Meridies LoI from Meridies dated 2018-06-30

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: Alisandre Isabeau de la Chapelle - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1992, via the East.

Argent pellety, a coney courant azure.

No conflicts found during commentary.

The original blazon, Argent pellety sable, a coney courant azure, was changed at Kingdom, to remove the redundant "sable".

Some commenters felt that the pellets should be smaller and more scattered, as they somewhat obscure the coney. Pennon decided this detail was insufficient to return the device, but would warrant an artist's note.


2: Cáemgen of Ipswich - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Meridies LoI of February 28, 2018 as submitted.

Or, a brown llama statant proper and on a chief azure an arrow fesswise Or.

Previous submission was returned for violation of SENA A3B1. To wit: While a few monsters have a defined proper, most of them do not because they do not exist in nature. Thus, monsters constructed from animals which can otherwise be proper may not be proper.

Or, an allocamelus statant proper and on a chief azure an arrow fesswise Or.

The submitter included documentation showing that llamas were known to Europeans in period. The image is from a collection by Conrad Gessner (ca. 1560) in the Special Archives of the University of Amsterdam. It was featured in an article in The Guardian in March 2017, linked here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/gallery/2017/mar/09/16th-century-zoological-goldmin e-discovered-conrad-gessner-in-pictures

*****

No conflicts found for this device during commentary.

This device was redrawn at Kingdom with the submitter's permission. Following the initial return, the submitter had requested an azure allocamelus, but during commentary he changed his mind, as he wanted a brown llama all along. The device was redrawn to have a brown llama.

Blazon altered to match the new image. Added documentation for llamas in period, provided by the submitter.


3: Cecily de Chinon - New Name & New Device

Quarterly vert and sable, four cleavers argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

Cecily - Feminine given name, found three times in R&W.

sn., Gorrell

<Cecily de Gorhull> 1246

sn., Sheldon

<Cecily de Sheldon> 1248

sn. Will

<Cecily Willes> 1279

de Chinon - French/Occitan locative byname, meaning "from Chinon". Found in the article "French and Occitan Names from the 12th and 13th Centuries" by Ramons lo Montalbes. http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/ramon/occitan/occitan_r.html. Article lists the name "Roger De Chinon", found on page 455 of the source material.

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

Original name submission, Cecily du Chinon, was changed at Kingdom with submitter permission. The French article "du" is a contraction of the phrase "de le", and commenters were unable to find a location called "le Chinon" to allow this contraction to be used. The documentation submitted with the name supports the new form of the name.

Permission to conflict device appended:

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Ian Germundsson, give permission to [redacted], known in the SCA as Cecily du Chinon, permission to conflict for her proposed armory, "Quarterly vert and sable, four cleavers argent" to look similar to but not identical to my armory "Quarterly vert and sable, four daggers inverted argent" registered via Meridies 2/12/2002.

I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once [redacted]'s armory is registered.

Signed and dated 1/7/16

*****

No conflicts found for device during commentary. Commenters felt that the Letter of Permission to Conflict was not needed, given that there should be a SC for cleavers vs. daggers, but Pennon felt it prudent to leave the PtC attached to the submission.


4: Cristiana Hunter - New Device

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

Or, a falcon striking maintaining in its talons three tulips fesswise and in base two arrows inverted in saltire, a bordure embattled gules.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original artwork redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. Commenters had issues with the identifiability of the charges on the device as submitted. To resolve these issues, the arrows were moved from chief to base, allowing the falcon, and the tulips it is maintaining, to be moved up slightly and enlarged, making them clearer. The tulips were also rotated slightly to put them fully into a fesswise orientation. Original artwork included below.

Original blazon, Or, a falcon striking maintaining in its talons three tulips fesswise and in chief two arrows inverted in saltire, a bordure embattled gules, changed to match new emblazon.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/21-06-48_Christiana_Hunter_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/21-06-49_Christiana_Hunter_device_color_image.jpg


5: Drogo Keiliselgr - Resub Device

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

Quarterly arrondi vert and argent, two ravens rising respectant wings displayed sable.

Original submission, Quarterly arrondi vert and argent, in bend sinister two birds striking respectant, wings elevated and "addorsed", sable, was returned by Laurel on the February 2018 LOAR.

