Caitilín ní Mhaolchonaire. Name.
Catrina MacKinnon. Device. Purpure, three fanged teeth argent.
Cormac O’Gadhra. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Dagr Gylðir. Name and device. Argent, a bend gules between a wolf’s head erased and a lion’s head erased contourny sable.
Eibhlín ní Ghallchobhair. Device. Quarterly argent and azure, a trefoil, a bordure vert.
Gareth the Grim. Name.
Lodin of Molde. Device. Quarterly gules and azure, a cross Or overall a dragon salient maintaining a sword enflamed argent.
Paulo Mandolfo de Saucedo. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Rachel Armstrong. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Aleksei Zateev. Badge. Vert, a roundel Or, a bordure argent.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the roundel larger.
An Tir, Kingdom of. Badge for the Populace. (Fieldless) A lion's head erased contourny sable.
Note: this does not replace their current badge (also for the populace) Checky Or and argent, a lion's head caboshed sable. Both badges are for the use of the populace.
An Tir, Kingdom of. Ensign. Checky Or and argent, a dexter tierce sable.
Note: this does not replace their current ensign Checky Or and argent, a lion's head caboshed sable., but rather is another option. Note: the field checky Or and argent is grandfathered to kingdom.
Æthelfrith Hluda. Name.
Submitted as Æthelfrith se Hlud, the article in Old English, like hic and ille in Latin has a more demonstrative connotation than it does in modern English (and like the Latin adjectives can be used pronominally), and so we have dropped the article. We have changed the byname to Hluda as attested in Tenvik.
Barbara de Bayard de Montchesne. Device change. Argent, two bars vert overall two piles in point inverted gules.
Her previous device Argent, two bars vert overall two piles inverted in point between in chief two acorns inverted gules., is hereby released.
Conall Riabhach. Name and device. Vert, a fish-tailed demi-dog maintaining in its mouth a fish argent on a chief indented Or an arrow reversed sable.
Draga Drevo. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Eleanor of Leycestershyre. Name.
Elen Blade. Name and device. Per fess urdy azure and argent, in pale a sea-dragon naiant contourny argent and a rose purpure.
Elizabeth von Katzenheim. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a cat couchant contourny sable on a chief indented azure three pairs of arrows inverted in saltire argent.
She has a letter of permission to conflict from Karawin Mantell Argent a cat couchant to sinister sable and on a chief indented three pairs of needles in saltire argent. A question was raised in commentary, as whether there was a CD between needles and arrows. Given the big and bold fletching, we see no reason not to give a CD.
Elizabeth Stafford. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Esperanza Razzolini d'Asolo. Badge. (Fieldless) On a fireball Or flamed a fleur-de-lys sable.
Against Wolfgang Schwarzburg Per saltire sable and gules, on a fireball Or enflamed proper a winged cat segreant sable., there is a CD for fieldlessness, and one for the change of the coloration of the flames. since the flames are at least one half of the charge.
Frederic Badger. Name and device. Per bend sinister wavy sable and argent, a bend sinister wavy between a decrescent and a chalice all counterchanged.
Gideon de Noirville. Name.
Guinevere Morton. Name and device. Per pale azure and vert, a thistle a bordure embattled argent.
Huszar Ferenc. Name and device. Purpure, an antelope springing and on a chief Or three awls purpure
Jacobus filius Catomagli. Name and device. Argent, a winged seahorse erect sable on a chief azure three triskeles argent.
Submitted as Jacobus Mapos Catomagli, actual surviving written forms of Latin-British names from this period invariably use a Latin context for the connecting elements and grammatical endings. Therefore, we have replaced mapos with the Latin filius.
Lescelyn of Kailzie. Badge. (Fieldless) A round buckle tongue fesswise argent.
Lisette Cantalamesse. Name and device. Azure, on a bend sinister between two Latin crosses clechy Or three musical notes palewise sable.
Magnus Dracha. Name.
Found on the LoI as Magnus Drache, it was originally submitted as Magnus Dracha and changed in kingdom. Metron Ariston has provided evidence that the originally submitted form is acceptable so we have restored it to the original form.
Muirinn nic Sheáin. Name.
Submitted as Muirinn nic Seáin, the patronymic needed to be lenited. We have done so.
Myfanwy Golwynwraig Penmynydd. Name and device. Argent, a triquetra azure and a mountain of three peaks vert.
Patricia Grey. Name and device. Per pale gules and sable, in fess a horse's head erased and a swan naiant contourny wings elevated and addorsed and on a chief Or three escallops inverted sable.
Philip Langfelley. Name and device. Azure, on a bend between a dexter armored fist and a lymphad argent three mullets palewise azure, a bordure potenty argent.
Richard Sparhawk. Device. Or, a horse rampant a bordure embattled sable.
Saint Bunstable, College of. Badge. (Fieldless) A chalice purpure enflamed Or.
Against Dorcas Dorcadas Or, a goblet purpure, jeweled proper., there is a CD for fieldlessness, and one for the addition of the significant flames.
Seth Starr. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Seumas Camshronach an Lochabair. Badge. Argent, on a pentaskelion of wyvern's heads reversed sable a plate.
Tegan de Raveley. Name change from Tegan y Telynores.
Úna inghen uá Gairbháne. Name change from Killian nc Iain VcFarland and badge. (Fieldless) A feather fesswise reversed vert.
William Geoffrey the Rogue. Name (see RETURNS for device).
William von Bonn. Name and device. Per bend sinister gules and sable, a dragon segreant between three swords inverted argent.
Adriana of Trelac. Name.
Erik Wulfriksson. Name and device. Azure, a dragon's head issuant from base argent.
Gianni Arcieri. Device. Per fess azure and bendy sable and argent, a stag at gaze argent.
Laure Anne the Plaidweaver. Badge. Or, a bend sinister enarched between a cross gurgity azure and a thistle slipped and leaved proper.
Lyonete van Leyden. Name and device. Or, on a pile between two lotus flowers in profile purpure, a Greek sphinx sejant Or.
Robert Carmichael. Name.
Aithne O'Ryan. Name and device. Sable scaly, on a pile argent a decrescent sable.
Submitted as Aithne O'Riain, this combines a feminine Anglicized given name with a misspelled masculine patronymic. The correct Gaelic form of the patronymic is Ó Riain. Since, we do not mix English and Gaelic orthography in the same name, we have changed the patronymic to the Anglicized form to match the given name.
Angela Seustere. Name.
Ariel of York. Name.
Armando Ramos el Caido. Name.
Brigida Henne Rôtin. Name and device. Gyronny argent and vert, a quatrefoil counterchanged.
Submitted as Brighid Henroten, this combines Gaelic and German orthography in the same name as well as using an undocumented byname. We have substituted the German form of Bridget for the given name, and a correctly constructed German byname.
Elise Delacroix. Name.
Katrin von Düsseldorf. Name.
Meg ny Devlin. Device. Vert, a seeblat and on a chief double-arched argent three pomegranates gules.
Robert the Lost. Name.
Ulric de Dalyhel. Device. Per chevron Or and lozengy sable and Or, in chief two lions combattant gules.
Alessandra Gabrielli. Device. Azure, a bend gules fimbriated between a swan naiant and a rose Or.
Caitlin ingen Chomhghain. Name change from Catelin Cowan.
Submitted as Caitlin Cowan, this combines Gaelic and English orthography in the same name. Since having the given name be Gaelic is the most important part to the submitter, we have changed the byname to a Gaelic form.
Desdemona Polizziano. Name and device. Purpure, a garlic bulb, a chief dovetailed argent.
John Rodrick of Clan Neil. Device. Gules, two chevronels between two equal-armed Celtic crosses and a lion passant argent.
Afanasiia Volokhovna. Badge. Argent, a wolf's head erased sable within an annulet azure.
Alesia Gillefalyn. Device change. Per chevron inverted engrailed argent and sable, a rose purpure barbed and seeded proper and a lion couchant guardant Or.
Her former device Per bend argent and sable, a rose purpure barbed and seeded proper and a lion couchant guardant Or) is hereby released.
Alys Montgomerie. Badge. (Fieldless) A goblet per pale Or and sable sustained between two talbots combattant Or and sable.
Anna Sabyn of Bordeaux. Name and device. Vert, a winged lion rampant, a chief embattled Or.
Bianca Isotta Viscari. Device. Gules, a branch of mistletoe Or, berries argent, on a bordure Or three lozenges gules.
