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East ILoI dated 2013-05-03

Greetings heralds!

This letter contains submissions received and completed in April 2013. Commentary on this letter closes on June 4, 2013.

You'll see that we have a lot of activity from our Baronies this month. If your Barony would like to its names and badges registered, please contact me and I will put you in touch with a senior herald to help you.

Please note the continuing issue with the appearance of greens, which Eastern Crown's and Blue Tyger's scanners tend to render as teals. All items are colored with Crayola or Rose Art green markers unless otherwise specifically indicated.

Happy commenting,

Alys Eastern Crown

1: Anna Serhneia -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for pre-7th cen. Greek.
Language (pre-7th cen. Greek) most important.
Culture (pre-7th cen. Greek) most important.

Consulting herald: Conall an Doire

Anna appears as a female given name in "Common Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the 6th and 7th Centuries" by Bardas Xiphias (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/byzantine/PLRE_fem_names.html)

According to the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (http://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/names/practices.html), "[t]he patronymic generally took the form of the father's name in the genitive case."

The byname is based on a entry in the LGPN showing a name using the Greek characters Sigma-epsilon-rho-eta-nu-omicron-zeta(?), transcribed by the search program as SerhnoV. Needless to say, this is all Greek to Eastern Crown (you know I had to go there, right?), and assistance is requested verifying that the submitted byname is a valid transcription and feminine form.

Correction (2013-May-09 11:05:34): In a conversation with the submitter about the potential change to the byname, she has withdrawn her authenticity request.


2: Bergental, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East

Order of the Sable Bear of Bergental

This order name follows the pattern of [color] + [charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Sable -- The April 2012 Cover Letter states: "[W]e are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms." Sable is the heraldic color name for black.

A bear is a common heraldic charge found in, among others, the arms of Barlingham, which Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry s.n. bear dates to the reign of Edward II of England.

The spelling bear appears in the most famous of Shakespeare's stage directions, Exit, pursued by a bear, which appears in Act III, scene 3 of The Winter's Tale (First Folio 1623).

SENA NPN 3.C states "The Order of the Whistle does not conflict with the Order of the Whistle of Drachenwald, because the substantive elements being compared are Whistle and Whistle of Drachenwald." Therefore, the Order of the Sable Bear of Bergental does not conflict with Order of the Sable Bear registered to the Barony of Blackstone Mountain in February of 1997.


3: Bergental, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East

Order of the Cup of Saint Brigid

This name follows the pattern of Order names [saint] + [other] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/). Examples of Order names following this pattern found in Juliana's article are:

Saint George with the Pelican (Germany)

Saint Georges and Saint Williams Shields (Austria)

Saint Georges Shield (Germany)

Saint Williams Shield (Austria)

A cup is a common heraldic charge. According to Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry s.n. Cup: "Cup, (old fr. Coupe): the cup was rather a favourite device from the fourteenth century onwards, as shewn by several references to it in the Rolls of Edward II. and Edward III."

Saint Brigit is one of the most well-known Irish female saints (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/79591/Saint-Brigit-of-Ireland). The spelling Brigid is found in late period England used as a given name; from the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Brigid Reed Female Marriage 16 Nov 1560 Harrow On The Hill, London, England Batch: M01329-1

Brigid Smith Female Marriage 09 May 1613 Westmeston, Sussex, England Batch: M04288-1


4: Bergental, Barony of -New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2011, via the East

Order of the Hour-glass

This Order name follows the pattern of orders named after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry s.n. Hour-glass notes the appearance of an hour-glass in a set of 16th cen. arms:

Party per chevron embattled or and gules, three roses counterchanged slipped vert; on a chief of the second three hour-glasses argent framed of the first--John WHITE, Bp. of Lincoln, 1534; of Winchester, 1557-59.

The spelling hour-glass appears in Shakespeare's Henry V (c. 1599), in the Prologue, scene 1:

Carry them here and there; jumping o'er times,

Turning the accomplishment of many years

Into an hour-glass: for the which supply,

Admit me Chorus to this history

(emphasis added)


5: Bhakail, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1974,

Company of Saint Hubert

(Fieldless) On a flame Or within and conjoined to a stag's attire gules, a salamander tergiant sable.

