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An Tir IL dated 2009-07-04 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion, Caitrina, outgoing Lions Blood, Elizabeth Turner de Carlise, incoming Lions Blood, and the esteemed members of the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Lí Ban ingen Echtigeirn, Boar, sends greetings and felicitations.

COMMENTARY ON THIS LETTER IS DUE ON THE 10TH OF AUGUST, 2009.

The following Lions Blood meetings will be held on at 1:00pm at Caitrina Lions Blood's new home (address TBA).

June meeting - Sunday, July 12, 2009 [IMPORTANT UPDATE: The June meeting has now been cancelled to allow Lions Blood some time to unpack.]

July meeting - Sunday, August 16, 2009 (meeting will be located at the Barony of Lions Gate Sergeantry Trials - Warner Loat Park, Burnaby, BC)

August meeting - September 18-20, 2009 (meeting will be held during the Summits Fall Coronet - Gold Beach, OR; please use event directions to get to the site)

Directions: To follow when they become available.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

There is no Lions Blood letter at this time.

LAUREL ACTIONS

The following is an excerpt from the cover letter of the March 2009 LoAR:

From Laurel and Pelican: Extending RfS II.5 Registered Names

A submission this month (Award of Arielle, Atlantia-A) raised the issue of branches registering order names which use an element from an individual's registered society name when precedent or the rules has declared that element to be unregisterable. The commentary was in favor of extending Rules for Submissions II.5 Registered Names to allow branches to invoke the grandfather clause in these cases. Given the favorable commentary, we have adopted this change to the rules, allowing us to register the submission in question. We are, however, soliciting the College's commentary on the proposed wording of the rules change. Currently RfS II.5 Registered Names reads:

Once a name has been registered to an individual or group, the College of Arms may permit that particular individual or group to register elements of that name again, even if it is no longer permissible under the rules in effect at the time the later submission is made. This permission may be extended to close relatives of the submitter if the College of Arms deems it appropriate.

In consultation with Palimpsest we propose to add the following text to the end of RfS II.5:

In addition, this privilege may be extended to a branch in which the individual lives or has lived. In general, branches will be expected to use only elements from registered primary names of individuals.

And we also propose adding the following to the end of paragraph 2 of Administrative Handbook IV.C.2 Documentation:

For branch submissions relying on grandfathered elements owned by individuals, the owner must document their relationship to the branch and their permission to allow the name element(s) to be used by the branch.

We invite the College's commentary on these proposed texts articulating the new rules change.

From Wreath: Charges Within Annulets

On the November 24 LoPaD, we pended a device using a charge within an annulet which was not the central design in the device. Several questions were asked at that time, and the College has answered.

A widget within an annulet will continue to be considered a primary widget and a secondary annulet, or a primary annulet and secondary widget, when those charges are the only charges on the field. Which of the two charges is primary depends, as always, on the emblazon.

When both are present in a design as part of a primary charge group, or where they would be expected to be a secondary charge, the widget and annulet will both be considered part of the same group.

These answers do not depend on the types of charges in question.

Heralds should note that using a widget within an annulet is not a step from period practice. Multiple instances of items within a single or multiple concentric annulets appear in Stemmario Trivulziano (plates 178, 194, 225, and 352), Siebmacher (plates 63, 152, and 156), Humphrey-Smith's Anglo-Norman Armory Two (page 335), and other heraldic references.

Society Pages

It is with great sadness that we note the recent death of Lord Pendar the Bard, Musimon Herald Extraordinary. Pendar served the Kingdom of the Outlands in many capacities. Over the course of many years, he was White Stag Principal Herald, Rampart Herald (twice!), Scorpion Pursuivant for the Barony of al-Barran, Bard to Kings of the Outlands (and at many bardic circles everywhere), seneschal of the College of Blaiddwyn, a husband and father, and responsible for bringing in and educating many heralds in the Outlands. He will be sorely missed.

We also note the death of Master Dylan ab Aneirin y Breuddwydiwr, member of the Order of the Laurel and former Beacon Principal Herald of Meridies.

On May 9, 2009, Dorcas Whitecap of Calontir was offered companionship in the Order of the Pelican (elevation to be announced). Of her many endeavors, her commitment to field heraldry was prominently mentioned. On the same day, Master Gawain of Miskbridge, Green Anchor Herald and third Gold Falcon of Calontir, was awarded an augmentation to his arms held by letter patent for his long standing and meritorious service to the College of Arms and the Kingdom of Calontir.

The following items have been registered by Laurel

Constantia in der lachun. Name change from holding name Constantia of Madrone.

