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Drachenwald LoI dated 2018-06-30

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms, greetings from Mór inghean Bhriain, Edelweiss.

We would like to thank Anna de Byxe, Brunissende Dragonette (Wreath Emerita), ffride wlffsdotter, Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle), Iago ab Adam, Johann vom Hasengraben (Susi), Kolosvari Arpadne Julia, Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon), Maridonna Benvenuti, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif (Coteswold) and Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff) for the useful commentary on the kingdom letter.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

1: Aarnimetsä, Barony of - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1996, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) Five bees conjoined in annulo heads to center Or.

This submission is to be associated with Kultaisen mehiläisen ritarikunta

Prior badge submission, (Fieldless) A chevron couped raguly on the upper edge argent was returned in LoAR 12-2005 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2005/12/05-12lar.html) due to a conflict:

This is returned for conflict with Aelesia Emelyne Couchur, Azure, a chevron embattled argent. There is no heraldic difference between embattled and raguly, and a chevron embattled is embattled on the upper edge only. Thus there is no difference granted between these two chevrons. Per precedent, "There is no difference between [an ordinary] and [the same ordinary] couped on fieldless armory. (LoAR 6/90 Symposium p.3)." That leaves only a single CD for fieldlessness.

This is a complete redesign.

There is a step from period practice for charges in annulo not in their default orientation.

The order name Kultaisen mehiläisen ritarikunta is Finnish for "order of the golden bee".


2: Adeline Frost - New Name & New Device

Azure, a fox rampant and on a chief argent three columbine flowers azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Adeline is a female given name dated to 1580 in FamilySearch records:

Adeline Comming, Female, 24 Jun 1580), SAINT NICHOLAS,DURHAM,DURHAM,ENGLAND, P00050-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N58L-88Q)

Frost is a byname dated to 1549 in FamilySearch records:

Thomas Frost, Male, 18 Nov 1549, LANDULPH,CORNWALL,ENGLAND, C02636-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWWP-KJ2)


3: Arianna Weidseckerin - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of August 31, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend sinister argent and purpure, three ears of wheat bendwise sinister embowed argent.

Previous device submission Per bend sinister argent and purpure, an ear of wheat bendwise sinister embowed argent (LoI 2017-09-30 https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=80111) was returned in LoAR 12-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/12/17-12lar.html#144) due to a conflict, with recognizability issues:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Alice of Kent, Vert, a sprig of elder bendwise sinister argent, with one DC for change of field, but none for the forced move to sinister base. Submitted as an ear of wheat, commenters had difficulty recognizing the charge, with several commenters noting its similarity to a branch of laurel or a fern, due in no small part to the lack of lemma, or hairy filaments that issue from each seed in typical depictions of wheat.

This is a redesign with a redraw of the charge. The submitter wishes to depict spelt wheat (Triticum spelta) that has short tufts (#1 #2).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2018-06-30/08-24-20_spelt1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2018-06-30/08-24-21_spelt2.jpg


4: Gracia Ferraro da Varena - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (Italy and Italian) most important.
Language (Italy and Italian) most important.
Culture (Italy and Italian) most important.

Gracia is a female given name listed in DMNES:

s.n. Grace: Italy: Latin: 1265x1339 Gracia (nom) BBC-Berg 42 (http://dmnes.org/name/Grace)

Ferraro is a byname dated to 1380-1439 in FamilySearch records:

"Italia, Morti e Sepolture, 1809-1900," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRYX-3L7 : 8 March 2018), Salvadore Ferraro, 16 May 1439; citing Favara, Girgenti, Italia, reference 111; FHL microfilm 1,467,775. Batch B74036-6

da Varena is a locative byname. SENA Appendix A: "Locative bynames in the northern and central areas normally take the form da X, but de X and di X are rarely found. Generic toponymics take the form della/dalla/dello/dallo Y. In the south, de X and di X are far more common."

Varena can be seen in a map (#1, http://biblio.unibe.ch/web-apps/maps/zoomify.php?pic=Ryh_3804_1.jpg&col=ryh); The website of the library where the map is stored dates it to 1579 (http://aleph.unibas.ch/F/?local_base=DSV01&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&con_lng=ENG&request=1096097)

Pattern [given+family+locative] is attested for Italian names (SENA Appendix A).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=162/2018-06-30/08-27-20_Varena.jpg


5: Margareta Blacke - New Release of Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of December 31, 2017 as submitted.

Margareta Blacke of York

Letter of Release For Name

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Margareta Blacke hereby release my registered alternate name "Margareta Blacke of York". I understand that release of registration is permanent.

