Aednat ingen uí Chonchobair. Name.
Ailith of Sarum. Device. Per bend azure and vert, a bend between a cross crosslet and a sprig argent.
Alina Marie de Valenciennes. Name.
Alys d'Herstmonceux. Name.
Found on the LoI as Alys de Herstmonceux, it was originally submitted as Alys d'Herstmonceux, and was changed in kingdom. Since d'Herstmonceux is a fine French form, we are restoring it to the originally submitted form.
Ardal of Antioch. Device change. Azure, a phoenix argent a bordure embattled Or.
His former device Azure, a phoenix within a bordure embattled argent. is hereby released. Please advise the submitter to draw the bordure larger.
Æileua æt Wilchetone. Name.
Submitted as Æileua aet Wilchetone, to be consistent, when the æ is used in one part of the name, it must be used in the other. We have corrected the name accordingly. Our thanks to Hund for pointing this out.
Berengaria de Hainault. Device change. Azure, three stirrups Or, leathered argent.
Her previous device Per bend flory and counter-flory purpure and Or. is hereby released.
Bridget de Kyrkeland. Name and device. Quarterly azure and argent, two unicorns rampant contourny argent.
Cecily of Whitehaven. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Deirdre Gilbride. Name and device. Per fess vert and sable, a mortar and pestle and a snake glissant argent.
Note: Deirdre has been ruled SCA compatible.
Donald Harefoot. Device. Per fess argent and vert, a raven volant sable and a cup Or, a bordure counterchanged.
Edward de Horncastel. Name and device. Argent, a bend sinister sable, overall on a double-headed eagle gules a cross of Cleves Or.
Emelyne the Scrivener. Name.
Period forms would use le instead of the, or drop the the altogether.
Étaín Bhinnech. Name and device. Sable, a bend engrailed and in chief an increscent argent.
Submitted as Étaín Binnech, the byname needs to be lenited. We have done so.
Étienne Morningstar the Mercenary. Device. Sable, an estoile of eight rays between three cups argent.
Fionnach nic Shearlais. Name and device. Or fretty, on a chief vert a stag courant argent.
Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn. Alternate name of Alqamah ibn Sayf al-Khatib and badge. Azure, a gate and on a chief argent three ravens close sable.
Galeran Chanterel. Name.
Gideon of Thescorre. Name.
Hroðwyn Eardstapa. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Iestyn ap Meurig. Name.
Jeannette de Beauvoir. Name change from Cáelfinn inghean Scolaidhe.
Her former name is hereby released.
Jonathas Rinesch. Device. Azure, on a mountain argent a foxĂs head couped contourny gules, in dexter chief an escarbuncle Or.
Katheryne aff Kringskiep. Name.
Magnus Jager. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Marghet Asketilsdottir. Name and device. Purpure, a wolf collared and chained argent and a lion maintaining the chain combattant, in chief a cup Or.
Mary Uinnbid. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, two crescents azure and a bear statant erect affronty head to dexter sable, on a chief doubly enarched vert, a fleam argent.
The armory was submitted under the name Meirionmedd Uinnbid.
Marycz Karola Pohlman. Name and device. Purpure, a butterfly between three quill pens in pall, nibs to center argent, all within an orle of rope Or.
Portia Montesorri. Name and device. Per bend gules and argent, a standing balance argent and a rose proper.
Rebekkah Samuel. Device. Argent, a thistle vert, the bulb purpure, in chief three stars of David azure.
Rowan le Beau. Device. Argent, on a bend cotised azure a lily palewise Or between two others argent.
A question was raised in commentary as to whether RfS X.4.j.ii "in simple cases substantially changing the type of all of a group of identical charges placed entirely on other charges is one clear difference" applies since the lilies are not all the same color. Even though they are not all the same color, they are identical charges, so X.4.j.ii does apply.
Sebastian Brand der Brenner. Name and device. Gules, on a bend sinister argent between two suns in splendor Or, a torch sable enflamed proper.
Alfild of Caerleon. Name and device. Sable, a pale offset ermine.
Delphina Ceridwen Baptiste. Release of name and transfer of device to Delphina de Champeaux. Argent, on a pall vert three dolphins haurient contourny Or and on a chief purpure three escarbuncles Or.
Delphina de Champeaux. Acceptance of device transfer from Delphina Ceridwen Baptiste. Argent, on a pall vert three dolphins haurient contourny Or and on a chief purpure three escarbuncles Or.
Diana of Viroconium. Device. Per pale wavy vert and purpure, a decrescent and a lyre Or.
Questions were raised in commentary about the acceptability of permitting complex lines of division to remove the appearance of marshalling in SCA armory. Therefore, we are directing Palimpsest to open a rules discussion on that issue, but we will continue to apply the rule as it is written.
Galiena Gruenstein. Device. Purpure, on a chevron argent three thistles palewise purpure, a chief embattled argent.
Gerard MacEanruig. Badge. Per chevron azure and Or, two bear's heads erased respectant argent and on a roundel azure a goblet argent.
Kristrøðr Bjarnarson. Name change from Christopher d'Armand and device. Gyronny azure and argent, a vol Or.
Mari Elspeth nic Bryan. Badge. Sable, a saltire formy argent.
Maridonna Benvenuti. Device. Per pale sable and Or, ten crosses botonny counterchanged.
Maridonna Benvenuti. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross botonny per pale sable and Or.
Penelope Stoddard. Device. Sable, in pale three pairs of barnacles extended Or.
Poul Rollant. Name and device. Vert, a pall erminois between three hunting horns Or.
Westgate, Canton of. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Agatha of the Cedar Hill. Name.
Amicia Sennet de Bruges. Name.
Submitted as Amicia Sennet de Brugge, de is French and Brugge is Flemish. This combines two different languages in a single phrase, a violation of RfS III1.a. We have put the name of the city into French to match the language of the preposition.
Angus Mac Aeda. Name and device. Per chevron azure and vert, on a chevron embattled between three towers argent, three mullets azure.
Submitted as Angus MacAedh, this combines Gaelic and English orthography in the same name. We have put the name entirely into Gaelic.
Annys of Pengwyrn. Name.
Coilín Cruaidhchridheach. Name.
Submitted as Coilin Cruaidth Cridhe, the byname was intended to mean hard hearted. However, it was incorrectly constructed. Dwelly (Scottish Gaelic dictionary) lists the compound adjective cruaidh-chridheach with the meaning "hard-hearted, unfeeling, niggardly" and Dinneen (Irish Gaelic) lists the cognate cruadh-chroidheach with similar glosses. (The theoretical stem *cruaidh-chridhe or the Irish equivalent is not listed.) The Dictionary of the Irish Language doesn't list this compound, however similar compounds involving body parts (although perhaps with a more positive connotation) can be found. Note particularly chruaidchnedaig (genitive of cruaidchnedach, "hard + head + adjectival suffix") which is found as a personal nickname. In this case, the nominal root also exists (crúaidchend -- the example uses it adjectivally in describing a horse). Just for the sake of completism, O'Brien has an example of simple cruaidh as a byname (Cairpre Cruaid).