The submitter requested authenticity for 12th-13th C German. Both elements are dated to the 13th C, so this is a fine German name from that period.

This was pended on the June 2008 LoAR.

The following items have been returned for further work

None.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

These items will be forwarded to Laurel, and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in November of 2009.

Adeliza a Donyng. Device, Resubmission to Kingdom. Or, an oak tree couped vert within a double tressure purpure.

Adiantum, Barony of. Badge, New. (Fieldless) A double-headed bear's head erased Or.

Ælfthryth il. Name Change, New.

Avacal, Principality of. Badge, New. (Fieldless) On an open book quarterly argent and Or, an Arabic lamp reversed sable enflamed gules and a griffin's head erased gules.

This submission is to be associated with Their Highnesses' University of Avacal.

Caitilín Fhionn. Name, New & Device, Resubmission to Kingdom. Per bend argent and gules, or a bend sable between a rose proper and a swan naiant, an arrow inverted argent.

Name forwarded as Caitilín Fhionn in keeping with the submitter's desire for an authentic 14th - 15th Gaelic name.

Cara de Lorraine. Name & Device, New. Gules a pile sable, overall a unicorn countersalient, and a chief Or.

Doireann Dechti. Name Change, New.

Doireann Dechti. Badge Change, New. (Fieldless) A bear rampant within and conjoined to an annulet sable.

Madyn Vach. Name, New. (See RETURNS for device.)

Myvanwy Loyt. Name Appeal, New. Myfanwy Loyt.

Registered on April 2008 LoAR, the submitter has requested an appeal be put forth to Laurel for consideration to change the name to her originally submitted spelling of Myfanwy Loyt.

Odile Davignon. Device Change, Resubmission to Laurel. Argent, a swan naiant wings elevated and addorsed and on a chief sable three lozenges ploye argent.

Piers the Deaf. Name, New & Device, Resubmission to Kingdom. Per bend gules and argent, a bend sable between a garb proper and a hop cone stem to chief vert.

Rose Campbell. Badge, New. (Fieldless) On a boot gules a capital letter "R" Or.

Selewine Offeiriad Gwytherin. Name & Device, New. Per bend sinister Or and purpure, a patriarchal cross counterchanged.

Serena Duran de Paz. Name & Device, New. Per chevron throughout sable and vert, two ermine spots and a seahorse contourny Or .

William Brannan. Name & Device, New. Per saltire sable and gules, a horse rampant within an orle of chain argent.

These items are being returned for further work

Alexandros Khristodoulopoulos. Device, New. Quarterly, argent and Purpure, a Russian Orthodox cross and flame argent.

This device is being returned for violating RfS XI.3, Marshalling: A quarterly field may only be used when no single portion of the field may appear to be an independent piece of armory. No section of the field may contain an ordinary that terminates at the edge of that section, or more than one charge unless those charges are part of a group over the whole field. Using a complex line of division, or only one charge, would fix the problem.

Gabriella Margaurite Simonetti di Ruccelai. Badge, New. (Fieldless) A horse's head erased argent collared gules.

This badge is being returned for further work. Unfortunately the deckle edge erasing is not in line with erasing requirements as per this precedent:

Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved. The predominance of the three-jag erasing is such that it can be recommended throughout our period and across Europe. For purposes of recreating period armorial style for couping, the couping should be a smooth line which is either straight, slightly convex, a shallow concave, or a recognizable extreme concave. A straight line or a shallow curve can be recommended throughout our period and across Europe. [11/01, CL]

Making the collar twice as wide would also be suggested. As a tertiary charge it needs to be important to the overall design.

Galienna of Ravens Key. Badge, New. Azure, an orle argent and a lion dormant argent. (to be associated with House Hardel)

This badge is being returned for conflict with Averick of Glen Rowany- June of 1992 (via the Outlands): Per saltire purpure and vert, a lion dormant within an orle argent. There is only one clear difference for the change of field. It's also noted that this submission matches the device resubmission of Nicolas Hardel le Noreys exactly. Even if there was no conflict, only one of these submissions could be forwarded.

Madyn Vach. Device New. Per pale vert and argent, a boar's head caboshed counterchanged, in base two arrows in saltire counterchanged or and gules.

This device is being returned for further work due to identifiability issues. The arrows are too small to readily make out the "counterchanged" tincture, as well the boar's head is more feline or perhaps dragon like than that of a boar.

Nicolas Hardel le Noreys. Device, Resubmission to Kingdom. Azure, an orle argent and a lion dormant argent.

