Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-09-30

Unto Emma Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms, greetings from Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

We would like to thank Magnus von Lübeck, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Nicholas de Estleche dictus le Tardif, Genevieve la flechiere, Anna de Byxe, Iago ab Adam, Þóra Sumarliðadóttir, Etienne Le Mons, for the useful commentary on the kingdom letter.

1: Arianna Weidseckerin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of August 31, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend sinister argent and purpure, an ear of wheat bendwise sinister embowed argent.


2: Dorothea Weberin and Contzel Panzerhemdenmacherin - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Dorothea Weberin) registered exactly as it appears in December of 2006, via Drachenwald.
OSCAR finds the name (Contzel Panzerhemdenmacherin) registered exactly as it appears in May of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Sable, a crequier argent and an orle argent semy of leaves sable.

This submission is to be associated with Haus aus Herzwald

Notes from kingdom commentary:

The submission was previously returned in Kingdom (ILoI 2017-08-10 https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=78193) due to the leaves not showing unity of orientation according to heraldic practice. In this redraw all leaves are in the default orientation, stem to base.

The badge is to be associated with the household name that was submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-08-31 as Haus zum Herzwald (to which it was changed in kingdom, from the submitted Haus aus Herzwald).


3: Drachenwald, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) A dragon's jambe erased sable.

Notes from kingdom commentary:

Branch badge submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald has tasked Edelweiss Herald with submitting this badge for Kingdom of Drachenwald.


4: Drachenwald, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) An annulet sable.

Notes for kingdom commentary:

Branch badge submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Schwarzdrachen Principal Herald has tasked Edelweiss Herald with submitting this badge for Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Conflicts with Conrad Breakring's device, Feb 1996, Argent, an annulet fracted on the dexter side sable. We are currently seeking PtC.


5: Elizabeth of Wodeberie - New Name & New Device

Per saltire vert and azure, a lion rampant and in chief three lozenges Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Originally submitted as Elizabeth of Woodbury, but we were only able to document Wodeberie as a period spelling.

Elizabeth is a feminine given name found in:

Late Sixteenth Century Given Names by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html)

most frequent

Feminine Given Names in a Dictionary of English Surnames Part Two: The Names A-G by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyAG.html):

Dates for the given name <Elizabeth> 1518, 1524, 1530...1585, 1600.

Woodbury: Wodeberie found in DB in Ekwall s.n Woodbury. Oldest dating is 1072-1103.

of [place name]: construction given with locative as found in SENA Appendix A.


6: Gotvik, Barony of - Resub Order Name

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

Pilgrims of Gotvik, Order of the

No major changes.

Notes from kingdom commentary:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the order name has been consulted with people of Gotvik.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Pilgrims is the plural of pilgrim, recognized in the SCA as a heraldic charge.


7: Hildir Bogsveigir - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Purpure, a linden branch twined on itself Or.

Old Item: Per chevron purpure and gules, a bow contourny drawing a needle Or threaded argent, to be released.


8: Kata gyldir - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for 9th-10th century Norse.
Language (9th-10th century Norse) most important.
Culture (9th-10th century Norse) most important.

Kata is a female given name listed on p. 148 of Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Pettersson (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/om-oss/arkiv-och-samlingar/nordiskt-runnamnslexikon.html) (see #1)

gyldir is a byname listed in Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html):

gylðir - howler, wolf


9: Knight's Crossing, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Knight's Crossing, Barony of in February of 1982, via the East.

Golden Book of Knight's Crossing, Order of the

Gules, an open book within an orle Or.

No changes.

Notes from kingdom commentary for the order name:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Other Adjective + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists <Prisoner's Iron> as an example.

The order name was previously returned in 01-2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/01/17-01lar.html#221), then submitted as Order of the Raven's Beak:

"This name must be returned because it does not follow any documented period pattern for order names. The Letter of Intent argued that the order name uses the pattern of names based on a heraldic charges because a "raven's beak" is the lingua Anglica form of the polearm known as a bec de corbin. However, no evidence was presented (and none was found in commentary or afterwards) that a bec de corbin was ever referred to in English as a "raven's beak." Rather, it appears that the lingua Anglica form of bec de corbin is bec de corbin. Even English-language Wikipedia uses Bec de Corbin as the name of the polearm (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bec_de_corbin). Lacking evidence of any other pattern that would support this name, it must be returned."

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Color + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists e.g. <Gold(en) Apple> and <Gold(en) Shield> as examples.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Book is a heraldic charge recognized in the SCA. Oxford English Dictionary, s.v. book, shows the spelling <book> from the fourteenth century onwards.

Knight's Crossing is a branch-name that was registered in February of 1982 via the East.

Correction to Order Name (2017-Oct-05 06:10:11): To clear any confusion, a small explanation. The submission was reworked during the kingdom commentary period, and some notes related to the original version seem to have been accidentally included ("This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Other Adjective + Charge [...]"). Two paragraphs below are the notes related to this submitted version ("This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Color + Charge [...]").

Correction to Order Name (2017-Oct-05 07:10:31): This order name is not new, it is a resub. The order name was previously returned in 01-2017 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/01/17-01lar.html#221), then submitted as Order of the Raven's Beak.

Notes for kingdom commentary for the order badge:

Branch order insignia submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

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10: Knight's Crossing, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Knight's Crossing, Barony of in February of 1982, via the East.

Silver Gauntlet of Knight's Crossing, Order of the

Gules, a gauntlet argent within a bordure embattled Or.

No changes.

Notes from kingdom commentary for the order name:

Branch order name submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after Color + Charge, identified in 'Medieval Secular Order Names' by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/) that lists e.g. <Gold(en) Shield> as an example.

