, the final name element needs to be the feminine form of a patronymic (based on the given name Rostisov). We have corrected it here.
Brénainn Mac Dara. Name only (see RETURNS for device).
Catherine Elizabeth Anne Somerton. Device. Per fess azure and vert, a pansy Or marked sable within a bordure Or.
Conchobhar Ó hAoileáin. Name and device. Azure semy of towers argent, a bi-corporate lion Or.
Submitted as Conchobar O'hAoileáin, we have corrected the spelling as the submitter desired.
Versus Conchobar mac Fáeláin, it was the consensus of the commentary and those attending the Laurel meeting that the two names are just sufficiently different per RfS V.1.a.
Daimhín Mac Leóid. Name and device. Per fess counter-ermine and azure, two sea-lions respectant Or and a conch argent.
Submitted as Daimhín MacLeod, the submitted name uses two widely varying spelling; the given name Gaelic and the surname English. We have modified the name so that it uses Gaelic spelling conventions consistently throughout. (A fully anglicized version would be Davin MacLeod.)
Dennet de Beynac. Device. Chevronelly inverted Or and azure, on a pile sable an octofoil Or.
Elizabeth de Whitney. Name.
Elspeth Islay of Glen Meara. Device. Azure, a pegasus segreant argent and a gore sinister plumetty argent and vert.
Gwendolyn Kay MacVeigh of Amber Oaks. Device. Vert, an oak leaf fructed and on a chief Or an acorn inverted between two acorns vert.
Haakon Bjornsson. Badge. Per pale vert and azure, an axe bendwise Or ermined gules.
Iain Jameson of Kilronan. Device. Azure, a chevron Or between three lion's heads erased argent each gorged of four lozenges conjoined in fess gules and a chief embattled Or.
Lucia del Mar. Device. Sable, a hornless goat's head couped, a chief wavy Or.
Maria Adelina Garcia y Perez. Name.
Submitted as Maria Adelyna Garcia y Perez, no support was presented for the i/y switch in Spanish. We have substituted the documented form.
Morgan Bloodaxe. Device. Azure, a triangle of three battleaxes fretted Or.
Paul d'Estoile. Device. Argent, on a cross between in chief two estoiles azure in base an estoile argent, a bordure azure.
Subadai the Bear. Alternate persona name for Subadai Babagai.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Argent Morningstar of Trimaris. Azure, a morningstar bendwise within a bordure argent.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Argent Scales. Argent scaly azure.
Versus Yrjo Kirjawisas, Sable scaly Or, there is a CD for the field tincture and another for the tincture of the field treatment (see RfS X.4.a.ii.).
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Argent Sword of Trimaris. Azure, a triskele between three sword in pall points to center argent.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Silver Trident. Azure, a trident argent.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Trade Winds of Trimaris. Argent, an aeolus azure.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Triskele of Trimaris. Azure, a triskele argent.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Title for Hulk Herald.
Some of the commentary to the contrary, this title is neither in conflict with nor overly allusive of the Incredible Hulk.
Victoire de Whitney. Name.
Alberic Haak. Name and device. Argent, a rabbit rampant sable, on a chief gules, three compass stars argent.
Aldric of Stonebridge. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a double arched bridge and a bordure Or.
Alexander the Potter. Name and device. Argent, on a fess rayonny gules, three pitchers Or.
Aliénor de Charolais. Name and device. Argent, a pall gules, overall a sun azure.
Alys Beaupied. Name.
Beatrice Maria Malatesta. Name and device. Or, two bars dovetailed on a chief purpure, a crescent between two mascles Or.
Cairistiona nic Bheathain. Name and device. Per pale vert and Or, two cats sejant affronty counterchanged.
Submitted as Cairistiona nic Bheathian on the LoI, the reversal of the "a" and "i" in the patronym was a typo. The registered form is on her forms.
Constance of Lincolnshire. Name.
Cormac Lenihan. Device. Per pale sable and vert, a lute bendwise sinister argent.
Denise the Quiet. Device. Argent, a seahorse within a bordure embattled purpure.
Donnabhán Ó Rothláin. Name and device. Vert, three pairs of swords in saltire Or.
Submitted as Donnabhán O'Rothláin, the documented form of the patronym is as registered above.
Elayne Montjoy. Name change from Éibhleann O' Ceileachair.
Eleanor of Abergavenny. Device. Per pale argent and sable, a bend sinister between two fleurs de-lys, all within a bordure counterchanged.
Though the per pale line was missing from the mini-emblazon in the LoI, it was quite in evidence on the large emblazon.
François Henri Guyon. Device. Argent, two bars gemel flory-counter-flory and a base azure.