This device is being returned for conflict with Averick of Glen Rowany- June of 1992 (via the Outlands): Per saltire purpure and vert, a lion dormant within an orle argent. There is only one clear difference for the change of field. It's also noted that this submission matches the badge submission of Galienna of Ravens Key exactly. Even if there was no conflict, only one of these submissions could be forwarded.

The following submissions received for the July Internal Letter are being returned for administrative reasons.

• Dagrún stjarna. Device, New.

This device is being returned due to the submission being on the old forms and incomplete. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

Godfrey of Wessex. Device, New.

This device is being returned due to the forms not matching. Please use the most recent forms for both the black and white line drawing and the color emblazons upon resubmisison.

Louise la Leona . Device, New.

This device is being returned due to the lack of a name with which to forward it.

Macha ban Kennard. Alternate Name & Device, New.

This name and device are being returned due to the submissions being on the old forms. Please ensure that the forms used are the most recent upon resubmission.

Macha the Determined. Name, New.

This name is being returned due to the submission being on the old forms. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

Macha the Determined. Badge, New.

This badge is being returned due to the submission being on the old forms. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

Richard du Loc. Device, New.

This device is being returned due to lack of a name with which to forward it.

Sara de Bonneville. Name & Device, New.

This name and device are being returned due to the submissions being on the old forms. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

Sara de Bonneville. Badge, New.

This badge is being returned due to the submission being on the old forms. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

Sara de Bonneville. Badge, New.

This badge is being returned due to the submission being on the old forms. Please ensure that the most recent forms are used upon resubmission.

NEW SUBMISSIONS

1: Aneka of Seagirt - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Seagirt.

The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound of her name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form: "Aneka - from "Finnish Names Article" by Rouva Gertru, from heraldry.sca.org" [No further documentation is provided. The URL for specified article above is http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm, <Aneka> is found under the header <Annika> in the name <Aneka enckie> dated to 1571. - Lí Ban]

1: Aneka of Seagirt - New Device

Azure, two chevronels ermine.

2: Avelyn de Mowbray - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Culture (14th century Anglo-Norman) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, desires a feminine name and cares most about the language/culture of her name (14th century Anglo-Norman). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

<Avelyn> is listed at the bottom of the entry, <Evelina, Evelyn> on page 113 of Withycombe, E.G., The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (3rd. ed.), Oxford University Press, 1977. The entry reads as follows:

"Evelina, Evelyn (f.) [{ev}vel{e-}'na, {e-}'velin]: Old German Avelina, a hypocoristic form of Avi (cf. the m. name Avila). The Normans introduced Aveline into England and it was common in the 12th and 13th C, giving rise to the surnames Aveling, Eveling, Evelyn, Eveline, &c. Aveline was still used as a Christian name in the 17th C and Aveline is found as late as 1829 in New England. The Latin form of the name, Evelina, was revived by Fanny Burney for the heroine of her novel of that name (1778), and has been used from that time onwards. The shorter Evelyn, which is now commoner than Evelina, and is usually pronounced {e-}velyn, has apparently come into being through association with the m. name Evelyn (q.v.). See also EILEEN.

"AVELINA Cur 1189, 1200, HR 1273, FF 1430.

"AVELYN Poll Tax 1379."

<Avelyn> is also found in Talan Gwynek's article "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Avelina [The same article is available at http://heraldry.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/reaneyAG.html -- Lí Ban], which has <Avelyn> listed under the header <Avelina> dated to 1379.

<de Mowbray> may be found on page 141 of Hallam, Elizabeth (ed.), The Plantagenet Encyclopedia, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990 under the entries: "Mowbray, John de, 2nd duke of Norfolk", "Mowbray Thomas de, 1st duke of Norfolk", and "Mowbray, Thomas de, 9th earl of Norfolk and Nottingham".

The entries read as follows:

"Mowbray, John de, 2nd duke of Norfolk

"1389-1432. Son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st duke of Norfolk; 10th earl of Norfolk and Nottingham (1405-25); knight of the Garter (1421); 2nd duke of Norfolk (1425-32); hereditary earl marshal of England. Prominent in the French wars under Henry V, John was nominated to Henry VI's regency council in 1422. On 8 November 1428 he was involved in an accident, recorded by the Brut chronicler, when his barge collided with one of the piles of London Bridge. Most of the passengers were drowned, but John and a few others leapt to safety on the piles. He attended Henry VI's coronation (1429), as marshal.

