Ealdormere LoI dated 2017-10-25

Unto the Sovereigns and other members of the College of Arms of the Society, come greetings from Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle Herald.

It is the intent of the Ealdormere College of Heralds to submit the following for your consideration.

1: Bartholmus Hespeler - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) An arrow fesswise surmounting two billets gules.


2: Bjǫrn Járnason - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Like Járnason) most important.
Language (Old Norse) most important.

Bjǫrn: Gerri Basi p. 8 s.n. From http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#b, "Bjorn".

Járnason: Patronymic surname variation of Járni

Source, Viking Answer Ladys patronymics chart found here; http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml

Name is sourced again from the Viking Answer Lady webpage;

http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#j

source is Iarni, Nordisktrunamnslexicon, P. 56 s.n

Petersen _Nordiskt runnamnslexikon_ p. 133:

Iarni mn. Fsv. Iærne Avledning till (fvn.) járn n. 'järn'. (Det fsv. namnet anses av Modéer 1964 s. 39 f. vara en kortform till Iærund.) Ack. iarna Ög14


3: Ealdred Battlescar - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via the Middle.

Correction to Blanket Permission to Conflict (2017-Oct-16 16:10:15): This is the redacted declaration.

"Dear Sciath,

My name is [Redacted], known in the SCA as Ealdred Battlescar. I wish to give a blanket permission to conflict with my coat of arms and name.

Yours Truly,

[Redacted]


4: Ealdred Battlescar - New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via the Middle.

Per chevron embattled argent and gules, three anchors fouled of their cables counterchanged and a chief azure.

Correction to Blanket Permission to Conflict (2017-Oct-16 16:10:29): This is the redacted declaration.

"Dear Sciath,

My name is [Redacted], known in the SCA as Ealdred Battlescar. I wish to give a blanket permission to conflict with my coat of arms and name.

Yours Truly,

[Redacted]


5: Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via Ealdormere.

Sable, a tree blasted Or between two trees entwined blasted, in Base a stag's skull argent attired Or

The client's previous submission, A tree blasted issuant from a stag's skull in base argent attired Or was returned on the February 2017 LoAR:

"This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." This badge is also returned for not being reliably blazonable, which is a violation of SENA A1C which requires an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. In this depiction, commenters had trouble identifying the "trees" as such. They were more generally perceived as a complex form of attire. In the best case, they were parsed as one tree. Additionally, they is no good way to blazon the relationship of the "trees" to one another. It is not sufficiently described as "intertwined" as that would not indicate that the crown of the central one was to chief while the other two crowns were fesswise and addorsed."

This is a complete redesign.


6: Gannicus the Hibernian - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Gannicus or Gann) most important.

Gannicus: Male latinized celtic name, famously one of the leaders of the slave army during the Third Servile War, better known as Sparticus' Rebellion. Recorded in Titus Livius Periochae, in Book 97:

M. Crassus praetor primum cum parte fugitivorum quae ex Gallis Germanisque constabat feliciter pugnavit, caesis hostium XXXV milia et ducibus eorum Casto et Gannico. Cum Spartaco dein debellavit, caesis eum ipso LX milibus.

"Praetor Marcus Crassus first fought victoriously with a part of the runaways, mainly Gauls and Germans, and killed 35,000 of them, including their leaders Castus and Gannicus. Then he completely defeated Spartacus, who was killed with 60,000 people."

http://www.livius.org/li-ln/livy/periochae/periochae096.html?fref=gc&dti=235137199202

the Hibernian: The lingua Anglia translation of Hiberniae (Gannicus Hiberniae would be "Gann the Hibernian" or "Gann the Irish"). Hibernia is the clasical latin name of Ireland. The name was used in period; The Latin name for the Lordship of Ireland was "Dominium Hiberniae" (See http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=1673 156&partId=1); and Gerard Mercator called Ireland "Hybernia" on his world map of 1541.


7: Guoillauc filius Brancu - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ealdormere LoI of August 24, 2017 as submitted.

Per saltire sable and argent, two ravens displayed argent and two linden branches entwined on themselves vert

SFPP For use of Raven displayed.


8: Isabella von Sachsen - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a winged hedgehog rampant argent and in chief enarcrched three apples Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Isabella) most important.
Culture (German) most important.

