Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2018-05-31

Unto Juliana, Laurel Principal; Alys, Pelican; Cormac, Wreath; and all the College of Arms does Ulrich, Pennon of the Glorious Kingdom of Meridies, on behalf of Mistress Flannait inghean ui hEighnigh, Beacon, and the Illustrious Meridian College of Arms, send most humble greetings.

1: Adeliza Anabilla - New Name & New Device

Barry wavy argent and azure, a bat-winged mermaid affronty wings displayed Or and a bordure gules.

Sound (Ah-de-li-za A-na-bil-la) most important.

Adeliza - English female name "Feminine Given Names in DES" s.n. Adelaide

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/ReaneyAG.html. Dated to 1086.

Also found in DMNES, s.n. Alice, http://dmnes.org/name/Alice. Dated to 1184 in England, and 1180 in France.

Anabilla - English byname (and given name?), s.n. Annoble, dated to 1305 in Reaney & Wilson. Also found in article, "Yorkshire Feminine Names from 1379" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott). https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/yorkshire/yorkf.html. Unmarked matronymics are allowable in Middle English as per SENA Appendix A.

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Documents checked and confirmed. URLs corrected, and additional documentation provided during commentary added. No conflicts found during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

The emblazon was changed at Kingdom, with submitter permission. Some commenters noted that the mirror in the mermaid's hand was a sustained charge, and therefore needed to be blazoned and identifiable. Because the mirror was the same tincture as the mermaid, and fully on the mermaid's wing, it was not identifiable. Therefore, the mirror was removed. Original emblazon included below.

The original blazon, "Barry wavy argent and azure, a dragon-winged mermaid affronty wings displayed Or and a bordure gules", was also changed at Kingdom, changing "dragon-winged" to the preferred term "bat-winged".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-30/17-54-40_Adaliza_Anabilla_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-30/17-54-41_Adaliza_Anabilla_device_color_image.jpg


2: Avelyn Loveday - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2013, via Meridies.

Astrid von Volkmanshagen

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity.
Language (Keep Astrid. The last name can be worked with) most important.

Astrid - Medieval Norwegian Feminine Names by Sara L. Uckelman s.n. Astrid found 1538 1395 1384 1377 1370 1361 1346 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norwegian/astrid.html

Von Volkmanshagen - 15th Century Low German Men's Names from Mecklenburg by Sara L. Uckelman Index of place names found in these dates 1448 (2), 1451, 1453, 1469 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/mecklenburg.html

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Removed capitalization for "Von" to conform with established naming pattern for German names, as per SENA Appendix A. Scandinavian and German name elements can be combined, as per SENA Appendix C.

Correction to Alternate Name (2018-Jun-14 13:06:03): This name is intended to be an alternate name, with the currently registered name to be retained as the primary name. The submitter also wishes to remove the authenticity request from this submission; she realizes that the name combines Scandinavian and German name elements, which, while allowed under SENA Appendix C, does not fall into a single language/culture.


3: Catriona MacLeod - New Name

Catriona - Variation of Catríona, which is an Irish borrowing of Catherine. St. Gabriel report #2281

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/2281.txt

- standard spelling in Mari's Index of Names in Irish Annals dated between 1360-1654

http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Caiterina.shtml

MacLeod - [Black] Gillandres MacLeod dates to 1227

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.


4: Conrad vom Schwarzwald - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2005, via Meridies.

Or, a pine tree couped and a bordure sable.

Badge changed at Kingdom with submitter permission to clear conflict. Original badge, Or, a pine tree couped sable, was in conflict with Maryan Hoskynsm April of 2016 (via Avacal): (Fieldless) A spruce tree couped sable.

No conflicts found for badge redraw. Original artwork included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/19-57-35_Conrad_vom_Schwarzwald_badge_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/19-57-35_Conrad_vom_Schwarzwald_badge_color_image.jpg


5: Cristiana Hunter - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English Late 1200-Early 1300) most important.

Cristiana - 13th Century Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyintro.html

Hunter - Reaney and Wilson, pg. 244

Attested names Simon Huntere 1220; Juliana la Hunter 1312

Black -- pg. Thomas Hunter 1376

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.


6: Deirdre Dowdall - New Alternate Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Meridies.