"The Wars of the Roses: 168

"Mowbray, Thomas de, 1st duke of Norfolk

"1366?-1399. Son of John, 4th lord Mowbray; knight of the Garter (1393); 2nd earl of Nottingham (1383-99); earl marshal (1385-99); 1st duke of Norfolk (1397-9). One of the lords appellant who helped prosecute Richard II's servants in the Merciless Parliament of 1388, Thomas later found favour with the king. He accompanied Richard into Ireland in 1394 and helped arranged his marriage to Isabella of Valois in 1396. In 1397 he was instrumental in the arrest of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st duke of Gloucester, and the earls of Arundel and Warwick, also lords appellant. Gloucester died in his custody, and he received part of Arundel's estates and the dukedom of Norfolk as a reward from Richard. In 1398 Henry Bolingbroke (later Henry IV) accused Thomas of treason. They fought an inconclusive duel at Coventry, and the king banished both men. Thomas died in Venice.

"The Wars of the Roses: 80, 82-3

"Mowbray, Thomas de, 9th earl of Norfolk and Nottingham

"1385-1405. Son of Thomas de Mowbray, 1st duke of Norfolk, and elder brother of John Mowbray, 2nd duke; 9th earl of Norfolk and Nottingham (1399); earl marshal (1399-1405). Thomas joined the Percys' revolt of 1405 against Henry IV, in the company of Richard le Scrope, archbishop of York. Ralph de Neville, 1st earl of Westmorland, tricked Scrope into a parley, seized him and Thomas and beheaded them both.

"The War of the Roses: 104"

The name pattern <given name> de <locative byname> is seen in Sara L. Uckelman's "Names from 13th Century Northumberland at http://heraldry.sca.org/names/english/northumberland.html. The fourth row in the table "Feminine Bynames" says "Type: Locative; Number: 18; Examples: de Muschaump', de Neweham, de Quenton'; Meaning: `from X'"

Photocopies of the pages from The Plantagenet Encyclopedia are included with this submission. Screenshots of the Saint Gabriel page are included in the pages of name documentation and consultation notes.

2: Avelyn de Mowbray - New Device

Quarterly purpure and vert, on a cross nowy argent, a triquetra braced and interlaced azure.

3: Basil Dragonstrike - New Release of Armory

A cutlass and overall a skull argent.

The submitter includes the following letter requesting the release of his badge:

"I [mundane name redacted], known the SCA as Basil Dragonstrike, hereby release my registered badge "(Fieldless) A cutlass and overall a skull argent". I understand that release of registration is permanent."

There is no date on the letter, but the submitter has given his signature.

4: Basil Dragonstrike - New Release of Armory

A Norwegian lemming sejant erect per bend doubly arched sable and argent, mullety of four points counterchanged. [Lemus lemus].

The submitter includes the following letter requesting the release of his badge:

"I [mundane name redacted], known the SCA as Basil Dragonstrike, hereby release my registered badge "(Fieldless) A Norwegian lemming sejant erect per bend doubly arched sable and argent, mullety of four points counterchanged". I understand that release of registration is permanent."

There is no date on the letter, but the submitter has given his signature.

5: Caitilín inghean Cormaic - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound of her name. She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"Caitilín - OC&M give this as a form derived from Old French Catelín - sn Caiterína

"Cormac is a "popular name throughout Ireland at all periods" and also the name of several saints - OC&M sn Cormacc gives this as the early modern form"

5: Caitilín inghean Cormaic - New Device

Per bend bendy vert and argent and vert, in base a bird migrant bendwise argent.

6: Chiara Fiamma - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Danescombe.

The submitter will not accept major changes and desires a feminine name. She expresses no preference should her name have to be changed, nor does she express any interest in having her name changed to be authentic. She will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"From an e-mail from Juliana: "<Chiara> is found as a woman's name in the 1427 Florence Catasto, according to Arval Benicoeur's "Feminine Given Names in the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/). <Fiamma> is found once as a family name in the Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532 (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLSURNAM1.html), a listing of all men who held office in Florence during this period. So, <Chiara Fiamma> is a reasonable name for a Florentine woman c. 1400. How's that? Julianna"

No photocopies of the above articles were included with this submission.

7: Dagrún stjarna - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Sound (styar-nah) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter will not accept major changes to her name, desires a feminine name and cares most about the sound of her name (styar-nah). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"Dagrún is a feminine given name in Geirr Bassi.

"stjarna is a byname in Geirr Bassi, meaning `star'

"Both are in the Landamabok

"On no-photocopy list"

No other documentation was provided.

