Æthelmearc LoI dated 2017-08-25

Greetings unto Emma Laurel, Juliana Laurel Rising, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the College of Arms of the Known World from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian. This is Æ195, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Elsbeth Anne Roth - Resub Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1984, via Caid.

Or, a wolf's head cabossed between three mullets of six points vert and for augmentation in chief on a clarion gules a demi-escarbuncle argent.

Herald of Record: Self

The previous submission was returned on the June 2016 LoAR for the escarbuncle being unrecognizable.

Elsbeth Anne Roth. Augmentation of arms. Or, a wolf's head cabossed between three mullets of six points vert and for augmentation in chief on a clarion gules an escarbuncle argent.

This augmentation is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable."

As depicted, the tertiary charge on the clarion is too small and complex to remain identifiable.

The original submission can be seen here: http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=62408

Changing it to a demi (allowing it to grow a tad) and some careful brushmanship appears to have fixed the issue. Some commenters in internal still questioned identifiability, but the consensus at the decision meeting was that at 20:1 it was apparent as a demi-escarbuncle.


2: Felice de Thornton - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via Æthelmearc.

Argent, a winged domestic cat passant guardant sable, on a chief azure, three feathers bendwise sinister argent.

Old Item: Argent semy of roundels azure each charged with a quatrefoil argent, a winged domestic cat passant gardant sable, on a chief azure three feathers bendwise sinister argent, to be released.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

There was some concern in internal commentary regarding the white detailing around the edges of the primary. However, the consensus during the decision meeting was that it was apparent at 20:1 that this was not fimbriation.


3: Jasper Longshanks - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of September 21, 2016 as submitted.

Or, a crow sable and on a chief indented azure, three estoiles Or.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

There was some concern in internal commentary regarding the white detailing around the edges of the primary. However, the consensus during the decision meeting was that it was apparent at 20:1 that this was not fimbriation.

There was some concern in internal commentary regarding the identifiability of the estoiles. However, the consensus during the decision meeting was that at 20:1, the fact they are estoiles was apparent.


4: Kameshima Zentarou Umakai - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2012, via Æthelmearc.

Shark Herald

Herald of Record: Self

Umakai was elevated to the rank of Herald Extraordinary by Sophie Silver Buccle on May 13, AS 52 (2017) at Æthelmearc Crown Tournament. Court Report documenting this action is available at http://www.aeheralds.net/courtreports/2017.05.13.html.

Sharks have been registered as heraldic charges by the SCA College of Arms a total of 18 times, as recently as January 2016 (Per pale purpure and argent, two sharks haurient embowed respectant, on a chief two Maltese crosses all counterchanged via the Middle to Antonio Cellini).

Juliana Siren supplied the following documentation regarding the etymology of the word "shark:"

The term "shark(e)" first appears in 1569, according to the OED, which says "Ther is no proper name for it [a 'marueilous straunge Fishe'] that I knowe, but that sertayne men of Captayne Haukinses doth call it a sharke." It appears in the plural without an e (sharks) in 1589.

Shark Herald is clear of all currently registered Shark titles and awards/orders by complete removal of a word, per SENA NPN.3.C.


5: Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (KU - mah) most important.

Herald of Record: Kameshima Zentarou Umakai

All name documentation is taken from "Name Construction in Medieval Japan" by Barbara Nostrand.

Kumagaya 熊谷 is listed as a surname on page 147 of NCMJ dated to 1568.

Kentarou 健太郎 is listed as a male yobina on page 211 of NCMJ dated to "Uncertain (1600)." Names with that date citation have been to this point accepted as period by the CoA.

Masamoto 政基 is listed as a male nanori on page 340 of NCMJ dated to 1572.


6: Robert MacEwin of Thornhill - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2011, via Æthelmearc.

(Fieldless) On a linden leaf gules an angevine argent.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

The angevine is a stylized flower. Brault's "Early Blazon" lists "angevine" as a variant spelling of angemmes, and describes it as a five or six petaled flower (page 106-107. Can be seen at https://books.google.com/books?id=OzGF29hFLmMC&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107&dq=angevine+heraldry&source=bl&ots =DPr3qqcCnE&sig=IQLmg2ndkJOaTL_9G2YxMH5YXUs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj59fafgILVAhXDeD4KHe8UDBQQ6AEIUTA K#v=onepage&q=angevine&f=false, excerpted below in image 2.)

It appears as an orle of angemmes in the arms of Robert de Tancarville, Chamberlain of Normandy, who died in 1297. Le Breton armorial (1292-1294) also shows de gueules à trois angemmes d'argent (Gules, three angemmes argent) as the arms of Foucaud of Merle. The submitted emblazon matches the example in Le Breton (see below (image 1 on the far left.))

