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East LoI dated 2013-06-26

To Gabriel Laurel, Juliana Pelican, and Emma Wreath, greetings from Joscelin Blue Tyger and the heralds of the East!

It is the intent of the College of Heralds of the East to register the following items. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

Our baronies decided to get in on the heraldic fun in a big way, so you'll be seeing a lot of them on this letter and the next! Also, a few test cases, yay! For the record, Blue Tyger and Eastern Crown disavow all knowledge of Elmet's shenanigans.

This item was on the 09-2013 LoAR

1: Anna Serena - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (pre-7th cen. Greek) most important.
Culture (pre-7th cen. Greek) most important.

Submitted as Anna Serhneia, issues raised by commenters about the transliteration of the Greek byname led Eastern Crown to have a lengthy discussion with the submitter about her wishes. The submitter indicated that she was primarily interested in the name Anna Serena regardless of how we were able to document it, although Greek documentation would be nice. She withdrew her authenticity request and her restriction on major changes.

Anna Serena is documentable as a 16th cen. Spanish name through the IGI Parish Records Extracts:

Anna Serena; Female; Christening; 12 Apr 1551; Torroella de Montgri, Gerona, Spain; Batch: C89234-1


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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.


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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

Marie Palimpsest pointed out that Brigit need not be an actual saint. Precedent allows groups to name orders after "constructed" saints. [Caer Galen, Barony of, Order of Saint William the Cooper, 7/2006 LoAR, A-Outlands].

Lillia Diademe provided further precedent from the Feb. 2008 LoAR supporting this naming pattern:

Terra Pomaria, Barony of. Order name Order of the Iris of Saint Elizabeth.

Submitted as Honor of the Iris of Saint Elizabeth, this submission raised the question of whether order names can be named for imaginary holy relics -- relics that are not specifically associated with the named saint. We believe that such names are registerable if they follow patterns found in names of other holy relics. Effric Neyn Ken3ocht McHerrald notes:

I think the issue of whether associating an iris with a Saint Elizabeth is a step from period practice or not is overlooking that the CoA allows the registration of imaginary saints in names. Given that, it makes no sense to regard "the Iris of Saint Elizabeth" a step from period practice when I don't believe "the Iris of Saint Bunstable" would be ruled a step from period practice. So no historical Saint Elizabeth is associated with an iris -- that just means that this is clearly a fictitious Saint Elizabeth (Saint Elizabeth of Elgin, maybe...), but none-the-less a registrable name.

Note that this is no more registering a persona story than registering "Effric neyn Ken3ocht Mcherrald" is registering a persona story -- we don't require there to be an actual historical person named Effrick whose father was named Ken3ocht Macherrald. All the CoA should care about is that the name follows a period pattern, not whether or not the persona story is historically true -- in this case a name in use in a Christian culture and so which is available for saints, and a flower which is an item that has been associated with saints and so could be associated with a theoretical saint. (Note that the submitter did not ask for authenticity.) Same thing goes if we use the badge of the order justification -- the CoA doesn't register persona stories, and so does not need to check whether the submitter has a lily for a badge, only whether the name follows a period pattern of construction.

We concur with this assessment. In this case, documentation was found associating an iris with a fleur-de-lis, and further documentation showing a fleur-de-lis (or lily) as a holy object associated with saints. Therefore, this name follows the meta-pattern of object of religious veneration. However, the word honor is not a valid designator for order names, as such a use has not been documented to our period. (We note that the same appears to be true of "award", although longstanding use within the Society allows its continued registration.) While the Kingdom of An Tir has honor grandfathered to them as a designator, such grandfathering does not extend to branches within the kingdom. We have changed the name to Order of the Iris of Saint Elizabeth in order to register it.

This precedent supports both the reference to a cup and the word order of the name. The Barony was offered Order of Saint Brigits Cup but prefers the word order as submitted.


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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 of Bergental

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

Submitted as Order of the Hour-glass, this name conflicts with the Order of the Houre Glass, registered to the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (June 2007, Outlands). The Barony consented to the addition of the phrase of Bergental to the name to clear the conflict under SENA NPN 3.C.


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5: Bhakail, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Order of the Harlequin

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).