Consulting herald: Ian Raven of Tadcaster

This Order Name follows the pattern of naming orders after saints, identified as the second most common pattern in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Hubert is an English masculine given name: Withycombe, p. 157, s.n. Hubert, dates this spelling to 1270.

Laurel is currently considering (Laurel 2/9/2013) permitting the use of the designator Company for order names, based on evidence of its in period both to refer to orders (as in the period Companie du Cigne Noir, Compaignie de la Gartier, or compagnia dell'Argata, all from Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names") and to military groups (such as the grey period Military Company of the City of London).

"Medieval Secular Order Names" contains examples of period orders named after Saint Hubert in both France and Germany:

Saint Hubert (France) - This confraternal order was founded in 1422 in the Duchy of Bar, according to Boulton.

Saint Hubert (Germany) - This fraternal noble organization was founded under the leadership of Gerhard, Count of Sayn, in 1447, according to Boulton.

(http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/Fraternal_Knightly_Organizations.html#Saint%20Hubert%20(France)). Please discuss whether these Orders are significant enough to protect from presumption.


6: Bhakail, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1974,

Company of the Flame and Salamander

(Fieldless) Three rapiers inverted conjoined in pile proper and overall a salamander tergiant sable enflamed proper.

Consulting herald: Ian Raven of Tadcaster

This Order name follows the pattern of naming an order after two objects or heraldic charges, as set forth in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Laurel is currently considering (Laurel 2/9/2013) permitting the use of the designator Company for order names, based on evidence of its in period both to refer to orders (as in the period Companie du Cigne Noir, Compaignie de la Gartier, or compagnia dell'Argata, all from Juliana de Luna's "Medieval Secular Order Names") and to military groups (such as the grey period Military Company of the City of London).

A flame is a standard heraldic charge. Parker, A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry s.n. fire states "flames of fire(fr. flammes) are not at all a rare device in coats of arms, though not observed to occur in arms before the sixteenth century; sometimes by themselves, but more frequently in connection with other charges." Parker gives the following period example of arms using flames as charges:

Or, on a fesse dancette, between three flames of fire gules, a lamb couchant, between two estoiles argent--Ascribed to HOOPER, Bp. of Gloucester, 1550-54; also of Worcester, 1552-53

A salamander is another standard heraldic charge. The device Gules, a salamander sable dancing in flames, environed of a laurel wreath proper, on a chief argent a hurst of three trees, maple, pine and oak, proper, between a quill and a quill inverted, gules, was registered to the Barony of Bhakail in July 1974.


7: Bhakail, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1974,

Order of the Harlequin

(Fieldless) A human head erased proper attired of a jester's cap gules

Consulting herald: Ian Raven of Tadcaster

This order name follows the pattern of naming orders after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

According to the Pic Dic, human figures began appearing in Continental heraldry in the 14th century. Exaxmples include wild men, savages, and Saracens, as well as people who are "defined by their profession," as shown by their dress: e.g., sappers, monks and pilgrims. Harlequins had some kind of distinctive dress and could plausibly have served as heraldic charges. Evidence of harlequins appearing in period art were provided by the Barony.

The term harlequin is found in gray-period French in "Les jeux de l'incognu" by Adrien de Montluc, published in 1630 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5739484c/f346.image). In addition, the term harlicken is dated to 1590 in the OED, along with the spellings Harlakene (1606), Harlaken (1607) and Harlakeene (1612).

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2013-05-03/21-31-04_HarlequinDoc1.JPG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2013-05-03/21-31-04_HarlequinDoc2.JPG


8: Bhakail, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1974,

Order of the Star of Bhakail

(Fieldless) A mullet of six points quarterly sable and gules.

Consulting herald: Ian Raven of Tadcaster

This order name follows the pattern of naming orders after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Star is another term for an estoile, which Parker's Glossary identifies as a heraldic charge found in period armorials:

Gilbert HANSARDE, de goules a trois estoiles d'argent--Roll, temp. HEN. III.

Monsire John de COBHAM, gules sur une cheveron d'or, trois estoilles de sable, entre trois lis le asur--Roll, temp. ED. III.

