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Calontir ILoI dated 2019-04-28

Wesaþ hal!

To Brigida von München, Gold Falcon, and to the esteemed members of the College of Heralds comes this, my final missive, from Dorcas Whitecap, Eyas. I seek your wise counsel on the following submissions, to prepare them for registration.

HL Zaneta Baseggio will take on the office of Eyas Herald, starting with the next Calontir internal letter. I pray you all show her the same kindness and generosity that you have shown me during my tenure.

1: Anastasia da Carrara -Resub Device

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

Quarterly Or and gules, a mullet of eight points counterchanged and a bordure sable

Original device Gules, a cross gyronny of sixteen sable and argent, in chief two ermine spots argent was returned on the April 2007 LoAR:

This is returned for dividing a charge into gyronny of sixteen. It has previously been ruled that "In Society heraldry, while fields may be gyronny of as many as 12, charges may be gyronny of no more than 8. (LoAR of 22 March 83) (Katrine Vanora of Maidstone, October, 1992, pg. 26)". Later precedent allows fields of gyronny of sixteen; from the June 1999 LoAR:

Padric O Mullan. Device. Gyronny of sixteen gules and Or, a Celtic cross azure. The question was raised regarding whether gyronny of sixteen is period, and whether it can be used in the SCA. Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, cites an instance from the 12th century, and Martin Schrot's Wappenbuch, a German heraldic treatise shows a 16th century example. Additionally, the LoI mentions a 13th century example. Given this, we will register Gyronny of sixteen in simple cases, but nothing more, barring period evidence.

Barring similar evidence for charges divided gyronny of sixteen, they remain unregisterable.

Resubmission Quarterly Or and azure, a mullet of eight points counterchanged within a bordure sable was returned on the October 2017 LoAR:

This device is returned for conflict with the device of Hannah of Tarshish, Quarterly Or and azure, a sun within a bordure counterchanged. There is one DC for change of tincture to the bordure, but no difference between a sun and a mullet of eight points.

This redesign addresses previous issues. It has been conflict checked against both stars and suns.

2: Bataciqan-nu kö'ün Ashir -Resub Device

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

Azure, on a lozenge argent a phoenix sable enflamed gules, in chief a ducal coronet Or

This name was registered in January of 2019 (via Calontir).

Submitter was awarded a Duchy on 8 July 2017, via Calontir. (

Previous device was returned on the January 2019 LoAR:

This device is returned for violation of SENA Appendix I, part C, which states that "A single charge group may only have one tertiary charge group on it." In this design, the phoenix (which includes the flame in its definition) is the central charge on the lozenge, with the ducal coronet in base. As maintained charges are not co-primary or co-secondary with their maintaining charge when they appear on the field, and as there cannot be multiple charge groups on the same primary or secondary charge, tertiary charges thus cannot maintain or be maintained by other tertiary charges. In addition, the coronet is less than half the size of the phoenix, and due to its placement, size, and relative arrangement on the lozenge makes it decidedly not co-equal with the phoenix.
This redesign moves the ducal coronet off the primary lozenge, making it a secondary charge.

3: Cora Elizabeth of Catsley -New Name & New Device

Argent, a domestic cat sejant sable between two flaunches azure each charged with a pawprint Or, in sinister canton a heart gules

Cora - English feminine given name from FamilySearch. Cora Harris, Female, Christened 05 Mar 1598, HOLSWORTHY, DEVON, ENGLAND, batch C05113-1.

Elizabeth - "Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names" by Talan Gwynek ( shows Elizabeth as the most frequent name and "Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames Part Two: The Names A-G" by Talan Gwynek ( dates Elizabeth to 1518, 1524, 1530...1585 and 1600.

of Catsley - Constructed English locative byname. All elements are found in Watts.