Gwen ferch Rhys. Name and device. Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron and in base a cross formy argent
Hugh the Little. Device. Lozengy gules and Or, a hippocampus contourny sable
Ilina Lyubasha Zivanovicha. Name.
Submitted as Ilina Lyuhasha Zivanovicha, the "h" substituting for the "b" was a typo in the LoI; the submitter's forms having the expected "b".
Jane Ascham. Name change from Arianwen ferch Einion.
Jean le Reynard des Pyrenees. Name and device. Per saltire gules and sable, in pale two foxes masks jessant-de-lys Or and in fess two fleams argent.
Jean Paul Étienne de La Chaise Dieu. Name and device. Per chevron sable estoilly argent and argent, in base a rose sable barbed vert and seeded gules, on a chief argent a Greek androsphinx guardant gules.
Submitted as Jeanpaul Étienne Bénédict de la Chaise Dieu, the perception of names like Jean-Paul as new single forenames dates only from c. 1900 (with the exception of the 18th c. Jean-Baptiste) - well post-period. As a consequence, this name contains four given names and a locative surname, more elements than are supported by the period evidence, even for French. We have dropped the fourth given as the submitter specifically allowed to register the name.
John Lothian. Name.
Submitted as John de Loth, the submitter's own documentation gives de Loth as "a variation of Lothian which is a regional name from the region in SE central Scotland." No further support presented for this variant of Lothia, which does not seem to be a reasonable one, much less for use with the French particle "de". The LoI supported the name from the surnames Alwin Loth (1162) and William atte Lote (1296). However, the first does not support the use of the particle (it appears to be a French matronymic surname) and the second does not support the spelling Loth (it's from the OE hlot, "a lot, a share, an allotment", and would much more likely have the definite article, del Lote). We have substituted the documented surname closest in meaning to what the submitter wanted and the one which he himself documents.
Jon Dai of the Lane. Change from holding name Stephen of Politarchopolis.
Jonathon de Hadleigh. Name.
Juliana de Finistère. Name and device. Azure, three dolphins naiant conjoined head to tail in a triangle, and in chief two fleurs-de-lys argent.
You might let her know that the French Julienne would go better with the byname.
Kateryn Lanark. Name and device. Per fess azure and argent, an ostrich plume fesswise reversed argent and a smith's hammer sable.
Katherine Alicia of Salisbury. Name and device. Vert, a bend bevilled between a swan naiant and a quatrefoil knot Or.
Submitted as Katherine Alicia of Sarum, Sarum is not the OE name for Salisbury, but rather is a ghost name. In manuscripts the Latin Saresberia was abbreviated to something that looks rather like Sa4. This was "merely an early manifestation of the mediaeval scribe's habit of abbreviating such letters as ended in a horizontal stroke by means of a vertical stroke through this", but because the resulting symbol (represented here by 4) "frequently stands for -rum", the abbreviation has been improperly extended to Sarum (Johnson & Jenkinson, 67). The contemporary form of the name can be seen in William de Salesberie (1115) and Robert de Salisbyr' (1273). Clearly Old Sarum must then have been called something like Old Salisbury; Old Sarum seems to be an antiquary's name for the older ruins, based on a misreading of the mediæval records. We have therefore substituted the name of the town used in period.
Katryn yr Allt. Name and device. Azure, on a cartouche Or, a tree vert.
Marared coed Radnor. Name and device. Per pale vert and Or two fleurs-de-lys counterchanged.
Raven Whitelock. Name.
Reginald of Whetmore. Name and device. Per saltire gules and azure, an eagle and issuant from base a demi-sun Or.
Reinhardt der Steiger. Name and device. Sable, a roundheaded comet fesswise head to sinister and a three peaked mountain Or.
Rohese de Fairhurst. Device. Argent ermined azure issuant from a fess two trefoils sable.
Saint-Florian-de-la-rivière, Canton of. Name.
Submitted as Saint Florian de la-rivieré, the French for "river" was misspelled, and the examples cited from Dauzat & Rostaing would have the entire name hyphenated. (It could also have been registered without any hyphens.)
Seán mac Aodha Uí Conghaile. Name and device. Per fess vert and argent, three urchins counterchanged.
Submitted as Sean mac Aodha ó Conghalie, there was a typo in the last element, and the whole name must go into the genitive following mac (he is Seán, the son of Aodh Ó Conghaile). Additionally, there seemed no reason not to use the fada consistently throughout the name. We have made these few corrections here.
Ute von Tangermünde. Name and device. Azure, a Greek sea-sphinx sejant Or and in chief three lemons fesswise erminois.
Veniamin Nafanovich Medvednikogotev. Device. Sable three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter argent.
