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An Tir IL dated 2010-04-14 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Gwenlian Black Lion, Anthony Demi-Lion, and the An Tir College of Heralds to whom this missive comes, Elizabeth Lions Blood sends greetings and felicitations.

COMMENTARY ON THIS LETTER IS DUE ON THE 7TH OF MAY, 2010.

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

April IL: May 8th, at the home of Master Finngall McKetterick, 1524 City View St., Eugene, OR 97402-3333. The meeting begins at 1:00 and will go until we are finished. It will be followed by dinner, games and karaoke.

May IL: June 24th, at the home of His Excellency Tadhg O'Murchadha the Wanderer, 1985 W. 18th Ave., Eugene, OR 97402. The meeting begins at 1:00 and will go until we are finished. It will be followed by dinner and karaoke.

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings unto the College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

Please forgive the lateness of this Internal Letter. The packet went astray somewhere in Canada, and Canada Post delivered it with a rather apologetic note attached. Many, many thanks to Ceara Black Talbot who scanned the pieces and sent them to me immediately so I could prepare the letter. This letter also includes submissions from the new P.O. box. Wenyeva Blue Anchor has kindly updated the website with the brand new submissions address, so please ensure you are sending your submitters to the new address rather than the old one.

While we are without a Boar Pursuivant and while we are transitioning the submissions address, the internal letter may be slightly in flux, as this one was. Please continue to be patient with us while we iron out new processes! I appreciate the support of those who comment on the letter, because without you this job would be impossible. Note that commentary on this letter closes early. This is because the only available date for a May meeting was May 8th. Closing commentary on the 10th is therefore not practical.

The meeting dates for the next two months are posted above! Thank you to Master Finngall and Baron Tadhg for opening their homes to meetings. I am endeavoring to make these fun as well as work, so that we can use them to have mini herald parties :) April's meeting featured Rhieinwylydd Bleu Grael's heraldic cheesecake!

The following dates are open to hosting Lions Blood meetings:

- July 24

- August 28

- September 25

- December 18

If you would like to host a meeting, please drop me an e-mail at lions-blood@antir.sca.org.

For Crown, Coronet and College,

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

LAUREL ACTIONS

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

From Pelican: Submissions forms written in pencil

Local heralds and submissions heralds, please encourage your submitters to fill in the submissions forms in pen, and not in pencil. Pencil, especially soft-pencil, often does not scan easily. Since I am an ocean away from Ragged Staff and the files, I work exclusively from scanned paperwork. A number of the submissions this month had forms written in pencil which were completely illegible when scanned. Ragged Staff was able to confirm the missing information for me, so there was ultimately no problem in these individual cases, but she said that even the non-scanned versions of the forms were difficult to read. As a result, I would like to strongly encourage people not to use pencil to fill out their submissions forms. If the forms are not legible when they reach Ragged Staff and Pelican, then, just as with armorial forms which have color-shift problems that affect the identifiability of the armory, the submissions may be liable to return for administrative reasons. This is something which we would prefer to avoid.

The following items have been registered by Laurel in December 2009:

Aneka of Seagirt. Name and Device. Azure, two chevronels ermine.

Seagirt is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Nice device!

Avelyn de Mowbray. Name and Device. Quarterly purpure and vert, on a cross nowy argent a triquetra azure.

Basil Dragonstrike. Release of badge. (Fieldless) A cutlass and overall a skull argent.

Basil Dragonstrike. Release of badge. (Fieldless) A Norwegian lemming sejant erect per bend doubly arched sable and argent, mullety of four points counterchanged. [Lemus lemus]

Caitilín inghean Chormaic. Name and Device. Vert, three bendlets and a swallow volant bendwise argent.

This device can be blazoned Per bend bendy argent and vert and vert, a swallow volant bendwise argent, and must also be checked for conflict under that blazon. Fortunately, it is also clear under that interpretation, and we can register it.

Chiara Fiamma. Name.

Dagrún stjarna. Name.

Dietrich Eckhart von Katzenburg. Badge. (Fieldless) On a grenade sable flamed azure and Or a saltire couped Or.

Eamonn Leithghlinn. Name (see RETURNS for device).

