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Drachenwald Kingdom ILoI dated 2017-09-10

DRACHENWALD HERALD TRIBUNE Volume 19, Issue 09

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

For years did Drachenwald College of Heralds publish the Kingdom Letter of Intent, or Internal Letter of Intent, in a newsletter format under the name Drachenwald Herald Tribune. I have missed that tradition - started by Johann Vesilehti, I believe - and decided to revive it. The numbering is according to the calendar year. Since DHT 07-2012 was Volume 14, Issue 07, I have numbered today's issue as Volume 19 (2017), Issue 09 (September).


Monthly timeline

Commentary on the submissions is due on September 24.

September Letter of Intent is assembled by the end of the month.


New policy regarding branch submissions

Drachenwald has a new policy in place regarding branch submissions other than the Branch Name or Branch Arms. The policy covers both small local branches (cantons and shires) and big branches (baronies, principalities, and the kingdom). The purpose of the policy is for the kingdom College of Heralds to know that a received submission in the name of a branch is appropriate - not to make branch submissions overly difficult. Feedback on the policy and its wording are welcome, please send it to edelweiss@drachenwald.sca.org.

The current wording of the policy is as follows:

Submitting branch badges, order or award names, and other branch names (such as names for guilds, herald's titles, etc.) requires an appropriate indication (poll where required) from the ruling nobles and/or the seneschal of the branch that the branch members have been consulted and support the submission.

This evidence of support is delivered as an attachment with the submission form. It may be a letter from the ruling nobles and/or the seneschal, vouching for the will of the branch members, and naming the contact person who is allowed to make the submission on behalf of the branch.

The contact person is the branch herald by default; if such is not available, the branch seneschal. Their contact information is used on the submission form (Legal Name, Address, Phone Number, E-mail Address). The contact person receives all notifications regarding the submission process.


Tidings from previous month

Lord Stefanu de Mohac, Albion Herald, has published the Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-08-31.

The following submissions were forwarded to Laurel:

Agata Grene - New Name

Aleydis van Vilvoorden - New Badge: (Fieldless) A brown stag's attire fesswise reversed embowed proper, each tine tipped with a cinquefoil argent.

Aleydis van Vilvoorden - New Badge: (Fieldless) A stag's attire fesswise reversed embowed, each tine tipped with a cinquefoil argent.

Anton de Federl - New Name

Anton de Federl - New Device: Gules, in pale three feathers fesswise and an orle argent.

Arianna Weidseckerin - New Name

Dorothea Weberin - New Household Name: Haus zum Herzwald

Gilbert Blakthorn - New Name

Gilbert Blakthorn - New Device: Argent, a hawthorn branch bendwise sinister sable slipped gules.

Jahanara Suren - New Name Change (Old Item: Jahanara of West Dragoningshire, to be released.)

Jahanara Suren - Resub Device Change: Vert, in fess three bezants each charged with a lotus flower affronty purpure.

Magdalen Yrjänäntytär - New Badge: (Fieldless) Issuant from a heart argent a flame azure.

Mallymkun Galpin - New Badge: Purpure, in pale a polypus and an estoile argent.

Ossi Orava - New Name

Ossi Orava - New Device: Azure, a squirrel argent breathing fire and in base two arrows inverted in saltire Or.

Richart von Brandenburg - New Badge: Sable, on a cross Or a cross fleury throughout gules.

Rikissa Apilgaard - New Name

Rikissa Apilgaard - New Device: Vert fretty Or, a bend embowed engrailed on the upper edge, each point conjoined to a roundel argent.

Styrmir af Næstweth - New Device Change: Purpure, a fess between two chevrons argent.

William of Richwood - Resub Badge: (Fieldless) On a double rose sable a goutte d'eau.

The following submissions were returned for further work:

Dorothea Weberin and Contzel Panzerhemdenmacherin - New Badge: Sable, a crequier and an orle argent semy of leaves sable. (resubmitted this month)


1: Arianna Weidseckerin -New Device

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

Per bend sinister argent and purpure, an ear of wheat bendwise sinister embowed argent.


2: Dorothea Weberin and Contzel Panzerhemdenmacherin -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Dorothea Weberin) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2006, via Drachenwald.
OSCAR finds the name (Contzel Panzerhemdenmacherin) registered exactly as it appears in May of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Sable, a crequier argent and an orle argent semy of leaves sable.

