Æthelmearc LoI dated 2017-11-07

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath, and the College of Arms of the Known World from Madoc Garnet and Saiman Cornelian. This is Æ198, external letter of intent. It is the intent of the Garnet office to register the following elements:

1: Áine inghean Uí Chaollaidhe - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister invected purpure and Or, an angel drawing a bow and arrow argent and a wolf's head cabossed sable.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Keely for last name) most important.

Herald of Record: Elsbeth Anne Roth

Áine: Mari's Index to the Annals s.n. Áine (https://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Aine.shtml) lists this as the Early Modern Irish Gaelic form and dates it through the 14th and 15th centuries.

inghean Uí: Standard form for a clan name as per "Quick and Easy Gaelic Names by Sharon Krossa (http://medievalscotland.org/scotnames/quickgaelicbynames/).

Chaollaidhe: Woulfe, s.n. Ó Caollaidhe lists various spellings c. 1600 making this a valid clan name. The h is added for lenition based on the above citation. (http://www.libraryireland.com/names/oc/o-caollaidhe.php)

Annals of the Four Masters (M1148.1): Teampall Cnuic na Sengán do fhorbhadh lasan epscop O Caollaidhe ['The church of Cnoc-na-seangan was finished by the Bishop O'Caellaidhe']

That gets Woulfe's header form back to 1148. The CELT translated spelling with ae versus ao is expected in pre-1200 orthography, but clearly Caollaidhe was around long before 1600. Áine inghean Uí Chaollaidhe accordingly looks correct.

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/06/17-06lar.html#62:

This appeal, pended on the December 2016 LoAR, centered around interpretation of SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, and whether animate and inanimate charges have comparable orientations under the rule. An impressive collection of period armory was provided in commentary in support of considering the orientation of inanimate charges to be distinct from the posture of animate charges. We are therefore explicitly overturning the precedent set in the January 2016 return of Brigit ingen Nialláin's device, which stated: "This device is returned for violating SENA A3D2c, Unity of Posture and Orientation, which states 'The charges within a charge group should be in either identical postures/orientations or an arrangement that includes posture/orientation.' The charges here are not in a unified arrangement, as the orientation of the two bendwise arrows has to be described independently of the default orientation of the bird."

http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/07/17-07lar.html#229

Reptiles in a tergiant posture are not comparable to other quadrupeds that cannot be in a tergiant posture. Therefore, this does not run afoul of Unity of Posture.

We believe that a head and a full body cannot have comparable postures, and therefore this submission does not violate SENA A.3.D.2.c.


2: Amelot Noiset - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of September 22, 2017 as submitted.

Per pale azure and vert, a noisetier fructed and eradicated and in chief three escarbuncles Or.

Herald of Record: None

A noisetier is a hazel nut tree. The client particularly desires this blazon as a cant on her registered name.

Although the term noisetier is not as commonly known, we do have precedent for allowing alternative terminology in blazons for the purpose of canting. William Shakespeare (Important non-SCA arms - device registered December 1994 via Laurel): Or, on a bend sable a tilting spear Or steeled proper. Presumably, the tertiary charge was blazoned as a tilting [shaking] spear rather than a lance to preserve the cant.


3: Amelot Noiset - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of September 22, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A noisette Or.

Herald of Record: None

A noisette is a hazel nut. The client particularly desires this blazon as a cant on her registered name.

Although the term noisette is not as commonly known, we do have precedent for allowing alternative terminology in blazons for the purpose of canting. William Shakespeare (Important non-SCA arms - device registered December 1994 via Laurel): Or, on a bend sable a tilting spear Or steeled proper. Presumably, the tertiary charge was blazoned as a tilting [shaking] spear rather than a lance to preserve the cant.

There was some discussion on whether this would conflict with any variety of flower buds. One cited decision was:

[November 2006 LoAR, R-Ansteorra]

Coblaith Mhuimhneach. Device. Azure fretty Or, a hazelnut base to chief Or.

