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Drachenwald ILoI dated 2017-04-10

To all wise and fair heralds who assist our Kingdom with commentary, and every one reading these words, sends Mór Edelweiss her greetings!

Commentary on this letter is due on April 24.

Irregularly, this is the second letter published during this month. The first one seems to have been posted (by hook or crook?) during the wee hours of the morning on the 1st day of April. I have demanded answers from the honorable heralds of the College, who all claim they know nothing of it. I have to confess I would not believe the very existence of the thing if I couldn't witness it with my own eyes at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4426.


Lord Stefanu de Mohac, Albion Herald, has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-03-31.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

Agnes Odygd - New Name

Anna af Aarnimetsä - New Alternate Name Aarnimetsän Mielivalta

Anna von Urwald - New Name Change; Anna af Aarnimetsä to be retained as an alternate name.

Eira Orre - Resub Device Azure, a bend gules fimbriated argent, overall a sun Or

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Arrow of Saint Egon of Gotvik, Award of the

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Dana the Brave of Gotvik, Award of

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Ladle of Saint Sigerid of Gotvik, Award of the

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Ragenhild the Wise of Gotvik, Award of

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Saint Egons Heart, Award of

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Silver Dolphin of Gotvik, Order of the

Gotvik, Barony of - New Order Name Wayfarers of Gotvik, Order of the

Kaarina Eerikintytär - New Name

Kaarina Eerikintytär - New Device Gules, a frog and in chief three roundels argent.

Marc Bogsveigir - New Name

Marc Bogsveigir - New Device Argent, on a bend sinister cotised sable, an arrow Or.

Roderic Þorkelsson - New Name Change; Roderic Turkillson to be released.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

Agnes Odygd - New Device Vert, a table fork and a flesh hook in saltire within a bordure argent. (re-submitted in this letter)

Mærith aff Weselax - New Badge Azure, a bookbinder's plough Or. (re-submitted in this letter)

Rosaline de Preston - Resub Badge Quarterly Or and argent, an escarbuncle gules within a bordure gules fretty and semy of roundels argent.


1: Agnes Odygd -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of March 31, 2017 as submitted.

Vert, a table fork and a flesh hook in saltire within a bordure argent.

The submission, with identical blazon Vert, a table fork and a flesh hook in saltire within a bordure argent, was previously (2017-03-12) returned in kingdom for a redraw due to unidentifiable charges (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=73313). This new emblazon addresses the problem.


2: Bernhart Gottfrid Biesterfeld -New Name & New Device

Per fess gules and argent, an anvil argent and a bear statant sable atop base vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (German) most important.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

Bernhart is a German male given name dated to 1497:

Listed in Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (http://dmnes.org/cite/Bernhart/1497/Nurn1497):

s.n. Bernard. <Bernhart> m. Early New High German. Nürnberg, Germany. 1497. Source: Peter Fleischmann. Das Reichssteuerregister von 1497 der Reichsstadt Nürnberg (under der Reichspflege Weißenburg). Nürnberg: Gesellschaft für Familienforschung in Franken, 1993. p. 2

Gottfrid is a German male given name dated to 1429:

Listed in Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (http://dmnes.org/cite/Gottfrid/1429/mairhofer):

s.n. Godfrey. <Gottfrid> m. (nom) Early New High German. Germany. 1429. Source: Theodor Mairhofer, editor. Urkundenbuch des Augustiner Chorherren-Stiftes: Neustift in Tirol. Wien: In Commission bei Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1871. DCCXXXII

Biesterfeld is a location in Germany:

According to the submitter and a website referenced in the submission, <Biesterfeld> is an old farmyard close to Rischenau. The website has a picture described "STICH 'BISTERFELD' um ca. 1400" that shows a sign that reads <Bisterfeld>. (http://www.rischenau-online.de/41316/64701.html)

The device is inspired by the arms of Rostock (http://rathaus.rostock.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=89).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-06/14-19-32_Bernhard_Gottfrid_Biesterfeld-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-06/14-19-34_bisterfeld.JPG

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-06/14-43-49_rostock.jpg


3: Christine de Byzance -New Name & New Device

Gules, a phoenix and a base embattled Or, in chief two Gouttes d'Or.

No changes.

Christine is a female given name dated to 1575:

Listed in Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (http://dmnes.org/cite/Christine/1575/PGB):

s.n. Christina. <Christine> f. Scots. Perth, Scotland. 1575. Source: Marion L. Stavert, editor. Perth Guildry Book 1452-1601, volume 19 of New. Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society, 1993.

de Byzance is a locative. Locative as a byname is acceptable for both French and Scottish, according to SENA Appendix A. <Byzance> is found as a place name in period in French:

de Nicolay, Nicolas 1577: Les Navigations, pérégrinations et voyages faicts en la Turquie, p. 88 (https://books.google.com.au/books?id=WejsaeFu11MC) (front cover: image #2. Page 88 with highlighted "de Byzance": image #3)

de Vascosan, Michel (transl.) 1554: Sept livres des histoires de Diodore Sicilien novvellement traduyts de grec en francoys, p. 228/1. Several usages of the name, including "la uille de Byzance" (https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-MhcAAAAcAAJ) (front cover: image #4. Page 228/1 with highlights: image #5)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-10/07-04-46_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-10/07-04-48_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-10/07-04-49_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-10/07-04-50_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-10/07-04-53_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name5.jpg


4: Drachenwald, Kingdom of -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Drachenwald.

Or, in pale a dragon passant coward sable and two arrows inverted in saltire gules within a bordure quarterly sable and gules.