This submission is to be associated with Haus aus Herzwald

Notes for kingdom commentary:

The submission was previously returned in Kingdom (ILoI 2017-08-10 https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=78193) due to the leaves not showing unity of orientation according to heraldic practice. In this redraw all leaves are in the default orientation, stem to base.

The badge is to be associated with the household name that was submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-08-31 as Haus zum Herzwald (to which it was changed in kingdom, from the submitted Haus aus Herzwald).


3: Drachenwald, Kingdom of -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A dragon's jambe erased sable.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch badge submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald has tasked Edelweiss Herald with submitting this badge for Kingdom of Drachenwald.


4: Drachenwald, Kingdom of -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An annulet sable.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch badge submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald has tasked Edelweiss Herald with submitting this badge for Kingdom of Drachenwald.


5: Elizabeth of Woodbury -New Name & New Device

Per saltire vert and azure, a lion rampant and in chief three lozenges Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Elizabeth is a feminine given name found in:

Late Sixteenth Century Given Names by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html)

most frequent

Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames Part Two: The Names A-G by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html):

Dates for the given name <Elizabeth> 1518, 1524, 1530...1585, 1600.

Woodbury is Lingua Anglica of Wodeberie found in DB in Ekwall s.n Woodbury. Oldest dating is 1072-1103.

of Woodbury: construction given with locative as found in SENA Appendix A.


6: Gotvik, Barony of -Resub Order Name

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

Pilgrims of Gotvik, Order of the

No major changes.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the order name has been consulted with people of Gotvik.

The submission was previously returned in LoAR 06-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/06/17-06lar.html#212), then submitted as Order of the Wayfarers of Gotvik:

This order name must be returned because it does not follow a period pattern for order names in English. The Letter of Intent argued that the name fits the pattern of naming orders for groups of people. However, this pattern is very limited. On the June 2014 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, we returned the order name Orden del Conquistador with the following explanation:

The pattern of naming an order name after a group of people is not found in Spanish. The examples of this pattern that we have are all in the plural, and are found in Austria and Germany: Geselleschaft der Tempellaist (society of the Grail-Templars) and Geselscap von den Gecken (Society of the Fools). Without such documentation that this is a plausible pattern in Spanish, we are unable to register this order name.

In addition, the cited examples support the patterns of a type of person as a heraldic charge (known by a distinctive manner of dress, as a fool or a monk), and of a legendary group of people like the Grail-Templars. A conquistador does not follow either of these patterns. It is a generic term that is not associated with a particular depiction that would be known by people in period. [Glymm Mere, Barony of. Order name Orden del Conquistador, R-An Tir].

This order name suffers from the same problems. The pattern of naming orders after groups of people was not documented in English. A wayfarer is not a heraldic charge with a distinctive manner of dress. Nor are wayfarers a known legendary group of people. Therefore, this name is not registerable.

The Barony should know that, as of last month's Cover Letter, a pilgrim is now a period heraldic charge that can be used in order names. The names Order of the Pilgrim of Gotvik or Order of the Pilgrims of Gotvik would be registerable if the Barony wishes to resubmit.)

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after (Person or) Group of People, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists <Grail-Templars of Saint George> as an example. The pattern requires the people in the group to be recognizable heraldic charges known by a distinctive manner of dress.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Pilgrims is the plural of pilgrim, recognized in the SCA as a heraldic charge.

LoAR 04-2017 Cover Letter: From Pelican: Conflict-Checking and Hungarian Names (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/04/17-04cl.html#4):

"Based on this evidence, we overturn the April 2015 precedent and hold that a pilgrim is considered a period heraldic charge for the purposes of creating order and household names based on heraldic charges."

Correction to Order Name (2017-Sep-11 01:09:02): Copy&Paste error in the LoAR 04-2017 heading referenced (the link URL is correct):

"LoAR 04-2017 Cover Letter: From Pelican: Conflict-Checking and Hungarian Names"

should be replaced with the following

"LoAR 04-2017 Cover Letter: From Pelican: Pilgrim in Order and Household Names"

- Edelweiss


7: Hildir Bogsveigir -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Purpure, a linden branch twined on itself Or.

Old Item: Per chevron purpure and gules, a bow contourny drawing a needle Or threaded argent, to be released.


8: Kata gyldir -New Name & New Device

blazon needed

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 9th-10th century Norse.
Language (9th-10th century Norse) most important.
Culture (9th-10th century Norse) most important.