The submitter has a letter of permission to conflict from Raonull Modar (Azure ermined, three wolf's teeth issuant from dexter argent).
Wolfgang von Auerbach. Device. Azure, in pale three wolves couchant per pale Or and argent
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:
Aaron Whyteshade. Device. Vert, a phoenix rising Or from flames gules surmounted by a sword inverted sable all issuant from base in chief a crescent inverted Or.
Withdrawn from consideration by the submitter.
Alexandra de la Mer Verte. Device. Vert, a bend dovetailed between a penner and inkhorn and a cup Or.
Conflict with Estrid Svensdottir (SCA), Vert, a bend bretessed between a sun in splendor and a torch bendwise Or. There is only one CD for the changes to the secondary charges, but nothing for the difference between bretessed and dovetailed.
Alysandra Elayna Meerkatze. Name.
Though the combination of double given names in English with a fully German byname is a little problematical, the biggest problem here is that meerkatze, which the submitter believes is a constructed byname meaning "sea-cat", is a real German word meaning "long-tailed ape". Since we were not at all sure that this actual meaning would be acceptable to the submitter, we are returning this so that she may reconsider its propriety in being associated with her.
Alyssa Rose MacGregor. Badge. Purpure, on a pile argent a rose purpure barbed and seeded vert.
Conflict with Julian of the Purple Must (SCA), Purpure, on a pile argent two sprigs of laurel proper. There is a CD for the changes to the tertiary charge(s), but nothing else.
Arielle ní Sheanáin. Device. Argent, a bend counter-ermine between a domestic cat sejant guardant gules collared and chained Or and a falcon close proper.
There is no defined "proper" for a falcon. Falcons come in a number of types, whose coloration differs not only from species to species but often between the male and female of each species.
Arioch dow Morgue. Name.
There is here, as is frequently the case with similar cases, problems created when simply taking words out of one or more dictionaries and combining them to create a byname. In a Scottish onomastic context dow can only be an English spelling of dubh `black'. The COED does in fact give `a haughty demeanor' as one definition of morgue; the earliest citation is from 1599, and the word is said to be French, of unknown derivation. Such a late date (the penultimate year of our period of study!) does not support a byname of this sort, which stopped being formed in this way in England some centuries earlier in favor of inheritable surnames. There are a number of documented bynames/surnames with similar meanings ((the) Da(u)nger(o)us, (the) Proud(e), Toproud, Overproud, etc.), but substituting any of these would far exceed the minor changes we felt were permissible to make without further consultation with the submitter.
While there is some small possibility of the use of Arioch as a given name in a Puritan context, you might suggest to him that Arich, a form of Eirik that occurs in Domesday Book, would not only be much more likely as a given, but would also match the earlier forms of the bynames better than the Babylonian name found in the Bible he submitted.
Aurora Ashland of Woolhaven. Device. Vert, semy of rams statant argent armed, on a chief Or three trees eradicated proper.
Withdrawn at the request of the submitter.
Ceridwen Alianora McInnes. Device. Per chevron inverted gules and argent, a demi-sun issuant from chief Or eclipsed sable and two demi-cameleopards addorsed conjoined proper.
A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those "drive-through" safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe's fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn't move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.]
Cesaire O'Cahill. Badge. [Fieldless] On a quatrefoil knot argent a rose slipped and leaved proper.
This violates our strictures regarding overall charges in fieldless badges, in that neither of the charges is "long and thin", and the overlap of the charges is not small. The rose here effectively covers nearly all of the center of the knot, compromising its identifiability.
Deryke el Extraviado. Name.
No documentation was presented that Spanish bynames were or could be formed from the past participle of verbs. (Extraviado, according to the submitter's documentation, means "out-of-the-way, unfrequented, lost, missing, wild, unruly".) El Perdido seems much more likely for "the lost".
Additionally, the combination of Anglo-Dutch forename with fully Spanish byname seems highly unlikely, at the least.
Francesca Valentina Visconti. Name and device. Per chevron inverted Or and argent, a chevron inverted sable between three irises in chevron inverted proper and a heart gules.
Withdrawn at the request of the submitter.
Gaston Pogue. Device. Argent, a chevron azure between two pairs of arrows inverted crossed in saltire gules and a stag's attires proper.
Brown is not the "proper" tincture for stag's attires: "There have been attires proper registered in the past, but I believe the correct policy is the one stated for ivory proper: `[It] has no fixed color. It can go from clear white to dirty yellow as it ages.' The [charge] here is yellowish, so I have made it Or." (Wilhelm von Schlüssel, LoAR 21 February 1984, p. 5)
John Levet. Badge. Pily Or and gules the points ending in crosses crosslet.
