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Outlands Kingdom ILoI dated 2023-09-17

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 17th day of September, A.S. LVII, does Magister Æðeluulf munuc send greetings.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Letter of Presentation for September 2023 CE.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by October 17th.

1: Finnianus Cane -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per bend sinister dentilly gules and sable, in bend a bear's head caboshed erased and a triquetra Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture most important.

Fingan [], a famous Ir. saint to whom two churches were dedicated in Mann. v. KPN. p. 504. Dim. of Ir.

'r,onn, 'fair'. Lat. Finnianus, Fingenus, &c.

Cane [], s.n., Ir. CAtan, 'warrior'.

J.J. Kneen's The Personal Names of the Isle of Man (Oxford University Press, 1937)

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2: Josias Stylites -New Name (NP) & New Device

Per fess embowed to base indented Or and vert, a dragonfly azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Language/Culture (12th Cen Byzantine) most important.
Spelling (Would prefer) most important.

"Josias" recorded as a variant spelling for an Archbishop of Tyre "Joscius" "Josce" "Josias" - from 1172-1202. From: Runciman, Steven. A History of the Crusades. Vol. 3, Cambridge University Press, 1954. > Relevant page (4) added as supplemental image. Also listed in text description of manuscript images from the "Walters Ms. W.142, William of Tyre, Estoire d'Eracles" collection, here: [ ]

"Stylite" found in/cited from Hendy, Michael F. (1985) Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c300-1450 Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, ISBN 0-521-24715-2 (page 174). Meaning is important: Stylite meaning a pillar saint or pillar hermit, submitter being very tall and slim (6'7"), making the name a visual pun of a sort. Appended "s" attested to where part of the title of the saint, "the" (Simeon the Stylite / Simeon Stylites), is dropped. See:

Have not found how various Stylite saints were referred to during their time, with or without the "s".

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3: Kiyad-un Qara Nachin -New Name (NP)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
The following changes are allowed: You may change kiyad-un to Borjigid-un if needed
Language/Culture (I care most about 'Kiyad-un" as the clan name I wish for my name) most important.

Kiyad-un Qara Nacin is a Mongolian name combining a tribal byname, a descriptive byname, and a given name.

The Kiyad tribe, the epithet Qara (found in primary sources), and the

personal name Nachin are found in Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, "Mongolian

Naming Practices" (

The byname construction for tribal and descriptive names and the alternative transliteration Nacin for the personal name follow the procedure in Ursula Georges, "Middle Mongol Grammar for SCA Names" (

Additional Mongolian Name/Grammar Sources:

Thus ends the September 2023 CE Letter of Presentation.

New Submission forms have been released! Per Laurel Sovereign, "The current submission forms, v3.0, will be accepted until the end of 2023"; Therefore all submissions received by Gold Castle must be on the v4 forms by 30 November 2023CE

All submissions should follow the electronic submission guidelines at: The new forms will be required for the December 2023 letter, as outlined above.

Submission forms need to be completely filled out, including the Name Documentation and Commentary Notes. Citations used for name documentation that are not on the No-Photocopy list must include a copy of or link to the source material.

In Service,

Æðeluulf munuc

(Interim) Gold Castle Herald

OSCAR counts 3 Names and 2 Devices. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.

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