Áedán mac Suibne. Name and device. Or, a chevron vert between three boars statant proper.

Submitted as Áedán Mac Suibhne, he requested an authentic 9th-13th century Irish name. We have therefore changed the byname to an early form.

Ambrose Kilvintoun. Name change from Cai y Cyrn and device change. Quarterly vert and argent, in bend two pairs of stag's attires argent.

His former name is retained as an alternate name. His former device, Vert, a torc inverted Or between a pair of stag's attires argent, is retained as a badge.

Bearwood, Canton of. Name and device. Per pall inverted azure, argent and vert, in chief two laurel wreaths counterchanged.

Beatrice Tolomei da Firenze la Curiosa. Name change from Wynefrid Sealbhach Colquhoun and device change. Per pale vert and purpure, on a chevron inverted argent an oak sprig fructed proper.

Her former name is retained as an alternate name. Her former device, Per pale azure and purpure, on a pale dovetailed between two escallops inverted argent, three quatrefoils saltirewise slipped vert, is retained as a badge.

Kjartan kráka. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a sword proper between in chief a decrescent and an increscent argent.

The mini-emblazon appeared in the An Tir November Letter of Intent; this correction was timely enough to prevent the pending of the device.

Sveinn inn Másistrøndski. Name.

Submitted as Sveinn inn Sandimásiski, he wanted a Norse name meaning 'Sven of Gull Coast'. However, we found no evidence that sandi 'sand, beach' was used in place names of this kind. We have substituted strønd 'beach, coast', which does appear in period place names. We have also changed the order of the elements in the compound byname to match Norse practice.

Tamlyn of Wyntersea. Badge. (Fieldless) A seeblatt inverted argent.

The badge is clear of Erc FitzMungo, Sable, a card pique argent, his badge, A card pique argent, and the badge for Barnabas z Husinece, A whitebeam leaf inverted argent. Against Erc, there is enough difference between a seablatt and a card pique for there to be a CD for changing the type of the primary charge (in addition to the CD for fieldlessness). An examination of Barnabas's leaf shows that is quite distinct from a seeblatt, therefore there again is a CD for changing the type of the primary charge and another for fieldlessness.

Ursula Georges. Device. Gules, a bear passant sable.

The Rules for Submission give the following standards for documented exceptions:

An armorial design element that is adequately documented as a period practice may be deemed acceptable even if it violates other sections of Part VIII (Compatible Armorial Style). Such design elements will be accepted only on a case-by-case basis and only in armory comparable in style and complexity to the documented period examples. The strength of the case for such an exception increases in proportion to: the similarity of the documented examples to the submitted armory; and the number of independent period examples offered as evidence.

a. General Exceptions - In most cases the documentation for a proposed exceptional armorial design element should be drawn from several European heraldic jurisdictions. The strength of the case for such an exception increases in proportion to the geographical and chronological breadth of the supporting period evidence.

The submitter has presented over eight unrelated examples of Gules, a <complex charge> sable in several different geographical areas, plus other similar examples of black charges on red fields. She has met the standard set forth in the rules.

She has permission to conflict with the badge for the Barony of Septentria, Gules, a bear passant argent.


Constance de la Rose. Name and device. Sable, three roses argent seeded gules barbed vert and on a bordure argent three dragons statant sable.

Dietrich Schneewolf. Device. Vert, in bend three escarbuncles of six arms bendwise between two wolves statant argent.

Escarbuncles of six arms are found in period arms according to A Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Draco de la Rose. Name and device. Argent, a dragon displayed and on a bordure sable three roses argent seeded azure barbed vert.

Isabeau de Savigny. Device. Azure, a hippogriff segreant between in chief a decrescent and an increscent, a bordure Or.

John Gilson. Name.

Kenneth Fraser. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Marie Lorraine de Montclair. Alternate name Anastasiia Bedanova and badge. Vair, a moose head affronty couped proper.

Please instruct the submitter that couping should be a straight line cutting through both the neck and the neck flap. The identifiability of the brown moose on the vair field was barely acceptable.

Yahyah al-Ghafiqi. Name.


Ailionóra inghean uí Echmarchaigh. Name change from holding name Ailionora of Tir Ysgithr.

