Lochac LoI dated 2017-02-28

Unto the Sovereigns of Arms, and Heralds of the Knowne World, from Brían dorcha ua Conaill, Rocket Herald, greetings!

It is our intent to register the following submissions.

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This item was on the 05-2017 LoAR

1: Eawyn Bridie - New Name & New Device

Azure estencelly Or, a winged ounce dormant wings elevated and addorsed argent

Sound most important.

Eawyn is an Old English female name dated to 946, in the Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England (http://pase.ac.uk/jsp/Sources/DisplaySource.jsp?sourceKey=1017), from Sawyer 517b (http://www.esawyer.org.uk/charter/517b.html#), King Eadred to Eawynn, a religious woman; grant of 19 hides (mansae) at Hockley, Essex: "cuidam religiose sanctae conuersacionis monialig femine uocitato nomine Eawynne . modicam numinish mei partem id est . xviiii . mansas agelluli eternaliter tradendo concessi".

From the Oct. 2008 LoAR: [Eawyn rindhill, 10/2008 LoAR, A - An Tir]

"The closest feminine name that the commenters found is Eawyn, which is found in the Latin oblique form Eawynne in Anglo-Saxon Charter S 517b, dated to 946. The Latin nominative form of Eawynne would be Eawynna, which most likely represents the Old English vernacular Eawyn or Eawynn."

Bridie is an unmarked locative byname dated to 1086, found on folio 82v (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/addtobasket/D7302068#imageViewerLink) of the Great Domesday Book (http://opendomesday.org/place/SY5089/bredy/) in Dorset, with the spelling "Bridie".

As per the July 2014 LoAR, examples of unmarked locatives are found in 11th century England (Reaney & Wilson, Introduction: Loss of the Preposition). [Emma Rose Montagu, 07/2014 LoAR, A - Lochac]. R&W list three examples of unmarked locatives from Dorset, found in the 1086 Domesday Book.


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2: Euphemia di Niccolo Ziani - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2014, via Lochac.

Argent, a dragon in annulo vorant of its own tail, wings to dexter, within an annulet of mullets azure

Resubmission of badge returned at Laurel (Fieldless) A mullet argent within and conjoined to a dragon in annulo vorant of its tail azure. (Lochac March 2016), because

This badge is returned for not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. Here there is no reliable way to blazon to blazon the way in which the dragon partially overlaps some arms of the mullet but not others.

This badge is also returned for having a barely overall charge. As drawn, the dragon doesn't appear to be a conjoined charge (which would not have overlap on the mullet) or an fully overall charge (which crosses the center of the field, lying partially on the field and partially on other charges) as it only overlaps two of the points.

This redesign removes all questions of overlap and "barely over all"


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3: Knútr Trésmiðr - New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and Or, a cross sable and overall a wolf's head ululant couped argent

No major changes.

Knútr - Geirr Bassi p.12

Trésmiðr - Cleasby & Vigfusson p.640 sv. "tré" (http://lexicon.ff.cuni.cz/html/oi_cleasbyvigfusson/b0640.html): defined as "tree-smith", meaning "carpenter".

The byname is based on a pattern of occupational bynames in Old Norse Names. For example, "The Bynames of the Viking Age Runic Inscriptions" by Lindorm Eriksson (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/occupations.htm#start) has:

<Tóki smiðr>, "Tóki the smith"
<Grímr skald>, "Grímr the poet"
<Tóki víkingr>, "Tóki the viking".

Ululant is a SFPP.

It was raised in commentary that this might be "barely overall". We leave this as a question for Wreath.


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4: Lochac, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2002, via Lochac.

Powder Horn Herald

Meaning (gunpowder carrying device) most important.

Consulting Herald: Sorle Crux Australis

This title follows the pattern in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Julia Smith of English titles derived from a heraldic charge (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml).

Specifically, SENA A2B2a says:

"Tools: There is a pattern of creating new charges from European tools and other everyday artifacts. Thus, an item that can be documented as this sort of period artifact is registerable."

OED sv. powder horn has:

1508 "The kingis powdir horn of silvir."
1533 "Item, ane pulder horne."
1581 "xij poulder hornes price of the pece xiij s. iiij d"

As a powder horn is an attested tool, and hence is accepted for SCA use as a created, new, heraldic charge, this title follows the pattern in "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance" by Julia Smith of English titles derived from a heraldic charge (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml).

For clarity, the Lingua Anglica form, "Powder Horn" is preferred.

(Thanks to ffride Joye sans fin for expanding our argument.)


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5: Mirabel Gellatley - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via Lochac.

Per bend gules and vert, on a bend bretessed argent a triskele vert between two triskeles gules, and in sinister chief a sheaf of arrows argent


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6: Serena Rigoletti - New Device

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

Per pale engrailed argent and gules papellony argent, in dexter a dragon segreant contourny sable

We believe this device to be clear of <Seumas Camshronach an Lochabair> (March 1995, An Tir): Per bend sinister Or and bendy sinister gules and Or, in chief a wyvern contourny wings displayed sable.

One DC for the field, one DC for unforced moves of the charge from chief in Seumas' to dexter in this submission. In neither device is the move from center forced.


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Thanks as always to our submitters, consulting heralds, and commenters, including Basil Lion's Heart, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, ffride Joye sans fin, and Shannon inghaen Bhriain uí Dhuilleaín.


OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 1 New Heraldic Title and 4 New Devices. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.