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Calontir LoI dated 2019-03-08

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: Anna Plantyn - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2015, via Calontir.

(Fieldless) In saltire a banana leaf vert and a banana Or

Badge Notes:
Submitter's previous badge, (Fieldless) In bend a banana leaf vert surmounted by three bananas bendwise sinister conjoined at the stem Or. , (cf: Calontir ELoI dated 6 JUL 18 for reference image, https://oscar.sca.org//index.php?action=145&id=87222) was returned on the October 2018 LoAR. The text of the return is:

This badge is returned for use of multiple overall charges. In the May 2013 return of Taran MacTaral's device, Vert, a tree blasted Or within and conjoined to a decrescent, overall five lozenges ployé in bend sinister argent, it was ruled: "This device is returned for not being reliably blazonable, a violation of SENA A1C and A3F5, both of which require an emblazon to be describable in heraldic terms. As we have no evidence of multiple overall charges in period armory, this design is difficult to describe. Three of the lozenges are entirely on the field, one partially overlaps the tree, and one partially overlaps the crescent. This is non-period style in general." This submission has a similar issue, with the added complication that they overlap one another in addition to the leaf.

This badge is also returned for overlapping distinct charges in an unblazonable way. In the May 2018 return of Elizabeth Lincoln's device, Per chevron purpure and azure, a "branch" fructed of peaches Or, it was ruled: "This device is returned for redraw. The main charge is blazoned as a branch, but is not substantial enough to be considered more than a slip. The main visual focus of the charge is the fructing, two large peaches that could easily be the central charge were they not arranged in a way that blurs the distinction between in fess and in bend, and had they not overlapped in silhouette."

Upon resubmission, the submitter should either use a single banana or otherwise document bunches or hands of bananas as a distinctly recognizable arrangement in period.

This redesign addresses the issues by following the advice given in the return.


2: Cain Belmont - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Cain Belmont) most important.

Cain: late period English surname used as a given name; surname documented via Family Search record for Jo Cain, Male, christened 30 Sep 1630, Kirk Michael, Isle of Man, England, batch: C04899-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2S7-SH9)

Belmont: English surname documented via Family Search record for Edith Belmont, Female, christened 31 Oct 1620, Histon, Cambridge, England, batch: C02209-5 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J322-FL6)


3: Catherine Baker - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Culture (16th century English) most important.

Full name documented via Family Search record for Catherine Baker, Female, christened 13 Oct 1583, place: Saint Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England, batch: P00145-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPKT-M23)


4: Cuthbert Longschankes - New Badge

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

(Fieldless) A furison azure ermined Or winged Or

Badge Notes:
Previous badge, Or, on a mountain azure winged argent a furison erminois, was returned at kingdom for having a charged mountain (seen here: https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=11&id=83364). This is a complete redesign.


5: Dante di Pirro - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2006, via Gleann Abhann.

(Fieldless) A mullet voided and interlaced within and conjoined to an annulet sable overall a peacock feather bendwise argent orbed vert


6: Gustav of Grimfells - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a pale cotised argent a a goutte de larmes

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Gustav: Gray period Swedish masculine name documented via Family Search record for Gustav Horn, male, married 09 Jul 1643, Stockholm, Sweden, batch: M41986-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FKJS-1HQ)

of Grimfells locative byname using the registered name of SCA branch. Grimfells, March of, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle).


7: Gwen verch Hughe - New Name

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

Gwen: female given name documented from A Simple Guide to Constructing 16th Century Welsh Names (in English Contexts) by Tangwystyl verch Morgant Glasvryn (Heather Rose Jones) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/welsh16.html)

verch: ibid., feminine patronymic marker.

Hughe: ibid., male given name used as a patronymic byname.


8: Hamelinus Hamlyn - New Name & New Device

Sable, on a chevron between three crosses bottony fitchy argent five daggers inverted gules, a bordure gyronny of six gules and argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Hamelinus: Laninized English given name, Dated 1222 in DMNES, s.n. Haimo. S.L. Uckelman. "Haimo". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. (http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Haimo).