Catt 'a wild cat' as a prototheme, spelled *Cat*:
s.n. Catford - Catford (1332)
s.n. Catcliffe - Catclif(f) -clyf(f)(e) (1322-1593)
s.n. Catforth - Catford (1332), Catforthe (1514)
s.n. Catmore - Catmere (1086-1428)

Genitive singular forms of Catt (var. spellings):
s.n. Catsfield - Cat(t)esfeld(e) (12th-15th C)
s.n. Catshill - Catshill (1427)
s.n. Caston - Cattestun - ton (1191, 1194)

-lega/-legh/-leigh/-ley as a deuterotheme, using possessives:
s.n. Bardsley - Berdesley (1422) - this one uses a possessive
s.n. Barnsley - Barneslai(a), -ley(a) -lay (c.1120-1597)
s.n. East Ilsley - Illesley (1442)

SENA Appendix A supports double given names for late period English. This could be considered as a given name + unmarked matronymic + locative, which pattern is also supported in Appendix A.

4: Dankert Phenner -New Name

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

Dankert - masculine given name from "Dutch Names 1393-96" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Friedemann)

Phenner - German epithet byname, Bahlow/Gentry (2nd ed.), p. 366, s.n. Penner(s), O. Phenner, Kassel 1366.

SENA Appendix C supports combining Dutch and German name elements.

5: Fionnghuala inghean ui Fhallamhain -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2002, via Calontir.

Argent, in fess a fish haurient gules and a fish haurient azure respectant, each charged with a lightning bolt argent

There is a Step From Period Practice for the use of a lightning bolt not as part of a thunderbolt.

6: Johan der Hund -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in June of 2008, via Calontir.

Sable, on a bend sinister between two wolf's heads erased respectant argent crowned with a pearled coronet Or an escarbuncle vert

Old Item: Sable, on a bend sinister between two wolf's heads erased respectant argent an escarbuncle vert, to be released.

Court Barony bestowed 03/13/2019, via Meridies.

7: Kenda Óttarsdóttir -New Name & New Device

Gules, three otters passant in annulo Or around an escallop inverted argent, a bordure Or

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.

Kenda - submitter's legal given name. Copy of driver license provided.

Óttarsdóttir - patronymic based on Óttar, found in GB p. 14. Construction per Geirr Bassi (p. 17, -rr goes to -rs in the genitive).

8: Mjoll Úlfarsdóttir -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Mjoll ?lfarsd?ttir in November of 2017, via Calontir.

Argent, a gurges within a bordure sable

9: Ogawa Matajirou Ujimori -New Alternate Name & New Badge

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

Sandro da Montefeltro

Azure, a lion sable, on a bend argent three fleurs-de-lys Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.

"Sandro" - Sandro is a diminutive form of Alessandro, found 83 times as a man's name in Juliana de Luna's "Names in 15th Century Florence and her Dominions: the Condado" (

"da Montefeltro" - Locative from the town of Montefeltro. This spelling found in a Google Book, "Storia di Giouanni Villani cittadino fiorentino" dated 1587 ( GRiQfXhYCYCQ&ved=0CDAQ6AEwAA)

Correction to Alternate Name (2019-Apr-30 20:04:12): Submitter as altered the name on this submission to Sandro dei Strozzi da Montefeltro. Documentation for the new element is as follows:

dei Strozzi - Strozzi appears 720 times in the listing of surnames from the on-line Tratte at (
Additionally, the submitter has officially changed the type of submission from a New Alternate Name to a Change of Primary Name, retaining the Old Primary Name as an Alternate. These changes are not problematic in and of themselves, as only a relatively short time period since the publication of this Internal Letter has transpired. Should these changes have occurred after 1/3 [10 days] of the commentary time elapsed, this submission would have been withdrawn and placed into the subsequent Internal Letter to allow sufficient time for commentary to catch and correct any errors or conflict.

