Anne Lovelace. Name.

Helevisa de Horsmonden. Device. Per bend gules and azure, in bend three hearts bendwise Or.

Lí Ban ingen Echtigeirn. Name and device. Argent, three horses passant in annulo sable.

Submitted as Lí Ban ingen Eachthiarna, the byname did not use a correct genitive form. We have changed it to be grammatically correct.

Luciana Fleuriet. Name and device. Per chevron inverted gules and Or, a sea lion erect argent and two roses proper.

Michael the Big. Device. Argent, a squirrel sejant erect contourny maintaining an acorn azure, a bordure gules.

Mikill Óláfr Bjarnarson. Device. Per fess azure and vert, a bear sejant erect argent maintaining by the point a dagger inverted proper, an orle Or.

Rycharde de Northewode. Name and device. Per pale sable and Or, a fir tree couped counterchanged.

Solveig Tryggvadottir. Badge. Per pale sable and Or, in cross four birds migrant beaks conjoined counterchanged.

Tadgg h-úa Faelan. Name.

Submitted as Tadc ÓhAoláin, the submitter requested an authentic 7th century name. We have therefore changed the name to an early form.

Tangwystyl verch Rhiwallon Ogwr. Badge. (Fieldless) A double rose per pale azure and Or.

Tir Bannog, Shire of. Device. Per fess indented argent and sable, a bear statant and a laurel wreath counterchanged.


Adelicia Tagliaferro. Name change from Adelicia Gilwell.

Her old name is released.

Aeschine O'Donley. Name and device. Vert, a cat passant and a chief triangular argent.

Agripina Argyra. Alternate name Gillian Esmond of Dragon's Ley.

This was accidentally released in November 1999.

Anna von Eltz. Name.

On the LoI Eltz was only documented as a river name, and no evidence was given that the construction von <river name> was used as a byname in period. However, people present at the Pelican meeting happened to remember an earlier submission where Eltz was documented as the name of a 12th century castle on the river Mosel, in Germany. We can, therefore, register the name.

Birgitta Frenzl. Name and device. Per chevron argent and Or, on a chevron embattled counter-embattled vert five roses argent.

Caterina Nadalini. Name.

Chandranath Mitra. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules, a decrescent argent.

We are not entirely convinced that this name is a period Indian name. However, the submitter has provided enough documentation that we are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially considering how limited our sources for Indian names are.

Dolfin of Cork. Name and device. Azure, two natural dolphins haurient addorsed argent and Or.

Donatien Delaborde. Device. Per fess argent and azure, two weasels statant counterchanged.

Blazoned on the LoI as ferrets, the creatures on the emblazon do not have ferret's tails, which are narrow with a tuft at the end. Instead, these creatures have the thick fuzzy tail of the weasel. As there is an artistic if not heraldic difference, we have changed the blazon to match the emblazon.

Duncan MacDougall of Mendersham. Device. Or, a unicorn rampant gules.

Nice armory!

Eibhlín MacEogan. Name and device. Per bend wavy azure and Or, a natural dolphin naiant embowed and a needle bendwise threaded counter-changed.

Elizabeth Feythe. Name.

Emma de Fetherstan. Name and device. Argent masoned sable, a feather bendwise sinister gules.

Eustace dela Couste. Name and device. Per pale wavy gules and azure, four roses in pale Or and a horse rampant contourny argent.

Gerold von Drachenhöhle. Name correction.

The byname was mistakenly registered as Drachenhöle, but Drachenhöhle was both the submitted and documented name.

Grásteinn bakrauf. Name.

Submitted on the LoI as Grastienn bakrauf, we have corrected the typo and changed the name back to the originally submitted form.

Isabeau dela Couste. Name (see PENDS for device).

Submitted as Isabèau dela Couste, no evidence was given or found by the College for the accent in Isabèau. We have changed the given name to a documented spelling.

Isabeau Quiquandon. Device. Per fess indented sable and gules estencely, a dance Or.

Issobell Sléibe ingen Fináin uí Thunthail. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, on a base indented Or a sun in his splendor sable.

Ker Megan of Taransay. Device. Azure mullety, a winged lion passant Or.

This was returned in error in August 1999 because no mini-emblazon was included on the original letter of intent. However, an appropriate mini-emblazon was included as a correction on the following letter of intent, which was soon enough for registration

Melanie Dayly. Name.