Le Count d'OXFORD, port quarterly, d'or et gules, a un estoiele d'argent en le quarter gules devant--Ibid.

Argent, a chevron between three estoiles sable--MORDAUNT, Earl of Peterborough, 1628.

The spelling star is found in the Middle English Dictionary s.n. sterre: (1461) Acc.St.Mary Thame in BBOAJ 10 57: Item, to John Benet for the stars to hang before ye rode at Crismas, xx d.

The branch name Barony of Bhakail was registered in July of 1974.

SENA NPN 3.C states "The Order of the Whistle does not conflict with the Order of the Whistle of Drachenwald, because the substantive elements being compared are Whistle and Whistle of Drachenwald." Therefore, Order of the Star of Bhakail should not conflict with either Star Principal Herald or Star Signet, both registered to the Kingdom of Ansteorra.


9: Cassandra Matis -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2008, via the East

(Fieldless) A winged boar salient Or


10: Catalina de Valencia -New Name & New Device

Azure, a seahorse erect and on a chief engrailed argent an arrow fesswise gules.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Both name elements are found in "16th-century Spanish Names" by Elsbeth Anne Roth (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/index.html).

Catalina is a female given name with examples dated to 1539, 1560, 1571 and 1578 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/fem-given-alpha.html).

de Valencia is a locative byname with examples dated to 1560 and 1574 (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/spanish/bynames-alpha.html).


11: Catalina de Valencia -New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A seahorse's head couped argent charged with a rapier and an arrow in saltire gules.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

The submitter's name and device appear elsewhere on this letter.


12: David Morteyne -New Name Change & Resub Device

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in September of 2013, via the East.

Azure, on a cross sable fimbriated between four owls, each pair addorsed, a mullet of four points elongated to base, all within a bordure argent.

Old Item: Ian Morteyne, to be released.

Consulting herald: Conall an Doire

David is a male give named dated to 1454 in "English Names found in Brass Enscriptions" by Julian Goodwyn (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/brasses/men.html).

Morteyne is grandfathered to the submitter. It was originally documented as an English name and can be dated to the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) in Bardsley, p. 542 s.n. Mortyn, as Custance de Morteyne.

The submitter's original device, Azure, a mullet of four points elongated towards base between four owls close and guardant argent, was returned on the East's February 2004 LoD for conflict with Jed Silverstar (April 1980, Meridies): Azure, a mullet of four greater and eight lesser points between four piles issuant in saltire argent. This is a major redesign.


13: East, Kingdom of the -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

(Fieldless) A tyger's head erased azure within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

This submission is to be associated with Belted Champions Team

Consulting herald: Ryan MacWhyte


14: East, Kingdom of the -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1973,

(Fieldless) A tyger's head erades azure within and conjoined to an annulet gules.

This submission is to be associated with Unbelted Champions Team

Consulting herald: Ryan MacWhyte


15: Endeweard, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Keystone of Endeweard

Per chevron Or and sable, a keystone argent.

Consulting herald: Brita Mairi Svensdottir

The branch name Endeweard, Shire of was registered in January 1987 via the East. The Shire of Endeweard was elevated to Baronial status by the Board of Directors at the January 2013 meeting.

This order name follows the pattern of orders named after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

The keystone appears as image #422 in the Pic Dic (2d ed.). The term "key-stone" is period; the OED s.v. keystone (n) has: a1637 B. JONSON Underwoods, Misc. Poems xxx. To Sir E. Sackville, 'Tis the last key-stone That makes the arch.

SENA NPN 3.C states "The Order of the Whistle does not conflict with the Order of the Whistle of Drachenwald, because the substantive elements being compared are Whistle and Whistle of Drachenwald." Therefore, the Order of the Keystone of Endeweard should not conflict with Keystone Pursuivant or Order of the Keystone, both registerd to the Kingdom of Aethelmearc.

The Barony will accept the addition of the color term "White" -- Order of the White Keystone of Endeweard -- if necessary to clear conflicts, but only if "White" is added to all of their Baronial Order names.

The use of a modern notched keystone is a step from period practice. [Lysken die Waeyer, 11/2011 LoAR, A-East].

Correction (2013-May-24 14:05:14): The Barony has opted to withdraw and redesign all of its badges.