Conflict with Liechtenstein, Per fess Or and gules. There is but one CD, for modifying the line of division.
Joseph Walter McFadden. Device. Quarterly erminois and sable, in bend two shamrocks vert.
Conflict with Wielhelm of the Bogs (SCA), Quarterly vert and argent, in bend sinister two four-leaf shamrocks palewise vert. There is only one CD, for the changes to the field.
Katherine Lamond. Device. Checky argent and gules, on a pale sable three whale's tails argent.
The "whale's tails" are not particularly identifiable, as tails or as some kind of bird displayed. We doubt that they should be added to the collection of allowable "animal parts" as heraldic charges. (See also RfS VII.7.a., Identification Requirement. "Elements must be identifiable solely from their appearance.")
Kytte of the Thorny Rose. Name and device. Per bend rompu sable and argent, an ansata cross argent and a rose slipped and leaved bendwise proper, a bordure counterchanged.
Inn names, which the byname here is said to be based on, were not expressed by the term "of the"; the form used was "atte" (at the). No documentation whatsoever was presented for the byname (other than it "is an Inn that [her] parents run"), and "thorny" seems somewhat redundant for roses. Kytte atte Rose would be a fine name, but is beyond the purview of "minor changes", which the submitter did not allow in any case.
The line of division of the field is not rompu; neither is it bevilled. Per bend bevilled would have the "jagged bit" in the center going the other way. As we were unable to find a reasonable way to blazon this, we are forced to return it.
Li Fei-Yen. Name change from Arabella Cleophea Winterhalter.
Withdrawn at the request of the submitter.
Magdalena Asmarit di Venezia. Badge. Per pale Or and argent, a dolphin haurient embowed azure.
Conflict with the Dauphin of France, Or, a dolphin haurient azure, finned gules. There is only one CD, for the change of tincture of the field.
Morgan of The Oaks. Device. Per fess dancetty argent and sable, three trees couped proper, a stump eradicated argent issuant therefrom a sword inverted Or.
Withdrawn by the principal herald for lack of a registered (or submitted) name.
Raffaelle de Mallorca. Device. Gyronny purpure and argent, a compass star elongated to base, a bordure counterchanged.
Conflict with Kelly de l'Estoile, Gyronny of six purpure and argent, a mullet of six points azure within a bordure counterchanged. There is a CD for the tincture of the primary charge, but there are no other countable differences between the two devices.
Raffaelle de Mallorca. Badge. [Fieldless] A compass star gyronny argent and purpure.
Conflict with Almarek of the Dunedain, Ermine, a mullet of four points gyronny argent and purpure, there is a CD for fieldlessness, but the overwhelming visual similarities between a mullet of four points and a mullet of four greater and four lesser points/compass star, both of which are non-period charges, mandates against granting a second CD for this relatively minor difference.
Rhianna macGrioghair. Name.
Rhianna is not a documented name (not even the submitter's documentation gave this form) and has been returned before for lack of evidence of its use. macGrioghair, being fully Gaelic, needs to match the gender of the forename: Nic Ghriogair.
The accompanying armory was registered under the holding name Paula of Loch Salann.
Sarasi Candrah. Device change. Per bend sinister wavy and per fess azure and ermine, on a roundel counterchanged an increscent double enarched sable.
While the unusual counterchanging and obscuring tertiary charge are presumably grandfathered to her, the "increscent double enarched" is not a period charge and cannot be reliably reproduced from the blazon. The most recent registration (of only two) in the Armorial and Ordinary was decade ago. As has been noted by many who held this office before, we are not bound by the mistakes of the past. We need documentation for the use of this charge before we register it.
Tristan Heart-Rose the Unbalanced. Name.
The overall construction of the name is extremely unusual, and appears to have no period exemplars. The submitter documents Heart and Rose as surnames, but does not show anything like how they could be combined in this fashion. The meaning of the term "unbalanced" seems far too late for a period byname. The principal herald may wish to pass on to him some of [then] Palimpsest's suggestions for period names of similar meaning.
Twin Moons, Barony of. Name for Order of the Moon's Heart.
"Moon's Heart" does not follow any exemplars of period order names of which we are aware. (See RfS III.2.b.ii., Names of Orders and Awards. "Names of orders and awards must follow the patterns of the names of period orders and awards.")
Whispering Pines, Canton of the. Name.
The name does not appear to be formed in a manner required by RfS III.2.b.i. ("Names of branches must follow the patterns of period place-names."). The only even remotely similar placename to this one that anyone was able to find was Loudwater (Ekwall, p. 305), and it doesn't really come close enough to support the construction here.