Michael of Kendal. Name.

His name and device were registered in August 1984, but the LoAR did not clearly state that the name was registered. We are therefore stating here that his name was registered at that time.

Muriel FitzLloyd. Alternate name Martin Fitzhugh.

Saundra of Loch Raeburn. Device. Per pall argent, sable, and azure, a lyre sable and two quavers argent.

Stephan of Monmouth. Name and device. Per pale Or and sable, a cross of Jerusalem counterchanged.

Suannoch nighean mhic Choinnich. Name.

Zecharia Ines Balzan. Name.


Angrim the Unreasonable. Device. Azure, on a pale between two bears combattant each maintaining a battle axe argent a tower azure.

Artemisia, Kingdom of. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title Sable Plume Pursuivant from the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Avelyn ingen Uilliam. Device. Or, a willow tree proper within butterflies in annulo sable.

Catalina Giacomuzzi. Name and device. Argent, a winged cat sejant wings elevated and addorsed sable within a bordure rayonny purpure.

Catelin O'Meighan. Name.

Ceridwen ferch Thomas. Name and device. Gules, a griffin sejant dexter forepaw raised and tail nowed, an orle argent.

Claudia von Lübeck. Name.

Connall mac Faolan na Tir Eoghain. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, two wolves rampant azure and a fleur-de-lys Or.

Submitted as Conall MacFaolan of Tir Eo'ghain, the submitter requested an authentic 13th–14th century Irish name. We have therefore changed the entire name to a Gaelic spelling of the era; Conall Mc Phelan of Tyrone would be a possible Anglicized form of the same name.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the line of division a little higher.

Eoin Maclullich. Name and device. Azure, a drakkar and in chief three mullets of four points argent.

Godwin FitzGilbert. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, four broadarrows in cross points to center azure and on a chief vert a longbow argent.

Submitted under the name Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil.

Katrin von Düsseldorf. Device. Or, a wooden hanging lantern proper candled azure lit gules.

Please inform the submitter that the roof of the lantern should not be transparent.

Magnús Slembidjákn. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar statant contourny gules.

Mariana de Leon. Name.

Michael Ó Ciaráin. Name.

Pasche Starling. Name and device. Per saltire vert and sable, a saltire between four starlings volant contourny argent.

Submitted as Pasche Starling of Mayfair, the byname had a problem. In the June 1999 return of Kerri Stirling of Mayfaire Laurel wrote:

No documentation was presented, and none could be found for Mayfaire as a period place. Without such documentation the name cannot be registered. We would have dropped it in order to register the rest of the name, but the submitter did not allow major changes, and dropping an element such as Mayfaire is a major change. Therefore, we are returning it.

No such documentation was provided this time either, so we have dropped the element.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the saltire thicker.

Rowena of Avalon. Badge change. Argent, a feather inverted between a claw reversed, and a claw sable.

Her former badge, Argent, a feather inverted between a sickle inverted and reversed and a sickle inverted sable, is released.

Shauna of Carrick Point. Household name Sand Castle and badge. (Fieldless) On a tower Or a raven sable.

Yin Mei Li and Marie Lorraine de Montclair. Joint household name Whitethorne Manor.

Zoe Amaranta. Name (see RETURNS for device).


Anastasia of Three Oaks. Name and device. Per pale Or and argent, an acorn inverted slipped and leaved proper, a bordure azure.

Atenveldt, Kingdom of. Transfer of heraldic title Sable Plume Pursuivant to the Kingdom of Artemisia.

This was pended from the April 2000, LoAR because there has been no acceptance from Artemisia for the transfer. Such acceptance appeared with the June Artemisia Letter of Intent.

Deirdre of Gaul. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Eowyn Erthton. Name and device. Erminois, in pale two catamounts passant contourny, a bordure rayonny sable.

Eric the Bald. Name and device. Sable, a sledge hammer argent within a bordure rayonny Or.

Erik Kastanrazi. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Gaston Trévoux. Name and device. Per chevron vert and sable, three owls argent.

This is close but clear of Nicole de l'Havre des Chouettes Or, three barn owls [Tyto alba] affronty each perched upon an olive branch all proper. While there is not a CD between an owl close guardant and an owl close affronty, after examining the emblazon of Nicole's device, we decided that her owls were essentially argent winged brown. As we give a CD for changing the tincture of the wings, there is thus a CD for tincture as well as a CD for the change to the field.