The basic concept behind the byname is fine, but some changes must be made. The two elements must either be joined in a compound (causing lenition in the second element, but preserving the current order) -- the option strongly supported by the existing compounds -- or the order must be reversed to follow the normal syntax of non-compound noun clauses in Gaelic. Additionally, the byname format most strongly supported both by the existing vocabulary words and by the existing example of a personal byname using this sort of compound, would use the adjectival derivative of the compound. We have done this, keeping the name as close as possible to the originally submitted form.
Conchobhar mac Michil. Name.
Submitted as Conchobhar Michel an Dona, this submission had several problems including the use of unmarked patronyms that were not used in Gaelic-language contexts and using a definite article in Irish adjectival bynames. We have changed it to a period form which is acceptable to the submitter.
Duncan of Long Drax. Name and device. Per pale chevronny azure and argent counterchanged, a lion passant guardant gules between three crosses bottony Or.
Submitted as Duncan of LangDrax, the documentation for LangDrax was not from a reliable source. We have changed the place name to a documentably period form.
Eibhlin Nighean Mhic Neill. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Elizabeth Cameron Campbell. Name and device. Sable, a three-headed dragon sejant affronty wings displayed and on a chief Or three roses sable.
Genevieve de Corbeil. Name.
Gideon Longsword. Name.
Grainne inghean Dhonnchadha. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Grainne nin Donnchadh, nin appears to be an Anglicized form of inghean (daughter) and the patronym needs to be put into the genitive and lenited. We have corrected this.
Griogair Loganach á Bhánuillt. Device. Per chevron argent and azure, two quill pens in chevron gules and a sealion regardant maintaining by the blade a sword Or.
Heidi of Côte du Ciel. Name and device. Purpure, a bird-winged pithon erect, tail nowed Or, a bordure erminois.
Submitted as Heidi of Cote du Ciel, the circumflex over the o in Côte was left out. We have restored it.
James Newton de Stile. Device. Argent, a skunk rampant sable marked argent and on a base sable three columns argent.
Lothar Krieger der Schauspieler. Name and device. Gules, on a bend between a mask of tragedy and a mask of comedy Or, a sword sable.
Submitted as Lothar der Schauspieler Krieger, the double occupational formation appears reasonable if interpreted as an inherited surname combined with a personal occupational, a form that appears not infrequently in German sources. However, the personal occupational name needs to follow the Krieger. We have made the appropriate change.
Síle ingen Chathail. Name and device. Per saltire azure and argent, two lamps argent lit Or.
Submitted as Sheelaegh MacCathail, the submitter asked for a Gaelic given name as sounding to Shelia. Síle, the usual Irish form of Cecilia is the appropriate form. (It has given rise to most of the modern Sheila variants.) However, the patronymic had to be modified to the entirely Irish form: ingen Chathail.
Victoria of Lochlann. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Yin Mei Li. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Alexandrina of Lorne. Name and device. Per chevron throughout argent and gules, two estoiles sable and an eagle displayed Or.
Note: Metron Ariston was able to document Alexandrina as a given name in Morlet, dated to 964.
Davy Gray of Kirkcudbright. Name and device. Per bend sinister Or and erminois, a bend sinister and in chief a natural dolphin gules.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, a heart Or.
Note: this motif is grandfathered to the barony.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Order name for Order of the Mountain Lily and badge. Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, a lily Or.
Note: this motif is grandfathered to the barony.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, an escutcheon Or.
Note: this motif is grandfathered to the barony.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Badge (see RETURNS for order name). Azure, on a mountain of three peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, a mullet Or.
Note: this motif is grandfathered to the barony.
Gabriela Juliana de Bordeaux. Device. Argent, two scarpes gules and sable between three mullets, one and two, sable, and two garden roses in fess, gules, slipped and leaved vert.
Questions were raised in commentary about the use of two ordinaries in different tinctures. The Dictionary of British Armory, 2 shows the arms of Milo Fitzwalter of Glouster as Gules, two bends the upper Or and lower argent., making this usage unusual but certainly permissible.
Isabel d'Auron. Change of holding name from Isabel of Atenveldt.
James de Montjoy. Name and device. Per fess embattled argent and sable, a dragon segreant counterchanged gules and Or.
Katherine Saintlow. Name and device. Or, a swan displayed sable on a chief embattled purpure, three fleur-de-lys Or.
Kristiana Fraser of Dunestore. Device. Argent, a stag's head erased sable between three strawberries gules, slipped and leaved, a bordure vert.
Leo Alejandro. Name and device. Argent, a cross of Santiago sable and two winged and haloed lions passant gardant respectant gules one and two, a point pointed papellony vert and argent.
Submitted as Leo Alejandro el Observador, no evidence was presented and none could be found for el Observador or anything close to that as a period byname. We have dropped it in order to register the name.
Marco da Murano. Name and device. Or, a bull salient gardant gules, a chief indented azure.
Otta the Terrible. Name and device. Gules, two talbots combattant Or.
Robin of Rhovanion. Alternate name Rabban ar-Rashid.
Selina Marie Sinclair. Device. Per bend vert and Or, a Latin cross Or and a thistle gules, slipped and leaved vert, a chief Or.
Tamsyn le Rouse. Name and device. Per chevron throughout Or goutty azure, and argent, in base a crequier vert.
Submitted as Tamsyn Le Rouse, according to the submitted documentation the L in le should not be capitalized. We have corrected this.
Timujin Timurtologai. Name and device. Per bend sinister rayonny gules and sable, two mullets of eight points argent.
Alan of Gravesend. Device. Per fess argent and vert, three falcons rising, wings elevated and addorsed counterchanged.
A possible conflict was called against Gavin Hawkins Per chevron embattled argent and vert, three hawks volant, wings addorsed, counterchanged. There is one CD for the changes to the field. Since volant and rising are both period postures (albeit rare ones), and are visually distinct, we are willing to grant the necessary second CD for changes to the charges.
Alizaunder Haukes. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, three hawks striking, those in chief respectant, argent.
Note: there are multiple period examples of this arrangement of three creatures with those in chief respectant. For example, this pattern is notably prevalent in Randall Holme's Roll and occurs on the order of one third of the time (when applicable) in Siebmacher's Wappenbuch. Therefore, we see nothing wrong with registering this arrangement.
Antonio Galileo da Milano. Device. Purpure, an angel displayed and armored argent, haloed Or, maintaining a sword inverted sable, on a chief embattled Or three crosses crosslet fitchy purpure.
Caia Snowden. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Ciar MacLachlainn. Name.
Isabella Benalcázar. Badge. (Fieldless) A rastrillo azure.
Note: a rastrillo is found in a period Navarrese roll as the Spanish version of a portcullis.
Kai Qwythwolf. Name change from Gregor Arnulf der Wanderer.
His former name, Gregor Arnulf der Wanderer, is hereby released.
Kathleen MacCormick. Name.
Lucy Rose Falconer. Name.
Pavla Dmitrovna. Device. Per pale vert and argent, three birds migrant counterchanged.
Rodrigo Falcone. Name.
Submitted as Rodrigo de Falcone, Garnett has presented evidence that the period form would not use an preposition. Accordingly we have dropped it.
Ulfhethinn Thráinsson. Name and device. Argent, a wolf rampant contourny sable, four wolfĂs teeth issuing from sinister gules.
Ulrich Leber. Name.
Aldgytha of Ashwood. Device. Per saltire gules and sable, four roses argent barbed and seeded proper.
Anstes Peregrine. Name.
