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Middle ILoI dated 2013-07-21

Greetings unto Kriemilt Dragon, Konrad Rouge Scarpe, and the commenting members of the College of Heralds.

In this letter you will find the collected submissions from the month of June, 2013. All commentary will be due by 21 August 2013.

1: Cellach macCormaic -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2003, via the Middle

Quarterly argent and lozengy argent and azure, two stags springing azure.

Old Item: Quarterly per fess indented argent and azure, two stags springing azure., to be released.

2: Christian the Wanderer -New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: 'Old Item' should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Christian Thierry, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Spelling (Christian the Wanderer) most important.

<Christian> retained from previous name registered Dec 2008 via the Middle.

<the Wanderer> declared SCA compatible (

3: Elena de Vexin -New Heraldic Title

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 1989, via Calontir

Fleur-de-Lys Herald

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Language (French) most important.
Culture (French) most important.

Submitter was made a Herald Extraordinary 1 May 2010 and granted the right to a personal heraldic title. She wishes to register "Fleur-de-Lys Herald" following the format [charge] + Herald.

The title was previously registererd to England in 1987 via Laurel and was released in October 2006 via Siren. (

4: Estelle de la Mer -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of December 13, 2012 as submitted.

(Fieldless) A scarab beetle per pall argent, vert and azure.

5: Gebhard Rauten -New Name & New Device

Per bend azure and Or, two linden leaves issuant from the line of division counterchanged.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for time period.
Language (late 15th/early 16th C German) most important.

<Gebhard> "Gebhard Truchess von Waldburg b. 10 Nov 1547 d. 21 May 1601 was Archbishop-Elector of Cologne.

<Rauten> IGI Extracted Parish Records:
Nickel Rauten. Marriage 15 Apr 1585. Evangelish, Kusel, Pfalz, Bavaria. M97191-1
Simon Rauten. Marriage 05 May 1590. Evangelish, Kusel, Pfalz, Bavaria. M97191-1
Catharein Rauten. Female Christening 30 apr 1587. Kusel, Pfalz, Bayern. C97191-1
Peter Rauten. Male Christening 24 Feb 1586. Evangelisch, Kusel, Pfalz, Bavaria. C97191-1

Escutcheon's Note: the blue area on the actual submission is really dark, almost black. The scanner and OSCAR read it as much bluer than it appears in my living room.

6: Jacquelle de Lacy -New Name Change & New Device Change

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

Purpure , three chevronels and on a chief argent a fleur-de-lys vert between two roses purpure.

Old Item: Deirdre de Lacy of Meath, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Gules, a Lacy knot argent between three roses Or., to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a feminine name.

<Jacquelle> "Feminine Given Name" Sixteenth Century Norman Names (

<de Lacy> already registered to the submitter (Nov 1998, and the spelling is dated to 1375 and 1488 in St. Gabriel report #2611 (

7: Lewis Michael Patrick Blackmore -Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 1985, via the Middle

Gules, a lion's jamb Or holding a sword proper issuant from a wing sinister argent in a bordure Or.

Returned for redrawing in-Kingdom January 2013 ILoAR (

"3: Lewis Michael Patrick Blackmore - New Badge
Gules, a lion's jambe holding a sword proper, issuant from a swan's wing, in a bordure Or.
ROUGE SCARPE: Returned for redrawing. There are several problem with the emblazon for this badge. The lion's jambe is brown proper is colored brown. It would need to be blazoned a "brown lion's jambe proper". Unfortunately brown is considered a color and as such brown on red violates the rule of tincture, SENA A.3.B.1 On the red field it either would have to be Or or argent or brown animate charges need to be attested on red under the individually attested pattern rules ( The bordure is too narrow it needs to be two to three times thicker than it was drawn. A sword proper is an argent (white) blade with hilt and quillions Or (yellow). Due to the number of thick internal detail lines the handle looks sable (black) at any distance and up close it has not been colored Or and is argent marked sable. I suggest removing the detail lines in the handle and coloring Or. For future blazoning, there is nothing that specifically makes this a swan's wing and should just be blazoned "a wing"."

8: Luciano dei Castellani da Firenze -New Device

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

Ermine, three chevronels gules between three horses ranpany sable.

Correction (2013-Jul-21 18:07:35): Properly spelled name is <Luciano Castellani da Firenze> registered June 2009 LOAR. Yes, rampany is supposed to be "rampant", also. Sorry for the mispellings!

9: Osgar Chubb -New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and gules, a wolf couchant argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

<Osgar> "s.n. Oscar, dated to the 11th C, before and slightly after the Norman Conquest" [Withycombe]

<Chubb> "s.n. Chubb and variants 1180-1230" [R&N]

10: Rois Alann inghean Ui Fhlaithbheartaigh -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 2012, via the Middle

Per bend sinister purpure and argent, in bend two hourglasses counterchanged.

Old Item: Paly sable and Or, on an hourglass purpure in pale two popinjays argent., to be retained as a badge.

11: Ysabeau de Lisieux -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of January 31, 2013 as submitted.

Purpure, a bear sejant erect argent holding a laurel branch Or.

Device returned In-Kingdom January 2013 (

4: Ysabeau du Lisieux - "Purpure, an oriental bear proper sejant eating a bamboo leaflet vert."
Rouge Scarpe: Device Returned. The bear is not sejant, the position it is in is not a heraldic position and thus not registerable. Also precedent stands that an oriental or panda bear is not registerable. "Lanner provided some distinct evidence that the panda was not seen by an European until this century and that its furs were not known to Europeans until the last century" (LoAR December 1989). The panda is therefore not acceptable for registration. [Zubaydah as-Zahra, 02/2002, R-Meridies]" The submitter did provide some evidence through relayed commentary that might got to attesting knowledge of panda's in period Europe, I do not know if it is sufficient, personally I think it would be a longshot, but I would not have to make that decision if it were other wise registerable.

Yours in earnest service,

Estelle Escutcheon

OSCAR counts 2 Names, 2 Name Changes, 1 Heraldic Title, 4 Devices, 3 Device Changes and 2 Badges. There are a total of 14 items submitted on this letter.

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