Geraint de Grey. Name.

Golda ferch Deiniol. Badge. Argent goutty d’eau, a demi-sun issuant from base Or.

Iago Gof. Name and device. Or, a bend sinister embattled on the upper edge between two tygers passant contourny azure.

John Michael Midwinter. Name and device. Gyronny gules and Or, a lozenge counterchanged.

In general, charges should not be counterchanged over a gyronny field, but given the extreme simplicity of the charge, and that there is only one charge, we find this acceptable.

Katherine Trévoux. Name.

Kedivor Tal ap Cadugon. Badge for Genevieve Marguerite Gaston de La Rochelle. Purpure ermined argent, a griffin segreant argent winged and beaked Or.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the tails on the ermine spots larger.

Lowri uxor Iago. Name and device. Azure, a tyger passant contourny within a bordure embattled Or.

Nathair Airgid, Shire of. Device. Per saltire gules and sable, a pithon erect, in base a laurel wreath argent.

Robert de Bere. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Sebastian Wolff. Name.

Submitted as Sebastian von Wolff, Wolff appears to be a given name and not a place name; it cannot therefore be used with the preposition von.

Siobhán inghean uí Dhubhagáin. Name.

Submitted as Siobhán Ó Dubhagáin, the name combined a feminine given name with a masculine form of the byname. We have changed the name to uniformly feminine.

Tifaine de Dauphiné. Name.

Uilliam Ó Dubhagáin. Name.


Alastar the Coursayre. Name.

Ayllyth Pìobaire. Name.

Caid, Kingdom Of. Badge. (Fieldless) An eagle displayed Or perched atop four crescents conjoined in saltire, horns outward argent.

This was originally submitted as a badge for the Praetorium. However, as that is not a generic descriptor and not registered, the badge is being registered to the Kingdom without a secondary name.

Cellach mac Ualraig. Name change from holding name Steven of Calafia.

David of Caithness. Name.

Dolores de Avila. Name.

Erasmus MacBain. Name and device. Sable, a boar dormant argent.

Honorée la Charmante. Device. Or, a dragon sejant wings elevated and addorsed vert maintaining a roundel and on a chief nebuly purpure three fleurs-de-lys Or.

Minimoto Akataro. Reblazon of device. Argent, a dragon segreant vert maintaining a Latin cross bottony Or.

Morgan Defector. Name.

Submitted as Morgan Defecta, the byname had a slight problem. The combination of an English or Welsh given name and a Latin descriptive byname is common, and the name as submitted would be registerable. However, the epithet does not mean what the submitter intended: it means 'lacking' or 'deprived of' something, as in for instance defecta vigore 'deprived of strength'. The appropriate Latin term for a deserter is defector (see, for instance, Lewis and Short, Latin Dictionary sn. defector). As the submitter was primarily interested in the meaning we have changed the byname.

Pádraig Óconnell. Name change from Padrig Awdrie y Tir Coedwig and device change. Sable, a chevron argent between three cat's paw prints Or.

His former device, Per bend wavy vert and Or, a mullet of eight points argent and an annulet azure, is released.

Richard Morton of Cheshire. Name.

Rúadnat ingen Diarmada. Name.

Simon the Virtuus. Name.


Artemisia da Quieto d'Arzenta. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted on the LoI as Artemisia de Quieto d'Arzenta, the spelling de was a typo. We have changed it to the originally submitted, correct form.

This was pended from the May 2000 LoAR.


Basileios Philanthropenos Philomathes. Badge. (Fieldless) A furison argent.

Beinntheine, Shire of. Badge. (Fieldless) A cauldron sable.

Cristine Elspeth Ross. Name.

Dionisia of Canterbury. Device. Vert, a demi-unicorn rampant contourny argent.

Please instruct the submitter that couping is usually drawn as a straight line. Also, the unicorn's forepaw should not descend below the couping line.

Eldred Ulfsson. Device. Per pale vert and sable, a cross formy and a bordure embattled Or.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the bordure thicker.

Seth of Newcastle. Device. Purpure, a chevron sable fimbriated between two fleurs-de-lys and a cross potent argent.

