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Gleann Abhann LoI dated 2018-01-31
Greetings to all. This is my very first letter and while I do still have the wonderful Skaia double checking me, I am hoping to lean on her less and less as I learn. Thank you all who comment.
1: Arianna Stefana Falconi - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Gleann Abhann.
Per bend sinister azure and vert, a hawk striking, on a chief argent three arum lilies azure
This is a re submission after it was returned by Laurel.
Lillies drawn similarly passed as Arum Lilies
Lilian Amia Basile Bennett, April of 2013 (via Atenveldt):
Finna Firisdóttir, January of 2015 (via Calontir):
Akilina Ianikitova, May of 2016 (via the Outlands):
The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
2: Giata Magdalena Alberti - New Household Name
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2010, via Gleann Abhann.
House of the Golden Lilie
Meaning most important.
The household name is based on English inn sign names. "English Sign Names," Mari Elspeth nic Bryan ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/mari/inn/ ) does not show a <color> + <item> example (there are <color>+<animal> examples), but her article "English Sign Names From 17th Century Tradesman's Tokens"
( http://www.medievalscotland.org/kmo/Tokens/Patterns.shtml ), does, such as Golden Anchor, Gilt Frying Pan, and Golden Plow. The existence of a lily flower in merchant ship name inventories (See "lilly" under flora & fauna here http://www.ellipsis.cx/%7Eliana/names/other/ships.html) suggest that a lily would be a recognizable flower.
The Middle English Dictionary has: (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/med/ )
-> golden (adj.) Also goldein, golding, colden.: 3. Having the color of gold, golden, yellow; shining like gold.
-> lilie (n.) 1a. The plant of the Madonna lily (Lilium candidum); also, its white flower; -- a symbol of virginity; whit ~, whit as (ani) ~. 1b.
(a) Any of a class of plants including: the Madonna lily, other species of the genus Lilium, certain species of the genus Iris, plants mentioned in the Bible; (1450 Agnus Castus (Stockh 10.90) 167/15: Lylium is an herbe þat men clepe lilie [vr. lyley].)
3: Jaroslav of Gleann Abhann - New Device
OSCAR finds the name on the Gleann Abhann LoI of June 06, 2017 as submitted.
Per pale Raguly Sable and Argent, a dog and a domestic cat Combatant counterchanged
resub from Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2017-03-31 (http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4324)
Submitter changed the line of division to clear conflict with Søren atte Raven, badge reg. 12/14 via Calontir: "Per pale embattled sable and argent, a wolf and a raven respectant counterchanged."
4: Karl von Wald - New Name & New Device
Vert, enflamed Or, a salamander respectant argent and on a chief Or, three Maltese crosses sable
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.
Meaning (marked this but did not specify) most important.
Karl - ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 3092 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/3092)
von Wald - ACADEMY OF SAINT GABRIEL REPORT 2155 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2155)
From Academy reports
Karl - The name <Karl> is a fine choice. It became popular in the 11th and 12th century [2, 3] and remained in use throughout our period, at least in some parts of Germany. In Bavaria during your period, however, this name appears to have been quite rare. We found two examples of <Karl> in 1495, as well as one instance each of <Karel> and <Karle>. In 1497, we found one instance of <Karl> out of over 7,000 names [4, 5].
 Socin, Adolf. _Mittelhochdeutsches Namenbuch nach Oberrheinischen Quellen des Zwoelften und Dreizehnten Jahrhunderts_. (Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1966). Ch. XV, XVI, especially pp. 303, 310.
 Seibicke, Wilfried. _Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch_. (de Gruyter, series, various dates). S.n. <Karl>.
 Uckelman, Sara L. "German Names from 1495". (WWW: privately published, 2002-2005). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german1495.html
 Uckelman, Sara L. "German Names from Nu"rnberg, 1497". (WWW:privately published, 2005). http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/nurnberg1497.html
von Wold - von Wald appears in the report but no von Wold.
Emailed client and verified that it should be von Wald so corrected documentation to match the spelling of von Wald.
The report given for the surname supports "von Wald".
von Wald is the attested form, but it might reflect a place called Wald. With the benefit of 17 years of hindsight, that point should have been made more strongly. Possible von der Wald or von dem Wald, depending on how the locals viewed the status of their forest, for a name that actually referred to the forest.
Gunnovor Silfraharr did a redraw that the client liked and was much more what he was after so the comments are based on the original drawing that did have some issues. We corrected this at the Kingdom level.
The old drawings showed a salamander not enflamed but rather "on a bed of flames". Which makes this a metal salamander on a metal charge. Enflamed charges normally have tufts of individual flames. If the flames were correctly drawn, it would clear up this issue.
Also the color of the chief was omitted.
Reblazon: Vert, on a bed of flames Or, a salamander argent and on a chief Or, three Maltese crosses sable.
The crosses can be drawn larger.
No conflicts found, but there is an issue about the proportions here. Note that the old color version has lost the outline of the breathed flames. The PicDic says the default posture for a salamander is statant, so this one needs to be specified as respectant (or passant respectant). As others have pointed out, the salamander is metal on metal.
5: Karl von Wald - New Badge
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
(Fieldless) A salamander statant respectant argent enflamed Or.
This has also be redrawn by Gunnvor Silfraharr to be similar to the device.
Old drawing did not show a salamander enflamed but rather "on a bed of flames". Which makes this a metal salamander on a metal charge. Enflamed charges normally have tufts of individual flames. If the flames were correctly drawn, it would clear up this issue.
Client wants enflamed not on a bed of flames.
"(Fieldless) A salamander statant respectant argent enflamed Or." As with the device, the flames coming from the mouth are hard to see, but at least on this one, they have a visible outline. No conflicts found, but again we see metal on metal.
6: Mika'il al-Rashid - New Device Change
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2003, via Meridies.
Barry wavy argent and vert a sea unicorn sable tailed Or bendwise.
Old Item: Vert, a lion between three chalices and a bordure embattled Or., to be retained as a badge., to be retained as a badge.
This was first seen on the Gleann Abhann GA iLOI dated 2017-09-02 (http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=20&loi=4726)
A redraw for clarification was requested and the submitter requested new colors.
7: Sárán mac Sáráin - New Alternate Name & New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Gleann Abhann.
(Fieldless) A lion passant paly Argent and Gules, crowned with a pearled coronet Or.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (Tudor English) most important.
Culture (Tudor English) most important.
(134) Wylliam Aldersgate, 1541 1 ; Bassishaw, 1582 10; Candlewick, 1582 1; Castle Baynard, 1541 18; Cornhill, 1541 5; Farringdon Within, 1576 13; Farringdon Without, 1541 44; Lime Street, 1576 10, 1582 9; Portsoken, 1576 10; Queenhiyhe, 1541 5, 1582 7; Vintry 1582 1
(9) Hewes Aldgate, 1576 1 , 1582 1; Bridge, 1576 1 Candlewick, 1576 1; Cheap, 1 576 1, ; Farringdon Within, 1576 1, Farringdon Withinout,1576 1, 1582 1
The above is located in the following:
Dictonary of Tudor London Names by Sara L. Uckelman - May 1, 2014
Regarding the restricted charge of "a pearled coronet ", Sárán was made a court baron by their Majesties Glean Abhann Jon and Beatrix on 2010-05-14.
Yours in Service
OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Household Name, 2 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 New Badges. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.
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