No documentation for the byname was provided on the LoI. Had the commenters not provided the missing documentation, we would have been forced to return this name.

Godfrey of Wessex. Name.

The byname of Wessex is a lingua anglica rendering of Old English of Wesseaxum. This name combines Old and Middle English, which is a step from period practice.

The submitter requested authenticity for a 12th C Norman living in England. This request cannot be accommodated because the kingdom of Wessex ceased to exist after 1066, when it was split among the followers of William the Conqueror. Wessex as a geographical name did not come back into use until Victorian times.

Hauksgarðr, Canton of. Branch name.

This does not conflict with the Crown Province of Østgarðr; the first syllables of the two names look and sound significantly different.

Jódís in glaða. Name and device. Purpure, a horse courant contourny within an orle argent.

Listed on the LoI as Jódís_in glaða, the name appeared on the forms as Jódísin glaða. While the change made in kingdom, to separate the given name Jódís from the definite article in, was correct, it was not summarized on the LoI, nor noted on the forms. Submissions heralds, we remind you that if you make a change to a name in kingdom, the changed form of the name must be clearly written on the form and the change must be discussed on the LoI. Failure to do so can result in the pend or return of the name.

Randolph of Sussex. Name and device. Per bend bevilled azure and vert, in pale a bezant and a plate.

The documentation for the non-standard depiction of the beviled line of division was not adequately summarized on the LoI, which could have been considered grounds for return. The line of division that appears in the emblazon is a variant style of per bend bevilled, one which appears in Legh's Accedens of Armory, folio 79, and on the August 1992 Cover Letter under the header "The bevil made me do it".

We will not grant difference between the various depictions of per bend bevilled.

The use of per bend bevilled with charges on the field is a step from period practice.

Rose Atherton. Device. Azure, three decrescents in pale and on a chief argent a rose proper.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Heraldic title Hafoc Herald (see RETURNS for other heraldic title and order name).

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge for Order of the Red Flame. (Fieldless) A flame gules.

The badge is not in conflict with the device of William of Sark, Sable, a flame proper. There is a CD for a fieldless badge against a fielded design, and a CD for the change of tincture of the primary charge, from proper to gules, by precedent:

The "old-SCA-style" proper flames (drawn either as gules voided Or or vice versa) are not a period depiction of flames, as stated in the cover letter with the April 1995 LoAR. A ruling giving tincture difference between the "old-SCA-style" and "new-SCA-style" proper flames has unfortunate ramifications. It would be necessary to inspect all the registered proper flames and reblazon the flames which did not meet the current definition of flames proper. This would affect between 150 pieces of armory (armory using the two word-phrase flame proper in the blazon, which only considers single flames) and 450 pieces of armory (armory using the substrings flame and proper in the blazon, which could include armory which did not have a proper flame in it at all, but includes some other proper charge, and a flame in a standard heraldic tincture.) Because the April 1995 ruling was relatively late in the SCA's heraldic history, we expect that the majority of the armory using flame(s) proper use the "old-SCA-style" proper.

If we reblazon the "old-SCA-style" flames to match their current emblazon, we would not allow the submitters who had learned that the "old-SCA-style" flame was not period to choose to draw their proper flames in a period fashion henceforth. The reblazon would require them to continue to draw non-period flames, or to resubmit their arms. This does not seem like a desirable policy.

We therefore rule that, as a special case due to the SCA history of the charge, there will be no difference given between the various emblazons of flames proper.

As William's flame proper could as easily be depicted in the currently acceptable style, with alternating tongues of gules and Or flame, there is a CD for tincture between it and any flame tinctured entirely in either gules or Or.

The Principality has permission to conflict with the device of Alanus of Bunghea, Per chevron azure and Or, in base a flame gules.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Heraldic title Red Flame Herald.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Order name Order of the Silver Estoile.

The order name pattern Order of the Silver <heraldic charge> is grandfathered to the submitters.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Heraldic title Silver Pillar Herald.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge. (Fieldless) A mullet of eight points azure estencely and fimbriated argent.

This badge was to be associated with the Order of the Silver Sparkes. Since that name was returned, we are unable to make that association.