Submitted as Ailonóra ni Echmercach, the byname mixed Anglicized and Gaelic orthographies. We have made it entirely Gaelic and changed it to the genitive case to be grammatically correct. We have also changed the given name back to the form used in the holding name, as that matches the submitted documentation.

Ásta Þorvaldsdóttir. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Ásta Torvaldsdóttir, we have changed the spelling of the byname to match the submitted documentation.

Bartolo di Benci. Name and device. Gules, on a lozenge between in cross four horses rampant Or a horse rampant gules.

Cecilia Kandzierzawa. Name and device. Azure, a swan rousant contourny wings elevated, inverted and addorsed argent maintaining a lute Or, a bordure ermine.

Submitted as Cecilia Kedzierzawy, the byname was in a misspelled masculine form. She requested an authentic name, so we have changed it to a period form in addition to making it feminine.

The device is clear of Martin le Harpur of Faulkbourne, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter, Azure, in pale a falcon rising wings displayed argent perched on a harp Or, a bordure ermine. As the harp also one of the primary charges and there is a CD for type between a falcon rising and a swan rousant, there are two CDs for number and type of primary charges, as well as a third for the difference in posture (wings addorsed vs. wings displayed) between the two birds.

Danyel Vendredi de Lyon. Name and device. Per pale vert and argent, a compass star counterchanged, on a chief sable a spear argent.

John Turner of Kingsbridge. Name.

Jonete Malisoun. Device. Per bend sinister indented sable and vert, a bend sinister indented between two roses argent.

Li Ming Fa. Device. Vert, in fess a lotus flower affronty argent between two lions sejant respectant guardant each with a forepaw raised Or.

Maria Elena Hurtado de Mendoza. Name and device. Per pale azure and purpure, a triquetra Or between the wings of a winged horse's head couped argent.


Andreas de Caunteton. Name.

Arianna Morgan. Household name House Rosegate and badge. (Fieldless) On a portcullis sable a rose Or barbed vert.

Éamonn mac Rioghbhardáin. Name.

Submitted as Éamonn mac Rioghbhardain, the name mixed orthographic practices: accents should be used in either all the elements or none. We have thus added the accent to the byname.

Elizabeth of Hadley Hall. Device. Lozengy Or and vert, a chief sable.

Nice armory!

Gwyneth Lewelyne. Name.

She requested an authentic Welsh name. While we cannot comply with that wish we can register the name, as Gwyneth has been ruled SCA compatible.

Horina z Poznania. Name.

Submitted as Irena z Poznan, the byname was grammatically incorrect and the given name, while registerable, was a standard modern form. She requested an authentic 14th century Polish name, so we have changed both given and byname to period forms. It should be noted that Poznañska would be a more usual period form of the byname. However, she indicated that she prefers the z form.

Isabel Grimault. Device. Per pale ermine and gules, three crescents counterchanged gules and Or.

Isabele Sutherland. Name.

Johan Krieg. Name (see RETURNS for device).

The documentation for the name was insufficiently summarized on the LoI. It is not enough to say that a S. Gabriel report dates a name to a certain year; we need to know where the Academy of S. Gabriel found this information. However, commenters were able to find independent justification for this name so we can register it.

Katharina von Straubing. Badge. (Fieldless) In pall three seagulls migrant to center argent, wingtips conjoined in triangle, maintaining between them a rose proper.

Lisette la Rouxe. Name and device. Azure, on a pale between six crescents argent three mullets of six points azure.

Robert Redmoor. Device. Vert, a cittern Or and on a chief argent three water bougets vert.

Sunniva Kyrre. Device. Per saltire argent and azure, a sun counterchanged and on a chief azure three escallops inverted argent.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the sun larger.

Thorgrimr inn kyrri. Device. Per chevron pean and sable, on a chevron Or three roses gules seeded Or barbed sable, in base a clenched dexter gauntlet within a vol inverted Or.

It was the consensus of the College that a divided field in which the two parts are tinctures that share the same background is allowable if there is an ordinary to aid in the separation of the two parts, though the practice is not documented.

Thorgrimr inn kyrri. Badge. Sable, two dragon’s heads addorsed and conjoined at the neck Or.