Lillia Diademe noted: "the 1630 French citation was the following text: 'Mais plustost à broder l'habit d'vn harlequin' ("But rather to embroider the dress of a harlequin"). To me, this adds strength to the argument that the clothing was distinctive enough to make a harlequin plausible as a 'constructed' heraldic charge following the pattern set by monks, pilgrims, etc. We can use the lingua anglica allowance to use Order of the with the French harlequin (SENA, Appendix E). Additionally, harlequin is also the lingua anglica form of the Early Modern English spellings from the OED that are provided in the documentation summary."


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6: 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 of Bhakail

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

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).

Submitted as Company of Saint Hubert, this name presumed upon the real-world Order of Saint Hubert, which Laurel has deemed important enough to protect. [Bavaria, St. Hubert, Order of, 8/1987, Laurel]. The Barony consented to add the phrase of Bhakail to eliminate the presumption under SENA NPN 3.C. In addition, if it is decided that Company cannot be used for Order names, the Barony will consent to changing this to the Order of Saint Hubert of Bhakail.

With respect to the badge, the emblazon does not depict a heraldic salamander. A heraldic salamander is "a lizard enflamed, that is, with small spurts of flame all around." [Laurentz von Rothenstein, 10/2012 LoAR, R-Outlands]. The image is of a natural salamander or a lizard. Knowing the Barony's strong tradition of salamanders, we have reblazoned it as a natural salamander. We have also changed the blazon to a stag's attires to reflect more usual blazoning practice.


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7: Bhakail, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Company of the Flame and Salamander

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.

If it is decided that Company cannot be used for Order names, the Barony will consent to changing this name to Order of the Flame and Salamander.


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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.

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.

This badge is clear of Eleanor Leonard (Apr. 1982, Atlantia): (Tinctureless) A mullet of four points distilling a goutte by virtue of her blanket letter of permission to conflict for armory where the field and/or mullet is not solid plain tincture, which was recognized by Laurel on the Jan. 2002 Cover Letter. Since this mullet is not a solid tincture, the permission to conflict applies. There is also a DC for tincturelessness.


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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 courant Or

Aryanhwy Sans Repose correctly noted that the boar is courant, not salient as originally blazoned, and we have corrected the blazon accordingly. This badge is clear of Sancia de Galicia (July 2004, Middle): Vert, a winged boar courant Or, within an orle of escallops argent, with a DC for the field and a second DC for removing the secondaries. It is also clear of Klaus Rother von Schweinichen (Apr. 2003, East): (Fieldless) A boar passant Or, with one DC for fieldlessness and another for the addition of the wings.


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10: Catalina de Valencia - New Name & New Device

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

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).

Brunissende correctly pointed out that the chief is invected, rather than engrailed as originally blazoned, and we have corrected the blazon accordingly. The device is clear of Alexander de Toulon (Apr. 1990, Caid): Azure, a seahorse and on a chief invected argent a crescent azure, with one DC for change of type of the tertiary charge and a second DC for a change of tincture of the tertiary charge.


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11: Catalina de Valencia - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) On a horse's head couped argent in saltire an arrow inverted and a rapier gules.

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

This badge was originally blazoned as (Fieldless) A seahorse's head couped argent charged with a rapier and an arrow in saltire gules.

We have revised it to reflect the correct order of blazoning objects in saltire. In addition, Bruce Batonvert noted that a sea horse's head was not distinct in period from a horse's head.


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12: David Morteyne - New Name Change & New 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.

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.

Commenters questioned whether a mullet of four points elongated to base was a Step from Period Practice. Neither Appendix G of SENA nor precedent currently define it as such. In addition, Brunissende Dragonette pointed out the following precedent, which strongly suggests that a mullet of four points elonaged to base is not a SFPP:

Mariella di Mariano. Device. Per bend azure and sable, in bend sinister two compass stars elongated to base bendwise Or.

By longstanding precedent, there is no difference granted between a comet and a mullet elongated to base. A mullet with a long straight tail may be a period rendition of a comet; certainly there are comets in period armory that more resemble a mullet with a short squiggly tail. We would have reblazoned these as comets, but chose to retain the original emblazon as it more accurately describes the depiction. Please advise the submitter to draw shorter tails on the compass stars.

There is a step from period practice for the use of compass stars. [July 2012 Atenveldt-A]


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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.


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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.


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15: Endeweard, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Order of the Keystone of Endeweard

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." Keystone is the Lingua Anglica form of the documented key-stone.

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. However, under SENA NPN 3.C the addition of "of Endeweard" is sufficient to clear all conflicts. No further modification of the Order name is required.