Bran Trefonin. Badge. (Fieldless) Three birds close conjoined in annulo argent.
Brianna Buchanan. Name and device. Sable, a winged wolf segreant to sinister argent, in chief three pairs of swords crossed in saltire Or.
Brianna O'Dinneen. Name and device. Argent, on a lozenge purpure a decrescent argent, a chief dovetailed sable.
Cassandra the Forlorn. Name and device. Per fess engrailed argent and sable, two crescents gules and a natural dolphin naiant argent.
Daniela Schwartzhaupt. Name and device. Vert, a domestic cat sejant between three needles bendwise sinister argent.
Dionisia de Vere. Name and device. Vert, an open book argent sustained by a hand couped at the wrist proper, on a chief Or three frogs sejant to sinister vert.
George Bowie. Name.
Glumr Kveldulfssen. Name.
Jenet Fairhaugh. Name and device. Argent, a bend between six maple leaves vert.
Marinus, Barony of. Badge for the Award of the Marlin. Per pale vert and azure, two marlins haurient respectant in chevron argent.
Nikulai Ivanovich. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Øpi Váli. Name.;;, check byname book.
Robert Drake. Name.
Rosalie of Rosethorne Castle. Badge. Purpure, a tower within an annulet of thorns argent.
Séamus Ó Cuileáin. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Signy Feilan Bjarnardóttir. Badge. (Fieldless) A turtle tergiant argent.
Síle nic Chárthaigh. Name.
Sine ní Dheaghaidh. Badge. (Fieldless) A honeybee argent.
Susanna Grey. Device. Sable, a decrescent argent, a chief vairy vert and Or.
Swieczka Kaim. Device. Per chevron sable and gules, on a demi-sun Or issuant from base, a sprig fesswise vert.
Vincenza da Gubbio. Name.
William MacGregor. Name (see RETURNS for device).
'Afra' bint Tamir al-Sahrahwayyiah. Device. Vert, a fess sable fimbriated surmounted by a domed mosque of one minaret, in canton a decrescent Or.
A question of reproducibility was raised in commentary in regards to this submission. Of particular relevance to this case are period heraldic depictions of buildings. There are, particularly in Continental heraldry, many coats incorporating everything from individual buildings up to entire cities. Even a casual examination of multiple sources will show that there was little regularity in depiction. The blazon for such charges is characteristically vague: "a church" or "a city". Clearly any variation in depiction is a matter of artistry, not heraldry.
In this case, anyone viewing the emblazon will recognize the charge as a mosque. A competent heraldic artist may not produce this particular mosque, but will presumably produce a drawing which, again, the viewers will recognize. This situation is no different from period heraldic depictions of churches.
This is a change to our normal policy of having the first registration of a charge not documented as having been used in period heraldry be the defining example of the charge. In this specific case, since the period usage of buildings varied so widely, we are comfortable with not having a defining example.
Allan Blackharp. Device. Or, an unstrung harp reversed sable a bordure embattled vert.
André de la Mer. Name.
Antón Ramirez de Andrada. Name.
Bartholomew Marchant of Studley Green. Name.
Catalina Morcilla of Villanueva de la Serena. Name.
Conall Ó Cearnaigh. Name.
Conall mac Séagháin. Name.
Submitted as Conall MacSeaghain, the submitter requested the Scots Gaelic form of his name. We have changed it accordingly.
Cristeane Regan MacNab. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Dorathea Osborne. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Eiríkr Mjksiglandi Sigurðarson. Name change from Eirikr Sigurdharson.
Submitted on the LoI Eiríkr Mjoksiglandi Sigurðarson, the LoI misspelled the descriptive. We have corrected it to match the documented form which was on the forms. His previous name Eirikr Sigurdharson, is to be retained as an alternate name.
James of Wiverneweald. Name change from James of Wiverewald.
Luciana Maria Novella Di Carlo. Name.
Manus le Dragonier. Device. Per fess purpure and Or, a cross counterchanged.
Nikolai Dmitrii Iur'ev. Name and device. Purpure, a Russian Orthodox cross and a sinister tierce Or.
Submitted as Nikolai Dmitrii Iur'ev Ivakhaik, the LoI typoed Ivakhnik for Ivakhaik. However, it is not a surname, but rather an early-period Serbian byname, and not compatible with the rest of the name. We have eliminated it in order to register the rest of the name and the armory. Please inform the submitter that we have found virtually no evidence of double given names in Russian.
Seònaid inghean Sheathain. Device. Per bend vert and azure, a bend between a thistle and a harp Or.
Ursula Messerschmitt. Name and device. Vert, a bear's head cabossed argent.
This is clear of Rebecca of Twywn, called the Demanding, Vert, a domestic cat's head affronty argent, collared and grasping in its mouth a dagger fesswise, hilt to sinister, argent hilted sable., as cited on the LoI, with one CD for type of head, and one CD for the dagger which is large enough to be a co-primary. Note: there is nothing for the collar on the cat, which is the same tincture as the head. Nice cant!
Viviana le Pryce. Device change. Argent, a peacock pavenated to base proper within a bordure purpure semy-de-lys Or.
Her former device Argent, a peacock pavenated to base proper, a bordure purpure., is hereby released.
William Jakes. Device. Argent, a stag's head couped affronty between in fess two thistles proper.
Ygraine o Gaerllion Fawr. Badge. Azure, six pavilions in annulo Or.
Gillian of Trynsaren. Device. Purpure, on a pile sable fimbriated a swan naiant wings elevated argent.
Adele Mallory. Name and device. Gules, a chevron Or between three quatrefoils argent pierced gules.
Bennet Weissentein. Device. Argent, on a bend sinister sable three towers palewise argent, a bordure embattled sable.
Catriona of Downpatrick. Device. Sable, two needles in saltire between four double roses Or and gules.
Carolingia, Barony of. Badge for the Needleworker's Guild. Or, a threaded needle and a gore sinister azure.
Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook. Badge. (Fieldless) On a woolpack gules, an alewife naiant Or.
We have kept the blazon of the fish as an alewife for the sake of the cant.
Jehan fitz Alan. Device. Lozengy Or and gules, on a pale Or fimbriated vert, three roses proper.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the fimbriation less widely.
Mahliqa bint Ali. Name.
Submitted as Mahliqa bint Ali Zibec, the only documentation for Zibec came from Arabian Nights. According to al-Jamal:
"One must be extremely careful in using any version of Alf Layla wa Layla (The Thousand Nights and One Night) as documentation for names. Many, many names in the Nights are (1) not of mere mortals, and/or (2) allegorical rather than "real" names. Additionally, the stories, while most of them are period, originate from a number of different places. In other words, not all of them are Arabic; there are Persian, Turkish, and Indian stories. As a consequence, not all of the names in them are Arabic, either, but Persian, Turkish, Indian, etc. These other languages have different ways of constructing names than does Arabic. So just because a name is found in this particular work does not mean that it is a real name or that it is constructed properly or that it may be incorporated into an otherwise Arabic name. "
He then went on to say:
"The real problems with it are that there is no evidence that I can find of its ever having been used as a name in Arabic, and the way it runs afoul of Arabic grammar in name construction.... Without any documentation that it was ever used as a name or byname in Arabic, I see no way to use zibak/zibec in a name. ...if we could overcome the name problem, the name would have to be modified in some way to conform to standard Arabic grammar for names. Arabic does not (as modern English often does) string two unmodified given names together in a row. For example, you don't find names like Muhammad Zayd, or Ali Hussein; what you find is names like Muhammad ibn Zayd, or Ali al- Hussein. If Zibak were a given name, this could most easily be done by making the name Mahliqa bint Ali ibn Zibec. (I don't find anything close to it in any of my sources.) If Zibak were documented as a byname (I think finding this as a byname would be most unlikely -- quicksilver is, after all, only another name for the element mercury, and would something akin to 'the lead' or 'the copper'), the change would be to Mahliqa bint Ali al-Zibec."
Since no documentation could be found for Zibec as a given or byname, we have dropped it.
Rachel the Goatwoman. Name and device. Argent, a fess embattled between three goats passant and a roundel sable.
Ragnarr the Frog. Badge. (Fieldless) A frog tergiant vert.
Rose Otter. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Yitzhak ibn Yoshua. Device. Or, a bear statant erect contourny maintaining a bow and on a chief sable, three harps Or.
Bacchus Wood, Canton of. Device. Or, on a wine amphora purpure a laurel wreath Or , in chief three goutes purpure.
