Caid LoI dated 2017-11-30

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, Cormac Wreath and the College of Arms entire does Eridana Dolphin and the Caid College of Heralds, send greetings and salutations.

Many thanks to Bruce Batonvert, Jeanne Marie Blue Mountain, Paul Crescent, Arianna Seraph, Keinfryd Gold Forest for their assistance with this letter

1: Astrid skalphæna - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2013, via Caid.

(Fieldless) A talbolt couchant argent marked sable, vested gules.

This badge was returned on the July 2017 LOAR. This badge is returned for conflict with Finn Silverfox, Vert, chausse chequy argent and sable, a fox dormant argent. There is one DC for the field, but nothing for the vestments and spots, nor for couchant vs. dormant.

Making the vestment more then 50% of the Talbot this should give the second DC.

On the 2015 LoAR the following device was registered and we feel this is a precedent for our current submission

Úlfr kjúkabassi. Device. Per pale gules and azure, a wolf statant erect argent garbed in a jester's hood and tunic Or.

The primary charge is effectively half-argent-half-Or and thus does not conflict with the device of Johnathan Crusadene Whitewolf, Gules, ermined argent, a wolf rampant argent or the badge of Elric Strangulf, (Fieldless) A wolf salient Or. In both cases, there is a DC for the field and another DC for tincture of the wolf. image http://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=46620


2: Cesar Alejandro de Baracoa - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Caid LoI of May 22, 2017 as submitted.

Sable, in saltire a fish skeleton and a scimitar inverted argent, a bordure argent semy of death's heads gules

This device was returned by Laurel August 2017 Cesar Alejandro de Baracoa. Device. Sable, in saltire a fish skeleton and a cutlass inverted argent, a bordure argent semy of death's heads gules.

This device must be returned for redraw. Commenters were unable to recognize the death's heads at any distance, often mistaking them for mushrooms.

This device must also be returned for using a post-period charge. The form of cutlass with bell-shaped guard has been returned numerous times for lack of documentation.

This device is returned for using a post-period charge. No evidence was presented, and none found by commenters, that showed this form of a curved sword with a closed handguard was found in period. Even the depiction of a cutlass found in the 1632 edition of Guillim's Display of Heraldrie looks different than this depiction, with a different blade and regular guard. It is worth mentioning that Guillim's cutlass does not appear in his 1611 edition at all. These swords look rather more like modern cavalry swords, and as such are not registerable. [Þorgrímr fjallafari Alason, LoAR of Oct 2013]

Absent documentation, this depiction of a cutlass must likewise be returned.

The original image was that of a scimitar, not a cutlass as in the original blazon. This is an inverted version as what is in the Pic Dic of a scimitar. The death heads are drawn as to be identifiable in this version

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=234/2017-11-25/17-22-44_sword_scimitar-261x300.jpg


3: Erik langhár - New Name

The submitter has indicated no preferences on the form but requested a byname meaning long hair.

Erik Found in Old Danish as Erik, Old Swedish Erik, OW.Norse Eiríkr. Scholars are not certain what the derivation of the first element of this name is, but may come from the first element Ei- or Ein- (see above), or alternately may derive from the form *aiwa, "always." For the second element -ríkr or -rekr see above. This name is very common throughout Scandinavia from the earliest times.http://vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#e

From http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html

"langhǫfði" is "long-head" "inn hárfagri" is "the fair-haired"

"langhár" is our best suggestion and request assistance from the College.


4: Grisell Paintare - New Name & New Device

Azure, a sheaf of artist's paintbrushes argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

The submitter is interested in a feminine name and allows all changes. If the name must be changed she cares most about the meaning (unspecified).

Both name elements are documented from "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Sara L. Uckelman (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/). Grisell is found as a feminine given name in this spelling in 1584 (header buth-). Paintare is a surname found in this spelling in 1543 (header commendatar).

The submitter allows the creation of a holding name if necessary.


5: Gyldenholt, Barony of - New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1980, via Caid.

Azure, a hurst and in chief two swords in chevron Or.

Old Item: Azure, a tree Or, and in chief two swords in chevron proper., to be released.
This submission is to be associated with Baronial Levy, Gyldenholt, Barony of

Current registration Azure, a tree Or, in chief two swords in chevron proper.

• The following badge associated with this name was registered in June of 1991 (via Caid) and corrected blazon in July of 1996 (via Caid) and

The following badge associated with this name was registered in June of 2017 (via Caid): Azure, a tree Or, in chief two swords in chevron proper.

for Baronial Levy to be released.

The Baronial Levy is not using the currently registered badge. With the support of the Baron and Baroness the Barony would like to change the badge to what they are actually using.


