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East LoI dated 2015-05-13

Unto Andrew Laurel, Lillia Pellycan and Brunissende Couronne, from Alys Blue Tyger and Yehuda Blue Tyger-Elect, greetings and every good thing.

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

The official hand-over of the Blue Tyger office will take place at KWHSS so that we can celebrate appropriately.

This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

1: Aislinn Chiabach - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2007, via the East

Per fess sable and purpure, a jester's cap lozengy bendwise sinister purpure and argent belled argent and a bat displayed argent

Old Item: Purpure, a bat displayed argent, on a chief Or a jester's cap lozengy bendwise purpure and argent belled argent., to be released.


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2: Anastasia da Monte - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2011, via the East

(Fieldless) A natural lizard tergiant purpure


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3: Anastasia da Monte - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2011, via the East

(Fieldless) Between and conjoined to two natural lizards tergiant vert a rapier inverted argent


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4: Andreas Lucernensis - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and sable, in pale three stag's attires reversed gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Andreas from/of Lucerne) most important.

Andreas appears as a given name in a Latin charter dated to Sept. 1242 issued by the Count and Countess of Hainault and Flanders (http://epistolae.ccnmtl.columbia.edu/letter/1149.html). Andreas is also found dated 1358-1562 in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" by Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html).

Lucernensis -- Socin p. 321 has "domina de Lucerna" from a source dated to 1243-1341. Lucernensis is the Latin adjectival form of the place name (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/-ensis). In fact, the Lucerne state archives contain a Latin document dated 1289 signed by "Ortolf, cantor monasterii Lucernensis" (http://query.staatsarchiv.lu.ch/detail.aspx?ID=1117184)

The Glossary of Terms defines the default posture for stag's attires as "Fesswise, stump to dexter."


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

5: Beatrice de Warynton - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2010, via the East

Azure, in pale two seeblätter argent

As of the January 2015 LoAR, there is a DC between a heart and a seeblatt:

Hearts and seeblätter have not been shown to be artistic variants in period. Both charges were used in period heraldry but, as far as we know, they were not used interchangeably. Therefore, following our current standards, there is Distinct Change (DC) between the two types of charge. At the same time, a seeblatt must be recognizably a seeblatt: identifiability must be preserved, and having too small a cut-out will be grounds for return for blurring the distinction between the charges. [Katerina atte Hagenes, 1/2015 LoAR, A-Trimaris].


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6: Bergental, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East

(Fieldless) A bear's head erased contourny sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Sable Bear of Bergental

Order of the Sable Bear of Bergental was registered to Bergental, Barony of in September of 2013 (via the East).

The identical badge was returned on the January 2015 for visual conflict with the populace badge of At Tir, (Fieldless) A lion's head erased contourny sable.

The Crown and Seneschal of An Tir now have provided permission to conflict. SENA A.5.H states: "Any blazonable change is sufficient to allow the registration of armory with a letter of permission to conflict." As there is a blazonable difference between a bear's head and a lion's head, An Tir's permission to conflict should allow this badge to be registered to the Barony.


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7: Brochmail of Anglespur - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted counter-ermine and vert, a lymphad and an acorn slipped and leaved Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (8th-13th cen. Welsh with locative byname) most important.
Culture (8th-13th cen. Welsh with locative byname) most important.

Brochmail is a male given name found in the Book of Llandav, according to "The First Thousand Years of British Names" by Tangwystel verch Morgant Glasvryn (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/british1000/appendix4_5.html). It appears to be a 9th century name.

Anglespur is a local group name. Anglespur, Shire of was registered in May of 1981 (via the East).

The byname was submitted as de Anglespur. However, SENA PN1.B.2.f states:

Name phrases may be created from the registered forms of SCA branches. Only the exact registered form of the branch name may be used, and they are registered in the lingua Anglica form, 'of Branchname'.

Translated forms will not be registered under this allowance, even if it matches the intended origin of the submission or of the branch.