Cecily de Montsalvy. Device. Azure, a winged unicorn passant argent, a bordure ermine.
Gerard de la Montagne. Name.
Submitted as Gerard du Montagne, the since Montagne is a feminine word, the correct prepositional form is de la. We have made this correction.
Giovannino da Vidor. Name.
Submitted as Giovannino di Vidor, the correct prepositional form with a locative is da. We have made this correction.
Gwenhwyvar of Abergavenny. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Katerina Raedaria. Device. Gules, on a bend sinister between two increscents argent, a wheel azure.
Nerissa de Saye. Device. Per pale gules and purpure, a unicorn passant regardant argent crined between three crowns Or.
This is a resubmission of a device returned in September 1997. That device was identical to this, save that the crowns were voided, as in the arms of the West. The submission was returned since crowns are not a voidable charge. In commentary, Brachet said in regards to this submission:
"It is my firm opinion that since the submitter is a Western viscountess and since other Western viscounts and viscountesses have used the Western Crown as a representation of the allowed coronet of rank in both formal and informal situations, that such registrations should be allowed under the general intent of the Grandfather Clause. This device as presently submitted is allowable, and clearly shows that the person is of royal rank, but the device as initially presented would have made it clear that the person was of Western royal rank. It is my feeling that such identification, if desired by the submitter, is commendable and should be encouraged by the allowance of an otherwise forbidden charge.
I therefore call upon Laurel to modify her stance on the voiding of crowns to allow the registration of the "Western crown" to those who might be entitled to it while disallowing the registration of "new" voided crowns."
There are two precedents relevant to the issue of whether or not we permit what is effectively a grandfather clause to submitters in the same geographical area as the group with the grandfather clause.
The first involves the rivenstar:
The commentary was strongly in favor of disallowing the rivenstar (save only to the Barony of Rivenstar, to whom it would be grandfathered), as a non-period charge. Lord Pale suggested that the charge continue to be permitted, for the sake of residents of Rivenstar who wished to show their allegiance in their armory. This suggestion would carry more weight if some Rivenstarites had ever actually registered armory with rivenstars; but according to Lord Morsulus, except for the armory of the Barony there's only one SCA registration of a rivenstar. Consequently, we have no qualms about disallowing the charge, pending evidence that it's period, or at least formed in a period manner. (Galen O'Loingsigh, August, 1992, pg. 32)
The second involves counterchanging over an ordinary:
[On a pale, a <charge>, overall a laurel wreath] Our general policy (LoAR of July 92, p.20), based on period practice, is that only ordinaries (or similarly simple charges, such as roundels) may be counterchanged across ordinaries. The laurel wreath is not a simple charge, and may not be counterchanged here. While we were tempted to be lenient in this case (considering the arms of the Shire's parent Kingdom contain a laurel wreath counterchanged across a pale), I decided that making an exception here would open a larger can of worms than I could contemplate with equanimity. (Shire of Blackmoor Keep, October, 1992, pg. 28)
Searching the ordinary, we only find two cases of a crown voided registered to an individual. Therefore, we see no reason to overturn the precedent and allow voided crowns.
Osbert of Tewkesbury. Name and device. Per chevron throughout gules and Or, two broadarrows and another inverted counterchanged.
Rory ua Riada. Badge (Fieldless) A catamount passant reguardant contourny coward purpure.
Saturninus Nonanus Fortunatus. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Alexandra dei Finocchi. Name change from Saidhbhín Anastasia Ní Dhuinn.
Her former name Saidhbhín Anastasia Ní Dhuinn, is hereby released.
Alexandra la Noire. Name and device. Gules, on a lozenge argent a rose sable, a bordure invected argent.
Alf of the High Mountain. Name.
Alyna of the Ilex. Name.
Angharad Glas. Name and device. Vert, a cauldron Or, on a chief argent, three penannular brooches inverted gules.
Arianna Selvaggio. Name and device. Purpure, a bull's head caboshed and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys vert.
Aylwin Thoraldson. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Brandr Þorfinnsson. Change from holding name Alric of Flaming Gryphon.
Cateline French. Name.
Catlin Siobhán McNulty. Badge. (Fieldless) A shamrock sable.
Celeste Dougherty. Device. Per pale vert and azure, a goat clymant argent and in chief three clarions Or.
Charles William Drummond. Name and device. Per bend Or and vert, a thistle counterchanged.
Cinnion map Liuelin map Higuel. Name and device. Azure, a comet bendwise sinister inverted between two estoiles argent.
Constantine Grayson. Name.
Dineen Berwick. Name and device. Azure, a mermaid erect flaunches argent.
Note: Dineen is her mundane name.
Dun Traigh, Canton of. Name and device. Per bend wavy Or and azure, a tower sable issuing a flame gules, and a laurel wreath Or.
Eleanor of the Inner Sea. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for device). Checky vert and Or, a cat couchant affronty argent.
The armory was submitted under the name Eleanor de Warren.
Elena de Vexin. Badge. (Fieldless) On a mullet of eight points per pale purpure and Or, a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.
Elisabeth de Gerdeston. Name and device. Argent, a saltire invected sable between four roses proper.
Emelye Stewart. Name and device. Argent, a cat couchant guardant, on a bordure sable, three mullets argent.
Felicia de Montcada. Name.
Fiacc mac Áeda. Name.
Geoffrey Fauconnet. Device. Gules, on a pile between two Latin crosses bottony argent a falcon hooded gules.
Gerard de Lisieux. Device. Per chevron paly bendy sinister sable and argent, and azure estencely argent.
Gevehard von Baden. Name.
Gunther de Bohun. Name and device. Sable, a chevron Or between two crosses crosslet fitchy and a sinister gauntlet clenched argent.
Gwendolyn Arwen des Estoilles d'Or. Device. Per pale and per saltire azure and argent, a pegasus passant contourny Or.
Gwydion ap Myrddin. Alternate name of Aethelwulf Grimsson.
Gwyneth Lynette Dennys. Name and device. Per chevron inverted vert and pean, a horse passant argent.
Hartmann von Augsburg. Device. Argent, semy of grenades sable enflamed gules, on a pale sable a man-at-arms statant affronty, his hands clasped in prayer argent.
Hawkes Keye, Marche of. Name.
Katharina von der Waldwiese. Device change. Per pale azure and Or, a Russian firebird displayed counterchanged and in chief a coronet gules, a bordure engrailed counterchanged.
Her former device Per pale azure and Or, a Russian firebird displayed counterchanged and in chief a coronet gules, all within on a bordure engrailed three roundels counterchanged., is hereby retained as a badge.
Katla Rindill Asvarðsdóttir. Name.
Kendra Legh. Device change. Argent, on a fess vert between three wolf's paw prints sable, a wolf statant guardant argent.
Her former device, Checky argent and azure, in pale two otters statant contourny and statant sable., is hereby released.
Kou no Ryuukyuuro Toshikage. Name.
Kudrun Þe Pilgrim. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Leopoldo of Tree Girt Sea. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, a chevron sable, overall a cock striking, on a chief rayonny gules five decrescents argent.
The armory was submitted under the name Talib al-Mulk ibn Hanif ibn Habib Abdul-Malik ibn Husam al-Salih al Albarrazini.
Lothar von Brandenburg. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and gules, a cross of Cleves and a bird volent a bordure engrailed counterchanged.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the bordure wider.
Marguerite Gisele Mont du Chat. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Marguerite Gisele du Chat, no evidence was presented for the form du Chat, but only for the form Mont du Chat. Since using the surname "du Chat" to indicate of the place Mont du Chat is equivalent of somebody living in the Vale of the White Horse calling themselves X of the White Horse, we have changed the byname to match the documented form.
Marian of Heatherdale. Badge. (Fieldless) Three annulets linked in fess argent, purpure, and argent.
Marien Aurele de Belvoir. Name.
Martin of Doncaster. Name and device. Argent, a cross formy gules between in fess two swords inverted sable, a base wavy azure.
Merideth ni Shionnaigh. Name.
Submitted as Merideth ni Sionnach, the byname needed to be lenited and put into the genitive. We have done so.
Morgan Goldbeter. Name and device. Gules, a pair of stag's attires within an orle of fleurs-de-lys Or.
Morgan Murphy. Name and device. Or, a bear rampant sable flaunches vert each charged with a double-bitted axe Or.
Muirghein Fhionn. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a wyvern statant between three wolf's paw prints Or.