16: Endeweard, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Beacon of Endeweard

Per chevron Or and sable, a beacon argent.

The branch name Endeweard, Shire of was registered in January 1987 via the East. The Shire of Endeweard was elevated to Baronial status by the Board of Directors at the January 2013 meeting.

This order name follows the pattern of orders named after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

A beacon is a standard heraldic charge. Parker, A Glossary of Terms used in Heraldry, s.n. Beacon, identifies "A beacon or, inflamed proper" as a badge of Henry V. The OED s.n. beacon says that the modern spelling appears in the 1500s.

SENA NPN 3.C states "The Order of the Whistle does not conflict with the Order of the Whistle of Drachenwald, because the substantive elements being compared are Whistle and Whistle of Drachenwald." Therefore, the Order of the Beacon of Endeweard should not conflict with either (a) Beacon Principal Herald (March 1978 via Meridies) or (b) Order of the Beacon of Carillion, registered to Carillion, Barony of in November of 2012 (via the East).

The Barony will accept the addition of the color term "White" -- Order of the White Beacon of Endeweard -- if necessary to clear conflicts, but only if "White" is added to all of their Baronial Order names.

Correction (2013-May-24 14:05:31): The Barony has opted to withdraw and redesign all of its badges.


17: Endeweard, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

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

Order of the Portcullis of Endeweard

Per chevron Or and sable, a portcullis unchained argent.

Consulting herald: Brita Mairi Svensdottir

The branch name Endeweard, Shire of was registered in January 1987 via the East. The Shire of Endeweard was elevated to Baronial status by the Board of Directors at the January 2013 meeting.

This order name follows the pattern of orders named after heraldic charges found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

A portcullis is a standard heraldic charge. Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry s.n. portcullis gives several examples of arms containing a portcullis and notes that a portcullis "occurs as a badge of the house of Tudor in allusion to their descent from the Beaufort family."

SENA NPN 3.C states "The Order of the Whistle does not conflict with the Order of the Whistle of Drachenwald, because the substantive elements being compared are Whistle and Whistle of Drachenwald." Therefore, the Order of the Portcullis of Endeweard should not conflict with Portcullis Pursuivant, registered to England in April of 1981 (via Laurel).

The Barony will accept the addition of the color term "White" -- Order of the White Porcullis of Endeweard -- if necessary to clear conflicts, but only if "White" is added to all of their Baronial Order names.

Correction (2013-May-24 14:05:48): The Barony has opted to withdraw and redesign all of its badges.


18: Endeweard, Barony of -New Badge

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

Per chevron Or and sable, a tower argent.

This submission is to be associated with Populace Badge

The branch name Endeweard, Shire of was registered in January 1987 via the East. The Shire of Endeweard was elevated to Baronial status by the Board of Directors at the January 2013 meeting.

Correction (2013-May-24 14:05:11): The Barony has opted to withdraw and redesign all of its badges.


19: Fortune Sancte Keyne -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via the East

(Fieldless) On an oak leaf per pale sable and Or a bee counterchanged.

This submission is to be associated with House Strangewayes

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

This badge will be jointly owned with Elinor Strangewayes, whose name was registered in Sept. 2005 via the East.

The household name House Strangewayes was registered to Elinor Strangewayes and Ulrich von Dunkelberg in June of 2006 (via the East).

This is a resubmission. The original badge submission, Per pale Or and sable, a bee counterchanged, was returned by the East Kingdom in December 2011 for conflict. This redesign puts the bee on another charge in an effort to clear the conflict.


20: Gillian de Whittemere -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2006, via the East

Azure, a fox courant proper, in base a rose argent leaved vert and seeded Or, and on a chief argent three martlets sable.

Consulting herald: Johanna le Mercer

This same device was returned on the July 2006 LoAR for a redraw:

Gillian de Whittemere. Device. Azure, a fox courant, in base a rose argent seeded Or, on a chief argent three martlets sable.

This device is returned for a redraw. Given the relative sizes of the fox and the rose, it was impossible to determine whether or not they were co-primaries. Because of this ambiguity, we are unable to register the device.

The rose is now clearly not co-primary with the fox.

The "color" copy is precisely as received from the submitter.