For example, this would allow the bynames of the East or of Fontaine dans Sable, as these are the expected lingua Anglica forms. However, this would not allow von Osten as a German translation of "of the East", even if the given name was German. It would also not allow de la Fontaine dans Sable as a fully French version of "of Fontaine dans Sable" under this rule as it is not the lingua Anglica form of the branch name, even though the branch name is French. If Fontaine dans Sable can also documented as an attested or constructed French name, de Fontaine dans Sable could be used in forming a fully French name; however that would not be through the use of the branch name allowance.

Kingdom commenters were unable to document Anglespur.

Despite having checked "no major changes," the submitter specifically agreed to accept a change to Brochmail of Anglespur if necessary for registration, in an April 21, 2015 e-mail with Blue Tyger.

The line of division in this device appears somewhat higher than required, and the ermine tails are smaller than we generally prefer. However, we believe that both problems can be addressed with an Artist's Note, and therefore forwarded the device.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

8: Brochmail of Anglespur - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) On a sun azure a lymphad Or

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


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9: Carmelina da Vicari - New Name & New Device

Vert, a demi-lion Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Carmelina is the submitter's legal given name. A copy of her NH state driver's license showing Carmelina as her given name was provided.

Vicari is found as a place name in Italy dated to 1171, in Caracausi, Girolamo, Dizionario Onomastico della Sicilia, 1994, vol. 2, pp. 1703/4.

Under Appendix A of SENA, da + place name is a valid formation for a locative byname in Italian.

Commenters identified two possible conflicts with this device.

First, it potentially conflicts with the armory of Wulfred Hansard of Richmond (Jan. 2001, Meridies): Counter-ermine, a demi-lion maintaining a battle axe Or. At this time, there is one DC for the field, but nothing else. However, a Laurel LoPaD issued May 10, 2015 is seeking commentary on a change to the rules addressing maintained charges. If the proposed rules are adopted the battle axe would generate a second DC.

There is also a possible conflict with Philipp Reimer von Wolfenbüttel (Dec. 2013, Middle): Per fess embattled azure and argent masoned sable, a demi-lion queue-forchy issuant from the line of division Or. There is one DC For the field. We believe that there may also be a DC for the unforced move of Philipp's demi-lion to chief, and we are forwarding it for further discussion.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

10: Donovan Shinnock - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East

(Fieldless) A fox's mask gules charged on the forehead with a lozenge argent


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

11: Donovan Shinnock - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2004, via the East

Sable, in pale a dragon's head cabossed and a lion's jambe bendwise inverted, a bordure argent

According to the Glossary of Terms, the default position for a jambe is "Palewise, claws to chief."

Commenters at Kingdom questioned whether this design violates the Unity of Posture rule found in SENA A.3.D.2.c. The question of whether a dragon's head and a jambe have comparable postures is best resolved by Wreath (although it seems logical to us that they do not have comparable postures).


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12: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

Order of the Golden Lance of the East

This order name follows the pattern of [heraldic color] + [heraldic charge] <charge>, found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/ListingOfStandardForms.html).

Golden -The OED, s.n. Golden, dates this spelling to 1552 and 1398 (respectively for definitions 3 and 1) with intended meaning. The adjective Golden has been used the Order of the Golden Rapier and Order of the Golden Mantle, both registered to the East Kingdom.

Lance - The OED, s.n. Lance, dates this spelling to 1473. A lance is a heraldic charge. The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry under spear (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/spear/) states: "Also common in period armory is the "tilting spear", also called a "lance" or "tourney spear", characterized by its bell-shaped hand guard above the handle. Its most famous period example is the canting arms of Shakespeare, granted 1596 [Wagner 73]."

of the East - East, Kingdom of the was registered in January of 1973. Adding of the East to this name clears conflict with other registered Orders of the Golden Lance under SENA NPN.3.D.

The Kingdom of the East signed the Golden Lance Treaty on 3/28/2015.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

13: East, Kingdom of the - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

(Fieldless) A sheaf of three azure

This submission is to be associated with Order of Artemis

Artemis, Order of was registered to the East Kingdom in June of 2013 (via the East).