Submitted as Muirghein Fionn, the byname needed to lenited. We have done so.
Nikodemus of Hawkland Moor. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per chevron throughout ermine and counter-ermine, two standing seraphs gules and a phoenix Or.
The armory was submitted under the name Nikodemus Sabas Victorius.
Northshield, Principality of. Order name for Order of the Pyxis and badge. (Fieldless) A cross clechy Or within and conjoined to an annulet argent.
Northshield, Principality of. Badge. Or, a pomegranate gules seeded Or, flaunches sable.
Northshield, Principality of. Order name for Order of the Crwth.
Northshield, Principality of. Order name for Award of the Hearthstead (see RETURNS for badge).
Oriana Sarsfield. Name.
Orm inn litli. Name.
Ottar Hrafnsson. Name and device. Gyronny arrondy Or and azure.
The question was raised in commentary as to whether gyronny arrondy is a CD from plain gyronny. While a chief enarched does not count for difference against a plain chief, on a field division such as arrondy we are willing to give the necessary CD.
Otto Castor. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Oweyn ap Tegwaret ab Urien. Name.
Padraig MacRaighne. Device. Per pale embattled argent and vert, two shamrocks counterchanged and a crane sable.
Pádraig MacAindreis. Name.
Patrick von Brandenburg. Name and device. Vert, on a pile raguly between in base two crosses potent argent, a brown bear rampant contourny proper.
Quintinus Alexander. Name and device. Azure, a saltire between four maple leaves Or.
Raghnil Makcreith. Name and device. Argent, on a pale vert between two sprigs of heather proper, a tower argent.
Ragnarr Bassi. Name.
Ramiro Nünez. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Randelin Durandel. Name.
Rikharðr inn Vegandi Svansson. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Roana of Brigeford. Name.
Robert Demont. Name and device. Per chevron Or and sable, a chevron between two swords in chevron and a wolf's head erased counterchanged.
Robina M'Baine of Willow Wood. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Robyn O'Connor. Name and device. Argent, a raven close contourny sable, on a chief vert a sheaf of arrows fesswise argent, and a base wavy barry wavy vert and argent.
Rodrigo de Vargas. Name and device. Per chevron azure and gules, in chief two horses passant, a bordure engrailed argent.
Rodrigo de Vargas. Badge. Per bend azure and gules, in pale three lions dormant Or.
Rosamund von Bardowiek. Name.
Sancia de Galicia. Name.
Sebastian von Drachenfels. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Shlomo Korobenik. Device. Azure, two lions combattant reguardant maintaining a star of David all between three roundels Or.
Sibán ingen Chártaig. Name.
Skapti Herjolfsson. Badge. (Fieldless) A triskelion of legs Or.
Stephan von Düringen. Device. Per chevron azure crusily and argent, in base a bear passant sable.
Please instruct the submitter on how to draw a per chevron line of division.
Stephana Relicta le Clark. Name.
Svein Magnusson the Varangian. Name.
Thorfinnr Sleggja. Name and device. Gyronny arrondy of six sable and argent a mallet and an ax in saltire gules.
Thyra Thorkillsdottir. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Tormod the Red. Device. Per chevron sable and gules, three crosses formy fitchy in chevron Or and a boar courant contourny argent.
Tristram von Rottweil. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, a stag and a sea-lion combattant, a chief triangular argent.
Urso de Mercia. Name and device. Per fess embattled Or and purpure, two hedgehogs statant counterchanged.
Ursula von Bamberg. Name and device. Sable, a bear's jambe erased, a chief rayonny argent.
Valeria Àngeli. Name and device. Per pale vert and purpure, an armored female angel displayed maintaining overhead a spear fesswise reversed, a chief Or.
Submitted as Valeria Àngeli Sforza, on the July 1997 LoAR the name Sforza was ruled to be presumptuous. While an argument was made on the LoI to overturn the precedent, no examples were presented of period use of the name outside of the royal line. Absent such evidence, the precedent cannot be overturned. We have dropped Sforza in order to register the name.
Vincent d'Amiens. Name.
Wolfram von Stuttgart. Device. Argent, a dragon segreant a bordure embattled gules.
Yamamoto Masatsugi Nobumoto. Name.
Yvon DuBois. Name and device. Argent, a chevron vert between three ravens close contourny sable, on a chief vert three fleurs-de-lys argent.
Zillah bint Uways al-Qahir. Name change from Essylt ferch Bronwen.
Anne Aliz de Bâle. Device. Sable, a swan naiant argent and a bordure fleury Or.
Brioc Morcannuc. Name and device. Azure, a vol Or.
He has a letter of permission to conflict with Kristroðr Bjarnarson, Gyronny azure and argent, a vol Or.
Brian O'Byrne. Name.
Darius of Jaxartes. Device. Per pale sable and argent, a pale counter-compony sable and argent fimbriated, in sinister chief a bull's head cabossed gules.
Jon Blackwell. Name and device. Argent, a well sable.
Kamle Kropotove. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Submitted as Kamle Kropotova, Kamle is almost certainly a variant spelling as Russian feminine names all end in -a. Thus, the name that is documented seems to be a spelling variation. To use it in this spelling, the entire name should follow the same convention of changing a terminal -a into -e. Since the "e" in this case is pronounced like the French é and thus preserves the sound the submitter wants, we have done so.
Katrin von Hohenzollern. Name and device. Argent, an eagle displayed, wings inverted sable, a double tressure and overall a bend purpure.
Submitted as Rossilin Katrin von Hohenzollern, no evidence was presented and none could be found for Rossilin as a period name of any sort. We have dropped it in order to register the name.
Keresztély Ilona. Device. Argent, a cross triparted and fretted fleury vert.
Kovach Bol'shoi. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Llwyd Emrys. Device. Gyronny Or and gules, a double-bitted axe argent, a bordure counterchanged.
His previous device Gyronny of fourteen Or and gules, a double-bitted axe argent within a bordure counterchanged., is hereby released.
Mathgamain Ó Néill. Name and device. Per bend sinister sable and argent, a bend sinister Or between a pithon contourny argent and a goutte gules.
Submitted as Mathgamain O'Nial, this mixes Gaelic and English orthographies in the same name. We have put the patronymic into Gaelic.
Michallet du Dauphiné. Device. Purpure, a winged female centaur salient contourny brandishing in her sinister hand a rapier argent and in her dexter a shield sable.
Osyth Hlyde. Name.
Submitted as Osyth Lyde, the Old English spelling of the byname would be Hlyde. We have corrected this, per the submitter's request.
Outlands, Kingdom of. Badge (see returns for Order name). (Fieldless) Two stags combatant sable sustaining between them a fleur-de-lys gules.
Outlands, Kingdom of. Change of Order name for Order of the Iron Hart and badge. (Fieldless) Two stags combatant sable sustaining between them a double headed axe Or.
The former Order name Order of the Iron Hart of the Outlands, is hereby released.
Outlands, Kingdom of. Order name for Order of Sharparrow and badge. Vert, on a pale argent endorsed Or a fire arrow sable fletched vert enflamed gules.
Submitted as Order of the Sharparrow, Sharparrow was documented as a period name. Therefore, either the inappropriate the needed to eliminated, or sharparrow split into two words. We have made the name match the documentation by eliminating the inappropriate the.
Outlands, Kingdom of. Change of Order name for Order of the Stag and badge. (Fieldless) Two stags combatant sable sustaining between them a column argent.
The former Order name Order of the Stag of the Outlands, is hereby released.
Regan Davis. Device. Argent, a horse's head erased contourny sable, a bordure vert.
Skameika Draikov. Name and device. Per chevron inverted argent and purpure semy of escarbuncles argent, in chief a wyvern displayed azure.
Submitted as Skameika Draikova, this combined a masculine given name with a feminine patronymic byname. Since Russian does not combine names in this fashion, we have changed the patronymic to the masculine form.
Vladimir Igorevich. Name and device. Or, a bear rampant gules maintaining an axe sable, on a chief indented azure three Russian Orthodox crosses argent.
Submitted as Vladimir Igorevich Ogromnyi, according to the LoI Ogromnyi is a word that means, "huge, large, big, and vast." While it does mean that, in period Russian used Bol'shoi to describe people in that way. Since the submitter will not accept Bol'shoi, we have eliminated the inappropriate usage.
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Finland, Republic of. Device change. Argent, a cross azure.
This is a more correct blazon of what is used, rather than the already protected Argent, a cross bleu-celeste., which is hereby released.
