Artemisia LoI dated 2018-05-31

Ii-wy em hotep Juliana Laurel, Alys Pelican, and Cormac Wreath. Ankh, udja, seneb. Ii-wy em hotep members of the College of Arms. Ii-wy em hotep all who read these words from Sneferu Golden Pillar and the Artemisian College of Heralds,

These are the items which have passed kingdom scrutiny since Golden Pillar's latest LoI dated 2018-04-28.

1: Aleksandr Hrafnson - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.

At kingdom this submission was entirely undocumented by the submitter. Since no one could find documentation to support the submitted spelling, Alexsandr Hrafnson, it has been changed (with the submitters approval) to the current spelling.

From ffride:

col. 564 sn. Hrafn:

Hrafn̄[s] genitive, Iceland, 1480

Looking up Lind's source, Diplomatarium Islandicum volume 6 p. 304 nabs me: s=1

"inndride hrafn̄son"

From Magnus:

Aleksandr is the Russian spelling, which can be combined with Old Norse. The saint's name may have to be used to avoid dating problems with Wickenden. The Eastern Orthodox Church has many St. Alexanders that they venerate.

2: Alethea Davenport - New Name

Alethea Young, female, christened on 18 Dec 1602 in Surry, England. Batch #P00647-1

Richarde Davenport, male, christened on 11 Sep 1600 in Cheshire, England. Batch #C39635-3

3: Artemisia, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1998, via Artemisia.

(Fieldless) A cubit arm Or, maintaining a bow bendwise sinister sable.

This submission is to be associated with Strongbow of Artemisia, Order of

Golden Wing is aware that this submission may have an issue with unity of orientation. He has a fairly extensive list of period examples of various types of arms (including hands issuant from wings) maintaining weapons both in the same and different orientations. Golden Wing will be uploading the examples into the comments as time allows in copying the images from the various period armorials.

4: Artemisia, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 1998, via Artemisia.

Or, a maple leaf vert and another gules, stems crossed in saltire.

This submission is to be associated with Golden Maple Leaf, Order of the

This badge is for the Kingdom "Order of the Golden Maple Leaf", as opposed to the former Principality "Order of the Maple Leaf of Artemisia". [Yes, we have awards from the Principality that were essentially carried directly over to Kingdom, and then eventually got new registered names. No, the heralds were not listened to about that being a Bad Idea™] With the exception of the Or field, this badge is identical to Artemisia's current registered badge (Fieldless) A maple leaf vert and another gules, stems crossed in saltire.. (Emphasis due to the fact that the O&A has the tinctures reversed, and the LoI correcting it has not yet made it onto the LoAR.)

5: Hallerna Stjǫrnukona and Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit - Resub Household Name

OSCAR thinks the name (Hallerna Stjǫrnukona) is registered as Hallerna Stjornukona in October of 2014, via Artemisia.
OSCAR finds the name (Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit) registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Artemisia.

Djedi Academe

Djedi - Egyptian given name documented as part of the name Pȝ-šr-n-ddy in a demotic text found in Studi classici e orientali (SCO) 27 (1977), p. 14-15 no. 1 which is dated to 138 BC. Please bear in mind that the while Djedi bears a strong visual resemblance to the modern word Jedi, these words are pronounced almost nothing alike. According to the work of the egyptologist James Peter Allen the three consonants in the word Djedi correspond to the IPA codes [t͡ʃʼ], [tʼ], and [j]. Thus a phonetic spelling of Djedi would be something like "Chekyuh" or "Kekyuh."

This name element is previously registered to the secondary submitter (Feb 2016, via Artemisia).

Academe - This classical Greek term was applied to the school founded by Plato after his death in 348 BC. This term continued in use by Plato's Academy until 529 AD when it was shut down by the emperor Justinian. According the the historian Eleni Georgiadou (a native Greek speaker) the classical spelling in noun form is pronounced with five syllables (A ka de mi a); as opposed to the four syllables used to pronounce the modern spelling Academy.,_Greek

Patern - Given name + designator is how we commonly refer to Plato's Academy. This pattern continued into medieval times and is still in use today.

Lingual mix - Name elements based on ancient Egyptian and classical Greek documentation were first registered together in a personal name in the name registration of Khaaiwesenebastet sat ne Polemon mewetis Aniti (Dec 2015 via Ealdormere).

Previous Return information:

July, 2015

"Hallerna Stjǫrnukona and Einarr inn kristni Hákonsson. Household name Golden Flourish House.

This household name is returned because the pattern of metal + Flourish could not be found in period. Commenters were unable to document Flourish as a plausible heraldic charge, although it is a period term for a blossom or group of flowers on a fruit tree. However, it is unlikely that we would have found this term in blazonry, as opposed to a specific type of flower like a rose.

We could document Golden as a late period English surname that can be used as a given name, but we could not document Flourish as a plausible byname in period. Therefore, we could not use the pattern of a household named after a person's full name as an alternative, and are unable to register this household name."

6: Meg Davenport - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in July of 1986, via Atenveldt.