Kata is a female given name listed on p. 148 of Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Pettersson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html) (see #1)

gyldir is a byname listed in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html):

gylðir - howler, wolf

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-09-10/02-30-36_Kata_gyldir_1-name1.jpg


9: Knight's Crossing, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Knight's Crossing, Barony of in February of 1982, via the East.

Open Book of Knight's Crossing, Order of the

Gules, an open book within an orle Or.

No changes.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Other Adjective + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists <Prisoner's Iron> as an example.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Open Book is a heraldic charge recognized in the SCA.

Correction to Order Name (2017-Sep-24 09:09:07): In light of the commentary, Knight's Crossing has decided to submit a different name for this order. It was also realized that this submission should have been a resubmission instead of a new submission.

Resubmitted Order Name: Golden Book of Knight's Crossing, Order of the

The order name was previously returned in 01-2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/01/17-01lar.html#221), then submitted as Order of the Raven's Beak:

"This name must be returned because it does not follow any documented period pattern for order names. The Letter of Intent argued that the order name uses the pattern of names based on a heraldic charges because a "raven's beak" is the lingua Anglica form of the polearm known as a bec de corbin. However, no evidence was presented (and none was found in commentary or afterwards) that a bec de corbin was ever referred to in English as a "raven's beak." Rather, it appears that the lingua Anglica form of bec de corbin is bec de corbin. Even English-language Wikipedia uses Bec de Corbin as the name of the polearm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bec_de_corbin). Lacking evidence of any other pattern that would support this name, it must be returned."

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Color + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists e.g. <Gold(en) Apple> and <Gold(en) Shield> as examples.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Book is a heraldic charge recognized in the SCA. Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. book, shows the spelling <book> from the fourteenth century onwards.

Knight's Crossing is a branch-name that was registered in February of 1982 via the East.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch order insignia submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

Correction to Badge (2017-Sep-24 09:09:01): The badge is to be associated with Golden Book of Knight's Crossing, Order of the.


10: Knight's Crossing, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Knight's Crossing, Barony of in February of 1982, via the East.

Silver Gauntlet of Knight's Crossing, Order of the

Gules, a gauntlet argent within a bordure embattled Or.

No changes.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Color + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists e.g. <Gold(en) Shield> as an example.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Silver is a heraldic tincture, also known as argent.

Gauntlet is a heraldic charge recognized in the SCA.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch order insignia submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.


11: Lussi Lassesdotther -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2016, via Drachenwald.

Per bend sinister vert and purpure, the runes sowilo and tiwaz, a bordure Or.

The blazon has been updated from the provided per bend sinister vert and purpure, a sigel rune and a Try[sic] rune within a bordure Or. The runes are depicted exactly the same as in the device of the submitter, Per bend sinister gules and sable, the runes sowilo and tiwaz, a bordure argent (Drachenwald January 2016). See https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=59117

According to the form: "This is Lussi's device in a different color scheme. After her device was registered, we discovered it was very close in design to a white supremacist group's symbol, so she wants it in a very different set of colors."


12: Mevanwy Methig -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2004, via Drachenwald.

Gules, a duck between three eggs argent.

Correction to Device (2017-Sep-11 02:09:03): The submission is a Resub, not New.

The submission was previously returned in LoAR 03-2004 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2004/03/04-03lar.html), then submitted as Per pale azure and Or, a sun between three roundels counterchanged:

Mevanwy Methig. Device. Per pale azure and Or, a sun between three roundels counterchanged.

Conflict with Malcolm Fraser the Impatient, Per pale azure and Or, a sun counterchanged. There is only a single CD for adding the secondary charges.

Please also advise the submitter that, on resubmission, the roundels should be drawn larger in proportion to the sun.

This is a completely new design.


13: Richart von Brandenburg -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Or, an eagle gules within an orle, on a chief embattled sable, three pairs of swords inverted in saltire Or

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Richart von Brandenburg, waive the full protection of my registered armory as follows:

For "Or, an eagle gules within an orle, on a chief embattled sable, three pairs of swords inverted in saltire Or", I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is

X not identical to it.

X at least one countable step different from it. (fielded armory only)

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: 21st August 2017

[Signature]


14: Richart von Brandenburg -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Sable, on a cross Or a cross fleury throughout gules

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Richart von Brandenburg, waive the full protection of my registered armory as follows:

For "Sable, on a cross Or a cross fleury throughout gules", I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is

X not identical to it.

