Ædric Duquesne. Device. Per pale sable and vert, in pale two dogs passant, a bordure Or.
Christiana Rowena Yonge. Device. Quarterly per fess indented argent and vert, in chief three suns in their glory counterchanged gules and Or.
Gwenllian ferch Rhys Llywelyn. Name.
Haukyn Bayard. Name and device. Per chevron throughout vert and Or, two hawks’ bells Or and a horse passant contourny sable.
Mylisant de Sandeforthe. Name and device. Per saltire azure and sable, three chevronels braced and in chief a mill-rind argent.
Siobhán Ruadh ní Mhathghamhna. Device. Checky vert and argent, on a bend sinister sable three lions passant reguardant palewise argent.
Susanna Felhund. Name.
Thora of Skye. device. Argent, a chevron, in chief a decrescent and an increscent azure overall a wolf sejant sable.
This was pended from the August 1998 Laurel meeting.
Wealdsmere, Barony of. Badge. Azure, three acorns conjoined at the stems in pall inverted Or within an orle of eight oak leaves in annulo argent.
Aislynn Crystyn. Device. Purpure, a seeblatt inverted Or.
Alexander Peregrine. Name.
Brenna Beldame. Name and device. Ermine, a lion couchant gules, on a chief azure a crescent between two estoiles Or.
Caelin on Andrede. Name and device. Azure, on a pile argent between two suns Or, a sword inverted sable.
Ceinwen ferch Rhuel. Name.
Conor McDonald. Name and device. Per chevron embattled argent and sable, three crosses crosslet fitchy counterchanged.
Francesca Laviana Sansovino. Device. Gules masoned argent, a rose and on a chief Or two catamounts passant guardant respectant sable.
Gwyddno ap Gryffydd ap Emrys Eurdorchog. Alternate name. Caius Aurelius Britannicus.
Joye McDonald. Name and device. Argent, three crosses crosslet fitchy purpure.
Mary Elisabeth Wickham. Name.
Philip White. Name.
Richard of Durnford. Name.
Roderick Billingsley Mac Leod. Device. Per chevron purpure and vert, on a chevron Or between two natural leopards combattant and a tower argent, a cross of Calvary purpure.
Stonebridge Keep, Shire of. Name and device. Vert, on a pale azure fimbriated in base a laurel wreath argent, overall in chief a bridge Or.
This is clear of Elspeth of the Wood Vert, on a pale azure, fimbriated, an oak tree Or., with once CD for addition of the overall charge, and one for changing the type and tincture of the tertiary charge.
Please instruct the group to draw the fimbriation wider.
Theodric Afhaims. Badge. (Fieldless) A mouse's head cabossed Or.
Theodric Afhaims. Badge. (Fieldless) A wolf's pawprint per bend sinister sable and vert.
Xene Theriane. Name change from holding name Vicki of Bryn Gwlad.
Submitted as Xene Therianos, the given name is feminine while the byname is in the masculine form. Since Byzantine names agree in gender, we have put the byname into the feminine form.
Aidan MacEgan. Device. Argent, semy of millrinds fesswise sable, an axe bendwise azure.
Anne Mulligan. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, a Bouchier knot bendwise throughout argent.
Submitted as Cailin Anne Mulligan, no documentation was presented for Cailin and none could be found. Therefore, we have dropped it in order to register the rest of the name and the device.
Catrina of Douglas. Name.
Submitted as Caitriona of Douglas, this combines Gaelic and English in the same name. We have changed the given name to the closest English form.
Colum Mac Eoghain ui Neill. Name and device. Per pale argent and azure, two lions combattant, in chief a sun counterchanged.
Submitted as Colum Mac Eoghan Ui Niall, the bynames needed to be put into the genitive. We have done so.
Please ask the submitter to draw the lions larger.
Dughall Mach Eoghainn Mach Laomuinn Mach Fhearchair. Name.
Duncan of Kilernan. Name and device. Azure, a wolf sejant contourny ululant argent, a bordure argent semy of thistles proper.
Duncan MacLean of Atenveldt. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, on a bend sinister sable between a thistle proper and a tower sable, three annulets Or.
The armory was submitted under the name Duncan MacLean of Duart.
Eliane d'Avignon. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Ered Sul, Barony of. Name for Order of the Golden Star.
This is to be associated with their badge Azure, in base three mountain peaks vert, fimbriated and snow-capped argent, charged with a mullet Or.
Granholme, Shire of. Name and device. Azure, on a chevron engrailed between a bird bolt fesswise reversed and a laurel wreath argent, five annulets azure.
Granite Mountain, Shire of. Device. Per fess indented vert and sable, in chief a laurel wreath Or, a bordure erminois.
Gregoire le Gris. Device. Or, an eel erect embowed counterembowed, a chief embattled azure.
Jonete Malisoun. Name.
Lezlee of Sundragon. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Note: Lezlee is her legal given name.
Lyn the Inquisitive. Name.
Note: Lyn is her legal given name.
Marion the Black. Name and device. Argent, three bars azure between a cat sejant erect and a cat sejant erect contourny sable.
Matthias Alexander Casca. Name.
Submitted as Matthias Alexandros Casca, the name was said to be an attempt at a late Roman name. Therefore, we have Alexandros into the proper Latin nominative.
