Outlands LoI dated 2017-03-31

From the Office of Rampart Herald

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)


Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.

What follows is the March 2017 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

I would like to thank Green Anchor & The NE Calontir Commenting Group, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute to internal commentary on OSCAR.

It is my intent to register this March the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

1: Arcadia of Medina - New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale gules between two rapiers sable a crane in its vigilance argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.

[Arcadia] - A given name of a daughter of Byzantine consort Aelia Eudoxia who lived from 400-444 AD.

Norwich, John Julius. A Short History of Byzantium (Kindle Locations 892-899). Penguin BooksLtd. Kindle Edition.

Kerrinckx, Hans. The Women of the Theodosian Dynasty. The Founders of Female Power in the Byzantine State. University of Ghent.

[of Medina] - Medina is a city in the Arabian penisula where the Islamic prophet Muhammad died around 632. Arabic names may use a locative (hisba according to Master Da'ud ibn Auda) for the byname (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixA). By the Lingua Anglican allowance "of Medina" would be permissible.

Name Construction - Greek/Byzantine names may be combined with Arabic names (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixC).

Device was conflict checked on the internal letter by Jibra'il 'Attar & Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2017-03-31/17-08-04_arcadia1.JPG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2017-03-31/17-08-06_arcadia2.JPG
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=753/2017-03-31/17-08-08_arcadia3.JPG

2: Ástríðr Káradóttir - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in December of 2014, via the Outlands.

Old Item: Adelina de Surdeval, to be retained as an alternate name.
Culture (Norse, ~10th C) most important.
Meaning (daughter of Kári) most important.

[Ástríðr] -- Found in Geirr Bassi Haraldsson's The Old Norse Name, p8.

[Káradóttir] -- Patronymic formed from the name Kári (GB, p 12), using the guidelines provided on p 17 of GB.

3: Bryngerðr Deotrichstochter - New Name & New Device

Per bend rayonne gules and Or, two spears in saltire Or and a sparrow displayed azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 900 Danish/Viking.
Culture (Danish/Viking) most important.

[Bryngerðr] - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

[Deotrich] - AntonÌn Bocek (1836) "Codex diplomaticus et epistolaris Moraviae: Ab annis 396 - 1199" Volume 1, p. 23, dated 850 CE http://monasterium.net/mom/Moraviae/67e02e52-4b3f-46b8-929d-bb6bab9c3783/charter

[dóttir] - http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html

Originally submitted as <Bryngerðr Deotrichsdóttir> due to a misunderstanding of the nature of Appendix C and name combining. However, commentors suggested the non-Latinised patronymic of <Deotrichstochter> which the submitter happily accepted as 'daughter of Deotrich' is very important to her.

Additional documentation provided by Green Anchor:

The given name is also to be found in Geirr Bassi.

Device was conflict checked on the internal letter by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

4: Ealusaid of Ardrenk - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via the Outlands.

Harāstan Lodge

Client requests authenticity for 13th/14th Century English.
Meaning (Hare Stone Hunting Lodge) most important.

"Bosworth-Toller Anglo-Saxon Dictionary" by Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898), online and maintained by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic Hara an; m. A hare Hara lepus, Ælfc. Gl. 19; Som. 59, 21; Wrt. Voc. 22, 62. >Se hara mid ðysse wyrte hyne sylfne gelácnaþ "the hare doctors itself with this plant", Herb. 114, 1; Lchdm. i. 226, 22: Med. ex Quadr. 4; Lchdm. i. 342, 14, 16, 18. >Ne onscúnode nán hara nǽnne hund "no hare was afraid of any hound", Bt. 35, 6; Fox 168, 9. >Hé sætte be ðám haran ðæt hí mósten freó faran "he decreed concerning hares, that they should go free", Chr. 1086; Erl. 222, 30. [Ice1. heri: O. H. Ger. haso: Ger. hase.] http://www.bosworthtoller.com/018188

"A Dictionary of British Place-Names" by David Mills (edited), Oxford University Press, 11 October 2011. Harewood Leeds. Harawuda 10th cent., Hareuuode 1086 (Doomesday Booke) `Grey wood' or `wood by the rocks' or wood frequented by hares. OE hār or hara +wudu https://books.google.com/books?id=VsgwDAAAQBAJ&pg=PT1456&lpg=PT1456&dq=R%C3%A6cc&source=bl&ots=8efLs vI15h&sig=p7zPzHG1riWANiom6z32CrCB3O0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJ5M7Sp6HPAhVP0GMKHVc-C_cQ6AEIKzAD#v=on epage&q=hara&f=false There is some issue with distinguishing hara and hār, the former generally accepted as hare and the latter as grey or boundary (please see Harewood, Leeds above).