Hamlyn: English given name used as an unmarked patronymic. Dated 1579 in DMNES, s.n. Haimo. Ibid.

Name Notes:
SENA Apendix A supports unmarked patronymics in Middle/Early Modern English.

Device Notes:
I attest that the device was hand colored using the Crayola red marker. ~Dorcas Eyas

After kingdom commentary, internal detailing was added to the daggers, with the submitter's approval.


9: Helena of Tor - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and sable, a mouse rampant contourny and a unicorn rampant within a bordure embattled argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Spelling (of Tor) most important.

For consideration as a Spanish name and using Lingua Societatis Allowance:

Helena: Spanish feminine given name documented via Family Search record for Helena Cereza, Female, died 29 Aug 1596, Santa María Y Santiago, Bercero, Valladolid, Spain, batch: B87145-3 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FF1Y-QYW)

of Tor: plausible Lingua Societatis version of locative surname De Tor, documented via Family Search record for Francisco De Tor, Male, christened 09 Apr 1570, Santiago Apostol, Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain, Father's Name Manzio De Tor, batch: C87105-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5FM-S7H)

For consideration as an English name and using Lingua Societatis Allowance:

Helena: English feminine given name. Bardsley, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, s.n. Dodge notes a Helena Dogeson in 1379.

of Tor: plausible Lingua Societatis version of locative surname de Tor, documented British History Online.

"To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to take Stephen ... John de Tor of Bradewelle, Thomas ... and bring them to the king's castle of Notingham, and there keep them safe in prison..."
'Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1360', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 11, 1360-1364, ed. H C Maxwell Lyte (London, 1909), pp. 36-44. British History Online (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol11/pp36-44) [accessed 11 December 2018]. (See image below)

Name Notes:
Submitter very strongly desires this specific locative byname.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-19-39_Helena_of_Tor_Name01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-19-40_Helena_of_Tor_Name02.jpg


10: Jorunna Refsdottir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of December 07, 2018 as submitted.

Per pale embattled argent and vert, a brown horse proper and a fox argent combattant

Device Notes:
After kingdom commentary, new artwork was created to center the line of division. It is used here with the submitter's approval.


11: Kitta Kristinsdottir - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2012, via Calontir.

Per chevron sable and argent, a chevron counterchanged between two plates and two dragons' heads addorsed conjoined at the neck vert

Device Notes:
LoPtC from submitter's mother, Cristina la Ambeler, was received.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-23-14_Kitta_Kristinsdottir_device_LoPtC_redacted.jpg


12: Li Jun Quan - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of November 05, 2018 as submitted.

Per bend sinister sable and gules, a crane rousant contourny argent and a natural tiger rampant Or marked sable

Device Notes:
There is a Step From Period Practice for the use of a natural tiger.


13: Mag Mor, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

Citizen of Mag Mor, Order of

Meta-pattern:
This name follows the pattern of naming orders after groups of people , found in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE)

of: article linking the designator and substantive element

Citizen:

As a period word: The OED s.v. citizen: n. and adj dates citizen in various spellings including that one to between a1325-1556 with the meaning (under A.1.a), "An inhabitant of a city or town; esp. one possessing civic rights and privileges, a burgess or freeman of a city."

Usage of the term in period: ibid, "1480 Cronicles Eng. (Caxton) ccvi. sig. m7 The cytezeyns of london"
of Mag Mor: added for possible conflict purposes

Order Name Notes:
Mag Mor registration: The O&A s.n. Mag Mor, Barony of states "Mag Mor, Shire of This branch name, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle), was updated to Mag Mor, Barony of in July of 2001 (via Calontir)."

We realize this may ultimately be too generic to register, but on behalf of the Barony we request an official ruling from Laurel.

Correction to Order Name (2019-Apr-13 11:04:36): NEW ORDER NAME SUBMISSION WITHDRAWAL
With the information which has come to light via commentary and after careful consideration of the 1998 ruling on Citizen of Axemoor, the submitter has decided to withdraw this submission from consideration.


