Northshield LoI dated 2018-02-28

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

What follows is the February 2018 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 January Internal Letter of Intent. I am particularly grateful for the contributions of Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Gawain of Miskbridge, ffride wlffsdotter, Basil Dragonstrike, Magnus von Lübeck, Modar Neznanich, Iago ab Adam, and Jane Waye. You all make my decisions much easier.

1: Ayla von Kiel - New Name & New Device

Argent, a puffin proper on a chief sable three anchors Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Ayla is a feminine given name found in "15th-Century German Women's Names" by Brian Scott (Talan Gwynek) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ15f.html)

von Kiel - SENA: Appendix A permits German locatives based on place names to use the form <von X>. The name Kyle (meaning "fjord," or "spring," possibly derived from the Anglo-Saxon kille: "a safe place for ships") was used for the settlement now known as Kiel as early as the 10th century. The city was founded in 1242, according to the "Encyclopedia Britanica" (https://www.britannica.com/place/Kiel). No information is available for when the spelling changed to Kiel.

Kingdom Commentary Notes:

Gerard Mercator's Holsatia ducatus [Duchy of Holstein], dated 1630 has Kyel. (http://aleph.unibas.ch/F/?local_base=DSV01&con_lng=GER&func=find-b&find_code=SYS&request=001138714)

Willem Janszoon Blaeu's Dvcatvs Holsatiae Nova Tabvla, ca. 1630-1650 has Kiel (https://aleph.mzk.cz/F?func=direct&local_base=MZK03&format=999&doc_number=001060322)

Blaeu was a Dutch cartographer, so that might mean it's more appropriate to use the Dutch (identical to Low German) locative "van Kiel"

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82669)

Kingdom Commentary Notes: Concerns were expressed regarding the argent aspects of the charge (puffin) on the argent field. It was noted that a previous submission with a similar issue (a penguin) was returned for a redraw which resolved that problem. That returned device is shown at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=49546, and the registered resubmission at https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=53881.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82670)

I leave it to you to make this decision.


2: Hákon jórsalafari - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Danish) most important.
Culture (Danish) most important.

Hákon is a masculine given name found on p 11 of Geirr Bassi

jórsalafari is a nickname found on p 24 of Geirr Bassi


3: Kersteken Arends - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2009, via Northshield.

(Fieldless) A millrind within and conjoined to a mascle purpure


4: Micheline Elphinstone - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1998, via the Middle.

Azure, a rose and on a chief Or a wooden shepherd's crook proper

Blazon Change: Blazon was changed from 'Azure, a rose and on a chief Or, a shepherd's hook proper' to 'Azure, a rose and on a chief Or a wooden shepherd's crook proper', based on kingdom commentary. (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82674)


5: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Bonne Vouloire Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Bonne Vouloire", meaning "good will", was used by Sir William Courtney on February 13, 1511. Source: "The English Tournament Imprese", by Alan R Young, AMS Press, 1988, p 47. Young's source is the British Library, MS Harl. 69, fol 4b.

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#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-20-26_British_Library_Doc1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-20-27_British_Library_Doc2.jpg


6: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Concordia Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Concordia", meaning "harmony", is Emblem #39 in "Alciato's Book of Emblems" from 1531. (https://www.mun.ca/alciato/039.html)

Kingdom Commentary Note: Middle English Dictionary s.n. concord(e (n.)

(http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED8831)

[ OF , & L concordia.]

1. (a) A state of mutual friendship or affection; harmony, amity;

3. (a) Unanimity, harmony; (b) reconciliation; (c) an agreement or accord; (d)?harmony of instruments.

(d) a1450(c1410) Lovel. Merlin (Corp-C 80) 21390: Tymbres, Symbelis..Symphanes, concordis, Conclaues, god wote.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82689)

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#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-28-05_Concordia_Doc3.jpg


7: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Crescetis Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Crescetis", meaning "you will grow", was used by Henry Helmes in 1595. Source: "The English Tournament Imprese", by Alan R Young, AMS Press, 1988, p 52. Young's source is the Quarto MS Hass 68 in Kassel Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, fol. 135a

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#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-51-48_Hass_Doc1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-51-50_Hass_Doc2.jpg


8: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Elevando Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Elevando", meaning "by raising", is not associated with a specific person or date. Source: "The English Tournament Imprese", by Alan R Young, AMS Press, 1988, p 60. Young's source is the Quarto MS Hass 68 in Kassel Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, fol. 133a

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#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-49-10_Hass_Doc1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-49-12_Hass_Doc3.jpg


9: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Esperanza Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Esperanza", meaning "hope", is not associated with a specific person or date. Source: "The English Tournament Imprese", by Alan R Young, AMS Press, 1988, p 60. Young's source is the Quarto MS Hass 68 in Kassel Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, fol. 126b

Kingdom Commentary Note: Middle English Dictionary esperaunce (n.) (http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED14489)

(a) Hope, confidence, trust; (b) esperaunce pursevaunt, a heraldic officer attached to the Percies (whose battle-cry was esperaunce).

(b) a1600(1472) Rec.Bluemantle (Add 6113) 284: Herrauld to the Kinge of Scottes, Blewmantell Poursevunte, Esperance purcevunte to the erle of Northumberlande.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82692)

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#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-54-37_Hass_Doc3.jpg


10: Northshield, Kingdom of - New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2004, via Northshield.

Tempestas Herald

This title follows the motto form of heraldic titles as documented on p. 20-22 of "Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Dictionary of Period Forms" by Julia Smith (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/dictionary.shtml)

The motto "Tempestas", meaning "period or time (or a storm)", was used by the Earl of Arundel on June 6, 1610. Source: "The English Tournament Imprese", by Alan R Young, AMS Press, 1988, p 131. Young's source is the Quarto MS Hass 68 in Kassel Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, fol. 141a

Kingdom Commentary Note: Middle English Dictionary s.n. tempest (n.)

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=id&id=MED44725

[OF tempest, tempes & tempeste & L tempestas.]

c1350 MPPsalter (Add 17376) 10.7: Þe gost [WBible(1): spiritis; WBible(2): spirit] of tempestes ys partener of her wyckednesse.

(https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=19&id=82693)

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#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1123/2018-02-26/14-58-25_Hass_Doc4.jpg


11: Pedro de Benavides - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Pedro is a masculine Spanish given name dated to 1495 found in DMES as follows:

Pedro m. (n/a) ● Spanish. Blesa, Aragon, Spain . 1495. montalvo (http://dmnes.org/cite/Pedro/1495/montalvo)

de Benavides is a Spanish surname dated to 1495 found in "Spanish Names from Jaén, 1495" by Sara L. Uckelman (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/jaen1495.html)


12: Sol Tizona - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2003, via the Middle.

Argent, a sun between a chief enarched and a base azure

Old Item: Argent, a sun between a chief enarched and a base sable, to be released.

The old device was registered in July of 2004 (via Northshield).


13: Ynes Garcia - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2005, via Atlantia.

(Fieldless) A lightning bolt fesswise gules

The use of a lightning bolt is a step from period practice when it is not part of a thunderbolt.


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

Honourable Lord Iohannes Glenfidanus, Polaris

herald@northshield.org

Mistress Mira Fastova, Keythong

keythong@northshield.org


OSCAR counts 3 New Names, 6 New Heraldic Titles, 1 New Device, 1 New Device Change and 3 New Badges. These 14 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $56 for them. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.