Artusio Joscelinus. Name and device. Per chevron purpure and sable, a wolf rampant contourny between three triskeles argent.
Baybars ibn Abdallah al-Qasimi. Name and device. Gules, on a fess Or, a Saracenic pen box gules and in base a pair of drinking horns Or.
Submitted on the LoI as Baybars ibn-Abdallah al-Qasimi, we have removed the inappropriate hyphen between ibn and Abdallah. Blazoned on the LoI as trousers of nobility, there have been no prior registrations in the SCA of trousers of nobility. In a device returned for other reasons in the January 1995 LoAR, p. 16, Laurel reblazoned a set of trousers of nobility as follows: "Blazoned as trousers of nobility in the LoI, the 'horns' are clearly drawn as drinking horns, and not the Arabic charges known as 'trousers of nobility'." We require that heraldic charges adopted from other cultures be blazonable in standard heraldic terms. "Our emphasis is on European armory; our policy on Japanese-style submissions parallels the Society's policy on Japanese personae. Japanese personae are considered visitors to a European court (v. the SCA Organizational Handbook, p.74); Japanese-style armory are considered the attempts of such visitors to register their mon with a European king of arms. As noted in the return of Sakura Kita Maikeru (in the March section of the LoAR [p. 20]), this policy has been in place at least since April 83 --- as have the policy's logical extensions. Mon must be blazonable in European heraldic terminology, and meet European standards of style." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, 8 May, 1993 Cover Letter (with the March, 1993 LoAR), pp. 2-3) [emphasis added] "The torii is still permitted in Society heraldry, due to its modern familiarity among Occidentals (for instance, the word is found in Webster's Collegiate Dictionary) and its valid reblazon as a Japanese gateway." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR June 1993, p. 22) Trousers of nobility are clearly not blazonable in "European heraldic terminology"; they don't even look like trousers. Nor is the term found outside of a very narrow range of study that of "Saracenic heraldry", a less widely known field than the study even of mon. (Indeed, in one of the two primary English language books on the subject, Heraldic Symbols: Islamic Insignia and Western Heraldry, the term "trousers of nobility" does not even appear in the index. Where the charges are blazoned in the text, they are blazoned as "horns", "two horns", or "a pair of horns". [See, e.g., p. 76].) Further, there is disagreement among the experts as to exactly what the "trousers of nobility" found in Mamluk heraldic designs represent. Some feel that they are horns of some type. (Based on the fact that they look like, for example, drinking horns.) They certainly do not look like an article of clothing. A counter-argument is that they are only found in pairs, like the legs of pants, whereas one would normally expect to find single drinking horns. A rebuttal to that argument is that they are always shown as disconnected, often with a charge (like a cup, etc.) completely separating them, which one would not expect of trousers or pants. Given all of these factors (the unblazonability in standard heraldic terminology, the fact that not even the experts agree as to what the charge represents), we will not use the term trousers of nobility in the SCA. Owing to their similarity to drinking horns we will use the blazon of "a pair of drinking horns". The term trousers of nobility will be considered in the same category as tomoe or a great wave, charges now unregisterable in the SCA because they are not blazonable in European heraldic terminology.
Bronwyn McKay Kellough. Device change. Per bend vert and sable, three roses in bend argent.
Her former device Per bend sable and vert, three roses in bend argent., is hereby released.
Caintigern of Ainsley. Name change from Gwenhwyvar Ainsley (see RETURNS for and device change).
While this combines Gaelic and English orthography in the same name, since Ainsley is a documented period English place name, it is registerable under the lingua Anglica allowance. Her former name Gwenhwyvar Ainsley, is hereby released.
Caitlin of Whitby. Name.
While this combines Gaelic and English orthography in the same name, since Whitby is a documented period English place name, it is registerable under the lingua Anglica allowance.
Caitríona Ghabhalfhada. Name and device. Quarterly purpure and sable, in bend two mountains couped argent.
Submitted as Caitriona Fadchosach, the byname is a modern Irish adjective meaning "long-legged". Since no evidence was presented for it being a period byname, we have substituted the period byname meaning long-legged found by Harpy and added the necessary fada in Caitríona.
Ceara nic Fhaoláin. Device. Argent, an arrow gules between two horses' heads couped addorsed sable.
Christina Ebenstein. Badge. (Fieldless) A phoenix azure, rising from flames proper.
Christopher Thomas. Name change from Laurus Mercator and device change. Argent, a flat cap purpure plumed and on a chief azure three commedia del'Arte masks argent.
His former device Argent, semy of laurel leaves bendwise sinister inverted vert, a leather moneybag proper and a chief triangular azure bezanty., is hereby retained as a badge. Note: the name Christopher Thomas was registered 9/94 as a new name, but it should have been listed as a name change. We are correcting this and releasing Laurus Mercator.
Cristal Fleur Delamare. Name.
Cristal was documented on the LoI from Dauzat. However, the citation from Dauzat was only for a last name. Black has Christall Murray dated 1561, and assorted period surnames which start Cr. Given that, we feel that the form Cristal is a reasonable form.
Dietmar Reinhart von Straubing. Device. Or, a cross moline azure between four seeblatter, points to center, vert.
Donnell ap Enyon. Name.
Elisabetta della Mirandola. Name and device. Per chevron purpure and vert, two dragons sejant erect respectant, and in chief a compass star argent.
Questions were raised about the appropriateness of using della in the surname. This follows the exemplar of the name of the famous fifteenth-century Italian philosopher and humanist Giovanni Pico della Mirandola.
Emrys FitzRainold de Venoix. Device. Per fess rayonny azure and gules, three vanneaux Or.
Note: We have blazoned winnowing fans as vanneaux for the sake of the cant.
Eric von Drachenholz. Device. Per chevron argent and sable, two dragons segreant addorsed gules and a tower argent masoned sable.
Eridana Ambra Dragotta. Device change. Gules, a saltire parted and fretted argent between four compass stars pierced Or.
Her former device Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a bat winged panther rampant guardant argent, spotted of various tinctures, incensed proper and a mullet of eight points pierced argent., is hereby released.
Esmeralda Blackadder. Name and device. Vert, on a pale Or an adder erect, tail nowed sable, and on a chief Or three step-cut gemstones palewise vert.
Fáelán MacCearbhaill. Name and device. Per bend gules and argent, a bend sable between two wolves sejant ululant counterchanged.
Garrett O'Doherty. Name.
Gaston du Bois. Name and device. Per bend sable and purpure, a tree and a fleur-de-lys argent.
Geoffrey de Steele. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, a bend sinister between a compass star and a patriarchal cross counterchanged.
Ghislaine dĂAuxerre. Release of alternate name Raisa Sofronievna Chernookovna.
Irina Tolochkova. Name and device. Per chevron throughout rayonny Or and sable two fireballs gules and a phoenix Or.
James Andrew MacAllister. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross crosslet fitchy quarterly vert and argent.
His badge Vert, an oak tree and in chief five goutes in chevron Or., is hereby released.
Jeanne-Marie la Verriére. Device. Azure, a tricorporate sea lion argent ermined azure.
Against James du Mer Azure, two demi-lions rampant addorsed and conjoined into a single fish's tail curled to sinister argent., this is clear, not by X.2, as stated on the LoI, but rather with one for change of tincture of the primary charge, and one for number. Please instruct the submitter to draw the ermine spots bolder.