Tristan vom Schwarzwald. Name and device. Gules, a feather between three swords inverted argent.

Submitted as Tristan vom Shwarzwald, we have corrected the typo in the byname.


Cecilia la Feconda. Device. Or, a bunch of grapes gules slipped and on a chief vert three suns Or.

This was pended from the August 2000 LoAR.

Martin le Harpur of Faulkbourne. Reblazon of device. Azure, in pale a falcon rising wings displayed argent perched on a harp Or, a bordure ermine.


Aarnimetsä, Barony of. Order name Rautahirven ritarikunta.

The submission included a letter signed by the Crown of Drachenwald giving their permission to conflict with the title Rautahirvi Pursuivant, registered to the Kingdom but used by the Barony.

Alianore de Harcourt. Name.

Gerhardt von Wüstenberg. Name.

Giovanna Lisabetta Ferri. Name.

Seanne Alansyn. Device. Per bend argent and azure, a sinister hand and a Maltese cross counterchanged.

Theobald Veckinchusen. Name.

Tomas Pancaldo. Name.


Adam mac Artuir. Name and device. Sable, a pall argent, in chief a castle Or.

Submitted as Adam mac Artur, we have changed the byname to the genitive case to be grammatically correct.

Please instruct the artist to draw the pall issuing from the center of the corners of the shield.

Áilgheanán mac Síthigh. Name.

Submitted as Ailgheanan mac Sithigh, the accents were accidentally removed from the name. We have changed it back to the originally submitted form.

Amber Blackwood. Device change. Per bend sinister vert and sable, on a bend sinister bretessed between an oak sprig and a triquetra argent an arrow inverted sable.

Her former device, Per chevron inverted azure and sable, a chevron inverted between an arrow fesswise and three decrescents argent, is released.

Angharad Twr Blaiddlwydd. Name.

Submitted as Angharad Twr Blaiddlwdd, we have changed the byname to match the submitted documentation.

Arianna Dellaluna. Name.

Armand D'Arcy. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Bastian le Fox. Name and device. Argent, in pale a fox's mask gules and a flame proper.

Caillech ingen Tuathail. Name change from Caterina de las Callejas.

Submitted as Cailleach ingen Thuathail, the submitted documentation only supported the compound form Cailleach <Saint>, not Cailleach. Orle, however, found some isolated 8th century examples of the name element in the form Caillech. We have therefore changed the given name to match the documented solitary form. We have also changed the spelling of the byname to match the time period of the given name and to be internally consistent.

Her former name is released.

Catrin Skynith of Mam Cymru. Device. Sable, a unicorn head erased contourny, on a chief argent three greyhounds couchant contourny sable.

Ceara inghean mhic Thearlaich. Name.

Celestria Silverlake. Name.

Connor MacPhie. Name and device. Vert, a winged stag segreant, on a chief embattled argent three pheons sable.

Conor the Black. Badge. Argent, a thistle sable within a bordure gules.

This was pended from the August 2000 LoAR.

Dairine of Oak Hill. Device. Per pale sable and argent, on a goutte three gouttes one and two counterchanged.

Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Isabeau della Chiara. Name and device. Or, a greyhound statant reguardant between three fleurs-de-lys sable, a bordure gules.

Katerina Dmitrieva. Device. Per bend sinister vert and sable, a bend sinister between two bees Or.

Phoenix Glade, Shire of. Device change. Per pale vert and argent, a phoenix within a laurel wreath counterchanged.

The shire's former device, Per pale vert and argent, a phoenix within a laurel wreath, on a chief two fir trees all counterchanged, is released.

Reginleif Hildibrandsdóttir. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Reginleif Hildebrand, we have changed the byname to a Norse spelling and a proper patronymic form.

Remy le Chat. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as Remy li Chat, we have changed the article to match the submitted documentation.

Rodoald the Knifesmith. Device. Or, a boar’s head erased sable between three battle-axes, a chief potenty gules.

Please instruct the submitter to draw the boar's head larger and the chief slightly smaller.

Tim of Aksaray. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Per bend vert and purpure, an elephant's head cabossed Or.

Submitted under the name Salih of Aksaray.

