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Middle LoI dated 2015-01-28

Unto Andrewe Laurel, Lillia Pelican, Brunissende Wreath, and the rest of the College of Arms, does Konrad Mailander, Rouge Scarpe Herald, send greetings.

This is the Middle Kingdom External Letter of Intent for the items on Escutcheon's December 10th, 2014 ILoI which can be found here:

My thanks to Piotr Zavilov, Modar Neznanich, and Grímólfr Skúlason for their commentary.

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

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

1: Faraldr Sørkvir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Middle LoI of November 26, 2014 as submitted.

Or, a chevron rompu purpure between three grenades sable.

Original submission returned in the November 2014 ILOAR for conflict with Lyse of Coeur d'Ennui February of 2002 (via Calontir): Or, a chevron rompu between three roses purpure barbed and seeded proper. There is one DC for changing the type of secondaries but that is the only one.

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

2: Runviðarstaðr, Shire of - New Branch Name & New Device

Per pale sable and azure, in pale a Norse sun-cross Or within a laurel wreath and a roundel argent, a bordure Or.

No major changes.
Language most important.
Culture (Old Norse) most important.

Runviðr - Male given name Viking Answer Lady,

Found in old Swedish as "Runvidh"

703-4, An Icelandic -English Dictionary, Richard Cleasby & Gúðbrandr Vigfusson (1957)

79, Nordiskt runnamnlexikon, Lena Pereson (2005)

Found on runestone U1065 in Rángsta, Viksta, Sweden


Nordiskt runnamnlexikon. Several examples ie: Hróðlæifsstaðr (123), Hæfviðarstadir (123)

Academy of St. Gabriel,

several examples, ie: Arnallsstaðir, Arneiðarstaðir, Ásabjarnarstaðir

-staðr is singular for place, stead, and -staðir is plural

Submitted as <Runviðrstað, Shire of>. The given name needed to be in the genitive form which for names ending in -viðr the -r becomes -ar. Also the documentation provided had -staðr as the spelling of the element meaning stead. This has been changed to correct the grammar and match the documentation.

Correction to Branch Name (2015-Jan-29 18:01:27): Petition of support for name, device, and a badge (the badge was returned at Kingdom) was included and is uploaded with the packet.

Correction to Device (2015-Jan-29 18:01:49): Petition of support for name, device, and a badge (the badge was returned at Kingdom) was included and is uploaded with the packet.

This item was on the 04-2015 LoAR

3: Tristan Silvertoes - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and argent, a sinister footprint per fess argent and gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Silver toes) most important.

<Tristan> "Tristram. The form 'Tristan' was influenced by French triste 'sad' and the Tristan romances give this as the derivation of the name. Occurs in England from 1186 as Tristram. Tristian 1655" [Withycombe].

<Silver+> The pattern of silver+body part exists in the forms of 'Silverlock' 1221, 1268; 'Siluerside' 1379, de Silversyd 1397; 'Silvereghe' #Silver-eye# 1414; 'Siluermouth' #Silver-mouth# 1379; 'Silvertop' #Silver-hair# 1478. [R&W].

Jonsjo's "Middle English Nicknames" gives us examples of Ad. Brodto "broad toe", 1297 (p.65), and Ric. Langta "long toe", 1332 (p.119)

Client was so named because of the silver caps on the toes of his boots. He would prefer the plural +toes to the singular +to.

Correction to Device (2015-Feb-16 00:02:26): The color emblazon has be recropped from the form scan and added to the comments. Missed that the color emblazon was cropped oddly and missing the escutcheon shape on the ILoI when it was transferred over. It was in the escutcheon on the form.

In Service to the Client, Kingdom, and College,

Meister Konrad Mailander, OP

Rouge Scarpe Herald

OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 1 New Branch Name and 3 New Devices. These 5 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $15 for them. There are a total of 5 items submitted on this letter.

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