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Outlands LoI dated 2014-09-25

From the Office of Rampart Herald

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a (Nicole Riviezzo)

rampart@outlandsheralds.org



Unto the Sovereigns and members of the College of Arms of the Society, does Khalidah bint Yahya'a, Rampart Herald send her greetings.



What follows is the September 2014 Letter of Intent for the Kingdom of the Outlands.



I would like to thank Green Anchor, Blue Tyger, Petty Albion, Goutte d'Eau, and all of the heralds who were kind enough to contribute comments on OSCAR.



It is my intent to register this September the following items from the Outlands' College of Heralds.

This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

1: Adelina de Surdeval - New Name & New Device

Per pale vert and argent, three bats displayed one and two counterchanged

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

[Adelina] - "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames" Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyAG.html) Given name dated to 1086.

[de Surdeval] - Locative surname. Specific spelling dated to 1305 and found in the UK National Archives, catalogue reference number SC 8/275/13736 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C9517683). Scans: https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-15-17_adelina1.jpg, https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-15-19_adelina2.jpg, and https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-15-20_adelina3.jpg

Additional Documentation provided by Blue Tyger:

<Roberto de Surdeval> appears in a Latin charter dated to the late 12th or early 13th century in Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 3 at p. 492 (http://books.google.com/books?id=kTuGgWHnAaIC).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

2: Aesilæif of Bloodstone - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Old Norse) most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

[Isleif] - Old Norse female form of "Isleifr" (www.nordicnames.de); Will also accept "Aesileif"

[Bloodstone] - Canton of Bloodstone, Outlands

The name was changed at Kingdom from <Isleif> to <Aesilæif>, based on Kingdom commentary, to give the feminine form of <Aesileif/Isleif/Aesleif> as the submitter was willing to accept the variation of <Aesileif>. Kingdom considers the addition of an <a> to the name to be a minor change.

Additional Documentation provided by Green Anchor & Blue Tyger

"Æsileif" is in Geirr Bassi on page 17

Gunnvor's translation of Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson has the following entry:

ÁslæifR (?) (masculine name, see ÁsulfR) O.Dan. Aslef, OW.Norse Ásleifr. First element ® Ás- / Æs-, second element ® -læifR / -lafR. Accusative: oslf DR124.

Again, this is a male name.

-læifR / -lafR is a male name element, per Peterson by way of Gunnvor's translation.

On the other hand, -læif / -löf is a feminine form, again per Peterson by way of Gunnvor. It is possible we can construct something very nearly like the submitted name:

Ás- / Æs- From OW.Norse áss, õss (< proto-Scandinavian. *ansuR) m. "heathen god". Apart from Ás- / Æs- a u-sound may be discerned from the evidence in the first element Ös-. The sound form Æs- is developed from a palatal vowel or consonant in the second element; it has later by the system of variation spread from the second element instead of usual sound mutation. (Formation from a proto- Scandinavian in-stem variant *Ansi- seems implausible.) . Refs: Janzén 1947a p. 257, Brøndum-Nielsen 1950 p. 120 f., Williams 1990 p. 97 ff., Widmark 1991 p. 172, Holmberg 1992. Compounds: -biörn, -boð(?), -diarfR, -farð, -fastr, -fríðr, -gauta(?), -gautr, -gísl(?), -gunnr, -gæiRR, -gærðr, -hæiðr (Æshæiðr), -katla, -kæll, -lakR, -læifR(?), -læikR, -marr(?), -móð(?), -móðr, -mundr, -niútr(?), -ráðr (Ástráðr), -ríðr (Ástríðr), -røðr, -ulfR, -røðr, -ulfR, -valdi, -valdr, -varðr(?), -ví, -viðr, -vör, -ælfR.

This would suppose <Áslæif> or <Æslæif> as a female compound. The existence of the male <ÁslæifR> supports the plausibility of the female version. (https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2014-09-09/19-16-30_Aslaeif_Doc_1.JPG, https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=449/2014-09-09/19-16-32_Aslaeif_Doc_2.JPG)


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

3: Agatha Justsdatter - New Name & New Device

Vert, a peacock close and in sinister chief a mullet argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Scandanavian) most important.