Úlfr Styrkársson. Name and device. Per bend sinister argent and gules, a winged wolf rampant contourny sable.

There is at least a CD between a winged wolf and an opinicus, which has an eagle's head, neck, wings, and forelegs, a lion's hindquarters, and a camel's tail. Therefore, this is clear of the device of Genevieve Charbonneau, Per bend sinister rayonny Or and pean, in dexter chief an opinicus segreant to sinister sable. Though the placement of Genevieve's creature is forced, there is a CD for the changes to the field and a CD for changing the type of primary charge.

The following items have been returned for further work in December 2009:

Eamonn Leithghlinn. Device. Azure, a chevron between in canton a fret couped and in base a dove regardant argent.

This device is returned for a redraw.

The drawing of the dove, with the crest and beak identically sized, makes it nearly impossible to tell which way the head is facing. While the difference is not significant, section VII.7.a of the Rules for Submissions requires that "Elements must be recognizable solely from their appearance." Please instruct the submitter to draw the head so that it is possible to determine its orientation.

It is also returned because the fret is excessively disjointed, to the point of unrecognizability. Nearly half the commenters required the blazon to determine what charge was intended, which is also a violation of RfS VII.7.a. On resubmission, draw the fret with much less space between the pieces.

While not cause for return, the chevron is also much shallower than a period depiction of a chevron, which would have the point higher on the field and originate from lower down on the edges of the field. We recommend redrawing it with a steeper angle on resubmission.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Order name Order of the Silver Sparkes.

This is returned for conflict with Drachenwald's heraldic title Silversparre Herald. The commenters were agreed that there is insignificant difference in sound and appearance between these two names.

While the submitters provided a letter from the King and Queen of Drachenwald permitting this order name to conflict with Silversparre Herald, this is one of the rare cases where the letter of permission to conflict is not sufficient to allow the order name to be registered. Current practices allows someone owning Order of the X to use X Herald or X Pursuivant (v. Order of the Caltrop, LoAR 10/1999, R-Æthelmearc). The heraldic title Silver Sparkes Herald also conflicts with Silversparre Herald, and as permission to conflict was not received for that title, it was returned elsewhere on this LoAR. We cannot register Order of the Silver Sparkes to the kingdom since this would allow them to use the corresponding heraldic title, with which they do not have permission to conflict.

Tir Rígh, Principality of. Heraldic title Silver Sparkes Herald.

This is returned for conflict with Drachenwald's heraldic title Silversparre Herald. The commenters were agreed that there is insignificant difference in sound and appearance between these two titles.

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

These items will be forwarded to Laurel, and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in July of 2010.

Alric Eberlin. Device, Resub. Argent, on a bend azure doubly cotised sable, three crescents Or.

Andrew Crowe Device, Resub. Per bend gules and sable, a pale counterchanged fimbriated argent.

Basilus Fuchs. Device, Resub. Per chevron throughout argent and sable, in base on a phoenix Or rising from flames proper a rapier sable. The tertiary rapier is small, but identifiable as a rapier. We leave the decision of its appropriateness to Wreath as it is necessary to clear conflict with Harald Haakonson (01/1973), Per chevron argent and vert, in base a phoenix Or.

Constance Wyatt. Device Change, Resub. Gules, on a fess erminois between three boar's heads erased Or a rose proper .

Mecia Raposa. Name, New. See RETURNS for device.

Peter von Setzingen. Name & Device, New. Azure, in pale an owl contourny sustaining a sword fesswise reversed Or. Commenting heralds were in agreement that they could not discern where the owl ended and the sword began. There was also some question if the sustained charge was a sword or a dagger. We leave these decisions to Wreath as we found no conflict, and hope that the issue with the drawing only warrants an artist's note.

These items are being returned for further work:

• Mecia Raposa. Device, New. Purpure, a cameleopard passant Or marked sable and on a base Or a mullet of seven points vert.

This device is returned for a blurring of the difference between a straight-line base and a base enarched. Upon resubmission, please instruct the submitter to let us know what she wants done with her currently registered armory (Per fess purpure and vert, a Celtic cross and in chief a mullet of seven points Or). Her options are to either retain it as a badge or release it. Please also instruct the submitter that upon redrawing, the line on the base should either be straight or clearly enarched, and that the cameleopard should either be spotted clearly brown or black.