Taliesin d'Argonne. Device. Per fess azure and vert, in chief two rapiers inverted in saltire argent and in base a dragon rampant to sinister Or maintaining a tower argent.
It was the consensus of those attending the meeting as well as most of the commenters who wrote on this submission, that the device is visually Vert, a dragon rampant contourny Or maintaining a tower argent, on a chief azure two rapiers inverted in saltire argent. As such, it is color on color. He needs to redraw this with a field division which is clearly per fess.
Diana Ausonia di Nápoli. Device. Argent, on a heart azure a coyote sejant ululant to sinister argent, within a bordure sable.
Until reading the blazon, Laurel didn't realize from looking at the large emblazon that the heavy black line outlining the field was supposed to be a bordure. I'm afraid that this is far to skinny to simply register with the exhortation to draw the bordure wider in the future. We must return this for redrawing. (Since this is being returned anyway, perhaps you could get her to add the detailing that would make the tertiary charge more identifiable as a wolf, too.)
Donn the Bald. Device. Per bend sinister embattled gules and argent, a cross formy and a cross potent counterchanged.
"It is poor style to use two similar but non-identical charges in a single group." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR July 1991, p. 21). Such has been cause for return at least as far back as the LoAR of December 1986, leading up to what has been termed the "sword/rapier rule" and the "shark/dolphin rule". The use of two different types of cross in a single (here, the primary) charge group is grounds for return here.
Gwendolyn of the White Dragon. Name
Gwendolyn appears to be a post-period name, an unattested variant of Guendolen, which itself appears to be an invention of Geoffrey of Monmouth. of the White Dragon is a form unsupported by any English bynames like it. If she has a notable white dragon, the nearest usual period construction (using modern forms of the words) is with the White Dragon. If she lives at an inn called the White Dragon (though two-word sign names also appear to be unsupported in any documentation), it would be atte White Dragon; more likely would be simply atte Dragon (which last is documented). While we might give Gwendolyn itself the benefit of the doubt and register it, its combination with a modern fantasy-style byname pushes it beyond the bounds of acceptability.
The accompanying armory was registered under the holding name Wendy of Altavia.
Karolyn Wanderer. Device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, a threaded needle and three coins one and two Or.
Parker, p. 405, seems to indicate medals and coins are a later, "debased" heraldry. Certainly none have been noted in the Pictorial Dictionary, nor could we find evidence that such have been registered in before in the SCA. As these would then appear to be the defining instance of "coins" registered as charges, we need more documentation for their use as charges and/or for their depiction here as a standard one. Barring that, would the submitter consider using the more usual heraldic "coin", a bezant (or roundel Or)?
Martin de Theleme. Name.
While the submitter is correct that the Rules for Submission allow "new name elements, whether invented by the submitter or borrowed from a literary source", the full text of RfS II.3, Invented Names, reads "New name elements, whether invented by the submitter or borrowed from a literary source, may be used if they follow the rules for name formation from a linguistic tradition compatible with the domain of the Society and the name elements used." (emphasis added). The specific examples in the subtext are constructed OE dithematic names and the justification of a hypothetical Sheepford by appeal to the attested English place-names Oxford, Swinford, and Hartford.
The "abbey of Thélème" was an abbey appearing in the writings of Rabelais whose only rule was Foy ce que vouldras ("do as thou wilt"). It is pretty clear from this that Rabelais got the name from the Greek noun thélêma, "will". As such, the name does not "follow the rules for name formation" in either the French or Greek linguistic tradition; it is, rather, purely a literary construct designed to reinforce the effect that Rabelais was seeking.
Reynard d'Outremer. Device. Or, on a chevron wavy between three lions rampant gules, three crosses potent Or.
There are two reasons for the return here. The first is administrative. No submissions forms were received by Laurel for this device. Second, the chevron is drawn such that it is nearly impossible to tell that it is "wavy". Please get him to draw the chevron with a big, bold wavy.
Guise Buron von Duesseltal. Device. Per bend sinister sable and gules, a lightning bolt palewise Or and a bordure argent.
The bordure, even on the large emblazon, is little more than a narrow line around the edge of the shield. We are having to return this for redrawing a bordure of more regular size. (You might ask him to thicken the lightning bolt a little, while he is at it.)
Nordmark, Barony of. Badge. [Fieldless] A piece of chain fesswise sable interlaced with a ribbon Or.
It was the clear consensus of those attending the Laurel meeting that the charges were unidentifiable from the emblazon; the interlacing of the ribbon with the chain so reduced the identifiability of each that their identity was lost. (See RfS VII.7.a., Identification Requirement. "Elements must be identifiable solely from their appearance.")
