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Middle ILoI dated 2017-11-12

Greetings unto Jean Yves Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Below you will find the compiled submissions for the months of September and October 2017. Please consider the merits of these items and complete your commentary by December 12, 2017.

Yours in service,

Ginevra Escutcheon

1: Ariya Pillai of Eastwatch -New Name & New Device

Argent, in pale a dragonfly sable over a lotus blossom in profile purpure and on a chief purpure a rondel between two crescents pendant argent.

No major changes.
Spelling (Aryia/Aria) most important.

Ariya Pillai: "Female Chola Names" by Irayari Vairavi (https://sites.google.com/site/vairavisca/Home/creations/indian-name-research)


of Eastwatch: locative byname. Eastwatch is an independent shire in the North Oaken region.


Eastwatch, Shire of

This branch-name was registered in February of 1990 (via the Middle).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-03/21-21-15_Ariya_Pillai_Chola_name1.jpg


2: Armand de Chartres -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1995, via the Middle.

Gules, three clarions and a chief indented, argent.


3: Auenwald, Shire of -New Branch Name

No major changes.
Culture (Germanic) most important.

"Auenwald" is an old High German word that means "riverside forest," according to

https://www.dict.cc/deutsch-englisch/Auenwald.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auenwald


The populace petition of support will be included in the packet documents.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-08/19-27-49_Auenwald1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-08/19-27-51_Auenwald2.jpg


4: Aurelius Corvus Corvinus -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via the Middle.

Sable, a three-headed dog pasant contourney within an orle Or.

The submitter's original device was returned on the October 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/10/16-10lar.html#229):

Aurelius Corvus Corvinus. Device. Sable, a three headed dog passant and an orle Or.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Samal Kaan Uxmalil: Sable, a she-wolf statant regardant within a bordure Or. There is only one DC for the change in type of secondary from bordure to orle. However, there is none for the change of posture between passant and statant and none for number of the heads.

The change to the dog contourney should clear this conflict.


5: Caesidius Aurelius Scaevola -New Name & New Device

Per pale gules and sable, two lightning bolts in saltire Or and a tower overall argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Caesidius: HD07227701

[Escutcheon note: I have no idea what this references.]

Aurelius: nomen list on heraldry.sca/org (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#nomen)

Scaevola: (agnomen) "left-handed" G. Mucius Scaevola in "The Origin of Roman Praenomina

Name construction is Praenomen + nomen + agnomen

Client will also accept Aurelius Caesidius Scaevola.


6: Charles Cedric Morton -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1987, via the Middle.

Quarterly per fess indented argent and gules, a sea-dog rampant contourney counterchanged.


7: Genevote Chevale -New Badge

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

Per pale vert and argent, a fleur-de-lys counterchanged.

This badge has been misplaced since December 2016. Payment was included with two other items in January 2017.


8: Ginevra Boscoli -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2009, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) A pantheon rampant contourney gules mulleted argent, chained and collared Or.


9: Godfrey Mortemer -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 12th century AN [Anglo-Norman?].

Godfrey: found at https://www.britannica.com/biography/Godfrey-of-Bouillon. One of the leaders of the First Crusade.

Mortemer: found at http://www.surnamedb.com/surname/mortimer. It is a French Norman surname introduced into England in 1066.

The submitter included a device that was returned for rework due to contrast issues, although payment for the device is included with the name submission.


10: Grenemere, Shire of -New Branch Name

Meaning (Translates to "green lake") most important.

Grænmere is a constructed Old English place name meaning "green lake".

Ekwall s.n. mere states that the Old English word for green is a common first element in placce names. Examples from Ekwall include Greneford, Greneholf, Greneham in the Domesday Boke (s.nn. Greenford, Greenhalgh, Greenham), Grenestede c. 958 (s.n. Greenstead), and Grenewic in 964 s.n. Greenwich.

Ekwall s.n. states that the Old English word meaning "lake, mere" is a common place name element that was also spelled "mære" in Old English, and it appears both in the names of lakes and in the names of places on lakes. Ekwall s.n. Bulmer gives the Domesday Boke examples of Bulenemera and Bolemere; s.n. Barmer is the Domesday Boke form of Benemera.

The Middle English place name Grenemere is dates to 1327 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. mere (n.2).

[Escutcheon note: petition of populace support is included in document packet.]


11: Gwydion Glyndwr -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of January 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per chevron sable and vert, a hawk close and in chief three oak leaves Or.

Original Device Pended January 31st 2017, awaiting permission to redraw. There was concern about a return due to position of per chevron lines.

The emblazons attached are the updated versions.


12: Kai Tseng -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

Sable, two foxes conbatant Or and on a chief argent three hearts gules.


13: Lette de Cherselawe -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2016, via the Middle.

Vert, semy of quatrefoils argent, a chief Or.

This device was returned at Kingdom for a redraw, citing unidentifiability of the quatrefols. This version clears the identifiability issue.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-18/20-09-39_Lette_device_return_redacted.jpg


14: Liang Jiasi -New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and Or a peacock in its pride Or and an oriental dragon Gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (not indicated) most important.
Language (not indicated) most important.
Culture (not indicated) most important.

Liang (family name): http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2014/04/badass-heroines-from-ancient-china/

http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2012/07/lady-of-the-drums/

Evidence of 13th/14th century missionary to Amoy/SE China: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Montecorvino

Submitter also included link for Xiamen/Amoy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiamen


No documentation was provided for given name "Jiasi."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-09/00-05-07_Liang1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-09/00-05-10_Liang2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-09/00-05-11_Liang3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-09/00-05-13_Liang-Montecorvino1.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-09/00-05-14_Liang-Montecorvino2.jpg


15: Ragna stórráda Ulfsdóttir and Reinhardt mit dem Bart -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Ragna stórráda Ulfsdóttir) on the Middle LoI of March 31, 2017 as submitted.
OSCAR finds the name (Reinhardt mit dem Bart) on the Middle LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A dog statant contourny within and conjoined to an annulet sable.