Stanislaw of Meridies. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Or, a frog vert, a chief rayonny purpure ermined Or.

Submitted under the name Stanislaw Krakowski

Valentine Blake. Name (see PENDS for device).

William De Ross. Name.


Anna Donnelly. Name.

Áshildr Úlfsdóttir. Name and device. Per pale azure and vert, in pale three hares couchant contourny argent.

Submitted as Áshildr Úlfsdöttir, we have changed the byname to a documented spelling.

Calum MkGow. Name.

While it is not clear whether Calum is a period given name, Black (Surnames of Scotland) states

GILLECALLUM, G. Gille Caluim, 'servant of Calum,' i.e. Columba. A very popular personal name in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Based on this we have decided to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt.

Cassandra of Glastonbury. Device. Azure, a stick shuttle bendwise between two triskeles argent.

Celestria de Cranham. Name.

Dana Grochenydd. Name and device. Per pale gules and argent, an oak leaf counterchanged.

Submitted on the LoI as Dama Grochenydd, we have corrected the typo and changed the given name to the proper spelling of her legal name, as found on the submission forms.

Fearann na Crìche, Shire of. Badge. (Fieldless) Three oak branches crossed in pall argent.

Friedrich Eric Helmut von Rheinhausen. Badge. Per pale Or and pean, a chevron counterchanged.

Gavin MkGow. Name.

Grifon the Stranger. Device. Vert, a male griffin's head erased contourny and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys vert.

This was pended from the May 2000 LoAR.

Joshua Silverstone. Name and device. Gules, two wyverns erect respectant tails conjoined argent, a chief argent fretty gules.

Leolin Gofar. Badge. (Fieldless) An escallop per pale azure and vert.

Lettice Godfree. Device. Per pale argent and azure, a compass star and a ford counterchanged.

Luisa Jardinera. Name.

Marjorie de ffeyrefeld. Name.

Morwenna Llyn Llydaw. Device. Azure, a seahorse contourny ermine, a bordure Or.

Please instruct the submitter to orient all the ermine spots vertically instead of following the curves of the charge.

Oweyn Hudson. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and sable, a raven sable within a bordure dovetailed counterchanged.

Please instruct the submitter that the cut out parts of the dovetails should not extend more than half the width of the bordure.

Richard Kelly. Name and device. Argent, on a pale sable between two spears gules a spear argent.

Tirnewydd, March of. Badge. Gules, issuant from a chevron inverted argent a demi-sun Or.

William Blod. Name.


Aíbinn Shléibe Glass. Name and device. Per chevron purpure and argent, two lions combattant Or and a sheaf of arrows inverted purpure, in chief a trefoil knot argent.

Submitted as Aibinn na Sléibe Glass, the article was not used in this kind of byname construction. Also, Sléibe in this position should be lenited. We have made both these changes, as well as added the fada in the given name to match the submitted documentation. The submitter requested an authentic Irish name, so we might have gone a little further. We found no evidence that Glass 'blue' was used in Gaelic place names, so we would have dropped that word, changing the meaning from 'Aíbinn of Blue Mountain' to 'Aíbinn of the Mountain'. However, she also indicated she cared most about the meaning, and we decided to honor this wish, even though it meant registering the name in a form that is not quite authentic.

Please ask the submitter to draw the point of the per chevron line higher on the field.

Christian Amaury de Launey. Device. Or, a pile between two roses sable barbed vert and seeded gules.

Gwyneth Penryn. Name.

Mardanah al-Hindiyyah. Name and device. Argent, two peacocks close respectant azure, on a chief triangular purpure a crescent argent.

Maredudd Angharad ferch Gwenhyfar. Alternate name Eirene Tzimiskina Kontostephanina (see RETURNS for badge).

Submitted on the LoI as Eirene Tzimiskina Knotostephanina, we have corrected the typo in the second byname and changed it to the originally submitted form.

Nesta Coed. Device. Or, a sprig of mistletoe inverted vert fructed argent, on a chief vert a sewing needle fesswise reversed argent threaded Or.

Ponce Rodrigo de Loronha. Name change from holding name Edwin of Gleann Medónach.

Wulfgar Neumann. Name.


Czcibor the Bearslayer. Household name Company of the Iron Lance and badge. Or, on a single-horned anvil sable a spear fesswise Or.

