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Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-31

¡Buenas!

To Saito Takauji, 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:

To the Heralds of the Kingdom: As announced in the February Saker Online Commentary and Decision Meeting, there will be some changes to the Saker Office in the upcoming months. As of May 1st, I (Shandra) will be ending my tenure as Saker, and the Submissions Herald position in Calontir will be divided into two offices.

The position of Saker Herald will be filled by Herr Gotfried von Schwaben, Saker Emeritus, and he will work with External Submissions. The role of Eyas Herald will be filled by Mistress Dorcas Whitecap and she will work with the Internal Submissions portion of the process. My most humble thanks to both of them, and I cannot wait to see how these changes will improve the submissions process in Calontir even further than before!

1: Anna die Schatzin -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Argent, a ladybug gules marked sable and on a chief gules five lozenges argent

Correction to Device (2017-Apr-01 13:04:23): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


2: Anna die Schatzin -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Quarterly azure and gules, on a pale cotised argent, a ladybug gules marked sable and a fleur-de-lis azure

Correction to Badge (2017-Apr-01 13:04:40): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


3: Branwen ferch Rhael -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1997, via Calontir.

Azure, in pale a coronet embattled and a cross couped, within an orle argent


4: Brigida von München -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1997, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A monk's hood azure

Correction to Badge (2017-Apr-01 13:04:31): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


5: Brynjáfr Fálkison -New Name

No major changes.
Sound (same sound) most important.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

- Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968, pg. 67-68, 343, 351

- Cleasby, Richard and Budrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, p. xxxiv, 668

- Lend Peterson. Noroisk Runnamnslexikon (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions)


6: Caoilte MacConnan of Clan O'hIongardail -Resub Appeal of Laurel Return of Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Caoilte MacConnan of Clan O'hIongardail in August of 1990, via the Middle.

Per saltire sable and argent, a cross triparted fleury counterchanged

The original external commentary can be found here: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=63211 This redraw from the client does put the bars of this cross closer together.

Appeal from the submitter (the text below was created via OCR from the hardcopy letter which is also attached below):

To The Laurel Sovereign of Arms

From Caoilte Mac Chonain

In July of last year, my device was returned with this comment

Caoilte MacConnan of Clan O'hIongardail. Device. Per saltire sable and argent, a cross triparted fleury counterchanged.

This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Although strongly reminiscent of the documented form, the spread of the segment renders this depiction difficult to identify as any sort of cross.

After trying to redraw this to satisfy this critique, and referencing the original source material, I do believe I wish to appeal this. It occurs to me that I cited my source but did not submit a copy. I have done so this time. As you can see from its Title page, The Book of St. Albans by Dame Juliana Berners was published in 1496, consists of three essays and is likely translated from earlier French works. It is a primary source in the sense that is was published in the historical period with which we are concerned and is dealing with the topic with which we are concerned, namely, heraldry. It is a secondary source in the sense that it is a translation. Either way, as a piece of historical evidence, it carries great weight. I have included a copy of the page with the charge in question. It consists of a drawing and a discussion of the proper blazon. There are several possible blazons listed with the preferred one underlined [Saker note: I have changed the blazon from the one underlined to the one decided at Kingdom during the original submission as being the most easily understood.) In this discussion it is described as open and even described as double partited, though I can't be sure that this refers to the separation between the partited sections of the cross (though this makes sense to me). I am not concerned with what the final blazon will be, but this is the device I want. It is supported historically, drawn the way I have drawn it (though I used a ruler and measurements).

The Rejection is based on this not being recognizable as any sort of cross. This is, however, the perception of a twenty-first century SCA herald and the historical sources make it plain that this perception of what constitutes any kind of cross is not a perception shared by heralds of the medieval period. It may be that I have drawn this a little tighter this time around as I based this drawing off measurements taken from the St Albans example but I don't think it is substantively different from my original submission. I do believe that historical sources should greatly outweigh the reason for this device being returned and pray that you reconsider. If this is not identifiable as any sort of cross, then it may be that our modern perceptions should be schooled by historical sources. On the other hand, if this current rendition has closed the distances between the partitions of the cross sufficiently, then consider this a resubmission.

Sincerely,

Caoilte Mac Chonain

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-29-49_Caoilte_MacConnan_of_Clan_O'hIongardail_device001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-29-51_Caoilte_MacConnan_of_Clan_O'hIongardail_device002.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-29-52_Caoilte_MacConnan_of_Clan_O'hIongardail_device003.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-29-54_Caoilte_MacConnan_of_Clan_O'hIongardail_device004.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-29-56_Caoilte_MacConnan_of_Clan_O'hIongardail_device006.jpg


7: Efrídr Geresdottír -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (same sound) most important.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

- Fellows-Jensen, Gillman. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Akademisk Forlag. 1968, pg. 348

- Cleasby, Richard and Gudbrandr Vigfusson. An Icelandic-English Dictionary. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon. 1957, pg. xxiv, 134

- Lena Peterson. Nordisk Runnamnslexikon (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions)


8: Heinrich von Emden -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2008, via Calontir.

Per chevron sable and gules, two towers and an eagle's head erased argent

Correction to Device (2017-Apr-01 13:04:10): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


9: Hoe-Yan Gejige -New Name

Meaning (that of "healer" "rescue" etc) most important.

Hoe-Yan - nodern name allowance (middle name) Driver's license verified by Oeneviefue d'Estelle at Gulf Wars.

Gijige - "succourer, rescuer" from Common Epithets from Primary Sources section of Mongolian Naming Practices by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy

construction - [personal name] + [epithet]

Correction to Name (2017-Apr-01 13:04:46): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


10: Johan der Hund -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2008, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) On a cross formy sable, a pawprint argent


11: Juliana Macnayre -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2004, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A hedgehog Or, its quills impaling three grapes, maintaining in its forepaw an axe purpure

Correction to Badge (2017-Apr-01 13:04:54): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


12: Justinian of Tanet -New Device

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

Or, a lobster gules maintaining in its claws an arrow fesswise reversed sable


13: Katheryne Winterbourne -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2007, via Calontir.

Ermine, in cross four fleurs-de-lys purpure

See redacted image below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=433/2017-03-31/21-50-05_Katheryne_Winterbourne_BPtC_redacted.jpg


14: Rhoda Cliftune -New Name

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

Rhoda - Rhoda Doggett, christened 26 July 1605, London, England, Batch: C05576-5, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPHX-GXC

Cliftune - s.n. Clifton. The spelling of Cliftune was found near Nottingham. Ekwall 4th Ed. p. 112 in Concise Oxford Dictionary of Names

Correction to Name (2017-Apr-01 13:04:01): This is a Gulf Wars submission.


15: Syagrius Tullius -New Name & New Device

Argent, a bend invected vert between two wyverns azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 7-10th Century Byzantine.

Syagrius - masculine name found 3 times in Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries by Bardas Xiphias http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/early_byz_names.html#name_links

Tullius - nomen found in A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html


16: Umm Ya'kub Rayya al-Zahra' bint Fath al-Badawiyya -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2012, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A sun or eclipsed by a fountain

This motif is grandfathered to the submitter via their device registered May 2012: Sable, a sun Or eclipsed by a fountain, a base rayonny Or.


Commentary is due by 23 April 2017 either in OSCAR or via email to <saker@calontir.org>. The online commentary meeting will be 24 April 2017, and will be the last one moderated by myself. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Mil gracias,

~Shandra Saker


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 5 Devices, 6 Badges and 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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