Aleksandr the Traveller. Badge. [Fieldless] A parrot close argent, tailed gules.
As drawn, this conflicts with Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (SCA), Per chevron argent and vert, in base a falcon close argent. There is a CD for fieldlessness, nothing for position on the "field" in a fieldless badge, nothing for tincture; therefore, any additional difference must come from type. Though X.4.e. would normally grant a CD for difference between charges considered different in period, the bird here is drawn so that it appears to be more falcon-like than parrot-like, making this a visual conflict.
Eliana Mazdak. Name.
We need more documentation for the name, both for the given and for the overall form of the name. The submitter's documentation for the given came from the "Complete Book of Hebrew Baby Names"; the entry itself is undated. Both the title of the source and the fact that the entry is undated make us suspicious of this source's acceptability for the purpose of documenting a name for SCA purposes. While Hanks and Hodges give some support to Eliana as a possible Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese descendant of a Greco-Latin name, research by Battlement appears to indicate that H&H may have invented the derivation; at the very least, we need further support from a more reliable source.
The submitter's documentation makes the overall name a combination of a Hebrew given name with a Persian given name. Neither language appears to have formed names in this way (unmarked patronymics). A Greco-Latin derivation, if demonstrable, is only slightly better support for the combination. We need additional documentation for the overall form of the name.
Màiri ni Raghallaigh. Household name for Wodenes Wornas.
OE worn is `large amount, number; troop, company, multitude, crowd; progeny'; the household name could be Odin's troops, Odin's company, or Odin's children. Though a number of the OE and Germanic royal lines claimed ultimate descent from Woden, such claim appears to be limited to royal families; inappropriate for use in the SCA. (See also, for example, the November 1993 return of the household name of one Da'ud ibn Auda for Bayt al-Da'ud, David's house. "Per RfS V.5., "Names that unmistakably imply identity with or close relationship to a specific person or literary character will not be registered." As Master Bruce noted, any claim of relationship -- be it "house of David", "descendants of David", or "drinking buddies of David" -- will run afoul of this Rule." (LoAR 11/94) If we wouldn't register "descendants of David", we should not register "troops/children of Woden" for the same reasons.)
Ma'isah 'al Bahirah. Name.
The byname is not documented as anything but a given name, even in the submitter's own documentation, and is inappropriately used with the article al- ("the") here. Arabic name construction and the submitter's wishes prevent us from dropping the article, and so we must return this.
Petrus Dragonmoor. Name change from Petrus von Burghausen.
The form of the name is problematical. The OE word was draca, genitive singular dracan; in the modern forms it almost invariably appears as Drake, though the genitive has occasionally survived as Draken-. As a consequence, Drakemore and Drakenmore are both likely forms, with possible modern reflexes Drakemoor and Drakenmoor; Dragonmoor goes against all of the available examples. We believe that modifying the name to Drakemoor was a larger change than we felt we should make without consulting the submitter, particularly considering that his household name (House Dragonmoor) has been returned recently (for conflict). (The submitter documented the byname from the surnames Dragon and Moor. This has never been sufficient documentation for a combined surname like this. The example usually used is that we can document the surnames Smith and Jones from period sources, too, but we would not then register the combined surname "Smithjones".)
Stefan z Czarndoliny. Name.
The documentation for the locative notes only the preposition z (of, from) and the separate elements czarny (black) and dolina (valley); there is no indication of how these elements should or could be combined. While the genitive (required by the preposition z) of dolina is indeed doliny, no documentation whatsoever has been given that czarny would combine with it in this way. We need some additional documentation that this is correctly formed before we can register this.
Bjarki Gullbjornsson. Device. Per bend sinister checky sable and Or and gules, three compass-stars in bend sinister Or.
Conflict with Awilda Haeulfdan, Per pale gules and sable, three compass-stars in bend sinister Or. There is only one CD, for the changes to the field.
Malcolm of Fife. Device. Gyronny argent and vert, an astrolabe Or.
Conflict with Brian Caradoc, Gules ermined, an armillary sphere Or. There is a CD for the changes to the field, but the difference between this astrolabe (which is missing its chart, the back plate) and an armillary sphere, which amounts to another round thing with openwork tracery, is insufficient to grant the necessary second.
SCRIBE ARMARIUS LETTER OF INTENT TO PROTECT
ANTWERP, City of. Device. Gules, a castle triple-towered between in chief a pair of hands in chevron inverted argent.
Though the city itself is important in later period, and its arms relate to the legend of how the city received its name, the arms do not otherwise appear to be of sufficient importance for us to protect them.
AVIGNON, City of. Device. Gules, in pale three keys fesswise wards to dexter Or.