Katharine Swynford. Device. Gules, three Catharine wheels Or.
These are the arms born by Katherine Roel, better known by the name she bore during her first marriage, Katharine Swynford. Katherine was the morganatic wife of the Duke of Gaunt and it was from this marriage that the Beaufort Earls and Dukes of Somerset descended. Ultimately, this line provided legitimacy to the somewhat dubious claims of the Tudor line through the marriage of Margaret Beaufort to Edmund Tudor. Note that Katherine’s father was Sir Giles Roel or Roelt, a Flemish knight who served as Guienne King of Arms for Aquitaine in the fourteenth century and these arms appear in many period heraldic rolls.
Alfred of Greyvale. Device. Sable, on a chevron argent between a sword fesswise and a triple-towered castle Or, three flames gules.
Alfred of Greyvale. Badge. Azure semy of mascles, two chevronels braced Or, overall an orle argent.
Anne Fenton of Colchester. Name.
Aodhnait inghean mhic Chárthaigh. Device. Sable, a griffin segreant and on a chief argent three fleurs-de-lys sable.
Arnaud des Montagnes Rouges. Name and device. Per chevron vert and argent, a mountain of three peaks gules and in canton a mullet Or.
Barry Rhys the Rider. Name.
Ceridwen of Esterfen. Device. Argent, on a bend gules a cat sejant affronty palewise argent.
Erich Rotbart von Mittenwald. Name change from Erich Rotbart.
Felix MacAvady. Device. Or, seven cats paw prints two, three, and two sable.
Guinevere Whitehorn. Name and device. Per bend azure and sable, a stag’s attires argent.
Johann von Drachenfels. Name change from Eoin Toirr an Dhragoin.
Katelyne Withroses. Name.
Krysta MacIntyre. Name change from Krysta of Starfall.
Rolf of Esterfen. Device. Argent, on a bend vert a paw print palewise argent.
Rowan Leah. Badge. Vert, a chevron abased and in chief a bird volant wings addorsed argent.
Rowan the Weaver. Name and device. Argent, a dolmen azure and in base a thistle proper.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:
Cormac O’Gadhra. Device. Vert, three drinking horns palewise and on a chief argent, a lion passant gules.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn this is neither field a chief, nor per fess.
Paulo Mandolfo de Saucedo. Device. Argent, a wolf rampant azure.
This conflicts with Gillian Starke of Aberdeen Argent, a wolf rampant azure maintaining a gillyflower azure slipped and leaved vert, a bordure vert. There is but one CD for the bordure.
Rachel Armstrong. Device. Per pale vert and argent, in bend three wolf’s paw prints counterchanged.
This conflicts with Greyes Oddson Per pale vert and argent, a paw print counterchanged. There is just one CD for number of charges.
Damietta di Carnevale. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation for the given name. The LoI tried to construct Damietta as an Italian variant of the French name Damia. While they did show examples of the formation of Italian names ending -etta from names ending -ia, no evidence was shown that Damia was a given name in Italy. This is relevant since Damietta is in fact a well-known geographic name, used both for a branch of the Nile and for an ancient town on that branch almost a hundred miles north of Cairo. Therefore, barring documentation of Damia as a period given name in Italy, we are forced to return this name.
Draga Drevo. Device. Vert, a hurst of three trees blasted argent and on a bordure argent a semy of alternating leaves and the letter s fesswise vert.
This is being returned for a redraw. The charge on the bordure is not really blazonable. It is not clearly a vine or a semy of ivy leaves.
Elizabeth Stafford. Device. Purpure, a seal sejant and on a chief Or three harps purpure.
This is being returned for a redraw. The primary charge is not clearly a seal, or any other charge.
Fionualla ní Chába. Name.
This is being returned for the use of an out of period given name. Fionualla is a modern, post-reform spelling of Fionnghuala (see O'Corrain & Maguire p.103). The submitted spelling would not have been used before the 20th century. Strictly speaking ní Chába is not a feminine equivalent of Mac Cába -- it would be the equivalent of ó Cába which is unattested. If Mac Cába was actually being used as a hereditary family surname by Gaelic-speaking people, this is a case where the feminine equivalent would be inghean mhic Chába (modernly shortened to nic Chába).
Gorandookht Mamigonian. Device change. Gules, two lions statant guardant respectant, both gorged of the same leash, and a pomegranate slipped and leaved Or.
This conflicts with Aquitaine Gules, a lion passant gardant Or. There is only one CD for changing the number of primary charges. The difference in type of less than one half of the charges is not worth a CD, nor is the addition of the leash.
Liesl von Katzenheim. Name.
The name is being returned for lack of documentation on the given name. No documentation was presented to show that Liesl is a period given name and none could be found. Barring such documentation the name must be returned.
The armory was registered under the holding name Elizabeth von Katzenheim.
Seth Starr. Device. Per fess argent and gules, a rose sable between in fess a scimitar inverted and a scimitar Or in chief a goutte de sang.
This is being returned for a redraw. The "rose" is not clearly a rose; it is closest to a cabbage, though not clearly a cabbage either.
Walram von Laufenberg. Badge. (Fieldless) A flame gules, winged argent, surmounted by the blade of a sword proper.
While blazoned on the LoI as (Fieldless) Between a pair of wings argent a sword proper blade enflamed gules., we have reblazoned to more accurately reflect the emblazon, as "Period enflamed has a few gouttes of flame scattered around the edge of the charge being enflamed. Where the flame completely surrounds an object, that object is said to be 'on a flame.'" (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR May 1992, p. 26). "We don't permit flaming fimbriation in Society armory." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, 24 July 1993 Cover Letter (with the June 1993 LoAR), pp. 5-6).
This means that this must be returned for violating our rules on overall charges in fieldless badges. They are only permitted where the area of intersection is small, which is not the case in this instance.
William Geoffrey the Rogue. Device. Ermine, a wingless griffin segreant contourny a bordure sable.
This conflicts with Helmut zu Jülich Quarterly gules and Or, a lion rampant contourny within a bordure sable., As drawn there is no visual difference between the wingless griffin and the lion.
David de Robertson. Name.
To quote the LoAR of 9/93, which deals with this issue of a submitter’s S.C.A. name vs. the mundane name,"This submission raised the question of how much difference is needed between the SCA and mundane names. In the LoAR of November 1992, I returned us to our previous standard of non-identity: `The minimum change (the one regarded as a loophole by liberals and conservatives alike) is probably the addition or deletion of a single syllable (e.g. John Smith to John the Smith).' [LoAR of April 1985]. Any changes smaller than a single syllable may not be sufficient; they must be argued case by case." David de Robertson should thus be clear of his mundane use name David Robertson, or his stated full mundane name David Lee Robertson.
Unfortunately, the de does not make sense before a patronym like Robertson. (David of son of Robert?) Removing the de would make the name close to a presumed use name" of David Robertson. As per the LoAR of 1/92 p.19 we check for conflict against all reasonable permutations of the legal name: It may not be the name she commonly uses, but it is legally available to her to be used at any time, and is therefore (one of her) legal name(s)." Dropping a middle name is a very standard permutation of a legal name to form a legal use name. Thus, we must conclude that even though his mundane name is David Lee Robertson, he would have David Robertson as a legal name as well, and thus the S.C.A. name David Robertson would conflict.
The proposed Daibhidh de MacRaibeirt also suffers from a grammatically nonfunctional de. The de will have to be removed here, as well. Daibhidh MacRaibeirt should be clear of any of the mundane use names, as we have had a significant sound change in the byname.
Another possibility would be to use Roberton which is a locative surname. Black cites Steven de Roberton from 1296, John de Robertun from 1390, Stephen de Roberton from 1408, John de Robertoun from 1440. David de Roberton would be a registerable form.
Since we do not wish to choose for the submitter which option to take, we are returning this so he can choose.
Lorraine de Monteclair. Name and device. Vert, a cross of Lorraine fleury and a bordure indented points fleury Or.
This was an appeal of a September 1997 return for using Lorraine, which is a locative, as a given name. The appeal says:
"Lorrain, Lorraine: a rare French matronym as well as a surname based on well-known place name [page 397 in Les Noms de Famille de France]." The argument is made that, since a matronymic was built by making a surname from a mother's name, that would indicate that it was used as a given or first name, even if only rarely.