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

• None.

NEW SUBMISSIONS

1: Adiantum, Barony of - New Order Name

Order of Courtesy

• No major changes.
• Meaning (A baronial-level award designed for recognizing courteous behaviour) most important.

The Barony's name was registered in April 1976 (via the West).

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

Meta-Pattern: Orders named for virtues (August 2005 Laurel Cover Letter)

A 13th/14th c. Tree of Virtues (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/speculum/pages-translated/3v.jpg) shows the virtue of "pleasantness" as a subset of "Charity".

Merriam-Webster, under the header "Amiability", lists "pleasantness", "politeness" and "courtesy" as synonyms. "Courtesy" and "pleasantness" are therefore also synonyms, both with a meaning of "amiability". We believe then that "courtesy" should be an appropriate word for "pleasantness" to adequately describe the virtue listed in the period Tree of Virtues. (http://www/merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/amiability). This definition is also supported by the definitions within the MED, s.v. courteisie (n.) - 2. (a) Refinement of manners; gentlemanly or courteous conduct; courtesy, politeness, etiquette; rules ~, ?modesty, restraint; for no ~, out of any consideration for politness; ~ rises, a question of propriety arises; (b) a courteous or considerate act; don ~, be courteous; shouen short ~, show little courtesy; seien ~, make a proper suggestion; (c) conduct, behavior. (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED10060).

[Note: Copies of both the Merriam-Webster thesaurus and the Tree of Virtues were included. - Elizabeth]

A letter was included with the submission which reads:

We, [mundane names redacted], known in the SCA as Tadhg O'Murchadha the Wanderer and Morrghan O'Siodhachain, being Baron and Baroness of Adiantum, do hereby declare Our intent to register the Order name "Order of Courtesy" to Our Barony. In witness whereof We set Our hands this 20th day of March, AS 44, being known as 2010 in the Common Era.

It is signed by both Tadhg and Morrghan.

2: Álvar Guerrero - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (Spain) most important.
• Culture (Spain) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lyonsmarche.

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

Alvar and Guerrero are both found in Juliana de Luna's "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella

2: Álvar Guerrero - New Device

Gules, on a chevron between three bulls courant argent a cross flory sable

3: Andrew Williams - New Name

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Ambergard.

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

Andrew - page 23 "The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names" E.G. Withycombe

also Andrew in Reaney & Wilson as surname 1317 under header "Andrew"

Williams - page 293 - same book

Reaney & Wilson : Williames 1307, William 1327 under header "Williams"

3: Andrew Williams - New Device

Sable, on a saltire vert fimbriated Or a skull sustaining a serpent argent

4: Basil Dragonstrike - New Request for Armory Reconsideration

Checky of nine, each pane per bend Or and sable

The submitter's name was registered in November 1980 (via Caid).

The following is quoted from a letter included with the submission:

Unto Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the whole of the College of Arms, and all others to who this missive may come, greetings.

I, Basil Dragonstrike, ask that the College of Arms change the blazon of my device (registered November 1980). At present, the blazon reads:

"Bendy Or and sable, a cross quarter-pierced counterchanged."

I ask that it be altered to:

"Checky of nine, each pane per bend Or and sable."

Before giving my reasons for this request, a short history is in order.

In early 1980 I designed the device, filled out the submission forms, using the blazon "Checky of nine, each pane per bend Or and sable," and sent the forms to the then Chief Herald of Caid, Conrad von Regensberg. Being active as a herald at the time, I attended the kingdom heraldic meeting when my device was considered. Conrad pended it, to look for another term than "checky of nine", as he did not believe checky of a specific number was allowed. He later forwarded my submission to Laurel, with the blazon altered to:

"Equipolle, each pane per bend Or and sable." (NB: I'm not sure of the spelling. I only heard it and never saw it written.)

(NB: both Ranulf of the North Country [http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Ranulf+of+the+North+Country] and Caterina de Monticello [http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Caterina+de+Monticello] had registered checky of a specified number before I submitted. In fairness, checking registered devices was harder then.)

