Drachenwald LoI dated 2017-11-30

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath, and the commenting Members of the College of Arms, greetings from Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

It is the intent of the Drachenwald College of Heralds that the following submissions be registered.

1: Ava van Allecmere - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2012, via Drachenwald.

(Fieldless) An owl displayed argent maintaining in its talons two keys in saltire gules.

This submission is to be associated with Huys Uylenburgh

Huys Uylenburgh is a household name submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-07-30 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=78005).

2: Borimir Zmei - New Name

No major changes.

Borimir is a constructed name.

There's a Borimerus mentioned in a 1259 document from Hungary {https://library.hungaricana.hu/hu/view/KozMagyOkmanytarak_HazaiOkmanytar_08/?pg=83&layout=s) (Fehértói s.n. Borimerus: in presencia Dettonis filii Terdislai, Wolcouoy filio Borimeri). This is very likely the same Slavic dithematic name as this submission has constructed.

The submitter provides references for both the prototheme <Bori> and the deuterotheme <mir> from Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet.

Names with the prototheme <Bori> (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/bl.html):

Borislav (m) -- "glorious fight." See also Boris.

Borislav. Second Half of 13th Century. [Art VI 91; #390]

Vars: Borisav. 1253. [Mor 22]

Borislaus. 14th Century. [Mor 22]

Borizlaus. 1231. [Mor 22]

Borzyslao. 1312. [Mor 22]

Burizlaus. 1203. [Mor 30]

Burizlav. 1231. [Mor 22]

Borivoi (m) --

Vars: Boriwoy. 1451. [Mor 22]

Pat Vars: Borivoevik (Desen' Borivoevik). 1248. [Mor 70]

Boriata (m) -- "take."

Vars: Borata. 1052. [Mor 23]

Pat Vars: Boriatinskii (Ivan Boriatinskii, Berezov governor). 1608. [RIB II 174]

Boriatinskoi (Vasko Boriatinskoi, Kaluga governor). 1622-7. [RIB II 395]

Borila (m) -- Borila. 1222. [Mor 22]

Borilo (m) -- Borilo. 1078. [Mor 22]

Borisav (m) -- var of Borislav.

Borisets (m) -- dim of Boris.

Boriuta (m) -- Boriuta. 1204. [Mor 23]

Vars: Boriuth. 1205. [Mor 23]

Names with the deuterotheme <mir> (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/):

Stanimir (m) -- "stand on the earth."

Stanimir Ivanich. 1176. [Tup 371]

Vars: Stanomir. 1300. [Mor 184]

Spitimir (m) -- "speed/peace."

Spitimir. 1291. [Mor 183]

Vars: Spitomir. 930. [Mor 183]

Spycimir. 1295. [Mor 183

Sratsimir (m) -- Sratsimir. 1368. [Mor 183]

Pat Vars: Sratsimerovich [from Sratsimer] (Baosh Sratsimerovich). 1423. [Mor 7]

Stranimir (m) -- "country/peace."

Stranimir. c1176. [Mor 187]

Stroimir (m) -- "build peace."

Stroimir. c847. [Mor 188]

Vars: Strohimirs. 923. [Mor 188]

Bladimir (m) -- var of Vladimir.

Bogumir (m) -- "land to God."

Bogumir. 13th century. [Mor 16]

Boiomir (m) -- "fight for the land."

Boiomir. 720. [Mor 19]

Branimir (m) -- Branimir. 1000. [Mor 25]

Vars: Branimir'. 879. [Mor 25]

Bratimir (m) -- var of Bratomir.

Bratomir (m) -- "brotherly peace."

Bratomir. 1302. [Mor 26]

Vars: Bratimir. 1222-8. [Mor 26]

Brat'mir. 1222. [Mor 26]

Budimir (m) -- "to be peaceful."

Budimir. 1053. [Mor 29]

Iaromir (m) -- "light of the earth."

Iaromir. 1071. [Mor 213]

Vars: Jaromar. 1071. [Mor 213]

Jaromerus. 1071. [Mor 213]

Jaromir. 1071. [Mor 213]

Jeromerus. 1071. [Mor 213]

Jerrmarus. 1071. [Mor 213]

Jerumarus. 1071. [Mor 213]

Radomir (m) -- "joyous peace."

Radomir. 1222. [Mor 163]

Vars: Radimir. 1222. [Mor 162]

Ratmir. 1260. [Mor 162]

Redomer. 1246. [Mor 163]

Zmei is found in Dictionary of Period Russian Names by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/z.html):

Zmei (m) -- "snake."

Dims: Zmeika (Fedor Ignat'ev syn Zmeika, blacksmith). 1629. [Tup 162]

Pats: Zmeev (Prokofii Zmeev, boiar's son). 1594. [RIB II 101]

Zmeika (m) -- dim of Zmei.

3: Estrid of Nordmark - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of May 31, 2017 as submitted.