Unfortunately, the submitter is mistaken. A matronym may not (indeed, it often does not) take the same form as the given name from which it is derived. Indeed, Lorraine may very well be a matronym derived from the given name Lora or something very similar. That would make Lora an acceptable given name, but not Lorraine. Furthermore, Hanks and Hodges state that Lorraine as a given is a transferred usage from the locative surname and that it did not come into use until the nineteenth century even in Scotland where Lorrain in various forms was popular as a surname from the twelfth century on. Barring documentation that Lorraine was actually used as a given name in period, it must be returned.
The armory is being returned for using two different complex lines of division: indented and fleury. Such have been disallowed in the past:
[A chief triangular embattled] "With _very_ rare exceptions (e.g. in combination with enarched lines), the use of two or more complex lines on the same charge is confusing and unattested in period armory. (Wavy raguly? Embattled rayonny? I think not.) In this case, the chief could be either embattled or triangular --- but not both." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR December 1992, p. 20).
We see no reason, barring period evidence, to overturn this precedent.
Alesia Gillefalyn. Badge. (Fieldless) A lion courant guardant Or holding in its mouth a rose purpure slipped and leaved vert.
This conflicts with Conrad von Hammerbourg, Per chevron rayonny sable and gules, in base a catamount herissony proper., with one CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for position against a fieldless badge, and nothing for the minor change in position.
Catherine Delacroix. Badge. (Fieldless) Four ankhs conjoined in cross Or.
This conflicts with Launcelot de Westwood Azure, a cross botonny fitchy Or., with one for fieldlessness, but nothing for type since the fitching of the cross is worth nothing and this cross is about halfway between a cross-crosslet and a cross bottony, which itself is actually just a fossilized difference in blazon for poorly drawn examples of the cross crosslet. If an ankhs was used in period armory we might have ruled differently, but since it is not a period charge, it loses the benefit of the doubt.
Conall Ruadh Mag Fhionnain. Device. Per pale argent and azure, two serpents glissant respectant, conjoined at the snout and belly, counterchanged gules and Or.
This is being returned for violating RfS VII.7.b by being in an unblazonable position. The submitted blazon does not accurately reproduce this emblazon, and no one in the college was able to come up with an acceptable blazon that could.
Dálkr Hálftroll Snjolfsson. Device resubmission. Sable, a horse's skull affronty Or, flaunches argent estencely gules.
This is a resubmission of the same device which was returned November 1997 for a redraw because the horse's skull was unidentifiable. Unfortunately, it was the overwhelming conclusion of both the college and the people attending the roadshow where this was discussed that this is still unidentifiable, carefully drawn as it is. This compels us to the conclusion that the horse’s skull does not have such clearly distinguishing features as to make it acceptably identifiable for heraldic use. The human skull used in Society and mundane heraldry is a clearly defined charge as immediately identifiable as a bend or a sword. (Consider how instantly children who have never taken an anatomy course identify it at Halloween!) The Society has extended definitions of skulls to certain beasts where there are secondary characteristics that clearly identify the type of head whence the skull derived. For instance, the ram’s skull is identified by its distinctive horns, as are the elk’s skull, the bull’s skull, the deer’s skull, etc. The few exceptions to that rule occurred almost twenty years ago, before standards for identifiability were so clearly defined. Even so, the major exception, the wolf’s skull registered to Vargskol Halfblood passed in the confusion of the great Heraldicon of 1979, the source of many of the most solecistic items we see in the Armorial today. In judging this, we have to ask what features uniquely identify a horse’s head from any other head and ask how clearly those transfer when the soft tissue is removed. Unfortunately, almost all of the features, except the length of the upper jaw, disappear entirely when head becomes skull. Therefore, the skull is not identifiable.
Dálkr Hálftroll Snjolfsson. Badge. Or, a horse's skull gules between flaunches sable.
This is a resubmission of the same badge which was returned November 1997 for a redraw because the horse's skull was unidentifiable. Unfortunately, it was the overwhelming conclusion of both the college and the people attending the roadshow where this was discussed that this is still unidentifiable, carefully drawn as it is. This compels us to the conclusion that the horse’s skull does not have such clearly distinguishing features as to make it acceptably identifiable for heraldic use. The human skull used in Society and mundane heraldry is a clearly defined charge as immediately identifiable as a bend or a sword. (Consider how instantly children who have never taken an anatomy course identify it at Halloween!) The Society has extended definitions of skulls to certain beasts where there are secondary characteristics that clearly identify the type of head whence the skull derived. For instance, the ram’s skull is identified by its distinctive horns, as are the elk’s skull, the bull’s skull, the deer’s skull, etc. The few exceptions to that rule occurred almost twenty years ago, before standards for identifiability were so clearly defined. Even so, the major exception, the wolf’s skull registered to Vargskol Halfblood passed in the confusion of the great Heraldicon of 1979, the source of many of the most solecistic items we see in the Armorial today. In judging this, we have to ask what features uniquely identify a horse’s head from any other head and ask how clearly those transfer when the soft tissue is removed. Unfortunately, almost all of the features, except the length of the upper jaw, disappear entirely when head becomes skull. Therefore, the skull is not identifiable.
Giovanni Rocco. Badge. Azure, three bendlets Or, overall a tower argent.
This conflicts with Anne of the White Tower Sable, a tower argent., as cited on the LoI. It was not unusual for barry or paly fields in period to be drawn with an odd number of traits (which we'd blazon as bars or palets); see, for example, the arms of Mouton (Multon, Moleton) found both as Barry argent and gules and Argent, three bars gules (;;;DBA, pp 59, 88; Foster, p. 145). The same thing is found in the arms of von Rosenberg, whose Per fess field has in base either three bends or bendy depending upon the artist's whim (Siebmacher, p. 8; Neubecker and Rentzmann, p. 290). Even when the distinction is worth blazoning, it's worth no difference.
Mieszko Zielénski. Badge. Per bend azure and vert, a bend between two roundels argent.
This conflicts with Ailith of Sarum Per bend azure and vert, a bend between a cross crosslet and a sprig argent., with only one CD for the type of secondaries.
Nikulai Ivanovich. Device. Per chevron argent and vert, in chief a fox courant to sinister gules.
This conflicts with Sherry Foxwell (Fieldless) A fox herissony to sinister gules., as cited on the LoI. There is one CD for fieldlessness, but nothing for the slight change in posture.
Séamus Ó Cuileáin. Device. Vert, a cross formy rounded Or within a stag's attires, a bordure raguly argent.
While blazoned on the LoI as a cross formy rounded, there is no such cross. One commentor suggested that this be reblazoned as a cross alisée. The cross alisée is a roundel with four narrow wedges, with straight sides, in saltire cut not quite to the center. In this proposed design the ‘cross’ has four wedges, with slightly curved sides, in saltire cut not quite to the center. This is neither a cross formy not a cross alisée, but a hybrid of the two.
However, a cross looking like the one submitted above has been submitted before, though not by the same person, during the tenure of Master Bruce as Laurel. At that time he said.
"[A cross "formy convexed"] This badge had been returned on the LoAR of May 92 for lack of documentation on the type of cross. (It had been blazoned in the previous submission as a cross formy globate, which term we couldn't find in any of our references.) The submitter has appealed that return, providing evidence of this cross as an artistic motif on a suit of armor c.1630. The term "convexed", referring to the bulge of the outer edges of the cross's limbs, is documented in Elvin's Dictionary of Heraldry. Unfortunately, my main concerns about this cross remain unaddressed. Its not readily blazonable: as drawn, it resembles a roundel with four semi-elliptical notches, not a variant of a cross formy. Its been documented only to within our 50-year "grey area", and only as an artistic motif, not an heraldic charge. The only terms that adequately describe it are found in a 19th Century work, compiled by an author whose lack of scholarship is legend. I simply have no grounds for believing this cross to be compatible with period heraldic style.
This cross has been submitted before, and returned for the above reasons; v. Jamys Ellyn Rothesay of Bannatyne Hall, LoAR of Sept 92, p.49. I'm tempted, I admit, to simply give the cross its own SCA name. (In the immortal words of Baldwin of Erebor, "Spring is in the air, and the fit is upon me; let me name but one cross before I die!") But this would do no service to the heralds and scribes who will follow us; we need some assurance that any blazon we devised would be reconstructible. In this case, at the very least we need to find this cross mentioned by name in some accessible reference. Failing that, or better evidence that its a period motif, I must continue to return it. (Stanislaw Jan Ossolinski, March, 1993, pg. 28)"
Since no evidence has been presented for this cross, we see no reason to overturn this precedent.