14: Mag Mor, Barony of - New Order Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2001, via Calontir.

Valiant of Mag Mor, Order of the

Meta-pattern:
This name follows the pattern of naming orders after an abstract quality, found in Medieval Secular Order Names by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/order/new/).

Order: designator listed in SENA appendix E (http://heraldry.sca.org/sena.html#AppendixE)

of the: articles linking the designator and substantive element

Valiant: The OED s.v. valiant: valiant, adj. (and n.) 1.a. Of persons: Stalwart of body, bone, hands dates valiant in that spelling to 1338 and in other spellings to between 1303 and 1548.

of Mag Mor: added for possible conflict purposes

Order Name Notes:
Mag Mor registration: The O&A s.n. Mag Mor, Barony of states "Mag Mor, Shire of This branch name, registered in October of 1982 (via the Middle), was updated to Mag Mor, Barony of in July of 2001 (via Calontir)."


15: Marian Beardsley - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Full name documented via Family Search record for Marian Beardsley, Female, christened 27 Jan 1573, place: St Mary, Lichfield, Stafford, England, batch: C13560-5 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQN6-N52)


16: Markolf Volkhart von Thüringen - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Calontir LoI of December 07, 2018 as submitted.

Quarterly argent and Or, a bend gules surmounted by a cross formy sable


17: Reinhardt Krug - New Badge

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

Gules, a broad-arrow Or between two stag's attires argent


18: Sata Takezou - New Name & New Device

Azure, on an uchiwa argent two cherry blossoms gules

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

Sata: attested period Japanese surname dated 1572 in NCMJ, p. 325

Takazou: attested period male nanori dated 1568 in NCMJ, p. 359

Device notes:
This may be the defining instance of an uchiwa. It is a Step From Period Practice, per SENA A.2.B.4.a.Non-European Armorial Elements, which states, "Elements found only in non-European armorial traditions (e.g., Islamic and Japanese heraldry) are registerable but a step from period practice."

The first image below is from A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and Armor In All Countries and All Times by George Cameron Stone, ISBN 0-486-40726-8. "Uchiwa is a fan made of two pieces of wood or leather fastened together on either side of a straight handle. The gumbai uchiwa is a fan of this type used by an officer when marshalling troops in old Japan." (p. 256)

See also "The Lore of the Japanese Fan" by U. A. Casal. This article states, "The date when the military commander's fly-whisk saihai became interchangeable with a stiff, solid gumbai, war-fan, remains doubtful. "Historically" it is said that it was adopted by the military during the Kamakura rule of the Minamoto/Hojo, between 1192 and 1333. It is known that Uesugi Kenshin wielded one at the battle of Kawanakajima in 1563, and the height of the gumbai's popularity appears to have been in the mid-16th century." Jōchi Daigaku, JSTOR (Organization), Monumenta Nipponica, Volume 16, p.71-p.73. This source is available online for free on JSTOR https://www.jstor.org/stable/2383356?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

The third image is of an extant item dated to before 1600. At Hachiman shrine in Hino City - a Gunbai - given to the shrine in 1890 tensho (which is a date) European is 1590. Ieyasu Tokugawa donated an army fan to the shrine. (https://matome.naver.jp/m/odai/2138883740373151301/2138884306978081903)

Finally, O-umajirushi: A 17th-Century Compendium of Samurai Heraldry. Translated and Annotated by Xavid "Kiho" Pretzer (http://o-umajirushi.xavid.us/), vol 2, pg 18, shows a gunbai war fan as an armorial element.

After kingdom commentary, new artwork was provided with more identifiable cherry blossoms on the fan. It is used here with the submitter's approval,

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-31-32_Sata_Takezou_device_doc1.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-31-33_Sata_Takezou_device_doc2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-31-33_Sata_Takezou_device_doc3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-31-33_Sata_Takezou_device_doc4.jpg


19: Vígdís Alricesdohtor - New Name & New Device

Argent, a boar's head cabossed gules and on a chief embattled sable the runes teiwaz, algiz, sowilo, teiwaz, algiz, sowilo

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Vígdís: feminine given name found in Geirr Bassi, p. 16.

