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An Tir KLOI from Central/Summits dated 2018-06-01

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

Please read the newest Cover Letter for information about using Black's Surnames of Scotland as well as some direction on IAP/ERA. You can find the March 2018 CL at http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2018/03/18-03cl.html.

The following items were returned by Laurel in March 2018:

Conrad Hartmut. Device. Per bend gules and sable, a stag's head cabossed and a raven striking, wings "displayed", argent.

This device must be returned for having the raven depicted in trian aspect. The position, size, and angle of the dexter wing give the unmistakable impression of a raven in trian aspect. Per SENA A2C1:

Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style. In general, this means that charges should be drawn as a flat depiction with no perspective.

The use of trian aspect is limited to those charges which require it for identifiability, or which have been shown to have been depicted in trian aspect in period heraldry. Birds have no such requirement.

Feradach the Beardless. Badge. (Fieldless) A Maltese cross azure and overall an eagle's head erased argent.

This device is returned for having a "barely overall" charge. SENA Appendix I, Charge Group Theory, in defining overall charges states "An overall charge must have a significant portion on the field; a design with a charge that has only a little bit sticking over the edges of an underlying charge is known as "barely overall" and is not registerable." Here, more of the eagle's head is on the cross than on the field.

We are not sure that the combination of these two charges can be drawn successfully so that the eagle's head is truly overall and still has the cross identifiable. The submitter should be aware of this challenge upon resubmission.

Nakagawa Sukeie. Alternate name Snorri Ráðúlfsson.

This alternate name is returned for conflict with the registered Snorri Randulfsson. The only difference is in the byname, and that difference affects only adjacent letters and sounds: rath-ulf-son vs. rand-ulf-son or ran-dulf-son. Under PN3C1, "[i]f the changes only affect adjacent letters or sounds, they must affect more than two letters or sounds to be considered under this allowance." As only two letters are affected by the changes in sound and appearance, these two names conflict.

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

Snorri Styrr Bolli. New Device. Sable on a pale gules between two boars courant a chalice argent.

This device is returned for insufficient contrast between the red pale and the black field it lies upon. A change in tinctures, the addition of fimbriation, or documentation of a similar device would help. We also recommend that the submitter adjust the boars' legs to a definite heraldic attitude: all four legs on the ground, all four in the air, or one front leg lifted.

Þōrhrōlfr "Jofurr" Egilson. New Badge. (Fieldless) A sea-boar Or.

This badge is returned for conflict with the badge of Martim Ruiz de Porto (Outlands, October 2014), which is also "(Fieldless) A sea-boar Or."

Yrsa Björnsdottír. New Device. Vert, a duck displayed argent between four ducks close two and two Or, and a ford proper.

This device is returned for style problems, namely the use of two different groups of ducks on the same field. SENA A.3.D.1 states:

"Having identical types of charges in multiple charge groups on the field blurs the distinction between charge groups. Thus, it is not allowed, except for cotises and endorses around an ordinary."

Yrsa Björnsdottír. New Badge. Vert, a duck displayed argent and on a ford proper, four ducks naiant two and two Or.

This badge is returned for style problems. What is blazoned as a ford is drawn to take up half the field; what's actually depicted here is thus "Per fess wavy vert and barry wavy argent and azure, in chief a duck displayed argent and in base four ducks naiant two and two Or."

Like Yrsa's device above, this falls afoul of SENA A.3.D.1. A ford should take up no more than a third of the field.

The following items are submitted for consideration by the College in June 2018:

1: Áine inghean uí Síthigh -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a stag couchant affronty and on a chief argent three Bridget's crosses purpure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th century Irish) most important.
Culture (Ireland) most important.

The submitter's branch is Corvaria.

<Áine> is dated to 1468 in the "Index of Names in Irish Annals" by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan - http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml

<Síthigh> is found in Wolfe, s.n. OShehy.


2: Amicia of the Ruins -New Device

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

no blazon provided

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

The submitter provided no line drawing with this submission.


3: Colete Le Longis -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

The submitter's branch is Tymberhavene.

Colete and Le Longis are found in An Index to the Given Names in 1292 Census of Paris by Lord Colm Dubh @ heraldry.sca.org

Le Longis - sn ChristoFle Le Longis


4: Dragoslav of Dragon's Haven -Resub Name Change From Holding Name

OSCAR NOTE: Filing name should match submitted item for a primary name change. It should be the new name.

Dragoslav of Dragon's Haven

Old Item: Ken of Cranehaven, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (something close to Doc) most important.

The submitter's branch is Cranehaven.

The submitter's previous submission, Doclor of Dragon's Haven, was returned by Laurel in January 2018 for the following:

Doclor of Dragon Haven. Name.

This name must be returned for lack of documentation. The sole evidence of Doclor as a given name was from a single citation in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Because questions were raised about whether Doclor was a mistranscription of the title Doctor, Kolosvari Arpadne Julia obtained a copy of the original document from which the record was extracted. The original document clearly shows that the word is the title Doctor, not Doclor. We were unable to find any other evidence supporting Doclor as a period name. Therefore, we are forced to return this name.

His device is registered under the holding name Ken of Cranehaven.

The submitter simply wrote "See attached" in the documentation section of the form. 2 of the submitted attachments will be in the comments.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-05-31/13-56-34_Dragoslav_name_0002.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-05-31/13-56-36_Dragoslav_name_0003.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-05-31/13-56-37_Dragoslav_name_0004.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-05-31/13-56-39_Dragoslav_name_0005.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=228/2018-05-31/13-56-41_Dragoslav_name_0006.jpg


5: Levi von Strausberg -New Name & New Device

Sable, a sword inverted between two pegasus segreant addorsed, a chief double enarched argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

<Levi> is a male given name from the Old Testament. It is also the submitter's legal given name, and a copy of his Oregon Driver's License was included in the packet.

