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An Tir LoI dated 2018-04-15

Unto Dame Juliana de Luna, Laurel Queen of Arms; Mistress Alys Mackintosh, Pelican Queen of Arms; Master Cormac Mór, Wreath King of Arms; and all esteemed members of the College of Arms does Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle, Lions Blood Herald, send greetings and salutations;

It is the intent of the An Tir College of Heralds to register the following items. Some items have been processed by the Principality of Tir Righ College of Heralds and are marked as such:

This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

1: Adrian MakClowden - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of February 28, 2017 as Adrian Makclowden.

Quarterly purpure and Or, in sinister chief a whale haurient embowed sable

We note the following two close designs:

"(Fieldless) A sperm whale sable." Smoking Rocks, Barony of. May 2005. East.

We believe this has one difference for the field and another for the posture.

"Per fess rayonny Or and azure, in chief a narwhal embowed sable." Robert of Earthdelve. November 1980. West.

We believe this has one difference for the field and another for an unforced change in position on the field.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

2: Beorn Bjólfsson - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of August 17, 2017 as submitted.

Per saltire sable and gules, a bear's head cabossed between in cross four bees Or

Tir Righ Submission

Previous submission Per saltire sable and gules, a bear's head cabossed between in cross four bees Or was returned on the November 2017 LOAR:

This device is returned for violation of SENA A2C1, which requires that "Elements must be drawn in their period forms and in a period armorial style." While we generally give substantial leeway for artistic license, this depiction of the bear's head is a very modern interpretation, with heavy monochromatic shading about the muzzle and lower head that, when displayed upon a field that is half sable, makes the charge difficult, if not impossible, to recognize.

Upon resubmission, we encourage the submitter to depict the bear's head in a more period fashion, and at the very least removing the jagged lightning bolt style of shading seen in modern sports team logos in favor of using a simple line drawing of the features.

The previous submission is #3 at: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=10&loi=4582


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

3: Domnall Scriptor - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2015, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) In pale a reremouse azure sustaining an open book argent.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

4: Drusa Saturnina - New Name & New Device

Gules, a shrew sejant regardant or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for Early Roman.
Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Dragon's Mist.

The submitted form is the feminine version of the nomen. Drusa is a constructed nomen based on Drusus as a masculine nomen as found in Ursula Georges' A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html) All name elements are taken from inscriptions found in the Roman African Proconsulates in Epigraphic Inscriptions Heidelberg.

Drusa
femininzed version of Drusus

Inscriptions:
HD000122
HD002024
HD002169
HR002493
edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/inschrift/suche?qs=drusus

Saturnina
is found in Epigraphic Inscriptions Heidelberg.
Inscriptions:
HD007514
HD008632
HD000403
HR000409
edh-www.adw.uni-heidelberg.de/inschrift/

No conflict found- a solid Roman Name

[3 more pictures will be added in comments.]

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1310/2018-04-11/17-23-43_Drusa_name_0007.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1310/2018-04-11/17-23-45_Drusa_name_0008.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1310/2018-04-11/17-23-47_Drusa_name_0009.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1310/2018-04-11/17-23-49_Drusa_name_0010.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1310/2018-04-11/17-21-45_Drusa_name_0009.jpg


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

5: Iona Myst Reginasdaughter - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2016, via An Tir.

Vert, an ibex couchant regardant argent.

New colored and uncolored emblazons were created at kingdom with the submitter's permission.

A previous version of this device was returned on the July 2017 LoAR. We believe the concerns have been addressed. The text of the return follows:

"This device is returned for violation of SENA A1C, which requires heraldic elements to be reproducible from blazon. The ibex is not depicted in an identifiable heraldic posture. While the closest posture is couchant, and this was the posture submitted by the submitter, in reality only half of the legs are in a position expected from the blazon. One foreleg is raised similar to passant, and one hind leg is extended as if it were courant. As this emblazon cannot be reliably reproduced, it must be returned.

This device is not in conflict with Muirenn ingen uí Muirchertaig, Vert, a doe couchant between three oak trees eradicated argent. There is one DC for the removal of primary charges, and another DC for the difference between a doe and a natural ibex."