Regan Weissdrachen. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a dragon segreant contourny argent, issuant from base a demi-sun Or.
Reinhardt von Trotha. Name and device. Or, a raven rising wings elevated and addorsed, on a chief sable five fleurs-de-lys Or.
Robert Edward Henry Dethewright. Device. Gules, on a pale sable fimbriated a fox's mask argent, in chief a label Or.
Sabrina Morna. Badge. Or, a wingless wyvern statant, tail ending in a cinquefoil purpure.
Note: while this is only one CD away from Lindorm Eriksson's Or, a wingless wyvern statant gules., he has provided a blanket permission to conflict, providing 1 CD (the tincture difference of the monsters provides the other).
Tatiana of Sundragon. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a pall inverted sable between two hearts gules and a rose sable.
The armory was submitted under the name Tatiana Ariadna Kalisfena Kazimierova.
Tonis van Driele. Name and device. Per saltire azure and gules, a catamount rampant guardant argent, semy of Maltese crosses sable, maintaining a harp Or, between three Maltese crosses argent.
Submitted as Teunis van Driele, no reliable documentation was presented and none could be found, for the name Teunis as a period given name. Therefore, we have substituted Tonis, which the submitter said he would accept and which can be dated between 1200 and 1400 as a Dutch given name.
Bazyli Oleschsky. Name and device. Azure, in pall three sea-horses tails to center Or.
Caitríona inghean Ghiolla Phádraig. Device. Argent, a fret couped, on a chief azure a greyhound courant argent.
Collwen ferch Dafydd ab Ifan. Name and device. Azure, a dolphin naiant argent between in pale an escallop and an escallop inverted, a bordure Or.
Damianus Petrolino. Household name for Compagnia del Falcomarino.
Duncan of Seareach. Name and device. Or, a wyvern erect maintaining a trident, a chief sable.
Elspeth Macalpin. Badge. (Fieldless) A threaded sewing needle bendwise sable.
Emma of Elandonan. Name change from Emma Lawles.
Her former name Emma Lawles is hereby released.
Geva de Lile. Name and device. Azure, on a dexter hand apaumy Or a goutte azure.
Greta Linden. Device. Argent, a saltire couped sable between four lozenges azure.
Ilse Broussard. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Jehan Yves de Chateau Thiery. Name and device. Vair, a natural tiger rampant Or marked sable maintaining a tankard Or, overall a bend sinister sable.
Jeremiah Drake. Device. Argent, a dragon displayed, head to sinister sable maintaining a sword fesswise Or, a bordure embattled vert.
John von der Velde. Badge. (Fieldless) A brown wolverine rampant to sinister proper maintaining a double-bitted axe argent.
Juliette Linden de Montrevel. Name.
Karen Larsdatter. Name and device. Argent, in pale three strawberries proper between flaunches gules.
Keira Featherstone. Badge. Azure, a cross crosslet voided, a bordure argent.
Maria von dem Mäuseturm. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Matsudaira Kentarou Toshiyori. Device. Quarterly sable and azure, in pale a fan conjoined with another inverted argent, each charged with a bear's paw print that in base inverted sable.
Matsudaira Kentarou Toshiyori. Badge. (Fieldless) A fan conjoined in pale with another inverted argent, each charged with a bear's paw print that in base inverted sable.
Mercurio de Montrevel. Name.
Morgan Maguire. Name and device. Per chevron argent and vert, two mullets of ten points sable and a double-headed chess knight argent.
Note: he has received a letter of permission to conflict from Corun MacAnndra Per chevron argent and vert, in chevron three mullets of eight points pierced sable and a harp argent.
Muireann ní Riordáin. Badge. (Fieldless) A boar passant to sinister argent.
Nikulai Ivanovich. Device. Argent, a chevron vert between a fox courant gules and a feather fesswise azure.
Nora Bartlow. Name.
Note: Nora is dated to 1379 in Bardsley's Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames.
Ragnarr Blackhammer. Badge. Or, a hammer and a bordure sable.
Ragnell Gry. Device. Per saltire purpure ermined argent and argent, four roses counterchanged Or and purpure.
Ragnell Gry. Badge. Purpure ermined argent, a double rose Or and purpure, barbed and seeded proper.
Reinhardt von Greifswald. Name.
Rhodri ap Hywel. Name change from Sweyn Erik Grafell and device change. Azure, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated between two open books, three torches palewise argent.
Note: he has changed his alternate name to his primary name and is releasing his former primary name Sweyn Erik Grafell. His former device Gules, on a bend sinister sable fimbriated between an open book and a double-bitted axe bendwise sinister, three torches palewise argent. is hereby released.
Rhodri ap Hywel. Badge for House Rainhaven. Sable goutty d'eau, a base embattled argent masoned sable.
Robert Runewald. Badge. (Fieldless) A crab tergiant per pale Or and azure.
Roswitha of Suanesfeld. Alternate name and badge for Teodora Orsini. (Fieldless) A lion statant guardant argent.
Sorcha inghean Eilidh. Name.
Teza Aubry. Name and device. Argent ermined gules, a wolf sejant to sinister sable, in chief three roses proper.
Una of Aire Faucon. Device. Gules, a wolf salient to sinister ermine between flaunches argent.
Vladimir Ivanovich Aleksandrov. Device. Per chevron gules and argent, two otters combattant and another rampant to sinister, all maintaining glaives, counterchanged.
