SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms
Online System for Commentary and Response

Site News
LoIs
KLoIs
SENA
Prec
AH
Track
Sub Status

Name:

Password:

Create Account

MAIL ME my password.



SEARCH:

[ Site News | LoIs | KLoIs | SENA | Prec | AH | Track | Sub Status ]

Middle LoI dated 2018-06-17

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Estelle de la Mer, Rouge Scarpe Herald, send greetings.

This is the Middle Kingdom Letter of Acceptance and Returns for the items on the May 30th, 2018 Midrealm ILoI.

My thanks to Konrad Mailander, Jean Yves de Chierebourg, Katherine Coscombe, Magnus von Lübeck, Alona of Stormvale, Iago ab Adam, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Basil Dragonstrike, Ursula Georges, ffride wlffsdotter, Ginevra Boscoli, Vémundr, and Seraphina Delphino for their commentary.

If you would like to see the documentation or commentary for this letter please go to https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=5134

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the Middle Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

1: Alaric of Rivenvale - New Name & New Device

Gules, in bend two boars rampant Or.

<Alaric> Alaric is cited to A. D. 959 In "Bolòs, Jordi & Josep Moran. Repertori d'Antropònims Catalans". (RAC) Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 1994, p. 95. Found in the Proceedings of the 2009 KWHSS under "Name Documentation and Evaluation" by Colm Dubh.

Alaric is the expected vernacular form of Latin Alaricus, found in a 1222 English document written in Latin in the DMNES s.n. Alaric

<of Rivenvale> "Rivenvale, Shire of" was registered in October 2002.


2: Alys Katharine - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1997, via the Middle.

Acorn Vert Herald

Meaning most important.

<Acorn> The Middle English Dictionary documents the spelling "acorn" to 1440 " (1440) PParv.(Hrl 221) 361: Ocorn, or acorn, frute of an oke: Glans." (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=3000378&egdisplay=compact&egs=3005505&eg s=3006717)

This follows the pattern of Charge+Color shown here (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/dictionary.shtml#Eagle_Vert_Pursuivant)

Submitter was granted the title Herald Extraordinary on 27 January, 2018 in Cleftlands, Midrealm by Jean Yves de Chierebourg, Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

Name misspelled on form

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=848/2018-06-12/22-43-32_showimage.php.png


3: Artúr mac Griogair - Resub Device

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

Argent, a manta ray azure.

Original submission was returned for a redaw on the December 2017 LoAR. "Commenters struggled to identify the charge, which lacked internal detailing and did not have the silhouette seen in registered or documented depictions of manta rays." (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/12/17-12lar.html#254)


4: Artúr mac Griogair - Resub Badge

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

(Fieldless) A manta ray azure.

Original submission was returned for a redaw on the December 2017 LoAR. "Commenters struggled to identify the charge, which lacked internal detailing and did not have the silhouette seen in registered or documented depictions of manta rays." (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/12/17-12lar.html#255)


5: Bethóc MacDonald of Cnoc - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via the Middle.

Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo and a bordure Or, and for augmentation in base a quill bendwise sinister Or.

Submitter was granted a Royal Augmentation of Arms in the form of "a quill pen Or" on 23 Sep, 2017 (A.S. 52).

Permission for the redraw was granted to Rouge Scarpe by email.

A LoPtC with Margaret MacLeod of Duntulm is included in the packet.


6: Clarissa de Corvus - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in March of 2011, via the Middle.

Old Item: Dub Essa Laigen ingen huí Nualláin, to be released.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Meaning most important.
Spelling most important.

Submitter would prefer Clarissa de Corvus, but has approved Clarissa Corvinus if necessary. Clarissa is the Latinized form of Clarisse.

<Clarisse> "Clarisse Hardy. Female. Christening Date 17 Nov 1619. Mellet, Hainaut, Belgium. IGI Batch# C79726-2" (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FVS5-T83)

<Corvinus> "Anna Maria Corvinus. Female. Christening Date 03 Mar 1611. DOMPFARREI-KATHOLISCH, FREIBURG, FREIBURG, BADEN. IGI Batch# C94253-2" (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6PQ-HBD)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=848/2018-06-12/22-41-05_corvus.jpeg


7: Cole O'Doran - New Device

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

Azure, a horned serpent erect and on a point pointed argent a lozenge azure.

Name was registered on the June 2017 LoAR: (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/06/17-06lar.html#283)

Submitter has included reference for the straight-sided point:

"The sides are properly drawn with concave sides, but there is one period example with flat sides - the canting arms (Portuguese canto, "corner") of Canto or Docanto, c.1540 [Nobreza xxxviiº] - so the concavity of the sides is left to the artist." (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/point/)


8: Duncan Sinclair - New Name Change & New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 2012, via the Middle.

Argent, in chief three fish bendwise contourny in chevron inverted vert and in base a brown bear statant contourny proper, and for augmentation on a chief vert a quill pen Or fesswise.

Old Item: Duncan Sinclair the Cordwainer, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Original name submission was returned on the October 2011 LoAR: "This name presumes a relationship with the registered Phillip MacDuncan Sinclair; it can be seen as a claim to be his father. As such, this name may not be registered without a letter of permission to presume from Phillip. Alternately, he may add an element to distinguish himself from the Duncan Sinclair who was Phillip's father." (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/11/11-11lar.html)

"Phillip MacDuncan Sinclair" was released in November 2015. In light of this and the changes in SENA which loosen the name conflict criteria, the submitter wishes to resubmit his original name request. (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2015/11/15-11lar.html#158)

<Duncan> "Duncan Thompson. Male. Christening Date 18 May 1581. Perth, Perth, Scotland. IGI Batch# C11387-2" (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQW7-DZ3)

<Sinclair> "Patrik Sinclair. Male. Christening Date 19 Sep 1584. Dysart, Fife, Scotland. IGI Batch# C11426-2" (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYZ2-13B)

<Duncan> "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/) has 14 citations of Duncan between 1379 and 1619, and 8 citations of <Sinclair> between 1502 and 1613.

