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Æthelmearc LoI dated 2018-06-14

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the College of Arms of the Known World from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian. This is Æ205, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Chen Yifang - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of May 20, 2018 as submitted.

Vert, a heron's head couped within an annulet Or.

Old Item: Gules, a ram's head cabossed Or within an orle of bezants., to be retained as a badge.

The artwork was redone following kingdom commentary to make the annulet thicker. Client has approved the new artwork.

Although not indicated on the forms, the client has asked that their current device be retained as a badge.

2: Cynwulf Rendell - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1997, via Æthelmearc.

Or, a heron volant wings elevated sable and a bordure indented azure

This submission is to be associated with Cynwulf Rendell and Eleanore Godwin

Herald of Record: Eleanore Godwin

Previous submission, (Fieldless) On a roundel azure a sun Or, a heron volant sable, was returned at kingdom level because we do not register charged roundels as fieldless badges. This was a redesign to address that issue.

The first resubmission was also returned at kingdom for redraw with the correct depiction of volant. The original artwork was a silhouette of a natural heron in flight and did not resemble any heraldic depiction of volant. New artwork during internal commentary drew concerns regarding "pinking shears" indentations and the heron appearing a bit trian aspect. The current artwork resolves both issues, and was approved by the client.

Correction to Badge (2018-Jun-19 11:06:16): Client has elected to withdraw this submission from consideration at this time (19 June 2018, 11:59 EDT).

3: Dragoncina Visconti - New Name & New Device

Per fess engrailed purpure and argent scaly purpure, a seahorse counterchanged argent and purpure between in chief two estoiles argent.

Herald of Record: Eleanor Godwin

Dragoncina: "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Florence", by Juliana de Luna (

Visconti: BSB Cod.icon. 278, folio 98r (

"Surnames From a 16th Century Italian Armorial", by Coblaith Muimnech ( Although Visconti is also a title, it meets the restraints of being documented as a surname in period, and not being followed by a locative that could give the impression of land holding.

The College is opposed to the use of titles in names. We have received documentation that Regina specifically was a common given name in our period. Therefore, we will allow the use of Regina as a given name so long as there is no indication in the name that a claim to royalty exists. This means that Regina must be the first word of the Society name and that the Society name may not be in Latin, and that the word Regina may not be followed by any translation of "of X," where X is a place name, as that could indicate that the person was queen of that place. This use of Regina does not imply permission to use any other titles as names (e.g., you still can't have Earl or Rex). WVS [63] [LoAR 26 Feb 82], p. 7

4: Jacob Martinson - New Device Change

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

Sable, a lion's head erased breathing flames Or, on a chief argent two swords in saltire gules.

Old Item: Argent, a marten statant and a bordure denticulada gules, to be retained as a badge.

Herald of Record: Edwyn le Clerc

Although not indicated on the forms, the client has asked that their current device be retained as a badge.

5: Leona Repusska - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Given Name: lee/lay-OH-nah) most important.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

Leona: Leona Eyberger, Germany Marriages, 1558-1929. Marriage 19 September 1635, Zur Schmerzhaften Mutter Katholisch, Ellenberg, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg ("Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch Batch Number M94038-1 ( : 26 December 2014), Volff Rottenberger and Leona Eyberger, 19 Sep 1635; citing Zur Schmerzhaften Mutter Katholisch, Ellenberg, Jagstkreis, Wuerttemberg; FHL microfilm 898,061.)

Repusska: Maria Repusska, Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910. Baptism: 17 February 1645, Krupina, Krupina, Slovakia. "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 July 2017), Maria Repusska, 17 Feb 1645; citing Krupina, Krupina, Slovakia, line , reference ID 151, state regional archives, Slovakia; FHL microfilm 2,292,950.

From "Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1935." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 1 May 2018. Odbor Archivnictva (The Archives of the Republic), Slovakia. Page 151. Relevant pages are in the packet, and reproduced below.

Per SENA Appendix C, German names after 1100 can be combined with northern Slovak names.

Client is okay with any changes for grammar and spelling, but is adamant about keeping the given name pronunciation. Some concern was raised in internal commentary that the pronunciation would be lay-OH-na vs. lee-OH-na. The client has stated that either pronunciation is okay with her.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

6: Nikolas the Bastard - New Name & New Device

Sable, a wolf passant contourny argent within a bordure per bend sinister argent and Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

Nikolas Forshaw, male, christened 1568, England. Batch no. P00709-1


R&W sn. Bastard

William le Bastard 1201

The Lingua Anglica form of "le Bastard" would be "the Bastard."

7: Sigmundr av Trelleborg - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1995, via Atlantia.

Per chevron inverted azure and argent, two triangles in fess argent.

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

"June is bustin' out all over
All over the meadow and the hill
Buds're bustin' outa bushes
And the rompin' river pushes
Ev'ry little wheel that wheels beside the mill.

June is bustin' out all over
The feelin' is gettin' so intense
That the young Virginia creepers
Have been huggin' the bejeepers
Outta all the mornin' glories on the fence!

Because it's June!" --Richard Rodgers

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian

OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 3 New Devices, 2 New Device Changes and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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