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East LoI dated 2018-10-31

Unto Juliana Laurel, Alys Pellicane, and Cormac Wreath, greetings!

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

This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

1: Alaxandair Morda mac Matha - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Alaxandair M?rda mac Matha in April of 2017, via the East.

(Fieldless) A rhinoceros statant sable

Submitter believes that the horn, armored hide, and body profile should provide a DC, if not an SC, from the hippopotamus found in Sajah bint Habushun ibn Ishandiyar al-Hajjiaji's registered badge, "(Fieldless) A brown hippopotamus statant guardant proper."

This submission has been updated with new artwork approved by the submitter.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

2: Alienor Salton - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 1993, via the East.

Per pale argent and purpure, three saltorels counterchanged


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

3: Andreiko Eferiev - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2009, via the East.

Gules, a cloud sable

This submission was returned on the February 2017 LoaR (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/02/17-02lar.html) for conflict with the badge of Mell MacAlpin. Permission to conflict has been received, and is attached.

The full text of the return is as follows:

This device is returned for violation of SENA A.3.B.4.a, which states "Charges must have good contrast with the background on which they are placed." The submitter attempted to document an Individually Attested Pattern for late-period English heraldry. While sable charges on gules fields were sufficiently documented, and evidence of both bordures and clouds in English heraldry were established, the pattern of a low-contrast complex primary charge and a high-contrast secondary charge was not sufficiently documented by the submitter (who provided only two examples), and subsequent examples were not found in commentary.

Removal of the bordure would bring the submission into alignment with the documented patterns, but would create a conflict with the badge of Mell MacAlpin (Fieldless) A cloud sable.. Given how recently the badge was registered, we encourage the submitter to reach out to the heralds of Calontir to seek permission to conflict from Mell MacAlpin.

The original submission offered the following IAP evidence:

This device is being submitted as an IAP for complex sable charges on a gules field surrounded by a high-contrast border in English heraldry.

Sable charges on gules are common:

http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/mss/lat/misc/e/086.htm - fol 38V-39R has "Sable, a cross formy gules" - probably not complex enough, but it's a start. This is a 15th Century English manuscript.

DBA I p 132: Gules, a lion Sable, STAUNTON LQ

DBA II p 144: Gules, a two-headed eagle Sable. SESARE, Julius RH 43; Ancestor iii 194.

DBA II p 220: Gules, a bridge of two arches with a turret at each end Sable and in base three roundels 1 and 2 Or. FERREY, Duke of. PCL IV 115

DBA IV, p 110: Gules, 3 garbs sable banded Or. WALDESHEFF, Sr Nichol. CKO 643.

DBA IV p 150: Gules, three bear's heads erased sable. --- PLN 1255.

DBA IV p 157: Gules, three bull's heads cabossed sable armed Or . KYNNYMAN, CC 224b, 83.

DBA IV p 175: Gules, three bugle horns Sable stringed Argent --- FK II 1020. (qtd by Horne) and Gules, three bugle horns leathered Sable. HORNE of Kent, PLN 726 (sic: qtg Gu crusily fitchy a chev betw 3 garbs Arg.)

DBA IV p 175: Gules, 3 bugle horns sable stringed and garnished Or. HUNTETWYOTE SK 951.

Clouds are found in English heraldry:

DBA III p 77: Azure, 3 clouds Purpure radiated in base Or each surmounted with a triple crown Or caps Purpure surmounted with a roundel and cross formy Or. DRAPERS COMPANY of LONDON, 1H7 61.

During Kingdom commentary, one example of black charges on a red field with a high-contrast borudure was found: Sable, three mullets gules, a bordure engrailed Or (http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/jpegs/lat/misc/e/1500/08601030.jpg)

Permission to conflict text:

I, [redacted], known in the SCA as Mell MacAlpin, give [redacted], known in the SCA as Andreiko Eferiev, permission for her armory "Gules, a cloud sable" to look similar to, but not identical to, my armory "(Fieldless) A cloud sable." I understand that this permission cannot be withdrawn once Andreiko Eferiev's armory is registered.