William the Stout. Badge. Quarterly azure and argent, a cross flory issuant from base, a bordure Or.
Alexander Kallidokos. Name.
Brut von Köln. Name and device. Paly gules and Or, two double-headed eagles displayed and a Maltese cross sable.
While this has some humorous elements, Brut von Köln is no more obtrusively modern than Drew Steele or Miles Long, both of which we have registered.
Calafia, Barony of. Order name. Ordre du Coeur de Serpent.
Catlin MacTavish. Name.
Ceara ingen ui Chellaig. Name and device. Barry wavy azure and argent, two seahorses respectant Or.
Submitted as Ceara Ó Cellaig, this combines a Gaelic feminine given name with a masculine byname. We have corrected the byname to the feminine form.
Conor Mac Murrey. Name and device. Per pale embattled vert and argent, three wolf's heads contourny in pale argent and a Celtic cross vert.
Submitted as Conor Mac Muireadhach this combines English and Gaelic orthography in the same name. We have, therefore, made it entirely English.
Cyrus Avenon. Name.
Demetrio Giovanni Valentino. Name (see PENDS for device).
Dirk del Prestes. Device. Argent, a rottweiler passant proper, on a chief azure a dirk palewise between two hearts argent.
Elizabeth of Hawksglen. Name.
Etienne de Bracieux. Name and device. Quarterly argent and sable, a cross moline quarter-pierced, counterchanged.
This cross is at the very limits of acceptability for counterchanging.
Fergal MacCome. Name.
Garrett O'Doherty. Device. Quarterly azure and argent, in pale a compass-star and a tree, a bordure counterchanged.
Honour Grenehart. Name change from Generys of Llandygai and badge. (Fieldless) A hart lodged vert attired Or.
Her former name Generys of Llandygai is hereby retained as an alternate name.
Jacob Maximilian of the Black Forest. Badge. (Fieldless) On a card pique argent winged, a Maltese cross sable.
Jonathon Whitehart. Name and device. Per chevron sable and argent, two harts trippant reguardant addorsed argent and a rose slipped and leaved gules.
Khalid al-Khadir. Name and device. Sable, a cuirass and on a chief argent, in sinister a decrescent azure.
Markus Bjolanarson. Name and device. Sable, a pile gules fimbriated Or, overall an eagle displayed head to sinister argent.
Patrick of Mindrum. Name and device. Per chevron vert and sable, two roses and a wolf passant Or.
Roxanne de Audley. Name and device. Quarterly sable and gules, three dragonflies in pall heads to center and a bordure embattled argent.
Ruslan Kievskii. Name and device. Per pale gules and azure, a pithon erect Or.
Simon de Toulouse. Name.
Southron Gaard, Barony of. Order name for The Order of the Tour d'Or.
This conflicts with Tour d'Or Herald, registered to the Kingdom of Caid. However, as in the case of The Order of the Gordian Knot, which conflicted with Gordian Knot Herald, if the crown and the kingdom herald agree, the barony can use the name of the heraldic title for an order name. We have received a statement to that effect from Crescent.
Note: since Tour d'Or is already registered, any possible conflicts are grandfathered.
Southron Gaard, Barony of. Badge. Gules, a tower Or, in chief three mullets argent, a bordure Or.
Valentine Mercer of Scarborough. Name.
Victoria Rohrbach. Name and device. Or, a dragon's head caboshed vert between two peacock feathers in pile proper.
Submitted as Victoria von Rohrbach, no documentation was presented for Rohrbach being the name of a town in period. Since Brechenmacher's Etmologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen, dates Rohrbach to 1302 as a surname without the von, we have dropped it.
William LeFendur. Badge. (Fieldless) A flame azure.
Alysandria of the Fosse Way. Device. Vert, a natural leopard rampant, on a chief argent three roses gules.
Cai Douglas. Name
Submitted as Cai Dubhghlas, this combined Welsh and Gaelic in the same name which we don't do. We have anglicized the Gaelic in order to register the name.
Eoan Ó Séaghdha. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Francesca Barozzi. Name.
Gwylon ap Owen. Device. Azure, three chevronels inverted and in chief a retort Or.
Jóhann Brattsteinn Marteinsson. Name.
Luzia do Valongo. Name and device. Purpure, a horse salient and a chief embattled argent.
Mairgrég ingen nic Gillebrath. Device. Lozengy sable and Or, a spoon gules.
Modar Neznanich. Badge. (Fieldless) A wolf rampant purpure.
He is releasing Azure, on a hide argent, a rose azure.
Nataliya Anaova Petrova. Device. Per pale indented argent and sable, two cats sejant respectant, a bordure counterchanged.
Olga Belabashinina. Device change. Per bend sinister gules and Or, a griffin segreant counterchanged.
Her former device Per bend sable and Or, a griffin segreant counterchanged., is hereby released.
Robert Brockman. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Seraphina Brugari. Name and device. Per bend sable and Or, a seahorse erect contourny bendwise counterchanged.
Found on the LoI as Seraphina Bruyari, the name on the forms, as well as the documented form is Brugari. We have corrected this.
Please show the submitter how to draw a seahorse.
Simidh Am Piobaire. Name and device. Argent, a saltire cotised and on a chief azure three cinquefoils argent seeded gules.