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16: Endeweard, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Order of the Beacon of Endeweard

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. However, under SENA NPN 3.C the addition of "of Endeweard" is sufficient to clear all conflicts. No further modification of the Order name is required.


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17: Endeweard, Barony of - New Order Name

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

Order of the Portcullis of Endeweard

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. However, under SENA NPN 3.C the addition of "of Endeweard" is sufficient to clear all conflicts. No further modification of the Order name is required.


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18: Fortune Sancte Keyne - New 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

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).


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19: 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.


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20: Lavina Attewode - New 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.

Some commenters at Kingdom noted that the bordure is very thin. However, Lillia Diademe provided evidence of equally thin bordures in Tirol, Anton: Wappenbuch - BSB Cod.icon. 310 [S.l.] Süddeutschland Ende 15. Jh. - 1540 (http://daten.digitale-sammlungen.de/~db/bsb00001649/image_101). Thin complex bordures are found in the c1405 Wapenboek Beyeren, fol. 41v and 59v (http://www.kb.nl/bladerboek/wapenboek/browse/page_041v.html and http://www.kb.nl/bladerboek/wapenboek/browse/page_059v.html). Therefore, we are forwarding this device instead of sending it back for a redraw.


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21: Llewellyn Walsh - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) In saltire, a rapier and an arrow inverted vert, overall a horse's head couped argent.

Originally submitted as (Fieldless) An arrow and a rapier in saltire vert and overall a horse's head couped argent, the blazon has been corrected to reflect standard blazon practice. When two charges are in saltire, the bendwise charge is blazoned first.


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22: Marion MacKinnon - New Device

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

Azure, a hurst of pine trees eradicated Or trunked proper and in chief a decrescent argent.


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23: 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


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24: Pedro de Toledo - New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and Or, a cross of Jerusalem counterchanged.

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

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)

The primary charge was originally blazoned as a Jerusalem cross. We have changed it to the more usual term cross of Jerusalem.


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25: Sarah le Payller - New Name

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

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.


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26: 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.

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.

There is a Step From Period Practice for the use of a fimbriated ordinary with an overall charge surmounting it. [Conán Mór Ó Cúáin, 3/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].


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27: 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

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.


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28: 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].


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29: 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

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


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30: 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

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

Arabic lamps continue to be registerable charges as of the November 2012 LoAR. [Isabella of Seamarch, 11/2012 LoAR, A-Trimaris].


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31: 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


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32: Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson - New Name & New Device

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

Ulfgeirr: Úlfgeirr is found in Lind, column 1049. Accents can be omitted from Old Norse names as long as they are treated consistently throughout the name.

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

The name was submitted as Ulfgeirr Ragnarrson; we have changed the patronymic to Ragnarsson reflect the proper construction of Old Norse patronymics.


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33: William Graham of Edinburgh - New Name Change

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

Old Item: William the Friar, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a masculine name.

This change had been pended on the East's May 2013 LoD due to administrative issues. As those issues are now resolved, it can be forwarded.

All name elements are from "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/)

William is a masculine given name (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/william.html), with numerous instances of this spelling dated between 1412 and 1650.

Graham is a surname (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/graham.html), with this spelling dated to 1523, 1553, 1555-6, 1557 and 1578.

of Edinburgh - Edinburgh is a place name (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/edinburgh.html), with numerous instances of this spelling found between 1423 and 1647.

The pattern [given name] + [surname] + [locative] for Scots names is found in Appendix A of SENA.

The same submitter had previously attempted to register the name William Graham, which was returned on the April 2006 LoAR for conflict/presumption

"with the 20th C evangelist, Billy Graham, born William Franklin Graham." The addition of the phrase of Edinburgh clears this conflict/presumption problem.


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34: 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.

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.


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35: 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.

In the Feb 2013 Cover Letter, under the topic "From Wreath: Straight Trumpets and You," Wreath stated: "We decline to rule at this time whether or not a sheaf of straight trumpets, bells to chief is presumptive of two straight trumpets in saltire, bells to chief." (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/02/13-02cl.html#3). Yehuda has obligingly created a test case for Wreath. We expect Wreath will thank him appropriately at a later date.


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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.

This is intended as a test case by the submitter. Recognizing that it may not be registerable, we are sending this up to Wreath.



OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 12 New Order Names, 8 New Devices and 15 New Badges. These 44 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $132 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Blanket Permission to Conflict. This item may or may not require payment. There are a total of 45 items submitted on this letter.

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