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An Tir IL dated 2011-04-13 (Jump to Submissions)
Unto Anthony Black Lion, Elizabeth Lions Blood, and the esteemed heralds from An Tir and elsewhere to whom this missive comes, Rhieinwylyd Boar sends April showers! Keep an eye out next month for the May flowers. ;)
Commentary on this letter is due May 15, 2011.
LIONS BLOOD MEETINGS
March Letter - Saturday, April 23 in the Shire of Tymberhavene. The site is the Coos Bay Eagles Aerie #538, 568 2nd Street, Coos Bay, OR. Site opens at Noon, closes at 7pm. At 7PM the Eagles will welcome any meeting attendees as guests for Karaoke from 7-11PM. Crash space is available- contact Brendan Æstel.
April Letter - Sunday, May 22 at Crown Tourney in Wastekeep.
FROM LIONS BLOOD
Unto the An Tir College of Heralds does Elizabeth Lions Blood send greetings!
I hope you enjoyed the silliness that was the April 1 LoI - do rest assured those submissions will not be put on any official letter to Laurel. They are, I hope, a learning experience for newer heralds and serve as a way to show that yes, even names that seem modern can be documented and hopefully exposed folks to new sources for documentation. If you ever have an idea for what should go on to an April 1 letter, please let my successor know so that they can put together a fun exercise like that.
This letter is being published later than usual so folks had time to look at the April 1 letter and also to gather some information for a few brand new submissions that were promised due to error on my part. The meeting in May will be on the Sunday of May Crown, since the weekend after is both a large event for my local Barony and a day-long rehearsal for me, and so there should be four weeks still for commentary to be generated. Please comment early and don't be afraid to ask questions if you need to. Remember we are all learning and your questions may also help other people to learn.
Three cheers for Earc MacFithil, Mountain Edge Pursuivant, and Meadhbha inghean Bhrain Mhuilleoir, Argent Scroll Herald, for their induction into the Order of the Jambe de Lion at Mountain Edge Defenders April 2. Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
Thank you, again, to everyone who comments on the letter. You make this job very, very easy. Meetings, while a lovely social exercise and great learning opportunities, aren't critical to publish external letters anymore, thanks to all of you. It has allowed us to get together, teach each other, and remind ourselves that heraldry is fun and should always remain fun no matter what job it is you are doing.
In very joyful service,
Lady Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle, GdS
Lions Blood Herald
The following is excerpted from the January 2011 Laurel Letter.
From Laurel: Applications for The Sovereign Positions
We would like to remind all interested parties that the deadline for applications for the position of Laurel, Pelican, and Wreath Sovereigns of Arms was March 1, 2011. The August 2010 Cover Letter gave details on the requirements for the positions.
We would also like to remind everyone that Laurel is accepting applications for a replacement Ragged Staff Herald. Details are also on the August 2010 Cover Letter.
As of this writing, we have received the following applications electronically:
We urge all members of the College of Arms and the kingdom Colleges of Heralds to provide their feedback to the Board of Directors on these applications.
From Laurel: KWHSS 2012 Bids Requested
For those considering bidding on the 2012 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, the deadline to have your bid entered into OSCAR is May 15, 2011. This will give the College of Arms time for consideration so that we can announce the bid's award at this year's KWHSS in Atlantia, as is our preferred practice.
Please remember that bids posted to OSCAR are publicly readable. Because of this, all personal information, such as legal names, addresses, phone numbers, and email, should not be included in these bids without signed, written permission. Such information as is necessary should be posted as a comment after the bid is finalized, so that only the College of Arms can read it. Please send a courtesy copy of the full bid to Laurel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder, there is a KWHSS domain and web hosting space available on the SCA's servers; you need not register your own.
Please see http:
From Laurel: A Gentle Reminder Regarding Petitions
There have been a few issues lately regarding petitions for branch names and armory, in some cases rendering the petitions invalid. We would like to remind everyone of what is required for a valid petition and when petitions are required.
As is described in the Administrative Handbook IV.C.5. Evidence of support, a valid petition must include on every page of the petition, both a clear description of the item(s) being submitted and the date. For armory, either the emblazon or blazon is acceptable, though including both is preferable.
Petitions are required by the Administrative Handbook for the branch name and the branch arms alone. They are not required by Laurel for award and order names, badges, or other items.
From Pelican: Some Name Resources (A Series)
We've talked about online dictionaries for English, Old Norse, and French. Unfortunately, there is not an equivalent online dictionary for Spanish. What there is, however, is almost as useful (if you can read a little Spanish). The Real Academia Española has a collection of historical documents, which form a database of historical usage. It's called CORDE (Corpus Diacrónico del Español) and is found at http:
The word that you want to find goes in the search box labeled Consulta. Put 1600 (or 1650) in the second space in the second of the two boxes labeled Cronológico (which limits the citations to before that date). Click Buscar. That will bring up a group of cases (the number is listed as casos under Resultado). To get the actual examples (for context), click on the button labeled Recuperar. If the number is under 1,000 or so, the system defaults to giving the sentence from the original document, listed as Concordancias.
If there are too many examples, you can't get to the Concordancias directly. Instead, the system will bring up a list of documents. You have to select documents (you can select several at a time), then change the drop-down box from Documentos to Concordancias and click Recuperar to get the citations.
You'll need to include the information you get here with any submission, as the search doesn't generate a permanent URL. For example, a search on Leonor gives 253 cases in 27 documents before 1650. A 1553 document describes los dichos liçençiado Çerbantes e doña leonor de torreblanca ('the said licenciado Cervantes and Doña Leonor de Torreblanca').
LAUREL REGISTERED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN JANUARY 2011:
Algar MacBlane. Device. Per fess argent and gules, two ram's heads erased respectant and a bell counterchanged.