Isabella: German female given name. Found in several records in Family Search:

Isabella Berteloot; Female; Marriage; 05 Jul 1586; Evangelisch, Frankenthal, Pfalz, Bavaria; Batch: M98429-1

Isabella Bachelffens; Female; Christening; 29 Mar 1606; KATHOLISCH, STOMMELN, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA; Batch: C93016-1

Isabella Quickelberg; Female; Christening; 17 Jun 1607; SANKT PETER KATHOLISCH, KOELN STADT, RHEINLAND, PRUSSIA; Batch: C96959-1

von Sachsen: is a German locative, meaning "of Saxony". The December 2009 LOAR, A-Ealdormere, Dietrich von Sachsen, states:

The German name for Saxony is Sachsen; this spelling is found in the 16th C according to Aryanhwy merch Catmael, "German Place Names from a 16th C Czech Register". We have changed the byname to von Sachsen in order to register it.


9: Isobel of Fraoch Eilean and Báethán mac Fináin - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name (Isobel of Fraoch Eilean) , either registered or submitted.
OSCAR finds the name (Báethán mac Fináin) registered exactly as it appears in September of 2014, via Ealdormere.

(Fieldless) A hare sejant erect vert maintaining an apple proper

This badge is to be jointly held, with Isobel of Fraoch Eilean being the primary holder.

Isobel of Fraoch Eilean was registered on the March 2017 LoAR.


10: Melishka of Bryniau Tywynnog - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A female angel proper, vested and winged argent and haloed Or, arms outstretched

Permission to conflict Raphael de Merida's device has been obtained prior to submission.


11: Stórfjǫrðr, Canton of - New Name & New Acceptance of Device

Quarterly argent and Or, a boar's head erased close within a laurel wreath sable.

No major changes.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Meaning (Grand Fjord) most important.

This is for an Incipient Canton within the Barony of Ben Dunfirth.

Stórr: ON name element meaning "Big, Great". Found in the name of the Island of Papa Stour in the Shetlands, from the Old Norse "Papey Stóra", meaning "Large island of Priests". From http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings/vikings_live/old_norse_origins.aspx#papa-s tour, Accessed July 17th. Also see Anderson, Joseph (ed.) (1873) The Orkneyinga Saga. Translated by Jón A. Hjaltalin & Gilbert Goudie. Edinburgh. Edmonston and Douglas. The Internet Archive. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

Also see:

<*Stórruð> (Headword: Storrød). From <stórr> "big, great" and <ruð> "clearing in a wood".

1631 <Storrødt>

<Stóreimr> (Headwords: Storem, Storum). From <stórr> "big, great" and <heimr> "abode, village".

1559 Storem (2 farms)

1563, 1610 Storem

1590 Storum

1610 Storum

1626 Storremb

Fjǫrðr: ON name meaning Fjord or Inlet. Found in the names of the Irish settlements of Waterford (Veðrafjǫrðr, Wether-Ram Fjord) and Wexford (Veisafjǫrðr, Inlet of the Mud Flats or Way Fjord). From http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings/vikings_live/old_norse_origins.aspx#wexfor d and http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/vikings/vikings_live/old_norse_origins.aspx#waterf ord, Accessed August 9th, 2017.

This device, registered in 2002 (via Ealdormere) is to be transfered to the Canton of Stórafjǫrðr. Permission from the Baron and Baroness of Ben Dunfirth (under whose authority both Cantons exist) has been recieved.

In addition, the petition has been included.


12: Stórfjǫrðr, Canton of - New Acceptance of Badge

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

Quarterly argent and Or, a boars head couped sable within a bordure embattled gules.

This badge, registered in 2004 (via Ealdormere) is to be transfered to the Canton of Stórafjǫrðr. Permission from the Baron and Baroness of Ben Dunfirth (under whose authority both Cantons exist) has been recieved.

In addition, the petition from the Canton has been included.


13: Westbelleford, Canton of - New Transfer of Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2002, via Ealdormere.

Quarterly argent and Or, a boar's head erased close within a laurel wreath sable.

This device, registered in 2002 (via Ealdormere) is to be transfered to the Canton of Stórafjǫrðr. Permission from the Baron and Baroness of Ben Dunfirth (under whose authority both Cantons exist) has been recieved.

In addition, the petition of support has been included.


14: Westbelleford, Canton of - New Transfer of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2002, via Ealdormere.

Quarterly argent and Or, a boars head couped sable within a bordure embattled gules.

This device, registered in 2002 (via Ealdormere) is to be transfered to the Canton of Stórafjǫrðr. Permission from the Baron and Baroness of Ben Dunfirth (under whose authority both Cantons exist) has been recieved.

In addition, the petition of support has been included.


Many and warmest thanks to those who have taken the time to comment and thus advance the art and science of heraldry in the Society.

Dietrich von Sachsen

Green Mantle Herald


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 2 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. OSCAR counts 2 Blanket Permissions to Conflict. These 2 items may or may not require payment. There are 2 transfers, which do not require payment. There are 2 acceptances of transfers, which do not require payment. There are a total of 16 items submitted on this letter.