16: Reinhardt mit dem Bart -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

Quarterly sable and gules, a lion's head erased between two towers in bend argent.

This item was returned on the July 2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/07/17-07lar.html#270):

Reinhardt mit dem Bart. Device. Quarterly sable and gules, a wolfhound statant contourny between two towers in bend argent.

This device is returned for blurring the distinction between primary and overall charges. The wolfhound is not truly between the towers, but is barely overall, with the tip of the hound's tail and one of its paws overlapping the towers. Being neither honestly between nor honestly overall, it cannot accurately be blazoned.


17: Robert Fitzrichard -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 14th century Norman.

Robert: Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names by E.G. Withycombe

"Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by by Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott) - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng13/eng13m.html


Fitz: prefix meaning "son of"

"Fitz Richard" is found in as a byname multiple times in https://research.reading.ac.uk/medievalsoldier/dbsearch/ using "fitz*" as the search term. One instance is attached, dated between the years of 1312 and 1377.


Richard: Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names by E.G. Withycombe

"Men's Given Names from Early 13th Century England" by by Talan Gwynek (Brian Scott) - http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng13/eng13m.html

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-11-08/20-01-16_Robert1.jpg


18: Sazia de Sarro -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2012, via the Middle.

Purpure, an ounce rampant contourney Or semy of roundels purpure.


19: Seonaid inghean Ghriogair -New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2011, via the Middle.

Per fes wavy argent and purpure, a dragon segreant counterchanged between two tygers sable and another argent, and for augmentation replacing the argent tyger, a quill pen Or.

The submitter was awarded the augmentation at the coronation of Cellach and Vukasin on September 23, 2017.


20: Tyrannius Seuerus -New Name & New Device

Per bend vert and sable, a dragon's head couped close and a tankard argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Tyrannius: pg. 13 of "Flavius Julius: Translation and Commentary. Judean War." Vol. 1B2 mentions soldier named Tyrannius Prisas.

Seuerus: IRT 732 Caius Nerianus Seuerus.

Name construction follows pattern on nomen + cognomen.


21: Victoria of High Harrogate -New Name & New Device

Azure chape ploye argent, an owl displayed argent maintaining a crescent pendant Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Victoria: Withycombe (Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names, s.n. Victoria) notes the given name as occurring in the Liverpool area between 1617 and 1702 and a pauper named Victoria Chapman was buried in 1681.

Victoria Marshall England Births and Christenings Name Victoria Marshall Christening Date 08 JUN 1589 Christening Place DARRINGTON,YORK,ENGLAND Batch P00759-1

Harrogate - found in Watts s.n. Harrogate dated from 1512 High Harrogate is noted at British History Online s.n. Harrogate and also specifically references Low Harrogate. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/topographical-dict/england/pp416-421 According to patterns noted in Compound Placenames in English by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith), Adjective+Placename makes "High Harrogate" a plausible place name. http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/

In Juliana de Luna's "Compound Placenames in English" the example of High Bernet 1575 is exactly the pattern of High Harrogate. There are other spellings of High as well, like Heghebuginton 1423 and Haulte Huknall (Haulte means 'high') 1535.

Construction according to SENA Appendix A given+loc

This was originally pended as an unpaid Pennsic 2017 submission.


22: Vyāsayati Maurya -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Sound or spelling changes OK; otherwise, please reject) most important.

This is a name from India appropriate for an inscription recorded in Sanskrit.

Vyāsayati:

- Name found in "Verzeichnis der Sanskrit Handschriften: Bd. 1", page 181, items 620,621 (https://books.google.com/books?id=VPhJAAAAcAAJ)

- Source individual lived from 1447-1548 CE. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyasatirtha)

- The name part "Vyāsa" as a standalone name is as old as the Vedic period (for example, Veda Vyāsa).

- I would not consider the name to be presumption for two reasons. First, while a known individual, I do not understand him to be a central figure. Also, he is almost always known by other names (Vyāsaraja, Vyāsatirtha); an English Google search for vyāsayati currently returns 9 results, while the other forms return thousands.

Maurya:

- In the previously referenced collections of inscriptions, individuals are usually referred to by only a given name. However, Gotra is one of the most frequent columns used to disambiguate people in tables of grant recipients appearing in some inscriptions. See "Inscriptions of the Paramaras..." p. 152 (https://indianhistorybooks3.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/99999990041409-corpus-inscriptionum-indicaru m-vol-7-pt-2-inscriptions-of-the-paramaras-chandellas-kachchhapaghatas-and-two-minor-dynasties.pdf)

- Gotras are used as surnames in the present day (I do not know how long that practice has been in effect.)

- "Maurya" is the name of a Gotra (clan) dating back to at least the Maurya empire (322 BCE).

- Referenced repeatedly in a 1069 CE inscription. See "Epigraphica India, Volume 2" p. 221-228 (https://books.google.com/books?id=2pZEAQAAMAAJ)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-03/21-01-36_epigraphica_a.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-03/21-01-38_verzeichnis_a.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-03/21-04-34_vyasayati_inscriptions1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=747/2017-10-03/21-04-36_vyasayati_inscriptions2.jpg



OSCAR counts 8 Names, 2 Branch Names, 13 Devices, 3 Badges and 1 Augmentation of Arms. There are a total of 27 items submitted on this letter.

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