6: Marcellus Drachenklaue and Alesone Gray of Cranlegh - New Household Name

OSCAR finds the name (Marcellus Drachenklaue) registered exactly as it appears in April of 2004, via Caid.
OSCAR finds the name (Alesone Gray of Cranlegh) registered exactly as it appears in October of 2009, via the East.

House of the Tyger and Lily

This submission is to be associated with Alesone Gray of Cranlegh
No major changes.

This is a joint badge even though the here is only 1 name on the submission form.

This follows the pattern of an Inn sign of two heraldic charges, joined by the word "and" as documented in "Dictionary of Inn-Sign Names in medieval and Renaissance England" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/kwhss/2017/inn%20signs%20dictionary%20JdL.pdf

Tyger and lily are both heraldic charges found in the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry:

http://mistholme.com/dictionary/tyger/

http://mistholme.com/dictionary/lily/

Note: The submitter would like House of the Tyger and Lily. However, the submitter is willing to drop "the" if it is necessary for registration.

Associated with the joint badge on the Caid Sept 30 letter (Fieldless) A tyger sejant erect contourny purpure sustaining a fleur-de-lys sablelis sable

Tyger:Itm, a stondyng gilt cup, couered, chaced wt a Tyger in the botom, of the gifte of master Tego, weying. [Source: 'Memorial XII: Inventory of Jewellery and Plate, 1491', in Memorials of the Guild of Merchant Taylors of the Fraternity of St. John the Baptist in the City of London, ed. C M Clode (London, 1875), pp. 82-83. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/no-series/taylors-guild-london/pp82-83]

Lily:(a1398) * Trev. Barth.(Add 27944) 232a/a: Þe roote of þe lilie haþ many cloues as the roote of garleke..þe stalk of þe lily haþ many knottis. [Source: Middle English Dictionary]


7: Mathias de la Mer - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2003, via Caid.

Old Item: Mathias de Maldegem, to be released.
No changes.

The submitter allows no changes and has indicated no other preferences.

Mathias is already registered to the submitter.

de la Mer is found in "French Surnames from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438" by Aryanhey merch Catmael (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html) where it is dated to 1438.


8: Simon Maxwell - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Caid LoI of October 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend sinister azure and argent, a wolf rampant argent charged on the heart with a thistle sable, and a panther sinister rampant sable charged on the heart with a thistle argent


9: Teleri Garðarsdóttir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Caid LoI of October 30, 2017 as submitted.

(Fieldless) on a flask Or, a slug sable


10: Thomas Fitz Gerald - New Name & New Device

Or, issuant from the flanks two demi-cogwheels sable

No preferences are indicated.

Both name elements are documented from "Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents: Men's Names" by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml)

Thomas is a masculine given name found 47 times in this spelling from 1528 to 1639. Fitz Gerald is found as a surname in this spelling in 1599 including Tho. Fitz Gerald fitz James.

The submitter allows the creation of a holding name if necessary.

This is a period charge found in Grand Equestrian Roll of the Order of the Toison d'Or c. 1450. Bruce will add the image in commentary.

The motif of demi-cogwheels issuant from the flanks is taken from the Grand Equestrian Roll of the Order of the Golden Fleece, mid-15th C., fol.20. Pastoureau and Popoff, editors of the 2001 release, ascribe the arms to von Königsberg.

This is clear of the device of Padruig Dubhchlogad (reg. August 1991 via Meridies), Or, a candle gules between two flaunches embattled sable, by removal of the primary charge.

https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/47/2017-10-29/14-37-22_GATD020_gears.jpg


11: Úlfr Ívarsson - New Name & New Device

Checky sable and argent, a sea-wolf erect gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (unspecified) most important.
Language (unspecified) most important.
Culture (unspecified) most important.
Meaning (unspecified) most important.

The submitter desires a masculine name and allows no changes. If the name must be changed he cares most about meaning, sound, and language and/or culture, all unspecified.

Both name elements are documented from "Viking Names found in Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html). Úlfr is a masculine given name found 21 times. Ívarr is found 4 or 5 times. The patronymic is formed per Geirr Bassi p. 17.

He allows the creation of a holding name if necessary.

While sea-monsters are erect by default, the submitted blazon echos that of his father's device. Permission to conflict with his father's device is included:

I, <legal name>, known in the SCA asw Ivar Krigsvin, give <legal name>, known in the SCA as Úlfr Ívarsson, for his armory Checky sable and argent, a sea-wolf erect gules, to look similar to but not identical, to my armory, Checky sable and argent, a sea-lion erect gules. I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once Úlfr's ttarmory is registered.

The PtC is signed with Ivar's legal name and dated 10/28/17. Father's device https://oscar.sca.org/cImages/47/2017-10-29/T-14-53-11_ivar.jpg


In Service

Eridana Dolphin


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Household Name, 4 New Devices, 1 New Badge and 1 New Badge Change. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.