X at least one countable step different from it. (fielded armory only)

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: 21st August 2017

[Signature]


15: Sean of Hadingtun -Resub Device

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

Argent, a lymphad within a double tressure gules

The name is written as Sean of Hadingtoun on the form but was registered as Sean of Hadingtun in March of 2017 (via Drachenwald).

The device, then submitted as Argent, in chief a lymphad gules was returned in LoAR 03-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/03/17-03lar.html#129):

Sean of Hadingtun. Device. Argent, in chief a lymphad gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Morgan Ryan MacAnthony: (Fieldless) A ship under sail its mainmast broken and resting on the sterncastle gules. There is only one DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design. The position in chief does not provide another DC since we are comparing to a fieldless badge.

This is a new design.


16: Sorcha bean mhic Dhomhnaill -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A demi-sun purpure.


17: Svartulfr av Frostheim -New Name & New Device

Argent, in bend sinister in annulo two wolves vorant of each others tails couchant sable and gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Svartulvr) most important.

Svarta- found at Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names s.n. Svartabrandr (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml):

FJ pp. 346, 348 s.n. Svart-, -brandr; CV pp. 76, 607 s.n. brandr, svartr; NR s.nn. Svartabrandr, Svart-, -brandr NR s.nn.

FJ = Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968.

NR = Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research). Accessed 30 September 2005.

-ulfr is a male given name found in GB p. 15 and is used as a deuterotheme, examples found in Landnámabók: <Þórólfr>, <Hrólfr>, <Eyiólfr>, <Steinólfr>, etc. The examples are listed in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael that uses a different spelling system from GB.

Frostheim is a branch name registered in October of 2001 via Drachenwald.

of Frostheim is in accordance with the Branch Name Allowance (SENA PN.1 B.2.f):

"Name phrases may be created from the registered forms of SCA branches. Only the exact registered form of the branch name may be used, and they are registered in the lingua Anglica form, 'of Branchname'."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-09-10/08-28-54_Svartulfr_av_Frosteim_1-name1.jpg


18: Svartulfr av Frostheim -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A human face with cow's ears crined and bearded sable.

The name is submitted in this letter.


19: Tobyn Cavell -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Tobyn is a male given name found in The Oxfor Dictionary of English Christian Names:

The use of <Toby> as a christian name has not been noted before the Reformation, but the existence of the surnames <Toby>, <Tobey> (which are recorded in the 13th C) and the diminutive <Tobin>, <Tobyn>, makes it probable that it was in use then.

Cavell is a byname found in The Oxfor Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney and Wilson:

S.n. Cavell Roger Caluel, Chauuel 1190, 1195, Adam Cavel 1275.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2017-09-10/07-10-10_Tobyn_Cavell-name1.jpg


20: Tofa Sigurdardóttir and Þora Sumarliðadóttir -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Tofa Sigurdardóttir) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Drachenwald.
OSCAR finds the name (Þora Sumarliðadóttir) registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) a sawfish winged naiant vert, wings addorsed gules.


21: Wylla MacMillan -New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and sable, a linden tree per pale gules and argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (I would like to keep the w and the v) most important.

Wylla is a given name. The submitter provided as support the search https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3AWylla~%20%2Bbirth_y ear%3A1000-1650~ but the results seem to be male names.

MacMillan is a byname. The submitter provided as support the search https://www.familysearch.org/search/record/results?count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3Amacmillan~%20%2Bbirth _year%3A1000-1650~ but the results seem to be from 18th century.

According to the article MacMillan Surname, Family Crest & Coat of Arms in House of Names (https://www.houseofnames.com/macmillan-family-crest#cite_ref-1):

"The surname MacMillan was first found in Tayside, where in 1263 Cilleonan MacMolan appears on documnts. They arrived in Strathtay from the lands in Loch Arkaig after King Malcolm IV transplanted many clans, including the MacMillans, from that region about 1160 AD. Later, about 1350, the Camerons, who had changed their name to Chalmers, drove them from their Strathtay territories. [...] Malcolm MacMillan had received this rock by the 14th century. His grandson Lachlan MacMillan died at the Battle of Harlaw in 1411.


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 5 Names, 3 Order Names, 7 Devices, 1 Device Change, 9 Badges and 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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