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Calontir LoI dated 2019-01-05

Grüß Gott!

Unto Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the esteemed members of the College of Arms does Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, Saker Herolt of the Kingdom of Calontir send heartfelt greetings.

The Calontir College of Heralds presents this Letter of Intent for your consideration requesting registration of the following submissions:

1: Bele Anna de Rugé - New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Bele Anna de Rug? in September of 2004, via Calontir.

Azure, a sperm whale contourny argent


2: Donis Vida - New Name & New Device

Argent, a swan rousant and in canton a saltcellar distilling salt sable within a bordure compony Or and gules

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.

Donis: male given name found 1 time in Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/MensGivenAlpha.html)

Vida: Spanish surname found in Spanish Names from the Late 15th Century by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/isabella/surnames-other.html)


3: Edward Logan de Munro - Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in May of 2010, via Calontir.

Per bend sinister azure and sable, in pale a jester's cap conjoined with a mask of comedy within a bordure argent

Device Notes:
Submitter's previous attempt (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=84792) was returned on the July 2018 LoAR.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A3D1, which requires that "Charges in an armorial design must be clearly organized into charge groups. Depictions of charges that blur the distinction between charge groups will not be allowed. Depictions of charges that that are ambiguous as to what sort of charge group they belong to will not be allowed." The mask and the cap are of relatively equal visual weight, though the cap is somewhat larger than the mask. However, the mask is centered on the shield, while the cap is pushed to chief. This blurs the distinction between co-primary and primary/secondary charges.

This device is also returned for use of a ribbon as a charge. In the June 2005 return of Bronwen Selwyn's badge, (Fieldless) A fox's tail palewise, tip to base, proper, its couped end "recurved" and tied at its base with a ribbon vert, it was ruled "A ribbon is not registerable as a stand-alone charge; that is, as a primary, secondary, or tertiary charge. However, in this case the ribbon is equivalent to a hawk's jesses: a blazonable detail or ornamentation, rather than a charge in its own right." This ruling was upheld in May 2009, with the return of Eadric Anstapa's device: "The ribbon in this submission is an overall charge, which is neither ornamentation nor merely a blazonable detail. It is a charge in its own right, therefore, this submission must be returned." In the submitted artwork, the ribbon spans the width of the field, and is half the height of the mask that overlays it. Visually, it has just as much impact as the mask, and cannot be considered a simple artistic detail. Upon resubmission, the submitter should consider either omitting the ribbon entirely, or else drawing it thin and less spread.

This redraw addresses the reasons for that return.


4: Ellice inghean Mhaoil Ruanaidh - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of October 06, 2018 as submitted.

(Fieldless) An escallop per pale sable and gules


5: Erik Tokesson - New Name & New Device

Per pale azure and argent, two rhinoceroses combattant counterchanged

Spelling (Toke) most important.

Erik: masculine name found in NR, s.n. ÆiríkR, p. 262. Erik is the Old Danish and Old Swedish spelling. (http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1529494180581/Runnamnslexikon_T% 20141106.pdf)

Also documented via SMP volume 5, column 748, sn. Erik, which lists Erik Helsinge, 1488; her Erik prebendatus, 1488; and Erik Larensson j Jungh, 1488. (See images 1 & 2 below)

Tokesson: patronymic formed using the masculine name Toke, found in NR, s.n. Tóki/Túki/Týki, p. 221. Toke is the Old Swedish spelling.

Also documented via SMP volume 2, column 272, sn. Benedikt, which lists Benct Tokesson, 1488. (See images 3 & 4 below)

Name Notes:
Per A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman), names ending -e do not change spelling when creating a patronym.

Client prefers the spelling Toke.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2019-01-03/23-24-23_Erik1.png
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2019-01-03/23-24-24_Erik2.png
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2019-01-03/23-24-24_Tokesson2.png
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=164/2019-01-03/23-24-24_Tokesson.png


6: Galti Patreksson - New Name & New Device

Argent, a dagaz rune sable and a chief gyronny of ten Or and azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Norse) most important.

