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East ILoI dated 2017-02-08

Greetings unto the heralds of the East Kingdom and the Known World!

This letter includes items received between the end of December and the end of January.

Commentary on this letter will close on March 5, 2016.

1: Avonmore, Shire of -Resub Badge

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

Per bend sinister purpure and Or, a lighthouse of the second and a raven close sable

This submission is to be associated with Populace


2: Cillene O Caollaidhe -Resub Device

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

Per pale pupure and argent, a butterfly counterchanged and on a chief argent five trefoils vert

Consulting Herald: Mertyn Kuster

The submitter's original device, Argent, a butterfly rising wings addorsed contourny purpure within an orle of trefoils vert was returned for using a posture that was not documented as a period posture for insects. It was resubmitted in July 2015 to be Argent, a butterfly purpure within an orle of trefoils vert

This is a redraw.


3: Corcrán mac Diarmata -Resub Device

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

Per chevron argent and sable, two ravens migrant and a Thor's hammer counterchanged.

Consulting Herald: Conchobar mac Óengusa

NOTE TO BLUE TYGER: I need to find out which letter the previous device was returned on. The only thing I could find was a device that passed for him in 2010.


4: East, Kingdom of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Silver Mantle of the East, Order of

(Fieldless) A mantle argent.

A Mantle is a period heraldic charge found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, 1481 (See PicDic 3 sn Mantle http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mantle/)

The April 2012 LoAR Cover Letter, "From Pelican: Tinctures and Other Descriptive Words in Order Names and Heraldic Titles" states "we are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms". Thus, the use of Silver is permitted.

The addition of of the East is necessary to clear conflict with "Silver Mantle, Order of", registered to the West Kingdom in August 1987.

This award is intended to be an AoA level award for "martial skill on the field, range, or list, in the areas of equestrian, combat archery, thrown weapons, siege weaponry, scouting, and other martial arts".


5: Gaius Claudius Valerianus -Resub Device

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

Per fess, argent and vert, a stag's head caboshed sable and two lightning bolts in saltire Or

Consulting Herald: Conall an Doire

Resubmission from March 2012 LoAr: This device is returned for a redraw, for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron inverted field division; the field division here is too high. Please see that Cover Letter for further discussion and details of how to properly draw a per chevron inverted line of division.

There is a step from period practice for the use of lightning bolts not as part of a thunderbolt.


6: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' -New Badge Association

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

Purpure, on a pale argent a pallet Or.

This submission is to be associated with populace


7: Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, a hydra and on a chief argent three frets couped gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius) most important.

Ioannes is a Greek Personal name found 319 times in the LGPN sn Ἰωάννης (

http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?name=%E1%BC%B8%CF%89%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%BD%C E%B7%CF%82 ) dated as early the first century AD.

Aurelius is a nomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html )

Serpentius: W.R. Brownlow (ed.), Roma Sotterranea: or, An account of the Roman catacombs, Vol. 1, p. 171 (http://books.google.com/books?id=amIWAAAAYAAJ) gives the Latin text SEREPENTIVS EMIT LOC M A QUINTO FOSSORE AD SANTVM CRNELIVM, and the translation "Serpentius bought from Quintus the fossor a grave near St. Cornelius." By precedent, Serpentius can be used as a cognomen and is not unique. [Darius Aurelius Serpentius, 9/2010 LoAR, A-East]

The combination praenomen+Aurelius+Serpentius has been registered as recently as 2015 with the same documentation [Lucius Aurelius Serpentius, A-East, Feb 2016 LoAR].

Latin/Roman names are not included in Appendix C of SENA, however we believe that Latin/Roman name elements should be compatible with Greek name elements.

We believe that using a Greek name as a cognomen was standard Roman procedure, this grammatical construction can be seen in the Prospography of the Later Roman Empire. That would support the formation "Aurelius Serpentius Ioannes".

However, the article "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/structures.html#masculine_names) shows given names being placed first (in fact, the examples used include Ioannes Doukas Laskaris). Generally, when combining name elements from different language groups, each element is used as it would be within that name group. We therefore believe this justifies placing Ioannes in the first location of the name, as per Greek practice.

Submitter prefers the order of the elements as submitted but will accept any re-arrangement necessary to allow registration.


8: Katla of Borg -Resub Name & Resub Device

Azure estencely, an owl close guardant, maintaing in ts talons a sheaf of arrows argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (unspecified) most important.

