Avacal LoI dated 2017-08-16
Greetings from the Avacal College of Heralds. This month we have two submissions for your consideration.
1: Avacal, Kingdom of - Resub Order Name
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Avacal.
Harp of Avacal, Order of the
Order of Griffins Songe was returned on April 2017 LoAR:
This name has been completely changed.
Harp - is a heraldic charge found in the Picture Dictionary (http://mistholme.com/?s=harp) and is also found in the MED - harp(e) (n.) 1.(a) A harp; also, any of several ancient stringed instruments; in ~, with the harp, to the accompaniment of a harp; in proverb [see asse 1. (c)]; (b) ~ long, the large harp; ~ smal, a small harp held in the hands; (c) ~ gle, harp playing; ~ maker, a maker of harps; also, as surname; ~ streng [OE hearpe-streng], a harp string. 2. (a) Harp playing, harp music; (b) a harper. 3. In place names: a place where the harp is played; an object (natural or man-made) shaped like a harp, a salt harp, etc. [see Smith PNElem. 1.240].
Addition "of Avacal" allowed as per Group Name Allowance SENA NPN.1.C.2f.
The construction pattern of charge is in article Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) heraldry.sca.org/names/orders/new ; therefore the "Order of the Harp of Avacal" is acceptable as per SENA NPN.1.C. Standards for Designators and Substantive Elements.
The permission letter from Their Majesties of Avacal is in the packet.
2: Myrgan Wood, Barony of - Resub Badge
OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1983, via the Middle.
Argent, an elm tree eradicated proper leaved gules, on a chief vert a goutte Or.
This submission is to be associated with Order of Blood of the Wood
This submission was returned on the July 2016 LoAR:
"This badge is returned for redraw. The depiction of the goutte is not one of the acceptable forms as described in the March 2013 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/03/13-03cl.html#5). As stated in that Cover Letter, in period heraldry the vast majority of gouttes were drawn with quite distinct wavy tails but teardrop shaped gouttes are registerable as long as they are elongated, more than twice as long as they are wide. The goutte here does not fit any of these registerable depictions."
This re-draw has fixed the goutte size.
The "Order of Blood of the Wood" was registered to Myrgan Wood on the July 2016 LoAR.
The Permission letter from the Baron and Baroness is in the packet.
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