Originally submitted as <Agatha Justsson> with no actual documentation. The name was changed to <Agatha Justsdatter>, with the submitter's permission, at Kingdom with supporting documentation provided by Goutte d'Eau.

[Agatha] - <Agatha Paulisdatter> married 1643, Denmark. Batch no. M22412-1

(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FV52-ZZ9)

[Justsdatter] - <Margrete Justsdatter> born 1621, Denmark. Batch no. B22227-1

(https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FVRF-D98)

Correction to Name (2014-Oct-02 19:10:41): The submitter's other family members decided to change their bynames to <Juste> per commentary by Metron Ariston at Laurel. She would also like to use <Juste> if applicable to a feminine name.

Peder Anndersen Juste who was buried at Ode Forslev, Soro in Denmark on 17 July, 1632 (Batch #: B222171).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

4: Balthazar Knopf - New Name & New Device

Per fess rayonny azure and gules, two ball-peen hammers in saltire and a cuirass with pauldrons and faulds argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound (German) most important.
Language (German) most important.
Culture (German) most important.
Spelling (German) most important.

[Balthazar] - Multiple instances found in "Names from Antwerp, 1443-1561" Aryanhwy merch Catmael and Kymma Godric (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/plaiser.html).

[Knopf] - "The Armorer and His Craft" Charles Ffoulkes. Scans: https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-31-25_balthazar1.jpg, https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-31-25_balthazar2.jpg, https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1489/2014-08-18/23-31-26_balthazar3.jpg

Originally submitted as <Balthazar von Knopf> but was changed at Kingdom, with the submitter's permission, after commentary clarified to him that <von> is a locative marker and Knopf is not a location.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

5: Bernardo de' Medici - New Name & New Device

Bernardo de' Medici

Gyronny sable and Or, on a sun argent a decrescent sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (15th century Italy - Florence) most important.
Culture (15th century Italy - Florence) most important.

[Bernardo] - Given name found in "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" Juliana de Luna (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/condado/)

[de' Medici] - Common surname in 15th century Florence per "Academy of St. Gabriel Report 1093" Walraven van Nijmegen (http://www.panix.com/~gabriel/public-bin/showfinal.cgi/1093.txt)


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

6: Bianca de Vittoria - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 30, 2014 as submitted.

Argent, on a pile purpure between two griffins combattant sable, a sun in his splendor Or


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

7: Caer Galen, Barony of - Resub Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

Order of the Hedgehog of Caer Galen

Meaning (the animal) most important.

Submitter's previous submission, the Order of the Foal, was returned on the December 2005 LoAR, stating

This order name was based on the meta-pattern for order names, Order of the [heraldic charge]. However, precedent holds that heraldic titles are not registerable if they are based on unregisterable charges:

[West, Kingdom of. Heraldic title Point Dexter Pursuivant.] ...the dexter point, which John Guillim, A DISPLAY OF HERALDRIE, calls a point dexter, is not a registerable charge:

Although all three `points' are mentioned in heraldic tracts, in practice only the base one appears to have been used; and even in the tracts, the dexter and sinister points are described as abatements of honor, to be used separately, and not in conjunction." [Katherine Sunhair, April, 1992]

It seems illogical to allow the registration of a heraldic title based on a heraldic charge that cannot be registered (April, 2005, West)

This principal is equally applicable to order names. We do not register baby animals, with the exceptions of lambs :

As a rule, baby animals are not used in SCA heraldry: they're visually indistinguishable from adult animals, and period examples of their use are rare. Lambs appear to be an exception: not only is the Paschal lamb often found in period armory, but lambs were used for canting purposes (e.g. the arms of Lambert --- or the current submission)." (Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, LoAR October 1992, p. 12)

Because a foal is not registerable as a heraldic charge, the order name Order of the Foal is, likewise, not registerable.