Katla is a female given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael listed fewer than (5) times in the source materials. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

at Borg is a locative byname found in Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnámabók" (https://web.archive.org/web/20150905133511/http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html)

The submitter asserts that "of Borg" is a reasonable lingua Anglica equivalent to "at Borg" stating "The place names article cited above describes "at" as a preposition, "...imply[ing] residence at the named place," which we consider to make it functionally equivalent to the English "of."


9: Lillia de Vaux -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East.

Crampette Heralult

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Language (Middle English) most important.

Crampette the crampet or chape of the scabbard of the sword, occasionally used as a heraldic charge (OED, s.v. crampet):

1489 Wardr. Acc. In Hairholt (1885) II. 136 lj crampettes for the kind's sword. 1515 Will of r. West (Somerset Ho.), My best goblet with a cover with Crampettes upon the knopp.

Crampets are also found in the online Picdic (htto://mistholme.com/?s=crampet), borne for example by lord de la Warr, c. 1520.

Herault Middle English spelling of "herald" (MED):

(1410) Let.Bugge in Spec. 14 (Vsp. F.7) 24: the herault of the same Duc cleped Albany hath moeved...to our forsaid lord the kynge, [etc.]

The pattern of [charge title] is found by Juliana de Luna "Heraldic Titles fromt eh Middle Ages and Renaissance" (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeralticTitlesSCA/index.shtml). 15th century English examples include Libard Haraldo ("Leopard Herald"), Flour de Lice (Fleur-de-Lyc [Herald]") and Fauken herod ("Faucon/falcon Herald"}.

Laurel announced that the submitter was made a Herald Extraordinary on the Cover Letter to the October 2016 LoAR.


10: Luca Spadini -New Name & New Device

Azure, a serpent erect and on a chief argent three raves close sable.

Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian) most important.

Consulting Herald: Harold van Auerbach

Luca is a female given name found 4 times in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (https://s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/).

Spadini is a byname found in "Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial" (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/SP.html)


11: Luna Cohen -New Name & New Device

Sable, a key palewise to chief winged Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Italian) most important.
Culture (Italian and Jewish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Yehuda ben Moshe

Luna is a female given name found in "Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's"

Compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (https://s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/rome_names.html)

Cohen is a byname found in the same article referenced above.


12: Mael Eoin mac Echuid -New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2009, via the East.

Black Boot Company

Meaning most important.

Submitter will also accept "Company of the Black Boot" if "Black Boot Company" is not registerable.

Company is allowed as the designator for household and association names per SENA Appendix E.


13: Mari Clock van Hoorne -New Alternate Name & New Badge

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

Star Dust

(Fieldess) A comet per pale gules and Or

Sound most important.

Star is a 16th century surname found in Family Search Archives

Johannes Star; Male; Christening; 11 July 1585; Burwash, Sussex, England; Batch: C14800-1 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Ajohannes~%20%2Bsurname% 3Astar~)

Dust is a 16th century surname found in Family Search Archives

Antony Dust; Male; Christening; 01 Mar 1589; Lavendon, Buckingham, England; Batch: C1454401 (https://familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Aantony~%20%2Bsurname%3A dust~)

Per the September 2012 cover letter, English surnames can be used as given names.

Consulting Herald: Alys Mackyntoich (badge only)


14: Mathias Feuer Drache -Resub Device

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

Gules fleury-de-lis, on pale Or a dragon gules

The original submission was returned in the June 2012 LoAR:

This device is returned for being non-period style, for having two different tertiary groups on the same underlying charge. This has not been allowable by long-standing precedent under the Rules for Submissions, and is repeated in section A3D1 of the Standards for Evaluation, which requires that "Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed." The difference in scale here between the dragon and the anvil makes the two charges appear to be in two different groups, instead of in one unified tertiary charge group. Unfortunately, the size of the charges is constrained by the pale; nevertheless, the overall impression is of a a dragon and in base an anvil, an arrangement of tertiary charges which is not registerable.


15: Ysmay de Lynn -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) a shoe Or


In Service,

Yehuda ben Moshe

Blue Tyger Herald


OSCAR counts 4 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Household Name, 1 Order Name, 1 Heraldic Title, 8 Devices, 4 Badges and 1 Badge Association. There are a total of 21 items submitted on this letter.

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