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14: Eiríkr Øxnaháls - New Name

Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Eiríkr is a male given name found at p. 9 of Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name.

Øxnaháls is a constructed compound byname from elements found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html). Øxna- is a prepended byname meaning "Oxen-". It is used in two compound bynames: øxnabroddr, glossed as "ox-goad, ox-spike" and øxnamegin, glossed as "ox-might, ox-strength." Geirr Bassi p. 26 has oxnafotr, glossed as "ox-foot."

háls is a descriptive byname glossed as "neck, throat." háls is used in the compound bynames leðrháls, glossed as "leather-neck," and mosháls, meaning "moss-neck."

The submitter believes that Øxnaháls, meaning "ox-neck" is a reasonable construction. Other examples of animal + body part from Aryanhwy's article are:

hesthǫfði - horse-head
dúfunef - dove-nose, dove-beak
fylsenni - foal-forehead
hafrsþjó - buck's thigh
hauknefr - hawk-nose, hawk-beak
krákunef - crow-nose, crow-beak
ormstunga - serpent-tongue
refskegg - fox-beard

In Kingdom commentary, ffride wlffsdotter pointed out the following:

Tilnavne i den islandske oldlitteratur by Finnur Jónsson (http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Tilnavne:_Enkelte_begivenheder) also gives us:
<øxnabrjótr> glossed as "Oksebryder" or "oxen-breaker"
<yxna-> for "ox-"
<yxnamegin> for "ox-strength"
(http://heimskringla.no/wiki/Tilnavne:_Legemet)

Which is where it gets tricky, because there are two Old Norse terms meaning ox - uxi (which in the singular genitive is yxn, plural genitive yxna), and the older form oxi (which in the singular genitive is ǫxn, plural genitive gives us ǫxna or øxna)(http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0657.html).

However, the vast majority of descriptive bynames provided have the animal in the singular genitive case:
<dúfu-nef>, <dúfa> in the sing. gen. and <nef> sing. nom.
<fyls-enni>, <fyl> in the sing. gen. and <enni> sing. nom.
<hafrs-þjó>, with <hafr> in the sing. gen. and <þjó> sing. nom.
<kráku-nef>, <kráka> in the sing. gen. and <nef> sing. nom.
<ormstunga>, with <ormr> in the sing. gen, and <tunga> sing. nom.

Hence, the byname is more likely to be <Yxnháls> or <Ǫxnháls>.

Neither Blue Tyger nor Blue Tyger-Elect are expert in Old Norse, so we are forwarding the name unchanged for further discussion about the correct construction.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

15: Eryn FitzPatrick - New Name & New Device

Gules, on a cross couped Or a butterfly vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Eryn is a variant spelling of Erin, an English female given name found in "Something Rich and Strange: "Undocumentable" Names From The IGI Parish Records" by Alys Mackyntoich (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/SomethingRichandStrange.html) s.n. Erin dated to 1584 and 1634. The interchangeability of i and y in late-period English is well-established.

FitzPatrick is the registered surname of the submitter's mother, Eleanor FitzPatrick (Sept. 1995 via the East). The necessary attestation was provided.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

16: Jamilia of Bhakail - New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Jeannette of Bhakail

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Jeannette is a female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jeannette Ritson; Female; Christening; 08 May 1625; WHITFIELD, NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND; Batch: P00027-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N5TT-Z3L)
Jeannette Mellay; Female; Christening; 26 Feb 1587; PROTESTANT, ROUGEMONT, VAUD, SWITZERLAND; Batch: C97460-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FVJ3-991)

of Bhakail relies on the Branch Name Allowance of SENA PN.1.B.2.f. Bhakail, Barony of was registered in July of 1974.

Correction to Alternate Name (2015-May-28 05:05:43): Jamila is what the form said. Typo :-/


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

17: Lasair an Dúnaidh - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.
Spelling (unspecified) most important.

