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East LoI dated 2016-09-30

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pellycan, Brunissende Couronne, and Alys Soon-to-be-Pelicane, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!

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

This item was on the 12-2016 LoAR

1: Alton Hewes - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of November 30, 2015 as submitted.

Per pale azure and sable, a cockatrice erect and a bordure argent semy of mullets of seven points sable

The original submission Per pale azure and sable, a cockatrice erect argent was returned in the Feburary 2016 LoAR for conflict with the device of Genevieve de Lyonesse: Per saltire azure and sable, a cockatrice statant argent. There is a DC for the field, but no DC for posture between this cockatrice and Genevieve's cockatrice.

This resubmission adds a charged bordure to try to clear the conflict.


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2: Arabella De Mere - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of July 30, 2016 as submitted.

Quarterly Or and azure, a natural seahorse sable, on a chief argent three hawk bells azure


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3: Arthur le Taverner - New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2014, via the East.

House of le Taverner

(Fieldless) On a tower Or, a compass rose gules

Language (13th Century England) most important.
Culture (13th Century England) most important.

le Taverner is a byname dated to 1268 found in R&W s.n. Taverner

According to the submitter, House of le Taverner follows the household name pattern [byname & Inn/House]

Per Collected Name Resources from LoARs (2010-present) Articles from Juliana de Luna and Lillia de Vaux "One popular kind of household names are the so called inn-sign names, derived from the names of charges used on signs found on inns and other buildings. These names take forms like House of the White Horse, Haus zum Wolf, or Hostel du Croissant. These types of names are found only in certain parts of Europe, and thus are only registerable in those places where this pattern is found. The pattern is known in English, French, Italian, and German"

Kingdom commenters felt that this documentation doesn't follow the pattern clamed, as "le Taverner" is not a heraldic charge.

However, commenteres were able to find one example of a house named with a "le X" pattern from Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office--Edward VI, Vol I, 1547-1548. by R.H. Brodie (1970).

"Also grant of the messuage and house called le Neate in the parish of St. Martin near Charing Crosse alias " the parisshe of Seynt Martens in the felde," Midd., late of Westminster monastery." (p. 241)

Scanned copy via FamilySearch: https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE90221

We believe this example may justify the submitted household name and are forwarding it for wider commentary.


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4: Bonnie Shepherd - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Bonnie most important) most important.

Both elements are found in the FamilySearch Historical Records:

Bonnie Ball; Female; Christening; 24 Jan 1572; St Martin's, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; Batch C03145-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3R9-Z9C)
Robert Shepherd; Male; Burial; 06 Apr 1576; Gedney, Lincoln, England; B02850-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NLV5-6M2)


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5: Cassandra Hobbes - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A skull gules charged with a key argent


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6: Catalina de Valencia - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2013, via the East.

Azure, a sea-bear erect argent gorged with a pearled coronet within six roundels in annulo Or

The submitter was awarded a Court Barony on 4/9/2016 by Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II of the East Kingdom. (http://op.eastkingdom.org/op_ind.php?atlantian_id=9125).


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7: Catrin o'r Rhyd Fôr - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Catrin o'r Rhyd Fôr in July of 1989, via the East.

Azure, two dolphins naiant in pale argent and a ford proper and as an augmentation, on an estucheon azure a rock argent and a bordure Or

Consulting Herald: Temperance Drinkwater

The submitter's original arms, Azure, two dolphins naiant in pale argent and a ford proper, were registered in September 1990 via the East.

The submitter was endowed with an Augmentation of Arms on April 4, 2015 by Edward III and Thyra II of the East. (http://op.eastkingdom.org/op_ind.php?atlantian_id=637).

A rock is a period heraldic charge according to the Pic Dic (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/rock-stone/). The submitter has used the precise depiction of a rock found in the Pic Dic.


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8: Cyprian Dobbs - New Name & New Device

Argent, a snake erect vert and a mountain sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Cyprion if it can be documented) most important.

Both elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records for England:

Cyprian Baldinge; Male; Christening; 03 May 1574; FARNHAM, SURREY, ENGLAND; Batch: C06973-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3DD-V4V)

Alice Dobbs; Female; Christening; 19 Jul 1574; SOUTHBROOM ST JAMES, WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: C05915-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J77V-8ZL)

The submitter would prefer the spelling Cyprion for the given name if it can be documented. Kingdom commenters were unable to document the spelling but we are forwarding the name in the hopes that Laurel commenters can help.

Both the snake (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/serpent/) and the mountain (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mount-mountain/) are taken directly from the on-line Pic Dic.