I later found out that equipolle is a modern French heraldic term. The matter of its "periodness" never came up, because Wilhelm von Schlüssel, then Laurel King of Arms, changed the blazon to "Bendy Or and sable, a cross quarterpierced counterchanged."

I was told, vive voce, by Conrad that this was done because Wilhelm declared the Rules of Submission (of the time) required every device to have a charge. I have a copy of the RfS signed by Wilhelm, and no such rule exists. But that's water under the bridge....

With such a requirement, the official blazon is as close as you can get to the emblazon. If you look at the copy of the submission form (the first enclosed document) and "squint your mind's eye" you can see how the blazon could be excused.

I never liked that blazon, fearing anyone who tried to emblazon my device solely from the blazon would try his or her best to make the "cross" stand out from the field. However, by the time Wilhelm passed the office of Laurel to Baldwin of Erebor, I was no longer active in the SCA, and didn't think about my device or its blazon for many years. Thus, I didn't appeal the blazon.

To see a good example of what I feared would be emblazoned from the blazon, consider the second included document. This is from the online Roll of Arms of Caid. As you can see, the artist (having only the blazon to work from) has done his best to make the cross "jump out of" the field. I acknowledge the RoA is not an official publication of Caid (much less the College of Arms or the SCA). However, it is the work of an accomplished heraldic artist, and what "errors" he produces are likely to be repeated by other experienced heraldic artists. I do not intend to belittle the artist; he did what any good heraldic artist would do with the current blazon of my device.

Which leads into the first of my reasons for requesting a change of blazon:

The depiction on the second document points out the first problem with the official blazon; it fails the intent behind RfS Vii.7.b Reconstruction Requirement -- though the problem in this case is not with the elements of the device, but with the blazon.

There is a second, and stronger, reason to reblazon my device. If this device, with the current official blazon, were a proposal before the College of Arms, it would be rejected at once, because it violates RfS VII.3. Let me quote in full:

"3. Armorial Identifiability. - Elements must be used in a design so as to preserve their individual identifiability.

"Identifiable elements may be rendered unidentifiable by significant reduction in size, marginal contrast, excessive counterchanging, voiding, or fimbriation, or by being obscured by other elements of the design. For example, a complex line of partition could be difficult to recognize between two parts of the field that do not have good contrast if most of the line is also covered by charges. A complex divided field could obscure the identity of charges counterchanged. Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with simple geometric charges placed in the center of the design."

The significant parts, for my purpose, are "rendered unidentifiable by...excessive counterchanging...A complex divided field could obscure the identity of charges counterchanged...."

While there is not a lot of counterchanging, the counterchanging there is renders the cross nearly impossible to make out. That is, if one insists on blazoning the device as having a cross.

Since the blazon as it now stands, combined with the emblazon, violates two sections of the Rules for Submission, and since the change in the blazon was not required by the RfS in force when my device was submitted, I request a change in the blazon. As further support for my proposed blazon, please see the third included document. This is a copy of the webpage (http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Isabel+de+Triana) showing the registered device of Isabel de Triana which supports my used of the word "pane" for the individual squares.

In conclusion, I thank all who read the missive for you time, and I hope the College of Arms and Laurel Sovereign of Arms will see fit to grant my humble request. I remain,

Yours in Service,

Basil Dragonstrike

(Mundanely,

[name redacted])

It is signed by the submitter, but not dated.

5: Brendan Strongbow - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound most important.
• Meaning (brendan strongbow - recognizable in english) most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

The submitter's previous submission of <Brendan far Waulker> was received by Maryn Lions Blood in October 1998 and is listed on that internal letter (http://www.antirheralds.org/IL/1996-2000/il1098.htm), but no record of the return or forward to Laurel was ever published in an An Tir letter. I am guessing it was returned at Kingdom, since I cannot find any evidence of it ever reaching Laurel.