This device is returned under RfS VII.7.a for lack of identifiability of the hazelnut. Inverting the hazelnut fatally hinders its identifiability. On resubmission, please be aware that a hazelnut is likely to conflict with a lily and other flowers (bold added for emphasis).

After researching a variety of trumpet-shaped flowers such as the lily (img 3), amaryllis (img 1), and jonquil (img 2), we wish to dispute that a hazel nut would conflict with any of these. See the images below for examples of these flowers. We do, however, acknowledge that a hazel nut could potentially conflict with cup shaped flowers, such as tulips. A check against cup-shaped flowers found no conflicts.

During the decision meeting, a question arose as to whether or not hazel nuts would conflict with acorns. After looking at various depictions of acorns, we believe that the characteristic cap on the acorn bears no resemblance to the cupped husk on the hazel nut, and as such would not conflict. We respectfully ask Wreath to rule on whether this submission would conflict with Rivenoak, Shire of (badge registered December 1988 via the West): Gyronny argent and sable, an acorn inverted Or.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-11-07/20-11-16_amaryllis.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-11-07/20-11-16_jonquil.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=837/2017-11-07/20-11-17_lily.png


4: Edward Harbinger - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2005, via Æthelmearc.

(Fieldless) A wolf's head erased contourny sable maintaining in its mouth a thimble argent

This submission is to be associated with House Woolfe and Thymble

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

This badge is to be jointly held with Anastasie de Lamoure. Client understands that the singular association of House Woolfe and Thymble may prevent dual registration for this badge.


5: Graçia Benitez - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of October 19, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, two domestic cats rampant regardant addorsed and in chief three demi-ravens wings displayed sable each issuant from a wooden nest proper

Herald of Record: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadhain

This device originally appeared in the September 2017 internal letter of intent for AEthelmearc. It was pended for a redraw to make the nests identifiable and change the birds to actual ravens. Client has approved the new artwork.


6: Hrǫngviðr Vegandi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Æthelmearc LoI of October 19, 2017 as submitted.

Gules, on a bend sinister between two bears' jambs fesswise argent a bear's head couped palewise sable

Herald of Record: Steve of Tirnewydd

This device originally appeared on the September 2017 AEthelmearc internal letter of intent. It was pended for redraw to make the paws on the jambs more identifiable. Client has approved the new artwork.


7: Lucilla Theresa de Courtenay - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1986, via the East.

(Fieldless) On a mullet purpure a lark volant argent

Herald of Record: Madoc Arundel

The badge takes elements from the client's registered device, Purpure, a lark volant and in chief four mullets in fess argent.


8: Rebeca Whytebull - New Name & New Device

Argent, a winged domestic cat sejant sable and in chief three roses vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (None stated) most important.
Culture (None stated) most important.

Herald of Record: Saiman Tokushou

Rebeca: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRFW-SQ8 dates the spelling to a burial in 1604 London, England (Batch # B02101-7).

Whytebull: Bardsley, pg. 807 s.n. Whitebull, dates Johannes Whytebull to 1379.

R&W also shows John Whytebull under header Whitebuck at 1379.


9: Þórarna Karlsdóttir - New Name

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

Herald of Record: Kathryn MacLuing

ᚦórarna: St. Gabriel's Academy, "Viking Names found in the Landnámabók", Feminine Names (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html).

Karlsdóttir: Karl, found in St. Gabriel's Academy, "Viking Names found in the Landnámabók", Male Names (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). Karlsdóttir is a constructed patronymic following the pattern described in St. Gabriel's Scandinavian Names "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html).

NOTE: The header on the attached form has a typo in it. The documentation supports the spelling of the first name presented here. The last two letters were reversed on the form header, but appear correct in the documentation statements. Client is aware of and supports the spelling submitted here.


"I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food; I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me." --Giuseppe Garibaldi

Madoc Garnet

Saiman Cornelian


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 5 New Devices and 3 New Badges. These 11 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $44 for them. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.