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9: Donald Red Bunting - New Name & New Device

Per bend gules and sable, in bend three boars passant argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (as submitted) most important.

Consulting Herald: Charitye Dale

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records.

Donald Hutson; Male; Marriage; 29 Jun 1578; Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland; Batch: M11424-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTPC-T22)

Bartyll Red; Male; Burial; 27 Jan 1572; St. Modwen, Burton Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England; Batch: B05314-7 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZGM-8W1)

Katherine Bunting; Female; Burial; 16 Jan 1577; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC9D-P44)

Scots and English are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C.

Double surnames are found in late-period English per Appendix A.

B Batches are acceptable documentation per the January 2014 Cover Letter.


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10: Donald Red Bunting - New Household Name

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

House of the Silver Boar

Meaning (silver-colored boar) most important.

This household name follows the pattern of naming inn signs with a combination of [color] + [animal]. This pattern is found in "English Sign Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#ColorAnimal). Examples include Whyte Harte (1450) and White Hart (1450).

The spelling silver is found c. 1466 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. silver (adj.).

The spelling boar is found in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, scene 2: "Eight wild-boars roasted whole at a breakfast, and but twelve persons there; is this true?"

Kingdom commenters questioned whether this was a conflict with the registered Silver Bear Rapier Company (June 1991, East). It is unclear to us whether the designator in the prior registration is "Company" or "Rapier Company". If the designator is "Company", the substantive element is "Silver Bear Rapier" clearing the conflict by the addition of multiple syllables.

If the designator is "Rapier Company", the substantive element is "Silver Bear", which is very close to the substantive element here. SENA NPN3.C.3, the so-called Harry/Mary rule, applies to substantive elements of two words or less. It allows, on a case-by-case basis, changes to a single group of adjacent consonants or vowels to clear conflict. This rule appears to apply here. Further, there is specific precedent on Bear vs Boar: Calontir, Kingdom of. Heraldic title White Boar Herald, May 2012 LoAR: "Single syllable words in a non-personal name with a substantive element that is two words long (like White Bear and White Boar) are clear of conflict if the vowel sound is completely changed, as is the case here." We believe this precedent applies here and allows the registration of this name.


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11: Donnchadh Mac Lochlainn - New Name & New Device

Argent, a wolf rampant regardant and on a chief embattled sable, in sinister a decrescent argent

No major changes.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.

Donnchadh is a male given name found dated between 967 and 1591 in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Donnchad.shtml)

Mac Lochlainn is a patronymic byname from the male given name Lochlainn found in "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Lochlainn.shtml)

The name construction [single given name] mac [father's given name] in the genitive case is outlined in "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names" by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/#simplepatronymicbyname)


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12: Dorigen of Lewes - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1989, via the East.

(Fieldless) A sheaf of arrows inverted sable enfiling a baronial coronet argent

The submitter was awarded a Court Barony on 9/30/2000 by Balfar III and Luna III of the East Kingdom. (http://op.eastkingdom.org/op_ind.php?atlantian_id=925).


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13: East, Kingdom of the - New Order Name

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

Company of Fellowship

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after virtues or abstract qualities, as found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Company was approved as an Order name designator in the May 2013 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/05/13-05cl.html).

The spelling company is dated to c. 1450 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. cǒmpaignīe (n.).

Fellowship is the Lingua Anglica form of the Middle English term fē̆lau-rē̆de, which is defined in the Middle English Dictionary as "fellowship, companionship, friendship," or "spiritual companionship or communion" or "convivial companionship, revelry." SENA NPN.1.C.c. permits the use of the Lingua Anglica forms of the substantive elements of Order names.

Kingdom commenters noted that "Fellowship" is an acceptable designator for no-personal names. While that is true, no precedent we are aware of prohibits a word permitted as a designator from being a substantive element, as well.


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14: East, Kingdom of the - New Badge

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

Sable, a mullet of four points elongated to base, a bordure embattled argent

This submission is to be associated with the East Kingdom's Northern Army

This badge conflicts with the device of Anna af Aarnimetsä, aka Anna Tuomaantytär von Urwald, Sable, a mullet and a base wavy argent registered in April 1997 via Drachenwald. A letter of permission to conflict is attached. The letter reads:

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Anna Tuomaantytär von Urwald, give THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST, permission for their armory "Sable a mullet of four points elongated to base and a border embattled argent" to look similar to, but not identical to, my aromory, "Sable a mullet and a base wavy argent". I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST's armory is registered.