"A Survey of English Placenames" by Scolastica la souriete (Kristine Elliot), Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc, 1997 (uploaded 31 December 2014). Paraphrased-Use of animal names as an element of place name including both domesticated and wild animals. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/engplnam.html

Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names (collection website) placenames.org.uk/browse/mads/epns-deep-78-b-subparish-000002

Harastan c. 1270 (1449) listed in John de Wodeford's Cartulary (Claudius A XIII), British Library, London.

Harastan c. 1290 listed in Calendar of Charter Rolls vol. 6, Public Records Office, London

"Rabbits, Warreners and Thetford Warren Lodge" Thetford Warren Lodge, Norfolk, East Anglica Built in the late 14th, early 15th century, þeodo "people" + ford "ford" http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/medieval-part-2/1780902/

"Rushton Triangular Lodge" Rushton Lodge, Rushton, Kettering, Northhamptonshire Built between 1593 and 1597, Rush Enclosure or Rush Homestead

NPN.1.C "Non-Personal Names Content"

Lodge as a Household Designator -11th through 13th century locations used by nobles and wardens while hunting or performing their duties. Derived from the Frankish word for shelter. Many started as small shelters but later grew to established fortified farmhouses and country homes that supported the wardens and minor nobles performing their duties and protecting the King's Forest. www.buildinghistory.org/buildings/lodges.shtml References for above website: Cantor, L. M., The Medieval Parks of England: A gazetteer (1983).

Colvin, H.M. et al., The History of the King's Works: Vol. 1: The Middle Ages (1963).

Acceptable variations for <Harāstan> include: Harstan, Harestone, Harston, and Hare Stone (only as a last resort)

Acceptable changes for <Lodge> include: Hold, Keep, Tower

5: Ottarr Hallbjarnarson - New Name & New Device

Azure, an otter sejant erect guardant contourny argent maintaining an axe, blade to sinister, a chief embattled Or

[Ottarr] - Found on St Gabriel website and taken from The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (a.k.a. Dr. G. Fleck), and augmented by Einar Arnórsson's Landnámabók Íslands. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

[Hallbiorn] - Found on St Gabriel website and taken from The Old Norse Name, by Geirr Bassi Haraldsson (a.k.a. Dr. G. Fleck), and augmented by Einar Arnórsson's Landnámabók Íslands. http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html

Adding son to Hallbiorn:

Found on St Gabriel. The process was explained that you add a son to the Father's name. Thus adding a byname. https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/lindorm/runicbynames/

Originally submitted as <Ottarr Hallbiornson> but was changed to <Ottarr Hallbjarnarson> by Kingdom, with submitter approval, as <Hallbjarnarson> appears the correct patronymic construction for the name.

Original submitted emblazon (https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2017-02/ottarr-c.jpg) was adjusted by the submitting herald and Kingdom - with submitter/submitting herald's permission - to have improved embattlement on the chief and the removal of the oddly placed back foot to put the otter into a blazonable position.

Device was conflict checked on the internal letter by Green Anchor. No conflicts found.

6: Safiyya bint Faris al-Dani - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2010, via the Outlands.

(Fieldless) A seeblatt barry wavy azure and argent

Precedent Inclusion:

Provided by Michael Gerard Curtememoire: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2007/02/07-02lar.html s.n. Deanna della Penna:

Barring evidence to the contrary, we will grant submitters the benefit of the doubt and will treat multiply divided fields/multiple ordinaries the same way we treat paly and three pallets. This applies to chevronelly/three chevrons, chevronelly inverted/three chevrons inverted, barry/three bars, bendy/three bendlets, and bendy sinister/three scarpes. That is, the two blazons are interchangeable as are the corresponding emblazons. [Emphasis added, typos corrected.]

Thus ends the March 2017 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.

In Service,

THL Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald

OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 3 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.