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An Tir IL dated 2010-09-03 (Jump to Submissions)

Unto Anthony Black Lion, Elizabeth Lions Blood, and the esteemed heralds from An Tir and elsewhere to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylydd Boar sends greetings!

Commentary on this letter is due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010!

LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS

August IL: September 26th, at the Emprise of the Black Lion in Wyewood (http://antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=2362). Heralds are encouraged to attend the event and show off their skills on Saturday, then attend the meeting on Sunday.

September IL: Sunday, October 10th at the An Tir Heralds & Scribes Symposium in Aquaterra (http://www.antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=2693). Lots of you will be at the event, so we should have great attendance... right?

October IL: Saturday, November 20 at the home of Rose Atherton and Andrew Crowe in Adiantum. Look for more details in future letters. :)

FROM LIONS BLOOD

Greetings unto the College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

My thanks to all of the An Tirian heralds who tirelessly worked the Point at Pennsic. It was lots of fun, and despite the fact that it was 3000 miles away, it felt familiar. I learned a lot and I hope that the rest of you did too, as it was an amazing opportunity to have.

A request: if you have massive amounts of documentation, including documented exceptions, please e-mail it to Boar so she can cut and paste your text into An Tir-OSCAR. It sucks up a lot of time putting together the internal letter when three or four pages of material that was originally typed has to be retyped into the interface. Please - be kind to our volunteers. Boar is my deputy and I want to keep her in one piece. Take the two moments to compose an e-mail to

her and send over your documentation. Our letters will be far more efficient and less likely to have mistakes this way.

On that note, the requirements for copies have CHANGED. I sent out an e-mail not so long ago about it, but given the massive amount of paper I am still recycling and the number of packets incorrectly sent in, here is a good chance to remind you. A name packet consists of two copies of the name form and two copies of any supporting documentation. An armory packet consists of three copies of the armory form in full color, two copies of the black and white outline form, and three copies of any supporting documentation. Save some trees, be nice to the environment. :)

Some recent submissions have been lacking full documentation for the elements that are submitted. I have been filling in these blanks, and I don't want to stop doing that. But if a submitter continually does not provide complete documentation, I will have to start flagging them as administrative returns. Please don't make me do that; it is not fun. Each element used must be documented in some way, as does the pattern of construction. Don't assume that something is so familiar that it does not need to be proven - the knowledge base of the College of Arms is continually growing and we are learning new things every day. What once might have been acceptable may no longer be so. Prior registration is never, ever a guarantee.

I hope to see many of you at the Emprise of the Black Lion at the end of September, and then at the Kingdom's Heraldic Symposium in October. If you haven't volunteered to teach a class and still want to, please let Argent Scroll know! I am really excited for the Symposium, and will be teaching a class on demystifying the submissions process for heralds and submitters alike. If you are inclined to travel to the Shire of Briaroak in December, the Principality of the Summits will be offering a full-service consult table at our Winter Investiture.

Have a safe end to the tourney season as we wind down and into the days of feasts and festivals. Thank you to everyone who attends my meetings and comments on the Internal Letter - each of you is responsible for my sanity being intact. :)

In service to the An Tir College of Heralds,

Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle

Lions Blood Herald

LAUREL ACTIONS

No Laurel decisions have been released since the April 2010 letter (which we shared in last month's ILoI).

LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS

The following items have been forwarded to Laurel and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in NOVEMBER 2010.

Alicia le Wilfulle - New Device Change

  • Vert, a chevron sable fimbriated and cotised argent
  • Old item: Argent, two swords inverted in saltire sable fretted with a mascle and on a chief vert two escallops argent
  • Retain old item as badge. Name registered March 2002 via An Tir.

Amalric Blackhart - New Device Change

  • Argent goutty de sang, an agacella rampant sable gorged of a ducal coronet and chained Or, a chief sable
  • Old item: Argent, goutty de sang, a stag rampant and a chief sable
  • Duchy granted January 2007 via An Tir. The term agacella is preferred, but the submitter will accept antelope. Retain old item as badge. Name registered July 1989 via the East.

Appledore, Shire of - Resub Badge

  • Checky sable and argent, an apple slipped and leaved within a bordure gules
  • Name registered February 1983 via An Tir.<br />

Astrid Einarsdottir - New Name and New Device

  • Azure, a peacock close and on a chief wavy argent three pomegranates gules
  • The submitter indicated that she had previous submissions, but we were unable to find anything registered to her or submitted by her under any name she listed (Sapphyrah Rozvardo or Zaynab Al-Munajjmah). We have listed these as new submissions based on the information available to us.
  • We'd like to see more traits in the wavy line of division on the chief and hope this only warrants an artist's note.<br />

Azizah bint Rustam - New Name (see RETURNS for device)

Bork Thorkelsson - New Name and New Device

  • Vert, a fess between four tankards Or

Bronwen Elgars - New Badge

  • (Fieldless) On a goutte d'Or an ermine spot sable
  • Name registered October 1996 via An Tir.

Cecille de Beumund - New Device Change

  • Sable semy of quatrefoils argent
  • Old item: Azure, on a fess between three swallows volant argent three roses proper
  • Release old item. Name registered February 2002 via An Tir.