David Warren Rouffier of Monmouth. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as David Warren Rufier of Monmouth, the name has a given name, two unmarked patronymic bynames (Warren and Rufier) and a locative byname. This kind of construction does not follow known period naming practices — a double surname where both were derived from given names and a locative byname is quite unlikely. However, according to Dauzat, Dictionnaire étymologique des noms de famille et des prénoms de France, the name Rouffier may come from a descriptive byname meaning 'scab'. We have, therefore, changed Rufier to the similar-sounding Rouffier so that the name is composed of a given name followed by a patronymic, descriptive and locative byname. This combination, while uncommon, is registerable.

Eórann Maguire. Device. Gules, a bend sinister wavy argent between two quatrefoils Or.

Madallaine Isabeau de Cat. Name (see PENDS for device).

Marian Nicholes du Bois. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Marianne Nicholes du Bois, no documentation was provided for Marianne as a period given name. We have changed it to a period form.

Melisande Aubrey d’Anjou. Name.

Nuala inghean Sheamuis. Name.

Submitted as Nuala inghean Seamus, we have changed the byname to the genitive case to be grammatically correct and added appropriate lenition.

Randwulf aet Blacwulveslea. Name change from Randwulf æt Blæcrose (see RETURNS for device).

Suleyman al-Rashid ibn Bayezid. Name.

Wilem de la Champagne. Name.



An Tir, Kingdom of. Badge. Sable, a maunch argent within a bordure countercompony Or and argent.

The device violates Rule RfS VIII.2.b, Contrast Requirements, with a bordure divided into multiple parts of two metals. The kingdom asked that this be registered under the Grandfather Clause (RfS VII.8), given that their device plus a number of their badges has a field checky Or and argent, and furthermore they have one badge with a checky charge, On a heart checky Or and argent, a rose slipped and leaved sable. RfS VII.8, however, indicates that the extension of motifs used in already registered armory is very limited: Only the actual armorial element from the originally registered submission may be covered by this permission. For example, if an individual had registered armory containing a fimbriated lion many years ago, only that fimbriated lion would be covered under this rule, not fimbriated wolves, eagles, or lions in other postures. This means that the kingdom can registered fields and hearts checky Or and argent, but not general charges. Furthermore, the allowance only applies to checky, not other multiply divided fields. While countercompony is similar to checky, it is not the same field division.


Aaron MacGregor. Device. Per bend bendy argent and gules and sable, a sinister hand argent.

Conflict with Kenric Manning, Lozengy azure and Or, a hand argent, registered September, 2000. There is not a CD between a dexter hand and a sinister hand, therefore there is only a single CD for the change to the field.

Béoán mac Tarbh. Name.

No evidence was presented for mac Tarbh as a period byname. Instead the LoI argued that some Gaelic names were formed from animal names, for instance MacCon 'son of the Wolf', Branan from bran 'raven', MacCart 'son of Art' from Arto 'bear'. Further, as the argument went, Johnston, Place Names of Scotland, under Tarff, gives its origin as Gaelic Tarbh 'bull'. However, no dates are given, and furthermore Johnston's etymologies are sometimes suspect. Barring better documentation for the byname we are returning this.

Galen of Bristol. Device change. Gules, a bend wavy between two double-bitted axes Or, as an augmentation on the bend a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable.

The waves on the bend are far too flat to be registerable. Furthermore, as we protect both the augmented arms and the unaugmented arms, a device change and an augmentation must be submitted as two separate actions.

Hans Faust von Bamberg. Name.

This is a resubmission of a Laurel return for conflict with Johann Faust, better known as Doctor Faustus, a significant legendary character. Hans is a diminutive of Johann, so something else was needed to clear the conflict. The submitter tried to add a locative byname von Bamberg. Unfortunately for him, however, Bamberg is the home city of Dr. Faust. Just as Julie Capulet of Verona would conflict with Juliet of Romeo and Juliet fame, this submission still conflicts with the Doctor.

Myghell MacEdward de Grey. Device. Quarterly sable and vert, a snow leopard's head affronty erased proper collared gules.

The Letter of Intent claimed that the February 2000 LoAR listed the device as returned but did not give any reason for the return; however, all of the copies of the LoAR that I can find indicate that the device was registered in February 2000.


