THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN REGISTERED:

* ĂTHELMEARC acceptances (to returns)

* Layla al-Najjara. Name.

The submitter might be interested to know that the Classical Arabic transliteration that most closely reflects the pronunciation of this byname is an-Najjara. If she is interested in this form, she may make a request for reconsideration.

* MargrÚt Da­adˇttir. Name and device. Gules, a pen bendwise sinister Or.

Appearing on the Letter of Intent as MargrÚt Da­adˇttir, the spelling of the byname on the form does not have a diacritical mark over the letter o. Kingdoms are reminded that all changes to a name must be summarized on the Letter of Intent.

In Old Norse names, diacritical markings must be consistently used throughout the entire name. In this case, as the form contains a mark on the e of MargrÚt, our standard practice is to add the mark to the byname to achieve this consistency.

The submitter might be interested to know that the spelling Margret Da­adottir would also be registerable. If she prefers this spelling, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Nice device!

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* AN TIR acceptances (to returns)

* An Tir, Kingdom of. Badge for Order of the Grey Goose Shaft. Checky Or and argent, a goose naiant within four arrows in mascle sable.

In the December 2016 reblazon of the Kingdom of Avacal's similarly-arranged badge for the Order of the Grey Goose Shaft of Avacal, we noted that in mascle was "a blazonable difference from 'in annulo' but does not provide a DC".

The use of a field checky Or and argent is allowed using the Existing Registration Allowance.

* Patricia Neyn Andrew. Device. Or, on a pall sable an owl displayed argent.

This device was pended for redraw on the March 2022 LoAR to correct the aspect ratio of the color emblazon. Kingdom provided new artwork which was approved by the submitter.

* Thˇrey Knřtir Thˇrkelsdˇttir. Badge for Tori the Blue. Azure, an arrow within a bordure argent.

Nice badge!

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of the Great Helm of Wealdsmere and badge. (Fieldless) On a great helm sable an oak leaf Or.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Company of the Golden Arrow of Wealdsmere and badge. (Fieldless) On a wristguard sable an arrow Or.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of Oaks Spoon of Wealdsmere.

Submitted as Honor of the Wooden Spoon of Wealdsmere, Honor is not an approved designator for order names. A timely correction was issued changing the submission to Order of the Oak Spoon of Wealdsmere. Orders that are constructed with the pattern saint's name + venerated object must use the possessive form of the saint's name, and they do not use the word the. We have therefore changed this order name to Order of _ Oaks Spoon of Wealdsmere in order to register it.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of Irons Arrow.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of the Sable Chapeau.

Submitted as Order of _ Sable Chapeau, this name was not constructed correctly. Order names using the pattern of 'color + heraldic charge' require the word the. We have therefore added it for registration.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of the Black Glove of Wealdsmere and badge. Argent, a glove aversant sable between in fess two oak leaves vert.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Order name Order of the Coracle of Wealdsmere and badge. Per fess wavy Or and barry wavy azure and argent, a coracle sable sailed vert charged on the sail with two oak leaves in fess Or.

Submitted as Order of the Coracle, the name in this form conflicts with Coracle Herald, registered to the Kingdom of Trimaris. We have therefore added the branch name of Wealdsmere in order to clear the conflict and register this name.

Last registered in 2005 as a curragh, the submitter failed to provide evidence that the boat modernly known as a coarcle was a period artifact. Thankfully, that evidence was found. From the OED s.v. coracle n.:

a. A small boat made of wickerwork covered with some watertight material (originally hides or skins), used by the ancient Britons, and still by fishermen on the rivers and lakes of Wales and Ireland.

The coracle is described but not named in Anglo-Saxon Chron. anno 891 'on anum bate butan Šlcum gere■rum of Hibernia..se bat wŠs geworht of ■riddan healfre hyde'.

1547 W. Salesbury Dict. Eng. & Welshe Kwrwgyl ne vola kroen, a corougle.

This submission uses the lingua Societatis spelling for the period artifact known modernly as a coracle. The submitters might be interested to know that in addition to the Early Modern English spelling above, it is also found in Middle English as currok dated to 1450 (MED s.v. currok). If the submitters are interested in either the Middle English form Ordre of the Currok of Wealdsmere or the Early Modern English form Order of the Corougle of Wealdsmere, they may make a request for reconsideration.

