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Outlands Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-01-10

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 9th day of January, A.S. LII (2018 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 December, 2017. This Letter contains all complete submissions received by Castle Herald between November 2 and December 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 January 20th, 2018. The next online Rampart meeting will be held December 17th, 2018. 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.

All name submissions 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 until the problem is corrected.

1: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Award of the Sun and Mountain of Aarquelle

Azure, a sun and a mountain of three peaks Or

This award 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/).

Sun - The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The sun is a heavenly body, the day star around which the planets revolve. It began to be used as an heraldic charge early, in the arms of de la Hay, c.1255 [ANA2 550].

http://mistholme.com/?s=sun

Mountain -- The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: A variant of a mount is the "mountain", representing a mountain instead of a hill. The mountain is usually drawn more naturalistically, with rocky crags and a peak; the exact details are not blazoned. It too is period, in the canting arms of di Monti da Cara, mid-15th C. [Triv 235]. Like the mount, it is issuant from base unless otherwise specified.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


2: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Eagle of the Sun

Azure, a winged sun Or within a bordure wavy argent

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

Eagle - The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The eagle is the monarch of the birds, the medieval symbol of majesty and vision (literally and figuratively). It is thus a frequent charge in medieval armory, dating from the earliest heraldic records, as in the arms of the Kingdom of Germany, c.1244 [ANA2 193]. More than any other bird of heraldry, it is drawn in a highly stylized manner: with a crest, ruffled feathers, and ornate wings and tail. German emblazons may add klee-stengeln, wing-bones, and they are sometimes explicitly blazoned; they are considered artistic details.

http://mistholme.com/?s=eagle

Sun - The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The sun is a heavenly body, the day star around which the planets revolve. It began to be used as an heraldic charge early, in the arms of de la Hay, c.1255 [ANA2 550].

http://mistholme.com/?s=sun

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


3: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Silver Fletching

Azure, three arrow fletching argent in fess

This order name follows the pattern of [Order] + [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)

Fletching: The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The "arrow fletching", the feathered end of the shaft, is found in the Mon of Hatori Masanari, d.1596 [Hawley 54]; but as such fletchings are indistinguishable from European arrow fletchings, they are blazoned without qualification. http://mistholme.com/?s=fletching

Consulting Herald: Rangvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


4: Aarquelle, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Star and Compass of Aarquelle

Azure, on a mullet of six points argent a compass sable, a mountain of three peaks argent

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

Star -- The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: The term "star" was once used in Society heraldry as a synonym for "mullet", particularly in the phrase "stars au naturel": mullets of various sizes and shapes, so as to represent actual heavenly bodies. http://mistholme.com/dictionary/star/

Compass - The Mistholme Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry states: A compass is a mathematical instrument used for drawing arcs of circles. It consists of two straight pointed legs joined by a pivot at one end. The compass is a period charge, found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, 1466 [Bromley & Child 40]; it's sometimes termed a "pair of compasses" in modern parlance.

http://mistholme.com/dictionary/compass/

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


5: Ainsley Quinn -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of June 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per fess purpure and Or, a catherine's wheel and a horse counterchanged

The previous submission, Per fess purpure and Or, a Catherine wheel and in annulo three horses statant joined at the forehooves counterchanged, was returned on the September 2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/09/17-09lar.html#Outlands_returns20) with the following: {This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D2c, which requires that "The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation (in cross, combatant, or in pall points outward, for example)." The Catherine wheel and horses are all in the same primary charge group, but the horses are arranged in annulo separately from the wheel.

There is a step from period practice for having charges in annulo that are not in their usual upright orientation.}

Consulting Herald: Ruadri mac Batin

Branch: Unser Hafen


6: Argyle MacGrigour -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2014, via the Outlands.