Killian MacTaggart. Name and device. Argent, in pale a crescent sable and three gouttes two and one azure.
Miyao Kaneko. Name.
Muirenn Dhorcha. Name and device. Per chevron sable and Or, three harps counterchanged.
Submitted as Muirenn Dorcha, the byname needs to be lenited. We have done so.
Petronia of Kent. Device. Azure, two annulets interlaced in fess between three fish naiant Or.
Piaras Mac Cana. Name.
Ragnall Ban. Name and device. Azure, a flame within an annulet, a bordure dovetailed argent.
Raphaela of Bere Glyn. Name.
Found on the LoI as Raphaela of Bere Glen, it was originally submitted as Raphaela of Bere Glyn, and changed in kingdom because the documentation for Glyn was from Cornish sources and Bere was from English sources and the rules forbid combining two different languages in the same name. However, since the Cornish names are from an English context, it can be combined with the English Bere. Therefore, we have restored the byname to the originally submitted form.
Ronald the Restless. Device. Sable, a stag's head cabossed argent and a base argent masoned sable.
Sigurd Hardrada. Name change from holding name Nicholas of Southron Gaard.
Sven Orfhendur. Household name for House VixenĂs Lair.
Tanwayour, Canton of. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Teka Turmanov. Name.
Submitted as Teka Túrmanov, per the 9/90 LoAR (6): "the accent marks in Unbegaun are simply a guide to pronunciation, and not a part of the written name, so we have removed them." We have done the same in this case.
Thomas the Potter. Name and device. Per bend sinister rayonny sable masoned argent and gules masoned argent, a dragon's head couped at the shoulder, and a wine amphora argent.
William Wood of Kirkcaldy. Name and device. Or, a fir tree sable surmounted by a carpenter's square, point to base gules, a bordure sable.
Xantha Ekaterina Glinskaya. Device change. Per pale Or and purpure, a double-headed eagle counterchanged.
Her old device Gules, two needles in saltire points to chief within a bordure embattled Or., is hereby released.
Alfonso Henriques de Montoya. Badge. Per chevron azure and Or.
This associated with the alternate name Catherine de Montmartin.
Angarat O'Shannon. Device. Argent, a cross wavy purpure, overall a unicorn passant sable.
Aurora Winter. Device. Per pale azure and gules, an angel between in fess two fleurs-de-lis Or.
Duncan Meredyth. Name.
Edmund of Oakcastle. Name and device. Per chevron raguly vert and sable, a sun and an oak tree eradicated Or.
Fiona of Annandale. Name.
Genoveva Ulmenstein. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Greifenthal, Shire of. Name and arms. Vert, a griffin sejant barry gules and argent between three laurel wreaths argent.
Godwin Olafson. Device. Vert, a tower between three roundels Or.
Gráinne inghean uí Uaithne. Name.
Submitted as Gráinne Ní Uaine, we have changed it to a more likely form, which is pronounced identically to the submitted form per the submitter's request.
James le Crane. Device. Or, on a bend azure between two birds striking sable three hearts palewise argent.
Karin Jørgensdotter Eldhierta. Device. Azure, on a bend cotissed argent three hearts palewise issuing flames to chief gules.
Matilda von Rosenheim. Name.
Seamus Gillemore. Household name for Clan Gillemore.
Submitted as Clann Giolla Mhuire, we have put the household name entirely into English to match the submitter's registered name, as was requested.
Guy le Bastard. Name.
Maidiú Ruadh. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Meriel of Dunheved. Name and device. Argent, a griffin segreant on a chief vert, three roses argent.
Nathan Blacktower. Name and device. Vert, on a bend sinister cotised Or, a tower palewise sable, and in canton a broadarrow inverted Or.
Tanya of Shoreham. Device. Or, on a lozenge purpure, a lightning bolt Or, a bordure embattled purpure.
Amicia of Glynn Rhe. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Vert, a basket between in cross four roundels Or.
Submitted as Amicia the Prepared.
Beinntheine, Shire of. Name.
Berihart de Duglass. Name.
Canair inghean Neill. Name and device. Per chevron sable and vert, in chief two hearts Or, each charged with a thistle purpure slipped and leaved proper.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the per chevron line higher and steeper.
Carol Jane Ravenridge. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Conor MacPherson. Badge. Or, on a pile throughout inverted gules between two thistles proper, a claymore argent.
Cristina de Asturias. Badge. (Fieldless) Two fish naiant conjoined in annulo vert.
Dabhaidh mac Donnachaidh. Name and device. Per pale azure and Or, in fess a tower between a sword inverted and a sword counterchanged.
Submitted as Dabhaidh Donnachaidh, the use of the plain genitive here is clearly based on a misreading of the passage from Black cited on the Letter of Intent. To use the genitive, you need to insert a patronymic particle: Dabhaidh mac Donnachaidh.
Diana of the Isles. Badge. (Fieldless) On a chalice gules a ram's head caboshed argent.
Eleri of Caerleon. Badge. (Fieldless) A winged mermaid proper crined sable, winged and tailed azure, facing dexter, sustaining a bow sable.
Gaston LeMieux. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Note: LeMieux is the submitter's legal surname.
Gavin MacGregor of Perth. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Glynn Rhe, Shire of. Device change. Argent, a swan displayed sable within a laurel wreath vert, in chief a feather fesswise a bordure wavy azure.
Gwynneth wraig Rhys. Device. Vert, a basket and on a chief Or two ivy leaves bendwise inverted vert.
Jon Tristram. Device. Purpure, on a vol argent a trumpet palewise gules, and in chief a sheaf of arrows inverted Or.
Katryne MacIntosh the Strange. Device. Per pale azure and argent, a catamount statant reguardant contourny counterchanged and in dexter chief a mullet of four points argent.
Llyr ap Morgwn. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Llyr Aden ap Morgwn, no documentation was presented and none could be found for Aden as a period name. We have removed it in order to register the name. Similar in sound is addien ("fine, fair") which appears as a byname for Enfael Addian (Jones - "A List of Epithets from Welsh Pedigrees").
Loric Silvestris. Badge. (Fieldless) On a chalice sable, a ram's head caboshed argent.
Lyons Montaine, Shire of. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Magnus the Black. Name.
An entirely Norse form of the name would be Magnus inn svarti.
Margery of Crosgate. Name and device. Checky argent and sable, three estoiles of eight rays and on a point pointed gules a cross patonce argent.
Margret nic Kinnon. Device. Gules, in pale a catamount rampant guardant and a Great Dane's head erased argent between flaunches erminois.
The catamount was blazoned on the LoI as effarouché. While al-Jamal has done a good job of documenting the term, none of the documentation points to it as a period term. Since it is not clear that it is period, we are blazoning the catamount as rampant since that is a standard blazonary term. If period evidence is found, we would be willing to reconsider our decision.
Marguerite Doussaint. Name and device. Per bend wavy sable and vert, a mullet and a pegasus passant contourny argent.
Matthew James Ravenridge. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Meridies, Kingdom of. Heraldic title change for Diamond Pursuivant.
Dyamond Pursuivant is hereby released.
Meridies, Kingdom of. Order name for Order of the Onyx Chalice.
Michael Lazarus of Antioch. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Millesant Arizonelli. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Ophelia Osborne. Name and device. Per saltire argent and azure, a dragonfly volant en arriere counterchanged a bordure vert.
