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Ealdormere ILoI dated 2017-03-24

Unto the most noble Ealdormere College of Herald's and its most distinguished external commenters, come greetings from Rylyn Buchanan, Green Mantle Herald

1: Æthelbert of Whitstone Isle -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Ealdormere.

Or, a sparrowhawk striking gules and in canton an awl, point to base sable handled of wood proper.

This device was returned on the Aug 2016 LoAR for the following reason:

This device is returned for violating SENA A2C1 which states that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms". The awl used here does not match the shapes that have been documented so far and no documentation was provided. The documented shapes are illustrated in the 08/2005 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2005/08/05-08pics.doc)

On resubmission please advise the submitter to be careful about the tinctures used (the "gules" appeared as tenné) and that the shield fits the approved form. Each of these issues is also grounds for return.

The original can be found here:

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=64968

This redraw uses a more period awl, as seen in image 1.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=405/2017-03-24/19-49-52_awl.png


2: Dietrich von Sachsen -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via Ealdormere.

Gules, a plate charged with a delf within an orle of eight plates pierced with a delf.


3: Dougall Roderick McLeod -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1997, via the Middle.

Or, three fish fretted in triangle gules


4: Eithne ingen Uí Ragnaill -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Ealdormere.

Per bend vert and sable, a ferret erect and three crescents argent


5: Emer inghean Uí Aedáin -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2015, via Ealdormere.

Gules, two goats combatant Or


6: Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) Upon a hurst vert a foi per pale argent and Or

The original badge; Per pale argent and Or, a foi and in chief a chevron raguly sable and vert was returned on the August 2016 LoAR

This badge is returned for violating the following precedent:

In this submission the chevron inverted and the tree can only be interpreted as co-primary charges, as they are of approximately equal visual weight and neither occupies the center of the shield. This combination of ordinary with non-ordinary charge in a single charge group produces an unbalanced design. Without period evidence for such a design, it is not registerable. [Issobell nic Gilbert, April 2005, R-Caid]

Which is confirmed by SENA A3D2:

Mixing Ordinaries and Other Charges: While charge groups may have different types of charges, charge groups consist of either identical ordinaries or complex charges. Thus, a single charge group may not mix ordinaries with non-ordinaries or mix two types of ordinaries.

The same issue applies here - the chevron and the foi can only be interpreted as co-primary charges.

It can be found here:

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=64969

This is a complete redesign.


7: Fearghus Mackenna of Bryniau Tywynnog and Anne Cooke -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Fearghus Mackenna of Bryniau Tywynnog) registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Ealdormere.
OSCAR finds the name (Anne Cooke) registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A comet per pale sable and Or

This badge is to be jointly held, with Fearghus as the primary holder.


8: Iacobus le Tynekere -New Name & New Device

Or, a brown ichneumon proper courant contourny maintaining in its mouth a serpent vert

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (It's a semi-Latinized version of James the Tinker or Tinker James) most important.

<Iacobus> 13th C English names from the register of John Pecham by Sara L. Uckelman, s.n. Iacobus http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/pechamregister.html

<le Tynekere> (1265) Doc.in HMC Rep.6 App.  578b:  Editha le Tynekere. See also (1244-6) in Reaney Dict.Br.Surnames   350:  Laurence tinekere, Middle English Dictionary, s.v. tinker(e) https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED45922&egs=all&egdisplay=open


Kind thanks to all that comment on this letter. Please join us for our submission meeting on April 17 at 7:30. Those attending will receive Arms Race points.


OSCAR counts 1 Name, 3 Devices and 5 Badges. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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