Calontir LoI dated 2017-11-30

Grüß Gott!

Unto Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the esteemed members of the College of Arms does Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, Saker Herolt of the Kingdom of Calontir send heartfelt greetings.

The Calontir College of Heralds presents this Letter of Intent for your consideration requesting registration of the following submissions:

1: Annika die Rauscherin - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (late period German) most important.
Spelling (Annika, Rauscherin) most important.

Annika: Swedish feminine given name documented via Family Search entry Annika Olùfsdotter, birth date 1616; died in Fryksände, Värmland, Sweden, Batch B39176-3 (

die Rauscherin: Brechenmacher, v.2, pg. 380, s.n. Rauscher, lists Niklas der Rauscher as an epithetical surname dating the spelling to 1365. This is the feminized form of the German epithetical surname. Expanding the dating brackets for this surname, it is listed in Bahlow, pg. 409-10, s.n. Rauscher, dated to 1369, and also found in German Names from Nürnberg, 1497: Surnames N - Z by Sara L. Uckelman (

Name notes:
SENA Appendix A states, "Women commonly used a feminized form of their husband's or father's surname, either by adding the suffix -in/-yn, or used a genitive form ending in -s/-z or -en."

SENA Appendix C supports combining Swedish and German name elements.

2: Dana Tartare - New Name & New Device

Or, a unicorn's head couped and on a chief purpure three mullets Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (14th Century Italian) most important.

Dana: feminine given name found in Italian names from Imola, 1312 by Sara L. Uckelman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael. (

Tartare: ethnic or descriptive surname meaning Eastern European, non-Christian, non-European, hence 'barbarian', found in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott). (

3: Forgotten Sea, Barony of - New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via Calontir.

Forester of Forgotten Sea, Order of the

Argent, on an acorn within a bordure embattled vert an arrow argent

Spelling (Forester) most important.

Meta Pattern:
This name follows the pattern Order of the X of place where X is an occupation or group of people, as demonstrated in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) and place is a registered branch-name. (

The German Geselscap von den Gecken, 'Society of the Fools', was founded in Cleve in 1381.
The Austrian Geselleschaft der Tempellaist, 'Society of the Grail-Templars', was founded in 1337.

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E.

of the: preposition and article linking the designator and substantive element.

Forester: Middle English Dictionary defines forester as a variant spelling of forster.

forstē̆r (n.) Also forester. (a) A forest officer; an official in charge of a royal forest; a gamekeeper or game warden; also, an assistant in the chase, a hunter, a tracker of game;
c1325(c1300) Glo.Chron.A (Clg A.11) 10258: Ne þat bailif ne forester ne soffrede hom nower come.
c1450(1369) Chaucer BD (Benson-Robinson) 361: Ther overtok y a gret route Of huntes and eke of foresteres With many relayes and lymeres.


of Forgotten Sea: Forgotten Sea, Barony of. Branch-name was registered in May of 1989 (via Calontir). Group name added to clear conflict with "Forester, House", registered to Tsunetomi Todomu in February of 1988 (via Atlantia).

4: Heinrich von Emden - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2008, via Calontir.

Per chevron sable and gules, two towers and an eagle's head erased argent

Old Item: Sable, a frauenadler within a bordure embattled Or, to be retained as a badge.

Device notes:
This is a Gulf Wars submission.

Originally listed in the Calontir ILoI dated 2017-03-31 (, this change of device submission was RETURNED FOR CONFLICT during the April Decision meeting. Quoting Green Anchor's comment:

Conflict with Cheryl of Castlewhyte, reg. 9/73: Per chevron sable and gules, three castles argent; there is just one DC for replacing one castle (tower) with the eagle's head. We count no difference between a castle and a tower.

Commentary also noted some suggestions to correct potential redraw errors, which were corrected upon modification and approval of this device by the submitter.

5: Nuala de Shetland - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Nuala: Early Modern Irish Gaelic feminine given name found in Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feminine Given Names 1201 - 1600 by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien), citing several examples dated between 1226 and 1592. (

de: locative preposition

Shetland: British island. A 1381 Latin grant of earldom to Robert Stewart refers to terras de Orkney et Shetland. See second footnote at p. 184 of A Description of the Shetland Islands: Comprising an Account of Their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions by Samuel Hibbert (, which contains a partial transcription of the original Latin.

Name notes:
SENA Appendix A codifies the locative byname pattern de X for Middle/Early Modern English

SENA Appendix C sanctions the 1100-1600 lingual mix of Middle/Modern English and Gaelic.

6: Roger of Bellebrocton - New Name & New Device

Vert, a brock rampant and a bordure Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (English) most important.

Roger: Withycombe (3rd ed.), header entry, masculine given name, notes "Rogerus is frequent in Domesday book [dated to 1086], and Roger was a favourite throughout the Middle Ages." Multiple sources within the listing date the name to 1071-5, 1186-1220, 1273, and 1379.

of: locative preposition

Bellebrocton: Eckwall (4th ed.), s.n. Belbroughton, lists this as a town name dated to 1290.

7: Thyri Haraldsdottir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1989, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) A lion's jambe erased bendwise Or semy of strawberries proper

8: Victoria of Standing Stones - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, a fret throughout counterchanged

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Victoria: submitter's legal given name, sanctioned per SENA PN.1.B.2.e.
Missouri driver license viewed and attested by Dorcas Whitecap (Eyas Herald), Caoimhin McKee (Sanglier Rouge Herald) and Konstantia Kaloethina (Greek Fire Herald).

of: locative preposition

Standing Stones: Submitter's local branch name, sanctioned use per SENA PN.1.B.2.f.
Standing Stones, Shire of, was registered in July of 1979 (via the Middle).

Herzlichen Danke to Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the Laurel Staff and the SCA College of Arms for their consideration of this letter.

Ich dien,
Gotfrid von Schwaben
Saker Herolt

OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Order Name, 3 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 New Badges. These 12 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $48 for them. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.