Galti: Norse masculine given name found in Viking Names found in Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/landnamabok.html)

Patreksson: patronymic formed using the masculine given name Patrekr, ibid.

Name Notes:
Patronymic spelling based on rules in A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/sg-viking.html)


7: Gylys mac an Deoir - New Name & New Device

Azure, three geese migrant one and two Or and in chief three mullets argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Gylys mac an Deoir) most important.

Gylys: masculine given name found in "13th & 14th Century Scottish Names: The Given Names by Symon Freser of Lovat (Bryan J. Maloney). (https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/symonFreser/scottish14/scottish14_given.html)

mac an Deoir: patronymic byname formed using the byname Deoir, found in Black, s.n. Dewar, p. 207. There it states, "G. Deoir, Deoireach, in documents Jore (1428), from deoradh, a pilgrim, later an official designation which afterwards became a family name. In mediæval times the deoradh was the person who had custody of the relic of a saint."

Device Notes:
There is a Step From Period Practice for the migrant posture of the birds.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-04-41_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-04-42_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-04-42_Gylys_mac_an_Deoir_Name03.jpg


8: Jon Chesey - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2017, via Calontir.

Gyronny argent and sable, a wedge of cheese reversed Or and a bordure gules


9: Ketill Karlsson - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in March of 2016, via Calontir.

Per fess sable and Or, a roundel and a wolf rampant counterchanged


10: Lelia Corsini - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An owl per bend purpure and azure maintaining a dagger argent


11: Lelia Corsini - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2014, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) An owl vert maintaining a dagger Or


12: Nikolai Gornostai Spiach'ev - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: Filing name should match submitted item for a primary name change. It should be the new name.

Nikolai Gornostai Spiach'ev

Old Item: Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach'ev, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Russian) most important.
Culture (Late 15th/Early 16th century Russian) most important.

Nikolai: A Dictionary of Period Russian Names (and some of their Slavic roots) by Paul Wickenden of Thanet. Third edition, revised and expanded, header entry. A masculine Christian Russian name meaning Victory of the people. It is also the "Russianization" of the name Nicholas; spelling dated to 1291. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/n.html)

Gornostai: ibid., header entry. A masculine Russian (Russian or Native) name meaning ermine; spelling dated to 1495. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/g.html)

Spiach'ev: ibid., s.n. Spiachei. A masculine Russian (Russian or Native) name with no listed meaning, evidenced via Ignatii Spiachii, dated to 1538-1539. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/sp.html)

The masculine patronymic of Spiachii was formed by dropping the ii and replacing it with a soft sign (') and then adding the -ev ending. (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html)

Name Notes:
The name being submitted consists of three elements: a Christian name (Nikolai), a Russian or Native name (Gornostai) and a patronymic (Spiach'ev). SENA Appendix A: Russian/East Slavic supports the combination of name elements double given name [one Christian + one Slavic] + patronymic.

Please note, the Christian name and patronymic name elements are already registered to the submitter, and fall under SENA PN.1.B.2.g., The Existing Registration Allowance.


13: Nikolai Gornostai Spiach'ev - New Heraldic Title

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

Stote Herald

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (stoat - the short-tailed weasel) most important.

Meta-pattern:
This Heraldic Title follows the pattern a variety of animal based heraldic titles, found in Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith). Under the section Heraldic Titles Derived from Heraldic Charges: English Titles (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitlesSCA/heraldic_titles_by_type.shtml#ENGLISH_CHARGES), are listed Eagle Pursuivant, Leopard Pursuivant, and Lyon Pursuivant, to list a few.

Stote:

As a period charge:
The Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry by Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, s.v. Ermine, (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/page/2/?a2zaal=E) notes that the stoat is a period heraldic charge.

As a period term:
The MED notes the Middle English word stōte as having the meaning of stoat.