<Strûß> is dated to 1359 in Bahlow.

<von Strasberg> is dated to 1635 at <http://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ND26-KY7>

The submitter likes the Anglicized spelling <Strausberg> but doesn't have a strong preference as to exact spelling.


6: Lucas MacLeod -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

Lucas - Withycombe s.n. Luke dated 1273

MacLeod - Reaney & Wilson s.n. MacLeod dated 1227


7: Luther Gutman -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of January 15, 2018 as submitted.

Argent, on a cross between four bear's heads erased sable a crescent argent

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The submitter's previous device was returned by An Tir in January 2018 for the following:

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.


8: Magnus Ysenberg -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2011, via An Tir.

Per fess sable and argent, two skulls affronty and a Latin cross counterchanged

The submitter's branch is Midhaven.


9: Martin del Castillo -New Name & New Device

Gules, two towers in bend sinister Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.

The submitter's branch is Coeur du Val.

Both <Martin> and <del Castillo> are found in 16th Century Spanish Names by Elsbeth Anne Roth (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kvs/heraldry/spanish16.html)

Martin - dated between 1560 and 1578

del Castillo - 16 citations


10: Marured verch David ap Gwilim -New Name & New Device

Azure, an owl argent and on a chief wavy Or three snails gules

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

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

Naming pattern of given + patronymic + patronymic documents in SENA Appendix A at http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA, under heading English/Welsh.

"Marured" is a 13th-century Welsh women's given name. "David" and "Gwilim" are 13th-century Welsh men's given names, used in this name submission as patronymic bynames per the above naming pattern. All names are found in "A Simple Guide to Constructing 13th Century Welsh Names" by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones), in St. Gabriel at http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/tangwystyl/welsh13.html.


11: Mikael MacLeod -New Name & New Device

Argent, a wyvern gules maintaining a sword fesswise sable between in bend two dragons passant gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

Mikael - Withycombe s.n. Michael dated 1279

MacLeod - Reaney & Wilson s.n. MacLeod dated 1227


12: Mir Netronin -New Name & New Device

Vert, a triangle argent and a base rayonny Or surmounted by a cauldron sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (byname meaning) most important.
Spelling most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

Mir is found in "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/mi.html) dated to 1571 s.n. Mir.

Netronin is found in "The Compleat Russian Names Book" by Vikontessa Tatiana Nikolaevna Tumanova, OL in the section on bynames based on nicknames, s.n. Netronin.


13: Mir Netronin and Mikael MacLeod -New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Mir Netronin) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR is unable to find the name (Mikael MacLeod) , either registered or submitted.

Argent, a cat salient inverted bendwise sinister vert maintaining a cauldron sable

This badge is to be owned jointly. The submitters are from Adiantum and Madrone respectively.


14: Summits, Principality of the -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 1999, via An Tir.

Order of the Silver Crucible

No major changes.
Meaning (silver crucible) most important.
Spelling (as presented) most important.

This order name is documented in the pattern of <color + heraldic charge> as shown in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new).

Though there are no instances of a crucible as a heraldic charge, we argue that a crucible would be similar to a mortar and pestle, of which there are period examples from the mid-16th c (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mortar-pestle).

The word <crucible> itself dates in the OED to 1475, s.n. crucible, n., and this particular spelling dates to 1605 in the same entry.

The spelling <silver> dates to 1340 in the OED, s.n. silver, n. and adj., under 2a. "The metal regarded as a valuable possession or medium of exchange; hence, silver coin; also (chiefly Sc), money in general."


15: Thierry Dalcy -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of January 15, 2018 as submitted.

Quarterly gules and Or, a dragon's head cabossed sable

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

The submitter's previous device submission was returned by An Tir in January 2018 for the following:

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.


16: Tighearnán Cearrbhach Ó Faoláin -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Caid.

Inn of the Mask and Quill

Argent, in pale a mask vert and a quill purpure

Submitter has no desire as to gender.

The submitter's branch is Corvaria.

This name follows the pattern of "two charges" found in English Sign Names by Mari (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/inn/#TempJamesI).


17: Tighearnán Cearrbhach Ó Faoláin -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Caid.

Per pale vert and argent, a musimon's head cabossed counterchanged

The submitter's branch is Corvaria.


18: Wilhelm de Strivelyn -New Name & New Device

no blazon provided

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Wilhelm - "resolute protector" Strivelyn - "of <the place of> strife") most important.

The submitter's branch is Madrone.

Wilhelm - "England Marriages, 1538-1973", FamilySearch batch M02865-1, Event date 20 Jan 1561 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKZN-LX5 10 February 2018, Greetham, Lincoln, England; FHL microfilm 432,513.

de Strivelyn - heraldry.sca.org/names/NamesFrom13thcenturyScottishParliamentaryRecords.html dates: 1248, 1285, 1293

The submitter provided neither blazon nor line drawing.


19: William Cristofore of Devonshire -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1992, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A pheon azure surmounted by a Maltese cross argent

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

The submitter's previous badge was returned by Laurel in May 2016 for the following:

William Cristofore of Devonshire. Badge. (Fieldless) A Maltese cross argent surmounted by a pheon azure.

This badge is returned for having a "barely overall" charge. SENA Appendix I, Charge Group Theory, in defining overall charges states "An overall charge must have a significant portion on the field; a design with a charge that has only a little bit sticking over the edges of an underlying charge is known as "barely overall" and is not registerable." Here, more of the pheon is on the cross than on the field.


20: Zulaikha al-Zarqa' -New Device

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

Or, in pale a dulcimer hammer fesswise and a hammer dulcimer gules

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.


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


OSCAR counts 9 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Household Name, 1 Order Name, 13 Devices and 3 Badges. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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