Sven Kendtmand. Name.
Submitted as Sven the Kendtmand no documentation was presented for the use of the in the name. Therefore, we have removed it.
Ysabeau Lambert. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Elffin of Mona. Augmentation of arms. Vert, an annulet rayonny on the outer edge argent and in chief a sword fesswise proper, and as an augmentation, on a chief Or a dragon passant coward sable ducally crowned gules.
Sven Gunnarsson of Fjathrundaland. Name and device. Argent, an armorer's anvil sable and a chief embattled gules.
Thora Asbiornsdottir. Device. Purpure, a lily-of-the-valley slipped and leaved within an orle argent.
Gwenhwyvar Telynores. Device reblazon. Purpure, in pall a harp between three increscents argent.
Originally blazoned as Purpure, a harp between three increscents argent., we have reblazoned it to better describe the emblazon.
Emma de Lastone. Name.
Lyssandre le Téméraire. Name and device. Sable crusilly argent, a horned demon's head, in chief three fleurs-de-lys Or, a bordure ermine.
Note: she has a letter of permission to conflict with Martin le Mechant, Sable crusilly argent, a horned demon's head, a bordure ermine.
Martin le Mechant. Device change. Sable crusilly argent, a horned demon's head Or, a bordure ermine.
Note: he has a letter of permission to conflict with Lyssandre le Téméraire Sable crusilly argent, a horned demon's head in chief three fleurs-de-lys Or, a bordure ermine.
His former device Argent crusilly fitchy sable, a horned demon's head couped gules. is hereby released.
Ari Wilhelmsen. Device. Azure, a chevron rompu between two seahorses combatant argent and a sword Or.
Béibhinn Ní Dhonnamháin. Name and device. Vert, a falcon close contourny and a lion rampant Or maintaining between them a sword argent, on a chief Or a harp vert.
Note: this is not "slot machine" since the sword is maintained and not sustained.
Bronwen o Gydweli. Badge. (Fieldless) An antelope statant argent.
Carol Jane Ravenridge. Device. Lozengy argent and vert, a fess, a bordure sable.
Please instruct the submitter to draw the bordure larger.
Cinzia del Lupo. Name and device. Argent, a heart fracted palewise sable.
Eoin the Modest. Device. Azure, a sea-lion dormant, a bordure Or.
Eylgar Bryce of Gordon. Name.
Gwydion of Blackmoore. Device. Gules, a chevron inverted, on a chief Or a demi-sun sable.
Ivan Piotrovic Pevcov. Name and device. Per fess indented argent and gules, a broken sword bendwise sinister proper.
John the Pursuwer. Badge. (Fieldless) On a double-headed eagle azure, a fret couped Or.
Matthew James Ravenridge. Device. Per chevron sable and azure, a chevron compony Or and gules.
Molli Rose Kekilpenny. Name.
Submitted as Mollison Rose Kekilpenny, the submitter misunderstood the documentation. Mollison is a metronomic byname, referring to Molli's son, which was used on the Laurel web page to document the name Molli. Since it is not a given name, we have changed Mollison to the closest given name form.
Sabine de Rouen. Name and device. Argent, a martlet within an orle purpure.
Sion Becote. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Thomas de Burne. Name.
Thorvald Ingvarsson. Badge. (Fieldless) An oak leaf bendwise sinister Or.
Alan of Caerlaverock. Name and device. Or, a tower vert, a bordure gules semy of birds Or.
Anna von Bremen. Name.
Aryanhwy Prytydes merch Catmael Caermyrdin. Device. Purpure, a bordure ermine.
Note: this was previously registered to her as a badge, and she is making it her device.
Aryanhwy Prytydes merch Catmael Caermyrdin. Badge. (Fieldless) An ermine statant purpure.
Bogdan of Würm Wald. Holding name and device (see RETURNS for name). Argent, a bear’s pawprint and a base vert.
The armory was submitted under the name Bogdan din Bra ov.
Please tell the submitter to draw the base larger in the future.
Deirdre Wydeville. Name.
Note: while the name Deirdre has been ruled SCA compatible, Black's Surnames of Scotland, in the spelling Deredere has a citation from 1166.
Genevieve Rose de Glendalough. Name and device. Per bend sinister purpure and vert, three roses in bend sinister argent, barbed and seeded proper, and a catamount sejant Or.
Iames Alexander MacNauchtan. Name.
James Cunningham. Name.
Klaus Hartel von Ulm. Device. Per chevron inverted gules and sable, three Maltese crosses argent and a massacre Or.
Meave de Clare. Badge. (Fieldless) On a fleur-de-lys vert, a bee Or.
Ragnarr Grásíða. Device. Argent, a natural tiger rampant contourny sable striped argent, in chief three roses sable.
Ragnar of Birka. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and Or, an owl close guardant argent and two double-bitted axes in pile, hafts crossed sable.
Tatiana Kalinkova. Name.
Thea the Spinner. Device. Per chevron inverted sable and gules, a moon in its plenitude and a spinning wheel argent.
Ulrich von Landstuhl. Name.
Ysabel Natalia Osorio de León. Name (see RETURNS for device).
Note: Natalia is her legal middle name.
Aelfraed Hawkmoon. Badge. (Fieldless) A hawk rising wings displayed and inverted perched atop anvil argent charged with a cross moline gules.