Cecille de Beumund - Acceptance of Armory Transfer

Diamante da Magenta - New Name and New Device

  • Argent, in pale three mullets barry and per pale sable and Or

Diamante da Magenta - New Badge

  • (Fieldless) A mullet barry and per pale sable and Or

Eoghan Ó Briain - New Name and New Device

  • Or, a duck rising wings displayed azure and a base wavy barry wavy azure and Or

Fergus of Karlisle - New Name and New Device

  • Sable, in fess a grenade between two rabbits combatant all within a bordure argent

Gabriel Luvedey - New Name and New Device

  • Per pale and per chevron azure and argent, a rose and a bordure dovetailed counterchanged

Hawise le Wollemongere - Resub Device

  • Vert, a lamb couchant argent and a ford proper
  • The submitter has already submitted this design as a badge. We will ask to have it redesignated as a device on the next ELoI and withdraw it from this letter.

Hawise le Wollemongere - New Badge

  • (Fieldless) A lamb couchant argent

Iago ap Adam - Transfer of Registered Armory

Isobel Black - New Name and New Device

  • Argent, a bend sinister cotised sable, overall a septfoil purpure seeded Or

Jorunn Aslaksdotter - New Name

Katerina des Monteignes - New Name

  • The byname was originally submitted as Montagnes, but no documentation was provided for that spelling. We found the Anglo-Norman Monteignes temporally compatible with the documentation for Katerina, so we have changed the byname to match the available documentation.

Katryne MacKim - New Device

  • Argent, goutty de larmes, a chief invected azure and in base a raven close sable

Kora of Karlisle - New Name (see RETURNS for device)

Mairghread inghean Dubhghaill mhic Cainnich - New Name and New Device

  • Azure, a Bowen knot crosswise and on a chief embattled argent a roundel between an increscent and a decrescent azure

Morgan the Truehearted - New Name and New Device

  • Argent, an evergreen tree couped proper and in chief two Latin crosses gules, a bordure azure

Piers Lakewood - Resub Device

  • Quarterly sable and vert, a quill pen bendwise sinister between two open scrolls palewise argent
  • Name registered November 2008 via An Tir.

Suvia filia Heriberti - New Device

  • Azure semy of bees argent, a chief barry wavy vert and argent
  • Name registered August 2009 via An Tir.

Suvia filia Heriberti - New Badge

  • (Fieldless) In fess a vase conjoined to a griffin statant azure
  • Name registered August 2009 via An Tir.
  • We forward this badge and note the armory of Richard de Montbrai, (Fieldless) A griffin passant azure, registered in August 2001 via Atlantia. We felt at the meeting that the vase was large enough to count as a co-primary charge and therefore there were CDs for X.4.a.iii and X.4.f.

Tir Rígh, Principality of - New Order Name

  • Ordre de l'Etoile d'Argent
  • The submitters have a letter of permission to conflict with Order of the Argent Estoille of Trimaris, registered to the Kingdom of Trimaris in November 2006 via Trimaris.
  • Name registered November 2002.

Tyra Fulkasdottir - New Name and New Device

  • Argent, a chevron purpure between three square weaver's tablets azure
  • The byname was submitted as Fulksdottir, but the documentation only supported the form Fulkasdottir. We have changed the byname to match the documentation.

Viktor Stepanov Zabolotskoi - New Name Change and Resub Device

  • Azure, two cattails in saltire within a serpent in annulo biting its own tail Or
  • This submission originally appeared on the October 2009 Internal Letter, and it was pended in December 2009 for conflict with Stepan Zabolotskoi, registered in 1995 via Atlantia. After a lot of conversation and consultation with the submitter, Ragged Staff and the original submissions form, it was determined that it was the same submitter. Therefore, we are (finally) processing this submission as a New Name Change as opposed to a New Name, and the submitter would like to retain his old name as an alternate.
  • When his name was registered, his original device was returned by Laurel:<br />

    [Azure, on a bend between two Russian Orthodox crosses argent, a cattail proper.] Conflict with Anne of Flaming Gryphon (SCA), Azure, on a bend between two horse's heads couped argent a deadly nightshade vine vert flowered purpure. There is a CD for the change in type of the secondaries, but the change to type of the tertiaries is insufficient and the slight tincture change (to brown from purpure) of the "flower" part of the long green plant is not enough to count.

  • This is, therefore, a device resubmission to Laurel and we will forward it as such.
  • The original consultation on this device happened at Pennsic 38.

William de Logan - New Name and New Device

  • Azure, a chevron cotised sable between three trefoils azure

The following items have been returned by Lions Blood for further work.

Azizah bint Rustam - New Device

  • Per bend sinister sable and paly wavy gules and argent, a calygreyhound rampant reguardant argent
  • This device is returned for conflict with Tristram O'Shee (August 2006 via An Tir): Per saltire gules and sable, a calygreyhound rampant argent. There is a single CD for the cumulative changes to the field, but there is not a CD for moving the calygreyhound as it is forced by the changes to the field.

Kathleen O'Duncan - New Name

  • This name is returned for direct conflict with Kathleen O Dunchan, registered in 2008 via Caid.