Kashka Medvedeva

Or, on a torteau a bear pawprint argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (and some of their Slavic roots) Being a compilation of over 25,00o Russian names Taken from period sources by Paul Wickenden of Thanet Online Edition

•Kashka (f) -- dim of Kasha.

http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/ka.html

Kasha (f) -- "porridge." Kasha, daughter of Krok, wife of Bivoi. 67o. [Khr 25o]

Dims: Kashka (wife of Vratislav, Prince of Luts'k). 825. [Khr 255]

Medvedeva Medvedeva - Medved' (m) -- "bear." Pats: Medvedev (Maksim Ivanov syn Medvedev). 1523 http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/ma.html

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Original name submission, Kashka Medvedeva Mat Nikolai, changed at Kingdom at submitter's request. During commentary, it was determined that the name Nikolai would need to be changed to Nikolaeva, to match the gender and grammar of the rest of the name. The submitter decided to remove the name element mat Nikolai instead.

No conflicts found for badge during commentary. SFPP for use of a paw print.


7: Deirdre Dowdall - Resub Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2014, via Meridies.

Lozengy gules and Or, a bear dormant argent.

Old Item: Lozengy argent semy of martlets and gules., to be released.

Previous submission, Lozengy gules and Or, a polar bear statant argent, was returned at Kingdom in December 2017.

This device conflicts with: Septentria, Barony of - The following badge associated with this name was registered in July of 1986 (via the Middle): Gules, a bear passant argent.

There is one DC for changing the field, but there is no DC for passant v statant.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary. Submission type corrected to "Resub Device Change", with submitter permission to release the old device.

Original blazon, "Lozengy gules and Or, a polar bear dormant argent" was changed at Kingdom, as this bear lacks the distinct head shape to be considered a polar bear.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-12-28_T-Dierdre_Dowdall_device01_b-n-amp;w_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-12-28_T-Dierdre_Dowdall_device01_color_image.jpg


8: Fynlo Mac Cane - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of April 30, 2017 as submitted.

Per chevron vert and sable, a chevron raguly between two oak trees and a sheaf of arrows argent.

Previous submission, Per chevron vert and sable, a chevron raguly on the upper edge and in chief two oak trees argent, was returned by Laurel July 2017.

This device must be returned for a redraw. Though we do allow chevrons to be somewhat lower when there are charges in chief and not in base, we do not give the same leeway for the field division. The per chevron line of division needs to go substantially above the fess line.

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No conflicts found during commentary.

Emblazon redrawn during commentary with submitter's permission, to add detail to the raguly edge of the chevron. Please see the original emblazon, below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-18-43_Fynlo_MacCane_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-18-44_Fynlo_MacCane_device_color_image.jpg


9: Gunther Wagenschwanz - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Goother Vagen-svanz) most important.

Gunther - s.n Gunther

http://www.dmnes.org/name/Gunther

Czech: Gunther in Middle High German dated to 1318

German: Guntherus in Latin dated 1234

Wagenschwanz - s.n. Wagenschwanz in both Bahlow and Brechenmacher as an occupational surname but without dates.

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.


10: Hrœrekr inn eldri - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and argent, in pale two axes in saltire and a tree blasted and eradicated and a bordure embattled counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

Hrœrekr - Geirr-Bassi Haraldsson; The Old Norse Name; P.11; s.n. Given Names; Documents Hrœrekr as a masculine given name.

The name Hrœrekr also appears in this form and spelling at http://www.vikinganswerlady.com as a Varangian Guard name in the 907 A.D. Byzantium Treaty.

inn eldri - Geirr-Bassi Haraldsson; The Old Norse Name; P.21; s.n. Nicknames; gives this as meaning "the elder".

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Corrected spelling of given name in documentation.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.


11: Jurgen der Vielfrass - New Name & New Device

Vert, on a pale betressed argent a wolverine rampant sable.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (Yurgen der Wielfrass) most important.

Jurgen - plausible spelling of German name based on

Jurgen - Medieval German Given Names from Silesia https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/bahlow/bahlowMasc.html

Jorge and Jorgen - both from German names from 1495 http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html

der Vielfrass - the wolverine, pattern der <animal name> documented with names such as "der Adeler" (eagle) 1309 "der Frunesel" (donkey) 1293 all from [Bahlow]

Vielfrass - meaning badger dating to the 15th century

http://www.dwds.de/wb/Vielfra%C3%9F

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Recommended spelling change to "Jürgen der Vielfraß" at Kingdom. This changes the spelling of the given name to match the spelling in supplemental documentation, and replaces the double "S" at the end of "Vielfraß" with the character "ß", as is standard for German grammar. The changes had not been approved by the submitter at the time of the LOI, and the changes were not necessary to advance the submission.