Una Bárðardóttir. Name change from holding name Carol of Misty Mere.

Submitted as Una Bardrdottir, we have changed the byname to a proper Norse spelling.


Caitlin MacAlpin Wood. Device. Argent, a decrescent, an increscent, and a crescent azure.

Caitríona of the Middle. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Vert, on a bend Or between two wolf's heads erased argent three oak leaves vert.

Submitted under the name Caitríona inghean Aoidh.

Connor Fiddes Wood. Device. Azure, on a bend sinister Or between two stags trippant argent three crosses formy palewise gules.

The device is clear of Tristan of Ryddingbrooke, Azure, on a bend sinister Or between a unicorn's head erased and sinister facing argent, armed and crined Or, and a tower argent, three crosses crosslet fitchy gules. There is a CD for changing the type of the secondary charges and a second for changing the orientation of half of the secondary charge group.

Constanza de Sevilla. Name.

Freydís in tryggva Sigurðardóttir. Device. Or, a chevron between three birds close sable.

James Barkley. Device. Argent, an oak tree eradicated purpure, on a chief embattled sable three gouttes argent.

Kriemhilt von Ebersberg. Name.

Leolin Gofar. Alternate name Olchú mac Eircc and badge. Per saltire argent and vert, a tree eradicated between four mullets of eight points counterchanged.

Marjory Ayson de Dundee. Device. Per fess vert and Or, two cats sejant respectant argent and a cat sejant affronty sable.

Roberd mac Cormaic. Name and device. Vert, a stag trippant argent and a chief argent fretty sable.

Submitted as Robert mac Cormaic, the given name was documented from on-line transcripts of the Annals of the Four Masters and the Annals of Tigernach. The URL given for the former source was insufficient for members of the College to locate the citation. We have therefore changed the given name to match the form of the name found in the latter source.


Béla Kós. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Maria the Blonde. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a strawberry gules leaved vert seeded Or and on a chief gules three cloves Or.

Submitted under the name Ildikó the Blonde.

Maria the Blonde. Badge. (Fieldless) A clove proper.

Seraphina Visconti. Name (see RETURNS for device).

Zoraya of Navarre. Name.

Submitted as Zoraya al-Navarre, the byname combined Arabic and English. However, mixed-language name elements are not allowed. As the submitter requested an authentic name we would have liked to be able to register the name entirely in Arabic, but unfortunately the College was not able to find an authentic Arabic form of the byname. We have therefore changed the byname to be uniformly English, which makes the name registerable under the Lingua Anglica rule. The Spanish form de Navarra would also have been acceptable, but making it English was a smaller change.


Mariposa de los Montoyas. Reblazon of badge. Or, a butterfly sable marked Or within an annulet sable.





Conrad von Zuberbuehler. Household name Company of Pembroke.

This conflicts with the borough of Pembroke, which has its own entry in the Encyclopædia Britannica. As this is a direct conflict, we are not at this time making a ruling whether Company of <Place> is registerable as a household name. Also, we wish to remind the College that for conflict purposes there are two kinds of names: personal and others. Household names, therefore, can conflict with place names, order names, or titles.

Grainne of Aileach. Device. Per bend sinister embattled argent and purpure, a raven rising wings displayed sable and a raven rising to sinister wings displayed argent.

Conflict with the badge for Caellyn Shadowhawk (Anika Gael Quicksilver), Per bend sinister argent and sable, in bend two hawks rising addorsed, wings displayed, counterchanged. As rising is a reasonable posture for both ravens and hawk, we would normally give a CD for the change of type of the bird. In this case, however, each raven is drawn so that its head lies on one of its wings which obscures the features that make them identifiable as ravens. It is likely that this particular wing position would be returned even if there were no conflict as the posture is in somewhere in between rising and rising wings displayed, blurring the distinction between the two postures, as well as reducing the identifiability of the type of bird.

Kenneth Fraser. Device. Sable, on a fess argent an annulet between two cinquefoils sable.

Conflict with Tahira of Carolingia (holding name), Sable, on a fess argent an Arabic pen-box azure, registered June 2000, and Roswitha of Suanesfeld, Sable, on a fess argent three swans rousant sable. In each case there is only a single CD for the changes to the tertiary charges.