To quote Wikipedia's article on the matter:

A coracle is a small, rounded, lightweight boat of the sort traditionally used in Wales, and also in parts of the West Country and in Ireland, particularly the River Boyne, and in Scotland, particularly the River Spey. The word is also used of similar boats found in India, Vietnam, Iraq and Tibet. The word "coracle" is an English spelling of the original Welsh cwrwgl, cognate with Irish and Scottish Gaelic currach, and is recorded in English text as early as the sixteenth century. Other historical English spellings include corougle, corracle, curricle and coricle.

The article does not provide evidence of the use of sails with coracles. However, we note the prior registration of the curragh used them, and the accounts of the 5th century voyage of St Brendan mention them. There being little difference between the vessels otherwise noted, we will simply mention the fact of the sail in this case.

The sails are charged, and thus must be checked for potential conflict.

These sails do not conflict with the device of Margery of Birdsong Garth, Sable, two leaves of Ladies Mantle in fess, stems crossed, Or. There is a DC for the difference of field tincture, and a DC for difference in type of the leaves. We decline at this time to contemplate difference for orientation of the leaves of Ladies Mantle, which are three-quarters round with an extended stem.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Silver Quiver. (Fieldless) On an oak leaf sable a quiver with two arrows argent.

In 1999 we wrote:

[considering a strung bow and arrow along with another charge] The question was raised as to whether or not this is considered slot machine since it has three dissimilar charges in one group. While it is true that it has three charges, when a bow and arrow are in their standard, expected position they are considered one charge, just like a sword in a scabbard is considered one charge. It is only when they are separated, or put into non standard positions for their normal use, such as being crossed in saltire, that they become two separate charges. (Innogen Mac Leod, 4/99 p. 6)

We extend this approach to the treatment of the quiver: when loaded with arrows, it remains a single charge, and the arrows are not maintained. As a result this partially overturns precedent set in March 2003 with the return of Tace of Foxele's device, which stated: "[Argent, a fox's mask gules between three sprigs of holly inverted vert fructed gules.] Conflict with Metylda the Cunning, Argent, a fox's mask gules between three quivers vert each containing two arrows sable. There is one CD for changing the type of secondary charges. However, there is no other difference. The arrows coming out of the quiver are effectively charges maintained by the quiver and worth no difference for their addition. [Tace of Foxele, 3/03]".

Palimpsest has been directed to add a quiver with arrows to the list of "Charges with Closely Associated Maintained Charges (or other small charges)" in SENA Appendix I.F.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Spear d'Argent. (Fieldless) On an oak leaf sable a spear argent.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Spear d'Or. (Fieldless) On an oak leaf sable a spear Or.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Golden Lute. (Fieldless) On an oak leaf vert a lute Or.

* Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge for Order of the Gold Griffon. Azure, on a griffon Or a heart gules.

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* ANSTEORRA acceptances (to returns)

* Emma de Fetherstan. Transfer of badge to Principality of Vindheim. Sable, a mullet of six points Or within a bordure compony Or and gules.

* Giovanni Antonio di Napoli. Device. Quarterly gules and Or, a mermaid dexter arm raised argent between three mullets of eight points counterchanged Or and sable.

This device was pended for redraw on the March 2022 LoAR to address the unblazonable placement of the sinister arm of the mermaid. Quarterstaff provided new artwork which was accepted by the submitter.

* Raulff Smeithberde. Device. Quarterly vert and sable, a stag's head erased affronty argent.

This device was submitted as an appeal of the prior return in August 2018, when it conflicted with Per bend sinister sable and azure, a stag's skull argent, correctly noting that changes in SENA A5F1b now would grant an SC between the quarterly and per bend sinister fields.

However, this device conflicts with the July 2021 device of Ragi Gamlason, Quarterly sable and gules, a stag's head erased affronty argent, with only one DC for changes to the field, under A5G1a. Thankfully, Ollivier Rocket was able to broker permission to conflict in this case. We remind kingdoms of the need to re-check for conflicts arising during the time between a return and a resubmission.

Nice device!

* Vindheim, Principality of. Acceptance of transfer of badge for populace from Emma de Fetherstan. Sable, a mullet of six points Or within a bordure compony Or and gules.

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* ARTEMISIA acceptances (to returns)

* Dunkr Ormstunga. Augmentation of arms. Vert, a chevron Or goutty de sang between two mallets and a covered tankard argent, for augmentation on the chevron a hedgehog rampant its quills impaling grapes purpure.