Adrian Dragon and Claudia von Lübeck. Joint badge. Argent, a dragon segreant purpure.

The badge has a number of conflicts, including Minimoto Akataro, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter, Argent, a dragon segreant vert maintaining a Latin cross bottony Or, Deirdre McLair, Argent, two dragons combattant purpure, maintaining an arrow inverted vert, and Angelica of Bohemia, Per bend argent and bendy purpure and argent, in chief a dragon courant bendwise purpure. Against Akataro, there a CD for the tincture of the dragon, but nothing for the removal of the maintained charge. Against Deirdre, there is a CD for the number of primary charges, but again nothing for the removal of the maintained charge. Against Angelica, there is a CD for the field, but nothing for the forced change of position on the field, and there is also not a difference between segreant and courant bendwise.

Catelin O'Meighan. Device. Azure, a fox sejant argent maintaining in its mouth a bunch of grapes Or.

Conflict with Katya Zhdana Volkova Kievskaya, Azure, a wolf sejant ululant and in chief three crossbows argent, with a CD for removing the crossbows but nothing for the change in head position nor for adding the maintained charge. The device is also in conflict with the badge for Asne Whitewolf, registered April 2000, A wolf sejant argent. There is only a single CD for fieldlessness.

Eiríkr Þorvaldson. Name and badge. (Fieldless) A coney courant and another courant contourny inverted conjoined at the paws argent.

The name conflicts aurally with Eric Thorhallson. Also, the correct form of the byname would be Þorvaldsson.

The rabbits were originally blazoned as conjoined in annulo. However, the beasts were not drawn in annulo, where the two animals are embowed, but were drawn as courant and courant inverted. By precedent we do not register inverted animals unless they are part of an arrangement in annulo.

Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil. Name.

This violates RfS VI.3:

Names that unmistakably imply identity with or close relationship to a protected person or literary character will generally not be registered.

By combining FitzGilbert and de Strigoil, he is claiming to be either the grandson of Gilbert FitzGilbert, first earl of Pembroke, or the brother of Richard FitzGilbert, second earl of Pembroke. Both of these gentlemen have their own entries in the Encyclopaedia Britannica and are therefore important enough to protect; Strigoil was their primary seat. Dropping either FitzGilbert or de Strigoil would make the name registerable, barring conflict, but he did not allow us to do this.

His device has been registered under the holding name Godwin FitzGilbert.

One Thousand Eyes, Barony of. Order name The Order of Artist.

This does not follow known period examples of order names. While orders were named after saints, as the submitters note, the order name is consistently formed from the saint's given name. We were unable to find any period order names that were formed from a byname or occupation. In general, period order names were either given names of saints, other references to Christianity (like Order of the Holy Ghost or Order of the Faith of Jesus Christ), or they were named after physical items (like Order of the Garter, Order of the Star, or Order of the Knot). The submitted name does not fit any of these categories.

One Thousand Eyes, Barony of. Order name The Order of the Keeper of the Peacock.

This does not follow known period examples of order names. In general, period order names were either given names of saints, other references to Christianity (like Order of the Holy Ghost or Order of the Faith of Jesus Christ), or they were named after physical items (like Order of the Garter, Order of the Star, or Order of the Knot). The submitted name does not fit any of these categories.

One Thousand Eyes, Barony of. Order name The Order of the Wellspring.

This does not follow known period examples of order names. The argument made on the LoI was that a wellspring was a possible heraldic charge. While this argument has some merit in that some order names come from items that could be heraldic charges, it also fails in that a wellspring is not a heraldic charge. It is a special type of stream, not easily depicted as a distinct entity different from a regular stream.

In general, period order names were either given names of saints, other references to Christianity (like Order of the Holy Ghost or Order of the Faith of Jesus Christ), or they were named after physical items (like Order of the Garter, Order of the Star, or Order of the Knot). The submitted name does not fit any of these categories.

Zoe Amaranta. Device. Purpure, on a bend sinister between five musical notes two and three Or an amaranth purpure slipped and leaved vert.

This is returned for a lack of identifiability of the amaranth flower. The amaranth as drawn did not resemble any of the versions we were able to find. Old World amaranth flowers are clusters of flowers resembling cloves.


Deirdre of Gaul. Device. Argent, in pale a bird displayed head to sinister sable and a triangle voided purpure.