Kora of Karlisle - New Device

  • Purpure, on a bend embattled Or three cinquefoils purpure
  • The device is returned for conflict with the armory of Gunnarr Brunwulf (for House Brunwulf), Purpure, on a bend bretessed Or three trefoils palewise vert, registered in April 1995 via An Tir. There is no difference for the edge partition between embattled and bretessed, as they are fundamentally equivalent. The only changes come in type and number to the tertiary charge group. RfS X.4.j says in pertinent part, "No more than one clear difference can be obtained from changes to the same group of charges on charges." Therefore, there is a single CD for the cumulative changes to the tertiary charge group.
  • This device also conflicts with the armory of Wolfgang de Warenne, Purpure, on a bend engrailed Or three roses proper, registered in October 1992 via An Tir. There is a CD for the edge partition change from engrailed to embattled, but there is not a CD for only changing the tincture of a tertiary charge group, even if the armory qualifies as simple. RfS X.4.j.ii only grants a CD for changing the type of a tertiary charge group if the armory is simple, and there is no CD between roses and cinquefoils per precedent: nothing for type between a rose and a cinquefoil. [Jacqueline de Meux, LoAR 08/2004, Calontir-R].

1: Adiantum, Barony of - New Badge

Sable, two bear's heads erased conjoined at the neck and a bordure rayonny Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of Courtesy of Adiantum

This submission is for the Order of Courtesy of Adiantum, which appears on the April 2010 ILoI. The Barony's name was registered in April 1976 via the West.

No letter from the Baron/Baroness was included with this submission.

2: Algar MacBlane - New Device

Per fess gules and argent, two ram's heads respectant and a bell counterchanged.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

While the form says that the submitter's name was previously submitted (via An Tir), we found the name was registered in July 2009.

3: Basil Dragonstrike - New Badge

Or, a bordure sable

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

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

4: Chiara Calandra - New Device

Vert, a labyrinth and on a chief Or three clews of yarn vert

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter's name was registered in October 2008 via An Tir.

5: Gilia Maddalena Sofia del Fortuna - New Name Change

Old Item: , to be retained.

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter will accept all changes to her name, cares most about language/culture, and desires a female name. The submitter's branch is Silverhart.

The form indicates that this is a change and that the submitter wishes her old name retained as an alternate, but does not specify her previously registered name.

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

Gilia can be found in De Felice Nomi, s.n. Gilio. De Felice cites Gilia as the feminine form (Æegidius). Rhian Lyth of Baldemoor Vale's article "Italian Personal Names" from the Caidan Heraldic Symposium of AS24 (CE 1989) dates Gilia to 1427 in Brucker (ed.) "The Society of Renaissance Florence," p. 270.

Maddalena can be found in De Felice Nomi s.n. Maddalena and cites the cult of St. Mary Magdalene to the 12th century ("Duecento"). The Online Catasto of Florence of 1427 (http://www.stg.brown.edu/projects/catasto/newsearch/first_names.html) gives 19 instances of women named Maddalena.

Sofia can be found in De Felice Nomi, s.n. Sofia and cites the cult of Saint Sofia who was "martyred at Rome with her children Fede, Speranza and Carità." It also cites the Saint of Sofia of Constantinople, martyred at Sortino. "Names in 15th Century Florence and her dominions" by Juliana de Luna, KWHS Proceedings from AS42 (CE2007), cites one instance of Sofia from the Condado of 1427.

del Fortuna is found in "Family Names Appearing in the Catasto of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ferrante/catasto/family_names.html) provides one example of this name, entered in the database as "DELFORTUNA."

The use of three given names in Italian was ruled not a step from period practice on the December 2008 LoAR.

5: Gilia Maddalena Sofia del Fortuna - New Device Change

Gules, a bridge of one span argent setting over a natural river flowing argent between two rocky shores proper

Old Item: , to be released.

The form indicates that this is a change and that the submitter would like her old device released, but the previous device is not specified (nor, as above, any name under which it was registered).

The following letter was included with the submission.

Documented Exception for Device of Gilia Maddalena Sofia del Fortuna

This motif is from the di Lambrici di Cremona arms found on page 184 (plate 200) of Stemmario Tribulziano by Nicolo' Orsini de Marzo under the heading of di Lambrici. This source is a facsimile of the Codice Trivulziano 1390.

The di Lambrici arms have agules field with a single spanned argent bridge that is argent spanning grayish brown rocky shores that surround a rapidly flowing river that is argent. The Italian blazon is Di rosso, al ponte ad una sol Arcata d'argento, gettato sopa un fiume dale acque impetuose al naturale, scorrente fra due sponde rocciose del medesino, moventi dai fianchi dello scudo. The approximate translation (via Google) is Red, the bridge to a silver sol Arcata, sopa cast a river dale rushing waters to the natural, flowing between two rocky shores of medesino, driving the sides of the shield. The submitter has opted to register these arms in the tinctures they occur within the roll of arms.

