Calontir LoI dated 2017-06-30

Grüß Gott!

Unto Emma de Fetherstan, Laurel; Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican, Brunissende Dragonette, current Wreath, Cormac Mor, transitioning Wreath, and the esteemed members of the College of Arms does Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, Saker Herolt of the Kingdom of Calontir send heartfelt greetings.

The Calontir College of Heralds presents this Letter of Intent for your consideration requesting registration of the following submissions:

1: Alfgeirr skytja - Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2003, via Calontir.

Or, a chimerical monster with the head of an owl and the body of a bear rampant guardant between three decrescents purpure

Old Item: Vert, on a Mongolian yurt argent an owl sable, to be retained as a badge.

The original device change was returned by Laurel on the December 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/12/16-12lar.html#Calontir_returns15):

Alfgeirr skytja. Device change. Or, a chimerical monster with the head of an owl and the body of a bear rampant gardant purpure.

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Matilda Beresford: Erminois, a bear rampant purpure. There is a DC for changing the field tincture. However, the difference between the creature submitted here and a bear is essentially the details of the face and not sufficient to grant a DC and we do not grant a DC for the position of the head.
We believe the addition of the secondary charge group clears all conflict.

During internal commentary, it was noted the tincture of the primary and secondary charge groups appeared more blue than purple when scanned. With the submitter's approval, the color submission form was replaced with the current one, which shows more purple upon scanning.


2: Axel Sialfason - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of May 30, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A Thor's hammer sable and a serpent Or entwined


3: Báine Montgomerie - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a plate between three mullets of seven points argent an owl rising wings displayed sable

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Montgomerie) most important.

Báine: OCM, p. 28, header entry, lists this as a feminine given name meaning 'whiteness, paleness'. It further states: "In the place-name legends Báine is the daughter of Frigrenn mac Rubai Ruaid, who gave his name to Ailech Frigrenn, now the great stone fortress of Greenan Elly in Donegal. In another legend, she is the daughter of Túathal Techtmar, ancestor of the kings of Ireland."

FamilySearch shows Baine Wrycht, male given name, married 16 Feb 1609, in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland, batch M11098-4 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XT5Z-PLD

Montgomerie: R&W, p313, header entry, lists Montgomerie as an undated surname.

Maitland Club, Acts and Proceedings: 1581, October, in Acts and Proceedings of the General Assemblies of the Kirk of Scotland, 1560-1618 (Edinburgh, 1839), pp. 522-547, found at British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/church-scotland-records/acts-proceedings/1560-1618/, pp522-547 [accessed 19 May 2017], the requested spelling Montgomerie is observed in several locations [search the document via ctrl-F]. Hard copy included in docs.

Name Notes:
Given the documentation on hand, we were able to document this name as a male Anglicized Scots name to late period, but not female as the submitter desires. The spelling of the surname is most important, and the submitter has stated the presence of the accent in the given name is not important. We are opening this up to the greater resources of the College of Arms for assistance.

Device Notes:
Commentary noted the displayed aspect of the rising owl's wings may give the appearance the owl itself is displayed. We believe the position of the tail makes it clear the owl is rising vice displayed. However, even should it be considered as displayed, SENA Appendix G states any bird other than an eagle in a displayed posture is a SFPP, and this would be the only one. This particular rendition owl was registered previously without comment to identifiability of posture. https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=39436


4: Báine Montgomerie - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An owl rising wings displayed sable

Device Notes:
Commentary noted the displayed aspect of the rising owl's wings may give the appearance the owl itself is displayed. We believe the position of the tail makes it clear the owl is rising vice displayed. However, even should it be considered as displayed, SENA Appendix G states any bird other than an eagle in a displayed posture is a SFPP, and this would be the only one. This particular rendition owl was registered previously without comment to identifiability of posture. https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=39436


5: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Eo Fyrd

Language (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Submission follows the Order pattern [Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon term] + Fyrd grandfathered to Calontir for the following armigerous fighting AoA Orders:

Order of the Iren-Fyrd (date unknown) http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Iren-Fyrd%2c_Order_of_the
Order of the Boga Fyrd (May 1990) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1990/05/lar.html

Eo: Bosworth and Toller, s.n. eoh, Anglo-Saxon word meaning a war-horse, charger; ĕquus bellātor http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/009489

Fyrd: Order name Fyrd of Calontir registered to Calontir (Dec 1983) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1983/12/lar.html. Fyrd was defined as the Anglo-Saxon term for the peasant levy

Item was pended from Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-11
https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4397


