East LoI dated 2017-03-31
Unto Andrewe Laurel, Brunissende Couronne, Alys Pellicane, and Cormac soon-to-be Wreath, from Yehuda Blue Tyger, greetings!
It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East Kingdom to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.
1: Avonmore, Shire of - New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2013, via the East.
Per bend sinister purpure and Or, a lighthouse Or and a raven sable
This submission is to be associated with Populace
2: Cillene O Caollaidhe - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2015, via the East.
Per pale purpure and argent, a butterfly counterchanged and on a chief argent five trefoils vert
The submitter's previous submission, Argent, a butterfly rising wings addorsed contourny purpure within an orle of trefoils vert was returned on the February 2015 LoAR for using a posture that was not documented as a period posture for insects.
This is a redesign.
Kingdom commenters were concerned that there was insufficient contrast between the field and the chief. Although the field is considered neutral, allowing a metal charge to be placed on it, in this case the field shares a tincture with the charge. SENA A.3.B.4.b states:
"the field and charges on it may share a tincture only if (1) the charges appear only on a section of the field with a different tincture or (2) only one of the two is multiply divided and the charge(s) is an ordinary or simple geometric shape arranged in a way that both the type of field division and charge are clearly identifiable."
We believe this device falls under the second part of this rule - only the field is multiply divided, the charge is an ordinary, and we believe that both the field division and the chief are clearly identifiable. We are therefore forwarding this device for wider commentary.
3: East, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge
OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.
Silver Mantle of the East, Order of
(Fieldless) A mantle argent.
A Mantle is a period heraldic charge found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors, 1481 (See PicDic 3 sn Mantle http://mistholme.com/dictionary/mantle/). The spelling mantle is dated to 1475 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. mantel (n.)
The April 2012 LoAR Cover Letter, "From Pelican: Tinctures and Other Descriptive Words in Order Names and Heraldic Titles" states "we are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms". Thus, the use of Silver is permitted. The spelling silver is dated to c.1475 in the Middle English Dictionary s.v. colẹ̄r (n.)
The addition of of the East is necessary to clear conflict with "Silver Mantle, Order of", registered to the West Kingdom in August 1987.
This award is intended to be an AoA level award for "martial skill on the field, range, or list, in the areas of equestrian, combat archery, thrown weapons, siege weaponry, scouting, and other martial arts".
4: Gaius Claudius Valerianus - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2012, via the East.
Per fess, argent and vert, a stag's head caboshed sable and two lightning bolts in saltire Or
The submitter's previous submission, Per chevron inverted argent and vert, a stag's head caboshed sable and two lightning bolts in saltire Or, was returned on the March 2012 LoAR for violating the guidelines set forth on the May 2011 Cover Letter for a properly drawn per chevron inverted field division; the field division was too high. This is a redesign.
Kingdom commenters were concerned that the per fess line of division was drawn too high, thus making it potentially confusing with a chief. While the line is slightly above the tick marks, we believe it is close enough to warrant forwarding this device.
There is a step from period practice for the use of lightning bolts not as part of a thunderbolt.
5: Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' - New Badge Association
OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Ile du Dragon Dormant, Baronnie de l' in April of 2013, via the East.
Purpure, on a pale argent a pallet Or.
This submission is to be associated with populace
his badge was registered in June of 2015 via the East.
6: Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius - New Name & New Device
Per pale gules and sable, a hydra and on a chief argent three frets couped gules.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Ioannes is a Greek Personal name found 319 times in the LGPN sn Ἰωάννης (
http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?name=%E1%BC%B8%CF%89%CE%AC%CE%BD%CE%BD%C E%B7%CF%82 ) dated as early the first century AD.
Aurelius is a nomen found in "A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names" by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html )
Serpentius: W.R. Brownlow (ed.), Roma Sotterranea: or, An account of the Roman catacombs, Vol. 1, p. 171 (http://books.google.com/books?id=amIWAAAAYAAJ) gives the Latin text SEREPENTIVS EMIT LOC M A QUINTO FOSSORE AD SANTVM CRNELIVM, and the translation "Serpentius bought from Quintus the fossor a grave near St. Cornelius." By precedent, Serpentius can be used as a cognomen and is not unique. [Darius Aurelius Serpentius, 9/2010 LoAR, A-East]
The combination praenomen+Aurelius+Serpentius has been registered as recently as 2015 with the same documentation [Lucius Aurelius Serpentius, A-East, Feb 2016 LoAR].
Latin/Roman names are not included in Appendix C of SENA, however we believe that Latin/Roman name elements should be compatible with Greek name elements.
We believe that using a Greek name as a cognomen was standard Roman procedure, this grammatical construction can be seen in the Prospography of the Later Roman Empire. That would support the formation "Aurelius Serpentius Ioannes".
However, the article "Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/structures.html#masculine_names) shows given names being placed first (in fact, the examples used include Ioannes Doukas Laskaris). Generally, when combining name elements from different language groups, each element is used as it would be within that name group. We therefore believe this justifies placing Ioannes in the first location of the name, as per Greek practice.
Submitter prefers the order of the elements as submitted but will accept any re-arrangement necessary to allow registration.
7: Katla of Borg - New Name & New Device
Azure estencely, an owl close guardant maintaining in its talons a sheaf of arrows argent
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Katla is a female given name found in "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael listed fewer than (5) times in the source materials. (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)
at Borg is a locative byname found in Talan Gwynek's "Place-Names in Landnámabók" (https://web.archive.org/web/20150905133511/http://my.stratos.net/~bmscott/Landnamabok_Place-Names.html)
The submitter asserts that "of Borg" is a reasonable lingua Anglica equivalent to "at Borg" stating "The place names article cited above describes "at" as a preposition, "...imply[ing] residence at the named place," which we consider to make it functionally equivalent to the English "of."