In 2017 we wrote:

[Azure, a hedgehog Or its quills impaling grapes purpure] This lovely device is returned for conflict with the badge of Xena Baxter Wynthorpe: Vert, a hedgehog statant Or. There is only one DC for changing the field. The grapes here are considered equivalent to fructing, not held charges. Since they do not represent half of the charge, they cannot add a DC for tincture difference. [Elzebeth M˙nserin, 03/2017, R-Drachenwald]

That the grapes in Xena's device were considered equivalent to fructing and not worth difference gives us the opportunity to reaffirm that decision and also to direct Palimpsest to add hedgehogs and fructing of their quills to the list of "Charges with Closely Associated Maintained Charges (or other small charges)" in SENA Appendix I.F.

* Magdalena Lucia Ramberti. Release of badge. (Fieldless) On a compass rose Or a pomegranate gules slipped and leaved vert.

* Magdalena Lucia Ramberti. Release of alternate name Anora Marchaunt.

* Magdalena Lucia Ramberti. Release of household name Hostaria del Melagrana.

* Petro Kovalenko. Name.

Nice Ukrainian name circa 1600!

* Tabitha Laufer. Name and device. Per chevron azure and argent, two daisies proper and an antelope rampant vert.

Nice 16th century German name!

* Umetsuki Kiyome. Name and device (see RETURNS for other device). Sable, within a crescent a plum blossom, all within an annulet argent.

Submitted as Baigetsu Kiyome, Japanese names must use a consistent transliteration system. The family name Baigetsu uses a Sino-Japanese reading of its underlying kanji while the given name Kiyome uses a standard Japanese reading. Sino-Japanese readings are only appropriate for certain name elements, such as names of places and objects, and for persons identifying as a monk. As the given name Kiyome is not one of those types of names, we have modified the transliteration of the family name to the most common standard Japanese reading Umetsuki.

The submitter might be interested to know that two other valid standard Japanese transliterations of the family name are Umezuki and Mumezuke. If she is interested in either of these transliteration, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Artist's note: Please increase the separation between the annulet and crescent to improve the identifiability of the latter.

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* ATENVELDT acceptances (to returns)

* Benedikt of Luzern. Name change from Benedict of Luzern.

This name was pended in January 2022 to discuss changes to SENA PN3C when identical items belong to the same submitter. A Rules Letter was issued by Palimpsest on March 24, 2022, to facilitate this discussion. Based on the commentary provided on that letter, this name is registered as submitted. See the Cover Letter for more information.

The submitter's previous name, Benedict of Luzern, is retained as an alternate.

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* ATLANTIA acceptances (to returns)

* Alexandria Magdalena de Luce. Device. Gules, a pale engrailed between a stag rampant and in cross four ermine spots argent.

* Galfrid de Couentre. Name.

Nice 13th century English name!

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* AVACAL acceptances (to returns)

* Arnolt Brekeswerd. Device. Argent, within a star of David a tree sable.

* Oriana Severin. Alternate name Severina Francesca Machiavelli.

* Oriana Severin. Alternate name Violet Reid.

Nice 16th century Scots name!

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* CAID acceptances (to returns) (to pends)

* Alysett Alwyn. Name.

The submitter might be interested to know that the Scots form of this byname contemporary with the Scots given name is Elwyn; the spelling Alwyn is English. If she is interested in the wholly Scots form Alysett Elwyn, she may make a request for reconsideration.

* Arland Weigel von Offenbach. Transfer of badge to Oleksa Kievskii. (Fieldless) A shark urinant embowed vert.

* Asa askma­r. Device change. Per fess gules and sable, a sea-horse contourny argent tailed Or.

The submitter's previous device, Sable, on a bend Or between two gouttes de l'eau, a needle sable threaded gules, is retained as a badge.

Nice device!

* Caid, Kingdom of. Order name Order of Vangard of Honore.

This order name is constructed with the pattern 'saint's name of locative'. Honore is an English place name dated to 1291 and 1302 in volumes published by the English Place-Name Society.

* Catairiona ingen Con Uladh. Name and device. Or, a dragon in annulo vorant of its own tail azure and a gore purpure.

Appearing on the Letter of Intent as Catairiona ingen Chon Uladh, the lenition of the byname was added at Kingdom to reflect the standard rules of Gaelic grammar. However, lenition was used inconsistently in period Gaelic. Per the July 2017 Cover Letter, lenition is not required where: (1) the submitter indicates that he or she prefers the unlenited form AND (2) the submitter or commenters provides documentation showing at least three (3) examples in which lenition was not applied to the same first letter in medieval Gaelic writings in a situation in which it would otherwise be required. In this case, BrÝan dorcha ua Conaill provided the necessary three examples in commentary, allowing us to remove the lenition as requested by the submitter and restoring the spelling on the submissions form for registration.