In Lulea

22nd of August 2016 [sic]

[Signed with legal name]

[legal name redacted]

This badge also with the badge of Alexander Hostilius of Caid, aka Alexander Æthelwulfes sunu, Sable, a mullet of four points gules fimbriated within a bordure embattled Or registered in August 2013 via Caid. A letter of permission to conflict is attached. The letter reads:

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Alexander Hostilius of Caid (also known as Alexander Æthelwulfes sunu) hereby give the Kingdom of the East, permission for their badge "Sable, a mullet of four points elongated to base and a bordure embattled argent" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory "Sable, a mullet of four points gules fimbriated within a bordure embattled argent." I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once the Kingdom of the East's badge is registered.

[Legal Signature]

Dated 5/31/2016

We believe this badge does not conflict with the populace badge of the Kingdom of Meridies, Sable, a mullet within a saltire voided argent registered in May of 1983 via Meridies. Although based on the blazon it appears to be a technical conflict, with a single DC for the change of type of the secondary charge group, we believe that the Meridian badge is not blazoned correctly. Rather, we believe it is a primary saltire with a secondary mullet, and is therefore well clear of this badge.

However, a letter of permission to conflict with the Kingdom of Meridies is attached. The letter reads:

We, [Legal name], known in the SCA as Adhemar de Rouen and [Legal name], known in the SCA as Elina de Rouen, as Kingd and Queen of the Kingdom of Meridies, upon consultation with Our Kingdom Seneschal and Beacon Principal Herald, hereby give the Kingdom of the East, permission for their badge "Sable, a mullet of four points elongated to base and a bordure embattled argent" to look similar to, but not identical to, Our armory, "Sable, a mullet within a saltire voided argent." I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once the Kingdom of the East's badge is registered

[Legal Signature] dated 7/24/2016

[Legal Signature] dated 7/24/2016

(note: the [Legal Name] blocks are not filled in with the legal names, but legal signatures do appear at the bottom).

We believe that this badge does not conflict with the badge of John Emeris of Ellenar, Sable, a mullet within a sun of wavy rays eclipsed argent registered in December of 1980 via the East (see attached). As blazoned, this is a conflict with a single DC for changing the bordure to a sun. However, we believe this badge should be reblazoned to indicate that the sun is the primary charge, and the mullet is a quarternary charge.

There is an SFPP for the use of a mullet of four points elongated to base, but it's the only one.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-16-40_John_Emeris_of_Ellenar_badge.jpg


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15: Eloise of Coulter - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1990, via the East.

(Fieldless) A coulter azure

A coulter a vertical cutting blade affixed in front of a plowshare. The submitter has provided documentation for a coulter as a period artifact (images below).

It is not clear what, if anything, a coulter would conflict with. Arrow-heads, spears, swords, were all considered. We are forwarding this badge for wider commentary.

If there is no DC between a coulter and a sword, this may be a conflict with Laurence of the Crystal Sword (Sep 1973), Per chevron ployee argent and sable, a crystal sword azure, hilted Or, pommeled of a ruby proper. There is a single DC for the field.

If there is no DC between a coulter and a spear, this may be a conflict with Stephen of Coldjoust (West, Dec 1982), Ermine, a tilting spear palewise azure. There is a single DC for the field.

If there is no DC between a coulter and an arrowhead, this may be have multiple conflicts, including England (Laurel, Aug 1997), (Tinctureless) A pheon, and Sydney (Laurel, Dec 1994) Or, a pheon azure. In each case, there is a single DC for the field.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-23-27_20-26-57_Eloise-Badge_Doc1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-23-29_20-26-55_Eloise_Badge_Doc2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-23-31_20-26-59_Eloise_Badge_Doc3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-23-32_20-27-00_Eloise_Badge_Doc4.jpg


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16: Erdene Qadajin - New Name & New Device

Gyronny arrondi of six Or and gules, a mountain argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Jewel of the Cliff) most important.

Erdene is a given name meaning "jewel" found in "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names." (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html) by Baras-aghur Nara

Per the Article named above, "The Mongols did not use surnames. Therefore for purposes of submission, refer to the Compleat Anachronist #54, wherein is stated that the second element of most Mongol names is an epitet relating to the first name or personal characteristics, or clan identification."

Qadajin is a constructed byname based on the root Qadan meaning "cliff" and Jin/Chin, a suffix found in "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names." (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/baras-aghur/mongolian.html) by Baras-aghur Nara.

The n+d pattern provides several names with one root. Examples of this are the Mongol word for iron is 'temur'. From this root word come the names Temur, Temujin, Temuge, Temuder, and Temulun. Note the dropping of the final consonant before the addition of the grammatical inflection. Grammatical inflections sometimes have a specific meaning, but do not stand on their own.The suffix -jin means "of". Hence the literal meaning of Temujin is "of iron".