Philip of Newkirk. Name Change from Phillip of An Dun Theine.
Signý Ingadóttir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Stephan de Bosc. Name and device. Per bend embattled sable and gules, a tree eradicated and a bear passant Or.
Found on LoI as Stephan du Bosc, it had originally been submitted as Stephan de Bosc and was changed in kingdom. Since the de is a possible, though less likely form, we are restoring the name to the originally submitted form.
Theodora of Edessa. Name and device. Quarterly argent and purpure, an estoile Or, a bordure counterchanged.
Thomas Grayson of Falconridge. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Aindrea Mac Cullaich. Name and device. Azure, a dragonfly volant en arriére argent, within an orle Or.
Submitted as Aindrea MacCullaigh, the byname was not in the proper Gaelic form. We have corrected it according to one of the proper Gaelic forms found in Black.
Amanda Murray. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Aubrey Murray. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Avram Ibn Gabirol. Name.
Submitted as Avram Ibn-Gabirol, while standard modern usage would be to use a lower case I in Ibn, since Hebrew doesn't use upper and lower case letters, it is registerable. However, no documentation was presented for the use of the hyphen in Hebrew names, so we have removed it.
Bran Súlderc. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Cilléne Ó Conghalaigh. Name.
Grace Childes. Device. Vert, on a fess Or between an oak leaf fesswise and a round buckle argent, three acorns proper.
Gregor von Münchhausen. Badge. (Fieldless) On a tower per pale azure and argent, a dexter gauntlet clenched counterchanged.
Hannah de Ávila. Name.
Kiena Munro. Name and device. Vert, fretty argent, on a pale between two butterflies Or, three fleurs-de-lys sable.
Kiena Munro. Badge. Vert fretty argent, a butterfly Or.
Otto von Bernd. Device. Per pale Or and gules, a ram's skull cabossed counterchanged.
Rupert of the Hills. Name.
Wolfgang Eckhart. Name.
Found on the LoI as Wolfgang Eckhartsohn, this had originally been submitted as Wolfgang Eckhart, and returned for lack of a byname. Socin documents Eckhart as a period surname, so we are restoring this to the submitter's original form.
Brian Faucon de Bois. Name.
Feidhlimidh mac Griogair. Name and device. Argent, a frog rampant guardant vert, a chief embattled sable estoilly of five rays argent.
Kazimierz Dimidowicz Dziecielowski. Name and device. Argent, a cross couped of three crossbars missing the dexter base arm and in base a crescent gules.
The submitter provided a letter from William F. Hoffman, author of Polish Surnames,: Origins and Meanings, giving the evidence for the name. Hoffman says that, Kazimierz is a modern (but probably pre-1600) Polish spelling of the name Kazimir, which can be found dating as far back as the 12th century. Since Hoffman is a recognized expert in the field of Polish names, though his speciality is the 19th century, and since the name in other spellings is documentably period, we are willing to accept Hoffman's opinion, and register the name as submitted.
Lance Artur de Beauregard. Name.
Morrin Mac Lachlan. Name.
Sean Cleirech. Name and device. Argent, a wolf courant purpure between three elephants statant gules.
Skald-Bragi Bragason. Name change from Alexandre de Champagne.
Submitted as Bragi Skald Bragason, Geirr Bassi (p. 27) documents skald as one of that relatively small group of bynames (like skalla) that prefix the given name. Therefore, the epithet should appear before Bragi. We have made that required change.
Windy Meads, Shire of. Device change. Azure in pale a Boreas and a laurel wreath argent.
Their former device Per fess rayonny azure and Or, a mullet of twelve points, a Boreas Or, and a laurel wreath vert., is hereby released.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:
Ælric of Coventree Grove. Household Name for House Realmsedge and badge.
These are both being returned for lack of paperwork. The forms were never received by the Laurel office. Additionally, if the forms had been received we would have to return the name for non-period style. No documentation was provided, and no one in the College could provide any for any of the exemplars that we model our household names after, for household names formed using Realm as an element.
Cadell Blaidd Du. Device. Purpure, a mullet of four points throughout ermine between four mullets of four points argent.
This is being returned for violating the long-standing precedent of using two different sizes of the same charge on the field.
Cecily of Whitehaven. Device. Per fess wavy argent and barry wavy azure and argent, in chief three wyverns statant gules.
This is being returned for a redraw. This sort of wavy ordinary, with the waves opposed instead of parallel (``wavy bretessed'' instead of ``wavy-counter-wavy''), was returned on the LoAR of Dec 91 as a non-period depiction., and a number of times since then.
Coombe Phoenix, Shire of. Name and device. Sable, a phoenix within a laurel wreath, in chief three trees Or.
This is being returned for non-period construction. The use of coombe in otherwise-English place names is acceptable, since it is found in such names as Combwich, Combwell, Comhampton, Compton, Combrook, and presumably Coombe Hill, assuming that this isn't a reanalysis of some other element; all of which refer to the second element as being situated in a coombe. The use of coombe with an ownership element (indicating either the family owning it, or a nearby town it is associated with) can have the element follow or precede, as in: Combe Raleigh, Combe Hay, Combe Royal -- all of which have the owner following; or Abbas Combe, English Combe (from a personal name, not the adjective "English", according to Ekwall), Castle Combe -- with the owner preceding. We presume that the Coombe Fishacre in Devonshire is associated with the town of Fishacre, also in that shire (see Reaney & Wilson's entry for Fishacre). Combeinteignhead, as Ekwall notes, is simply identifying the location of this particular coombe (in Tenhide).
There are actually very few examples where an ordinary adjective or noun is used to modify coombe -- Ekwall's North Coombe and South Coombe fall in this category, and perhaps Castle Coombe, depending on how one interprets it. But these all have the modifier first and the modifiers are quite ordinary topography-related terms. Based on these patterns, Coombe Phoenix would be plausible as a period English placename only if Phoenix were either a period English family name, the name of an existing town, village, or structure, or a period English topographic term. The evidence that medieval English people were familiar with the legendary phoenix is not relevant unless one can demonstrate a pattern that they named places after legendary monsters. There are cultures where such a pattern might be demonstrated -- Germany seems to be fairly prone to such things -- but not for England. The example of Compton Scorpion is not an example of this, but rather an example of the habit of re-interpreting unfamiliar archaic name elements. Ekwall shows period citations of this place name as Compton Scorfen 1279, Compton Scorefen 1316. (Unfortunately Speed's 1611 atlas fails to provide an end-of-period example, unless the location is identical with his Fenny Compton.) The name has nothing to do with scorpions and very much to do with boggy ground. Therefore, barring evidence that Phoenix was used in English place-names, or at least that mythological animals were used, it cannot be used in English in SCA group names.
Elsby MacKristinn. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation for the first name. The LoI stated that Elsby is a female human character in a fairy tale from the Isle of Man. However, without any documentation that the story is a period story, it is not an acceptable source. Lacking documentation that Elsby is a period name, this must be returned.
Hroðwyn Eardstapa. Device. Paly indented sable and argent, on a chief gules a compass star argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. The "indented" line of division is of the "pinking shears" kind, which has been returned many times before. There need to be far fewer indentations which are far bolder. While not per se grounds for return, the chief should not be that big.
Magnus Jager. Device. Or, a ramĂs head cabossed sable.