Conflict with Manfred, King of Sicily (important non-SCA arms), Argent, an eagle displayed sable. There is a CD for adding the triangle, but nothing for the difference between the two birds.

Furthermore, please instruct the submitter in future submissions to draw the bird with visible legs.

Erik Kastanrazi. Device. Gules, in saltire a ladle inverted and a battle-axe argent hafted Or.

Withdrawn by the submitter.

Kiara Wrynn of the Bells. Device. Argent, a chevron rompú throughout between two hawk’s bells and a cross of four mascles vert pometty purpure.

The cross is two steps from period style. We know of no examples in period armory of a cross pometty of a different tincture. While this by itself may have been registerable, adding the roundels to a type of cross whose outline is rarely if ever further altered makes the cross too far from period style to be registerable.

Robert de Bere. Device. Vert, two ferrets combattant Or.

The beasts were not drawn as ferrets, lacking both the thin tail and the elongated body. The device would thus be returned for redrawing except if drawn properly, it would be in conflict with Lorimel the Gentle, Vert, an otter sejant erect Or. There is a CD for the number of primary charges, but nothing for the change in posture.


Áengus Ó Dubhghaill. Name.

This conflicts with Angus MacDougall, registered 6/91.


Artemisia da Quieto d'Arzenta. Device. Per saltire purpure and sable, a legless dragon tergiant head to sinister and in chief three mullets argent.

This device, pended from the July 2000 LoAR, has been withdrawn by the submitter.


Domhnall Ó Coileáin. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a mace Or.

Conflict with the badge for the Constable (Kingdom of the West), Azure, a flanged mace Or. There is only a single CD for the change to the field.

Gleann Abhann, Principality of. Badge. Argent, a lit oil lamp sable within a bordure gules.

The flame is actually on a flame Or fimbriated gules, a flame gules; we have not allowed this depiction of flames for some time. In resubmitting, the client should include documentation for this form of lamp.

This was listed as for the College of Gleann Abhann, but no such group exists. In conversation with Pennon, the badge was intended for use by a collegium or university, which should not have used the designator College.

Magnus the Black. Device. Per pale sable and argent, a chevron rompú within a bordure counterchanged.

The armory was already registered to Magnus in July 2000.

Stanislaw Krakowski. Name.

As the submitted documentation indicates, this name is a usual Polish form of Stanislas of Cracow. As such it is a fine name, except for one thing: there already is a rather well known Stanislas of Cracow, who got his fame in essentially the same manner as Thomas Becket did in England. That is, he found himself in conflict with King Boleslaw II, threatened the King with excommunication, and was killed by the King's own hand on consecrated ground near Cracow. As a result he ended up as the patron saint of Poland; his cult is popular through most of the eastern part of the Roman Catholic Europe. Not surprisingly, he also has his own entry in quite a few general encyclopaedias.

His device has been registered under the holding name Stanislaw of Meridies.


Yasamin al-Hadiyya. Name.

Unfortunately, not only is there no documentation for Yasamin, the only documentation for the more common form Yasmin is post-period.


Ian Lindsay MacRae. Device. Argent, a wyvern sable maintaining a sheaf of arrows inverted and a bow, a bordure gules.

Conflict with Reinhardt von Berchtesgaden, Or, a wyvern erect sable within a bordure gules. The maintained charges do not generate difference, therefore there is only a single CD for the field.

Maredudd Angharad ferch Gwenhyfar. Badge for Eirene Tzimiskina Kontostephanina. Per pale Or and argent, a winged lion rampant guardant sable.

This badge was submitted on a device form instead of a badge form. Badges must be submitted on the badge form, although the submitter is free to display it on any shape she desires.

Timothy O’Brien. Badge. Per fess azure and vert, an ermine spot argent.

Conflict with the badge for Jade of Starfall, Vert, an ermine tail, spotted of three compass stars argent. While the compass stars are visible, we feel that the charge in Jade's badge is still a variant of an ermine spot and therefore not significantly different from an ermine spot.


David Warren Rouffier of Monmouth. Device. Azure, a talbot statant, on a chief argent a mullet of six points between two triskeles vert.

Conflict with Aileen Fitzwilliam, Azure, a fox passant and on a chief argent three increscents azure. There is only a single CD for the multiple changes to the tertiary charges.