The grammar rules are unclear, and the client is OK with either Qadajin or Qadachin

Kingdom commenters were concerned whether the field retained identifiability given that one entire gyron is hidden by the mountain. We believe it is sufficiently identifiable to forward for wider commentary.


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17: Eudes de Creully - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a bend sinister ermine, overall a falcon close Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Eudes is a male given name found in "Masculine Given Names in Morlet, Étude d'anthroponymie picarde" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/picardemasc.html) s.n. Odo dated to 1214.

Submitted as Eudes de Croili, the submitter requested de Creully if documentation could be found. During kingdom commentary Christopher Liber was able to document Creully as a place name in France found on the map Normandia ducatus by Henricus Hondius (the younger), published in 1630 (see image). The map was sourced via oldmapsonline.org. We believe this justifies de Creully as a French locative byname.

In the event that the above is not acceptable, de Croili is a locative byname dated to Wace's Roman de Rou et des Ducs de Normandie (http://www.archive.org/stream/maistrewacesrom01wacegoog/maistrewacesrom01wacegoog_djvu.txt).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-26-54_17-10-18_creully.jpg


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18: Eudes de Croili and Eyda von Rothenburg - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Eudes de Croili) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Eyda von Rothenburg) , either registered or submitted.

(Fieldless) On a cup Or a falcon's head erased gules

Eudes' and Eyda's personal name submissions appear elsewhere on this letter.

Kingdom commenters were concerned that this depiction of erased does not meet current standards.

The standards for erased were set on the Cover Letter of the November 2001 LoAR and state "Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved."

This emblazon has four jags, the jags are about 1/6th the total height of the charge, and show some curvature. As such, we believe this is an acceptable rendition of erased.


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19: Eyda von Rothenburg - New Name & New Device

Per chevron gules and sable, a chevron between three goblets, a bordure Or.

No major changes.

Eyda is a feminine given name found in "German Names from 1495" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html)

von Rothenburg is a locative byname based on a town built in 1170. Lexikon fränkischer Ortsnamen by Wolf-Armin Freiherr von Reitzenstein dates the submitter spelling to 1387, s.n. Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Lévy, Paul, Les Noms des Israélites en France: Histoire et Dictionnaire, (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1960), s.n. Rotenburg dates <Meïr de Rothenburg> to the 13th century.

Even if the second cite is considered to be French, French and German can be combined under Appendix C as long as the elements are within 300 years.


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20: Grímr Gamall - New Name

No changes.

Grímr is a male given name found in Geirr Bassi's The Old Norse Name at p. 10.

Gamall is a descriptive byname meaing "the old" found in "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" by Lindorm Eriksson (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/age.htm) dated to 952.

Kingdom commenters noted that Grimr also appears in the Bynames article by Lindorm Eriksson at https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/body.htm


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21: Isabel ingen Domnaill - New Name & New Device

Per pale Or and azure, a fret and a bordure counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Isabel is an English female given name dated to 1141-49, c.1160 s.n. Isabel in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html)

ingen is the pre-1200 Gaelic patronymic marker for female names.

Domnall is a male given name found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 12th Century Scottish Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/simplescotgaelicnames12.htm).

The name as submitted is not correctly formed. Gaelic patronymics require the genitive form of the father's name. In this case, Krossa's article gives the genitive form as Domnaill. Fortunately, the submitter allows all changes, so the name can be changed to the correct Isabel ingen Domnaill.

English and Gaelic can be combined under Appendix C of SENA as long as the elements are within 300 years of each other.

Submitted as Isabel ingen Domnall, the patronymic needs to be placed into the genitive form. As the submitter allows all changes we have done so.


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22: Johannes von Braunschweig - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of December 31, 2015 as submitted.

Gules, in pale two demi-suns Or


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23: Lancelot de la Bataille - New Name & New Device

Per saltire azure and argent, a fox passant gules between three mullets in cross counter-changed

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (name related to battle, combat) most important.

Lancelot is a male given name found in Colm Dubh's "An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris" (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html#L).

de la Bataille is dated to 1196 in R&W s.n. Battle.

French and English can be combined under Appendix C.


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24: Magdelena Caminante - New Device

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

Per bend sinister purpure and vert, a bend sinister argent, overall a triangle inverted Or

Kingdom commenters were concerned about whether the triangle was "barely overall". We feel that there are sufficient parts of the triangle on the field to warrant forwarding this device for wider commentary.