Stream motifs occur several times in this source; blazons are all in Italian with approximate English translations in parens:

  • di Aminion arms, page 74 plage 46, has a castle, stream and grass. Blazon: D'argento, al castello di rosso col mastio rotondo finito da una cupola dominante due torri quadrate allato, la destra prospetticamente più alta, entrambe merlate alla guelfa e finestrate del campo, il cammino di ronda che unisce i due torrioni degradante in banda e senza merlatura; il castello è fondato sopra un terreno erboso al naturale con nodriti allato del castello du gigli di S. Antono d'argento, stelati e fogiati di verde; il terreno è lambito, in punta, da acque fluttuose al naturale (English: Silver, red castle with round tower with a dome over the dominant two squre towers beside the right higher perspective, both the Guelph battlements and windows of the field, the parapet walk that links the two towers without degrading in-band and battlements, the castle is founded on a grassy land with a natural nurtured du lilies beside the castle of St. Antonio Silver, stems and fogiati green and the ground is touched, the tip from fluttuose in natural waters).
  • de Baldironibus arms, page 83 plate 60, has a castle, mount and a stream. Blazon: Di rosso, al castello d'argento, munito del solo mastio, merlato all guelfa, aaperto e finestrato del campo, sostenuto dal sommo di un monte di tre colli di verde, lambito da acque vorticose al naturale. (English: Red, silver at the castle, armed with only the keep, battlements at Guelph, and aaperto window field, supported from the top of a mountain of three hills of green, edged by swirling waters to natural)
  • da l'Aqua arms, page 183, plate 199, has a bridge and a stream. Blazon: D'argento, al ponte ad un'arcata di rosso, muragliato di nero, movente dai fianchi dello scudo, sostenente, nel centro, una torre di rosso, munita di tre merli alla guelfa, aperta e finestrata del campo; il ponte è gettato sopra una corrente d'acqua impetuosa al naturale. (English: Silver, the bridge arch of red, black wall, driving the sides of the shield, supporting; in the center, a tower of red, with three battlements to Guelph, open window area and the bridge is thrown above a current of water rushing to the natural).
  • do Onnasta, page 221 plage 264, has a bridge and a stream. Blazon: D'oro, al ponte di tre arcate di rosso, muragliato di nero, movente dai fianchi dello scudo e gettato sopra una corrente d'acqua al naturale, sostenente un castello di rosso, merlato alla guelfa, aperto e finestrato del campo, sormontato da un'aquila di nero, linguate di rosso, coronata del campo, con gli artigli posati sui due torrioni. (English translation: Golden, the bridge of three arches of red, black wall, driving the sides of the shield and thrown over a natural stream of water, supporting a castle of red, the embattled Guelph, and open windows of the field, topped by eagle in black, red tongue, topped the field with its claws laid on the two towers).
  • da Ponte, page 234 plage 285, has a bridge and a stream. D'argento, al ponte ad un'arcata di rosso, movente dai fianchi dello scudo, sostenente, nel centro, un rovere di verdi fruttifero di tre ghiande d'oro, male ordinate; il ponte è gettato sopra una corrente d'acqua impetuosa al naturale. (English: Silver, the red arch bridge, driving the sides of the shield, supporting, in the center, a green oak bearing three golden acorns, badly arranged, the bridge is thrown over a stream of water rushing au naturel).
  • terra da Piziguiton (labeled da Piziguiton), plate 237 plate 288, has a castle and a moat. D'argento, al castello di rosso, merlato alla guelfa, aperto e finestrato del campo, fondato sopra una campagna alzata ed erbosa di verde col ponte levatoio d'oro, abbassato sopra un isolotto pure erboso, questo attorniato da un fossato a sermicerchio in punta colmo d'acqua al naturale. (English: Silver, Red Castle, battlements at Guelph, and open windows of the field based on campaign raised and grass green with gold drawbridge, well down on a grassy islet, surrounded by a moat to this sermicerchio in tip filled with water to natural).
  • de Sancta Agada, plage 266 plate 334, has a castle and a stream. D'argento, al castello di rosso, merlato alla guelfa, finestrato del campo, aperto di verde, con allato una striscia di terreno del medesimo; il maniero è lambito da acque al naturale dalle quali emergono le teste di tre leoni con le loro criniere d'oro, 2, 1; al capo d'oro con l'aquila di nero, linguata di rosso, coronata del campo. (English: Silver, Red Castle, the embattled Guelph, window area, open green, with a strip of land beside the same, the manor is lapped by the waters which emerge naturally from the heads of three lionns wes gold, 2, 1; the head with the golden eagle in black, red tong, topped the field).

These examples illustrate a clear pattern of this submitted image as an Italian depiction of running water. In addition, they support a pattern of runningwater/river, architecture and ground/landscape.

6: Godwyn Reynard - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum. He will accept NO changes and desires a male name.

The following is quoted from the documentation section of the form

Given name: Godwyn, an alternate spelling of Godewyn found in "An Index to the 1296 Lay Subsidy Rolls for Rutland, England" by Karen Larsdatter (Karen Harris) - http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Rutland/index.htm

Surname: Reynard, an alternate spelling of Reinard found on the Academy of St. Gabriel report archive. (Boar sez - eg http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?3155+0) According to the web page http://www.surnamedb.com/surname/reynard, "The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is believed to be that of Elias Reynardi, which was dated 1205, at St. Benet of Holme, Norfolk."