Fusily Or and purpure, on a chief purpure three frets Or

The previous submission, Fusily purpure and Or and on a chief intended purpure three frets Or, was returned on the May 2013 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2013-04-lop/1305-lor.html) with the following: {This device is returned for identifyability and reproducability issues. First and foremost: It is difficult to determine the type and line of division for the chief. All issues would be resolved by a line across the top of the Lozengy and reversing the colors of the lozengy field division.}

Consulting Herald: Angus Reid MacFarland

Branch: Fontaine dans Sable


7: Cassandra Mouzalon -New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted purpure and argent, two key crosses and a butterfly counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (cas-SAN-dra MOUZ-alon) most important.
Culture (12th-14th century Byzantine) most important.

Cassandra - S.L. Uckelman. "Cassandra". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1.http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Cassandra.

Mouzalon - "A Short (and rough) Guide to Byzantine Namesfor SCA personae", 08 December 2011, Saint Gabriel's, page 4

http://ynysfawr.lochac.sca.org/files/pdf/Byzantine-Names.pdf

Consulting Herald: Warenus de Fulmere

Branch: Nahrun Kabirun


8: Christopher Blackwood -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1993, via the Outlands.

Per bend embowed gules and sable, an oak tree and on a bordure Or a semy of oak leaves sable

The previous submission, Per bend counter-embowed gules and sable, a tree eradicated and a bordure Or, was returned on the August 2015 LoR (ampart.outlandsheralds.org/2015-07-lop/1508-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a conflict with Saige ferch Cedwyn (01/05 via Atlantia): Per pale vert and sable, a tree blasted and eradicated within a bordure Or. There is one DC for the change to the field, and there is no DC for the tree styles per [Áine O'Shaughnessy, 12/05, R-Atenveldt]. Emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2015-07/christopher-c.jpg}

Consulting Herald: Llywus ap Alan

Branch: Bryngolau


9: Denise of Amberly -New Badge

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

Sable, a serpent in annulo Or and a goutte d'eau

Consulting Herald: Gauvain Eisenbein

Branch: Caerthe

Correction to Badge (2018-Jan-17 20:01:21): enise of Amberley


10: Elizabeth Bakere -Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) three annulets braced two and one azure within and conjoined to an annulet Or

The previous submission, (Fieldless) Three annulets interlaced two and one azure, was returned on the April 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/04/16-04lar.html) with the following: {This badge is returned for conflict with the device of Carl of Carolingia: Argent, three annulets azure. There is only one DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design. The annulets in Carl's device are in the expected two and one configuration and, by precedent, there is no DC for conjoined versus separated charges.}

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


11: Fionnait MacPherson -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and argent, a hedgehog attired with a stag's horns withing an orle Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Fiona, scottish) most important.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Fionnait - Effric neyn Kenyeoch Vc Harrald, "Concerning the Name Fiona" (WWW: Sharon L. Krossa, 2002) [http://www.medievalscotland.org/problem/names/fiona.shtml] states that masculine Gaelic given names, including the masculine color-based name <Finn> (Early Gaelic) or <Fionn> (later form), meaning "white, fair", could be made into feminine form by using the Gaelic feminine suffixes -nat and -sech (Early Gaelic) or -nait and -seach (later forms). The forms given based on <Finn>/<Fionn> are:

Concerning the Name Fiona - Medieval Scotland

www.medievalscotland.org

Fiona (pronounced fee-OH-nah ) is a given name that was invented in the 19th century by Scottish author William Sharp (1855-1905), who used it for his pen-name ...

Early Gaelic: Finnat (pronounced roughly FIN-ahtch) and Finnsech (pronounced roughly FIN-shehkh)

Later forms: Fionnait (pronounced roughly FIN-ahtch or FYUN-ahtch) and Fionnseach, (pronounced roughly FIN-shehkh or FYUN-shehkh).

[MacPherson]: Black, Surnames of Scotland, p. 557, under the header MACPHERSON, mentions that "a small sept of Campbells ... in the fourteenth and fifteenth century bore the name Macpherson", and several similar spellings are dated, such as Malcolm McPhersone (1556), Donald Macpherson (1420), Makfarson (1481), etc.

