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Calontir Calon ILoI dated 2015-08-31

¡Buenas!

To Konstantia Gold Falcon and the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this missive from Shandra Saker. We seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration:

1: Abu Muqatil Waka' ibn Salama ibn Daffafah -New Name & New Device

Abu Muqatil Waka' ibn Salama ibn Daffafah

Or, on an onion dome issuant from base sable, a lion rampant countourny Or.

Language (Arabic) most important.

All name components and construction found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud ibn Auda http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

Abu Muqatil - kunya constructed fromt he masculine ism "muqatil"

Wada' - masculine ism

ibn Salama - nasab constructed from the masculine ism "Salamah"

ibn Daffafah - nasab constructed from the masculine ism "Daffafah"

Name is costructed as "kunya + ism + twogeneration nasab".


2: Ana Elena de Castil -New Name

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

Ana - Feminine given name occurring 20 times in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Names in Alphabetical Order" by Juliana de Luna. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/WomensGivenAlpha.html

Elena - feminine given name ocurring 2 times in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century: Women's Names in Alphabetical Order" by Juliana de Luna. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/WomensGivenAlpha.html

de Castil - locative surname found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html

Double given names are allowed for late period Spanish names according to SENA Appendix A.


3: Ása Ottósdóttir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of December 21, 2014 as submitted.

Vert estencilly, on a pile Or a tree blasted and eradicated purpure.


4: Ayisha bint Asad -New Name & New Device

Azure, a horse courant argent between three mullets of eight points Or, a chief rayonny argent.

Culture (Arabic) most important.
Spelling (Ayisha) most important.

Ayisha - femine ism found in "Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices" by Da'ud Ibn Auda http://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm

bint Asad - nasab constructed fromt he masculine ism "Asad"

Asad - masculine ism mentioned in Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 1966 http://www.s-gabriel.org/1966 also dated between 700AD and 1200AD in "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/andalusia.html

Client will accept the addition of the feminine cognomen "al-Zarqua'", if required to clear any conflict.


5: Belinda Mors -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of May 31, 2015 as submitted.

Per bend sinister wavy sable and argent, on a fox dormant contorney gules, a decrescent Or.

Original submission Per bend wavy sable and argent, a fox dormant to sinister gules. returned at kingdom for conflict with Fiona MacNicol (registered April 1988 via the East): Bendy sinister sable and argent, a greyhound couchant to sinister reguardant gules. Descresent added for the second DC.


6: Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon -Resub Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1984, via Calontir

Per bend sinister sable and Or, a falcon striking contourny counterchanged, and for augmentation, on a canton purpure a cross of calatrava within a bordure Or.

This uses the standard registered Calontir augmentation.


7: Garsiyya al-Andalusi -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Arab in Spain) most important.
Culture (Arab in Spain) most important.

Garsiyya - masculine given name found in "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/andalusia.html

Al-Andalusi - locative byname found in "Andalusian Names: Arabs in Spain" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/andalusia.html


8: Gawain of Miskbridge -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1982, via the Middle

Sable, mullety argent, a lymphad Or, fore and after castles enflamed proper, issuant from base a demi-sun Or, and for augmentation, the demi-sun charged with a sheaf of three straight trumpets, bells to chief, purpure.


9: Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2014, via Calontir

Gules, a cameleopard rampant sinister Or spotted Sable, and a sinister gore Or.

This is the third submission for this device. This redraw corrects the issue of the brown spots found on the last submission.

Resubmission returned on 3/2015 LoAR:

Device. Gules, a cameleopard rampant contourny Or spotted brown and a sinister gore Or.

This device is returned for tincture issues. Although the submitter has addressed most of the causes of the previous return, we had stated previously that, despite an older precedent stating otherwise, there is currently no proper coloration defined for cameleopards. The reason is that period depictions of these creatures show them in a range of colorations, from the modernly expected yellow marked brown to gradients of blue (with no markings). Here, brown not being part of a "proper" tincture, and not being a registerable heraldic tincture, we must return this device.

We apologize if the wording of the previous return was somehow unclear.

On resubmission, that problem would be solved by replacing the brown spots by sable markings.

Original submission returned on 8/2014 LoAR:

Device. Or, a cameleopard couchant regardant argent spotted brown and a sinister gore gules.

This device is returned for multiple issues, each sufficient to justify a return.

This depiction of the posture renders the camelopard unidentifiable, with the neck so close to the back that the separation disappears.

This device is also returned for contrast and tincture issues.

Blazoned as proper, an older precedent regarding the proper tincture of camelopards states:

A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those "drive-through" safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe's fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn't move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.] [Ceridwen Alianora McInnes, 06/1995, Atenveldt-r]

Although there is currently no defined proper tinctures for a camelopard in the Glossary of terms, if we follow this precedent, this charge would not be actually proper. Instead, the camelopard is argent marked brown, which presents two issues:

- it cannot be blazoned as marked brown, as brown is not a heraldic tincture.

- it lacks contrast with the field. We treat markings as details that don't change the underlying tincture, so the charge is argent, on an Or field.

Per the May 2014 cover letter, the use of gores with other charges is a step from period practice.


10: Özurr Sviðbalki -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Language (norse, viking era) most important.
Culture (norse, viking era) most important.

Özurr - given name found in "Gierr Bassi", p. 19

Sviðbalki - byname meaning "trouble-maker" or "burner of beams", dating to Viking age, ca 1000CE, (Rundata DR EM85;265), found in "The Bynames of hte Viking Age Runic Inscirptions" by Lindorm Eriksson in the proceedings of the KWHSS 1999. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/mental.htm#start also found in "Lind Personbinamn" column 375 sn. sviðbálki


11: Viga-Valr viligísl -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Norse) most important.
Meaning (falcon) most important.

Viga- - prepended byname meaning "battle-", found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.27

Valr - masculine given name, found in "The Old Norse Name" by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, p.15

viligísl - byname meaning "lust-hostage, slave to sexual desire", found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael. Hard copy provided. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html


Commentary is due by 30 September 2015 either in OSCAR or via email to <saker@calontir.org>. Thank you in advance for your help!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker


OSCAR counts 6 Names, 5 Devices and 2 Augmentation of Armss. There are a total of 13 items submitted on this letter.

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