8: Dietrich Eckhart von Katzenburg - Resub Badge

(Fieldless) on a grenade sable flamed alternating azure and or, a saltire couped or.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

The submitter's name was registered in January of 2007.

The submitter's previous submission of (Fieldless) On an oak leaf an edelweiss argent seeded Or was returned by Kingdom in December of 2008 for conflict with Eleri of Nefyn (February 1992): (Fieldless) On an oak leaf vert a hand argent and for having a barely overall charge. This submission is a complete redesign.

9: Eamonn Leithglinn - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep.

The submitter's previous name and device submissions were returned by Kingdom in August of 2008 for administrative reasons.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the sound of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"Eamonn is dated in Mari's Annals Index 19 times between 1444 and 1559.

"Leithghlionn is a header form in the location index in The Annals of the Four Masters. The genitive Leithglinn is dated to 1557 (vol 5 M155.7.6). We believe Leith- is appropriate rather than Leaith based on the header form."

The color emblazon has been colored with pencil crayon. The slightly purple band in the blue is scanner distortion.

9: Eamonn Leithglinn - Resub Device

Azure, a chevron, n canton a fret and in base a dove regardent argent.

10: Fionnghuala inghean Lochlainn - New Device

Gules, on a pale sable fimbriated three equal armed Celtic Crosses Or

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

The submitter's name was registered in April of 2006.

11: Godfrey of Wessex - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (12th century English (Norman)) most important.
• Culture (12th century English (Norman)) most important.

The submitter's branch is Stromgard.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name, cares most about the language/culture of his name and wishes his name changed to be authentic for 12th century English (Norman). He will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"(Godfrey) From the Germanic name Godafrid, which meant "peace of God". From the Germanic elements God "God" and Frid "peace". The Normans brought this name to England, where it became common during the middle ages. A notable bearer was Godfrey of Boullon, a 10th century leader of the first Crusade and the first ruler of Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem."

No other documentation was provided with this submission.

12: Hauksgarðr, Canton of - New Branch Name

• Sound (Hawks Guard) most important.
• Meaning most important.

The submitter will accept any changes and cares most about the meaning and sound of the name (Hawks Guard is the sound we are going for/then meaning). No interest is expressed in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"The meaning would be Hawk's Stronghold or Hawks Castle.

"Gabriel report 3279 says, "There are some Norwegian farm-names that contain the names of wild animals and birds, but for the most part they seem to have been named for nearby topographical features that were themselves named for the animals." [The URL for the Saint Gabriel report is http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3279.txt -- Lí Ban]

"So Hawk's Stronghold would be a castle named for a nearby hill that was named for the hawks that lived there.

"The language is Old Icelandic (Almost identical to Norse).

"http://www.northvegr.org/zoega/h186.php for the first park (Hauks)

"http://www.northvegr.org/zoega/h161.php for the second part (garðr)"

Included with this submission is a petition for this name and device signed by the Seneschal, the Chronicler, the A&S Minister, the Web Minster, the Exchequer, the deputy A&S Minister, the deputy Seneschal, the Herald and one member of the general populace.

Photocopies of the Academy of Saint Gabriel report #3279 are included with this submission. No photocopies of the Northvegr Foundation sites were provided.

12: Hauksgarðr, Canton of - New Device

Per fess indented argent and vert, a hawk sable in strike to sinister and a laurel wreath or and on a chief sable a tower argent.

13: Jódísin glaða - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Meaning (first name related to horses; byname related to being happy) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wastekeep and Three Mountains.

The submitter will not accept major changes, desires a feminine name and cares most about the meaning of her name (first name relating to horses; byname relating to being happy). She expresses no interest in having her name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"My documentation is Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Studia Marklandica I. Olney, MD: Markland Medieval Militia. 1977.

"With regard to the name Jódis, this name appears in Landnámabók for Jódis Illugadóttir in ch. 34; Jódis Snörtardóttir in ch. 42; and Jódis Þórarinsdóttir in ch. 46.

"With regard to the byname glaða, he also dates inn glaði as a byname meaning `happy, glad' to the Landnámabók for Gissur glaði I Skoravik in ch. 42.

"To make this the feminine form, I adjusted the name to Jódisin glaða."

13: Jódísin glaða - New Device

Purpure, a horse courant to sinister argent within an orle argent.

14: Melisenda d'Argent - New Badge

(Fieldless) On an estoile argent a fleur-de-lys purpure

The submitter's branch is Blatha An Oir.

The submitter's name was registered in March of 1995.

15: Randolph of Sussex - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Porte de L'Eau.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the sound of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation provided by the submitter:

"Randolph Withycombe, The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1945) s.n. <Randal> dates <Randolph> to 1201.