Ásta Þorvaldsdóttir. Device. Purpure, a chevron couched from dexter interlaced with a chevron couched from sinister Or between two arrows, overall an arrow inverted argent.

This violates the ban on depictions of the same charge in two different sizes on the field. As drawn, it is unclear if the arrows on the sides are intended to be secondaries or overall charges.

Franziska Geredrudis Kesselheim. Name.

Withycombe, used to document the given names, does not date Franziska. The closest period form we could find was Francesca, in Italy. However, as no forms were received we have to return this submission.

Kayleigh von Brückenheim. Device. Or, an artist's brush and a reed pen inverted in saltire sable between flaunches azure each charged with a tower Or.

The new submission does not solve the problem from the previous submission. There are still two similar but non-identical charges on the device (the pen and the brush), a practice which has been prohibited for some time. Making them primary charges does not change the problem.

Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy. Alternate name Baga Bagbaazai.

The documentation for the name was insufficient: while the construction was cited as period, nothing was said about the words used. Also, the source used is not on the no-photocopy list, but we received no copies.


Johan Krieg. Device. Per chevron embattled sable and argent, three crosses formy counterchanged.

Conflict with Toran Weisszahn, Per chevron raguly sable and argent, two crosses bottony and a lion rampant counterchanged. By prior Laurel precedent, there is not a CD between embattled and raguly. Furthermore, while there is a CD between crosses formy and crosses bottony, they are not substantially different. Therefore the two device are not clear by RfS X.2, "Difference of Primary Charge," and there is only a single CD for changing the type of the primary charge group.




Armand D’Arcy. Device. Or, a winged unicorn segreant sable.

The primary charge is not really a winged unicorn but a unicornate pegasus with a lion's tail. It is missing both the beard and the cloven hooves. Thus it blurs the distinction between unicorns and horses. It is also in conflict with Kathleen of Riverrose (registered 1976), Or, a unicornate pegasus statant sable, with only a single CD for the posture of the monster.

Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill. Device. Or, a bird migrant sable between three roses one and two gules.

Conflict with a number of arms, including Germany (important non-SCA arms), Or, an eagle displayed sable. There is not a CD between generic birds displayed or migrant and an eagle displayed; therefore there is only a single CD for adding the roses.

Justinus Fletcher. Device. Azure, three arrows couped below the fletching Or, on a chief argent three gouttes azure.

The demi-arrows are not identifiable. Most commenters were unable to determine what the charge was from its emblazon. It is unclear if it is possible to draw the lower half of an arrow in an identifiable way. Thus the device violates RfS VI7.a, "Identification Requirement - Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance... Elements not used in period armory may be defined and accepted for Society use if they are readily distinguishable from elements that are already in use..." Before we will register this charge we need to see a clearly identifiable depiction and would like to see evidence that using just the lower half of an inanimate charge is consistent with period practice.

Kieran MacTier. Device. Azure, a winged wolf segreant argent maintaining with its dexter forepaw a sword inverted proper, a bordure argent semy of lozenges gules.

There are several minor anomalies with the artwork. The most serious, however, is that wolf is not maintaining the sword, but is barely touching it. As we cannot blazon the sword in its current form, we are returning this for redrawing. Furthermore, please instruct the artist to draw a thicker bordure with fewer lozenges.

This was pended from the August 2000 LoAR.

Reginleif Hildibrandsdóttir. Device. Or, a butterfly sable.

Conflict with the badge for Mariposa de los Montoyas, reblazoned elsewhere in this letter, Or, a butterfly sable marked Or within an annulet sable. The markings are insufficient to add difference, therefore there is only a single CD for removing the orle.

Remy le Chat. Device. Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a bend sinister bevilled between a decrescent and a fleur-de-lys Or.

The bend is not bevilled; the lower half must be raised relative to the upper half rather than dropped.

Salih of Aksaray. Name.

The given name was documented in two different ways. First, it was mentioned in a web site listing Turkish names. Unfortunately, this list does not give any dates, and it appears to be a modern list. Second, the argument was made that the period name Nasuh-u Silahi includes the submitted name or a variant. However, this name appears rather to be a similar construction to some Arabic titular-style names, e.g. Nasr al-Din. This would mean that the cited period reference is not evidence that the submitted name was used in period. Barring better documentation we have to return this.