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

6: Lantswind Vuchselin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of February 20, 2018 as submitted.

Argent, in pale three winged foxes courant azure.

The August 2007 Cover Letter has a precedent we believe is pertinent to the shade of azure used in this emblazon:

"We do not blazon bleu-celeste, but it is undoubtedly blue and is thus registered as azure. The fact that the color is a light blue, rather than the standard blue is almost never mentioned. As long as the color is clearly blue (and not so light that it lacks contrast with argent or Or) it will be registerable, and blazoned as azure."


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

7: Luna Francesca di Marco Luppi - New Name & New Device

Gules, a pall pean fimbriated between a crescent and two two-headed wolves addorsed Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound most important.
Language most important.
Meaning most important.

The submitter's branch is Adiantum.

Luna is found at:

http://heraldry.sca.org/names/Jewish/rome_names.html#women

Francesca, Marco, and Luppi are found at:

http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Venice.shtml

SENA Appendix A notes that Italian names had double given names and that the pattern of given + pat + family requires no further documentation. It also notes that patronymic bynames are marked with a "di". 1-1-2018 "Names of Jews of Rome in the 1550's, Table of Names" by Yehoshua ben Haim ha Yerushalami (Zachary Kessin), http://heraldry.sca.org/names/jewish/rome_names.html#women lists Luna as an Italian name 1536-1558. 1-1-2018 "Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice" by Juliana de Luna's (Julia Smith), http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Venice/shtml lists Francessa, Italian feminine given name 15th/16th Century. Marco, Italian Masculine Name ca. 1478-1503, Luppi, Italian family name

The given name was submitted as <Francessa>, but it was changed to match available documentation.

No conflicts were found.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

8: Orraca de la Coruña - New Name & New Device

Per chevron purpure and vert, a chevron and on a chief argent three butterflies azure

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Tir Righ Submission

Submitted as Orraca da Coruna with the following documentation:

Orraca: Dated to 1214 in "Early Portuguese Names" by Juliana de Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/earlyportuguese.html

Da Coruna: locative for the city and province of A Coruna. Construction of a locative with de (meaning of or from, which would be attached to A Coruna) from "Portuguese Names 1350-1450" by Juliana De Luna http://heraldry.sca.org/names/portuguese.htm

Evidence for the existence of the city during SCA period http://www.britannica.com/place/A-Coruna-Spain

Commenters additionally found the following:

https://books.google.com/books?id=KWFnAAAAMAAJ, Calendar of the State Papers Relating to Ireland, of the Reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth. ...: 1601-1603 (with Addenda, 1565-1654), offers two snippets showing the period English spelling <Corunna>, first and second images below, from pp. 294 & 338.

https://books.google.com/books?id=0_ToAAAAMAAJ, Juan de Arfe y Villafañe, De varia commensvracion para la escvlptvra y architectura 'Of various measurements(?) for sculpture and architecture', (Albatros: 1585) offers the third image below from its p. viii. I read "Esta novena y ultima tabla de quarenta y cinco grados, toma desde la Coruña y passa por las Asturias, y Vizcaya, y el Reino de Nauarra hasta Perpiñan, y tiene estos lugares", which between Google and me I make, 'This ninth and last table of forty-five degrees, takes (starts?) from La Coruña and passes through the Asturias, and Vizcaya, and the Kingdom of Navarre to Perpignan, and has these places'--and no, I don't quite know what all that means, but that it refers to locations, including the one in question, seems beyond doubt.

https://books.google.com/books?id=meNBAQAAMAAJ, Francisco Caro de Torres, Historia de las ordenes militares de Santiago, Calatraua, y Alcantara desde su fũdaciõ hasta el rey don Filipe ..., 'History of the military orders of Santiago, Calatrava, and Alcántara from their foundation until King Philip ...', 1629, offers among other snippets the fourth image, from p. 161: "Fue necessario entrar en la Coruña, puerto de Galica, con los nauios que le ...", 'It was necessary to enter la Coruña, port of Galica, with the ships that ..."