Africa O'Brien. Badge. Argent, a butterfly sable and a bordure rayonny vert.
Please advise the submitter on how to draw a proper rayonny.
Hákon Beowulf. Name.
Note: Reaney and Wilson's A Dictionary of English Surnames cite William Beowoulf from 1297.
Isabeau Noellet d'Avignon. Device. Purpure semy-de-lys Or, a wyvern passant and on a chief argent three roses proper.
Karl Braden von Sobernheim. Device. Vert, on a bend doubly cotised argent a violin sable.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for the Royal Archer of the Outlands. Vert, a stag's head caboshed argent, attired Or, between three pheons one and two points outward argent, a bordure embattled Or.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Order name for the Order of the Silver Tyne (see RETURNS for badge).
Rosamond de Preston. Name change from Rosamund de Chastemont (see RETURNS for device).
Her former name Rosamund de Chastemont is hereby released.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM
Society for Creative Anachronism. Heraldic Title. Brown Mouse Herald.
Society for Creative Anachronism. Transfer of heraldic title to Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. Harpy Herald.
Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn. Acceptance of transfer of heraldic title. Harpy Herald.
Note: there was only one item on the LoI.
THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN RETURNED FOR FURTHER WORK:
Ker Megan of Taransay. Device. Azure mullety, a winged lion passant Or.
This is being returned because as colored neither Laurel, nor any of the approximately 20 Ansteorrans at the Laurel road show could determine if the field was azure or purpure.
Duncan MacLean of Duart. Name.
This was originally returned October 1991 in the form Duncan MacLean for conflicting with the character Duncan MacLean in the Deryni series by Katherine Kurtz. In an attempt to clear that conflict, a place name has been added. Unfortunately, that now puts the name in violation of our rules on pretention. Master Bruce, as Laurel, covered the issue of pretention in the form of "X of Y" in Scottish names.
"We will continue to prohibit the use of a Scots clan name with the seat or territory of that clan (e.g. Cameron of Lochiel), or a surname with the phrase of that Ilk (or its functional equivalent, e.g. Macintosh of Macintosh). That usage, with or without the given name, is the title of the actual chief of the clan or his immediate kin; its use in the SCA represents a direct infringement on actual nobility, and also appears to be a claim to rank, either of which is grounds for return. But by and large, the use of a Scots surname with a Scots placename is acceptable for SCA use." (LoAR March 1993, p. 8) Based on that precedent, [MacLeod of Duirinish] is registrable. LoAR 1/94, p.8.
Adam & Innes, Clans, Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands, shows that Duart is the castle and seat of the chief of the MacLeans. As such this name is presumptuous. We have added the name of his local group to form a holding name which is not presumptuous and does not conflict.
The armory was registered under the holding name Duncan MacLean of Atenveldt.
Einarr atgørvimaðr. Device. Argent, a bear rampant sable, on a chief enmanché argent and purpure, three Thor's hammers counterchanged.
The only documentation presented for a chief enmanché was found in Eugene Zieber's Heraldry of America, and the usage there is out of period. The term enmanché can be found in other heraldic sources, but not for a chief that looks anything like what was submitted.
Barring documentation that a chief divided in this fashion was done in period, this must be returned.
Eliane d'Avignon. Device. Purpure, in pile two needles, on a chief triangular Or, a violet purpure slipped and leaved vert.
This is being returned for a redraw. While blazoned on the LoI as Purpure... a chief triangular Or. what was drawn was really Per pall Or, purpure and purpure, which we do not allow.
Gethyn Tal mab Cadwugaun. Name and device. Or, a sun gules, a bordure sable.
The name is being returned for lack of a given name. Gethyn is not a given name, but rather only a byname. If the client wishes a correctly formed Welsh name, he should contact the Harpy Herald. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conflicts with the Ensign of the Kingdom of Ansteorra, Or, a mullet of five greater and five lesser points within a bordure sable., with one CD for change of tincture of the sun/mullet. Phillip Stuart of Silverhill Per saltire azure and argent, a sun in glory gules fimbriated Or within a bordure sable., with one Cd for changes in the field, and nothing for the fimbriation. And, Elizabeth Amy Godwin Or, a compass star gules and a gore sinister sable., with one CD for changing the type of peripheral ordinary from a gore to a bordure.
Lezlee of Sundragon. Device. Per chevron azure and Or, two jester's caps argent and a brown bear sejant erect affronty proper.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn, the bear looks like a teddy bear, and not a medieval bear. Furthermore, it is not clearly in a sejant erect affronty position; normally we would not see the bottom of the animal's feet.
Matthias Alexander Casca. Device. Argent, a pair of hands erased gules.
This is being returned for a redraw. The hands are not erased, but appear to be dripping blood.
The question of conflict with the Red Hand of Ulster was raised in commentary. It is an augmentation of Baronets in Great Britain Argent, a dexter hand appaumy gules. We do not currently protect it, but the Red Hand of Ulster will be pended for commentary as to whether or not we should add it to our protected list. If it is added, then this submission will conflict with it.
Tatiana Ariadna Kalisfena Kazimierova. Name.