Una of Aire Faucon. Badge. Gules, a bend embowed-counterembowed between two bears statant argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. While the bend was emblazoned as embowed-counterembowed, the embowing was so slight to be barely seen. The embowing must be drawn more boldly.
William MacGregor. Device. Ermine, on a pale sable a dexter gauntlet clenched apaumy Or.
This conflicts with Karl Adler der Reisender Lozengy gules and Or, on a pale sable, a dexter gauntlet appaumy argent., which gets a CD for the field but nothing for tincture only of the tertiary (the clenching is an artistic detail which does not contribute difference).
Bjorn Pile of the Wode. Device. Vert, a bear dormant Or atop a fascine fesswise argent, a bordure dovetailed Or.
As this is not simple armory by the standards of RFS X.2 (there are three different types of charge on the field), it is in conflict with Morgan of Lorraine Vert, in pale a mullet of eight points Or and a sword proper, a bordure dovetailed Or. There is only a CD for the (admittedly substantial) difference in the primary charges.
Even if there had not been a conflict we would have returned this for a redraw, as the primary charges as drawn were not recognizable.
Cristeane Regan MacNab. Device. Per chevron checky sable and argent and gules, in base a unicorn rampant argent collared and fettered of a broken chain Or.
This conflicts with Janusch der Wasserman Azure maily Or, a unicorn salient argent., registered January, 1998. There is a CD for the field, but Cristeane's unicorn's placement is forced by the field, and therefore gives no difference.
Dorathea Osborne. Device. Or, a gillyflower gules slipped and leaved vert.
This conflicts with The Emperor of Japan Dark, a sixteen petaled chrysanthemum, light. In September, 1996 Laurel returned A gillyflower quarterly gules and azure., for conflict with the Emperor of Japan, therefore by precedent there is not a CD between the two flowers. Also by precedent there is not a CD for slipping the flower.
Elisabeth Borden. Device. Azure, two candles burning at both ends in saltire between four tau crosses argent.
This is being returned because while the LoI stated the given name is registered, it is not registered, and every submission is registered to an SCA name. Furthermore, no funds have been received for a name submission. Note: this name is not registerable because it conflicts with Lizzie/Lizbeth Borden of Massachusetts, who was accused (but acquitted) of killing her mother and father with an axe.
Rose Otter. Device. Argent, a cross fusilly azure.
This conflicts with the flag of Finland Argent, a cross a azure., with one CD for adding the complex line of division to the cross.
Brennan Halfhand. Device. Argent, an eagle stooping and on a bordure vert four oak leaves in cross argent.
This eagle is twisted into a posture which is neither striking (which should have the body angled upwards with the head and feet reaching down) nor stooping (diving downwards), but somewhere in between (literally: it appears to be just pulling out of its dive and starting to rotate its feet to grab the prey, but hasn't completed the motion.) This blurs the distinction between two things considered a CD apart. The specific posture of this bird cannot adequately be described by any standard blazonry term.
Caterina Ruzzini. Badge. Gules, three Catharine wheels Or.
This conflicts with the badge of Katherine Roel, added to our protected list this month, who was better known by the name she bore during her first marriage, Katharine Swynford.
This was pended from the January 1998 LoAR.
Gwenhwyvar of Abergavenny. Device. Vert, a stag at gaze Or and a base embowed sable.
This is being returned for violating RfS VIIII.2.a, which deals with the rules of tincture, by having a color charge on a color field.
Saturninus Nonanus Fortunatus. Device. Purpure, a compass star of four mascles fretted Or, a tierce lozengy Or and sable.
This is a resubmission of a return August 1997 for a redraw and conflict. While the submitter has redraw the submission which eliminated one problem, and added a peripheral, which has eliminated the conflict, however, since his new drawing is not the same as the old one, new problems have been introduced.
First, the design requires that the mascles be of different sizes, which violates our rules. Second, a design must be able to be recreated by a competent herald from the blazon alone, and the emblazon must be subject to adequate blazoning. This design does not satisfy that requirement.
Aylwin Thoraldson. Device. Per chevron azure and sable, in chief a Latinate Celtic cross and in base an increscent and a decrescent argent.
Since no miniature was included on the LoI, this must be returned for violating V.B.2.e of the Administrative Handbook.
Cecily de Kenton. Device. Per bend sinister crusily flory counter-crusily flory azure and Or.
This device has two problems, either of which, in and of itself, is grounds for return. First, this is an invented field division, based on the model of flory-counterflory. Unfortunately we have been able to find but a single example of flory-counterflory being used in period armory. A line of division based on an exemplar that was used but a single time in period armory, is too far from period practice to be registered in the SCA.
Secondly, this submission is being returned for unidentifiability. The line of division is unidentifiable from any distance.
Dyddanwy Canwr. Name.
This is being returned for lack of a documentable given name. While the LoI tried to construct Dyddanwy from Harpy's articles on constructing Welsh names, you cannot just randomly take one from column A and one from column B and come up with a valid Welsh given name.
Eleanor de Warren. Name.
This is an aural conflict with Eleanor de Wardon. The armory was registered under the holding name Eleanor of the Inner Sea.
Elizabella Marchant. Device. Per chevron ployé azure and argent, two roses argent and a Lacy knot purpure.
While blazoned in the above manner on the LoI, with the outer edges of the line of division meeting the sides of the shield above the fess line, this is Argent, chapé ployé azure..." However, that means that the chapé is charged, which is not allowed.
Kudrun Þe Pilgrim. Device. Azure, a peregrine falcon maintaining in its dexter talon an open book argent.
This is being returned for lack of paperwork. No device form was included in the packet.
Marguerite Gisele Mont du Chat. Device. Argent, a natural panther couchant sable, on a chief azure, a decrescent between two mullets Or.
This conflicts with Ruben ben Yosef the Khazar Argent, a catamount courant sable, on a chief azure, three stars of David Or., and Cerdic MacAoidh Argent, an ounce rampant queue forchy sable spotted Or on a chief azure three increscents Or., with a CD for the posture of the feline, but the unlike tertiaries on this submission disqualify it from RFS X.4.j.ii.
Nikodemus Sabas Victorius. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation on the name. All documentation that does not come from Laurel’s approved ‘no-photocopy list’ must include the title page of the book, the reverse of the title page (including title, author and publisher), and the page the name is found on. If the documentation comes from the Laurel website, the URL must be printed on each page of the documentation. The armory was registered under the holding name Nikodemus of Hawkland Moor.
Northshield, Principality of. Badge. Per fess embattled sable and argent masoned sable, in chief a candle argent enflamed proper in a candlestick Or.
This conflicts with Lorelei of Lockehaven Per pale azure and Or, a candle argent, sconced sable, enflamed proper, fimbriated counterchanged. The candlestick is less than half the charge in both cases, in which case its tincture gives no CD. Fimbriation also contributes nothing, so the field CD is the only one.
Northshield, Principality of. Badge. (Fieldless) An owl displayed argent maintaining in its talons an annulet Or.
This conflicts with House of Este Azure, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or., Poland Gules, an eagle displayed argent crowned Or., and Vladimir ap Gwynne Counter-ermine, an eagle displayed argent, armed Or, clutching a wild rose proper. Each gets just a single CD for the field and nothing for the held charges and other artistic details.
Otto Castor. Device. Argent, in pale atop a dolmen sable a beaver rampant proper maintaining in its sinister forepaw a vajhra gules.
As drawn, this conflicts with Darcy Graham, Argent, an otter (lutra lutra) erect guardant proper, maintaining an escallop inverted gules., with a CD for the dolmen, but nothing for the difference between a beaver and an otter or for the maintained charges.
Ramiro Nünez. Device. Per bend sinister sable and purpure, a bend sinister bevelled argent.
This is not "bevilled" as discussed (at length) by Laurel in the August 1992 LOAR. While the line of fracture is properly vertical, the examples cited by Laurel show the lower portion being elevated, rather than the upper one as in this submission. Unless period evidence (and a name) for this particular shift is obtained, this must be returned.
Rikharðr inn Vegandi Svansson. Device. Per saltire checky gules and argent and Or, in fess two battle axes sable.
This is being returned for not using a heraldic tincture. While blazoned on the LoAR as gules, in fact orange was used, which is not the same as gules. While not, per say, grounds for return, please use yellow and not gold for Or.
Robina M'Baine of Willow Wood. Device. Per pale purpure and vert, a fox sejant erect affronty argent playing a transverse flute Or.