6: Godwyn Reynard - New Device

per pale argent and gules two foxes rampant reguardant addorsed counterchanged

7: Isabelle Saint-Michael - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is Stromguard. She will accept all changes, cares most about spelling ("Isabelle St-Michel - French, any period"), and desires a female name.

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

Isabelle can be found in "French Names from Two Thirteenth Century Chronicles" by Arval Benicoueur (http://s-gabriel.org/names/arval/crusades/) (Boar sez: photocopy not included)

St.-Michel can be found in Dauzat & Rostaing, s.n. St.-Michel, dating S. Michael to 1405.

7: Isabelle Saint-Michael - New Device

Azure, on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys argent three escarbuncles azure

8: Játvarðr Þorvarðarson - New Name

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

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere. He will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (Old Norse), and desires a male name.

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

Both elements (Játvarðr Þorvarðr) are found in: 'Viking Names found in Landnamabok' by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. I believe the grammar of the biname to be correct.

Printouts from the above cited URL are included.

9: Juliana Robertsone - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.

The submitter's branch is Madrone. She will accept all changes and desires a female name.

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

Juliana - Withycombe, s.n. Juliana pg. 184 dated to 1196-1220 and 1273

Robertsone - R&W, s.n. Robertson pg. 296 lists a William Robertsone 1327

9: Juliana Robertsone - New Device

Per chevron inverted vert and sable, a winged lion rampant and a thistle argent

10: Katherine Redbow - New Name

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning (would like to keep 'red' and 'bow' in it, adding an 'e' to 'bow&#) most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Laire. She will accept all changes, cares most about meaning ("would like to keep 'red' and 'bow' in it, adding an 'e' to 'bow' would be acceptable"), and desires a female name. Note that the form lists her society name as "Red Bow," but it does not appear this has ever been registered.

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

"Katherine" - A Dictionary of English Surnames, part 3: the Names H-Z, PH Reaney. (1316 England).

York Bridgemasters Accounts, translated by Phillip M. Stell pg. 459. 15 c York - "Katherine Burton"

"Red..." see "Red hose" A Dictionary of English Surnames, p. 374.

"Bowe" - (Boar sez: blank line with a single quote mark directly under cite for "Red hose" above)

also 1523 "John Bowe" from Subsidy Roll for York & Airisty (Boar sez: spelling? could not read handwriting), England, Wardura de Bowthorn

"William Bowe" from York Bridgemasters Accounts p. 458.

Note that no links or photocopies were included with the submission.

10: Katherine Redbow - New Device

Argent, a bow with blunted arrow drawn, reversed gules

11: Laric Godwin - Resub Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Sound (as close to the submitted name as possible) most important.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate. He will accept all changes, cares most about sound ("as close to the submitted name as possible"), and desires a male name.

His previous submission, 'Laric,' was returned in Kingdom in Nov 2009 for violation of RfS III.2.a which states "A personal name must contain a given name and at least one byname."

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

"Laric" is submitted as a misspelling of "Alaric," the name of two Visigothic kings active in the 5th and 6th centuries in what would become Charlemagne's France, the culture and time period of my persona. As a given name it was in use in Europe as late as the13th century [Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2188, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2188+0]. Variant spelling "Aleric" is found in 723 and 818 [ASGR 464, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/464.txt]. Another variant "Adalricus" was used in France in 747, 856, 861 and 916; "Aalaricus" in 997-1031; and "Alricus" in 911, 980-1032 [ASGR 2249, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2249.txt].

"Godwin" is submitted as a patronymic byname. The name and variants appear in England and Scandinavia, both of which areas had trade and military connections to Charlemagne's France. It is used as a given name for the famous 11th century Earl of Wessex, appears again sometime between 1150 and 1250 [ASGR 458, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/458.txt] and was one of the most common Anglo-Norman given names of the 12th to 13th century [ASGR 253, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/253.txt]. It appears as an English surname (with various spellings) from 1239 to 1388 [ASGR 1620, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1620.txt and ASGR 3245, http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/3245.txt]. The practice of a father's given name being used as a patronymic is supported by ASGR 458 [http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/458.txt].

I am much more concerned about keeping my given name than about my byname, as I have been playing in the Society for almost 20 years and have been known as Laric for that whole time.

See attached sheets for documentation.

Boar sez: despite the statement above, no additional photocopies were included with the submission.

11: Laric Godwin - Resub Device

Per pale vert and azure, on a sun in chief Or a rat rampant to sinister sable

His previous submission, Per pale vert and azure, in chief a sun Or, was returned in Kingdom in Nov 2009 for lack of a name to forward with it as well as conflict:

Niall Muineachan (September 1984): Per fess wavy gules and barry wavy argent and azure, in chief a sun in his splendour Or. There is a single CD for the field.

12: Michael Kelly of the Silver Oak - New Name

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is Lionsgate. He will accept NO changes to his name.

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

Submitter wants the "Michael Kelly" spelling but 'of the Silver Oak' can be changed as needed to register.

