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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2018-02-03

Greetings unto the An Tir College of Heralds from Elizabeth Lions Blood!

The following items were returned by An Tir in January 2018:

Brynki Skúlason. New Device. Gyronny of sixteen argent and sable, a skull argent.

This device is returned for issues of identifiability. The skull shares its tincture with half the field, which obscures its outline so that the charge can only be indentified by internal detailing.

Glymm Mere, Barony of. Resub Badge. On an oak tree eradicated sable, a quatrefoil argent.

This badge is returned for failure to address the concerns that led to its previous return. The June 2017 return, via An Tir, states, in part: "Kingdom commenters could not identify or in many cases find the quatrefoil here." The quatrefoil in the present submission still looks like an artistic detail on the tree rather than a full, separate charge.

Luther Gutman. New Device. Argent, a cross between four bear's heads erased sable.

This device is returned for conflict with the important non-SCA arms of the Teutonic Order: "Argent, a cross sable." There is one DC for adding a secondary charge group.

Thierry Dalcy. New Device. Or, a cross gules and overall a dragon's head affronty sable.

This device is returned for conflict with Irodion Wädur af Carelen (Drachenwald, July 1996): "Or, a cross gules and overall a ram's head cabossed sable." There is one DC for the change in type of the overall charge group. The submitter should also be advised that, as drawn, this arrangement is "barely overall" and the edges of the dragon's head are not identifiable against the cross.

The following items were returned by Laurel in October 2017 (published December 2017):

Ærngærðr Ulfs dottir. Badge. Sable, in pale a crescent and a wolf's paw print argent.

This badge is returned for blurring the distinction between charge groups. The paw print crosses the fess line, and thus would normally be considered the primary charge, but the two charges have comparable visual weight.

If the crescent is considered a secondary charge, this conflicts with Lucius Antonius Ursus, Sable, a bear's pawprint and a bordure argent, with a single DC for changing the type of secondary charge. It also conflicts with Sofia Vargh, Sable, a wolf's paw print and a chief embattled argent, by the same count.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a paw print.

Ihon Makfulchiane. Name.

Unfortunately, this name conflicts with the registered Iohne Makfulchiane. The given names are variants of the same name and, in many dialects, are pronounced identically as well.

His device is registered under the holding name Ihon of Dregate.

Kaðall Himinnaúga. Name and device. Sable, a sun argent within a bordure parted bordurewise indented azure and Or.

Unfortunately, this name must be returned for lack of documentation. Himinnaúga was proposed as a constructed Old Norse byname intended to mean "sky/heaven-eye." However, the documentation does not support this construction. Unlike the attested examples of Old Norse bynames referring to eyes, such as hrakauga ("crack-eye") or krókauga ("hook-eye"), "heaven-eye" does not refer to the physical condition of the eye. Moreover, there are no attested examples of the element himinn- being used in any other Old Norse descriptive byname.

If the submitter intends his byname to mean that his eyes are sky-colored (i.e., blue), he may wish to consider one of the attested names such as blá-eygr or blá-eygðr, meaning "blue-eyed."

This device is returned for conflict with Alexandra of Elentil, Sable, a mullet of eight points argent, a bordure gules, fimbriated argent. There is a DC for changing the tincture of the bordure but nothing for removing the fimbriation, nor is there a difference between a sun and a mullet of eight points.

Kári Smiðjudrumbr Leiknisson. Device. Per chevron inverted gules and paly sable and Or, an anvil Or.

This device is returned for conflict with Stephen of Forth Castle, Per bend sable and paly gules and Or, a double-bitted anvil Or, with a DC for changes to the field but nothing for the forced move or for the type of anvil.

Þórhalla in danska. Device. Per chevron azure and sable, a mermaid seated on and within an increscent, in chief two lozenges ployé argent.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A1C, which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. The submission was originally blazoned as "a mermaid sejant." In the return of Wyn ap David, LoAR of February 2017, a mermaid seated was disallowed, with the comment: "This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. There is no blazonable term to describe the posture of the mermaid." The same reasoning applies here.

The following items are submitted for consideration by the college in February 2018:

1: Alaina Blackthorn -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pile inverted throughout between two thistles proper, a frog rampant argent

No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 14th-16thc Welsh/English.
Language most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

No documentation was provided on the form for Alaina, however, a copy of the submitter's Washington State driver's license was provided with the name submission form.

Blackthorn - A byname derived from the prunus spinosa, known as the blackthorn or sloe, a plant native to the British Isles. A "sloe-thorn worm" used as fishing bait is mentioned in the 15th venture work, The Treatyse of Fishing with an Angle, by Juliana Berners.

In 1279 Blackthorn was recoreded as a dependent hamlet of Ambrosden. In 1539 the Blackthorn was included when the Ashridge Priory was dissolved in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and surrendered its lands to the crown. Later, the crown separated them and Blackthorn was sold by agents of Elizabeth I to John Denton, lord of one of the manors of Bichester in 1564.

Trees of Britain and Europe, K. Rushforth 1999

A History of the Country of Oxford, Mary D. Label 1957


2: Caitriona inghean Lochlainn -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

The submitter's branch is Wyewood.

Caitriona - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/annalsindex/feminine/1201-1600.shtml
http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/annalsindex/feminine/Caiterina.shtml

Lochlainn - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/annalsindex/masculine/lochlainn.shtml


3: Eva Wen -New Name & New Device

Gules, Two Daggers in chevron Proper Between Three Roses argent seeded or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

Both name elements are found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Heather Rose Jones. From Saint Gabriel.


4: Genevieve Choue -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of December 31, 2016 as Geneviève Choue.

Counterermine three owls faces erased argent

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomeria.

The submitter's previous submission, Ermine, an owl sable, was returned in March 2017 for the following:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Serlo of Litchfield: Gyronny gules and Or, a vulture close sable. Per precedent, there is no DC granted between owls and other raptors and thus the only DC is for changing the field.


5: Gottfried von Gar -New Name

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

The submitter's branch was not listed on the submission form.

Family Search Historical Record

Gottfried: Gottfried Schweiker, Male, 26 June 1588 (Christening), Jagstkreis, Wuerttemburg, batch C92335-1

Gar: Joannes Gar, Male, 14 June, 14 June 1598 (Christening), Putzig, Westpruessen, Prussia, batch C99600-1


6: Margaret Fae -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2006, via An Tir.

Per bend sinister, a sun within an orle counterchanged

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.


7: Margaret Palmer -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Scottish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

Margaret - Withycombe p206 d.1093

Palmer - Black p645 dated 1204


8: Þóra Jórsalafari -New Name & New Device

Per chevron Sable and Gules a Wolverine passant contourny, and in chief three mullets Argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Stromgard.

Þóra Jórsalafari, a 12th century Norse feminine name.

Þóra: Gierr-Bassi p16, feminine name.

Jórsalafari: Gierr-Bassi p24 (byname).


In service to the Crown,
Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
Lions Blood Herald


OSCAR counts 6 Names and 5 Devices. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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