This conflicts with Wolfangus MhicMarighdhin Azure, a wolf sejant erect affronty, forepaws spread in fess, argent, maintaining a basket-hilted broadsword and a targe Or. There is one CD for the field, but nothing for the held charges or between the two canines.
Sebastian von Drachenfels. Device. Per pale sable and argent two wyverns combattant and three chevronels braced counterchanged.
This is being returned for a redraw. The chevronels are draw so small that they are effectively peripherals, and not true primaries, which is what they should be.
Skraeling Althing, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Friendship of the Hare. (Fieldless) On a heart gules, a hare salient contourny argent.
While blazoned on the LoI as (Fieldless) On a heart gules, a hare salient contourny argent., since a heart is considered standard shape for armorial display, the submission is considered as Gules, a hare salient contourny argent. As such it conflicts with Enid Aurelia of the Tin Isles Gules, a hare salient to sinister argent within a delf voided and fracted in cross Or., with one CD for the addition of the delf.
Talib al-Mulk ibn Hanif ibn Habib Abdul-Malik ibn Husam al-Salih al Albarrazini. Name.
This is being returned for multiple problems with the name. To quote from al-Jamal's letter of comment:
"N + al-Mulk", among others, were sultanic names, "bestowed upon princes, statesmen, generals and high officers of state by the Caliph as titles, and hence such laqabs are generally unique to an individual." It is my opinion that such "titles" are not appropriate for SCA usage. (Not to mention the fact that "Student of the Kingdom" does not make much sense as a laqab. Most were along the lines of "Light of the Faith, Defender of the State", Light of the Religion", "Order[er] of the Kingdom", "Sword of Islam", and so on.) If the submitter will accept changes, the problem with this part of the name could most easily be solved by simply dropping "al-Mulk", since Talib is documented as a given name (an ism) in period. ... I can find no documentation for the use of Salih with the article (al-). It is true that some names were used both ways; examples given in the KWHS article include Rashid and al-Rashid, Hasan and al-Hasan, Anbar and al-Anbar, and Fadl and al-Fadl. I do not find al-Salih, however, only Salih. But we cannot simply drop the article, because that leaves the name with two isms in a row, a condition which does not occur in Arabic names. Finally, Albarrazin appears to be a Spanish version (just as El Poema de Mio Cid is in Spanish) of a placename, not an Arabic one.... I cannot support al-Albarrazini at all."
Based on this commentary from al-Jamal, we must return this name for major reworking.
The armory was registered under the holding name Leopoldo of Tree Girt Sea.
Thomas Lancaster. Name.
This is being returned for conflict with Thomas Lancaster, Earl of Lancaster 1277-1322 and grandson of Henry III. Since he has his own entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, he is considered important enough to protect.
Thora Grimsdóttir. Name.
The patronymic as submitted was spelled Grimsdóttir, with an accent over the o. However, the standard Norse patronymic would be Grímsdóttir with accents over the i and the o. The standard English representation would be Grimsdottir with no accents. Therefore, either an accent needs to be added to the i, or the one over the o needs to be eliminated. Since the client permits no changes, we are forced to return this name.
Thyra Thorkillsdottir. Device. Gyronny arrondy vert and Or, a Lisbjerg gripping beast sable.
This was an appeal of a Laurel return of 12/95. In the return Laurel stated:
"The Lisbjerg gripping-beast seems to have been registered only once, in March 1978 to Bjorn of Havok. In the November 1986 LoAR a `borre-style gripping beast' was returned in part because `[t]he gripping beast is not a consistent heraldic charge which could reliably be rendered by a competent heraldic artist'. Such appears also to be the case with the Lisbjerg gripping beast. Indeed, no one was able to find a source for it outside the Pictorial Dictionary, which is, it must be remembered, but a compilation of charges which have been registered in the SCA even if only, as with this charge, once. Given the obscurity of the charge, its difficulty of reproduction from the blazon, and the fact that it has not been registered since the time of the original registration some 17 years ago, we do not feel that it remains appropriate for registration in the SCA."
The appeal says:
"We point out that the creature considered in the 11/86 return was not a Lisbjerg gripping beast but a borre-style gripping beast. There was thus no explicit prohibition against the Lisbjerg gripping beast prior to this decision. We also note the following from the 4/94 LoAR (registering Hrólfr bláskegg Rgnvaldzson, Per pale sable and gules, a Norse Jelling beast argent within a bordure Or.): For better or worse, the currently defined, already-registered Norse beasts continue to be acceptable. As the Jelling beast is one of those, we did not feel that we could reasonably deny it here." As the Lisbjerg gripping beast is a type of Norse beast (and was defined and already-registered), it would seem that at the time of the client’s prior submission this Laurel precedent specifically allowed the beast to be registerable. We note that the current crop of Norse beasts remain registerable to this day (most recently registered, without comment, to Malachai Halfdan Brightskull in 2/95). The usual policy, which had been firmly rooted until a few years ago, was that charges not previously announced as unacceptable would be allowed a final registration. As a reminder, in 9/96 Laurel registered the final Donnelly knots, despite the fact that none had been registered since their original registration in 4/75. A situation very analogous to the current one. After reviewing these facts the Middle Kingdom College agrees with the client that, absent a specific prohibition of an otherwise acceptable charge, her submission should have been given the typical consideration and granted a final registration of the Lisbjerg gripping beast. "
The main point behind the appeal is whether or not charges previously announced as unacceptable would be allowed a final registration. The submitter and the CoH of the Middle contend that they are.
Unfortunately, while it is, in our opinion, a good thing to allow a charge a final registration, Laurel is not bound by that practice. As we stated to the College before we became Laurel, appeals must show evidence that Laurel's decision was wrong, not just that the person disagreed with Laurel's decision. In this case, there is no evidence that Laurel's decision was wrong, since the return was made within Laurel's purview.
Furthermore, even if Laurel had not been within his rights to return a submission without previous notice, in fact previous notice had been given. The Lisbjerg gripping beast is actually just a variety of the Borre-style gripping beasts which were banned in 11/86, and therefore the Lisbjerg gripping beasts were banned at the same time.
Finally, after the October 1998 Laurel meeting we will no longer register zoomorphic beasts of any kind.
Kamle Kropotove. Device. Ermine, a brown bull of Saint Luke passant guardant proper winged, armed and unguled sable, haloed gules.
While we register brown beasts proper if the animal is found naturally brown, such as a brown rabbit, or a brown hound, this is not a beast, but rather a monster, because of the wings and halo. Since monsters do not have proper coloration, they cannot be brown. Note: while blazoned on the LoI as an ox, the monster was clearly a bull, and not an ox.
Kovach Bol'shoi. Device. Or, a tree eradicated proper between in two dragons combattant, that to dexter sable and that to sinister gules.
Withdrawn by submitter.
Outlands, Kingdom of. Order name for Order of the Flower of the Desert.
The name is being returned for non-period style. As stated in the return for the Order name of Desert Flower of the Outlands "... problem is that the OED has no example of this kind of attributive use of desert earlier than 1750. Without evidence for the period use of desert as a modifier meaning `found in or associated with the desert' the name must be returned." This name is being returned for the same reason.
Roderick Conall MacLeod. Device. Quarterly sable and azure, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points and a bordure rayonny Or.
This conflicts with Mikhaela Straif Gyronny of six vert and argent, a sun within a bordure rayonny Or. There is a CD for the changes to the field, but nothing for the difference between a sun and a multi-pointed mullet.
Sheela Marcq. Device. Per pale azure and argent, a catamount statant erect argent maintaining a staff Or and a unicorn statant erect contourny purpure maintaining a staff palewise proper.
This is being returned for violating RfS XI.3 on marshalling. Charges on either side of a per pale line of division must be the same to avoid the appearance of impaled arms.
Volker Ælfwine sunnu. Name.
No evidence was presented, and none could be found for Volker as a given name. Absence such documentation the name must be returned.
The following item is pended to the July 1998 meeting.
Anne Brittney Chanteclair. Name and device. Quarterly vert and sable, a triskele Or between three mullets of seven points argent.
The name and device were sent out of kingdom on a January 1998 LoI from Caid. In March 1998 the name Anne de Vere of Brittany, was sent out of kingdom on a Caid LoI. The submitter is the same person. She prefers the name Anne de Vere of Brittany. Therefore, we are pending the name and device decision until the July 1998 meeting, where the paperwork can be sorted out.