The OED does not note the modern spelling stoat until well outside our time-frame (1768).

Heraldic Title Notes:
Stote Herald is intended to be a Herald's Title based on medieval English examples.

Submitter was granted the Herald Extraordinary title by Brigida, Gold Falcon Principal Herald, on 07/14/2018.


14: Tigernán mac Flainn Uí Fáeláin - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of October 29, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale rayonny gules and argent, a natural tiger argent marked sable and a wolf gules rampant addorsed

Device Notes:
Submitter recently moved into Kingdom and submitted this device for registration, but the name had been submitted in their previous kingdom and had not yet processed to an ELoI. Thus, the device was pended. The name submission is on the Ansteorran ELoI dated 2018-10-29 (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=90906).


15: Vashti al-Ash'ariyah - New Name & New Device

Vashti al-Ash'ariyah

Azure, a lion statant within an orle of Bourchier knots Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (Vashti) most important.

Vashti: The name appears in Ardashir-Nama, a fourteenth-century Persian epic poem: (http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/ardasir-nama-a-matnawi-of-six-thousand-couplets-in-persian-by- sahin-sirazi-a-jewish-persian-poet-of-the-8th-14th-century) That link uses š for the sound usually written in English as sh.

There is evidence for the use of Persian literary names by ordinary people in our period. For example, Siavash, also transliterated as Siāvaš, is also a Persian literary name. According to Encyclopedia Iranica, s.v. KAYĀNIĀN vi. Siiāuuaršan, Siyāwaxš, Siāvaš (http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/kayanian-vi) characters with this name appear in multiple medieval Persian works of literature, including the Shah Nama. A form of this name, Siyavuş, was used in the sixteenth century by an Ottoman vezir (cf. Selcuk Aksin Somel, Historical Dictionary of the Ottoman Empire, https://books.google.com/books?id=jGZQL41tg_oC&pg=PR72&dq=Siyavu%C5%9F#v=onepage&q=Siyavu%C5%9F&f=fa lse) (see images below).

Using names from Persian history and legend that appear in the Shah Nama was a widespread practice in Persia and Persian-influenced Turkey in our period. For example, al-Khusraw and Manûchihr may be found in Ursula Georges, Personal Names in Monumental Inscriptions From Persia and Transoxiana (http://www.yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/monument/isms.html), Shîrîn is in Ursula Georges, Some Persian Feminine Names and Etymologies (http://www.yarntheory.net/ursulageorges/names/timuridpersian.html), and the Ottoman use of Siyavuş has already been mentioned.

al-Ash'ariyah: feminine form of cognomen al-Ash'ari found in Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da'ud ibn Auda. (https://heraldry.sca.org/names/arabic-naming2.htm)

Name Notes:
Submitter's previous name, Vashti Sitt al-Asar, was on the Calontir ILoI dated 2013-10-07 (https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=11&id=35976), and was returned for issues with its construction.

Many thanks to Dame Ursula Georges for the new name documentation!

SENA Appendix C supports combining Persian and Arabic name elements after 1100.

Device Notes:
Submitter's previous device, Gules, in pale two compass stars and a gore dexter Or, was on the Calontir ILoI dated 2013-10-07. (https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=35975)

It was returned for style issues, and because the associated name submission was also returned at kingdom. This submission is a complete re-design.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-03-05_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_resub_name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-03-06_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_resub_name02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-03-06_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_resub_name03.PNG
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-01-04/10-03-06_Vashti_al-Ashariyah_resub_name04.PNG


Herzlichen Danke to Laurel Sovereign of Arms, the Laurel Staff and the SCA College of Arms for their consideration of this letter.

Ich dien,
Gotfrid von Schwaben
Saker Herolt


OSCAR counts 5 New Names, 1 New Name Change, 1 New Heraldic Title, 7 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 19 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $76 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Device. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 20 items submitted on this letter.

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