We believe that this submission is clear of the badge of Antonia d'Alessandria (reg. 12/2003 via Atenveldt), Azure, an owl close, maintaining in its talons a tuft of wool pendant therefrom a drop spindle argent. Under the ruling on the August 2015 Cover Letter, "a charge, held or conjoined, which is clearly not a coprimary charge is equivalent to the former definition of sustained if it is identifiable, no matter what its size. Sustained charges grant a cadency difference currently referred to as a `DC'".
Therefore, we believe this submission is clear of Antonia's badge with three DCs for the addition of estencelly, and for the change in type and change in number of the maintained charges.
8: Lillia de Vaux - New Heraldic Title
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2006, via the East.
Language (Middle English) most important.
Crampette the crampet or chape of the scabbard of the sword, occasionally used as a heraldic charge (OED, s.v. crampet):
1489 Wardr. Acc. In Hairholt (1885) II. 136 lj crampettes for the kind's sword. 1515 Will of r. West (Somerset Ho.), My best goblet with a cover with Crampettes upon the knopp.
Crampets are also found in the online Picdic (htto://mistholme.com/?s=crampet), borne for example by lord de la Warr, c. 1520.
Herault Middle English spelling of "herald" (MED):
(1410) Let.Bugge in Spec. 14 (Vsp. F.7) 24: the herault of the same Duc cleped Albany hath moeved...to our forsaid lord the kynge, [etc.]
The pattern of [charge title] is found by Juliana de Luna "Heraldic Titles fromt eh Middle Ages and Renaissance" (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeralticTitlesSCA/index.shtml). 15th century English examples include Libard Haraldo ("Leopard Herald"), Flour de Lice (Fleur-de-Lyc [Herald]") and Fauken herod ("Faucon/falcon Herald"}.
Laurel announced that the submitter was made a Herald Extraordinary on the Cover Letter to the October 2016 LoAR.
9: Luca Spadini - New Name & New Device
Azure, a serpent erect and on a chief argent three ravens sable.
Language (Italian) most important.
Luca is a female given name found 4 times in "Feminine Given Names from the Online Catasto of Florence of 1427" by Arval Benicoeur (https://s-gabriel.org/names/arval/catasto/).
Spadini is a byname found in "Surnames from a 16th-Century Italian Armorial" (http://www.coblaith.net/Names/ItSur/SP.html)
10: Luna Cohen - New Name
Submitter desires a feminine name.
Luna is a female given name found in "Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's"
Compiled by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (https://s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/rome_names.html)
Cohen is a byname found in the same article referenced above.
Kingdom commenters were concerned with whether the pattern "Given name + Surname" was documented for Jewish women in Italy. While the pattern is documented for men in the cited article, it is not documented for women in that source. We are forwarding this name for wider commentary and in the hope that additional documentation can be provided.
11: Mael Eoin mac Echuid - New Household Name
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2009, via the East.
Black Boot Company
Meaning most important.
The April 2012 LoAR Cover Letter, "From Pelican: Tinctures and Other Descriptive Words in Order Names and Heraldic Titles" states "we are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms". Thus, the use of Black is permitted.
A Boot is a period heraldic charge found in the arms of Byllyngedon, blazoned as "botys", c.1460 (See PicDic 3 sn Shoe http://mistholme.com/dictionary/shoe/)
Company is allowed as the designator for household and association names per SENA Appendix E.
Submitter will also accept "Company of the Black Boot" if "Black Boot Company" is not registerable. However, we believe that the pattern "compound name + company" is supported by the following precedent:
Ambra Micheli. Household name Hart Haven Company. The more typical spelling of a compound place name in a household name would be as a single word (Harthaven Company), but either form is registerable.[A-Trimaris, Feb 2011]
12: Mari Clock van Hoorne - New Alternate Name & New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via the East.
(Fieldess) A comet per pale gules and Or
Sound most important.
Star is a 16th century surname found in Family Search Archives
Johannes Star; Male; Christening; 11 July 1585; Burwash, Sussex, England; Batch: C14800-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JS56-1M9)
Dust is a 16th century surname found in Family Search Archives
Antony Dust; Male; Christening; 01 Mar 1589; Lavendon, Buckingham, England; Batch: C1454401 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N1TV-GP8)
Per the September 2012 cover letter, English surnames can be used as given names.
13: Mathias Feuer Drache - Resub Device
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2012, via the East.
Gules fleury-de-lis, on pale Or a dragon gules
The original submission Sable, on a pale between two hammers Or a dragon gules and an anvil sable was returned on the June 2012 LoAR:
This device is returned for being non-period style, for having two different tertiary groups on the same underlying charge. This has not been allowable by long-standing precedent under the Rules for Submissions, and is repeated in section A3D1 of the Standards for Evaluation, which requires that "Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed." The difference in scale here between the dragon and the anvil makes the two charges appear to be in two different groups, instead of in one unified tertiary charge group. Unfortunately, the size of the charges is constrained by the pale; nevertheless, the overall impression is of a a dragon and in base an anvil, an arrangement of tertiary charges which is not registerable.
This is a nearly complete redesign.
14: Ysmay de Lynn - New Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2010, via the East.
(Fieldless) A shoe Or
Yehuda ben Moshe
Blue Tyger Herald