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Outlands LoP dated 2017-11-26

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 26th day of November, A.S. LII (2017 CE), does the Honorable Lord Gauvain Eisenbein send greetings on behalf of Master Angus Reid MacFarlane, White Stag Principal Herald.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Letter of Presentation for November, 2017. This Letter contains all complete submissions received by Castle Herald between October 2 and November 1.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by December 20th, 2017. The next online Rampart meeting will be held December 13th, 2017. As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

Submissions heralds are strongly urged to review the guidelines at: "http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/#castle_instructions", as items not meeting these guidelines will be pended. Pended items will be administratively returned after they have appeared on three Letters of Presentation.

Additionally, starting with the December Letter of Presentation, we are requiring that all name submission include a satisfactory write-up in the name documentation and commentary section of the submission form (which must also be forwarded in text form to Castle). Name forms with missing, incomplete, or poorly formatted write-ups will be pended. If your write-up doesn't fit in the commentary section of the form, you are probably doing something wrong.

1: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Anvil of Aarquelle

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: http://mistholme.com/?s=anvil An anvil is an iron block on which metalware is hammered into shape. It's a period charge, found in the arms of Wolstone, temp. Henry VI [DBA1 9]. In English heraldry, the unmodified term "anvil" refers to the armorer's anvil [Franklyn 12]: portable, with a spike on the bottom for fixing it in place during use. If this form is intended in the Society, it must be explicitly blazoned.

In Society heraldry, the unmodified term "anvil" usually refers to the blacksmith's anvil. The number of horns, unless specified, is left to the artist; both double-horned anvils (also called "bickerns") and single-horned anvils are documented period artifacts. A "square anvil" is one with no horns.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


2: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Furisons of Aarquelle

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: http://mistholme.com/?s=furison A furison is a fire steel, used with flint to strike sparks for starting fires. It is also blazoned a "ferris" in mundane heraldry. The furison is a period charge, found in the arms of Grassawer, c.1340 [Zurich 237]; but its most famous usage is as a badge of the Order of the Golden Fleece, c.1430. It is fesswise by default, with its flat edge (its "steel") to base.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


3: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Mace of Aarquelle

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: http://mistholme.com/?s=mace A mace is a heavy club-like weapon; the metal head is often spiked, knobbed, flanged or otherwise shaped to best penetrate armor. In heraldry, if a specific shape of head is desired, it must be blazoned: e.g., the "spiked mace", or the "flanged mace". The spiked mace seems the more common form in heraldry; in German armory, it dates to c.1340, in the arms of Wurmlingen [Zurich 439]. The flanged mace is found in the arms of di Veccii, mid-15th C. [Triv 362].

The mace was also a symbol of secular authority in mundane heraldry. In this form, it is termed a "civic mace", and is so highly decorative as to be unsuitable as a weapon.

Similar to the mace is the "morningstar" or "morgenstern", which has a spiked mace's head attached by a chain to a handle. None of these variants carry any heraldic difference. For related charges, see flail, hammer, staff.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


4: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Award of the Wolves of Aarquelle

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Wolf: The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The wolf is a predatory canine beast, whose medieval reputation was one of rapacity and strength. It was a common charge in medieval armory, called a "leu" or "loup" in early blazons, and found as early as c.1275 in the canting arms of Lou [ANA2 109]. The wolf does not seem to have a default posture; the illustration shows a wolf rampant.

A "wolf ululant" has its head raised, howling or baying. The term is unique to Society heraldry; the motif is considered a step from period practice. For related charges, see dog, fox, hyena, werewolf.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


5: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of Osorio's Heart

[Osorio] - 'Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century' Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/isabella/surnames-other.html)

A heart is a period heraldic charge. The updated Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry http://mistholme.com/dictionary/heart/ states: A heart is that organ which pumps blood through the veins. It is drawn in a stylized shape, much as found on modern valentines. The heart is found as an heraldic charge as early as c.1330, in the arms of Douglas [Wagner 50; also Gelre 64]. Mundanely, its "proper" coloration is red; Society practice would simply blazon it "gules".

This order name follows the pattern of [Saint's name] + [object of veneration] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


6: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Eagle's Plume

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

'Plume' can be found in the Anglo-Norman Dictionary, s.n. plume, in the following entry: s. 1 (coll.) feathers: si la plume chet de la penne Orn Dames 249; les poucins volent quant il ont plume e sont enpennez Ancren2 180.16; 2 feather bed: Ne dormiras pas en plume mole Set Dorm ANTS 1405. (http://www.anglo-norman.net/dict/AND-101-0FDEA657-C1CC18A3-9BE1CA63-F7CF4B2F?session=S33058712942838 97)

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


7: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Silver Blade of Aarquelle

Naming pattern : [Order] [color] [heraldic object]

This order name follows the pattern of [color] + [heraldic charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Silver -- The May 2008 Cover Letter states: "Silver in order and award names: The August 2005 cover letter says that 'orders named for heraldic charges or for items that, while not found in period as heraldic charges, may be used as heraldic charges...may contain the ordinary color names of any heraldic tincture.' This includes the use of Silver as the ordinary color name of argent." (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2008/05/08-05cl.html)

"Blade": OED vol 2 p.254 s.n blade. 7.a "The blade being the essential part of such weapons etc. is often put for the whole, esp. in poetry and literary language." Examples of this usage are dated: 1325 blades, 1386 blade, 1460 blayde, 1583 blades, 1599 blades. Authors include Chaucer and Shakespeare, as well as others. [Taken from Gleann Ahbann's 10/2011 LoI, Order of the Queen's Silver Blade, http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=18513]