Though the site of the "Babylonian captivity" of the Papacy, that seems to be pretty much Avignon's sole claim to fame, and the arms themselves do not appear to be particularly well known.
BASEL, City of. Device. Argent, a crook of Basel sable.
The arms seem important only in the uniqueness of the primary charge.
BREMEN, City of. Device. Gules, a key bendwise ward to chief argent.
Though a large port city (one from which a large percentage of emigrants leaving for America sailed in the last 150 years), nothing else about the city or its arms seems to place it in the same category as those considered important enough to protect.
BRUSSELS, City of. Device. Gules, the Archangel Michael statant affronty Or vanquishing underfoot a demon sable.
Though the capital of Belgium, nothing else about either the city or its arms seems to warrant protection by the SCA. Moscow is probably better known for this motif than Brussels is.
COLOGNE, City of. Device. Ermine, on a chief gules three crowns Or.
Nothing about either the city or the arms seems sufficient to warrant protection by the SCA.
DUBLIN, City of. Device. Azure, three castles argent, the battlements enflamed proper.
Though the capital of Eire, nothing else about the city or its arms seems of sufficient importance to warrant protection.
EDINBURGH, City of. Device. Argent, a castle triple-towered sable atop a rocky mount proper.
Though arguably more familiar to non-heralds in America than some of the other civic armory on the Letter of Intent to Protect, the arms do not otherwise seem sufficiently important to warrant protection.
GDANSK, City of. Device. Gules, in pale two crosses formy argent, in chief a crown Or.
Nothing in the Letter of Intent to Protect nor in the commentary suggested anything about the city or its arms that warrant protection.
GENOA, City of. Device. Argent, a cross gules.
This is already protected (as the ensign of England). Nothing else about either the city or its arms seemed sufficiently important to otherwise warrant protection.
LONDONDERRY, City of. Device. Sable, a human skeleton seated and facing dexter Or atop a mount vert, contemplating a tower in dexter chief, on a chief argent a cross and in dexter chief a sword gules.
The odd charge and chief of London notwithstanding, the arms do not even appear in most of the heraldic texts familiar to members of the College. If they do not even appear at all in most of the heraldic texts we use, it is hard to understand how they can be considered sufficiently important to protect.
MAINZ, City of. Device. Gules, in bend two wheels yoked by a cross couped argent.
The charge is an unusual one which occasionally gets it mention in some heraldic texts. Other than that, nothing about the city or its arms seems sufficiently important to warrant our protection.
MARSEILLES, City of. Device. Argent, a cross azure.
This is already protected as the flag of Finland. Nothing else about the city or its arms seems sufficiently important to warrant our protection.
MUNICH, City of. Device. Argent, a monk statant affronty arms outspread proper vested sable maintaining in his sinister hand a book gules.
While some argued that these arms were in the same category as Bern, that city is a national capital. The arms, while canting, do not otherwise appear to warrant our protection.
PARIS, City of. Device. Gules, a lymphad under sail atop waves of the sea issuant from base argent, a chief azure semy-de-lys Or.
The city is important, and a capital, but the arms themselves appear to be relatively obscure (even Laurel himself never saw them before their appearance in this Letter of Intent to Protect).
PISA, City of. Device. Gules, a key cross argent.
The only "claim to fame" that the arms have is that they appear to be the defining instance of a key cross. That alone does not appear to be sufficient to warrant our protection.
REGENSBURG, City of. Device. Gules, two keys in saltire wards to chief argent.
Nothing in the Letter of Intent to Protect nor in the commentary suggested anything about the city or its arms that warrant protection.
STUTTGART, City of. Device. Or, a horse rampant sable.
The fact that Porsche uses the horse from the city's arms on its automobiles does not make the arms sufficiently important to warrant our protection.
TRIESTE, City of. Device. Gules, a spearhead stylized as a fleur-de-lys argent.
While the charge on the arms appears to be unique and therefore gets it occasional mention in heraldic texts, nothing else about either the city or its arms seems sufficiently important to warrant protection.
TURIN, City of. Device. Azure, a bull rampant Or.
Nothing in the Letter of Intent to Protect nor in the commentary suggested anything about the city or its arms that warrant protection.
ULM, City of. Device. Per fess sable and argent.
VIENNA, City of. Device. Sable, a double-headed eagle displayed and haloed Or, in chief an Imperial crown proper with fibulae Or, as an augmentation, the eagle's breast charged with an inescutcheon gules, thereon a cross argent.
The arms, as the LoItP notes, have an interesting story. Nothing else about them seems sufficiently important to warrant our protection. And, as noted, the original arms of the city (Gules, a cross argent), are already on the protected list under the arms of Savoy.
