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College of Arms

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For the August 2018 meetings, printed October 23, 2018

To all the College of Arms and all others who may read this missive, from Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath, greetings.

REMINDER: Until all administrative requirements are met, the letter may not be scheduled.

* From Wreath: IAP and ERA interactions

We asked commenters to discuss under what circumstances armorial designs registered using an Individually Attested Patterns should be considered for an Existing Registration Allowance. Should they be treated differently from Core Style registrations? Commentary was mixed and inconclusive, largely due to the question being posed as a vague hypothetical situation, rather than having a specific submission upon which to focus. We therefore decline at this time to make a ruling one way or another, and leave the decision to a time when an actual submission might give clarity to the discussion.

* From Pelican: Double given names in Hebrew

Appendix A currently states that double given names are not found in Jewish names rendered in Hebrew (as opposed to vernacular forms). However, in response to a submission this month, Juetta Copin provided evidence that Ashkenazic Jews sometimes used double given names in Hebrew renderings. Based on this evidence, we rule that double given names are permitted in Ashkenazic Hebrew names and request that Palimpsest update Appendix A accordingly.

* From Pelican: Persian - Arabic combinations

Appendix C currently states that Persian and Arabic can be combined only after 1100 C.E. In response to a submission this month, Ursula Palimpsest provided evidence that Persian and Arabic naming pools substantially overlapped well prior to 1100 C.E. Based on this evidence, we rule that Persian and Arabic can be combined prior to 1100 C.E. and request that Palimpsest update Appendix C accordingly.

* From Morsulus: New Da'ud Code for wynn

The registration of Ădv{w}en EirÝksdˇttir this month introduces the Old English character wynn, which represents the sound /w/. Wynn will be represented with the Da'ud code {w} or {W} for the lower case and upper case forms. When converted to Latin-1 for the published database, it will be represented as a "w". As with other letters that are not in Latin-1, the fully Da'ud encoded form will be shown in a note. More information about the character wynn can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wynn.

* Society Pages

On August 18, at the Gleann Abhann Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire, Their Majesties Aengus Mac Owein and Meaghan Arsmith of Ludlow inducted Cecilia Augustina, Topaz Signet Herald into the Order of the Laurel.

In that same court, Isabella Marjorie D'Arques, former Obsidian Herald, was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

On August 25, at Darton Anniversary in the Kingdom of Lochac, Master Bernard Stirling was granted the rank of Herald Extraordinary. Master Bernard has been considered THE voice herald in the Crescent Isles, and a role model for all heralds, for longer than most people can remember.

On September 25, at the Gleann Abhann Service Symposium, Their Majesties Aengus and Meaghan offered Brendan Sionnach, Diamond Principal Herald, admittance into the Order of the Pelican. He will be elevated at a soon-to-be-announced date.

On October 6, at Great Western War in the Kingdom of Caid, Their Majesties Agrippa and Dawid elevated Gwen Hir, Recorder Pursuivant, to the Order of the Pelican. Among her many other activities, Recorder maintains Caid's Order of Precedence.

On October 13, at Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West, Their Majesties Christopher and Maurya did elevate Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald, to the Order of the Pelican.

Please send information about happenings to major heralds and major happenings to all heralds to Laurel, so that it can be published here.

* Send What to Whom

Letters of Intent, Comment, Response, Correction, et cetera are to be posted to the OSCAR online system. No paper copies need be sent. All submission forms plus documentation, including petitions, must be posted to the OSCAR online system. While black-and-white emblazons must be included in the Letter of Intent, only colored armory forms need to be posted in the forms area.

Cheques or money orders for submissions, payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms" are to be sent to Stephanie Ray-Solum, Blue Bug Bookkeeping, 2144 Westlake Ave. North Suite F, Seattle, WA 98109.

Send roster changes and corrections to Laurel. College of Arms members may also request a copy of the current roster from Laurel.

For a paper copy of a LoAR, please contact Laurel, at the address above. The cost for one LoAR is $3. Please make all checks or money orders payable to "SCA Inc.-College of Arms". The electronic copy of the LoAR is available free of charge. To subscribe to the mailings of the electronic copy, please see the bottom of http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/lists.html#lists for more instructions.

For all administrative matters, please contact Laurel.

* Scheduling

Items listed below in square brackets have not been scheduled yet. For information about future scheduling, please review the status table located on the Web at http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=137.

The August Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, August 19, 2018 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, August 12, 2018. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Meridies (02 May, 2018), Ansteorra (03 May, 2018), Calontir (04 May, 2018), Ăthelmearc (20 May, 2018), Ealdormere (24 May, 2018), Lochac (25 May, 2018), West (28 May, 2018), Northshield (29 May, 2018), Avacal (30 May, 2018), Drachenwald (30 May, 2018), Laurel LoPaD (30 May, 2018), An Tir (31 May, 2018), Ansteorra (31 May, 2018), Artemisia (31 May, 2018), Atenveldt (31 May, 2018), Atlantia (31 May, 2018), Caid (31 May, 2018), East (31 May, 2018), Gleann Abhann (31 May, 2018), Meridies (31 May, 2018), Outlands (31 May, 2018), and Trimaris (31 May, 2018). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

The September Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, September 23, 2018 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, September 16, 2018. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Calontir (06 Jun, 2018), Ăthelmearc (14 Jun, 2018), An Tir (15 Jun, 2018), Laurel LoPaD (16 Jun, 2018), Middle (17 Jun, 2018), An Tir (19 Jun, 2018), Ealdormere (24 Jun, 2018), Avacal (27 Jun, 2018), Lochac (27 Jun, 2018), Caid (28 Jun, 2018), Ansteorra (29 Jun, 2018), Artemisia (29 Jun, 2018), Atlantia (29 Jun, 2018), Atenveldt (30 Jun, 2018), Drachenwald (30 Jun, 2018), Meridies (30 Jun, 2018), Middle (30 Jun, 2018), Northshield (30 Jun, 2018), and Outlands (30 Jun, 2018). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Friday, August 31, 2018.

The October Laurel decisions were made at the Pelican meeting held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 and the Wreath meeting held on Sunday, October 14, 2018. These meetings considered the following letters of intent: Gleann Abhann (02 Jul, 2018), Calontir (06 Jul, 2018), East (07 Jul, 2018), Laurel LoPaD (15 Jul, 2018), Ăthelmearc (19 Jul, 2018), Atlantia (19 Jul, 2018), Middle (22 Jul, 2018), Palimpsest Rules Letter (22 Jul, 2018), West (23 Jul, 2018), An Tir (24 Jul, 2018), Ealdormere (24 Jul, 2018), Northshield (24 Jul, 2018), East (28 Jul, 2018), Lochac (28 Jul, 2018), Artemisia (30 Jul, 2018), Atenveldt (30 Jul, 2018), Artemisia (31 Jul, 2018), Avacal (31 Jul, 2018), Caid (31 Jul, 2018), Drachenwald (31 Jul, 2018), Meridies (31 Jul, 2018), and Outlands (31 Jul, 2018). All commentary, responses, and rebuttals should have been entered into OSCAR by Sunday, September 30, 2018.

Not all letters of intent may be considered when they are originally scheduled on this cover letter. The date of posting of the LoI, date of receipt of the Laurel packet, or other factors may delay consideration of certain letters of intent. Additionally, some letters of intent received may not have been scheduled because the administrative requirements (receipt of the forms packet, receipt of the necessary fees, et cetera) have not yet been met.

Pray know that I remain,

In service,

Juliana de Luna
Laurel Queen of Arms


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