This conflicts with Riordan Robert MacGregor Quarterly purpure and argent, a ram's head caboshed sable armed Or. There is a CD for the field, but nothing for the change in the color of the horns.
Meirionmedd Uinnbid. Name.
This is being returned for incorrect construction. While Meirion is an independent given name, no one could find examples of it being combined with a deuterotheme. The armory was registered under the holding name Mary Uinnbid.
Cicely Garland. Device. Vert, a musical note Or within a garland of daisies proper.
This is being returned for lack of documentation of the musical note. According to the PicDic, 2nd ed., # 520, "A musical note is a written symbol, indicating pitch and duration to the performer. It is commonly represented as a lozenge or an ovoid roundel with a vertical stem at one end." "The 'musical note' here is not a period form, but a modern (post-period) one. This one neither matches the semiminim note in the Pictorial Dictionary (a lozenge shape with a vertical line from the sinister corner; this version has been superseded by newer research) nor the form the newer research has shown (a lozenge shape with a vertical line from the top corner). As with the various forms of pens, in SCA heraldry the period form is the one that should be used. (See RfS VII.3., 'Artifacts that were known in the period and domain of the Society may be registered in armory, provided they are depicted in their period forms. A pen, for instance, must be depicted as a quill pen or other period form, not a fountain pen. A wheel must be depicted as a wagon wheel, not a rubber tire from an automobile.')" (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR April 1996, p. 19)
Westgate, Canton of. Device. Per bend invected azure and argent, a tower argent and a laurel wreath vert.
This conflicts with Shire of Dismal Fogs Per fess azure and argent, issuant from the line of division a tower proper and in base a laurel wreath vert. There is one CD for the difference in the fields, but nothing for the forced difference in position of the two towers.
Aurore des Flandres. Name change from Aurore de Flandres.
This was an appeal of a change by Laurel from des Flandres to de Flandres. The submitter stated in the appeal:
"Did not know, and am unhappy that, review correction resulted in a name which by current practices seems to combine a singular article with a plural noun."
She presented information from Morlet which she felt supported her case. Unfortunately, the information in Morlet was misunderstood. The submitter states that: "review correction resulted in a name...which seems to combine a singular article with a plural noun." In fact, the registered name Aurore de Flandres contains no article at all, since de is a preposition. Also, Flandres is not plural in the context of the name, but is the proper name of a County. Further documentation from Morlet is mistranslated. It should read: "afterwards evangelist of the Flemish [people]", and is a phrase explaining who was evangelized. While this construction may be grammatically correct in French, it is inappropriate in a personal name without supporting documentation.
Crystal Crags, Shire of. Device. Vert, a three-peaked mountain couped within a laurel wreath argent and in chief two mullets Or.
This is being returned for a redraw. These are not a three peaked mountain couped, nor any heraldic charge. While not grounds for return, the mullets should be bigger.
Eibhlin Nighean Mhic Neill. Device. Argent, a hedgehog passant to sinister sable within five cinquefoils in orle gules.
While blazoned on the LoI as above, the charges are all the same size, and therefore one charge group. Unfortunately, that puts the submission into conflict with Judith the Rose Argent, a damask rose slipped and leaved proper. Since we give no difference between a cinquefoil and a rose, there is one CD, for change in number. If this was redrawn with the hedgehog clearly a primary, it would clear this conflict.
Grainne inghean Dhonnchadha. Device. Barry wavy azure and argent, on a pile vert a tree uprooted Or.
This conflicts with Oralea Giddian Barry wavy of eight argent and azure, upon a pile vert a sea-unicorn passant, tail elevated above its head, argent, armed and finned Or. Reversing the tinctures of the barry field is not a CD (and neither is the number of stripes), so the only CD is for the tertiary.
Rochelle Louise de la Côte d'Or. Name.
This is being returned for lacking a given name. Dauzat does document Rochelle at the location cited in the Letter of Intent but as a surname of origin from the geographic location better known as La Rochelle. The nearest documented feminine name we could find is Rachel, which may have been more popular after the Reformation among Christians, but remained a common name throughout our period in the Jewish community, both in England and on the Continent.
Victoria of Lochlann. Device. Argent goutte d'larmes, two flaunches vert, overall a natural rainbow proper.
While it is acceptable to charge flaunches, the flaunches here are not charged; the rainbow surmounts them. Surmounting flaunches is not allowed by many Laurel precedents. "It was ruled some five years ago that flaunches should not be surmounted by charges (Wilhelm von Schlüssel, April, 1983) and we see no reason to reverse that ruling." (Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, LoAR 23 April 88, p. 16) (See also: LoAR 21 May 89, p. 24; LoAR 27 Aug 89, p. 20). We see no reason to reverse this precedent.
Yin Mei Li. Device. Per bend sinister argent and azure, in bend a cluster of arabian jasmine flowers azure and a cluster of Arabian jasmine flowers proper.
As drawn it is difficult to identify and difficult to blazon in a manner that will allow reliable reproduction. Furthermore, it is not clear from the documentation that this is a period breed of flower.
Yin Mei Li. Badge. (Fieldless) A cluster of Arabian jasmine flowers proper.
As drawn it is difficult to identify and difficult to blazon in a manner that will allow reliable reproduction. Furthermore, it is not clear from the documentation that this is a period breed of flower. Please remind the submitter that fieldless badges must have the charges touching.
Aleksina Dominova Bystrycha. Device. Gyronny argent and azure, four annulets interlaced in cross, all within an annulet Or.
This is being returned for violating the long-standing precedent of using two different sizes of the same charge on the field.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Order name for Order of the Mountain Heart.
This is being returned for lack of documentation. The mere fact that "mountain" was used as an modifier in period in some cases does not automatically make "mountain X" a reasonable period phrase in all cases. The parallel to the Order of the Golden Fleece is strained at best, since "golden fleece" is a well-established concept from mythology, while "mountain heart" has neither an established meaning nor any obvious candidate for one in or out of period.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Order name for Order of the Mountain Shield.
This is being returned for lack of documentation. The mere fact that "mountain" was used as an modifier in period in some cases does not automatically make "mountain X" a reasonable period phrase in all cases. The parallel to the Order of the Golden Fleece is strained at best, since "golden fleece" is a well-established concept from mythology, while "mountain shield" has neither an established meaning nor any obvious candidate for one in or out of period.
Ered Sul, Barony of. Order name for Order of the Mountain Star.
This is being returned for lack of documentation. The mere fact that "mountain" was used as an modifier in period in some cases does not automatically make "mountain X" a reasonable period phrase in all cases. The parallel to the Order of the Golden Fleece is strained at best, since "golden fleece" is a well-established concept from mythology, while "mountain star" has neither an established meaning nor any obvious candidate for one in or out of period.
Lidia O'Ceirin. Badge. (Fieldless) A pine tree couped proper, overall in base a stag trippant argent.
This is being returned for violating our rules on fieldless style. "Barely overall" charges are not considered acceptable style under any circumstances, and fieldless badges in particular have more strict requirements for overall charges: At least one of the charges involved should be long and skinny, and the area of overlap must be small. In this case neither condition is met.
Robin of Rhovanion. Alternate name Umm Rabban.