* DßithÝ Fairchild. Name and device. Vert, a triskelion of spirals and a chief wavy argent.

This name combines a Gaelic given name and an English byname, an acceptable lingual mix per SENA Appendix C.

There is a step from core practice for the use of a triskelion of spirals.

* Elisheva bat Yisrael. Device change. Gules, a goblet between two bars all between a sexfoil and a hand Or.

The hand in this device matches various depictions of hands found on 14th and 15th century ceramics held by the Museo de Teruel, in particular this depiction found on a 14th century pitcher: http://museo.deteruel.es/museoprovincial/colecciones/edad-media/baja-edad-media/jarra-5/.

The submitter's previous device, Argent, the Hebrew letter "aleph" within a star of David within and conjoined to an annulet sable, is released.

* Oleksa Kievskii. Name and device. Per fess engrailed argent and azure, a shark urinant embowed vert.

* Oleksa Kievskii. Acceptance of transfer of badge from Arland Weigel von Offenbach. (Fieldless) A shark urinant embowed vert.

* Rhydderch Derwen. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's mask per pale argent and gules.

Nice badge!

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* CALONTIR acceptances (to returns)

* Aidan Cocrinn. Alternate name Cussata Foljambe and badge. Purpure, on a bend sinister Or three winged monkeys statant guardant contourny palewise purpure.

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* DRACHENWALD acceptances (to returns)

* BryndÝs Hrˇ­geirsdˇttir. Name and device. Chevronelly azure and Or, a lamb passant argent and on a chief azure three Thor's hammers Or.

The name element BryndÝs is a constructed Old West Norse given name from the protheme Bryn- and the deuterotheme -dÝs. We thank ffride Morelle for her excellent work constructing this given name.

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* EALDORMERE acceptances (to returns)

* Einar Josepsson inn Austrifara. Release of name and device. Vert, a raven Or, on a chief embattled argent two wooden bowls proper.

* Juliana Scrivener. Badge. (Fieldless) In fess a coney rampant azure conjoined at the tail to a winged hound rampant contourny gules.

* Rylyn Buchanan. Augmentation of arms. Argent, a sea-catamount sable tailed vert within a bordure quarterly vert and sable, for augmentation the sea-catamount maintaining on an escutcheon gules a trillium argent enfiling a ducal coronet Or.

This augmentation was pended for redraw on the March 2022 LoAR to improve the identifiability of the trillium. Quarterstaff provided new artwork with the edges of the coronet no longer obscuring the edge of the trillium, which was approved by the submitter.

The submitter is a duchess and thus entitled to display a ducal coronet.

* Selewine de la Wode. Device. Argent, a phoenix sable rising from flames proper, on a chief sable three Latin crosses bottony argent.

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* EAST acceptances (to returns)

* Angharad verch Madog ap Gryffud Duy. Name change from Siobhan Ruadh ni Mhathghamhna.

The submitter's previous name, Siobhan Ruadh ni Mhathghamhna, is retained as an alternate.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-14th century Welsh. This name might meet that request. While most of the elements in this name meet the authenticity request, we do not have evidence of the spelling Angharad in the 12th-14th centuries in Wales. The spellings attested during this period are Angaret, Angareth, Ankarad, Ankered, Hangharet and Hangharat. Given these dated examples, the spelling Angharad is plausible; however, because this spelling is not attested during the requested time period, we cannot say for sure that it is authentic. If the submitter is interested in any of the attested spellings provided here, she may make a request for reconsideration.

* Colette d'Avignon. Badge. Per pale purpure and argent, a lozenge pommetty counterchanged.

Nice badge!

* Eamonn Grey. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, a dragon Or maintaining a sword argent and on a chief embattled Or three gouttes de sang.

Commenters questioned whether this name conflicted with the registered Emma Grey. It does not. The given name Eamonn is roughly pronounced /AY-mon/ while the given name Emma is roughly pronounced /EM-muh/. As these given names have two changes in sound and are visually different, they are clear via SENA PN3C1 and SENA PN3C4.

This name combines a Gaelic given name and an English byname, an acceptable lingual mix per SENA Appendix C.

* Lucifero Justus. Device change. Azure ermined argent, a demi-sun issuant from base Or and in sinister canton an estoile of seven rays argent.

This device change was pended on the January 2022 LoAR to discuss questions raised regarding applicability of SENA Appendix J. At this time, we determine this design is adequately covered within Appendix J: the demi-sun, despite being issuant from the base edge of the field, is nonetheless a primary charge occupying the center of the field, just as a pile does. The estoile is a secondary charge. Appendix J's current text regarding Designs with One or Two Charge Groups On the Field that We Don't Allow, which reads "A design with charges only 'in sinister chief and in central base' and variants (like 'in chief and dexter base')" is generally interpreted to apply to charges within a single charge group, and we ask Palimpsest to clarify the matter.