Correction (2013-May-10 09:05:56): The submitter has opted to withdraw this device.

Correction (2013-May-24 14:05:04): For some reason, the images of the version that will be resubmitted on next month's ILoI are now appearing here. Ignore them until next month.


21: Katarzyna Gwozdz -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2010, via the East

(Fieldless) A bear rampant per bend sinister gules and argent.

Consulting herald: Ryan MacWhyte


22: Lavina Attewode -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 26, 2013 as submitted.

Purpure, a unicorn rampant tail towed argent crined and gorged with a collar and chain Or, a bordure gyronny of eight vert and argent.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

The submitter's first device submission, Purpure, a unicorn rampant tail nowed argent crined and gorged with a collar and chain Or and a bordure vert, was returned on the East's 19 April 2013 LoD for violating the contrast requirements of SENA A.3.B by placing a green bordure on a purple field. The bordure is now evenly divided between a metal and a color.


23: Llewellyn Walsh -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2012, via the East

(Fieldless) An arrow and a rapier in saltire vert and overall a horse's head couped argent.

Consulting herald: Donovan Shinnock


24: Marion MacKinnon -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of April 26, 2013 as submitted.

Azure, a hurst of pine trees erased Or trunked proper and in chief a crescent argent.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

The submitter's first device, Azure, a hurst of larches erased proper and in chief a decrescent between an arrow and an arrow reversed argent, was returned on the East's 19 April 2013 LoD for violating SENA A.3.D.2(c), Unity of Posture and Orientation. The submitter has removed the arrows and reblazoned the trees as pines to better match their visual depiction.


25: Martha ingen huí Chleirigh -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2011, via the East

Gules, on a fess argent three brown horses proper passant contourny and in dexter chief a key bendwise wards to base argent

Consulting herald: Eleazar ha-Levi


26: Pedro de Toledo -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and Or, a Jerusalem cross counterchanged.

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

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Both name elements are found in "Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/index.html)

Pedro is a masculine given name. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html).

de Toledo is a locative byname. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/isabella/locative.html)


27: Sarah le Payller -New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (surname like 'paler') most important.

Consulting herald: Alys Mackyntoich

Sarah is a female given name appearing in "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek(http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/reaneyHZ.html) s.n. Sara with the submitted spelling dated to 1201, 1249, 1384 and c.1405.

le Payller appears in R&W s.n. Paler, with the submitted spelling dated to 1193.


28: Stoja Drozdov -New Name & New Device

Counter-emine, a saltire purpure fimbriated, overall a double-headed eagle displayed argent.

Language (Russian) most important.
Culture (Russian) most important.

Consulting herald: Elsbeth Ann Roth

Stoja is a masculine given name found s.n. Stoisha in the on-line edition of "A Dictionary of Period Russian Names," by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://heraldry.sca.org/paul/sp.html). The submitted spelling is dated to 1238.

Drozdov is a byname meaning "blackbird" "Russian Ornithological Bynames," by Paul Wickenden of Thanet (http://www.goldschp.net/archive/birdnames.html) dated to c. 1495.


29: Stonemarche, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via the East

Order of the Keystone Vert

(Fieldless) A keystone vert charged with a tower argent.

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

This order name follows the pattern of [color] + [charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

Vert -- The April 2012 Cover Letter states: "[W]e are hereby allowing the use of heraldic color terms in order names as well as the everyday terms." Vert is the heraldic color name for green.

Keystone -- The keystone appears as image #422 in the Pic Dic (2d ed.). The term "key-stone" is period; the OED s.v. keystone (n) has: a1637 B. JONSON Underwoods, Misc. Poems xxx. To Sir E. Sackville, 'Tis the last key-stone That makes the arch.

The Barony prefers the name as submitted, but will accept Order of the Vert Keystone if necessary for registration.

The use of a modern notched keystone is a step from period practice. [Lysken die Waeyer, 11/2011 LoAR, A-East].


30: Stonemarche, Barony of -New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via the East

Order of the White Gate

(Fieldless) On a mullet of four points vert a portcullis argent

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

This order name follows the pattern of [color] + [charge] found in "Medieval Secular Order Names" by Juliana de Luna (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/order/new/).