Michael: header form in Withycombe and dated to 1518 in Julian Goodwyn's "English Names from pre-1600 Brass Inscriptions" (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/brasses/)

Kelly: Reaney & Wilson, sn Kelly dates John de Kelly to 1373 (from Black) and Warin de Kelly to 1194 (Engl. context)

of the Silver Oak: based on an inn name pattern of Color + Item, such as Golden Bell, Golden Cross, from Mari "English Sign Names from 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/)

12: Michael Kelly of the Silver Oak - New Device

Per chevron sable and vert, on a pall inverted argent between two oak leaves in chevron inverted argent and a sun Or three feathers shafts to center sable

13: Nerienda Silvester - New Name Change

Old Item: Katerina des Monteignes, to be retained.

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Meaning (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Myrtleholt. She will accept all changes, cares most about meaning, and desires a female name.

Her previous submission, Katerina des Monteignes (originally submitted as 'des Montagnes') is forwarded to Laurel as of this letter. She would like the previous submission to be retained as a secondary name and this submission to be her primary name.

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

Persona for name "Nerienda Silvester" is 9th Century Anglo-Saxon name, name is in Latin. By-names not really used for this era-place so I created one based on my real life location. And in keeping with the Latin language first name, used Latin for "found living in woodlands."

If this name doesn't work, could I use "Nerienda of Bear Hollow"? Since I do live in a small forested valley between mountains in which a bear also lives.

Thank you!

A photocopy of "Anglo-Saxon Women's Names from Royal Charters" [http://s-gabriel.org/names/marieke/anglosaxonfem/] is included with the submission, dating 'Nerienda' to 699.

A photocopy of "WORDS Latin-to-English & English-to-Latin Dictionary" (http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/wordsonline.html) is included. It states:

silvetris, silvestris, silvestre ADJ [XAXAO]

wooded, covered with woods; found/situated/living in woodlands; wild, untamed;

silvetris, silvestris, silvestre ADJ [XAXBO]

wooded, covered with woods; found/situated/living in woodlands; wild, untamed;

nemorosus, nemorosa, nemorosum ADJ [XXXDX]

well-wooded;

saltuosus, saltuosa, saltuosum ADJ [XXXDX]

characterized by wooded valleys

silvosus, silvosa, silvosum ADJ [XXXEC]

well wooded;

boscus, bosci N M 21 M [FAXDM]

wood; lumber; timber; firewood; woodland, wooded area;

Submitter's Note: As it seems that by-names were not commounly used for 9th century Anglo Saxons, I chose an "invented," "locative" by-name that describes where I actually live, which is in a forest: "found/situated/living in woodlands". I like the sound of "silvester" & variants. Don't like the sound of "nemorusus," "boscus," "saltuosus," etc.

14: Norman of Eoforwic - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.

The submitter's branch is Aquaterra. He will accept all changes and desires a male name.

Note that the form gives his society name as 'Norman Felsenstandt,' but it does not appear that this was ever registered (looks like it's what he has on his blue card).

A photocopy of his driver's license is included showing 'Norman' as his legal first name.

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

Domesday;

http://www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk/secrets/anglian.htm

http://viking.no/e/england/york/eboracum.htm

http://www.yorkguides.co.uk/york-history.html

[Boar sez: all of the above show 'Eoforwic' as the Saxon name for the city of York, England]

Ekwall Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names.... Page 519

14: Norman of Eoforwic - New Device

Argent A Pomme

15: Olivia Dougall - New Device Change

Quarterly purpure and vert, three dragonflies tails to center argent.

Old Item: Per saltire purpure and argent, two needles argent and two lit candles purpure, to be released.

The submitter's branch is Lions Gate.

The submitter's name was registered in October 2004 via An Tir.

If this is registered, she would like her previous device, Per saltire purpure and argent, two needles argent and two lit candles purpure, to be released.

16: Principality of Tir Righ - Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Order Name

Order of the Silver Sparkes

Principality name registered Nov 2002 via An Tir. Submitter will accept all changes.

Previous (identical) submission was returned by Laurel in December 2009.

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

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 Project Ordenamen 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 for 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."

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:

"Estenceley 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) fiery particle, spark

The OED s.n. spark:

spark, n.

1. a. A small particle of fire, an ignited fleck of 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. Farne 2079 As fire ys wont to quyk and goo From a sparke."

The submitters have included a letter granting permission for their "Order of the Silver Sparkes" to conflict with Drachenwald's "Silversparre Herald" as well as a letter permitting their "Silver Sparkes Pursuivant" to conflict with Drachenwald's "Silversparre Herald." These letters are signed by the King and Queen of Drachenwald.

The submission is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

17: Principality of Tir Righ - New Heraldic Title

White Raven Herald

Submitter accepts all changes. Principality name registered Nov 2002 via An Tir.

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

White Raven Herald follows the Project Ordensnamen construction elements of Color + Creature

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

18: Principality of Tir Righ - New Heraldic Title

Silver Quail Herald

Submitter accepts all changes. Principality name registered Nov 2002 via An Tir.

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

Silver Quail Herald follows the Project Ordensnamen construction elements of Color + Creature

Quail is found at: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=quail

quail (n.)

c.1300, quayle, from O.Fr. quaille, perhaps via M.L. quaccula (cf. Prov. calha, It. quaglia, O.Sp. coalla), from a Germanic source (cf. O.H.G. quahtala "quail," Ger. Wachtel), imitative of the bird's cry. Or the English word might be directly from Germanic. Slang meaning "young attractive woman" first recorded 1859.