The submitter's previous device, Azure, a Latin cross flory and on a chief Or, three compass stars gules, is retained as a badge.

* Marcus Bowyer. Name.

Nice English name from the 14th century onward!

* Matti Stjarna. Name and device. Vert, a serpent nowed argent and on a chief invected Or three apples gules.

The submitter requested authenticity for 10th-11th century Norse. This name does not meet this request. The earliest that the Finnish given name can be documented is the 15th century.

The submitter might be interested to know that in Sweden, during the 16th and early 17th centuries, there is a pattern of families taking surnames that derive from their coats of arms. Examples of this pattern include Sparre 'chevron', Ulfsax 'wolf trap' and Oxenstirn 'bull's forehead' (derived from a bull's massacre). As a heraldic charge, stars are not uncommon in Swedish armory; they appear in Svenska medeltidsvapen by Jan Raneke in varieties with 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 points. Matti Stierna would, therefore, be an authentic name for the 16th century in Sweden or Finland. If the submitter is interested in this name, he may make a request for reconsideration. We thank Birittha T÷ll÷÷ for her research on this item.

* Nur{jv}a Cherbin. Name change from Eleanora Stewart.

This name combines a Turkish given name and a Mongolian byname, an acceptable lingual mix per SENA Appendix C.

The submitter's previous name, Eleanora Stewart, is retained as an alternate.

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* LOCHAC acceptances (to returns)

* Adrienne Furet. Badge. (Fieldless) A ferret passant sable.

Nice canting badge!

* Appel von Nuremberg. Name change from Trica Ludwig and device change. Quarterly gules and azure, a compass rose argent.

The submitter's previous name, Trica Ludwig, is released.

Nice late 15th century name from Bavaria!

The submitter's previous device, Gules, a tree eradicated argent within and conjoined to an annulet and in chief three acorns Or, is released.

Nice device!

* Darius Freeman. Badge. Gules, a chevron between three sheaves of arrows Or.

Nice badge!

* Gwyn of Gildenwick. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Vert, an oak sprig argent and on a chief Or three bees sable.

Gildenwick is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Submitted under the name Eryl of Gildenwick.

Nice device!

* Gwyn of Gildenwick. Badge. Or, a bee sable.

Submitted under the name Eryl of Gildenwick.

Nice badge!

* Gwyn of Gildenwick. Badge. Vert, an oak sprig and an orle argent.

Submitted under the name Eryl of Gildenwick.

Nice badge!

* Marx Lamprecht. Name and device. Argent, a huntsman gules and on a chief sable three mullets Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for 15th-16th century Swiss-German. This name may meet that request. It is authentic for 15th-16th century Nurnberg, but we have not found either name element in a reliably Swiss source at this time.

The huntsman, also known as a hunter or Jńger, is a period charge found in German heraldry such as in the arms of Sigmund Jńger (Austrian State Archives, 1586) https://www.archivinformationssystem.at/detail.aspx?ID=2474542, Jakob Jńgerbauer, (Austrian State Archives, 1576-1612 (https://www.archivinformationssystem.at/detail.aspx?ID=2474557), and Michael Jńger, Formel- und Wappenbuch, 1598-1626 (Universitńtsbibliothek Heidelberg, Cod. Sal. IX, 58), f. 105v, 1602. The defining features of a huntsman are that it is blowing a horn and maintaining a spear.

We thank Iago Boar for providing the citations noted above.

Artist's note: Please enlarge the huntsman and mullets to more fully occupy the space available to each.

* Mason Freeman. Name change from holding name Mason of Southron Gaard.

Nice late 16th century English name!

* Mathias Feuerbach. Name and device. Sable, a chevron Or cotised argent between three mullets of six points Or.

Nice German name circa 1600!

* Penne Gwin Shepherd. Name and device. Argent, on a bend sinister gules a shepherd's crook argent, overall a penguin proper.

Nice cant!

* Penne Gwin Shepherd. Badge. (Fieldless) A penguin proper maintaining under its wing a shepherd's crook bendwise sinister argent.

Nice cant!

* Solveig Ulfsdottir. Name and device. Per pall argent, gules, and azure, an arrow per fess sable and argent.

The submitter requested authenticity for Viking Age Norway/Scandinavia. This name meets that request.

