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Outlands Kingdom ILoI dated 2016-11-02

Unto the Outlands College of Heralds, our respected friends and colleagues who give freely of their time to provide commentary, and all others who come by these letters, on this 2nd day of November, A.S. LI (2016 CE), does Lord Gauvain Eisenbein send greetings on behalf of Master Angus Reid MacFarlane, White Stag Principal Herald.

Here follows the Kingdom of the Outlands' Letter of Presentation for October, 2016.

Anyone may comment upon the items found herein, and e-mail commentary to the herald's commentary list is encouraged. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please have comments on items contained herein to Rampart Herald by November 15th, 2016, for the decision meeting on November 16th, 2016. As a reminder, the College of Arms requests commentary on all items, including appeals.

There were several pended items this month. Submissions heralds are strongly urged to review the guidelines at: "http://rampart.outlandsheralds.org/#castle_instructions", as items not meeting these guidelines will be pended.

1: Ailith Dreki -New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2015, via the Outlands.

Argent, a dragon-headed serpent erect tail nowed gules, on a base sable a rabbit sejant erect argent

Consulting Herald: Llywus ap Alan

Branch: Plattefordham


2: Edwin of Mousehole -New Name

[Edwin] - Found in [Bardsley, p.267] and Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2398 (http://www.s-gabriel.org/2398).

[Mousehole] - His mother, Malina of Mousehole, registered the locative byname in April of 2013 via the Outlands (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2013/04/13-04lar.html#Outlands_acceptances15). Mousehole in the Middle Ages was a harbor dating to at least 400-1595 AD (http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/gazetter-cornwall/mousehole.htm).

Consulting Herald: Selene of the Sky

Branch: Dragonsspine


3: Gunnólfr Grímsson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Gunnólfr (fighting wolf, or war wolf), son of Grímr (man who wears mask/helmet)) most important.

Gunno'lfr and Gri'mr -- Given names is cited in "Viking Names found in Landna'mabo'k" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/landnamabok.html.

The patronymic is formed per instructions found at "A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names" (same author) at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html.

Consulting Herald: Timothy O'Brien

Branch: Dragonsspine


4: Hugh Fletcher -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2016, via the Outlands.

Per fess embattled, gules and sable, in chief three rats, rampant contourny argent

The previous submission, Per fess embattled argent and paly gules and Or, in chief a rat rampant atop the line of division sable, was returned on the June 2016 LoAR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2016/06/16-06lar.html#Outlands_returns18) with the following: {This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Uasal ingenue Eogain: (Fieldless) A mouse rampant sable. There is a DC for the difference between fielded and fieldless design but nothing for changing the type of rodent and nothing for placement of the rat in chief versus a fieldless badge.}

Consulting Herald: none given

Branch: Windkeep


5: Jeannette Delacroix -New Name Change & New Device

OSCAR NOTE: filing name should not be registered for a primary name change. It was, in in January of 1997, via Atlantia.

Per chevron azure and argent a fleur de lis center argent and a brace of 3 peacock feathers inverted proper

Old Item: Jeannette de Vallier, to be retained as an alternate name.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

[Jeannette] - [Dauzat] p. 343 under Jean

[Delacroix] - [Dauzat] p. 184 under Delacoste

Consulting Herald: none give

Branch: Dragonsspine

Correction to Name (2016-Nov-11 12:11:06): This is a NEW NAME. <Jeannette de Vallier> was never registered. Even the submission form has things marked as a new name.

Correction to Name (2016-Nov-11 12:11:34): The submitter will not allow the creation of a holding name.

Correction to Name (2016-Nov-15 11:11:09): <Jeannette> and <Marguerite> are both found in French Feminine Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (2012, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefrench.html), respectively dated 1463, and from 1395 through 1623.

Denis <Delacroix> appears in a list of names in Names from Sixteenth Century Picardy by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) (2005, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/senlis/).

All name elements are from the same naming group, and within 500 years of each other.

No conflicts found.

Correction to Name (2016-Nov-15 11:11:21): <Jeannette> and <Marguerite> are both found in French Feminine Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (2012, http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefrench.html), respectively dated 1463, and from 1395 through 1623.

Denis <Delacroix> appears in a list of names in Names from Sixteenth Century Picardy by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) (2005, https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/senlis/).

All name elements are from the same naming group, and within 500 years of each other.

No conflicts found.


6: Martine de La Rochelle -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a pale azure three dragonflies argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (13th-14th Century French) most important.
Culture (13th-14th Century French) most important.

[Martine] - given name found in "French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438", Aryanhwy merch Catmael, at heraldry.sca.org

[de La Rochelle] - St. Gabriel report #1418, dated back to the 12th century, also http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/paris1408.html

Consulting Herald: Llywus ap Alan

Branch: Caerthe


7: Roland Snowe of Carlisle -New Name & New Device

Azure, two bends and an escarbuncle of 8 points, all argent

No major changes.

[Roland] - Academy of St. Gabriel Report 2410 ( Academy of Saint Gabriel Report 2410 ) and Report 2637 ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/2637 ).

[Snowe] - Found in [Bardsley, p. 701] and Academy of St. Gabriel Report ( http://www.s-gabriel.org/3266 )

[Carlisle] - 'The City of Carlisle', in Magna Britannia; Volume 4, Cumberland (London, 1816), pp. 56-81. ( http://www.british-history.ac.uk/magna-britannia/vol4/pp56-81 ) and Research on Carlisle Castle ( http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit places/carlisle-castle/ ).

Consulting Herald: Selene of the Sky

Branch: Dragonsspine


8: Vachir of Samarkand -New Name & New Device

Or, in fess a crow contourney regardant sable and a crow regardant gules, a point pointed sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (13th C Mongolian) most important.

[Vachir] - Given name from "On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names" by Baras-aghur Naran, sca.org

[Samarkand] - Locative byname. Samarkand, Uzbek Samarqand, city in east-central Uzbekistan that is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. … The city was later ruled by Central Asian Turks (6th century ce), the Arabs (8th century), the Sāmānids of Iran (9th-10th century), and various Turkic peoples (11th-13th century) before it was annexed by the Khwārezm-Shāh dynasty (early 13th century) and destroyed by the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan (1220). (www.britannica.com, 09/03/2016)

Submitter considers changes to spelling of Samarkand and changes to `of' as minor.

Consulting Herald: Llywus ap Alan

Branch: Bryngolau


Thus ends the October Letter of Presentation. The following submissions will be pended until the listed problem is addressed:

Bohemond le Sinistre (device) - artwork not provided by Pennsic point

Emerich Magnusson (name and device) - text copy of submission notes not provided

Oilbhe Inghean Ui Rhys (name and device) - text copy of submission notes not provided

Ottarr Hallbjornsonn (name and device) - text copy of submission notes not provided

Syla Marston (name and device) - text copy of submission notes not provided; recolor device with Crayola markers

Coronation, here we come!

In Service,

Gauvain Eisenbein

Outlands Castle Herald


OSCAR counts 5 Names, 1 Name Change and 6 Devices. There are a total of 12 items submitted on this letter.

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