Note: The submitter name was misspelled on the Kingdom Letter of Intent, it has been corrected for this letter.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

4: Anne of Østgarðr - New Name & New Device

Per fess sable and vert, a tree and in chief a comet bendwise argent

Anne is a female given name in multiple parts of medieval Europe. It is found in the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (http://dmnes.org/name/Anne) as attested in 1485 in Early Modern English, citing Wills and Inventories Illustrative of the History, Manners, Language, Statistics, etc. of the Northern Counties of England, from the Eleventh Century Downwards," volume I of Publications of the Surtees Society. London: J.B. Nicholas and Son, 1835.

Østgarðr is the name of the Crown Province of the East Kingdom, registered in April of 1984 (via the East). The byname "of Østgarðr" follows the Branch Name Allowance of SENA PN.1.B.2.F.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

5: Asleif Gylfisdottir of Ruantallan - New Name

No changes.

Ásleif appears in "Viking Names found in the Landnamabok" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael at http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html. Accents may be dropped from Viking names so long as they are consistently dropped.

Gylfisdottir is an Old Norse patronymic using <GylfiR> as found in nordiskt Runnamnslexikon, p 96. Following the pattern on p 17 of GB, <GylfiR> becomes Gylfis when -dottir is added.

Gylfi, GylfiR is also found in the Viking Answer Lady website (http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/ONMensNames.shtml#g)

This name is found in OW.Norse as the fictional names Gylfi or GylfiR, best-known from "Gylfaginning" (The Deluding of Gylfi), a part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda. The name is derived from Germanic *gulb-, which is also found in OW.Norse gylfr, a poetical name for "stream, small river" and is derived from a root-word meaning "rippling sea which yells and roars". Fellows-Jensen thinks that the name is a short form of Gjalfvér. Occurs as a human name in the runic nominative form kiulfiR, in an inscription detailing various land and estates owned by Gylfir. Anglo-Scandinavian forms include Gilfit.

FJ pp. 120 s.n. Gylfi; NR s.n. GylfiR

of Ruantallan is allowed according to the SENA Branch Name allowance which states "Name phrases may be created from the registered forms of SCA branches. Only the exact registered form of the branch name may be used, and they are registered in the lingua Anglica form, 'of Branchname'". Ruantallan is a barony of the East Kingdom.

The addition of the name element "of Ruantallan" should bring this clear of Æsileif Gylfisdottir


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

6: Catelin Straquhin - New Name & New Device

Azure, a stag courant to dexter base between in bend two roses argent

Catelin is an English female name found in a FamilySearch record for Catelin Maurenus, marriage date 4 Jan. 1637. Batch number M05426-1 https://familysearch.org/ark:61903/1:1:NKGT-JV9

Catelin also dates to 1198 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames." https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/talan/reaney/reaney.cgi?Katharine

Straquhin is a Scottish surname found in a FamilySearch record for Christan Straquhin, marriage date 19 Feb 1609. Batch number M11310-2

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTVB-PZ4

Straquhin also dates to 1533 and 1549 in Sharon L. Krossa's "Early 16th Century Scottish Lowland Names." http://medievalscotland.org/sctosnames/lowland16/surnamesinstances.shtml

SENA Appendix C indicates that after 1100, English and Scottish name elements may be combined.

While "courant to dexter base" is an unusual arrangement, it has been registered twice, most recently in January 2016. We have updated this blazon with suggestions from kingdom commentary.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

7: Caterina Lombardi - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2018, via the East.

Per chevron azure and vert, two lilies and an owl argent


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

8: Dara Bailey - New Name & New Device

Azure, two needles in saltire argent threaded and on a chief Or three fleurs-de-lys azure

Dara is a femine given name found in a FamilySearch record for Dara Carrier, christening date 26 April 1635. Batch P00837-1 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP5W-M56

Bailey is a surname found in "Names in the 1319 Subsidy Roll of London" by Sara L. Uckleman, known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/surlondon1319.html

This name is constructed according to the rules for English names as found in SENA Appendix C.

We have updated this blazon with suggestions from kingdom commentary.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

9: Dorio of the Oaks - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 1999, via the East.

(Fieldless) A pelican in its piety argent in a wooden nest proper irradiated azure

Note: The submitter was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Darius and Roxanne III, and has arms registered as "Azure, a chevron ployé cotised and in base a pelican in its piety argent."