* ١ra Freysteinsdˇttir. Name and device. Quarterly sable and azure, a sea-squirrel argent.

Nice 9th-11th century Old Norse name from Iceland!

Nice device!

* Trudie Beata Ollyfe Griffen. Name and device. Purpure, a griffin between five mullets in annulo argent.

* Uberto Renaldi. Blanket permission to conflict with device. Gules, three church bells argent.

Uberto grants permission to any future submitter to register armory that is at least one countable step different from his registered device, Gules, three church bells argent.

* Wenefrith Everett de Calabria. Device change. Azure, a natural leopard passant guardant argent and in chief a comet fesswise Or.

The submitter's previous device, Azure, a bear passant guardant argent and in chief a comet fesswise Or, is retained as a badge.

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* MERIDIES acceptances (to returns)

* ĂrindÝs grikkfari. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, two serpents in annulo, each vorant of the other's tail gules within a bordure counterchanged.

Submitted as ĂrinndÝs grikkfari, the given name is spelled ĂrindÝs. The submitter originally documented her spelling from the Viking Answer Lady's website, found at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONWomensNames.shtml. The author of this page corrected the error before the close of commentary. We have therefore corrected the spelling for registration.

* Delana of Beau Fort. Name and device. Gyronny argent and purpure, a fox courant proper and on a bordure sable the words "kindness loyalty authentic honesty acceptance ingenuity" argent.

The Letter of Intent asserted that Delana is the submitter's legal name. However, no proof of this was provided, nor was an attestation provided that proof of the legal name had been seen by heralds prior to submission. Kingdoms are reminded that proof or attestation of legal name elements must be provided to use the legal name allowance as provided in SENA PN1B2e.

Fortunately, the submitter does not need to use the legal name allowance as the early 17th century English surname Delana was found in FamilySearch Historical Records, and it may therefore be used as a given name here.

Beau Fort is the registered name of an SCA branch.

* Flannait inghean uÝ hEighnigh. Heraldic title Argent Raven Herald.

* R°rik mac Lugdach. Device change. Azure, a heron rising argent.

The submitter's previous device, Azure, a heron volant bendwise wings addorsed argent, is retained as a badge.

* R˙nfrÝ­r ěpisdˇttir. Badge. Argent, a gurges sable, overall an onion purpure.

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* MIDDLE acceptances (to returns)

* Asa Nine Finger. Name and device. Or, a martlet azure and a bordure azure semy of geraniums Or.

The Geranium was known in period, and appears in the Canadensium plantarum of 1635, p.110 (https://archive.org/details/iaccornutidoctor00corn/page/110/mode/2up?ref=ol&view=theater). We thank Ollivier Rocket for providing this citation.

* Honnor la Riote. Name.

Nice late 13th century French name from Paris!

* Joscelin Runne. Device. Per bend purpure and argent, a bend sable between an antelope salient argent and a mulberry sprig vert fructed gules.

This device was pended on the March 2022 LoAR to improve identifiability of the antelope, and to complete the mulberry sprig which lacked a connecting branch. Quarterstaff provided new artwork which was accepted by the submitter.

* Magn˙s rau­r gandr. Name.

Submitted as Magnus Gandr, the submitter indicated a preference for the byname Raudgandr if such could be documented. While we could not document this compound byname, the submitter opted to register the fully Old Norse form Magn˙s rau­r gandr using two separate descriptive bynames. We are happy to make this change for submission.

Commenters questioned whether or not the byname gandr constituted a claim to magical powers via SENA PN4C. During the commentary period, three examples of this byname were found during and after the Viking Age. It is not clear from these examples whether or not all of the people who bore this byname were understood to have the same magical power. Therefore, until such evidence is provided, we see no reason to overturn precedent permitting its registration at this time.

* Svana in heppna Vikingsdottir. Name change from Sarasvat{i-} Dvaip{a-}yana and device. Sable, a lance argent enfiling an annulet Or, a gore ermine.

The submitter's previous name, Sarasvat{i-} Dvaip{a-}yana, is retained as an alternate.

* ١ra Rˇarsdˇttir. Badge. Per saltire arrondi purpure and vert, a vegetable lamb argent.

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* NORTHSHIELD acceptances (to returns) (to pends)

* Judith of Northwode. Badge. (Fieldless) A mushroom per pale vert and argent all semy of roundels counterchanged.

* RikR Fundinn. Name (see PENDS for device).

* Seßn mac Labhrßis. Name and device. Per fess enarched sable and vert, a sun Or and a bear statant argent.

Nice 16th century Irish Gaelic name!