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Silver is a heraldic tincture, also known as argent.

Gauntlet is a heraldic charge recognized in the SCA.

Notes from kingdom commentary for the order's badge:

Branch order insignia submission. The evidence of support required by DW CoH is sufficient. Registering the award has been consulted with Baron and Baroness of Knight's Crossing and the Baronial Herald Mistress Ailitha de Ainwyk, who all agreed to the registration.


11: Lussi Lassesdotther - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2016, via Drachenwald.

Per bend sinister vert and purpure, the runes sowilo and tiwaz, a bordure Or.

The runes are depicted exactly the same as in the device of the submitter, Per bend sinister gules and sable, the runes sowilo and tiwaz, a bordure argent (Drachenwald January 2016). See https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=59117

According to the form: "This is Lussi's device in a different color scheme. After her device was registered, we discovered it was very close in design to a white supremacist group's symbol, so she wants it in a very different set of colors."


12: Mevanwy Methig - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2004, via Drachenwald.

Gules, a duck between three eggs argent.

The submission was previously returned in LoAR 03-2004 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2004/03/04-03lar.html), then submitted as Per pale azure and Or, a sun between three roundels counterchanged

This is a completely new design.


13: Richart von Brandenburg - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Or, an eagle gules within an orle, on a chief embattled sable, three pairs of swords inverted in saltire Or

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Richart von Brandenburg, waive the full protection of my registered armory as follows:

For "Or, an eagle gules within an orle, on a chief embattled sable, three pairs of swords inverted in saltire Or", I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is

X not identical to it.

X at least one countable step different from it. (fielded armory only)

I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Date: 21st August 2017

[Signature]


14: Richart von Brandenburg - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2014, via Drachenwald.

Sable, on a cross Or a cross fleury throughout gules

I, [legal name redacted], known in the SCA as Richart von Brandenburg, waive the full protection of my registered armory as follows:

For "Sable, on a cross Or a cross fleury throughout gules", I grant permission to any future submitter to register armory that is

X not identical to it.

X at least one countable step different from it. (fielded armory only)

I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered.

Date: 21st August 2017

[Signature]


15: Sean of Hadingtun - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of December 31, 2016 as submitted.

Argent, a lymphad within a double tressure gules

The device, then submitted as Argent, in chief a lymphad gules was returned in LoAR 03-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/03/17-03lar.html#129):

Sean of Hadingtun. Device. Argent, in chief a lymphad gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Morgan Ryan MacAnthony: (Fieldless) A ship under sail its mainmast broken and resting on the sterncastle gules. There is only one DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design. The position in chief does not provide another DC since we are comparing to a fieldless badge.

The addition of the double tressure should clear the conflict.


16: Sorcha bean mhic Dhomhnaill - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2013, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) A demi-sun purpure.


17: Svartulfr av Frostheim - New Name & New Device

Argent, in annulo two wolves couchant vorant of each other's tail tips sable and gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Svartulvr) most important.

Svarta- found at Viking Answer Lady's Old Norse Men's Names s.n. Svartabrandr (http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml):

FJ pp. 346, 348 s.n. Svart-, -brandr; CV pp. 76, 607 s.n. brandr, svartr; NR s.nn. Svartabrandr, Svart-, -brandr NR s.nn.

FJ = Fellows-Jensen, Gillian. Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen. Akademisk Forlag. 1968.

NR = Lena Peterson. Nordiskt runnamnslexikon. (Dictionary of Names from Old Norse Runic Inscriptions). Språk- och folkminnes-institutet (Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research). Accessed 30 September 2005.

-ulfr is a male given name found in GB p. 15 and is used as a deuterotheme, examples found in Landnámabók: <Þórólfr>, <Hrólfr>, <Eyiólfr>, <Steinólfr>, etc. The examples are listed in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael that uses a different spelling system from GB.

Frostheim is a branch name registered in October of 2001 via Drachenwald.


18: Svartulfr av Frostheim - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A bearded human face with cow's ears sable.

The name is submitted in this letter.


19: Tobyn Cavell - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Tobyn is a male given name found in Reaney and Wilson:

The use of <Toby> as a christian name has not been noted before the Reformation, but the existence of the surnames <Toby>, <Tobey> (which are recorded in the 13th C) and the diminutive <Tobin>, <Tobyn>, makes it probable that it was in use then.

Cavell is a byname found in Reaney and Wilson:

S.n. Cavell Roger Caluel, Chauuel 1190, 1195, Adam Cavel 1275.


20: Tofa Sigurdardóttir and Þora Sumarliðadóttir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name (Tofa Sigurdardóttir) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Drachenwald.
OSCAR finds the name (Þora Sumarliðadóttir) registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) a sawfish winged naiant vert, wings addorsed gules.

In medieval bestiaries, the sawfish is depicted as a flying, winged fish as in the two images attached.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-09-30/04-03-04_sawfish1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1279/2017-09-30/04-03-04_sawfish2.jpg


21: Wylla MacMillan - New Name & New Device

Per pale argent and sable, a linden tree eradicated per pale gules and argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (I would like to keep the w and the v) most important.

Wylla is a given name.

<Wylla'>, buried 17 Sep 1592, St. George'S Church, Canterbury, Kent, England, B03516-0, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCBG-S3B,

MacMillan is a byname.

Black (s.n. Macmillan) dates <John MacMilane> (or <Macmulan> or <Macmylan> to the 1450s, <Nigel Makmyllan> to 1506.


Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds

albion@drachenwald.sca.org


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 2 New Order Names, 4 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 9 New Badges. These 21 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Order Name and 2 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. OSCAR counts 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. These 2 items may or may not require payment. There are a total of 26 items submitted on this letter.