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Lochac KLoI dated 2023-08-25

Greetings unto the Lochac College of Heralds and to all our fellows across the Known World who see this missive, from Sigrith Rocket, submissions deputy to Annys Crux Australis Principal Herald.

This letter will open for commentary by heralds from outside of Lochac on the 1st of September. Thank you for your patience.

Our monthly commentary meeting will be held on Thursday 7th of September at 7pm Innilgard Time (5:30pm in Aneala, 7:30pm in River Haven and Stormhold, 9:30pm in Southron Gaard) in the Lochac Discord chat. All are welcome.

1: Addison de Parre -New Name Change (NP)

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 2020, via Lochac.

Old Item: Jane Winter, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a gender-neutral name.
Sound (Addison starts with Add) most important.

Consulting Herald Gabrielle Hamilton.
Submitter is from Saint Florian.

Addison: Is an English surname dating to 1521-1615 as found in Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615. Most Widespread Surnames by Julie Kahan ([email protected])

Family Search also places Addison as an English surname dated to 1628.

"England Marriages, 1538-1973", database, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2020), Addison in entry for Michaell Vepon, 1628. Batch M01092-1

SENA Appendix A states: (From the English/ Welsh section) Surnames from the second half of the 16th C and early 17th C may be used as given names; they are treated as any other 16th C given name [Alton of Grimfells, 04/2010, A-East].

de Parre: Is an English surname from the 15th C as found in Surnames in 15th Century York

Rocket note: Submitter has requested a gender-neutral name. The option to select this on OSCAR appears to be non-functional.

2: Bran spiþra -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per pale sable and gules, a scorpion counterchanged

Consulting Herald Ollivier Le Floch.
Submitter is from Saint Christina.

<Bran> is a 13th C. Irish given name found in Academy of Saint Gabriel report 1613 (

<spiþra> is a constructed 13th C English nickname from the Old English word for spider, per the [MED] (, which includes the spelling spiþre in 1340 from the phrase: "Al þe wordle..him þingþ ase naʒt, and þeroure hise ne prayzeþ naʒt bote ase þe web of þe spiþre".

13th Century English nicknames from OE origin names for spiders and other creatures found in [R&W] include:

1236, Richard Lobbe, from OE lobbe 'spider' ,p. 1977 ( [ ] )

1233, William Fleie, from OE flea or fleoge 'a flying insect', p. 1181 ( [ ] )

1249, Walter le Cnale, from the insect OE gnaet, p.1340 ( [ ] )

Submitter will accept the ME <spiþre> if the OE spelling <spiþra> is not acceptable.

13th C Irish and English name elements can be combined per SENA Appendix C (


This device is submitted using an IAP for a divided sable and gules field with a low-contrast animate counterchanged charge in late-period German armory.

Per pale gules and sable countercharged:

Siebmacher's Wappenbuch, p182 (, Per pale gules and sable, an eagle counterchanged

Siebmacher's Wappenbuch, p161 (, Per pale sable and gules, two hooks addorsed sable

Anton Tirol's Wappenbuch, p32 ( [ ] ), Per pale gules and sable, a wheel counterchanged

Low-contrast animate charges:

Ortenburger Wappenbuch, 212r ( [ ] ), Sable, a bull passant gules.

Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg, p257 (, Gules, a goat passant sable.

Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg, p210 (, Per pale gules and azure, an eagle displayed counterchanged


Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg, p163 (, Or, a scorpion sable

In December 2019, the device of Westley Morgan, Per pale gules and sable, a dragon's head couped contourny counterchanged was returned as it did not demonstrate the pattern of counterchanging a single asymmetrical animate charge over a low-contrast line of division.

Though we have not be able to provide further support for this pattern, we believe that this scorpion is similar to the single-headed eagle in being almost symmetrical (with just the tail being on one side, analagous to the eagle's head) and thus retains identifiability on this field.

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

3: Darius Freeman -New Exchange of Device and Badge

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

Gules, a chevron between three sheaves of arrows Or

I, [name redacted], known in the SCA as Darius Freeman, wish to make my badge "Gules, a chevron between three sheaves of arrows Or" my device and retain my current device "Per chevron gules and sable, two eagles striking respectant and in chief three sheaves of arrows Or" as a badge.



4: David de Darlington and Michelle de Darlington -New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (David de Darlington) registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via Lochac.
OSCAR finds the name (Michelle de Darlington) registered exactly as it appears in June of 2015, via Lochac.

House de Darlington

per fess purpure and gules, a peacock feather fesswise and two leopards faces Or

Consulting Herald Isabella de Bordeaux.
Submitter is from Ynys Fawr.


SENA allows the use of locative bynames in French with the article de.


Dated 1560, p.22, 1570 pp. 56-7, 1587 pp. 130-1, from 'Wills and Inventories from the Registry at Durham, Part III', published by the Surtees Society 1906.