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ. A printout from the link above is included with the submission.

19: Principality of Tir Righ - New Heraldic Title

Lynx Herald

Submitter accepts all changes. Principality name registered Nov 2002 via An Tir.

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

Submitted as Lynx Herald, this heraldic title is for the new web admin for the Tir Righ College of Heralds.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=lynx shows the following for Lynx:

mid-14c., from L. lynx (cf. Sp., It. lince), from Gk. lyngz, perhaps from PIE *leuk- "light," in reference to its gleaming eyes or its ability to see in the dark (cf. Lith. luzzis, O.H.G. luhs, Ger. luchs, O.E. lox, Du. los, Swed. lo "lynx").

Although this doesn't specifically show Lynx as the period spelling for a "Bobcat," we're hoping this with the evidency of a lynx in Fox Davies "A Complete Guide to Heraldry" will suffice for documentation (pg. 197, fig. 342).

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

20: Principality of Tir Righ - New Appeal of Kingdom Return of Badge

Azure, a candle argent enflamed in a flat candlestick Or and in chief a mullet of eight points argent

This submission is to be associated with The University of Tir Righ

The previous (identical) submission was returned in the January 2010 ILoI:

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Rivenstar, Barony of (August 1979 via the Middle), Azure, a riven star argent with one CD for the addition of the candle. It is also in conflict with Society for Creative Anachronism (March 1986 via Laurel), Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent, with one CD for the change of secondary from arch to mullet. A third conflict is Rurik the Axe-finder (August 1973), Azure, a candle palewise argent, enflamed at both ends Or, with one CD for adding the mullet.

The following letter was included with the submission:

Note to the College of Heralds:

Our previous submission of this device (Azure, in pale a mullet of eight points argent and a candle enflamed in a flat candlestick Or) appeared on the An Tir IL dated 2009-11-03; and returned on the An Tir IL dated 2010-01-07.

This submission has reduced the size of the mullet so that it is clearly a secondary charge in chief. This should clear it of the conflict with the badge of the Barony of Rivenstar: Azure, a riven star argent, as the primary charge has been changed.

The other two listed conflicts were because it was felt the candlestick was not half of the primary charge and therefore was not given a difference for changing half of the tincture of the charge. Please see the picture below. I have superimposed a second candle on top of the candlestick. I have not changed the depiction of this charge (it is identical in size to the original submission). As you can see, the candlestick is actually slightly larger than the candle.

boar sez: here's the link for the image referenced above. sadly oscar won't let me use an img src tag here. :( http://lionandlily.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/tir-righ-supportive-image.jpg

This should therefore be clear of the conflict with the Society for Creative Anachronism Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stopped argent,with one CD for the change of secondary from arch to mullet, and one for changing half of the tincture of the primary charge.

It should also be clear of Rurik the Axe-finder (August 1973), Azure, a candle palewise argent, enflamed at both ends Or, with one CD for adding the mullet and one for changing half the tincture of the primary charge.

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

Boar sez: I could find no record of registration or submission for "University of Tir Righ." Principality name registered Nov 2002 via An Tir.

21: Principality of Tir Righ - New Badge

(Fieldless) A lily azure within and conjoined to a mascle argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Blue Lily

The order name was forwarded to Laurel from An Tir as of the January 2010 ILoI.

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

22: Principality of Tir Righ - New Badge

(Fieldless) A spear azure within and conjoined to a mascle argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Blue Spear

The order name was forwarded to Laurel from An Tir as of the January 2010 ILoI.

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

23: Principality of Tir Righ - New Badge

(Fieldless) A mullet of eight argent within and conjoined to a annulet azure

This submission is to be associated with Ordre de l'Etoile d'Argent

The order name was forwarded to Laurel from An Tir as of this ILoI (Sept 2010).

The form is signed by the Prince, Princess and Seneschal of Tir Righ.

24: Richenda du Jardin - New Alternate Name

Ricca Speziali

• Submitter desires a female name.
• Sound (feminine form of Richard) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere. She will accept all changes, cares most about sound ("feminine form of Richard"), and desires a female name.

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

Ricca is found in Juliana de Luna's "A Listing of all Women's Given Names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/womensalpha.html)

Speziali is found in Juliana de Luna's "A Listing of Family names from the Condado Section of the Florence Catasto of 1427" (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/familyalpha.html)

The submitter's primary name was registered July 2009 via An Tir.

24: Richenda du Jardin - New Badge

Per pale bendy sinister azure, Or and argent and bend Or, argent and azure, a bordure compony argent, azure and Or

This submission is to be associated with Ricca Speziali

The following letter was included with this submission:

The submitted badge is in violation of the SCA's practice of requiring two tinctures with good contrast to be used with field divisions of more than 4 pieces. This badge is of a style found in Stemmario Trivulziano by Niccolo' Orsini de Marzo, a 15th century Italian roll of arms.

The submitted badge currently employs three tinctures (Or, azure and argent) in a multiply divided field of more than four pieces (per pale bendy and bendy sinister). I plan to show a pattern of using multiply divided fields of three tinctures in Italian armory. In addition to the demonstrating the exact field division submitted, I will demonstrate the use of three tinctures in barry, bendy and paly fields.

