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Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-04-30

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms, greetings from Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

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.


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

2: Bernhart Gottfrid Bisterfeld - 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

Bisterfeld is a location in Germany:

According to the submitter and a website referenced in the submission, <Bisterfeld> 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)

Submitted originally as Biesterfeld, during kingdom commentary we were not able to find documentation for that spelling.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-14-11_14-19-34_bisterfeld.JPG


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

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=1279/2017-04-30/13-20-45_T-07-04-46_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-20-45_T-07-04-48_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-20-45_T-07-04-49_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-20-45_T-07-04-50_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-20-45_T-07-04-53_Christine_de_Byzance_1-name5.jpg


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

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 gules and sable.

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 gules and sable instead.

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


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

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."

The "Modest Proposal" cleared the conflict with Adington.

Correction to Device (2017-Apr-30 13:04:50): Signed petition was received and will be included in the packet.

"Petition for registration of name and armoury

We, the undersigned members and officer of the Shire of Frostheim affirm that we approve of the submission of the branch name Frostheim, Shire of, and device, Sable, a bend argent, overall a key, wards to sinister, within a laurel wreath Or (pictured to the left).

[6 officer signatures including seneschal]

[17 other signatures]

[total of 23 signatures, each dated between 19-25 April 2017]"


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

6: Gabriel Gabrielinpoika - New Name

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)


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

7: Gorm Glupe - New Name & New Device

Sable, in pale a boar statant and a key Or and a bordure compony gules and Or.

No changes.

Gorm is a Swedish given name found in Lind, col 349:

<Arnæe Gormsson> dated to 1404

Glupe is a byname found in a Low German document from 1453 in Das Verfestungsbuch der Stadt Stralsund, ed. Otto Francke (Halle, Verlag der Buchhandlung des Waisenhauses, 1875), in no.675 (See #1 and #2):

Mathes/Mathies <Glupe>


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

8: Gorm Glupe - New Badge

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

Sable, a bodure compony gules and Or.

The name is submitted in this letter.


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

9: 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 Or.

The device should not conflict with Canton of Narrenbeck: Sable, a foot couped reversed within a laurel wreath Or. According to a recent precedent (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/01/17-01lar.html#58) 'When part of a primary charge group, a wreath and what it surrounds are co-primary charges'. So this should be a full SC from Narrenbeck under http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#A5E3, "Change of Number of the Primary Charge Group".


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

10: 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]


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

11: 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]


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

12: 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]


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

13: 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=1279/2017-04-30/13-22-16_T-07-04-03_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-22-16_T-07-04-05_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-22-16_T-07-04-06_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-22-16_T-07-04-08_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-04-30/13-22-16_T-07-04-09_Maerith_aff_Weselax-badge5.jpg


This item was on the 07-2017 LoAR

14: Richard of Salesberie - New Device

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

Argent, three boars rampant sable.


Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds

albion@drachenwald.sca.org


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 6 New Devices and 2 New Badges. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict and 1 Heraldic Will. These 3 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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