7 June 2018 [signed]


6: Margareta Blacke - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of December 31, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A rose Or and a rose argent conjoined at the stem, slipped and leaved vert, barbed and seeded proper.

Previous badge submission Badge for Blackes houshold. (Fieldless) A rose Or and a rose argent conjoined at the stem, slipped and leaved vert, barbed and seeded proper was returned in LoAR 04-2018 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2018/04/18-04lar.html#159):

This badge must be returned for presumption.

The household name Blackes houshold is jointly owned by Margareta Blacke and Maryan Blacke of York. SENA A6E states that "the Lancaster and York rose badges are very widely associated with those families in many forms. Therefore, we do not allow anyone to register the byname (of) Lancaster with armory including a red rose, or the byname (of) York with armory including a white rose. Again, the name will normally be registered but the armory returned." Maryan Blacke of York is considered the secondary owner, not the primary, but that still makes her an owner, and the combination of the byname of York with a white rose is not allowed.

Margareta Blacke has an alternate persona name, Margareta Blacke of York, which may or may not cause a presumption claim under this rule, as the badge is associated with a household name owned by the primary name, not her alternate name. Neither the Admin Handbook nor SENA explicitly address the possibility, and we decline to rule on the issue at this time.

The submitter releases the alternate name Margareta Blacke of York in this letter and the badge is submitted by her alone without an association. The design of the badge is the same but this is a redraw.


7: Mirabillis Graffaro da Riva - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, a roundel and a ford proper counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No holding name.
No changes.

Mirabillis is a female given name dated to 1312 in Italian names from Imola, 1312 by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/imolafemalph.html):

<Mirabillis>, 1 instance, Montalis Superioris (Source: Pini, Antonio Ivan, La popolazione di Imola e del suo territorio nel XIII e XIV secolo; in appendice L'estimo di Imola del 1312. (Bologna: Pàtron, c1976.))

Graffaro is a byname dated to 14th century in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names: Table of Surnames by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table):

<Graffaro>, probably occupational 'registrar', from Latin grapharius.

da Riva is a locative byname dated to 14th century in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names: Table of Surnames by Arval Benicoeur and Talan Gwynek (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14sur.html#table):

<da Riva>, locative, 'from the shore, bank'. There are several Italian places of this name.

Name is constructed following the pattern in SENA, Appendix A, for Italian names: [given+pat+locative], or [given+family+locative], depending on interpretation of Graffaro.

Device notes:

Based on the kingdom commentary, the submitter provided a redraw of the design wishing the new emblazon to replace the originally submitted one. Both original and new submission forms are included in the package.

In the kingdom commentary the question was raised whether a charge that is 'proper' can be described 'counterchanged', or whether the "proper" in 'a ford proper' is an atypical descriptor of tincture and in this context should be considered akin to being a part of the name of the charge, since it's not possible to have 'a ford' other than 'a ford proper'. Kingdom did not change the proposed blazon and leaves it to the wisdom of the powers that be.


8: Rebecca of Flintheath - New Name & New Device

Quarterly vert and azure, a boar passant contourney and in chief three compass stars argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Rebecca is a female given name dated to 1571/2 in DMNES (http://dmnes.org/name/Rebecca):

s.n. Rebecca, England, Early Modern English, 1571/2 <Rebecca> RegBisham p. 3

of Flintheath is a locative byname constructed from the registered SCA branch name Flintheath, Shire of (February 1989 via the East) using Branch Name Allowance.

Device Notes:

There is a step from period practice for the use of a compass star.


9: Rikissa Apilgaard - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of August 31, 2017 as submitted.

Gules, fretty Or, a bend embowed engrailed on the upper edge, each point conjoined to a roundel argent.

Court Barony 2015-09-12.

Prior device submission (LoI 2017-08-31 https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=79230) Vert fretty Or, a bend embowed engrailed on the upper edge, each point conjoined to a roundel argent was returned in LoAR 11-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/11/17-11lar.html#148) due to conflict:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Medwe Janos, Vert fretty Or, a quatrefoil argent. Fretwork is a charge group, not a field treatment; and it is the primary charge group, while the bend/coronet is an overall charge. There is just one DC, for type of overall charge.

The submitter is a court baroness, and is entitled to display a coronet. This crancelin-style display of a pearled coronet is not restricted to a particular rank, so anyone entitled to display a coronet may use it.

This is a partial redesign.


Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

Yours in Service,
Mór inghean Bhriain, Edelweiss Herald
edelweiss@drachenwald.sca.org
Drachenwald College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 4 New Names and 3 New Devices. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices and 2 Resub Badges. These 4 items are not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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