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

Brendan - dated to 1571 in Campion's History of Ireland (see http://books.google.com/books?id=g8gvAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA79&dq=campion+history+ireland&hl=en&ei=5dq7S_ObKI6CswOctLmJBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false for full text); relevant pages attached

Strongbow - dated to 1375 in Reaney & Wilson (app H)

note - previous submission was approximately 10 years ago; not 100% sure it was returned at Kingdom vs Laurel level

5: Brendan Strongbow - Resub Device

Or, on a bend sinister gules between two drawn bows nocked of arrows sable fletched gules, a spear Or

As with the name, this submitter's previous submission of the same emblazon was received by Maryn Lions Blood in October 1998 and is listed on that internal letter (http://www.antirheralds.org/IL/1996-2000/il1098.htm). No record of return or forwarding to Laurel was ever published.

6: Brendan Strongbow - New Badge

Or, a drawn bow nocked of an arrow sable fletched gules

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

The submitter's name appears elsewhere on this letter.

7: Dezzrianne Dragan'ovà doch - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Language (early 16th century Russian) most important.
• Culture (early 16th century Russian) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrgan Wood.

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

Name element Dezzrianne is legal given first name (D.L. provided).

Other elements taken from "Dictionary of Period Russian Names" and "Grammar of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet from An Tir Herald's website.

Dragan (m) - "dear"

Dragan - 1322 [Mor 76]

var. Dragan' - 1222 [Mor 76]

[Note: I couldn't find this on the An Tir site, but the articles exist at http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/. The data cited by the submitter appears at http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/d.html. - Elizabeth]

7: Dezzrianne Dragan'ovà doch - New Device

Sable, a sun Or eclipsed sable between four crescents in cross points outward argent

8: Ellias Silver - Resub Device

Pily bendy sinister argent and sable

The submitter's branch is Montengarde.

The submitter's previous submission was returned in March 2010 for lack of line drawings.

The submitter's name appears on the March 2010 An Tir Internal Letter. At that time, he allowed a holding name for his armory.

9: Grimólf Griótgarðsson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (9th century Hibernio - Norse) most important.
• Culture (9th century Hibernio - Norse) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrgan Wood.

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

Both name elements taken from "Viking Names Found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) from An Tir Herald's website.

Grimólfr - found 4 or 5 times in Landnámabók

Griótgarðr - found 2 times in Landnámabók

[Note: This article does not appear on the An Tir Heralds website or the Laurel website. It is found at the St. Gabriel website online at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. Copies of this article were not included with the submission. - Elizabeth]

9: Grimólf Griótgarðsson - New Device

Sable, a stag's head erased sinister, in base a Thor's hammer argent, all within a bordure compony vert and argent

10: Hjálmtýr Úlfvaldsson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound most important.
• Language (old norse) most important.
• Culture (old norse) most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

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

Hjálmtýr - from Cleasby, Richard and Gudbrand Vigfusson, An Icelandic-English Dictionary. pp. 266-267 s.v. hjálmr (App H no photocopy list)

Úlfvaldsson - patronymic based on Úlfvaldr, from Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomoastics and Folklore Research). http://www.sofi.se/servlet/GetDoc?meta_id=1472 (relevant page included)

10: Hjálmtýr Úlfvaldsson - New Device

Per chevron argent and sable, on a chevron gules between two ravens close and a wolf's head cabossed counterchanged three crescents argent

11: Isabel of Oxeneford - New Device

Counter ermine, a horse passant regardant argent

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

The submitter's name appears on the March 2010 An Tir Internal Letter of Intent. At that time, she allowed a holding name for her armory.

12: Juana la Christiana - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Language (14th century Iberian) most important.
• Culture (14th century Iberian) most important.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra.

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

<Juana> is found in my "Spanish Names From the Late 15th Century" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/). It's found earlier in Pedro Lopez de Ayala's _/Coronica del Rey Don Pedro/), which covers the 1350-95 period. It's found 33 times in CORDE between 1300 and 1400.

[Note: No copies of either the Ayala source or CORDE were included. No documentation for the byname was included. - Elizabeth]

12: Juana la Christiana - New Device

Vert, a badger head proper cabossed and on a chief Or three crosses gules

13: Kaðlin in stórráða - New Name

• Submitter has no desire as to gender.
• Language (old norse) most important.
• Meaning (byname - 'ambitious') most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

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

Kaðlin - Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. (p. 12) [appendix H]

in stórráða - Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. (p. 28) [appendix H]

14: Magdalena de Arts - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning (meaning -> the Doctor) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrgan Wood.