Jürgen - German given name found in Bahlow; German Names; P280; s.n. Jürgen -- popular LGer. form of Georg.

- IBID; P165; s.n. Georg gives Jürgen as (N Ger)

- Seibicke, Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch; s.n. Jürgen, also dates that spelling as Low German to 1492 and 1595.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original blazon, Vert, on a pale embattled argent a wolverine rampant sable, changed at Kingdom. The pale on this device is betressed, not embattled.

There is one SFPP for use of a wolverine.


12: Laura Rodriguez Figueroa - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of May 02, 2018 as submitted.

Gules, a fess Or, overall a cow rampant maintaining a frying pan fesswise argent.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Device redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. The submitter had desired a clearly female cow, but the original artwork looked very much like a bull. An udder was added, as well as shrinking the size of both the neck and the horns. The head was also raised into the standard position for a rampant beast. Finally, the frying pan depicted in the original image was a modern frying pan; the frying pan was redrawn to match a depiction found in period armorial (see image 3, below).

Original artwork included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-40-12_Laura_Rodriguez_Figueroa_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-40-13_Laura_Rodriguez_Figueroa_device_color_image.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/19-40-14_Laura_device_doc_image.jpg


13: Luchia del Mar - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of March 31, 2018 as submitted.

Barry wavy azure and argent, on a hurt fimbriated Or a sea-nettle argent.

Old Item: Azure, a peacock in its pride argent hurty., to be released.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Filing type corrected, from "New Device" to "New Device Change", and designated the release of the currently registered device, with submitter permission.


14: Margarete Musikant - New Name & New Device

Azure semy of musical notes, an open book argent and a double tressure Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning (Last name refers to music) most important.

Margarete - s.n. Margarete 15th Century German Women's Names by Talan Gwynek

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/germ15f.html

Musikant - [Brech] p299 s.n. Musikant dated to 1423

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Commenters felt that the number of notes on the field is too great, and the size of each note is too small. We determined that this detail was not sufficient to warrant a return for a redraw, but was sufficient to warrant an artists' note on the semy of musical notes.

Some commenters also felt that the lines of the double tressure are too thin. It was determined during the decision meeting that the thin lines are what make them a double tressure, as opposed to two orles.


15: Meridies, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1979, via Meridies.

Sable, on a pale between two gouttes argent an arrow sable.

This badge is being registered with the intended purpose of being used by combat archers on the field. It is not to be directly tied to any award at this time.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary.


16: Ouyang Yingzhao - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of December 31, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) Two Chinese dragons combatant regardant azure maintaining between them a plate.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. Increased the size of the plate to make it more readily identifiable.

Original artwork was made with the intention of representing a common period motif of Chinese dragons guarding pearls. If the original artwork can be registered, the submitter would prefer it to the redraw.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/20-29-33_Ouyang_Yingzhao_badge_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/20-29-34_Ouyang_Yingzhao_badge_color_image.jpg


17: Quintus Valerius Gracchus - New Name & New Device

Purpure chaussé ployé argent, in pale an eagle displayed inverted and a staff entwined by two maintained serpents argent.

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

Quintus: A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#praenomen

Valerius: A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names by Ursula Georges. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html#nomen

Gracchus: Selecting and Using your Roman Name, section The Cognomen

http://www.legionxxiv.org/nomens/

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

It was noted by a commenter during the decision meeting that the source being used for the cognomen, Legion XXIV, was not a preferred source for name elements at Laurel. However, we were unable to find another source with the requested cognomen. We ask for assistance in finding a more acceptable source for the cognomen, if required.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Some commenters had difficulty identifying the snakes entwined around the staff. We felt that the issue warranted an artists' note to make the snake heads slightly larger and more defined, but that it did not require a return for a redraw.

There was some confusion about whether the term displayed inverted (for wings with downward pointing wingtips) needed to be left in the blazon or not, given that the position of the wings for a displayed eagle does not count for a difference. As it was unclear whether or not it was necessary, the term was left in the blazon.