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


8: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name

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

Order of the Sword Bearers of Aarquelle

This order name follows the pattern of [award] + [People or group of people] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

"Sword berer" is found in The History of the City and County of Norwich with a reference to the year 1549

(https://books.google.com/books?id=M3A-AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA492&lpg=PA492&dq=sword+berer&source=bl&ots=2pjvd uZ4kF&sig=Dw0Qs9-ZiLruoP0XiMvTX7M0XEE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiugr_zm-rWAhXCxVQKHQufB-MQ6AEIPTAF#v=on epage&q=sword%20berer&f=false)

Also in the The Collaborative International Dictionary of English (http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/cide/173362)

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


9: Eadred Cuncliffe -New Name & New Device

Sable within a bordure argent, a maltese cross, in base three coneys argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (13th/14th Century English) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Norman name) most important.

Eadred - Withycombe page 27 date 955

Cuncliffe - Raeney & Wilson page 120 date 1246

Consulting Herald: Searlaith inghean Robeaird

Branch: al-Barran


10: Elianora Cuncliffe -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (13th/14th Century English) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Norman name) most important.

Elianora - Withycombe page 30 date 1303

Cuncliffe - Raeney & Wilson page 120 date 1246

Consulting Herald: Saerlaith inghean Robeaird


11: Niccolo Santi -Resub Device

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Niccolò Santi in August of 2015, via the Outlands.

Per pale argent and sable, a ferret rampant counterchanged, in dexter chief a cross of Jerusalem gules

The previous submission, Per pale argent and sable, a ferret rampant counterchanged in dexter chief a cross of Jerusalem gules, was returned on the June 2016 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2016-05-lop/1606-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a redraw. The ferret and the cross of Jerusalem are not identifiable. The ferret, while it fills the space, has no identifying features. The cross of Jerusalem is too small and the various elements bleed into one another. Commentors suggest making the ferret a touch smaller and the cross of Jerusalem larger while giving identifying features to the ferret. The form was also not fully colored which is a grounds for return too. Emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2016-05/niccolo-c.jpg}

Consulting Herald: Carlos Nieto de Andrade

Branch: Citadel of the Southern Pass


12: RaDawn Pārsā -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a peacock close argent and in sinister chief an increscent Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Meaning most important.

RaDawn from Colorado driver's license, birth certificate, and social security card (received by Castle).

The following sources show Parsa as a last name used in the fifteenth century

International Geneological Index https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5WF-964 : 6 December 2014

Spain Marriages, 1565-1950, Batch Number M89497

Ana Parsa Marriage to Juan Gazco, March 1607

Academy of St Gabriel, Persian Masculine Names in the Nafah, at al-uns-Full List of Names https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ursula/nafahat/fullnames.html The Nafah.ât al-uns is a biographical dictionary, written in Persian, of influential Sufis. It was compiled by the fifteenth-century writer Nûr al-Dîn `Abd al-Rah.mân Jâmî.

Consulting Herald: Geua filia Guy

Branch: Rio de Las Animas


13: Shadrick Romani Natalia -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of May 31, 2017 as submitted.

Sable, per bend sinister Gules fimbriated Or, argent a wolf rampant, in chief three mullets Or

The previous submission, Sable, a bend sinister gules and in chief three mullets in fess Or, overall a wolf rampant argent, was returned on the May 2017 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2017-04-lop/1705-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a redraw due to color on color. A gules bend cannot be placed on a sable field without being fimbriated in argent or Or unless the submitter can provide documentation for the element existing in period heraldry. Commentors also expressed concern over the placement of the mullets as it is an unusual arrangement and placement on the field. Emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2017-05/shadrick-c.jpg}.

Consulting Herald: Ruadri mac Batin

Branch: Unser Hafen


14: Unna Farulfsdottir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via the Outlands.

Vert, a calamarie inverted argent maintaining a spool of thread and shears sable

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


15: Unna Farulfsdottir -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via the Outlands.

Purpure, a Bowen cross argent

Consulting Herald: Elizabeth Anne Grene

Branch: Fontaine dans Sable

Correction to Badge (2017-Nov-28 21:11:50): This badge was actually submitted by Wyolet Bertrem. The name error is totally Castle's fault.


Thus ends the November Letter of Presentation.

The following submissions are pended until the listed problem is addressed:

Argyle McGrigour (device) - need to provide when and where previous submission was returned

Burris von Wollferßbrun (name and device) - need to submit text copy of the documentation notes, which must include links, citations, and/or attached copies for the documentation

Cassandra Mouzalon (name and device) - need to submit text copy of the documentation notes, which should include a full documentation write-up

Eirikr rauðskeggr (name and device) - need to submit text copy of the documentation notes, which must include links, citations, and/or attached copies for the documentation

Fontaine dans Sable, Barony of (badge) - need to provide when and where previous submission was returned

Lisette deTroyes (name and device) - need to submit text copy of the documentation notes

Talorc of Dál Riata (name and device) - need to submit text copy of documentation notes. May also want to include additional documentation on Dal Riata.

All submissions should follow the guidelines at:

"http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/#castle_instructions".

The following items are administratively returned after being pended for three months:

none

In Service,

Gauvain Eisenbein

Outlands Castle Herald


OSCAR counts 3 Names, 8 Order Names, 5 Devices and 1 Badge. There are a total of 17 items submitted on this letter.

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