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

Magdalena - from Vlaamse Vrouwennamen (Dutch Women's Names), by Guntram von Wolkenstein (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/vlaamse.htm). See attached reference.

de Arts - direct translation of the English profession (the doctor) to dutch. See attached translation and credentials. Willing to have spelling changed to be historically correct.

[Note: Translation of 'the doctor' comes from two places. First is http://www.worldlingo.com/en/products_services/worldlingo_translator.html. Screenshot included of the worldlingo translation. The second source is http://lookwayup.com/free/DutchEnglishDictionary.htm which the submitter asserts says "1. arts [nm] (doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico) a licensed medical practitioner." Submitter includes her mundane doctorate certificate in microbiology and her mundane resume (I am pretty sure neither document is necessary). - Elizabeth]

14: Magdalena de Arts - New Device

Or, on a pall nowy azure a mullet of four points Or

[Note: The scan looks purple. The form is assuredly blue. - Elizabeth]

15: Malie Rennick - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• No major changes.
• Culture (Irish) most important.
• Meaning (something to do with ravens) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate.

There was nothing in the documentation section of the form. The submitter included three pieces of correspondence with/from a consulting herald, but included no copies of any of the sources listed therein. The submitter's correspondence indicates the elements of her name are documented as follows:

"As for my name I've found documentation of it on the Academy of St. Gabriel's site (here: http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1602+0)."

An included e-mail from the An Tir Herald's list shows Juliana documenting "Rauenwic" to 1191 in Reaney & Wilson and asserting that both Reaney & Wilson and Bardsley agree that <Rennick> is a variant of <Renwick>. Juliana further goes on to document <Rennick> in the grey period to 1635 from _Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of Charles I_, p. 405 (http://books.google.com/books?id=ZC4MAQAAIAAJ) and a spelling with one 'n', <Renick>, to 1584 in _Calendar of the state papers relating to Ireland_ from Elizabeth's reign, p. 526 (http://books.google.com/books?id=hdk9AAAAcAAJ).

A second included e-mail from the An Tir Herald's list shows Aryanhwy documenting <Renwyke> to 1541 from her _Dictionary of Tudor London Names_ http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/tudorlondon.pdf.

15: Malie Rennick - New Device

Per chevron azure and Or, a raven grasping in its talon a shuttle sable

16: Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaern - New Badge

Sable, an elephant statant bearing a tower, on a bordure argent the words 'aut age aut tace' sable

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

The submitter's name was registered in November 2001 (via the Middle).

The following is quoted from the badge form:

note- I don't particularly care /where/ on the bordure the words go. I /do/ care about them being in lowercase.

precedent/reference re: words on bordure - Quintin Wynn, Jan 2003 via Æthelmearc

"Some commenters noted that no documentation had been presented for words on a chevron. Phrases on bordures, including Latin phrases, are rare but not unknown in Spanish and Italian armory. Phrases in Arabic are not at all uncommon in Islamic heraldry, particularly on fesses. As a result, putting a Latin phrase on a chevron seems to be at most one step from period practice, and is certainly consistent with SCA armorial practices."

17: Ulrich Hellefeuer - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

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

Documentation attached

Name meaning Noble wolf (Ulrich) of the Bright (Helle) Fire (Feuer).

<Ulrich> is documented from an attached article, Medieval German Given Names from Silesia, by Talan Gwynek. [Note: This article appears online at the Academy of St. Gabriel - http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html. The url is not visible on the article scan. - Elizabeth]

Two translation sources for <helle> and <feuer> are included, indicating they are modern German words meaning <bright> and <fire> respectively. It is impossible to discern where the information came from on the latter document; the former is a screenshot from Webster's online dictionary.

17: Ulrich Hellefeuer - New Device

Azure, on a plate a wolf's head issuant from base ululant contourny sable

Thus ends the April 2010 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

In service to Crown and College,

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

An Tir OSCAR counts: 10 New Names, 1 New Order Name, 10 New Devices, 2 New Badges, 1 New Request for Armory Reconsideration. This gives 24 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name, 2 Resub Devices. This is a total of 3 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 27 actions.

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