18: Reynse vom Schwarzwald - New Name & New Device

Purpure, two needles inverted in saltire and a bordure argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (vom Schwarzwald as passed previously by husband Conrad von Schwarzwald) most important.

Reynse - listed in 15th century tax roll form:

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html

vom Schwarzwald - From the February 2012 LOAR: "The byname zum Schwarzwald is dated to 1378 in Karl Schmidt's Die Hausnamen und Hauszeichen im mittelalterlichen Freiburg. The spelling Schwartzwald is found in a 1570 map made by Abraham Ortelius. A byname using vom is also feasible; therefore, this byname can be registered as submitted. [Dedrich Schweickhardt vom Schwartzwald, Æthelmearc]"

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Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

Device changed with submitter permission at Kingdom to clear conflict. Original emblazon, Azure, two needles inverted in saltire and a bordure argent, was in conflict with:

Illiton, Barony of, registered in February of 1987 (via the Middle): Azure, two needles in saltire, points to chief, argent.

There is 1 DC for bordure vs. no bordure, but there is no DC for the orientation of the needles.

No conflicts found for the redrawn device.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/20-36-37_Reynse_vom_Schwarzwald_device_color_image.jpg


19: Robin de Shealladh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1980, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) A cat's head cabossed quarterly Or and sable.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Blazon corrected to match the accepted structure for fieldless badge blazons.


20: Robin de Shealladh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1980, via Meridies.

Quarterly sable and Or, a cat's head cabossed counterchanged.

No conflicts found during commentary.


21: Stefania Zaffiro - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.

Stephania - Catalan names from the 1510 census of Valencia

http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/spanish/valencia1510.html

Zaffiro - Phillipo Zaffiro, 1561, Author

Novariensis in Libros Analyticorum Posteriorum

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Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.

The documents for the surname, "Zaffiro", only support the spelling "Zaffiri" as a surname. The following exchange from Kingdom commentary details the issue.

Zaffiri has his own section in "Ragionamento di Luca Contile sopra la proprietà delle imprese con le particolari de gli academici Affidati et con le interpretationi et croniche .." by Contile, Luca, 1505-1574, pub. 1574, p. 126. He's mentioned as Filippo Zaffiri, il Zaffiri, il Zaffiro. "Nacque Filippo Zaffiri in Novara, di padre e di madre honorati." Translated, Filippo Zaffari was born in Novara of an honorable father and mother. https://archive.org/details/ragionamentodilu00cont

This is an unusual byname, meaning `sapphire'.

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How does one search within a single book at that site,[...]? Because at Google's copy of Contile, https://books.google.com/books?id=z5dJ6uzYrKQC, opening 57, recto (image below), I cannot help but wonder whether "il Zaffiro Academico" is in so elevated a context as to mean "the Sapphire Academic" as an allusion to the scholar rather than an actual instance of naming him. Am I overthinking? (This is one of the hits there on <Zaffiri>; Google's transcription fails to include <Zaffiro>.) [see the image, below, for this source]

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I think that you are correct about the academy. I apologize for not getting all of the information.

I translated "Il Zaffiri sapendo che quei pomi d'oro misticamente s'intendono per la sapientia, egli bramoso di cotal ricchissimo acquisto, si dispose in tutto e per tutto di continouvamente affacticarsi intorno all scientie, essorato a cio da Salomone..." The Sapphires knowing that those golden apples are mystically intended for the wise, he yearned for such a rich purchase, he was disposed in all respects to continiously become involved in the sciences, exalted to this by Solomon… Here I believe Il Zaffiri is referring to the man.

The submitter requests assistance in finding documentation for the surname "Zaffiro". If such documentation cannot be found, the submitter will accept changing the surname to "Zaffiri", as details in the documentation above.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-29/21-44-53_01-40-13_Zaffiro_Academico.PNG


22: Tristand Pelletiere - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

Per fess argent and sable, in pale a mullet of eight points and a guinea pig stantant counterchanged.

Previous submission, Sable, a guinea pig argent and on a chief gules a mullet argent, was returned at Kingdom in November 2016.

Must be returned for tincture violation. The chief, as an ordinary, lies atop the field, rather than adjacent to it. Therefore, a chief gules cannot be placed on a sable field.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary. Additional documentation for period depictions and descriptions of guinea pigs provided by commenters during commentary, and included below.

The term "guinea-pig" dates to post-gray period, 1664.

OED shows:

guinea-pig, n.