This submission is a complete change

This order name follows the general meta-pattern of <heraldic charge> as per the 08/05 LoAR CL and follows the grammatical pattern of <creature>, ie Greyhound (1416), Eagle (1433), Porcupine (1394). Source: Project Ordensnamen by Meradudd Cethin (http://www.sca.org/heraldry/laurel/names/order).

Further, the hedgehog is a period heraldic charge, know alternately as a hedgehog, urchin, herisson, or herizon (in the canting arms of some families of Harris). [Brooke-Little], p.213, header "urchin"

Originally submitted as <Order of the Hedgehog> but <of Caer Galen> was added by Kingdom, with the submitters' permission, to clear a conflict with Hedgehog House - This household name was registered to Amanda of the Hedgehog in January of 2013 (via Atlantia).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

8: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A bell purpure

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Book and Harp


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

9: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A crozier azure

This submission is to be associated with Order of Saint Louis with the Staff


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

10: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A dagger bendwise sinister sable

This submission is to be associated with l'Ordre du Poignard Noir


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

11: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A monkey rampant to sinister azure, collared and chained Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Monkey


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

12: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A nightingale volant bendwise sinister

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Golden Nightingale


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

13: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) Two goats clymant respectant conjoined at the fore-hoofs sable

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Arch


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

14: Caer Galen, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2004, via the Outlands

Azure, a chalice and in chief a harp Or

This submission is to be associated with Order of the Harp and Chalice


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

15: Ezabel de Vaux - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2000, via the Outlands

(Fieldless) A tree Or fructed vert trunked gules


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

16: Isabella di Francesco Ambrosini - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2006, via the Outlands

Per chevron inverted sable and Or a needle threaded point to base Or and two fleurs-de-lys gules


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

17: Leifr Einarsson - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a lozenge gules fimbriated, a serpent in annulo vorant of its own tail within an orle Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

[Leifr] - Found in [Geirr Bassi], p.13.

[Einarsson] - "Einar" is found in [Geirr Bassi], p. 9. -sson is added to form the genitive per [Geirr Bassi].

Device Note: The emblazons here will not be identical to the ones on the forms as the submitting herald provided new emblazons in commentary after commentors noted that the serpent was touching the fimbriation. Original Emblazon: https://oscar.sca.org/emblazons/Outlands/2014-08/leifr-c.jpg


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

18: Marc Antoine de la Rue - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of April 30, 2014 as submitted.

Per chevron azure and sable, two winged lions sejant respectant, with forelegs raised and a moon in her plenitude argent


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

19: Margaret von Nordhusen - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted purpure and argent, three crescents interlaced in pall inverted, horns outward, and a open book counterchanged

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

[Margaret] - Found in "German Names from 1495" Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/german/german1495.html)

[Nordhusen] - Period spelling for the modern town of Nordhausen in Germany. Found in Brechenmacher under names beginning with Nord-, referenced as such in the September 2009 LoAR on page 20 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2009/09/09-09lar.html).

Device submission lists name as "Margret", presumably a typo.


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

20: Meinhard von Nordhusen - New Name & New Device

Argent, in fess a tower between a pair of wings sable, all within a bordure embattled purpure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.
Spelling most important.

[Meinhard] - Given name dated to 1360 found in "Medieval German Given Names from Silesia" Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/bahlow_v.htm)

[Nordhusen] - Period spelling for the modern town of Nordhausen in Germany. Found in Brechenmacher under names beginning with Nord-, referenced as such in the September 2009 LoAR on page 20 (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2009/09/09-09lar.html).


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

21: Miriam Volpe - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2013, via the Outlands

Or, a rose sable barbed and seeded proper, on a chief vert three ivy leaves Or


This item was on the 12-2014 LoAR

22: Thorvald Hilgedick - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Outlands LoI of June 30, 2014 as submitted.

Per chevron argent and azure, two roses slipped and leaved and a raven migrant counterchanged


Thus ends the September 2014 Letter of Intent.



In Service,

Sayyidah Khalidah bint Yahya'a

Rampart Herald


OSCAR counts 8 New Names, 12 New Devices and 8 New Badges. These 28 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $84 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Order Name. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 29 items submitted on this letter.

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