WARSAW, City of. Device. Gules, a mermaid proper tailed argent brandishing a sword and targe Or.
WÜRZBURG, City of. Device. Sable, a banner quarterly gules and Or flying from a pole bendwise Or.
YORK, City of. Device. Argent, on a cross gules five lions passant guardant Or.
Nothing in the Letter of Intent to Protect nor in the commentary suggested anything about the city or its arms that warrant protection (aside from one commenter who was familiar with them from having traveled there, and another who was marginally willing to protect them "on the grounds of rampant Anglocentrism").
ZÜRICH, City of. Device. Per bend argent and azure.
Brénainn Mac Dara. Device. Vert, a tree blasted within in chief an arch of five mullets argent.
The tree is drawn in a modern, fantasy art style (see, e.g., RfS VIII.4.d., Modern Style). (A number of the commenters recognized it immediately as being from one of J.R.R. Tolkien's drawings.) He should redraw it with a more standardized tree.
A different problem is that arches of mullets have been cause for return for some time now. "The design, although pretty, is not heraldic. A circle of stars may surround an entire charge or group of charges, but stars surrounding only part of a charge is fantasy art." (Baldwin of Erebor, LoAR 28 Sept 84, p.14)
Bruinneach Dunn. Name change from holding name of Marcia of Wyvernwood.
The name combines a given name spelled according to Gaelic spelling conventions with a surname spelled according to English spelling conventions. No evidence has yet been found for switching spelling "codes" so drastically in mid-name. Bruinneach Ní Dhuinn would be correct in terms of modern Irish grammar and spelling; Bruinnech ingen D(h)uinn would be a better early Irish name.
The only way to use Bruinneach in any form with Dunn would be to English it. Unfortunately, since the name was at best exceedingly rare, it has no accepted Englishing, modern or period. As a consequence, any fully anglicized forms we might suggest would be highly speculative. Would she be interested in either of the fully Irish forms?
Castillos del Oro, Stronghold of Los. Device. Azure, on a bend vert fimbriated argent two castles, overall a laurel wreath Or.
A laurel wreath is nearly circular in shape; the "wreath" here is simply two sprigs of laurel, which does not meet the requirement that branch arms have a laurel wreath as a significant part of them. (See, e.g., prior returns of the same motif: "Though blazoned as a laurel wreath the charge in base is really two sprays of laurel, stems crossed in saltire. This needs to be redrawn with a laurel wreath." [Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR February 1994, p.22] "Additionally, as drawn, the laurel `wreath' isn't, but is two sprigs of laurel conjoined in chevron inverted. Please discuss the circular nature of a laurel wreath with the submitters." [Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR November 1993, p.12])
Meghan Oriana Lauder. Badge. [Fieldless] A Bowen knot crosswise gules.
Conflict with Douglas MacAndrew, Pean, a Bowen knot in cross gules fimbriated Or. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but we grant no difference for fimbriation.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge. Azure, pendant from a chain of five hawk's bells, within a bordure argent.
It was the consensus of some of the commenters and of all those attending the Laurel meeting that this badge pushes the line a little to far and does infringe upon the restricted knight's chain, A closed loop of chain. Indeed, given the fact that the default heraldic chain has "large, open links", only the hawk's bells keep this submission from being the restricted knight's chain (on a blue field). While the bells are arguably a significant design element, they are equally arguable as the equivalent of maintained charges worth no heraldic difference. Especially given the fact that the restricted chain is an emblem of a Society-wide order, we felt it best to take the conservative approach here and return this for conflict with the badge for the knights.
Trimaris, Kingdom of. Badge for the Order of the Argent Estoile of Trimaris. Azure, an estoile of five rays within a bordure argent.
Conflict with Isaac de Hugo, Azure, an estoile of eight rays within an annulet and a bordure all argent. There is a CD for removing the annulet, but the difference between the number of rays of one non-standard variant of a charge and another non-standard variant of the same charge is insufficient for the necessary second.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE OCTOBER 1995 LAUREL MEETING:
Morgana Quarry. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, a chevron embattled Or between a decrescent, an increscent and a unicorn's head couped contourny argent.
The tincture of the secondary charges was mistakenly given as "Or" in the LoI. This is being pended so that it can be researched under the correct blazon.
Akilina Ioanna Rostislavova. Device. Quarterly azure ermined argent and sable, a borzoi courant bendwise between in bend sinister two gamecocks argent.
The LoI left out the tincture of the charges. They are argent. This has been pended so that it may be checked under the correct blazon. (The submitter included documentation for the borzoi as a late-period breed; and yes, the dog really is there. The "disappearance" of the dog in the mini-blazon in the LoI is an artifact of the photocopying.)