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25: Magnus hvalmagi - New Device Change

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Magnús hvalmagi in January of 2012, via the East.

Or, a gurges gules and a bordure sable semy of sheaves of barley Or

Old Item: Or, a gurges gules and on a chief sable three sheaves of barley Or, to be retained as a badge.

This way of drawing "sheaves of barley" is grandfathered to the submitter.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/01/12-01lar.html

https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/East/2011-10/magnus%20hvalmagiC_R.jpg

Kingdom commenters were concerned about the identifiability of the sheaves of barley. We find them to be sufficiently identifiable to forward for wider commentary.


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26: Midland Vale, Shire of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the East.

(Fieldess) On a shakefork inverted argent, a stag rampant purpure

Kingdom commenters were concerned about whether the stag was "barely overall". We feel that there are sufficient parts of the stag on the field to warrant forwarding this device for wider commentary.


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27: Rook Handhammer - New Name & New Device

Gules, an increscent moon bendwise sinister pierced through by a dagger fesswise argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Rook) most important.
Spelling (If not Handhammer, then Handhamer) most important.

Rook is a male given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rook Hinton; Male; Marriage; 06 Nov 1604; Ringwood, Hampshire, England (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N26H-NYM)

The submitter would like the surname Handhammer. If this spelling cannot be documented, he will accept the surname Handhamer, which is found in Reaney & Wilson s.n. Handas, dated to 1296, with the meaning "small hammer."

He prefers Handhamer with one 'm' over Hand Hammer if he cannot have the submitted spelling.

Kingdom commenters were unable to document the byname Handhammer in the desired spelling. While hammer with two `m's is undoubtedly a plausible spelling in later period (The Oxford English Dictionary under handhammer dates the spelling Hand-hammers to 1606; FamilySearch shows Luce Hammer; Female; Marriage; 1592; Baston, Lincoln, England; Batch M02691-4 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX7N-CPP), whether that extends to adding another `m' to a byname is unclear. We are forwarding this name for wider commentary on the issue.

However, the submitter asserts that his spelling is plausible based on the documented Handhamer. The Middle English Dictionary s.n. hamer gives hammer as a later spelling of hamer, with dated examples of two 'm's found in 1367, 1451-1500, and a1500. The submitter argues that Handhammer would be a later spelling of the documented Handhamer.

The increscent moon is based on an example in Siebmacher (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/heraldry/siebmacher/201-diezily.jpg)

It is unclear to us how to properly parse this design. The moon could be primary and the knife secondary, or the two charges could be co-primary. The device appears to be clear of conflict either way, but if the charges are co-primary they may run afoul of the Unity of Orientation rule. We are forwarding this device for a ruling by Wreath.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=996/2016-09-28/09-42-52_19-05-56_Rook_Moons.jpg


This item was on the 12-2016 LoAR

28: Tysha z Kieva - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) In saltire a needle and an arrow, overall an ogress


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29: Willem Joseph Batson - New Name & New Device

Per pall inverted vert sable and argent, a thunderbolt bendwise sinister Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Matilda Winter

Willem can be found as an English masculine given name in the FamilySearch Historical Records: Willem Lone died in St. Bride's Parish, London, England on July 26, 1647, Batch B05170-0 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZL4-9T1).

Joseph is found as an English masculine given name in "Late 16th Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16alpha.html).

Double given names are found in English per Appendix A.

Batson is found as an English family name in the Familysearch Historical Records: Margrett Batson was christened in 1555 in Saint Thomas, Dudley, Worcester, England; Batch number C07818-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7WL-7ZF)

Kingdom commenters were concerned about possible presumption or obtrusive modernity with the name of alter ego of DC's Captain Marvel (also known as Shazam) - William Joseph (Billy) Batson, especially when combined with a thunderbolt. We do not know if Captain Marvel is important enough to protect. As questions of presumption and obtrusive modernity are reserved for Pelican and Wreath we are forwarding these items.


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30: William Raven Hare - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister wavy argent and sable, a raven and a coney sejant erect reguardant counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

FamilySearch Historical records show a William Raven in 1587 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NDDX-VP2), William Raven, 1587; citing Pocklington, Yorkshire, England, batch C10891-3

and an Alicia Hare dated to 1627 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC95-755 : 24 December 2014), Alicia Hare, 21 Nov 1627; citing Barrow-Upon-Humber, Lincoln, England, batch B02689-3

SENA Appendix A allows double bynames in late period English.


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 13 New Names, 2 New Household Names, 1 New Order Name, 14 New Devices, 1 New Device Change, 9 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 41 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $123 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 42 items submitted on this letter.

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