* Wolfhart Eysenhawer. Badge. Per pale vert and sable, two wolves sejant respectant Or.

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* OUTLANDS acceptances (to returns)

* Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for Order of the Golden Lance of the Outlands. Vert, two stags combatant sustaining between them a tilting lance, a bordure engrailed Or.

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* WEST acceptances (to returns) (to pends)

* Eleanor the Gentle. Name change from Claire Bennett of Essex and device. Sable, a garb and a chief rayonny Or.

The submitter might be interested to know that the byname the Gentle in our period was a reference to nobility rather than temperament. If she is interested in the bynames Bean/Bene 'kindly', Hendy 'courteous, kind, gentle', Lythe/Litde 'mild, gentle', or Douce 'sweet, pleasant', she may make a request for reconsideration.

The submitter's previous name, Claire Bennett of Essex, is released.

This device does not conflict with the device of Grane the Golden of Hippogriff Tower, reblazoned elsewhere on this letter as Sable, in fess three stalks of wheat Or. There is an SC for complete change in number of the primary charge group per SENA A5E3.

* Gisele Pulver. Name and device. Per bend sinister vert and argent, a wolf's head cabossed argent and a sprig of lavender bendwise sinister proper.

Nice late 16th century English name!

* Grane the Golden of Hippogriff Tower. Reblazon of device. Sable, in fess three stalks of wheat Or.

Blazoned when registered in September 1971 as Sable, three stalks of wheat as in a garb, Or, that blazon was intended to capture the fact that the center stalk is palewise while the two outer stalks have curves. However, the stalks are not bound together and represent three separate charges rather than a single charge.

* Grimbjorn Drifa. Name and device. Azure, two bears combattant, in base an escarbuncle, a bordure argent.

Artist's note: Please draw the escarbuncle with thicker arms to improve identifiability.

* Margery Garret. Badge. Argent, on a pale vert between two paw prints sable a tower Or.

There is a step from core practice for the use of paw prints.

* Richard Rober Tissot. Device. Azure, a gazelle's head couped, on a chief Or in pale two spears fesswise proper.

Nice device!

* William of Red Valley. Name.

Submitted as William of the Red Valley, the name in this form was not constructed correctly. The word the does not belong in a compound placename using a 'family name + generic topographic feature' construction. We have therefore removed it for registration.

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- Explicit littera accipiendorum -


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:

* ĂTHELMEARC returns (to acceptances)

* Gunther GrŘnbaum. Badge. Or, in pall inverted three oak leaves conjoined at the stems vert, a bordure sable.

This badge is returned for conflict with the armory of Wulf Beornsson, Or, a sprig of three poison ivy leaves inverted vert within a bordure sable. Wulf's sprig is inverted (the leaves are two and one) so there is a DC for arrangement, but not an SC as one and two is not an arrangement listed in SENA A5E4. The second DC has to come from the type of leaf, which existing precedent has declined to grant between a sprig of poison ivy leaves and a sprig of oak leaves: "[considering Or, a sprig of oak proper, a bordure sable] Conflict with Wulf Beornsson, Or, a sprig of three poison ivy leaves inverted vert within a bordure sable. There is only a single CD for orientation of the sprig." [Sion Becote, 06/2000, R-Meridies]

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* AN TIR returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* ANSTEORRA returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* ARTEMISIA returns (to acceptances)

* Matsumoto Ai. Device. Purpure, in pale a polypus and intertwined in its tentacles a woman Or.

This device is returned per SENA A3F5 for the unblazonable posture of the woman and her relationship to the polypus.

* Umetsuki Kiyome. Device. Sable, within a crescent a plum blossom argent.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Eric Van Roosebeke, Sable, a crescent and a chief embattled argent. There is one DC for changing the type of secondary charge, but since the position of Eric's chief is part of its definition, no DC for position is granted.

This device is also returned as the submitter already has a device, registered previously on this letter. Submission heralds are reminded that submitters may have only one device at a time, and that we do not consider alternate designs in commentary.

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* ATENVELDT returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* ATLANTIA returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* AVACAL returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* CAID returns (to acceptances) (to pends)

* Yaroslav the Persistent. Household name Fellowship of the Black Hats (see PENDS for badge).