Purpure, three suns Or each charged with a heart gules.

The device was previously submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-05-31 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=76074) and was returned in LoAR 08-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/08/17-08lar.html#116), as Purpure, on a sun Or a heart gules.

This device is returned for conflict with Bruce of Brandy Hall, Purpure, on a sun Or a dagger gules. There is one DC for change of the type of tertiary charge.

This device is also returned for redraw. While it is decidedly a sun (as opposed to a mullet) due to the round shape from which the points issue, no part of the sun's central disk should touch the field. The points and/or rays should completely envelop the disk.

While there are early examples of suns with nothing but straight points - the arms of de la Haye in the Dering Roll, for example - a heraldic sun typically has wavy rays issuant from the central sphere, alternating with the points.

This is a redesign that has the suns drawn as instructed.

4: Insula Draconis, Principality of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2004, via Drachenwald.

Saint Hild, Order of

No major changes.
Sound most important.

This order name follows the period pattern of naming after a Saint's Name, identified in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Order is a registrable designator (SENA Appendix E).

Saint is dated to 1308-9 in the Middle English Dictionary (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED39234):

s.n. seint(e (adj.): "(1308-9) Doc.Manor in MP 34 - 45: De Roberto Capellano qui fecit defaltum de arrura que vocatur Saint Edmundislode."

Hild is an English saint whose veneration is due to her inclusion in Bede's Historia ecclesiastica Anglorum, written c. 731; her name was spelled <Hild> in that source (cf. Anglo-Saxon Names by Ælfwyn æt Gyrwum, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/aelfwyn/bede.html. Though the Historia was written n Latin, this name does not show any signs of Latinization (the expected form would be <Hilda>). That <Hild> is a plausible vernacular form contemporaneous with <Saint> is evidenced by the complex names containing the element <Gunhild> (1189) and <Sehild> (1189) (found in the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no.1. ed. S. L. Uckelman http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Gunhild and http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Sehild)

5: Joel Ben Stuart - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of May 31, 2017 as submitted.

Azure, in pale a ram's head cabossed and a trireme reversed under full sail Or.

The device was previously submitted in Drachenwald LoI 2017-05-31 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=76069) and was returned in LoAR 08-2017 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/08/17-08lar.html#121), as Azure, in pale a ram's head cabossed and a ship under full sail Or.

This device is returned for redraw of the ship. No documentation was provided, and none could be found, for the type of ship depicted. It is not the late-period three-masted vessel we usually blazon as a "ship", and there are no internal details to allow us to identify it further. While internal detailing will certainly help with identification, we are not sure about the intent of the submitter here. Upon resubmission, the submitter should definitely include internal detailing, and either choose a ship type that has already been documented and registered, or otherwise provide documentation for this particular type of ship and its depiction.

This redraw seeks to address the problem.

6: Kata gyldir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Drachenwald LoI of September 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per saltire purpure and azure, a saltire Or between in pale a tree eradicated and a wolf rampant argent collared and chained Or.

The submission was previously returned in kingdom for a redraw due to unidentifiable secondary charges. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=14&id=79407)

This partial redesign seeks to address the problems.

7: Matthewe Baker - New Name & New Device

Per bend argent and Or, a lion queue-fourchy azure and on a chief gules a cross formy between two spur rowels argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

Matthewe is a male given name dated to 1547 in a FamilySearch record:

<Matthewe Hubbylday>, 21 Nov 1547. SAINT MARGARET,WESTMINSTER,LONDON,ENGLAND. Batch P00160-1.


Baker is a byname dated to 1544 in a FamilySearch record:

<Elynor Baker> 25 Jan 1544. GREAT BERKHAMPSTEAD, HERTFORD, ENGLAND. Batch C00807-5.


8: Patrick Cromwell - New Name & New Device

Gules, in cross a balance and a rod of Aesculapius Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Patrick is a male given name found in the Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names by E. G. Withycombe, p. 228:

s.n. Patrick (m.): "was common in the North of England from the 12th C (cf. the surnames Patrick(son)"


R&W s.n. Cromwell: Ralph Cromwell 1454.

Margareta Cromwell, married 1570, Barham with Stowe, Lincoln, England. Batch no. C02591-1


9: William de Chester - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

William is a male given name found in the Oxford Dictionary of English Given Names by E. G. Withycombe, p. 280:

s.n. William (m.): "introuced to England by the Normans in the 11th C, from which time it has held its place as one of the commonest men's names"

Chester is a byname dated to 1332 in the Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames by Reaney & Wilson, p. 92:

s.n. Chester, Chesters, Chaster: John, William de Chester 1332

Any and all assistance will be gratefully appreciated.

In service,

Stefanu de Mohac, Albion.

Drachenwald College of Heralds


OSCAR counts 4 New Names, 1 New Order Name, 3 New Devices and 1 New Badge. These 9 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $36 for them. OSCAR counts 2 Resub Devices. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.