Gotfrid Saker

IAP documentation is attached. Works Cited:

(Volume 5) "Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 5, mid-16th century, Milanese arms";

(Volume 7) "Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 7, mid-16th century, Venetian gentry, A through Ipato";

(Volume 11) "Arms of Roman Pontiffs and Cardinals, Volume 11, mid-16th century, Verona and Vicenza";

(Volume 12) "Arms of Pontiffs/Cardinals, Volume 12, mid-16th century, Florentine popes, Medici, Florentine nobility";

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

10: Runa viligisl -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and gules, a dragon displayed within a bordure rayonny argent

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

Rúna - O.Swed. feminine given name found in NR, s.n. Rúna. English translation by C. L. Ward. Hard copy attached.

viligísl - byname meaning "lust-hostage, slave to sexual desire", found in "Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók" by Aryanhwy merch Catmael.

Per submitter's request, name is submitted without any accents.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

11: Sally Salamandra the Whitesmith -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1991, via Calontir.

Purpure, on a flame Or a salamander tergiant vert, in chief a comital coronet Or

Old Item: Purpure, a salamander tergiant vert flamed Or, to be released.

This device was registered in January of 1991 via Calontir, with the blazon "Purpure, a salamander tergiant vert flamed Or". See the original artwork below. It is the opinion of the Calontir College of Heralds that this blazon is inaccurate, and we request it be reblazoned as "Purpure, on a flame Or a salamander tergiant vert".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:

12: Silvester Dane -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Spelling (Silvester) most important.

Silvester - English male given name documented 13 times in Aryanhwy merch Catmael's "16th Century Names from Ormskirk Parish Registers", s.n. Silvester between 1570 and 1600. (

Dane - Scottish surname found in "Index of Scots names found in Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: Dane" by Sara L. Uckelman (known in the SCA as Aryanhwy merch Catmael). 1 occurrence, dated 1509. (

13: Skinna-Hrefna -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in July of 2018, via Calontir.

Per fess argent and gules, a raven sable maintaining an eyeball gules irised argent upon a death's head argent

14: William Teche -New Name & New Device

Argent, on a bend sinister vert between a tree and a rose proper, a sword argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (teach) most important.

William - English male given name found in William Astyn, Male, Christened 02 Jun 1578, BUSHBURY, STAFFORD, ENGLAND, batch #P00992-1

Teche - English surname found in Joane More Or Teche, Residence Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, England, mother of a child christened 08 Jun 1577, batch #C04745-3

Per the May 2014 Cover Letter (, "We will not count the tincture of purely artistic details, whether they are blazoned or not. This means a rose proper has only one tincture, gules, as the tincture of the barbing and seeding are considered artistic." Therefore, the complexity count of this device is eight.

15: Worgan Madoc -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of August 31, 2018 as submitted.

Azure, a pair of hands aversant missing the thumb on the hand to dexter and a base argent

Worgan Madoc was registered in November of 2018, via Ansteorra.

16: Zafara Baabur -Resub Device

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

Per bend sinister sable plumetty Or and Or, a pen issuant bendwise sinister from an ink well sable

Original submission was returned on the November 2018 LoAR:

This device is returned for lack of documentation of this depiction of plumetty. There are two basic forms of plumetty, as attested in the Armorial et Traité d'Héraldique, FRANCAIS 24381, F. 176v (1470s). One has alternating rows of tinctured plumes, while the other has a base tincture with plumes detailed in a contrasting tincture. However, the plumes are shaped as fairly deep cartouches and not scalloped lozenges as depicted in this submission. Absent documentation for this variant of plumetty, this depiction will not be allowed.

This artwork was created by literally copying and pasting the depiction of plumetty from the Online PicDic.

17: Zarah bat Chesed -New Badge

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

Azure scaly, an orle argent

Commentary is due by 27 May 2019 either in OSCAR or via email to <>. The online decision meeting will be Tuesday 28 May 2019. This is a change from our usual Monday decision meeting because of Memorial Day. Ic þe þancie (I thank you) in advance for your assistance!

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Dorcas out!

OSCAR counts 6 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 8 Devices, 2 Device Changes and 5 Badges. There are a total of 22 items submitted on this letter.

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