In addition, this badge uses a bordure compony of three tinctures. In addition to demonstrating the use of a three tincture compony with the complex field division on the submitted badge, I will demonstrate its use more broadly, including a bordure denticulata of three tinctures.

The submitted arms are based on the arms of de Dentibus in Trivulziano (plate 1301, page 143). The de Dentibus arms, in SCA blazon terms, are Per pale bendy sinister argent, gules and purpure and bendy purpure, argent and gules, on a chief gules and eagle displayed maintaining three sets of dentures argent, a bordure compony argent, gules and purpure. The submitted badge, Per pale bendy sinister azure, Or and argent, and bendy Or, argent and azure, a bordure compony argent, azure and Or does not contain the chief.

Examples of fields multiply divided, in addition to the exemplar arms listed above, are:

  • De Borssano (plate 64b, page 87), Bendy gules, argent and Or.
  • De Bezzio (plate 64c, page 87), Bendy Or, argent and gules, on a chief gules three letters B argent.
  • Di Birigozi (plate 64h, page 87), Bendy gules, argent, and azure, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.
  • Dal Carreto (plate 78a, page 136), Bendy gules, azure, and Or, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.
  • Di Piligrini (plate 283c, page 257), Bendy azure, argent and gules.
  • Da Sondra (plate 325c, page 257), Bendy gules, sable and Or.
  • Da Sore (plate 329b, page 261), Per fess gules and barry bendy argent, gules, and vert, in chief a swan rousant, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.
  • Da Vogera (plate 368g, page 293), Barry, gules, sable, and argent, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.
  • De Muschiaro (plate 223c, page 198), Bendy sable, azure, and Or, a bottle gules, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.
  • Di Cimis (plate 120i, page 138), Paly gules, O, and vert, on a chief azure three triangles argent.

Clearly, multiply divided fields are not excessively common; however, they were not exceedingly rare either. These fields were unremarkable enough that I found one with a charge other than a peripheral ordinary. I also found one instance of a bend multiply divided of four tinctures: di Scarognini (plate 334g, page 266), Per bend gules and sable, a bend chevronelly inverted argent, Or, gules, and sable fimbriated rgent, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable.

Examples of bordures multiply divided of three tinctures, in addition to the examplar arms listed above, are:

  • Di Luino de Barbati (plate 68g, page 91), Gules, on a bend between two roses argent three roses gules, a bordure denticulata azure, argent and gules.
  • De Albertus de Buymio (plate 43g, page 71), Argent, a tree eradicated vert sustained by two lions gules, on a chief Or an eagle displayed sable, a bordure compony argent, gules and vert.

With an example of a multiply divided bend of more than two tinctures as well as the bordures (and one of the bordures was of a complex line that shared a tincture with the field), a bordure compony of three tinctures seems reasonable.

Given that the submitted arms are based on a period exemplar, these arms should be eligible for registration as a documented exception to the rules.

25: SHIRE OF CORVARIA - New Badge

AN AZURE CROW CLOSE

The branch name was registered in March 1995 via An Tir..

This submission is accompanied by the following letter:

We, the undersigned members of the Shire of Corvaria, wish the badge (Fieldless, an azure crow close) to be registered to our shire.

The letter is signed with the SCA and legal names of 15 shire members, including the Exchequer, Seneschal and Herald.

26: Tvorimir Danilov - New Badge

(Fieldless) In bend sinister a hawk's foot argent sustaining a plate.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood. His name was registered in April 2001.

The following is quoted from the form.

If another difference is needed, I give permission to modify as long as hawk's foot remains argent.

27: Ulfr Hauksson - New Name

• Submitter desires a male name.
• Language (not specified) most important.
• Culture (not specified) most important.

The submitter's branch is Wealdsmere. He will accept all changes, cares most about language/culture (not specified), and desires a male name.

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

Vikinganswerlady.com - Haukr (old Norse), Ulfr (Old Norse) - see attached.

Printouts from the above URL are included citing 'Haukr' from GB pp 11 s.n. Haukr; and citing Ùlfr from GB. p. 15 s.n. Ùlfr

27: Ulfr Hauksson - New Device

Per Pale, sable and argent, two maple leaves counterchanged sable and argent and in chief embattled and counterchanged.

28: Yzabela de Carlat - New Name

• No changes.

The submitter's branch is listed as 'Great Dark Horde;' her mailing address indicates she lives in Lionsgate. She will accept no changes.

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

Yzabela - Ary's Occitan Names from Saint Flour, France 1380-1385 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/saintflour.html

de Carlat - Juliana's "Occitan Townspeople in the 14th Century" http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/occitan/

No printouts were included with the submission.

Thus ends the September 2010 Internal Letter of Intent.

I remain,

yours in service,

Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn

Boar Pursuivant

An Tir OSCAR counts: 9 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 3 New Heraldic Titles, 9 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes, 9 New Badges. This gives 35 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name, 1 Resub Order Name, 1 Resub Device. This is a total of 3 resubmissions on this letter, for a total of 38 actions.

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