Must be returned for further work. This device is returned for violation of SENA A2C I, which disallows animals drawn in trian aspect. In this device, the birds are drawn in trian aspect, with the angles of the wings, and the foreshortening of the rear wing, giving the unmistakable impression of perspective even without internal detailing. Upon resubmission, please advise the submitter to draw the birds in profile, with internal detailing.

*****

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, Quarterly arrondi vert and argent, in bend sinister two ravens rising respectant sable, was changed at Kingdom. The term "in bend sinister" was removed, as the tinctures of the ravens and the field forces their position. The term "wings displayed" was also added, as the posture of the wings needs to be blazoned.

This device was redrawn at Kingdom with submitter permission. The original artwork was considered by many commenters to be in trian aspect, with the head of the raven overlaying the back wing. It was redrawn to provide clear separation between the head and the bird. The line drawing was also redrawn, as the original line art had the ravens already colored sable. The original artwork is included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/18-29-04_Drogo_Keiliselgr_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/18-29-05_Drogo_Keiliselgr_device_color_image.jpg


6: Faraldr Eðvarðarson - New Name & New Device

Azure, on a double-horned anvil Or between three double-headed eagles argent, a hanging balance gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Traveller) most important.

Faraldr is an Old Norse masculine given name found in GB, p 9 s.n. Faraldr

Eðvarðarson is an Old Norse masculine given name found in GB, p 9 s.n. Eðvarðr

The ending was changed to -arson to from the genitive patronymic

*****

Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary. Patronymic byname construction correct, using Viking Answer Lady Old Norse Names for reference (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONNames.shtml).

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original blazon, Azure, on a double-horned anvil Or between three double-headed eagles displayed argent, a hanging balance gules, changed at Kingdom. "Displayed" is the default posture for eagles, and as such is not needed in the blazon.


7: Gwenhwyfar Mwyn - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via Meridies.

Argent, a heron maintaining a sword inverted azure and a ford proper.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, Argent, a heron maintaining a sword inverted azure and in base a ford, was changed at Kingdom. A ford is in base by default, and its proper tincture is alternating wavy lines of azure and argent. The position of the ford was removed from, and its tincture added to, the blazon.


8: Helena Howard - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and argent, a phoenix and a lotus affronty counterchanged.

Sound most important.

Helena - Feminine given name found via FamilySearch.org. "Helena Whytehead", marriage date 4 Oct 1561, Lincoln, England batch #M06178-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVRH-Z6K

Howard - Surry England Brass Inscription index Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology of Oxford. http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/lastnameAH.html#H. Found dated to 1535.

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

Added FamilySearch URL for given name.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

A near conflict found during commentary was:

Zahra bint al-Rammah

The following device associated with this name was registered in May of 2015 (via An Tir):

Per bend sinister azure and argent, a moon in her plenitude and a lotus flower in profile counterchanged.

There is one DC for changing half of the charges in the charge group (moon to phoenix), and one DC for the orientation of the lotus (affronty vs. in profile).


9: Ian Stuart MacDonald - New Name & New Device

Quarterly per pale indented sable and argent, a dog's head erased contourny sable and a cross crosslet fitchy gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.
Spelling (Spelling is the most, then sound.) most important.

Ian -- English given name, found via FamilySearch.org. "Ian Moore", m, 27 Nov 1608, Leconfield, York, England. Batch #M06080-1. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NVTY-232

Stuart - Found in Scotland 1429 - Academy of St. Gabriel Report #2610 -

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?2610+0

Stuart is also found as a byname, via FamilySearch.org. "Ann Stuart", burial date 08 Oct 1622, Westmoreland, England. Batch #B00461-3. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8RS-JNY. Bynames can be used as given name in late period English.

MacDonald - Anglicized gaelic name from "mac Domhnaill" - Academy of St. Gabriel Report #1395 -

http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi?1395+0

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

Additional documentation provided for "Stuart".

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original blazon, Per fess sable and argent and per pale indented counterchanged, a dog's head erased contourny sable and a cross crosslet fitchy gules, was changed at Kingdom, to make the wording of the field division simpler and more concise.