6: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Eo Hirth

Language (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Submission follows the Order pattern [Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon term] + Hir[d/th] grandfathered to Calontir for the following armigerous fighting GoA Orders:

Order of the Iren-Hird (date unknown) http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Iren-Hird%2c_Order_of_the
Order of the Boga Hirth (May 1990) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1990/05/lar.html:

Eo: Bosworth and Toller, s.n. eoh, Anglo-Saxon word meaning a war-horse, charger; ĕquus bellātor http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/009489

Hirth: Order name Hirth of Calontir registered to Calontir (Dec 1983) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1983/12/lar.html. The term hird or hirth was defined in the May 1990 LoAR (see Boga Hirth above for link) as the Old Norse for the bodyguard of a king or other high noble (according to Zoëga).

NOTE: hird is most likely a previously uncorrected version of hirð, as eth was an unusable character in old databases.

Item was pended from Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-11
https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4397


7: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Stíle Fyrd

Sable, on a pile embattled between two rapiers in pile argent, a cross of Calatrava purpure

Language (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Submission follows the Order pattern [Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon term] + Fyrd grandfathered to Calontir for the following armigerous fighting AoA Orders:

Order of the Iren-Fyrd (date unknown) http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Iren-Fyrd%2c_Order_of_the
Order of the Boga Fyrd (May 1990) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1990/05/lar.html:

Stíle Bosworth and Toller, s.n. stíle, Anglo-Saxon word meaning steel http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/028989

Fyrd: Order name Fyrd of Calontir registered to Calontir (Dec 1983) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1983/12/lar.html. Fyrd was defined as the Anglo-Saxon term for the peasant levy

Item was pended from Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-11
https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4397


8: Calontir, Kingdom of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1983, via Calontir.

Order of the Stíle Hirth

Per chevron embattled sable and argent, in pale two rapiers in saltire argent and a cross of Calatrava purpure

Language (Anglo-Saxon) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Saxon) most important.

Submission follows the Order pattern [Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon term] + Hir[d/th] grandfathered to Calontir for the following armigerous fighting GoA Orders:

Order of the Iren-Hird (date unknown) http://oanda.sca.org/oanda_name.cgi?p=Iren-Hird%2c_Order_of_the
Order of the Boga Hirth (May 1990) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1990/05/lar.html:

Stíle Bosworth and Toller, s.n. stíle, Anglo-Saxon word meaning steel http://bosworth.ff.cuni.cz/028989

Hirth: Order name Hirth of Calontir registered to Calontir (Dec 1983) http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/1983/12/lar.html. The term hird or hirth was defined in the May 1990 LoAR (see Boga Hirth above for link) as the Old Norse for the bodyguard of a king or other high noble (according to Zoëga).

NOTE: hird is most likely a previously uncorrected version of hirð, as eth was an unusable character in old databases.

Item was pended from Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-11
https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4397


9: Charles Vaux - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Vaux) most important.

Charles: Withycombe, p. 62, header, dates the submitted male given name spelling to 1273.

Vaux: Academy of St. Gabriel Report #1165 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/1165) states Vaux is an Anglo-Norman surname with citations from the 15th and 16th c. Additionally, R&W, p. 465, snn. Vaus, Vause, Vaux gives a 1086 Domesday Book Robert de Vaux (Essex) and 1522 Nicholas Vaux (also Essex). R&W further states the name derives from Vaux, a common French place-name, plural of val, Lat vallis 'valley'.


10: Eilína Knútsdóttir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Eilína: Geirr Bassi, p. 9, feminine given name

Knútsdóttir: Geirr Bassi, p. 12, patronymic formed from male given name Knútr


11: Elzebeth van Rostock - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2014, via Calontir.

Azure, on a cross nowy argent a tree blasted and eradicated vert


12: Erik de Tyr - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2007, via Calontir.

Per chevron argent and gules, two ravens rising addorsed wings elevated and addorsed sable and a wolf rampant argent

During commentary, the question regarding Unity of Posture (UoP) was raised. Condor argues the following:

The January 2014 cover letter discusses UoP. It says in part, "Precedent set on the May 2012 Cover Letter stated that "if the charges in a single charge group do not have comparable postures, they are not in violation of the "identical postures/orientations" part of the rule. The charge group as a whole must still be in a standard arrangement." That last sentence has been interpreted, along with the reference to Appendix K, to mean that only arrangements found in Appendix K are valid. However, we also ruled on the November 2012 Cover Letter that Appendix K is not meant to be all inclusive, and that "charges in a single group split in two by a field division or a central ordinary that are placed to reasonably fill the space available to them and that are similar to period patterns will be considered to be in a default arrangement, and they do not require their exact positioning to be blazoned."