This is being returned for using a triple given name in Russian, for which there is no evidence of any usage any time in our period. Even double Christian given names in Russian are considered a weirdness, since the documentation for them is virtually non-existent. Furthermore, no documentation was presented for the variant spelling of the final byname, and none could be produced by our Russian name expert.
The armory was registered under the holding name Tatiana of Sundragon.
Treasa Callan. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation for the given name. The only documentation for Tresa came from Coghlan which is not a reliable source. Without a given name, the name as a whole must be returned.
Windale, Shire of. Device. Argent, chaussé azure, in pale a laurel wreath vert and an aeolus azure.
This conflicts with Eleanora Valentina Beota Azure on a pile ployé argent, a hummingbird rising, wings elevated and addorsed, vert. Windale's device is equivalent to a charged pile. As such it gets naught for ployé and only one CD for changes to the tertiaries.
Ilse Broussard. Device. Per pale azure and sable, in pall a rapier fesswise between three increscents argent.
This conflicts with Gwenhwyvar Telynores Purpure, in pall a harp between three increscents argent., with one CD for changes to the field, and nothing for changing one of a group of four.
Maria von dem Mäuseturm. Device. Vert semy of mice couchant to sinister argent, a tower Or.
This is being returned for a redraw. The mice as drawn are not identifiable as mice. They are far too small, and too stylized to be identifiable.
Roswitha of Suanesfeld. Badge. Counter-ermine, a lion statant guardant argent.
Withdrawn by request of the submitter.
Ciarán Blackrune. Name.
This name has two problems. First, it combines Gaelic and English orthography in the same name which we do not permit. More importantly, while the LoI documented the use of Black as a place-name element, no evidence was presented, and none could be found for rune used with any color name elements. Barring such documentation, the name must be returned.
Ciaran MacDarragh. Badge. Sable estencelly, on the trunk of an oak tree eradicated argent a wolf couchant reguardant sable.
This is being returned because with the wolf on the trunk of the oak tree, the wolf becomes unidentifiable and the tree trunk must be distorted so much that it makes the tree look highly unusual. The submitter could consider having a wolf surmount the trunk of the tree. This motif is quite common in some areas of Europe during our period and underused in the SCA.
Victoria von Rohrbach. Badge. (Fieldless) A sheaf of two peacock feathers proper bound by a ribbon gules.
This is being returned for a redraw. The feathers are not clearly palewise or bendwise sinister. No one could come up with a blazon which will adequately reproduce the emblazon, which is a requirement of RfS VII.7.b.
Abaddon Barbarossa. Name and device. Chevronnelly gules and ermine on a cross formy sable a Maltese cross Or.
The name was originally returned at Kingdom level 9/93. An appeal was made to Laurel at that time. That appeal was returned 3/94. The submitter is now appealing this return to the Board of Directors. We are also returning the name, but we will be forwarding his appeal along with the original return and commentary, and this set of information. The original return said:
No evidence was presented either in the appeal or in the commentary that the given was ever used by humans, in or out of period. As a consequence, we are unable to register it here.
The submitter said in his appeal:
First, the submitter is addressing the RfS, Name Rules, Part II.3, Invented Names, which would allow a name from a literary source (in this case, the Bible). Secondly, the Laurel return was based on the RfS Name Rules IV.2, Offensive Names (the return claiming that Abaddon is the name of a demon). The submitter argued that point that Abaddon is in fact Satan's jailer (citing the Book of Revelation), and therefore an angel such as Gabriel or Michael.
Unfortunately the submitter still has failed to provide documentation that Abaddon was a name used by human beings in period. While is it true that both Gabriel and Michael are names of angels they are also names that were used by human beings in period. While we do allow names from literature, (see next month's cover letter for a discussion on using names from period fiction), the names must be names of human beings.
Note: while the appeal addresses a return for violating our clause on offensive names, in fact the 3/94 Laurel return did not address that issue at all, and only addressed the issue of names used by human beings.
The armory is being returned for using two different types of cross in the same armory, a cross formy and a Maltese cross, therefore running afoul of the "sword and dagger" rule.
"If two charges are artistically distinct, but heraldically identical, they should not be used in the same armory. The reason for this is the raison d’etre of heraldry; instant identification. When the eye first sees a design such as , say, Sable, two lions and a Bengal tiger Or, it will be fooled for a moment into seeing three lions, or three tigers. There’ll be a moment of confusion until the eye sorts out the almost-but-not-quite-identical charges .and that confusion is exactly what we try to avoid. The charges, be it noted, need not be in a single group for confusion to arise. Sable, a sword between three primary and daggers being secondary. Nor need the charges necessarily be ‘artistic variants’ of one another, although that is the most common application of the rule: any two charges that are visually indistinct may run afoul of this policy (for instance, Sable, in pale a horseshoe and a torc Or). In general, if there’s a CD of difference between the charges, the ‘sword-dagger’ ruling won't apply: less than that, and one takes one’s chances. (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, Cover Letter with September 1994 LoAR, p.5)."
Conrad Abelord. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross formy sable
This conflicts with Dorothea of Caer Myrddin Argent, a cross patty sable., with one CD for fieldlessness, and with the protected badge of the Teutonic Order: (Fieldless) A Latin cross formy sable fimbriated argent., with nothing for the fimbriation, so again the only CD is for fieldlessness.
Eoan Ó Séaghdha. Device. Per saltire vert and purpure, a ram's head affronty argent.