This is being returned for violating our name rules. The Rules for Submission state that all names registered in the Society must have a given name. (RfS III.2.a.: "A personal name must contain a given name and at least one byname". [emphasis in original].) A kunya is a form of byname, very much as Johnson, MacDhomnuill, or Ragnarrsdottir are forms of bynames. The submitted name lacks a given.
Caia Snowden. Device. Azure vêtu ployé ermine, a crescent argent.
This conflicts with Morgaine Aelfdryda ferch Cadfael Or, on a pile inverted vert a crescent argent., since Morgaine's could also be blazoned as Per chevron ...., giving only one CD for changes to the field.
Hans Van Hoorn. Device. Per fess gules and azure, a fess Or between a bakerĂs peel argent charged with three roundels gules and a shipĂs wheel argent.
The ship's wheel is apparently not a period charge. Barring documentation to the contrary this must be returned.
Caintigern of Ainsley. Device change. Vert, semy of bells Or, a cat sejant gardant argent spotted of various tinctures.
The use of multi colored spots appear to be unique to the heraldic panther in period. Just as we do no longer allow the use of unicorn horns on random animals, neither do we allow the use of variously tinctured spots.
Everard de Selborne. Badge. (Fieldless) An astrolabe argent.
Per the precedent of June 1992 which states:
"Drawn correctly as an astrolabe, this conflicts with...[a roundel, with] nothing for the internal diapering of the primary (similar to the conflict between a moon in her plenitude and a plate.)" (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR June 1992, p. 15),
this conflicts with Erryk Blackwolf Per bend sinister sable and gules, a plate., and Edwin Bersark Gules, a roundel so drawn as to represent a round shield battered in long and honourable service, argent., with the only CD in each case the one for fieldlessness.
Leagsaidh ninghean Sheumais. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation of the first name as a period given name. Found in Peadar Morgan, he states "A female diminutive of Alasdair, influenced by Lexy". Unfortunately, this implies strongly that Leagsaidh is a modern name. Barring evidence that it is a period name, we are forced to return it. Note: the LoI typoed the spelling of nighean and spelled it ninghean.
Tanwayour, Canton of. Device. Sable, in pale a scimitar fesswise Or and an open scroll argent within a laurel wreath Or .
This is being returned for violating our rule on slot machine with three dissimilar charges in a standard arrangement. While it is true that this was not mentioned in the original return, no mention pro or con was made on the armory, since once the name was returned the armory could not be registered.
Thomas the Potter. Badge. (Fieldless) A wine amphora within and conjoined to an annulet argent.
This is being returned for violating our rules on fieldless style. The amphora is not truly conjoined, but rather overlaps the annulet.
Genoveva Ulmenstein. Device. Or, two elm trees proper and on a point pointed azure a roundel argent charged with a lizard in a nonblazonable position sable billety Or.
This is being returned for several reasons. First, it violates our rules on complexity, with a count of 11. Secondly, the lizard is in a non-blazonable position. Finally, while blazoned on the LoI as Per chevron, it is really Field, a point pointed, making this five layers.
Katherina vom Kattewegel. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation for Kattewegel. While the LoI represented it as a constructed toponym, no documentation or exemplars were presented for wegel, and none were found by anyone in the College. Lacking such documentation, the name must be returned.
Nikolas de Mont Nord. Device change. Sable, a fleur-de-lis argent.
This conflicts with the badge of Catelin the Patient (Fieldless) A fleur-de-lys argent., with the only CD the one for fieldlessness.
Edward the Unshaven. Name.
This is being returned for incorrect construction. The byname uses a past participle verb, an extremely rare practice in period and has been banned several times in the past. Period bynames referring to the lack of a beard include Berdles, and Scauwel.
Gruffydd ap Cynan. Name and device. Sable, two serpents interwined and respecting each other argent and Or, an orle of gouts of flames proper.
The name conflicts with Gruffudd ap Cynan, one of the better-known medieval Welsh kings (largely due to the survival of a biography of him, written shortly after his death -- the only known secular biography in Medieval Welsh). The armory is being returned for a redraw. These are not proper flames, but rather flames Or charges with a flames gules.
Maidiú Ruadh. Device. Gules, a lymphad, sail furled in base five mullets in chevron inverted and on a chief wavy argent, two broad arrows inverted gules.
An "arch" of stars (inverted or not) has been disallowed in armory for some years 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 September 1984, p. 14) "It has been ruled that an arch of charges is not period heraldic style. The ruling was originally for an arch of stars: 'Stars surrounding only part of a charge is fantasy art.' [BoE, 28 Sept 84] It has since been extended to any charges 'in arch'." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR October 1992, p. 30). Additionally, the chief should have deeper waves and the mullets should be drawn larger.
William Blacwode. Name and device. Azure, on a pale argent three trees in pale sable.
The name conflicts with William Blackwood, a Scottish publisher from the early 19th century. He has his own entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and therefore is important enough to protect.
The armory conflicts with Corrmacc na Connacht Azure, on a pale argent, a sword inverted gules., Barony of Illiton Azure, on a pale argent a mermaid erect affronty proper, scaled Or, crined vert maintaining in her right hand a trident bendwise sinister and in her left and upraised hand a grey granite tower proper, and in base a laurel wreath vert., and Guatemala Azure, on a pale argent a wreath vert surmounted by two rifles bayonets fixed surmounted in base by two sabres in saltire proper all surmounted by an open scroll palewise argent charged with the words LIBERTAD 15 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 1821 Or and perched thereon a quetzal bird vert bellied gules. In each case there is just the single CD for changes to the tertiaries.
Amicia the Prepared. Name.
No evidence has been presented to show that fairly abstract past participles like this were used as nicknames in period. Lacking such evidence, we must return the name. Jonsjo has Ayredy (always-ready) from 1379, and Reany & Wilson (p.374) supply le Redye (1260) and Rady (1327) with exactly the meaning of the submitted form.
Axemoor, Barony of. Order name for Order of the Citizen of Axemoor.
This name does not follow any known pattern of period order names. While there is period precedent for citizens and non-citizens being of different social orders, this is not the sense of "order" which applies to the SCA. We use the word in the sense of chivalric orders. Absent any examples of such orders with names analogous to this, it must be returned.
We also have some concern about this use of "citizen" as a bestowed honor. There is an implication that the members of this order are enfranchised in baronial matters, and those members of the populace not members of this order therefore being disenfranchised. While we don't believe that this is the barony's intent, it would do well to further consider this.
Bearrach Aelwyn the Wolfhead. Device change. Per bend sinister bendy sinister argent and vert and argent, in sinister base a brown wolf's head, erased and affronty, proper, gorged of a coronet Or, maintaining in its mouth a garden rose gules, slipped and leaved vert.
Unfortunately, the wolf's head is not drawn as in the original submission, but rather in trian aspect. If it is resubmitted with a correctly drawn wolf's head, we see no reason not to register this.
Carol Jane Ravenridge. Device. Lozengy argent and vert, a fess sable.
This conflicts with Botswana Bleu celeste, a fess sable fimbriated argent., and Estonia Per fess azure and argent, a fess sable. In each case there is just one CD for the field.
Cordell Drumroe. Badge. Purpure, on a lozenge concave throughout between four ermine spots tails to center, in saltire Or, an owl affronty gules charged with an ermine spot Or.