Marian Nicholes du Bois. Device. Azure, on a pale purpure fimbriated a cat's head cabossed between a crescent pendant and a crescent Or.

Conflict with the badge for the Royal University of Scirhafoc (Kingdom of Calontir), Or, on a pale purpure three hawk's lures Or. There is a CD for the change to field but nothing for the fimbriation. As the tertiary charges are not identical, Marian's device is not a simple case for the purpose of RfS X.4.j.ii. Therefore there is not an additional CD for changing the type only of the tertiary charges.

Randwulf aet Blacwulveslea. Device. Per pale checky argent and vert and sable, a wolf rampant counterchanged.

Both the field and the charge are a mixture of a color and a neutral tincture. Therefore both the charge and the field are equivalent to colors and must be returned for violation of RfS VIII.2.c. For a more thorough discussion of the issue, see the cover letter.

Wyvernwoode, Barony of. Order name Wyver's Fang, Order of the.

Submitted on the LoI as Order of the Wyver's Fang, the originally submitted name was Order of the Wyvern's Fang. Unfortunately, however, neither of these follows period examples of order names. Specifically, there is no evidence for the term fang having been used in period for anything but the tooth of a canine animal. As was said in the November 1999 LoAR:

Calafia, Barony of. Order name Order of the Serpent's Fang. No evidence was presented that fang meant "tooth" in period. Barring conflict, the Order of the Serpents Tooth would be acceptable.

No further evidence has been presented, and since a wyvern is not a canine this has to be returned. Order of the Wyverns Tooth should be acceptable, barring conflict.

Wyvernwoode, Barony of. Order name Wyvern’s Pearl, Order of the.

This name does not follow known period examples of order names. While it is true that the registration of Order of the Wyvern's Scale and Order of the Wyvern's Claw would allow similar names to be registered for the Barony, the current submission is not really similar. The existing orders are of the type Order of the Wyvern's <body part>, and a pearl is not a standard part of a wyvern's body.

Wyvernwoode, Barony of. Badge for the Wyvernwood Pursuivant. Vert, a wyvern passant argent, winged bellied and maintaining in the sinister claw a straight trumpet bell in chief Or.

Conflict with Alethia Elphinstone of Dragonhold, Vert, a dragon sejant, wings elevated and addorsed, maintaining in dexter forepaw a crescent Or. As a wyvern passant can be equally blazoned as a wyvern sejant, there is no CD for posture, thus there is only a single CD for the tincture of the wyvern.

Additionally, current Administrative policy forbids the registration of badges to local offices when a kingdom or corporate office already has a badge. Therefore we cannot register a badge to a local pursuivant.



Bjorn Lochlannac. Device change. Argent, two spears in saltire gules surmounted by a bear's head erased affronty sable, a bordure sable platy.

Originally submitted as a bear's head, the overall charge was changed to a boar's head on the letter of intent and thus was erroneously registered as a boar's head in November 1989. An examination of the emblazon shows that it is a bear's head, so we are pending this so that the College can comment on the correct blazon.

Catriona Heather MacLochlainn. Device change. Argent, a catamount passant reguardant sable and base three shamrocks, a bordure vert.

The original Letter of Intent for the device blazoned the catamount as vert, and the error was not discovered when it was registered in May 1994. Therefore, according to the administrative handbook, this must be checked as if it were a device change. Therefore we are pending it so that the College can comment on the correct blazon.

Isabeau dela Couste. Device. Per chevron inverted argent and azure, a heart gules and a fleur-de-lys argent.

The letter of intent had blazoned the fleur-de-lys as Or.


Leonora Simonetta d’Este. Badge. Azure, an estoile argent within a bordure per saltire Or and argent.

The LoI blazoned the bordure as per saltire argent and Or.

Submitted under the name Artemesia Leonora Simonetta d'Este, the name was changed in July 2000.

Valentine Blake. Device. Per bend wavy argent and azure, in sinister chief an anchor sable.

The field was blazoned on the letter of intent as Per bend wavy azure and argent.


Madallaine Isabeau de Cat. Device. Sable, on a chevron gules fimbriated between three lion’s heads cabossed a fleur-de-lys argent.

The blazon on the LoI did not include the tincture of the fimbriation or the heads.

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