1a. A rodent mammal ( Cavia Cobaya) of the genus Cavia, originating in S. America, but now widely distributed in a half-domesticated state. The term is applied dialectally to the wood-louse, and in Cornwall to the small white cowrie. 1664 H. Power Exper. Philos. i. 16 You may see them [Cheese Mites]..like so many Ginny-Pigs, munching and chewing the cud. 1677 E. Browne Acct. Trav. Germany 109 Some odde dishes at their Tables; as Guiny-pigs, divers sorts of Snails, and Tortoises.

However, guinea pigs have been found in period documents and artwork.

Conrad Gessner described and drew a guinea pig in his _Historiae Animalium_ printed from 1551-58 and 1587. (Source: http://cavysavvy.blogspot.com/2015/05/guinea-pig-history-conrad-gessner-and.html ). One volume of the publication can be found on page 367, here: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/136746#page/413/mode/1up

S. Kusukawa analyzed the sources for the images in Gessner's publications and their article was published in the Annals of Science in 2010. (Source: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/128/1286404337.pdf ) "Even when Gessner had live specimens and could give his own depiction and description, as in the case of the porcellus indicus (guinea pig to us), he provided a picture sent to him by a nobleman in Paris, cited a verbal description by Johann Heinrich Munzinger, the learned physician to the Fugger family who had originally given him a pair of guinea pigs, and further added Peter Martyr's reference to a similar animal in his book on the New World."

And there is this press release from 2013 from the National Portrait Gallery in London titled "News Release: Earliest Portrait of a Guinea Pig Discovered as Exhibition Reveals Unseen Painting" found here: https://www.npg.org.uk/about/press/news-release-earliest-portrait-of-a-guinea-pig.php

The OED also has an entry for pig-cony, with the following entry:

† pig-cony n. Obs. rare the guinea pig, Cavia porcellus.

1607 E. Topsell Hist. Fovre-footed Beastes 112 Indian little Pig-Cony. I receiued the picture of this Beast from a certain Noble-man.

Image 1: Three Unknown Elizabethan children Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, c.1580 Privately Owned, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Unknown_Elizabethan_Children.jpg

Image 2: "The entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark", 1615, by Jan Brueghel the Elder

Image 3: "The Garden of Eden", ca.1600, by Jan Brueghel the Elder, http://realgallery.ru/copy_pictures/orig/1079108.jpg.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-13-57_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-13-59_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-13-59_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_3.jpg


23: Tristand Pelletiere - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of November 30, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A bat-winged guinea pig segreant contourny argent breathing flames proper.

No conflicts found during commentary. Additional documentation for period depictions and descriptions of guinea pigs provided by commenters during commentary, and included below.

The term "guinea-pig" dates to post-gray period, 1664.

OED shows:

guinea-pig, n.

1a. A rodent mammal ( Cavia Cobaya) of the genus Cavia, originating in S. America, but now widely distributed in a half-domesticated state. The term is applied dialectally to the wood-louse, and in Cornwall to the small white cowrie. 1664 H. Power Exper. Philos. i. 16 You may see them [Cheese Mites]..like so many Ginny-Pigs, munching and chewing the cud. 1677 E. Browne Acct. Trav. Germany 109 Some odde dishes at their Tables; as Guiny-pigs, divers sorts of Snails, and Tortoises.

However, guinea pigs have been found in period documents and artwork.

Conrad Gessner described and drew a guinea pig in his _Historiae Animalium_ printed from 1551-58 and 1587. (Source: http://cavysavvy.blogspot.com/2015/05/guinea-pig-history-conrad-gessner-and.html ). One volume of the publication can be found on page 367, here: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/136746#page/413/mode/1up

S. Kusukawa analyzed the sources for the images in Gessner's publications and their article was published in the Annals of Science in 2010. (Source: http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/128/1286404337.pdf ) "Even when Gessner had live specimens and could give his own depiction and description, as in the case of the porcellus indicus (guinea pig to us), he provided a picture sent to him by a nobleman in Paris, cited a verbal description by Johann Heinrich Munzinger, the learned physician to the Fugger family who had originally given him a pair of guinea pigs, and further added Peter Martyr's reference to a similar animal in his book on the New World."