While blazoned on the LoI as Or vêtu ploye purpure, four ermine spots ends to center in saltire Or, an owl gules charged with an ermine spot Or., it is really as blazoned above. Therefore, this is being returned four layers (field, lozenge, owl and ermine spot). It cannot be as it was blazoned, as we do not charge vêtu, chapé or chaussé. The use of single ermine spots in various orientations precludes blazoning this as any type of fur.
Eleanor of Shrewsbury. Device. Gules, an open book argent bound proper, a chief rayonny argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. The chief is not clearly rayonny, nor any other line defined line of division.
Gaston LeMieux. Device. Sable, a dragon's head contourny issuant from base argent within a bordure urdy Or ermined azure.
The bordure is not in fact urdy, but rather is a cross between urdy and dovetailed. This is neither period nor blazonable, and of this must be returned for style.
Gavin MacGregor of Perth. Device. Per saltire gules and sable, a thistle Or.
This conflicts with (Fieldless) A blue thistle sable, slipped and leaved Or (Kingdom of Ansteorra, 8/81). The slipping and leaving is the major part of a thistle, by which standard changing the blossom tincture alone is not be worth a CD.
Guy of Osprey. Badge. (Fieldless) Three harts courant conjoined in annulo argent.
The "conjoining" of the harts is very odd and not at all what can be expected without seeing the emblazon. There is no good blazon which would reproduce the emblazon.
Hakon Gordon. Device. Per pale sable and Or, a reremouse displayed head to dexter, tail elongated to base between three points pointed counterchanged.
"Although all three 'points' are mentioned in heraldic tracts, in practice only the base one appears to have been used; and even in the tracts, the dexter and sinister points are described as abatements of honor, to be used separately, and not in conjunction." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR April 1992, p. 19).
Furthermore, the combination of the points, the reremouse, and the counterchanging, make this into "op art" and not heraldry.
Jasper Murtagh. Device. Chevronelly inverted argent and gules, a dragon sejant erect maintaining a sword palewise purpure.
This conflicts with Giesele Hildegaard of the Mystic Dragon Argent, a lion-tailed, fire-breathing sea dragon erect purpure., with one CD for the difference in field. Even if there was no conflict, this would have had to have been returned for the use of hot pink for purple.
Llyr ap Morgwn. Device. Argent, a wolf rampant maintaining a quill pen and a bordure embattled azure.
This conflicts with Iaroslav of the Pripet Marsh Argent, a seadog rampant within a bordure embattled azure. There is a CD between the two critters, but not substantial difference.
Lyons Montaine, Shire of. Device. Per chevron raguly sable and Or, a lion rampant gules within a laurel wreath vert.
This is being returned for the use of orange not Or for the field. Resubmitting with proper heraldic colors will take care of that problem.
Matthew James Ravenridge. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, a chevron compony Or and gules.
This is being returned for the use of brown, not gules on the chevron. Resubmitting with proper heraldic colors will take care of that problem.
Michael Lazarus of Antioch. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, a comet embowed fesswise head to sinister Or bearded argent, and three Maltese crosses gules.
This is being returned for using two radically different sizes of the same charge in the same group. The difference in sizes of the crosses are far more than artistic license.
Millesant Arizonelli. Device. Per pale vert and azure three trilliums argent.
This conflicts with a badge for the Principality of Ealdormere Gules, three trilliums argent., with only a CD for the field.
Signy Ingadottir. Device. Per chevron ermine and gules, in base a swan naiant contourny wings addorsed argent.
This conflicts with Catelin the Patient Per bend sinister engrailed purpure and plummety bendwise argent and vert, a swan naiant to sinister argent. SignyĂs swan is forced to base and CatelinĂs to chief by contrast, so position does not give a CD. This semi-addorsed wing position, halfway between close and fully elevated and addorsed, does not get a CD from either. That leaves just the one CD for the field.
Thomas Grayson of Falconridge. Device. Argent, a three-headed hydra segreant, wings elevated and addorsed, the center head breathing fire gules, maintaining in its dexter claw a sword and in its sinister claw a cross azure.
This conflict with Elayne Gwenlhian de Bellême Argent, a demi-dragon rampant contourny gules., Erich von Drachenholz Argent, a dragon segreant coward gules within an orle sable., and Bela of Eastmarch Gyronny sable and argent, a dragon rampant gules, armed and webbed vert., Martin Jäger Or, scaly sable, a seven-headed hydra rampant gules. The first should get only one CD for type (from hydra to demi-dragon contourny), the second only one CD for adding the orle and the remainder only one CD for the field. Details of the dragons, including number of heads, and maintained charges count for nothing.
Thor's Mountain, Barony of. Badge. Or, a griffin segreant to sinister and a bordure sable.
This conflicts with Principality of Northshield Or, a griffin passant within a bordure sable. There is just one CD for the change in posture from segreant contourny to passant.
Thorvald Ingvarsson. Badge. (Fieldless) A brown oak leaf bendwise sinister proper.
This is an unwarranted extension of the concept of "brown [charges] proper". This usage applies to charges which, in their natural state, would reasonably be assumed to be brown. These include objects made of leather or wood. Most animals are included as well, unless there is some obvious other natural coloration.
The question is not whether the charge could reasonably be found in nature as brown, nor if it is the only possible color. The criterion is whether, absent any further information, brown is the obvious choice. This is consistent with period heraldry's use of brown animals and inanimate objects. The word "brown" is often included in the blazon, but this is merely for clarity's sake and does not seem to be a feature of period blazons. A good test is if it is actually necessary for an accurate reproduction.
A leaf does not fall within this criterion. A reader would most likely interpret "a leaf proper" as being green. The inclusion of "brown" in the blazon is necessary for the emblazon. In the absence of any specific documentation of brown leaves in period heraldry, this must be returned.
Amanda Murray. Device. Azure, on an open scroll argent a quill pen azure.
This conflicts with Kristoff McLain Cameron (Fieldless) An open scroll argent charged with a paw print azure. There is a CD for the field, but a scroll is not eligible for the application of RFS X.4.j.ii, so there is nothing for the change of type only of the tertiary.
Aubrey Murray. Device. Or, a turtle passant vert maintaining in its mouth an arrow inverted proper.
This conflicts with Iason Vorax Or, a turtle rampant vert., and Frederic of Feolildwyn Or, a tortoise passant vert, charged upon the shell with a fret Or. The first gets only one CD for the posture of the turtle and the second gets only one CD for the tertiary; the maintained arrow counts nothing in either case.
Avram Ibn Gabirol. Household name for House of the Wandering Dragon.
The Rules for Submission (III.2.b.iv.) require that "Household names must follow the patterns of period names of organized groups of people. Possible models include Scottish clans (Clan Stewart), ruling dynasties (House of Anjou), professional guilds (Baker's Guild of Augsburg, Worshipful Company of Coopers), military units (The White Company), and inns (House of the White Hart)." Despite what was stated on the LoI, Wandering Dragon, does not follow the pattern of inns such as House of the White Hart. A white hart could be painted on an inn sign and be identifiable as such, a "wandering dragon" could not. Barring documentation of participles of this sort being used for inn names, this must be returned.
Bran Súlderc. Device. Argent, a raven's head erased sable orbed gules.
This conflicts with Holtmar of Wyrhtenatum Barry of eight and per pale Or and gules, an eagleĂs head erased sable. There is a CD for the field, but nothing between two raptorĂs heads.