His device has been registered under the holding name Tim of Aksaray.

Wajdi al-Gharbi. Name (see PENDS for device).

The given name was only documented as a modern one.

Winalee Mareschall. Name and device. Vert, on a roundel argent a violet purpure slipped vert, a bordure invected Or.

According to section IV.C.2 of the Administrative Handbook, any non-standard names must be documented. In the case of the submitter's legal name, such documentation is normally a photocopy of a driver's license, a passport or other such document. As no such documentation was provided we have to return this name.

Since there is no registerable given name, we cannot form a holding name; therefore the device must be returned as well.


Artemus of Grimsby. Name.

No documentation was provided for the given name. We would have changed it to the documented Artemas, but as he does not allow any changes we have to return it.

Caitríona inghean Aoidh. Name.

This name conflicts with Catriona Nic Aoidh, registered in December 1998.

Her device is registered under the holding name Caitríona of the Middle.


Althea ni Cullogh. Name change from Alatheia McCullaugh.

No documentation was provided for the given name. We would have changed it to a similar-sounding name dated in Withycombe's The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names to 1606. Since she requested an authentic name we would have changed the byname to a wholly Anglicized form as well. These changes, however, would have resulted in her currently registered name.

Béla Kós. Device. Per pale bevilled argent and sable, a hawk volant contourny and a skull all counterchanged.

No evidence was given that per pale bevilled is a legitimate line of division. Furthermore, even the documented per bend bevilled cannot, by Laurel precedent, be used with dissimilar charges. Legh, Accidences of Armory (1586), asserts that the field should not be charged at all. We have, as one step beyond period practice, allowed the field to be used with a single type of simple charge. The submitted device, however, would be at least two steps beyond period practice.

Ildikó the Blonde. Name.

Unfortunately, the submitted documentation for the given name does not support the claim that it was used in period. As the College could not provide such documentation either we have to return the name.

Her device has been registered under the holding name Maria the Blonde.

Juana La Chifalda. Name.

The byname is constructed from a modern Mexican colloquial word for 'mad'; the period Spanish word would be loca. Unfortunately for the submitter, changing the byname to a registerable form would result in a conflict with Juana la Loca (1479-1555), Queen of Castile and Countess of Flanders.

Margaret Singh. Name (see PENDS for device).

As we wrote in the July 2000 LoAR,

While we allow real-world name elements in SCA names without further documentation, this is restricted to cases where "such elements are not excessively obtrusive." Combining a Gaelic Irish given name with what appears to be a non-European surname falls afoul of this restriction.

Combining an English given name with a Hindi byname is no less obtrusive.

Seraphina Visconti. Device. Gules, on a chevron between three standing balances argent three ostrich plumes sable.

The ostrich plumes were not recognizable as such. One standard depiction can be found in the badge of the Prince of Wales, available in many standard heraldic sources or at



Wajdi al-Gharbi. Device. Per fess argent and azure, in chief the Arabic phrase “al-batal yejama kithir suhum” sable.

The Arabic phrase and its translation, A hero collects many arrows was not included on the submitted blazon. While a correction was sent, too few commenters received it in time.


Ashby Turley. Device. Per bend sinister wavy purpure and vert, two wolves statant Or.

This is currently in technical conflict with Katherine Goodpasture, Per fess and per pale embattled erminois and gules, in bend sinister two talbots passant Or. There is a CD for the field, but nothing for the difference between passant and statant, and, as the arrangement of Katherine's talbots is forced, nothing for arrangement. By current precedent there is not a CD between a talbot and a wolf; however, in the November LoAR we pended an item for discussion as to whether there should be a CD between a greyhound and a wolf. Therefore we are similarly pending this item for discussion on whether there should similarly be a CD between a talbot and a wolf.

Please instruct the submitter to draw deeper waves and larger wolves.


Margaret Singh. Device. Or, a peacock in its pride proper, on a chief gules a natural leopard passant Or spotted sable.

The tincture of the leopard was missing.

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