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


12: Fontaine dans Sable, Barony of -Resub Badge

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

Sable, an hourglass proper, Or, within eight fleur-de-lis in annulo bases outward argent

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Houre Glass

The previous submission, Sable, an hourglass Or within eight fleurs-de-lys in annulo bases outward argent, was returned on the 2010 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2010/09/10-09lar.html) with the following: {This device is returned because the hourglass is depicted in trian aspect. Having a three-dimensional appearance has long been grounds for return. While certain charges (wedges of cheese, dice, etc.) require trian aspect to be recognizable, the hourglass is not among them.}

Consulting Herald: Angus MacFarlane

Branch: Fontaine dans Sable


13: Godricke Friis -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2016, via the Outlands.

Per pale sable and gules, a polypus within a bordure Or

Consulting Herald: Ragnvaldr of Rendlesham

Branch: Aarquelle


14: Joseph Grimm -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the Outlands.

Per pall argent, vert and purpure a jesters cap argent and in chief a fracted sword fesswise reversed sable

The previous submission, Per pall argent, vert and purpure, a jester's cap argent and in chief a fracted sword fesswise reversed sable, was returned on the October 2017 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2017-09-lop/1710-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a redraw as the sword is not indentifiable as fracted. The break is too small to be noticable. Emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2017-10/joseph-c.jpg}

Consulting Herald: Geua filia Guy

Branch: Fontaine dans Sable


15: Muirenn ingen Uí Thaidc -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via the Outlands.

Azure, on a chevron inverted argent two sprigs of catmint joined at base azure and in chief a cat's face argent

The previous submission, Azure, a chevron inverted between a cat's face and two sprigs of catmint in pile argent, was returned on the May 2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/05/17-05lar.html#Outlands_returns15) with the following: {This device must be returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Orientation. This device has secondary charges that are not arranged in a standard formation. Instead, it has the sprigs in base arranged in pile, or in chevron inverted. Their orientation must be blazoned separately from the cat's face, which is grounds for return.

If the sprigs were drawn upright, this device would be returned for conflict with Ealasaid MacDonald, Azure, a chevron inverted between three crescents one and two argent, with one DC for the type of secondaries.}

The previous previous submission, Azure, a chevron inverted and in chief a domestic cat's face argent, was returned on the August 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/08/16-08lar.html#Outlands_returns16) with the following: {This device is returned for conflict with the device of Óláfr Sælendingr Haraldsson: Azure, a chevron inverted and in chief an increscent argent. There is only one DC for changing the type of the secondary charge.}

Consulting Herald: Gauvain Eisenbein

Branch: Draca Mor


16: Scola Metallorum, College of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1999, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) per saltire a single-bladed pickaxe and a shovel Or, surmounted by a grenade sable flamed azure and argent

This submission is to be associated with Populace of Scola Metallorum

Consulting Herald: Gauvain Eisenbein

Branch: Scola Metallorum


17: Sem Kete -Resub Device

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

Azure, a base indented argent and a grenade Or

The previous submission, Azure, in fess a mullet of eight points and a Mongol sun Or, on a base indented argent a crescent azure, was returned on the July 2017 LoR (http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/2017-06-lop/1707-lor.html) with the following: {Returned for a redraw as the 'Mongol sun' requires documentation of use in period to be registered. A commentor did note the 'Mongol sun' symbol should just be a roundel without the flame. The seperation of the flame and the roundel into individual charges on the same field with the mullet would result in 'slot machine' heraldry which is not registerable. Emblazon: http://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2017-07/kete-c.jpg}

Consulting Herald: Gauvain Eisenbein

Branch: Caerthe


Thus ends the December Letter of Presentation.

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

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:

Burris von Wollferßbrun (name and device)

Eirikr rauðskeggr (name and device)

In Service,

Gauvain Eisenbein

Outlands Castle Herald


OSCAR counts 2 Names, 4 Order Names, 8 Devices and 9 Badges. There are a total of 23 items submitted on this letter.

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