This conflicts with Carl of Caermarthin Azure masoned argent, a ram's head cabossed argent., and with Morgan Argante Elandris of Cantref Gwaelon, Sable, ram's skull cabossed argent. In both cases there is one CD for difference in the fields.
Fyren-Ar, Shire of. Name and device. Argent, a copper brazier proper enflamed Or and vert within a laurel wreath sable, a bordure quartered and per saltire gules and sable.
The name is being returned for lack of documentation. While the LoI glosses Fyren-Ar as meaning Burning Ore in Anglo-Saxon, nothing was presented to show that the name followed the pattern of period place-names.
The armory is being returned for a number of reasons. First, since there is no name, it must be returned since SCA armory is registered only to an SCA name, and there is no name to register this, and we do not form holding names for groups. However, even if the name had been registerable, the armory would have been returned for the following reasons: "The [copper charges proper], whose default tincture must be heraldically Or, are metal on metal because of their position [against argent and Or primary charge], to the extent that they were unidentifiable at any distance." (Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, LoAR 27 September 1986, p. 14) The "copper" brazier is metal on metal. The bordure can be more succinctly blazoned as gyronny gules and sable. However, this blazon makes it even more apparent that it falls afoul of RfS VIII.2.b.iii., which states specifically that: "Elements evenly divided into two parts, per saltire, or quarterly may use any two tinctures or furs." This is not divided per saltire or quarterly, but gyronny or per saltire and quarterly. It thus may not consist of two metals or, as here, two colors.
Isabella Julietta Diego y Vega. Device. Per fess urdy purpure and sable, a maunch ermine with a hand proper holding a Latin cross, and a sun in its splendor Or.
There is insufficient contrast between purpure and sable to use a complex line of division such as urdy to separate them. It becomes unidentifiable.
Leifr of the Crescent Moon. Device. Gules, on a bend sinister wavy between a maple leaf and a crescent Or, a scarpe sable.
This is being returned for lack of paperwork.
Morgan Fletcher. Device. Argent goutty de sang, a ship reversed sails furled proper enflamed gules.
This was withdrawn by the submissions herald.
Robert Brockman. Device. Or, a compass star of sixteen points and in chief two wolves combattant, a bordure wavy azure.
This is being returned for a redraw. The compass star is not just "of sixteen points", but of "four greater, four lesser, and eight even lesser points". Basically, it is a variant of a non-period charge, the compass star. Variants of non-period charges have been disallowed before, as being not one but two steps from period practice. "The submitter's argument that a Maltese star cross is but one step from a recognized period charge, a *Maltese cross*, is interesting but not particularly compelling. The fact remains that six armed crosses are not a period charge." (Da'ud ibn Auda, LoAR December 1993, p.10) Neither are compass stars of sixteen points. If the compass star was redrawn as a sun or a standard mullet, that would take care of the problem.
Sláine ní Chiaraín. Device. Per chevron inverted gules and vert, a pall between three round buckles argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn it is not per chevron inverted, but Per pall gules, vert and vert which we do not allow.
Theodric Rotbert. Device. Vert, a bend between a wolf rampant and a abacus within three bezants Or.
This is being returned for breaking our rules on "slot machine", by having three different charges (wolf, abacus and bezants) in the same charge group.
Vasilla Anastasiia syna Ioannova Krasnoiskaia. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, a rabbit rampant counterchanged.
The name is being returned for multiple problems in construction. To quote Escutcheon:
The double Xian given name is a weirdness but registerable. The rest of the name is not registerable. The genitive use of "syn" (son) must appear after a masculine name or patronymic also in the genitive case. Thus, "Ioannova syna" might have worked but not "syna Ioannova." What makes this confusing is that "doch’" (daughter) could have appeared either before or after the patronymic. Almost always, the genitive form of a man’s patronymic (which is what "Ioannova syna" would be) would appear with the man’s given name as well. This would also be in the genitive case, thus the name Vasilla Anastasiia Mikhaila Ioannova syna might be registerable, but it is awkward. As for the final element, this is simply incorrectly constructed. The masculine adjective for "red" is Krasnoi and the feminine is Krasnaia (you do not just throw "skaia" on the end of adjectives to make them feminine). Vasilla Krasnaia would be a fine name. However, there is a final problem: having decided to place her father’s/husband’s name on hers (in the genitive), you cannot simply go back to the nominative form again. Two options: her significant male is named Ioannov syn Krasnoi, in which case, her name could be Vasilla...Ioannova syna Krasnogo or she drop the patronymics out altogether and goes for the simpler Vasilla Krasnaia I mentioned above.
OK, to summarize. The registerable name closest to what was sent in would be Vasilla Anastasiia Ioannova syna Krasnogo. The most period name would be [Vasilla or Anastasiia] Ioannova [syna Krasnogo or doch’ Krasnaia]. Do the patronymic OR the descriptive byname would be best.
The armory is being returned for a redraw. While the blazon had the rabbit counterchanged, in fact an outline of the rabbit was drawn in the contrasting tincture, with the rabbit actually being the tincture of the field. This violates our rules on contrast, thin line heraldry, and identifiability.
Ysabeau Lambert. Device. Or, an angel statant affronty azure maintaining a sword inverted proper and a chief flory counter-flory azure.