The submitter's original device was registered under the holding name "Duncan of the Middle".

Duncan of the Middle [November of 2011 (via the Middle):] "Argent, in pale three fish bendwise contourny two and one vert and a brown bear statant contourny proper." (https://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2011/11/11-11lar.html)

Royal Augmentation of Arms "a quill pen Or" granted 23 Sep, 2017 by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom


9: Éadaoin Ghormshúileach - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2013, via the Middle.

Vert, on a pale argent a Continental panther contourny sable incensed proper, overall a bordure counterchanged, and for augmentation on the bordure in chief a quill pen fesswise Or.

Royal Augmentation of Arms "a quill pen Or" granted 23 Sep, 2017 (A.S. 52) by the Crown of the Middle.


10: Edward Archer of Kent - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2016, via the Middle.

Per bend vert and gules, a drawn bow with arrow nocked, an orle argent

The previous submission was returned on the November 2016 LoAR:

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/11/16-11lar.html#175

Edward Archer of Kent. Device. Per bend vert and gules, a drawn bow with arrow nocked, an orle argent.

This device is returned administratively. There was no mention on the Letter of Intent that the device had been redrawn after kingdom commentary, nor whether the submitter had approved the redraw.


11: Elofina La Peyra - Resub Device

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

Azure, on a sun Or a dragon displayed sable, and a bordure compony sable and argent.

Originally submitted under the name "Nelophona Lapier," this device was returned for a redraw on the January 2018 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2018/01/18-01lar.html#290):

Elofina La Peyra. Device. Azure, on a sun Or a dragon displayed sable, a bordure compony sable and argent.

This device must be returned for redraw. Depictions of winged quadrupeds where the forelimbs overlie the wings has been grounds for return due to lack of recognizability, most recently in the return of Umm Butrus A'isha al-Anida's device on the March 2017 LoAR.

This device is also returned for blurring the distinction between rampant and displayed postures. In the return of Irene MacKenny's device on the July 2017 LoAR, it was ruled that "Absent documentation, we will cease to register any depictions of animate charges displayed with the torso twisted to dexter or sinister as of the January 2018 decision meeting. Note that even an acceptably drawn dragon displayed remains a step from period practice." As this depiction of a dragon "displayed" has the torso turned to dexter, it is returned under this precedent.

There is a step from period practice for use of dragons displayed.

This has been redrawn after Kingdom Commentary. The Submitter has approved this redraw.


12: Emer Atzinger - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

Blazon suggestion: Quarterly gules and argent, in bend two foxes courant within a bordure counterchanged.

Name registered on 07/2017 LoAR via the Middle.


13: Kodran Grimsson i Hrafnskogi - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2009, via the Middle.

Azure billety, an angel argent and a chief ermine.

Original submission, Azure billetty an angel argent, and a fillet ermine, was returned at Kingdom in August 2014 for a redraw due to unidentifiability of the fillet. The fillet has been changed to a chief to correct this.


14: Margaret MacLeod of Duntulm - New Augmentation of Arms

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

Sable, a sun between six mullets of six points in annulo Or and for augmentation in base a quill bendwise Or.

Submitter was granted a Royal Augmentation of Arms in the form of "a quill pen Or" on 23 Sep, 2017 (A.S. 52).

A LoPtC with Bethóc MacDonald of Cnoc is included in the packet.


15: Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir - New Alternate Name

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

Hostilia Lupa

No changes.

Hostilia Lupa is a Roman feminine name formed using the format discussed in the article "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges

<Hostilius> the base masculine name (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#nomen)

<Lupus> the base masculine name "A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions" pp. 75, 76, 217 (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ)


16: Slany bean Uillic - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via the Middle.

Argent, two rats combatant each maintaining a knife gules

The original submission was returned for a redraw on the October 2017 LoAR:

Slany bean Uillic. Device. Argent, two rats combatant each maintaining a knife gules.

This device is returned for redraw. Commenters had difficulty recognizing the maintained charges as knives, with some saying they didn't notice the charges at all until they read the submitted blazon. Please draw the knives larger to aid in identification.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/10/17-10lar.html#207


17: Taisiia Volodimerna - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via the Middle.

Quarterly sable and gules, an elephant's head cabossed proper and in chief three Russian Orthodox crosses argent, and for augmentation the elephant's trunk maintaining a pen Or.

Name was misspelled in Kingdom Letter.

Royal Augmentation of Arms "a quill pen Or" granted 23 Sep, 2017 by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom


18: Ts'eng K'ai - Resub Device

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

Sable, two foxes combatant Or and on a chief argent three hearts gules.

This device is returned for redraw in the 3/18 LOAR, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Commenters could not reliably identify the primary charges as foxes.

The submitter has approved this redraw.

Name Registered Feb 2017


In Service to Crown and College,

Estelle Rouge Scarpe


OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 2 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 1 New Heraldic Title, 3 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 5 New Augmentation of Armss. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. OSCAR counts 5 Resub Devices and 1 Resub Badge. These 6 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

[ Site News | LoIs | KLoIs | SENA | Prec | AH | Track | Sub Status ]


Site Copyright © 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, Lewis Tanzos