And there is this press release from 2013 from the National Portrait Gallery in London titled "News Release: Earliest Portrait of a Guinea Pig Discovered as Exhibition Reveals Unseen Painting" found here: https://www.npg.org.uk/about/press/news-release-earliest-portrait-of-a-guinea-pig.php

The OED also has an entry for pig-cony, with the following entry:

† pig-cony n. Obs. rare the guinea pig, Cavia porcellus.

1607 E. Topsell Hist. Fovre-footed Beastes 112 Indian little Pig-Cony. I receiued the picture of this Beast from a certain Noble-man.

Image 1: Three Unknown Elizabethan children Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, c.1580 Privately Owned, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Unknown_Elizabethan_Children.jpg

Image 2: "The entry of the Animals into Noah's Ark", 1615, by Jan Brueghel the Elder

Image 3: "The Garden of Eden", ca.1600, by Jan Brueghel the Elder, http://realgallery.ru/copy_pictures/orig/1079108.jpg.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-14-55_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-14-57_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-14-57_tristand_guinea_pig_doc_image_3.jpg


24: Tullia Livia Marciana - Resub Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Or, an elephant passant within a bordure indented purpure seme of quatrefoils Or.

Original submission, Or, an African elephant statant with a bordure indented purpure seme of quatrefoils Or, was returned at Kingdom in November 2017.

Must be returned for redraw. The posture of the elephant in the image is unblazonable; it is halfway between statant and passant.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary.

There is one SFPP for use of an elephant not maintaining a tower.

Correction to Device (2018-Jun-10 18:06:37): This submitter's name has been changed to Livia Tullia Marciana in the errata of the April 2018 LOAR, published 5 June, 2018.


25: Wu Yun - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2012, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) Three Chinese dragons passant conjoined in annulo maintaining a plate.

This submission is to be associated with House of the Nine Dragons

No conflicts found during commentary.

Redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. Increased the size of the plate to make it more readily identifiable.

Blazon changed at Kingdom. "Conjoined" added to the blazon for clarity. Posture changed from "statant" to "passant" for accuracy.

Original artwork was made with the intention of representing a common period motif of Chinese dragons guarding pearls. If the original artwork can be registered, the submitter would prefer it to the redraw.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-17-55_Wu_Yun_badge01_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-17-55_Wu_Yun_badge01_color_image.jpg


26: Wu Yun - New Release of Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2012, via Meridies.

Argent, a mullet of seven points voided azure within a bordure engrailed sable

The following letter was received from the submitter.

"I, <mundane name redacted>, known in the Society as Wu Yun, do hereby release my badge: Argent, a mullet of seven points voided azure within a bordure engrailed sable. I understand this release is permanent and cannot be withdrawn.

Signed and dated, 4/28/18


27: Wu Yun - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2012, via Meridies.

Or, on a torteau a Chinese dragon passant Or.

Badge redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. The fimbriation was removed from the torteau, as it violated color-on-color tincture rules. The field was also changed to Or to clear conflict with the flag of Japan - Argent, a torteau.

Correction to Badge (2018-Jun-10 18:06:29): I forgot to include the original blazon before the redraw: Argent, on a torteau fimbriated sable a Chinese dragon passant Or..

Correction to Badge (2018-Jun-10 18:06:37): I forgot to include the original blazon before the redraw: Argent, on a torteau fimbriated sable a Chinese dragon passant Or..


28: Yang Meizi - New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) An Oriental dragon in annulo vert maintaining in its mouth a plate.

Yang Meizi dated to the 11th Century in Period Chinese Names by Yin Mei Li

http://www.ida.net/users/valerie_lee/Octofoil/ChineseNames/

(accessed through webarchive.org)

*****

Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found for this device.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. Increased the size of the plate to make it more readily identifiable.

Original artwork was made with the intention of representing a common period motif of Chinese dragons guarding pearls. If the original artwork can be registered, the submitter would prefer it to the redraw.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-36-17_Yang_Meizi_badge_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-05-31/21-36-17_Yang_Meizi_badge_color_image.jpg


In Service,

THL Ulrich Eisenhand

(m.k.a. Ian Woodworth)

4302 Hazelwood Ave

Kingsport, TN 37664

304-881-7746

ulrich.eisenhand@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 11 New Names, 2 New Alternate Names, 7 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 10 New Badges. These 31 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $124 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices and 1 Resub Device Change. These 4 items are not chargeable. There is 1 release, which does not require payment. There are a total of 36 items submitted on this letter.