We feel some clarity is in order. An arrangement of charges within a group that is blazonable is registerable, as long as it does not otherwise violate the unity of posture and orientation rule by having different postures/orientations amongst the group. In short, when you have comparable postures/orientations amongst the charges in a group, they should be in the same posture/orientation. For example, three swords in pall and an arrow fesswise has comparable charges in different orientations and would therefore be a violation of A3D2c, but four mullets in chevron and a rose would not. The latter may be poor style, but at this point we are not inclined to further restrict charge group arrangement upon the field."

My understanding is that Appendix L lists comparable charges. As birds and quadrupeds are in separate sections of appendix L, they are not comparable charges and thus, they do not need to have UoP with each other so long as the entire group as a whole is in a standard arrangement. To me, the entire group is in a standard arrangement (two and one), [and] the comparable charges (the birds) are in a blazonable arrangement (addorsed)...

We agree with this line of reasoning and concur UoP is thus maintained.


13: Hugo Smith - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2016, via Calontir.

Argent, on a pellet in pale a mallet and a stag's attires Or

Commentary during the decision meeting brought up the concern of multiple tertiaries on the primary charge. Appendix I.C. sets the standard by which we measured compliance. We believe the mallet and stag's attire are of sufficiently equal size and weight, they comprise a singular tertiary charge group. As such, we feel this submission is registerable.


14: Luther Hoffendrunk - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Luther) most important.

Luther: Late Period German Masculine Given Names by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germmasc.html#plauen14 dates this given name spelling to 1301-1350. It is additionally dated to 1317-19, 14th c. via Medieval German Given Names from Silesia also by Talan Gwynek at http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/bahlow_v.htm

Hoffendrunk: Bahlow, pg. 243, header entry, defines this undated Übername, or epithet byname as jongleur, minstrel, one who hopes on a drink. Konrad Kunze, dtv-Atlas Namenkunde (München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH, 2000), pp. 138-154, discusses Übername and its subtypes' composition/construction extensively. On p. 53, it states Satznamen, this particular sub-type of Übername, to have been in existence since 1150 in and around Cologne, and in widespread use since the 14th-15th c. Greater detail and reasoning can be found on the Calontir 30 May Internal Letter here: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4519

Based on the research, even though we cannot specifically date the byname, we find it entirely plausible for a epithetical byname of Hoffen[d/t]r[u/ü]n(c)(k) well within Period.


15: Nikita Pavlovich - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Russian) most important.
Culture (Russian) most important.

Nikita: Russian given name listed in A Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Section SI (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/si.html), s.n. Sofon, dated to 1558 Nikita Dmitreev syn Sofonov.

Pavlovich: patronymic byname formed from Pavel listed in A Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet, Section A (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/a.html), s.n. Anufrei, dated to 1557 Onufrii Pavlovich Bykhovets, and Section KO (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ko.html), s.n. Kot, dated to 1552 Kotia Pavlovich, craftsman.


16: Raleigh MacCaba - New Name & New Device

Checky Or and vert, on a bend sinister sable three compass stars palewise Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (MacCaba) most important.

Raleigh: English given name found in FamilySearch.org: Raleigh Clapham, male, Christening Date 05 Jul 1629, Place BARNSTAPLE, DEVON, ENGLAND, batch: P00574-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KK-WRL)

MacCaba: Anglicized Irish surname listed in 16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/Woulfe/SortedByAnglicizedSpelling_M2.shtml)

SENA Appendix C allows the combination of English and Anglicized Irish between 1100-1600.

Device Notes:
SENA Appendix G.A. states the use of compass stars is a SFPP. We find this to be the only one.


17: Rosalie Langmod - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) On a rose purpure barbed vert, a Latin cross bottony Or


18: Þorunnr eyverska - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Þorunnr: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, Third revised version, translated by C.L. Ward, p. 101, s.n. Þōrunnr, feminine given name found as Þórunnr. Conversely, given name is listed in the online .pdf version of the Nordiskt runnamnslexikon, p. 236, s.n. Þōrunnr/-uðr, found at http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexikon_T+ 141106.pdf

eyverska: Geirr Bassi, p. 21, byname meaning woman of the Orkney Islands


My thanks to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the Laurel Staff and the SCA College of Arms for their consideration of this letter.

Ich dien,
Gotfrid von Schwaben
Saker Herolt


OSCAR counts 7 New Names, 4 New Order Names, 4 New Devices and 6 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device Change. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.