Darlington (Darneton, etc.), 14, 17, 22, 29, 38, 52, 56, 57, 81, 85, 86, 92, 111, 130, 138, 139, 174; Skerne-Bridge, 111. [ ]

5: Matthijs Tjepke van der Horst -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Lochac.

Azure, on a pale sable fimbrated Or, a mullet of 16 points Or and a lighthouse issuant from base argent

This submission is to be associated with Domus Stellarum

Consulting Herald Matthijs Tjepke van der Horst.
Submitter is from Rowany.

Domus Stellarum is currently on the Lochac LoI dated 2023-04-28 as "House Stellarum". This form has been deemed unregisterable due to SENA NPN1B: "In general, if the lingua Societatis form of a designator is used, any prepositions and articles which join the designator to the substantive element must be in the language of the designator." Submitter approval of the change to a fully Latin household name has been sent to Pelican.

The previous version of this badge, Azure, on a pale sable fimbrated Or, a mullet of 8 points between eight gouttes point outwards in annulo Or and a lighthouse issuant from base argent (emblazon below), appeared on the March 2023 KLoI and was returned as the gouttes could not be blazoned as part of the same charge group as the mullet and lighthouse. As per SENA Appendix I, a single charge group (in this case, the pale) may only have one tertiary charge group on it ( This redesign addresses the reason for return.

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

6: Tassilon of Saint Monica -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Lochac LoI of July 28, 2023 as submitted.

(Fieldless) a crow purpure.

Consulting Herald ffride wlffsdotter.
Submitter is from Saint Monica.

7: Þorfinn Hrolfsson -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1997, via the West.

(fieldless) a tricorporate lion Gules

Consulting Herald Hund Herald.
Submitter is from Stormhold.

8: Trinette Rodwell -New Name (NP) & New Device

azure, between six nettle leaves, five and one, a wombat statant contourny argent

Consulting Herald Isabella de Bordeaux.
Submitter is from Ynys Fawr.

Trinette is the submitters legal name as per SENA PN1 (B.c) personal name allowance name allowance. (Drivers licence provided)


"England Marriages, 1538-1973", database, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2020) John Rodwell, 1560

"England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990", database, FamilySearch ( : 17 January 2020), Ann Rodwell, 1586.

"England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 August, 2022) John Rodwell, 1592.


Journal of Archaeological Science

Volume 35, Issue 9, September 2008, Pages 2532-2544

Systematic seasonal land use by late Pleistocene Tasmanian Aborigines

Archaeological studies of faunal residues have thrown considerable light on the behavioral attributes of late Pleistocene Tasmanian Aboriginal people (Cosgrove et al., 1990, Cosgrove, 1995a, Cosgrove and Allen, 2001, Cosgrove and Pike-Tay, 2004, Garvey, 2006, Hartzell et al., 1999, Holdaway and Cosgrove, 1997, Pike-Tay and Cosgrove, 2002). One characteristic of the Tasmanian limestone cave sites is their extreme richness, especially the high numbers of prey animal bones deposited over a 25,000-year period of occupation, between 35,000 and 10,000 years BP. Densities of up to 250,000 bones in less than a cubic meter are common in many sites. A limited number of prey species are found in the faunal assemblages, with the Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) and Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus) bones on average comprising 75 and 15%, respectively (Table 1, Table 2) (Cosgrove, 1999, McWilliams et al., 1999).

According to the archaeological record, wombats were the second most common prey animal in Ice Age Tasmania, with people focusing on their skull, shoulder girdle and forelimbs. The "meaty" wombat pelvic region and bone marrow were largely ignored.

The La Trobe University Research Enhancement and Travel Fund, the Vassar College Committee on Research, Environmental Institute, and URSI Funds supported this work. Permits to analyze and export the archaeological materials to the USA were given by the Tasmanian Government. The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and Tasmanian Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (TALSC), Hobart, permitted us to analyse the faunal remains.

At the time of European settlement, 200 years ago, the Bare-nosed Wombat was wide spread from southeastern Queensland, through New South Wales along the Great Dividing Range to most of Victoria (except the northwestern corner of the state). It was also present in the southeast of South Australia, in Tasmania and on many of the larger Bass Strait Islands.


• Sexton, R. (2010) Black Saturday survivor on the run from a wild wombat. Sydney Morning Herald < [ ] > date accessed: 13/09/2010.

• Triggs, B. (1996) The Wombat: Common Wombats in Australia. Australian Natural History Series, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney. Pp.: xi+148.

• van Dyck, S. and Strahan, R. (eds) (2008) The Mammals of Australia. Third edition. Reed New Holland, Sydney. Pp.: 202-208.

I remain,

Sigrith parði

Rocket Herald

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Household Name, 2 Devices, 4 Badges and 1 Exchange of Device and Badge. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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