This submission is to be associated with Company of Archers

The submission, then blazoned Or, in pale a dragon passant coward sable and two arrows inverted in saltire gules within a bordure compony sable and gules, was previously returned in LoAR January 2017 for having a bordure gyronny of two colors (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=70098). The new design has a bordure quarterly sable and gules instead.

This badge signifies the rank of 'Master Archer' in the Drachenwald Company of Archers.

Correction to Badge (2017-Apr-10 14:04:11): The proposed blazon should be Or, in pale a dragon passant coward sable and two arrows inverted in saltire gules within a bordure quarterly gules and sable. (not "sable and gules") - Edelweiss


5: Frostheim, Shire of -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2001, via Drachenwald.

Sable, a bend argent, overall a key, wards to sinister, within a laurel wreath Or.

The submission, with identical blazon Sable, a bend argent, overall a key, wards to sinister, within a laurel wreath Or, was returned in LoAR June 1994 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1994/06/lar.html):

"The device must be returned for lack of a name. However, it also appears to conflict with Adington (Papworth, p. 197), Sable, a bend argent. The overall charges are effectively a single group, worth only one CD for their addition. It was suggested that the group might consider placing the key on the bend (and, of course, making it a color), thus separating it from the laurel wreath, which would thus be sufficient to clear Adington."

Did "Modest Proposal" clear the conflict?


6: Gabriel Gabrielinpoika -New Name & New Device

Sable, a pike pole head between two axes in pile, blades outward Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Gabriel is a Finnish male given name dated to 1563:

s.n. <Gabriel> M <Gabriell> 1563, BID IV 116 (s. 104),

listed in Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm)

Gabrielinpoika is the Finnish patronymic "son of Gabriel":

"The best know type is the straightforward <-poika> or <-tytär> ending to the actual parent name."

Source: Vanhat nimityyppimme (Finnish Names) by Kerttu Katariinantytär Roisko (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/FinnishNamesArticle.htm)


7: Ilkka ór Finnmǫrk -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of February 28, 2017 as submitted.

Sable, a sinister foot erased contourny and a chief enarched Or.

The submission was previously returned in kingdom (2017-02-10) due to conflict with Canton of Narrenbeck: Sable, a foot couped reversed within a laurel wreath Or (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=72503). The new design adds a chief enarched. The new emblazon also has the foot erased in a suitably gruesome manner.


8: Leonet de Covenham -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Drachenwald.

Included in the package.

Permission to conflict: name

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Leonet de Covenham, waive the full protection of my registered name "Leonet de Covenham". I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[date] [signature]


9: Leonet de Covenham -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Drachenwald.

Paly gules and argent, two bendlets counterchanged.

Included in the package.

Permission to conflict: armoury

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Leonet de Covenham, waive the full protection of my registered armoury "Paly gules and argent, two bendlets counterchanged". I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is not identical to my registered armory. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

[date] [signature]


10: Leonet de Covenham -New Heraldic Will

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Drachenwald.

Paly gules and argent, two bendlets counterchanged.

Included in the package.

Heraldic Will

I [legal name redacted], known in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Incorporated and its affiliates (SCA) as Leonet de Covenham wish to make the following determinations to my names and armory upon my death: Transfer to my eldest daughter [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Angelica of Guildford, or, should she not be able or willing to accept the registration, to my next eldest daughter [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Ursula of Guildford; the following name registered to me in the SCA: "Leonet de Covenham", and the following arms registered to me in the SCA: "Paly gules and argent, two bendlets counterchanged". Should neither of my daughters be able or willing to accept the registration or should both my daughters predecease me release all the name and armoury registered to me in the SCA.

[date] [signature]


11: Mærith aff Weselax -New Badge

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

Azure, a bookbinder's plough Or.

The submission was previously withdrawn based on the commentary received in kingdom (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=73322). It now has a new emblazon and additional documentation.

This is the defining instance of the charge bookbinder's plough. It is a tool used in bookbinding, known in period.

The Archaelogy of Medieval Bookbinding by J.A. Szirmai (1999 England, Ashgate), p. 197-198:

"The binder's plough, a novel device for edge trimming, is based on a sounder principle: it can be compared with cutting the edges of a pile of leaves, tightly held under a ruler, with repeated strokes of the knife taking away a few snippets at a time. In the binder's plough, the knife is fixed at the bottom of one of two wooden blocks, connected with a wooden screw by which their distance can be altered (Figure 9.15[a])." (see images #1 and #2)

Bookbinding, Its Background and Technique by Edith Diehl (1946 United States, Rhinehart & Company, Inc), p. 160-163 describes using the bookbinder's plough (see images #3 and #4).

The woodcut 'Der Buchbinder' in Das Ständebuch ('the Book of Trades', 1568) by Jost Amman shows a man using a bookbinder's plough. The plough is the smaller wooden tool the man in the forefront is holding (using); underneath the plough is a laying press as shown in the picture from A Collection of Period Bookbinding Tools by Master Pavel (http://www.grimfells.net/periodbookbinding.pdf) (see image #5)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-07/07-04-03_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-07/07-04-05_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-07/07-04-06_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-07/07-04-08_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-04-07/07-04-09_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge5.jpg


12: Richard of Salesberie -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of October 31, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, three boars rampant sable.

The submission, with identical blazon Argent, three boars rampant sable, was previously returned in kingdom (2016-10-07) for a redraw due to unblazonable posture of the boars (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=68606). This new emblazon seeks to correct the problem.


Yours in Service,

baroness Mór inghean Bhriain, Edelweiss Herald

edelweiss@drachenwald.sca.org

Submissions info: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/content/submissions

Submissions FAQ: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/node/144


OSCAR counts 3 Names, 7 Devices, 2 Badges, 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. There are a total of 15 items submitted on this letter.

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