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-11/02-09-17_03-06-30_Corunna294.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-11/02-09-17_03-06-31_Coruña161.PNG
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-11/02-09-17_03-06-31_Coruñaviii.PNG
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-11/02-09-17_03-06-31_Corunna338.PNG


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

9: Orraca de la Coruña - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) Three butterflies per pall inverted conjoined at the wingtip azure

Tir Righ Submission


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

10: Petronius Nemo - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (Peter Nobody) most important.

Tir Righ Submission

Petronius Von Dem Burg, male, married 1592, Frielburg, Germany, Batch #M94253-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZ9X-KSQ

Joannes Nemo, male, married 1630, Ettenheim, Freiburg, Germany, Batch #M94142-1, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4Y7-9RM

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-11/02-25-46_12-31-19_Nemo.jpg


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

11: Piaras mac Toirdhealbhaigh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2013, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) A mullet of eight points per saltire sable and azure.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

12: Piaras mac Toirdhealbhaigh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2013, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) On a mullet of eight points per saltire sable and azure a rapier argent.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

13: Piaras mac Toirdhealbhaigh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2013, via An Tir.

(Fieldless) On a mullet of eight points per saltire sable and azure two rapiers in saltire argent.


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

14: Sūn Jiāng - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the An Tir LoI of January 31, 2017 as submitted.

Or, the oracle bone character Sūn (surname) and on a chief sable a ladle inverted argent, a bordure denticulada sable.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2018-04-11/01-10-14_Sûn_device_0001.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2018-04-11/01-10-16_Sûn_device_0002.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1338/2018-04-11/01-10-17_Sûn_device_0003.jpg


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

15: Þórmundr Refskegg - New Name & New Device

Per chevron inverted sable and purpure, a sheaf of arrows and in canton a hawk's bell argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Þórmundr: masc name found in Nordiskt Runnamslexicon sn Þōrmundr

Refskegg: in GB p26 as refskegg. Capitalization of Old Norse bynames allowed. Glossed as "red beard".

No Conflicts Found

Correction to Device (2018-Mar-14 00:03:38): This name form I missed in error uploading. It was submitted with the device as follows and will be split apart if forwarded to Laurel. Please comment on the name in the device comments and we will separate them after the letter is closed. Thank you, and apologies to the submitter for missing it!

Þórmundr Refskegg - New Name

Þórmundr: masc name found in Nordiskt Runnamslexicon sn Þōrmundr

Refskegg: in GB p26 as refskegg. Capitalization of Old Norse bynames allowed. Glossed as "red beard".


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

16: Toivo Laukainen - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2015, via An Tir.

Vert, three antlers conjoined in pall Or

Tir Righ Submission

Commenters identified the period examplar as a triskel of antlers, which had been warped to fit the available space.

The previous submission, Per pale vert and Or, two rabbits attired of stags' antlers rampant addorsed counterchanged. was returned on the 03-2015 LoAR for conflict with the device of Katheryn of Heronter: Per pale Or and vert, two hares combattant counterchanged.

Correction to Device (2018-Jun-26 14:06:40): This item was redraw at Kingdom. When queried if the submitter approved the new artwork, James Red Flame responded, "Yes, it was approved. Sorry, forgot to note that." Mea culpa. We'll make sure to note further redraws.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1734/2018-04-12/16-16-22_Toivo_device0001.jpeg


This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR

17: Ymanie the Midwife - New Name Change & New Device Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in January of 2010, via Atenveldt.

Sable, on a manta ray tergiant between three moons in their plentitude argent a lotus flower affronty purpure.

Old Item: Tatiana the Midwife, to be retained as an alternate name.
Old Item: Argent, a pall inverted sable between two hearts gules and a rose sable, to be retained as a badge.
Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound most important.

The submitter's branch is Terra Pomaria.

"Ymanie" is found on http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyintro.html , in Feminine Given Names in "A Dictionary of English Surnames" by Talan Gwynek, sub Isemna. Ymanie is attested as an unmarked matronymic dating to 1279.

"the Midwife" is grandfathered to the submitter.

No Conflicts found.


I remain,
In service to the College and the Crown,
Viscountess Elizabeth Turner de Carlisle
Lions Blood Herald


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 7 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 5 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. OSCAR counts 3 Resub Devices. These 3 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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