Alricesdohtor: patronymic formed using the masculine given name Alric found in Anglo-Saxon Names by Ælfwyn æt Gyrwum (Jodi McMaster) (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/aelfwyn/bede.html)

Searle, pg. 67, header entry, dates Alric to 693 and 952.

The genetive form of Alric is Alrices.

Name Notes:
SENA Appendix C supports the combination of Old English and Scandinavian name elements.


20: Vincent de Vere - New Alternate Name & New Badge

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

Brock Square Poo

Argent, a badger rampant regardant sable and a bordure denticulada gules

Brock: documented as a surname via IGI record for Elizabeth Brock, female, christened 27 Apr 1594, St Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England, batch: C02243-2 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3MM-7TR)

Square: documented as a surname via IGI record for Nicholas Square, marriage 13 May 1576, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, batch: M04488-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2W7-Z2T)

Poo: documented as a surname via IGI record for John Poo, Male, christened 01 Oct 1592, Place: Hatherleigh, Devon, England, batch: C05104-1 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N592-BVS)

Name Notes:
Late period English surnames can be used as given names.

After kingdom commentary, new artwork was provided with a more identifiable badger. It is used here with the submitter's approval.


21: William Fletcher of Carbery - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2005, via Calontir.

Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a costrel palewise argent

Old Item: Per bend azure and gules, a bend Or between three arrows in pale fesswise reversed and a mariner's whistle palewise argent, to be released.

Device notes:
The submitted device is exactly like William's registered device, except for replacing the mariner's whistle with a costrel. As such, the Existing Registration Allowance obviates any issues of unity. His current device, which is to be released, is attached.

This may be the defining instance of a costrel. Per SENA A.2.B.2.a. Tools: There is a pattern of creating new charges from European tools and other everyday artifacts. Thus, an item that can be documented as this sort of period artifact is registerable.

The Middle English Dictionary defines a costrel as a flask or bottle; a wine-skin; a small, portable wooden keg. (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/m/mec/med-idx?type=byte&byte=34778907&egdisplay=compact&egs=34781547)

Please see these links for images of extant examples of costrels that closely match the one in this submission. We hesitate to post the images as they may be copyrighted.

15th C. field flask from Cologne Germany (http://previous.bildindex.de/bilder/MI01632a14a.jpg)

16th C. Tudor costrel (https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/114063.html)

Other examples of costrels may be seen at these links:

Late 16th C. Tudor costrel (https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/114394.html)

Late medieval costrel dated between 1351 - 1500 (https://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/object/105656.html)

The image below is of the arms of von Herbißhofen (item 177), from the Scheibler Armorial (Wappenbuch) c. 1450. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Scheibler_Armorial)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-40-08_William_Fletcher_of_Carbery_device_change_0003.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-40-09_William_Fletcher_of_Carbery_device_2005.jpg


22: Ysabel de la Oya - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 2015, via Calontir.

Gules, a wheel of cheese fesswise within a braid of garlic in annulo argent

Badge notes:
As this may be the defining instance of a braid of garlic, please see the attached images showing its use in period armory. The first 2 examples have identifying information included. The 3rd example is 237r, from Insignia urbium Italiae septentrionalis, 1550-1555 [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 270].

This submission uses the braid in annulo. We feel this is plausible, as a braid of garlic is flexible, and many vegetal charges may be depicted in annulo, such as wreaths or chaplets of flowers. Further, a stag's attire may be shown as more or less straight, or slightly curved, or in annulo.

After kingdom commentary, new artwork was provided. It is used here with the submitter's approval.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-49-06_Ysabel_de_la_Oya_badge_doc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=835/2019-02-28/11-49-06_Ysabel_de_la_Oya_badge_doc02.JPG


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 9 New Names, 1 New Alternate Name, 2 New Order Names, 9 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 5 New Badges. These 27 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $108 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 28 items submitted on this letter.

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