"of English <of> is the expected vernacular equivalent of the French and Latin preposition <de>. Examples of <of> used in bynames from the Middle English Dictionary (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=127719656&egdisplay=compact&egs=127958964) s.n. <of> (prep.), sense 16(g) include <Walt. of Cantelow> 1258 and <William of Maham> a. 1475.

"Sussex Reaney and Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (New York: Oxford University Press, 1958, revised edition 1997), dates the byname <de Sussex> to 1296.

"If changes must be made, I care most about the sound: I wish a common, ordinary English (as in the country, not the language) name, in two syllables, starting with the letter "R". Specifically, I most prefer "Robert" though "Richard," "Randal(l)," or "Randy," or anything of that ilk, will do fine."

No photocopies of the Middle English Dictionary entry were included with this submission.

The submitter includes the following note concerning the line of division used in his device: "The version of the bevilled line used in this submission can be seen in the diagram at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1992/08/cl.html as "figure C". The text says that this bevilled line is proven to be in period.

"I have enclosed a copy of the relevant section of the above web page, complete with the picture."

15: Randolph of Sussex - New Device

Per bend bevilled azure and vert, in pale a bezant and a plate.

16: Rose Atherton - New Device

Azure, three decrecents in pale and on a chief argent, a rose proper.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter's name was forwarded to Laurel in April of 2009.

17: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Order Name

Order of the Silver Sparkes

• No major changes.

The submitter's name was registered in November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept major changes to the name and expresses no preference should the name have to be changed, nor is any desire expressed to have the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form and the attached continuation:

"This order name follows the pattern "color + heraldic charge".

"The January 2005 LoAR states: "While there [sic] Project Ordenamen [sic] article presents the interpretation [color][item] as a pattern for period Order names, there are alternative interpretations. One is [color used in heraldry][heraldic charge]. We believe this better describes the Order names of this pattern. The colors found in period order names, yellow, blue, green, white, and gold are all heraldic tinctures. The color/metal silver, which is SCA-compatible, also follows this pattern."

"The Cover Letter for May 2008 states:

""Silver in order and award names: The August 2005 cover letter says that "orders named from heraldic charges or for items that, while not found in period as heraldic charges, may be used as heraldic charges… may contain the ordinary color names of any heraldic tincture." This includes the use of Silver as the ordinary color name of argent."

"We will accept the singular "Order of the Silver Sparke" if the College prefers but we feel that since in the heraldic context sparks are always semy, the plural would be more appropriate in this case.

"Spark is a heraldic charge listed in the Pictorial Dictionary.

"Sparks are a period charge.

"From the March 1988 LoAR:

""[Semy of sparks] The term is in French estencele and is clearly described with sources in Brault's Early Blazon, pp. 197-198 as well as in an article in Coat of Arms (1952)…. It was relatively uncommon… and, while it varied somewhat in form, most commonly was depicted as three dots painted one and two (rather like an ermine spot without the tail!)."

"From the September 1992 LoAR:

""Estencely is the Norman French term for what is also blazoned "semy of sparks". Either term is correct. [Meliora of Snowshill, 09/88]"

"The word `spark' is found in both the online Oxford English Dictionary and the online Middle English Dictionary.

"The MED s.n. sparke:

"spark(e <n.) Also sparc(k, sparche, (early SWM) spærc & sperk(e, (in surname) sperc; pl. sparkes, etc. & sparken, (K) spearken & (early) spearcan.

"The relevant definition: (a) A fiery particle, spark

"The OED s.n. spark:

"spark, n.

"1. a. A small particle of fire, an ignited fleck or fragment, thrown off from a burning body or remaining in one almost extinguished, or produced by the impact of one hard body on another.

"It includes the example: "c1384 CHAUCER H. Fame 2079 As fire ys wont to quyk and goo From a sparke."

The form is signed by Chiara, Princes of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

18: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Order Name

Order of the Silver Estoile

• No changes.

The submitter's name was registered in November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept any changes to the name and expresses no preference should the name have to be changed, nor is any desire expressed to have the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"This order name follows the pattern "color + heraldic charge".

"The January 2005 LoAR states: "While there [sic] Project Ordenamen [sic] article presents the interpretation [color][item] as a pattern for period Order names, there are alternative interpretations. One is [color used in heraldry][heraldic charge]. We believe this better describes the Order names of this pattern. The colors found in period order names, yellow, blue, green, white, and gold are all heraldic tinctures. The color/metal silver, which is SCA-compatible, also follows this pattern."