Lasair is the modern (after the colon) spelling of the saint's name Lassar, which appears in OCM on p. 121. In Kingdom commentary, it was noted that Academy of St. Gabriel Report 1393 states, "Lasair, with only one 's', is a late-medieval spelling of the attested name Lassar." This is an early St. Gabriel Report and it cites no support for this assertion. Although Blue Tyger is dubious about this spelling of the given name, we are forwarding it unchanged for the benefit of additional commentary.

an Dúnaidh is a descriptive byname meaning "[of] the Fort" found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/DescriptiveBynames/anDunaidh.shtml), with Annals dates of 1452, 1467, 1477, 1478, 1489, 1503, 1504, 1505, 1506, 1585, 1589, 1592.

The byname was originally submitted as An Dúnaidh. As the submitter allows all changes, we have fixed the capitalization to match the documentation.


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18: Rose Grey - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale three bunches of grapes purpure slipped and leaved vert between two flaunches vert

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Rose is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rose Adams; Female; Christening; 18 Jan 1586; Flamstead, Hertford, England; Batch: C04697-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N8PH-QYB)
Rose Edlyn; Female; Marriage; 02 Nov 1584; St Marys, Watford, Hertford, England; Batch: M07305-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLSD-R6Y)

Grey is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Edmond Grey; Male; Christening; 15 Oct 1587; Sandridge, Hertford, England; Batch: C15745-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NR6W-8JT)

Anne Grey; Female; Christening; 26 Jul 1584; Sandridge, Hertford, England; Batch: C15745-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQFS-BQR)

This device does not conflict with the armory of Marta Bon (Oct. 2001, Meridies): Argent, three bunches of grapes purpure and a bordure vert. There is a Substantial Change between charges in pale and charges that are two-and-one.

We also believe there is no conflict with the armory of Heleyne Scot of Motherwell (Aug. 2003, Atenveldt): Argent, in pale three thistles vert headed purpure between flaunches vert, as there should be a Significant Change in type between thistles and grapes.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

19: Rose Grey - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) A chalice vert

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


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20: Saerlaith ingen Chennetig - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2010, via the East

Per saltire azure and sable, a quatrefoil and a bordure ermine

The submitter's original device, Per saltire azure and sable, a quatrefoil argent, was returned on the July 2010 LoAR for conflict with the device of Titus of Wormwood, Purpure, a cinquefoil slipped and singly leaved argent. Although there was a single CD for the field, there was no CD for the difference between a quatrefoil and a cinqfoil.

The submitter has changed the tincture of the quatrefoil to ermine and added a bordure in an effort to clear the conflict.


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

21: Sáerlaith ingen Taithlig - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2012, via the East

Sable semy of flames argent, a phoenix Or rising from flames gules

Emblazon was redrawn at Kingdom to improve identifiability of the flames. Submitter has approved the redraw.


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22: Seosamh an Crúca Ó Máille - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in August of 2015, via the East.

Old Item: Seosamh Tadhg an Crúca O'Maille, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

The given name Seosamh and the descriptive byname an Crúca are grandfathered to the submitter. Both were originally registered as Gaelic.

Ó Máille is a header form in Woulfe at p. 594. There are several italicized 16th/17th cen. Anglicized Irish forms under this header, including <O Mally>, which is enough to give the submitter the benefit of the doubt that the Gaelic header form was used in the same time period.

The submitter is most interested in shutting Alys up about fixing the grammar of his name after 25 years. :-)


This item was on the 08-2015 LoAR

23: Sorcha inghean Duinn - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of February 16, 2015 as submitted.

Azure, on a bend between two horses rampant argent three roses azure


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24: Urrāka al-Tha`labiyya - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of March 22, 2015 as submitted.

Per bend Or and sable semy of oak leaves counterchanged, a magpie proper and a fox courant to sinister base argent



OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Order Name, 9 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 8 New Badges. These 28 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.

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