A gate is identified as a heraldic charge in Parker's A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry, with the following armory listed s.n. gate:

Argent, a fesse between three gates sable--YATES, Lyford, Berks.

Per pale crenelly argent and sable, three fieldgates counterchanged--YATE, Buckland, Berks.

Per fesse crenelly sable and argent, three fivebarred gates counter-changed--YEATES, Bristol.

Gules, a gate between three goats passant or--PORTNOWE.

This spelling of gate can be documented to period via Bardsley p. 311 s.n. Gate (derivation 'at the gate'), which gives the dated spellings de Gate and atte Gate in 1379.

For the spelling of White, Bardsley p. 806 s.n. White gives Geoffrey le Whyte and Roger le Whyte dated to 1273. The interchangeability of i and y in English spelling is well documented.


31: Stonemarche, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via the East

(Fieldless) An open scroll argent charged with an Arabian lamp vert enflamed gules.

This submission is to be associated with Lamp of Apollo, Order of the

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Order of the Lamp of Apollo was registered to the Barony of Stonemarche in February 2008 (via the East).


32: Stonemarche, Barony of -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 1989, via the East

Vert, a furison argent charged with a fleur-de-lys vert

This submission is to be associated with Furisine of Stonemarche, Order of the

Consulting herald: Harold von Auerbach

Order of the Furisine of Stonemarche was registered to the Barony of Stonemarche in February 2008 via the East.


33: Symon de Poitiers -New Blanket Permission to Conflict

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2008, via the East

"I, [legal name], known in the SCA as Symon de Poitiers, waive the full protection of my registered name, "Symon de Poitiers." I grant permission to any future submitter to register a name that is not identical to my registered name. I understand that this permission can be withdrawn by written notice to the Laurel Sovereign of Arms, but that conflicting items registered while it is in force will remain registered."

Dated April 24, 2013 and signed with legal name


34: Ulfgeirr Ragnarrson -New Name & New Device

Quarterly gules and argent, a stag and a horse combatant sable.

Consulting herald: Llewellyn Walsh

Ulfgeirr: Both Ulf- as a prototheme and -geirr as a deuterotheme appear on Gunnvor's "Old Norse Men's Names" (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml), which states: "Found in Old Danish as Ulfger and in OW.Norse as Úlfgeirr. For the first element Úlf- see above. For the second element -geirr see above. Runic examples include the nominative case forms ulfua(in)r and ulfkair."

Ragnarr is a masculine given name that appears on page 14 of Geirr-Bassi.

The patronymic will need to be changed from Ragnarrson to Ragnarsson to follow the rules for constructing patronymics set out in Geirr-Bassi.


35: Yehuda ben Moshe -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 17, 2013 as submitted.

Leone di Moise

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for Italian-Jewish, esp. in Venice or Livorno, c. 1590-95.

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe

The submitter desires a "vernacular" Italian-language name appropriate for a Jew living in Venice or Livorno, Italy circa 1590-1595. Jews living in Europe frequently used a Hebrew-language name amongst themselves and a vernacular name in the local tongue when dealing with Gentiles. The submitter believes that the submitted name is a reasonable vernacular version of the Hebrew name "Yehuda ben Moshe".

Leone is a masculine given name listed in "Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's" by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/Jewish/rome_names.html) as well as "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" by Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/mensalpha.html).

Moise is a male given name in "Names of Jews in Rome In the 1550's", supra, as well as with the spelling "Moyse" in "A sample of Jewish names in Milan 1540-1570" by Yehoshua ben Haim haYerushalmi (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/yehoshua/milan_names.html). The submitter will accept whichever spelling is more authentic for the requested time/place.

SENA Appendix A lists "di B" as a marker for a patronymic byname.


36: Yehuda ben Moshe -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 17, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) Two straight trumpets and a rapier in sheaf Or.

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe


37: Yehuda ben Moshe -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the East LoI of January 17, 2013 as submitted.

(Fieldless) Three straight trumpets in sheaf Or.

Consulting herald: Yehuda ben Moshe



OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Name Change, 1 Alternate Name, 12 Order Names, 9 Devices, 21 Badges and 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. There are a total of 51 items submitted on this letter.

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