Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-01-31

Greetings unto the College of Arms, from Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

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

1: Emelina of Corofin Castle - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Corofin Castle is a castle in Ireland. It's mentioned in:

County Galway Guide (http://corofin.galway-ireland.ie/corofin-castle.htm):

Corofin Castle was built in 1451 for Emelina deBurgo, and was part of the manor of Headford.

The Peerage of Ireland: Or, A Geneological History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume 1 by John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall, page 128 (https://books.google.fi/books?id=H0sTAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+peerage+of+ireland&hl=en&sa =X&ved=0ahUKEwiu_5_k1aHRAhVL3SwKHUo4B6wQ6AEIIzAA#v=onepage&q=corofin&f=false):

Ulick. "Ulick (the red) De Burgh, of Clanricarde, was a man of great esteem and power. In 1451, he built the castle of Corofin [...]."

The entry for 1451 in the Annals of the Four Masters has:

Irish: M1451.8

Caislén Coradh Finne do denomh lá Mac Uilliam Cloinni Ricaird.


English translation: M1451.8

The castle of Coradh-finne was erected by Mac William of Clanrickard.


The submitter would like to use Corofin as the English form of the Gaelic Coradh Finne.

Emelina is a female given name mentioned in The Peerage of Ireland: Or, A Geneological History of the Present Nobility of that Kingdom, Volume 1 by John Lodge, Mervyn Archdall (https://books.google.fi/books?id=H0sTAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+peerage+of+ireland&hl=en&sa =X&ved=0ahUKEwiu_5_k1aHRAhVL3SwKHUo4B6wQ6AEIIzAA#v=onepage&q=emelina&f=false):

On page 63:

"[...] and having married <Emelina>, daughter of Stephen de Longue-Espee, by her, who died in 1291, he had Thomas Fitz-Gerald his successor"

On page 120:

"Walter Lord of Conaught, the elder son, marrying Maud, daughter and heir to Hugh de Lacie, the younger, Earl of Ulster, (by <Emelina> his wife, daughter and heir to Walter de Riddlesford, Lord of Brey) he became Earl thereof in her right, upon her father's decease in 1243, and in his own right in 1264; he preserved both Ulster and Conaught to the King's laws during his life, which ended after a week's sickness in the castle of Galway, 28 July, 1271, and was interred in the abbey of Athassil, leaving issue by his said wife, (who died in 1303.)"

2: Estridh á Húsanes - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and argent, three roundels each charged with a birch leaf inverted bendwise sinister counterchanged.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

The name was previously submitted as <Estrid of Huisinis> but was returned in Kingdom due to lack of support for <Huisinis> existing in period. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=42176)

Estridh is a female given name. <Estridhe> is dated to 1338 in SMP Gudhsærk, and <Astrid> to 1388 s.n. Astridh. Thus <Estridhe> is an inflected form and the nom. would be <Estridh>.

SMP sn. Gudhmund p. 19 of the PDF also has a Latin Estridh:

Estridh Gudhmundzdotter, circa 1384


Húsanes is an Icelandic place, found in Ch. 20 of Gísla saga Súrssonar (http://www.snerpa.is/net/isl/gisl.htm). The saga is set in 940-980, but was written in the 13th century.


In kingdom commentary it was noticed that the leaf indentations are clearly visible in the full size picture, but they are rather on the narrow side.

3: Fenja of Styringheim - New Name


Wickenden's source for "Fenia Ladenik" is Tupikov.

Tupikov's Slovarʹ drevne-russkikh lichnykh sobstvennykh imen p. 223 sn. Ладеникъ spells it as Феня: (https://archive.org/stream/slovardrevnerus00tupigoog#page/n233/mode/1up)

Wickenden's introductory matter notes that he uses the LoC system for transliteration (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zpreface.html), hence я is written as "ia". But his table includes the International Phonetic system, where я is written as "ja". (For more info, also see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_transliteration_of_Cyrillic)

If <Fenja> is unregistrable, the submitter is willing to accept <Fenia>, 1596, found in Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Goldschmidt (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/e-f.html)

Styringheim, Shire of is a branch-name registered in March of 1999 (via Drachenwald).

SENA PN.1 B.2.f.:

"Name phrases may be created from the registered forms of SCA branches. Only the exact registered form of the branch name may be used, and they are registered in the lingua Anglica form, 'of Branchname'."

4: Harald Krake - New Name & New Device

Gyronny of three arrondi gules, sable and Or, a bordure argent.

Harald is a male given name found in Archive of Swedish medieval names (http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/marshal-oais/view/isof/namn/nau/smp/smp-sok?item=%2FNordiskt%2FVa riationsnamn%2FMansnamn%2FHarald%2FHarald.xml):

Nom.: <Haralder> 1200-t. (med runor)--1465, <Harald> 1357--, <Haralde> 1421, 1482.

E.g. 1402, <Harald> Hemigson

Krake is a surname found in Riksarkivet SDHK No: 15937 (https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sdhk?SDHK=15937&page=1&postid=sdhk_15937&tab=post#tab):

Nicolaus <Krake>, 1402

The submitter also provided another link in support of <Krake>, but it does not give dates (http://arkiv.sprakochfolkminnen.se/marshal-oais/view/isof/namn/nau/smp/smp-sok?item=%2FNordiskt%2FOs ammansatt%2FMansnamn%2FKrake%2FKrake.xml)

In Kingdom commentary, the following was noted as no-photocopy references:

SMP/Sveriges medeltida personnamn/Swedish medieval names reference to go with the given name:

SMP sn. Harald

<Harald Hemigson> 1402

sn. Dethard

<Deterd Krake> 1442


sn. Detlef

<her Thetlaff Krake> 1459, probably the same person as Deterd.



The field division, known in German as Schneckendreipass, is found in Siebmacher 119 in the arms of Die Megentzer (http://www.wappenbuch.de/pages/wappen_119_Siebmacher.htm). In the SCA this field division has been registered as gyronny of three arrondi.

5: Ósk Grímsdóttir - New Name & New Device

Vert, a martlet volant bendwise and in chief three roses Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Iceland) most important.
Culture (Iceland) most important.

The source Norsk-Isländska Dopnam by E. H. Lind is mentioned in the submission.

Ósk is a female given name found in Landnámabók; Laxdaela Saga and Eyrbyggja Saga. It is listed in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).


Grímr is a male given name found in Edda Snorra Sturlusonar and listed in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).

As described in A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael, the patronym is created using the genitive form of the father's name:

Grímr > Grímsson ~ <Grímsdóttir>

In kingdom commentary the blazon of the bird as a martlet was questioned. This may need to be reblazoned as simply "a bird volant".

6: Roderic Turkillson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Lozengy argent and sable, a cross formy fitchy and a chief gules.

There is a blanket permission to conflict with one DC on file:

Effric Neyn Ken3ocht Mcherrald

The following device associated with this name was registered in February of 2004 (via the West):

Ermine, a cross formy and a chief gules.

Permission to conflict with one DC granted 200402

7: Rosaline de Preston - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Erminois, a chevron pean cotised sable.

Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 5 New Names and 5 New Devices. These 10 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $40 for them. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.