Internal commentary questioned both the 6 petals vs. 5 petals based on multiple renditions of Le Breton, and the stylized lozenge-shaped petals submitted by the client. The full discussion can be seen here: https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=100&loi=4567.

Archives Nationales, AE I 25, no. 6, top row third from the left, shows five curved-edged petals and no large central roundel (https://archive.org/stream/ArmorialLeBreton/armorial-le-breton#page/n13). See image 3 below for Brault's "Early Blazon" depiction of the angevine.

Consensus at the decision meeting was that it was unclear if the submitted depiction was a reasonable representation of the angevine in Le Breton. However, the design can easily be blazoned as (Fieldless) On a linden leaf gules a plate within six lozenges in annulo points to center argent, with a SFPP for objects in annulo not in their default orientation. Because the center button and the six petals are the same visual size, they are part of the same tertiary charge group, and therefore not subject to return under SENA Appendix I.C. We felt this was a decision best left to Wreath.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-08-21/21-26-55_angemmes.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-08-21/20-48-54_Early_Blazon_page_106.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-08-21/21-26-55_brault_angevine.jpg


7: Sasson de Sancta Victoria - New Name & New Device

Argent, a serpent glissant palewise gules vorant of a demi-man, a bordure sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

The forms state that this is a resub; however, it is technically new at this level. It was submitted at Pennsic two years ago, and subsequently misplaced. This is the first appearance on an external Letter of Intent.

Sasson: St. Gabriel's "Names of Jews in Rome in the 1550s", Table of Names (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/rome_article.html).

de: "of"

Sancta Victoria: Church and abbey in the province of Fermo, known as Sancta Victoria in Matenano, later renamed to Santa Vittoria in Matenano (http://www.svittoria.it/).

"The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, Volume 8" by Raimond Van Marle (http://tinyurl.com/y8yy45ws) shows Sancta Victoria dating to 1448.

Juliana de Luna's "Masculine Names from Thirteenth Century Pisa (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/pisa/pisa-bynames-alpha.html) lists one instance each of the masculine bynames: de Sancta Cristina, de Sancta Cruce, and de Sancta Trinita, thus showing a pattern of surnames following the "of Saint X" arrangement.

Originally submitted as Sasson della Sancta Victoria, the article was changed to more correctly reflect the constructed by-name per Julana's work above. Client has approved the change.

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

The forms state that this is a resub; however, it is technically new at this level. It was submitted at Pennsic two years ago, and subsequently misplaced. This is the first appearance on an external Letter of Intent.

This is clear of the important non-SCA arms of the Visconti, Dukes of Milan, Nov 2002, Argent, a serpent glissant palewise azure (sometimes vert) (sometimes crowned Or) vorant [of] an infant (sometimes a demi-man) gules in any of their variations, by DCs for the bordure and the primary charge group's tinctures.

One commenter identified a slight overlap in the fin of the serpent; however we note the period depiction of a serpent glissant has overlap in the coils, and therefore believe that an artist's note is sufficient. The image below is from http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/199723, a dish dated "ca. 1480-1500" by New York's respected "Met" and probably Perugian showing an overlapping coil.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-08-21/20-57-13_biscione.png


8: Síle inghean Chein - New Name & New Device

Purpure, on a bend sinister invected between two horses' heads couped argent, an arrow inverted purpure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Shee - lah) most important.

Herald of Record: Kameshima Zentarou Umakai

Síle is dated to the following years in "Mari's Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Sile.shtml): 1471, 1473, 1485, 1486, 1489, 1491, 1499, 1521, 1530, 1531, 1544, 1582, 1589.

inghean is the accepted late-period feminine patronymic marker, as attested by the "Historical Name Generator: Sixteenth Century Irish and Scottish Gaelic Names" by Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/hng16gaelic/index.shtml).

Chein is submitted as the lenited genitive form of Cian. "Mari's Index of Names in Irish Annals" (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Masculine/Cian.shtml) lists "Cein" as the masculine genitive form in such names as Tadhcc Buidhe mac Cein, mic Oilella Uí Eghra (1560) and Mac Brien mac Cein Uí Eghra (1586). "The Spelling of Lenited Consonants in Gaelic" by Sharon L. Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotlang/lenition.shtml) lists "Ch" as the lenited spelling of a name starting with "C."

Herald of Record: Kameshima Zentarou Umakai


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Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 1 New Heraldic Title, 3 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Augmentation of Arms. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.