This name is returned for presumption against the 11th century Turkic tribes (also called Torks) known to the Kyivan Rus as Chorni Klobuky 'Black Hats'. These tribes were known as such for the black headdresses they wore, and they protected the southern border of the lands held by Rus princes. These tribes are mentioned in Encyclopedia of Ukraine (http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/) and its longer counterpart Encyclopedia of History of Ukraine (https://web.archive.org/web/20160411210500/http://history.org.ua/?encyclop&termin=Klobuky_Chorni). From the data presented therein, this name would be akin to calling a group of people Fellowship of the M{a-}ori. Therefore, we rule that Chorni Klobuky is important enough to protect from presumption in all its forms, including the form Black Hats by which the tribes are referred to in some academic works, and this name must be returned. See this month's Cover Letter for additional information.

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* CALONTIR returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* DRACHENWALD returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* EALDORMERE returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* EAST returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* LOCHAC returns (to acceptances)

* Eryl of Gildenwick. Name.

This name is returned for violation of SENA PN4B1 'Use of Elements that Appear to Be Titles'. The given name Eryl is a variant spelling of the period title Earl, dated to the 15th century in the MED s.v. erl. The title Earl is reserved for use in the SCA by members of the royal peerage, similar to how the example in SENA PN4B1, Miles, is a title reserved for use by members of the Order of Chivalry. Using it in combination with the locative byname of Gildenwick appears to be a claim to be the Earl of Gildenwick. Therefore, we are unable to register this given name with any byname that does not include an occupational or descriptive byname and this name must be returned.

Upon resubmission, the submitter might consider adding an occupational byname, such as Eryl the Tailor of Gildenwick or a descriptive byname, such as Eryl the Tall of Gildenwick, in order to remove the appearance of presumption. The submitter is reminded that simply adding a surname, such as Eryl Hamilton of Gildenwick, or a second given name, such as Eryl Richard of Gildenwick will not remove the appearance of presumption.

The submitter's armory is registered under the holding name Gwyn of Gildenwick.

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* MERIDIES returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* MIDDLE returns (to acceptances)

None.

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* NORTHSHIELD returns (to acceptances) (to pends)

None.

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* OUTLANDS returns (to acceptances)

* Jose Taberna de Torquemada. Badge. Sable, in pall inverted three hounds heads conjoined at the necks Or.

This badge is returned for offense per SENA A7. Commentary was overwhelming in noting that the historical association of the so-called "Hounds of the Lord" with the acts of the Grand Inquisitor make the use of hounds in combination with the name, Torquemada, a clear reference to Tomßs de Torquemada. We remind the submitter of what we wrote when permitting the registration of their name in March 2019:

The submitter should be aware that, for those who had heard of the name before, the association of the byname de Torquemada with the Spanish Inquisition and its practice of torture and burning at the stake was clear.

The submitter should also be aware that using armorial elements that reinforce that association do not, in fact, lessen the potential for offense.

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* WEST returns (to acceptances) (to pends)

None.

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- Explicit littera renuntiationum -


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PENDED UNTIL THE November 2022 LAUREL MEETING (OR AS NOTED):

* CAID pends (to acceptances) (to returns)

* Yaroslav the Persistent. Badge. (Fieldless) A winged Ukrainian trident head argent.

This badge is pended to redraw the wings in a form found in period armory.

This was item 11 on the Caid letter of March 31, 2022.

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* NORTHSHIELD pends (to acceptances) (to returns)

* Caradoc Llew Du ap Morgan. Augmentation of arms. Vert, on a chevron between three Maltese crosses argent, two lions passant respectant maintaining between them a Maltese cross sable, and for augmentation replacing the cross in base with a compass star argent.

This augmentation is pended to allow consideration of revised artwork. As submitted to kingdom, the lions are not maintaining the Maltese cross, though they do so in the registered base arms. Kingdom redrew the artwork to address the issue, but did not properly include it for consideration. Kingdoms are reminded that redraws at Kingdom need to replace the artwork when forwarded to Laurel. Adding revised artwork as part of the item's text in the LoI is insufficient for consideration.

This was item 1 on the Northshield letter of March 31, 2022.

* RikR Fundinn. Device. Per pale argent and sable, a G-clef and a flesh-pot counterchanged, on a chief triangular gules a smoking pipe argent.

The device is pended to redraw the G-clef in a form known to period. The depiction found in this submission appears to derive from an undated form in a 19th century text by German musicologist Karl Wilhelm Julius Hugo Riemann.

This was item 3 on the Northshield letter of March 31, 2022.

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* WEST pends (to acceptances) (to returns)

* Anne of Bradford. Badge. Argent, a peregrine falcon contourny proper, belled and jessed, between flaunches azure.

This badge is pended to redraw the peregrine falcon to be more identifiable, particularly when colored proper.

This was item 1 on the West letter of March 30, 2022.

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