Andrew Williams. Device. Sable, on a saltire vert fimbriated Or a skull argent sustaining in its mouth a serpent fesswise Or.
Basil Dragonstrike. Badge. Or, a bordure sable.
Chiara Calandra. Device. Vert, a labyrinth and on a chief Or three clews of yarn vert.
Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle. Blanket permission to conflict with name and device. Sable, two chevronels and in chief an arrow fesswise argent.
Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle. Blanket permission to conflict with alternate name Áine Steele.
Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle. Blanket permission to conflict with badge. (Fieldless) Two chevronels couped braced argent.
Gilia Maddalena Sofia del Fortuna. Name change from Jane Godwin and device change. Gules, a demi-annulet argent issuant from a rock issuant from base proper cleft palewise by a natural river flowing to base argent.
Godwyn Reynard. Name and device. Per pale argent and gules, two foxes rampant reguardant addorsed counterchanged.
Isabelle Saint-Michael. Name and device. Azure, on a chevron between three fleurs-de-lys argent three escarbuncles azure.
Játvarðr Þorvarðarson. Name.
Juliana Robertsone. Name and device. Per chevron inverted vert and sable, a winged lion rampant Or and a thistle argent.
Katherine Redbow. Name and device. Argent, a drawn bow reversed nocked with a bird blunt gules.
Leuric Godwin. Name and device. Per pale vert and azure, in chief on a sun Or a rat rampant to sinister sable.
Michael Kelly of the Silver Oak. Name and device. Per chevron sable and vert, on a pall inverted between two oak leaves in chevron inverted argent and a sun Or three feathers shafts to center sable.
Nerienda Silvester. Name change from Katerina des Monteignes.
Norman of Eoforwic. Name.
Olivia Dougall. Device change. Quarterly purpure and vert, three dragonflies in pall tails to center argent.
Richenda du Jardin. Alternate name Ricca Speziali (see PENDS for badge).
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Order name Order of the Silver Sparkes.
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge for Order of the Blue Lily. (Fieldless) A lily azure within and conjoined to a mascle argent.
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge for the University of Tir Rígh. Azure, a candle argent enflamed in a flat candlestick Or and in chief a mullet of eight points argent.
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge for Ordre de l'Etoile d'Argent. (Fieldless) A mullet of eight points argent within and conjoined to a annulet azure.
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Badge for Order of the Blue Spear. (Fieldless) A spear azure within and conjoined to a mascle argent.
Tir Rígh, Principality of. Heraldic title Lynx Herald.
Tvorimir Danilov. Badge. (Fieldless) In pale a hawk's foot bendwise reversed argent sustaining a plate.
Ulfr Hauksson. Name and device. Per pale sable and argent, two maple leaves and a chief embattled counterchanged.
Yzabela de Carlat. Name.
LAUREL RETURNED THE FOLLOWING ITEM FOR FURTHER WORK IN JANUARY 2011:
Adiantum, Barony of. Badge for Order of Courtesy of Adiantum. Sable, two bear's heads erased addorsed conjoined at the neck and a bordure wavy-crested Or.
LIONS BLOOD ACTIONS
The following items have been forwarded to Laurel and are tentatively scheduled to be decided on in June 2011:
Alanna of Adiantum - New Name.
Andronikos Belisariou - Resub Badge. Sable, on a lozenge per pale gules and Or a gryphon's head sable.
Anna Rysdam - New Name.
Dragano Sanuto da Firenze - New Name and New Device. Sable, on a wolf sejant ululant contourny argent a fleur-de-lys vert and in chief three crescents argent.
Francisca de Montoya - New Name and New Device. Per fess, purpure and argent a descrescent and in chief two mullets of eight points counterchanged.
Isabella Mor - New Name and New Device. Or, on a dragon sejant between three hearts gules a mullet Or.
Lourenço de Compostella - New Name (see PENDS for device)
Magdalen Murdoch of Derhurste - New Primary Name Change.
Martin von München - New Device. Per pale argent and sable, an eagle between four crosses potent counterchanged.
Sebastiaen des Roseaux - New Name and New Device. Per bend azure and sable, a pile bendwise between a cup and a bee argent.
Talia Soranzo da Chioggia - New Name and New Device. Per pale gules and sable, a winged sea-unicorn and in chief three fleurs-de-lys Or.
Ursel Lindenhayn - New Name and New Device. Per fess argent and azure, a linden tree eradicated within a bordure embattled counterchanged.
Wenna of St. Ives - New Name.
Yvette Coeur - Resub Device. Per fess purpure and vert, on a heart argent a triquetra vert and a triquetra inverted purpure conjoined.
Lions Blood has RETURNED the following items for further work:
Magdalen Murdoch of Derhurste - New Badge. (Fieldless) A thistle slipped and leaved proper pierced by an arrow fesswise sable fletched gules.
Wenna of St. Ives - New Device. Argent, a base wavy sable, a goutte de sang within an annulo of six gouttes d'eau.
Lions Blood has PENDED the following items:
Anna Rysdam - New Device. Azure, a cat's head cabossed and in chief two tulips argent.
Georgette de Montmorency - Resub Device. Per chevron gules and vert, in chief an acorn between two oak leaves in chevron, and in base an aileron Or.
Lourenço de Compostella - New Device. Quarterly per fess embattled gules and Or crusily Santiago gules a wolf rampant to sinister and a bear passant Or
yours in service,
Rhieinwylydd verch Einion Llanaelhaearn
An Tir OSCAR counts: 2 New Names, 4 New Devices. This gives 6 new items. Resub counts: 1 Resub Name. This is a total of 1 resubmission on this letter, for a total of 7 actions.