"The Cover Letter for May 2008 states:

""Silver in order and award names: The August 2005 cover letter says that "orders named from heraldic charges or for items that, while not found in period as heraldic charges, may be used as heraldic charges… may contain the ordinary color names of any heraldic tincture." This includes the use of Silver as the ordinary color name of argent."

"Estoile as a heraldic charge used in an english context can be documented to 1572.

"From the online OED (Oxford English Dictionary) s.n. Estoile:

"<estoile> shows up in English contexts; by the very end of our period; the OED s.v. estoile cites Bossewell's Armorie from 1572: "Three cressants and as many Estoiles montans of the seconde: borne by the name of Dillon.""

The form is signed by Chiara, Princes of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

19: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Heraldic Title

Hafoc Herald

• No major changes.

The submitter's name was registered in November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept major changes to the name, expresses no preference should the name have to be changed and expresses no interest in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"From the February 2003 LoAR:

""As designators are transparent for conflict purposes, Order of the Cherubim and House Cherubim are identical and so may not both be registered, even to the same owner. The single exception to this policy is that a branch may register a heraldic title and an order name that are identical except for the designators. This exception is due to the period practice of deriving heraldic titles from the names of orders.

"One type of name (such as household, order, or heraldic title) may not simply be switched to a different type of name by changing the designator. The one exception to this requirement is that heraldic titles may be formed from registered order names without redocumenting the order name. The reason for this exception is that there is sufficient examples of heraldic titles being drawn from order names in period to support such registrations."

"Order of the Hafoc - order name registered to Tir Rígh in January 2005

"This heraldic title is for a deputy to Silver Yale Herald (Tir Rígh's Chief Herald). If "Pursuivant" is a more appropriate designator, we will accept "Hafoc Pursuivant" but our preference is "Hafoc Herald"."

The form is signed by Chiara, Princes of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

20: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Heraldic Title

Red Flame Herald

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept any changes to the name and expresses no preference should the name have to be changed nor any interest in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"From the February 2003 LoAR:

""As designators are transparent for conflict purposes, Order of the Cherubim and House Cherubim are identical and so may not both be registered, even to the same owner. The single exception to this policy is that a branch may register a heraldic title and an order name that are identical except for the designators. This exception is due to the period practice of deriving heraldic titles from the names of orders.

"One type of name (such as household, order, or heraldic title) may not simply be switched to a different type of name by changing the designator. The one exception to this requirement is that heraldic titles may be formed from registered order names without redocumenting the order name. The reason for this exception is that there is sufficient examples of heraldic titles being drawn from order names in period to support such registrations."

"Order of the Red Flame - order name registered to Tir Rígh in July 2006.

"This heraldic title is for a deputy to Silver Yale Herald (Tir Rígh's Chief Herald). If "Pursuivant" is a more appropriate designator, we will accept "Red Flame Purvsuivant" but our preference is "Red Flame Herald".

The form is signed by Chiara, Princess of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

21: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Heraldic Title

Silver Pillar Herald

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept any changes to the name and expresses no preference should the name have to be changed nor any interest in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"From the February 2003 LoAR:

""As designators are transparent for conflict purposes, Order of the Cherubim and House Cherubim are identical and so may not both be registered, even to the same owner. The single exception to this policy is that a branch may register a heraldic title and an order name that are identical except for the designators. This exception is due to the period practice of deriving heraldic titles from the names of orders.

"One type of name (such as household, order, or heraldic title) may not simply be switched to a different type of name by changing the designator. The one exception to this requirement is that heraldic titles may be formed from registered order names without redocumenting the order name. The reason for this exception is that there is sufficient examples of heraldic titles being drawn from order names in period to support such registrations."

"Order of the Silver Pillar - order name registered to Tir Rígh in January 2006.

"This heraldic title is for a deputy to Silver Yale Herald (Tir Rígh's Chief Herald). If "Pursuivant" is a more appropriate designator, we will accept "Silver Pillar Purvsuivant" but our preference is "Silver Pillar Herald".

The form is signed by Chiara, Princess of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

22: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Heraldic Title

Silver Sparkes Herald

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is November of 2002.

The submitter will not accept any changes to the name and expresses no preference should the name have to be changed nor any interest in having the name changed to be authentic.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"From the February 2003 LoAR:

""As designators are transparent for conflict purposes, Order of the Cherubim and House Cherubim are identical and so may not both be registered, even to the same owner. The single exception to this policy is that a branch may register a heraldic title and an order name that are identical except for the designators. This exception is due to the period practice of deriving heraldic titles from the names of orders.