We have updated this blazon with suggestions from kingdom commentary.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

10: Gaeira Aggadottir - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gæira Aggadóttir in January of 2015, via the East.

(Fieldless) In pale a tentacle embowed issuant from a whelk argent.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

11: Gaeira Aggadottir - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Gæira Aggadóttir in January of 2015, via the East.

(Fieldless) Palewise, a tentacle couped and embowed argent.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

12: Gísl strákr - Resub Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in April of 2012, via Meridies.

Old Item: Cosmo Solario, to be retained as an alternate name.
No major changes.

Gísl is a masculine Norse given name found in GB, p 10 and is from the Landnamabok.

strákr is a masculine Norse given name found in GB, p 28 and is from the Landnamabok.

The original submission was returned on the August 30 East Kingdom Letter of Decision due to issues brought up during commentary about the gender and meaning of the name elements, which led the submitter to change their mind about the submitted name. This resubmission addresses those concerns.

We have updated the page reference for strákr.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

13: Katherine Murray - New Name & New Device

Azure, three garbs and on a chief Or, three cinquefoils gules.

No major changes.

Katherine is a post 1400 feminine personal name in "A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records" by Talan Gwynek http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html#scottishfemlate

Katherine: 1512 [THOWLESS, 770]; 1542 [MACAUSLAN]; 1564 [YESTER, 827]

Murray is listed as a surname in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue" by Sara L. Uckelman http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/scots/dost/

Murray: 1479 (cast); 1496 (analy); 1501 (anherdance); 1501-2 (casualite); 1502 (coffer); 1506 (currour); 1522 (cotar); 1529 (barbour); 1530 (ale-); 1531 (contract, court buke); 1535 (clenging); 1538 (ale-); 1539 (begary); 1540 (ale-; archidenry); 1569 (comptes); 1582 (copper); 1583 (contractar); 1586 (biggar); 1588 (chalmer); 1591 (deame); 1596 (cordinar); 1630 (chamberlane, complene, coup-bearer)


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

14: Margaret Sevensterre - New Name & New Device

Per chevron gules semy of compass stars argent and sable, in base a dragon argent

Margaret is a feminine English given name found from 1185 through 1588 in Talan Gwynek's "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames - Part Three: The Names H-Z". http://heraldry.sca.org/names/reaneyHZ.html

Sevensterre is an English byname found in 1355 in "A Brief Introduction to Medieval Bynames" by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) and Arval Benicoeur (Joshua Mittleman) https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/bynames/scabynames.html#scabynames

This name is constructed according to the rules for English names as found in SENA Appendix C.

There is an SFPP for the use of compass stars.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

15: Maria Erika von Ossenheim - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 1991, via the East.

(Fieldless) A winged mare couchant sable maintaining in her tail an oak leaf Or

This submission is to be associated with Maria Erika von Ossenheim

Commenters were concerned that the leaf was too small to be identifiable. We are forwarding this in hopes that an artist's note will suffice.


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

16: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin - New Badge

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

Per bend sinister argent and gules, issuant from the line of division a bear's head inverted contourny and a bear's head counterchanged

Illustration adapted from a woodcut by Hans Burgkmair the Elder of his arms, 1516.

In German armorials this is blazoned "Barenschnitt", which we might translate as "bear-cut."

For further discussion of this type of design see the commentary on Sigrothr Melrakki's device registered on the March 2018 LoAR, "Per fess sable and argent, issuant from the line of division a wolf's head inverted contourny and a wolf's head counterchanged."


This item was on the 01-2019 LoAR

17: Tyffayne de Trumpington - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2008, via the East.

Azure, on a unicorn head erased argent armed Or within an orle of paw prints Or a dove gules.

There is an SFPP for the use of pawprints.

Commenters were concerned that the pawprints are not recognizable at the size and in the style they are drawn. We are forwarding this to Wreath for consideration.


Yours in service,

Muirenn Blue Tyger


OSCAR counts 6 New Names, 7 New Devices and 7 New Badges. These 20 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $80 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Name Change and 1 Resub Device. These 2 items are not chargeable. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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