The artwork for the line drawing was also changed at Kingdom, with the submitter's approval, to more closely match the colored emblazon. The original artwork has been included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/18-18-05_Ian_Stuart_MacDonald_device_bw_image.jpg


10: Iseppa dei Rossi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via Meridies.

Per pale sable and argent, in fess an hourglass between two rabbits rampant addorsed and on a chief three ermine spots, all counterchanged.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Original blazon, Per pale sable and argent, an hourglass between two rabbits rampant addorsed, on a chief three ermine spots all counterchanged, was changed at Kingdom. The term "in fess" was added to reinforce that the hourglass and the rabbits are intended to be considered coprimary charges.


11: Juliana of Empingham - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via Meridies.

Argent, in pale three quatrefoil knots sable between flaunches purpure.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Commenters noted that the flaunches should be coming from the corners of the shield. Following their advice, Pennon advances this device with an artist's note in that regard.

Several commenters also stated that the color appears to be an ambiguous color between blue and purple. During the discussion meeting it was clarified that the device was from a consultation table at an event, and that it was colored at the event with a Classic Crayola purple marker.


12: Myndee of South Downs - New Name & New Device

Barry wavy argent and azure, a melusine proper and a chief engrailed Or papellony vert.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Myndee - Submitters legal given name. Driver's license viewed and attested by Lucien d'Artois, Baronial Herald of the Barony of South Downs, and Wistric Oftun, Seneschal of the Barony of South Downs.

of South Downs - Locative byname using registered SCA branch name, allowable under PN.1.B.2.f. Branch Name Allowance. <South Downs, Barony of> was registered in June 1986 (via Meridies).

*****

No conflicts found for name during commentary. Received needed second attestation of mundane name, and added it to the documentation.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original artwork redrawn with submitter's permission during commentary. The number of papellony rows in the chief was reduced, with each scale increased in size for clarity. The colors on the chief were also inverted, to avoid metal-on-metal issues with the original (Or on argent). The skin of the human portion of the melusine was also changed to a more natural, and easily identifiable, color. The original artwork has been included below.

Original blazon, Barry wavy argent and azure, a melusine proper crined Or and a chief engrailed vert papellony Or, was changed at Kingdom. A proper melusine has blonde hair (blazoned Or), so the phrase "crined Or" was removed. The tinctures of the chief were also inverted, to accurately describe the tinctures having been swapped in the redrawn device.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-02-29_Myndee_of_South_Downs_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-02-30_Myndee_of_South_Downs_device_color_image.jpg


13: Nikon Dawidowicz - New Name & New Device

Argent, in saltire a quill pen and an artist's paintbrush sable, a bordure purpure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.

Nikon - A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Bialystok by Lillia de Vaux, dates Nikon to 1158 & 1160. (2011 KWHS Proceedings). http://st-walburga.aspiringluddite.com/docs/Bialystok.pdf

Additional documentation provided from "Słownik staropolskich nazw osobowych" volume 4, p. 65 sn. Nikon. "Nikon, 1446".

Dawidowicz - IBID; dates Dawid to 1551 as a masculine given name

IBID; s.n. Patronymics; indicates that the patronymic form would be Dawidowicz

Additional documentation provided from "Słownik staropolskich nazw osobowych", vol 1, p. 462 sn. Dawidowic(z). "Iwan Dawidowicz, 1442".

Images of additional documentation included below.

*****

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

Added additional documentation provided during commentary.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original blazon, Argent, in saltire a quill pen and an paint brush sable, a bordure purpure, was changed at Kingdom. Added clarification that the brush in the image is an artist's paintbrush.

Original artwork was redrawn with submitter's permission. The quill pen used in the original artwork was a post-period depiction of a nib pen, rather than a period depiction of a cut quill pen. The quill pen was changed, and the charges were slightly enlarged to more completely fill the space. Original artwork included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-10-52_Nikon_Dawidowicz_name_doc1.1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-10-54_Nikon_Dawidowicz_name_doc1.2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-10-56_Nikon_Dawidowicz_name_doc2.1.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-10-57_Nikon_Dawidowicz_name_doc2.2.jpg

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-17-21_Nikon_Dawidowicz_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-17-21_Nikon_Dawidowicz_device_color_image.jpg


14: Sebastiano Francisco de Valencia - New Alternate Name & New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2004, via Meridies.