Old Item: Carol of Stargate, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

Meg - A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records, Part One: Introduction by Talan Gwynek. Meg under Margaret, dated to 1408; 1590.

Davenport - R&W, s.n. Davenport: Richard de Devenport 1162, Richard de Tauenport, de Devenport 1203, Thomas Davenport 1642. From Davenport (Ches.)

7: Romil Zherebtsov - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2015, via Artemisia.

Old Item: Apollonia Künster, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

I was able to find Romil as a first name "Romil, martyr. Died in 3rd Century. [Buk 151]" in the article "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names" by Paul Wickenden of Thanet.

Zherebtsov is a patronymic variation of Zherebets and documented in the same article as the one previously listed. "Zherebtsov (Klim Zherebtsov). 1397-1432. [RIB II 9]"

Another article by the same author tells how names were construsted. "More precisely, Russian names started only as a given name, adding the patronymic around the 10th century, and finally the surname (from the patronymic constructions) only in the late 15th or early 16th century."

Using this information, I was able to form Romil Zherebtsov confident that it would be a plausible name for a man around 1350-1400 in Novgorod, Russia

To this documentation Magnus adds:

An Orthodox saint, St Romil (Roman) of Vidin is mentioned on page 3.

This name as submitted appears to be fine.

8: Sionan Padraig Caimbeul - New Augmentation of Arms

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1993, via Atenveldt.

Per saltire argent semy-de-lys sable and Or, a cross patonce sable, and for augmentation an inescutcheon vert, a fess checky sable and Or between a sun in splendor Or and a decrescent moon argent.

Don Sionan was awarded an Augmentation of Arms by King Basil and Queen Renee of Artemisia on 11/20/1999 [ ].

His arms "Per saltire argent semy-de-lys sable and Or, a cross patonce sable." were registered 12/98.

The arms "Vert, a fess checky sable and Or between a sun in splendor Or and a decrescent moon argent." were registered to his late wife Katerina Elizabeth de Clisson 07/97.

SENA A.3 in discussing Augmentations states in part

An augmentation that appears to be a display of independent armory, such as a charged canton or a single charged escutcheon, must also be evaluated as if the augmentation itself were a submission of independent armory for purposes of style, conflict, offense, and presumption. Kingdoms may designate a badge as a standard augmentation for its subjects who receive augmentations. Such a badge is considered to be subject to the existing registration allowance and does not need to be further checked for style, conflict, offense, or presumption. However, it must maintain good contrast with the field or charge that it is on.

This submission satisfies the requirements of a charged escutcheon in style, conflict, offense, and presumption by virtue of both pieces of armory being already registered and under the mundane legal authority of the submitter. SENA A.3 certainly allows for the registration of an augmentation that is registered to a separate entity (as Kingdoms can register a "standard augmentation" for use), and Golden Wing believes that this should apply also in the instant case of using the registered arms of a deceased spouse by the mundane legal heir (or heraldic will heir) as an augmentation.

Golden Wing can personally certify that Sionian is entitled to an Augmentation (it's in the OP, and Golden Wing was there when it happened), that Sionian and Katerina were married until her demise (I have been personal friends with the submitter for over 20 years), and that Sionian was her sole legal heir under mundane law. Any and all sundry forms of necessary proof beyond that will be provided to the Sovereigns.

9: Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2016, via Artemisia.

(Fieldless) A bicorporate Chinese dragon statant vert.

The previous iteration of this badge Purpure grillage of bamboo staves Or, a lynx's face argent (image 1) was returned by Laurel on the Aug 2016 LoAR with the following comments:

This badge is returned for running afoul of SENA A2A which states "On first registration of any particular element, documentation must be presented that the element and its depiction may be registered. This means presenting evidence that the element is eligible to be registered and that the specific depiction is attested or is otherwise compatible with period style." No documentation was provided by the submitter or during commentary indicating that a grillage made of something other than metal (the material, not the tincture) was a registerable charge.

The current iteration of this badge is a complete redesign.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

10: Tanne Comyn - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2004, via Artemisia.

(Fieldless) A Chinese dragon statant, conjoined in base to a cloud purpure

The previous iteration of this badge (Fieldless) A Chinese dragon maintaining between its paws two clouds purpure (image 1) was withdrawn by the submitter from Artemisia LoI - 2018-01-30 on May 3rd 2018.

Consulting herald Sneferu Golden Pillar

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

Thanks be to Romil Black Pillar and all of the commeters who helped with these submissions at kingdom including but not limited to Maridonna Benvenuti, Seraphina Ragged Staff, Magnus von Lübeck, ffride wlffsdotter, Iago ab Adam, Conrad von Zollern, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Conchobhar Golden Wing, Hallerna stjornukona, and Etienne Sea Stag.


Sneferu sa Djedi mewetif Merit
Golden Pillar Herald
Kingdom of Artemisia

Standard disclaimer: So far as I know, this letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names.

OSCAR counts 2 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 2 New Badges and 1 New Augmentation of Arms. These 7 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $28 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Household Name and 2 Resub Badges. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 10 items submitted on this letter.