"One type of name (such as household, order, or heraldic title) may not simply be switched to a different type of name by changing the designator. The one exception to this requirement is that heraldic titles may be formed from registered order names without redocumenting the order name. The reason for this exception is that there is sufficient examples of heraldic titles being drawn from order names in period to support such registrations."

"Order of the Silver Sparkes - order name is being submitted along with this submission.

"If order name is returned, please return this submission as well.

"If order name is modified, please modify this name to match.

"This heraldic title is for a deputy to Silver Yale Herald (Tir Rígh's Chief Herald). If "Pursuivant" is a more appropriate designator, we will accept "Silver Sparkes Purvsuivant" but our preference is "Silver Sparkes Herald".

The form is signed by Chiara, Princess of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

23: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Badge

(Fieldless) A flame gules.

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Red Flame

The submitter's name was registered in November of 2002.

This badge is to be associated with the Order of the Red Flame.

The submitter includes a Letter of Permission to Conflict from Alanus of Bunghea, reading as follows: "I [mundane name redacted], known in the SCA as Alanus of Bunghea, give the Principality of Tir Rígh, Kingdom of An Tir, known the SCA as the Principality of Tir Rígh, permission for Their armory "(Fieldless) A flame gules" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory, "Per chevron azure and Or, in base a flame gules". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once Tir Rígh's armory is registered."

It is signed by Alanus of Bunghea, using his mundane name, and dated April 29, 2009.

The submitter also includes the following note in the Proposed Blazon column of the form: "William of Sark: Sable, a flame proper. - See attached copy of the emblazon (supplied by Teceangl Ounce). I do not believe this is a conflict. William's emblazon does not show a flame gules fimbriated (old-style flame proper) but rather a flame Or charged with a flame gules. Or is the prominent tincture in this emblazon; the gules flame is considerably smaller and does not follow the outlines of the Or flame making it a tertiary charge." [Emblazon of William of Sark's device may be found in the comments below. - Lí Ban]

The color emblazon form is signed by Chiara, Princes of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

24: Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Badge

(Fieldless) A mullet of eight points azure fimbriated semy of sparks argent.

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Silver Sparkes

The submitter's name was registered in November of 2002.

This badge is to be associated with the Order of the Silver Sparkes.

The submitter includes the following notes:

"A couple of relevant precedents: 1) A fieldless badge may be fimbriated: "(Fieldless) On a cross moline argent fimbriated gules, a lion's head contourny sable] A cross moline is too complex to fimbriate. Note that being fieldless is not itself a reason to return a fimbriated charge; while the fimbriation is not needed to avoid a contrast problem, it is nevertheless a valid design feature. [Andrew Talbot, 07/99, R-Ansteorra]"

"2) A mullet of eight points can be voided/fimbriated:

""[Argent, in pale a mullet of eight points voided and a ship within a bordure wavy azure.] A mullet of eight points is simple enough to void, though mullets with more points are not. [Uilliam mac Ailéne mhic Seamuis, 10/05, A-An Tir]""

The color emblazon form is signed by Chiara, Princess of Tir Rígh and Raknar, Prince of Tir Rígh.

25: Úlfr Styrkársson - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (unspecified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter's previous name submission of Ulfr Hrafnsson was returned by Laurel in October of 2008 for conflict with Hrólfr Hrafnssen. His previous device submission of Argent, a winged wolf rampant sable was returned by Kingdom in July of 2008 for conflict with Alzbeta Michalik (November 2005): Argent mullety of four points azure, a winged wolf rampant sable.

The submitter will accept any changes, desires a masculine name and cares most about the sound of his name. He expresses no interest in having his name changed to be authentic and will allow the creation of a holding name if necessary.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form:

"The entire name is found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Names.

""Úlfr" is found on page 15.

"The byname of Styrkársson is patronymic name of the type found on page 17 in which the "-rr" becomes a "_rs".

""Styrkárr" is found in page 15.

"This document is found in appendix H of the RfS under books that do not need photocopies."

25: Úlfr Styrkársson - Resub Device

Per bend sinister argent and gules a winged wolf rampant contourney sable.

An Tir OSCAR counts: 8 New Names, 2 New Order Names, 1 New Branch Name, 4 New Heraldic Titles, 8 New Devices, 3 New Badges, 2 New Release of Armorys. This gives 28 new items. Resub counts: 2 Resub Names, 2 Resub Devices, 1 Resub Badge. This is a total of 5 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 33 actions.

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