Mark de Wyttenye

Gyronney vert and argent, on a chief sable three polypuses argent.

Old Item: Gyronny vert and argent, on a chief sable three Maltese crosses argent., to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound most important.

Mark - Masculine given name, found in DMNES. "Mark", Early Modern English, 1541 Mark BarnstapleBap p. 2. http://dmnes.org/name/Mark. Accessed 6/2/2018.

de Wyttenye - Surname, found in ""A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames ..." by Charles Bardsley, 1901, p. 809.

s.n. Whitney - Local, `of Whitey,' [sic] a parish in co. Hereford.

"Robert de Wyttenye", co. Hereford. https://books.google.com/books?id=RbkEAAAAIAAJ. Dated between the reigns of Henry III (1216-1272) and Edward I (1272-1307).

*****

No conflicts found for alternate name. Original documentation was from unusable sources; new documentation found and replaced originals.

Original name submission, "Mark de Wytteney" was changed with submitter permission at Kingdom. Commenters could not find the spelling "de Wytteney" in period, but were able to find the spelling "de Wyttenye". The name was changed accordingly.

No conflicts found for device during commentary.

Original artwork redrawn at Kingdom with submitter's permission. The shield shape of the submitted artwork did not fit within the shield shape on the form. The device was redrawn to conform to the lines on the form. Original artwork included below.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-38-49_Mark_de_Wytteney_device_bw_image.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=2015/2018-06-30/19-38-50_Mark_de_Wytteney_device_color_image.jpg


15: Stella di Silvestri - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via Meridies.

Seong Myeong-su

Original Korean Documentation:

http://sillok.history.go.kr/id/kga_10209007_004

Translation:

https://tinyurl.com/yat8sobl

Myeong-su: Seong Sam song's wife

*****

Documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary.


16: Temair Cherr - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2015, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) An escallop bendwise sinister argent.

No conflicts found during commentary. Submission type corrected from "New Device" to "New Badge".

Commenters noted that there may be a visual conflict with the following badge:

Iago ab Adam. The following badge associated with this name was registered in November of 2000 (via An Tir):

(Fieldless) An escallop argent.


17: Thorkatla Herjolfsdottir - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1999, via the East.

(Fieldless) A rose per pale azure and argent, barbed proper and seeded counterchanged.

No conflict found during commentary.

Original blazon, (Fieldless) A rose counterchanged per pale azure and argent, was changed at Kingdom. The blazon was altered to make the coloration of the rose's petals and seeded portion more clear, and define the tincture of the barbs.


18: Vasilikos of Owl's Nest - New Name & New Device

Vasilikos of Owl's Nest

Azure, a trident and a sword in saltire and in base a natural dolphin naiant argent.

Language (Greek) most important.
Culture most important.

Vasilikos - Greek masculine given name, found via the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names.

Βασιλικός masculine given name is found 14 times at Lexicon of Greek Personal Names search. http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?namenoaccents=%CE%92%CE%91%CE%A3%CE%99%C E%9B%CE%99%CE%9A%CE%9F%CE%A3

Lexicon of Greek Personal Names search for Placename has 559 returns for Sikyon, Greece. http://clas-lgpn2.classics.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/lgpn_search.cgi?place=Sikyon

Table 4: Date codes url is http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/online/computerization/tables/tab04.html

of Owl's Nest - Locative byname using the submitter's local branch, allowable under SENA PN.1.B.2.f. Branch Name Allowance. "Owl's Nest, Canton of" was registered in September 1992, via Meridies.

*****

Name documents checked and confirmed. No conflicts found during commentary. Replaced original Wikipedia documentation with new documents provided during commentary. Additional documentation added for the byname.

Name changed at Kingdom with submitter's permission. The name as originally submitted was only "Vasilikos _", with no surname attached. As SENA PN.2.B disallows names with single elements, the submitter elected to use his local group as a locative byname.

No conflicts found during commentary.

Added the article "a" before "sword" in the blazon.


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 7 New Names, 2 New Alternate Names, 13 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 2 New Badges. These 25 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $100 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 26 items submitted on this letter.