Unfortunately, the effect of the flory counter-flory line of division was to put three gold fleur-de-lys on a blue chief, making it a chief of France. We do not permit more than two gold fleurs on a blue background, since that is how augmentations of France were done in period. Using a different line of division, or a different tincture would fix this problem.
Bran Torc Dubh Mac Brude. Name and device. Argent, a boar statant sable.
The name is being returned for incorrect structure. While Brude is found in Black's Surnames of Scotland, there is some doubt about it. However, we would have normally given the submitter the benefit of the doubt, and allowed him to use it. However, even if we permit the use of Brude as a name element, we would have to put it into the genitive. Since he allows no changes, we are forced to return the name. Furthermore, while Torc Dubh does mean Black Boar as the submitter states, no documentation was presented for descriptive names of that sort being used in Gaelic names.
The armory conflicts with Dubhghall macEbhearair Argent, a boar sejant sable armed and langued Or. There is only one CD for the change of posture of the boar.
Foxwood, Canton of. Device. Argent, a fox's mask gules within a laurel wreath vert, a bordure embattled azure.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn the fox's mask is only partially within the laurel wreath. It needs to be either entirely within it, or entirely out of it. While not in and of itself grounds for return, please instruct the group on how to properly draw a laurel wreath. To be considered a proper laurel wreath, it should be drawn nearly circular.
Scoithin mac Mhuireadhaig. Device. Or, five lions rampant sable, two, one and two.
This conflicts with Buchanan of that Ilk Or, a lion rampant sable., and Flanders Or, a lion rampant sable. There is just one CD for the number of charges.
Sion Becote. Device. Or, a sprig of oak fesswise proper.
This conflicts with Deidre O'Rourke Or goutty sable, a sprig of oak fructed proper., with a single CD for removal of the secondaries.
Bogdan din Bra ov. Name.
The name is being returned for lack of documentation for the use of din. While documentation was presented in the LoI for Bogdan as a period Romanian given name and Brasov as period Romanian place, nothing was shown for din. While we might assumed that din was Romanian for from, no evidence to support that assumption was presented in the LoI, and no one in the college presented any supporting evidence. Barring such evidence, the name must be returned.
The armory was registered under the holding name Bogdan of Würm Wald.
Despina din Bra ov. Name.
The name is being returned for lack of documentation for the use of din. While documentation was presented in the LoI for Despina as a period Romanian given name and Brasov as period Romanian place, nothing was shown for din. While we might assumed that din was Romanian for from, no evidence to support that assumption was presented in the LoI, and no one in the college presented any supporting evidence. Barring such evidence, the name must be returned.
Euriant Alessandra Deri. Name.
This is being returned for lack of documentation for both Euriant and Deri. The LoI glossed Euriant as appearing in the 15th-century Romance of Gerard de Nevers. However no evidence was presented to show that it was used as a name of a human being or that it was a given name. No documentation of any sort was presented for Deri and none could be found. Barring documentation for both names, we are returning this.
Fearann na Críche, Shire of. Device. Per chevron inverted azure and vert, three oak branches conjoined in pall, in chief a laurel wreath argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. The three branches conjoined in pall are not clearly three branches, or anything else, though most commenters felt it was closest to an oak tree.
Ysabel Natalia Osorio de León. Device. Per chevron purpure and vert, two lions combatant Or and a chalice argent.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn it is not Per chevron purpure and vert... but rather Purpure.....a point pointed vert. That puts a vert point on a purpure field which breaks the rule of tincture.
Outlands, Kingdom of the. Badge for the Order of the Silver Tyne. Vert, a stag's attire argent and a bordure embattled Or.
This is being returned for a redraw. As drawn the attire is not recognizably an attire, or any other charge.
Patric of Blackthorn. Device. Vert, a Celtic cross and a chief embattled Or.
This conflicts with Charles von Strasburg Vert, three Celtic crosses swallowtailed and a chief embattled Or. There is a CD for difference in number of primary charges, but nothing for the swallowtailing. It also conflicts with Aithbric an Ardain Dhuibh Vert, a Celtic cross within a bordure Or. There is only one CD for change to the type of the peripheral.
Rosamond de Preston. Device. Gules, a tower and on a chief Or three cinquefoils gules.
This conflicts with Ximena Aubel de Cambria Gules, a triturated castle, on a chief Or three owls' heads erased gules., with one CD for the difference in the tertiaries.
Cathleen McCollom. Device. Per pale sable and gules, a pall inverted bretessed argent.
This conflicts with the Barony of Twin Moons Azure, a pall inverted bretessed argent. There is only one CD for the change of the field.
The following items are pended to the May 1999 Laurel meeting.
Demetrio Giovanni Valentino. Device. Purpure, a round shield Or surmounting a sword inverted all within a bordure argent.
The LoI omitted the tincture of the sword and the bordure.
Valamir von Straubing. Device. Argent, a wyvern erect vert, a bordure sable decrescenty Or.
The blazon left out the tincture of the bordure.
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Great Britain. Augmentation for the Red Hand of Ulster. Argent, a dexter hand appaumy gules.
The question was raised in commentary as to whether we should add this to our protected list. al-Jamal said:
..[I]s a piece of non-SCA armory which deserves to be protected by us, especially as it is so strongly connected to a specific rank in Great Britain, the baronets.
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