Northshield LoI dated 2017-11-30

Greetings unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pellican, Cormac Wreath, and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Merideth NiShionniach, outgoing Polaris Herald of Northshield, Iohannes Glenfidanus, incoming Polaris Herald, and their deputy Mira Fastova, Keythong Herald of Northshield.

What follows is the November 2017 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of Northshield. We are requesting registration for these items.

We would like to thank all of the heralds, from within Kingdom and without, who contributed comments on OSCAR for the Northshield October Internal Letter of Intent. I am particularly grateful for the contributions of Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Kryss Kostarev, Anpliça Fiore, Magnus von Lübeck, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, and Adelaide de Beaumont. You all rock!!!

1: Caitríona inghean Criomthainn - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via Northshield.

Per saltire azure and erminois, two sets of four quatrefoils each in cross and conjoined at their slips argent

Blazon Change: Blazon was changed from 'Per saltire azure and erminois, four quatrefoils conjoined in cross slips to center argent' to 'Per saltire azure and erminois, two sets of four quatrefoils each in cross and conjoined at their slips argent' based on kingdom commentary. (

Submission History: Previous device submission, 'Quarterly erminois and azure, four quatrefoils conjoined in cross slips to center', was returned on the June 2017 LOAR as follows:

"Quarterly erminois and azure, in bend sinister two sets of four quatrefoils each in cross and conjoined at their slips argent.

This device must be returned for the appearance of marshalling, in violation of A6F2d, which states that "When any section of such a field contains multiple charges of the same type in a way that cannot be described as a standard single pattern covering the entire field, multiple charges of different types, or multiple charge groups, it creates the appearance of marshalling." The arrangement of the quatrefoils in cross in the sinister chief and dexter base portions of these arms is not a pattern covering the rest of the field, and so meets the definition of this section."


2: Davin of Jararvellir - New Name & New Device

Gules, a badger rampant to sinister argent and on a chief Or three ogresses

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Davin - "Jewish Given Names Found in Les Noms Des Israélites en France" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), sn. David (

"14th c. David Davin Lunel, Rodez

1444 David Davin de Caderousse

1486 Milhau Davin Milhau Marseille"

of Jararvellir - SCA group name registered in November of 1981 (via the Middle). Use follows Branch Name Allowance in SENA.

Emblazon Change and Kingdom Commentary Note: Commenters at Kingdom felt that the badger was too cartoony. An alternative drawing was offered to the submitter and deemed acceptable. That is the emblazon submitted here. The only change is in the badger. Considering that the submitter is 4 years old the original emblazon was cute, but not really acceptable. (

3: Galti holtaskalli - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Northshield LoI of March 31, 2017 as submitted.

Per bend sinister gules and sable, in bend two boar's skulls respectant argent

Kingdom Commentary Note: This device drew a good bit of commentary regarding the identifiability of the boar's skulls. An alternative emblazon was offered and sent to the submitter for approval, however no response was received. I am forwarding this on the possibility that external commenters will view it differently. (

Submission History: Previous device submission, 'Gyronni arrondi gules and argent, a boar skull caboshed vert', was returned for conflict with Garth the Lost: Argent, a boar's head caboshed vert, armed gules, langued purpure, registered in June of 1982 (via the West), in February 2017 from the Northshield Kingdom Letter. (

4: Kristyan Applegate - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2008, via Northshield.

Argent, a hippopotamus statant gules maintaining on its back a crow close to sinister sable

Kingdom Commentary Note: Some of the commenters felt that the hippopotamus is drawn in a trian aspect. Others disagreed. I leave it to Wreath to decide. (

Submission History: Previous submission, '(Fieldless) A winged statant hippopotamus gules', was returned for a redraw from the January 2016 Northshield Kingdom Letter. Commenters indicated that the wings should be more eagle-like. (

5: Sigríðr Ornólfssdóttir - New Name

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

Kingdom Commentary Note: Name spelling was changed from <Sigríðr Ornólfssdottir> to <Sigríðr Ornólfssdóttir> based on kingdom commentary. (

Sigríðr: feminine Norse given name found on p 14 of GB

Ornólfssdóttir: patronymic formed following pattern on p 17 of GB using masculing given name <Ornólfr> as found in Viking Answer Lady ( combined with -dóttir. The terminal -r of <Ornólfr> is changed to -s and an -s is added to create the patronymic.

In service to the Society, Northshield & the College of Arms

Honourable Lady Merideth NiShionniach, Polaris - Outgoing

Honourable Lord Iohannes Glenfidanus, Polaris - Incoming

Mistress Mira Fastova, Keythong

OSCAR counts 2 New Names and 2 New Devices. These 4 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $16 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device and 1 Resub Badge. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 6 items submitted on this letter.