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Ansteorra ILoI dated 2019-10-02

Greetings,

My thanks to HE Keyna Morgan Oulton for her assistance in preparing this letter and to Brian Bordure for his proofreading.

1: Ingriðr Ulfsdottir -New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of February 28, 2019 as submitted.

Argent, a chevron inverted purpure charged with two wolves curant to center or in chief a bow and arrow nocked and inverted in base a bow and arrow nocked inverted and in base a bow and arrow knocked purpure.

Submitted through Raven's Fort.

Device Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 19:49:42
We can tighten up that blazon a bunch. I've tried to use phrasing that will stave off any Unity of Orientation issues.

Argent, on a chevron inverted between two drawn bows with arrows nocked, points to center, purpure two wolves courant respectant Or.

Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle) at 2019-11-01 10:37:24
There shouldn't be Unity issues here. Charges on ordinaries follow the ordinary. See attached image from the 16th c. Insignia Anglica [BSB-Hss Cod.icon. 291].

1: Image 1

Michael Gerard Curtememoire at 2019-11-01 19:10:22
I thought Maister Iago was referring to the bows.

Iago ab Adam at 2019-11-01 23:04:56
Indeed I was.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:36:14
No conflicts found. Iago's blazon works better.


2: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe -New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1996, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) Three hares courant heads to center and ears conjoined or within and conjoined to an oak wreath fructed proper.

Old Item: (Fieldless) An oak wreath fructed proper., to be retained as a badge.

Submitted through Rosenfield

Badge Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:14:16
These seems to me one of those situations where the outer charge is actually the primary, based on visual weight. And using our typical blazon pattern for the bunnies, that gives:

(Fieldless) Within an oak wreath fructed proper in pall three hares courant conjoined at the ears Or.

If it's decided that the bunnies are primary, then:

(Fieldless) In pall three hares courant conjoined at the ears Or within an oak wreath fructed proper.

Iago ab Adam at 2019-11-06 12:08:26
My suggested blazons fail to note that this is less 'wreath' than 'chaplet', nor that the hares are conjoined to the chaplet as well as each other. So depending on which part is considered primary:

(Fieldless) Within and conjoined to a chaplet of oak leaves fructed proper in pall three hares courant conjoined at the ears Or.

Or:

(Fieldless) In pall three hares courant conjoined at the ears Or within and conjoined to a chaplet of oak leaves fructed proper.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:36:44
No conflicts found whichever charges are primary.


3: Lazarus Heydewolff von Robel -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of March 30, 2014 as submitted.

Quarterly argent and gules, a wolf's head erased counterchanged charged in the skull with a cross formy argent.

Submitted through Bjornsborg

(Asterisk Note: The following is the submitter's entry from the O&A, not sure why OSCAR didn't find it.

Lazarus Heydewolff van Robel

This name was registered in November of 2014 (via Ansteorra).)

Previous submission was returned by Laurel in the April/2017 LOAR for redraw.

Lazarus Heydewolff van Robel. Device. Quarterly gules and argent, a wolf's head erased counterchanged charged in sinister chief with a cross formy argent.

This device is returned for redraw. Please instruct the submitter on the proper way to draw erasing: either three or four prominent, pointed jags on the erasing, as described on the Cover Letter to the November 2001 LoAR:

Therefore, for purposes of recreating period armorial style for erasing, the erasing should (1) have between three and eight jags; (2) have jags that are approximately one-sixth to one-third the total height of the charge being erased; and (3) have jags that are not straight but rather are wavy or curved.

Here the jags would need to be longer. Alternatively, the submitter could decide to resubmit the primary charge as a wolf's head couped.

This redraw is significantly different from the previous submission.

Device Comments:

Seraphina Delphino (Ragged Staff) at 2019-10-02 19:18:39
the header name has von instead of van

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:15:55
The blazon from the return is much clearer about the placement of the cross.

Quarterly gules and argent, a wolf's head erased counterchanged charged in sinister chief with a cross formy argent.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:37:39
The reason for the previous return has been addressed. No conflicts found. Iago's blazon works.


4: Paul Gerard Williamson -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 2011, via Ansteorra.

Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron and in chief a fox courant contourny argent.

submitted through Elfsea.

Returned by Kingdom 06/17:

Previous Submission history: Unfortunately, this device must be returned due to conflict. As drawn, this is Azure, a fox courant contourny and a point pointed argent, which conflicts with armory that is already registered: Wolfram of Bear Mountain, reg. 11/93 via the West: "Azure, a wolf passant contourny and a point pointed argent." There are no DC's between wolf and fox nor between passany and courant. It is suggested that the client resubmit with a chevron division, as at the time of this writing, it appears clear of conflict.

https://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingsingleitem.php?kingdom=8&id=74706

Device Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:24:18
The chevron is too low.

I assume that what was meant in the return letter was that the client submit with a per chevron line of division, but it looks like the client, understandably, didn't assume the same and submitted with an added chevron instead.

Which is a shame, because unlike the intended suggestion this has a conflict:

Kit Hackforth
The following device associated with this name was registered in August of 2015 (via Lochac):
Per chevron azure and sable, a chevron and a bordure embattled argent.

1 DC for type of secondary.

Michael Gerard Curtememoire at 2019-10-05 22:24:44
http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2019/01/19-01lar.html#344, Úlfrikr inn gamli Ragnarsson: "The submitter should be advised that charges only in chief can push a chevron to base".

Of course that does nothing about the conflict.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:39:26
Agree with the conflict call vs. Kit Hackforth. Disagree that the chevron is low enough to be a problem. It's normal to move a chevron vertically centered when there is a charge on just one side of it. It could be argued that it has been moved too far down here, but it looks pretty good to me.


5: Tobias of Emerickeskepe -New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1996, via Meridies.

Azure, a Musiman argent a chief erminois.

Old Item: Sable, in pall inverted three unicorn's heads necks to center argent armed and crined Or between three mullets argent., to be retained as a badge.

Subbmitted through Rosenfield.

Device Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:28:54
Musimons don't have a default posture. Plus a few other tweaks:

Azure, a musimon rampant argent, a chief erminois.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:39:55
No conflicts found. Agree with Iago's blazon corrections.


6: Tobias of Emerickeskepe -New Badge Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in November of 1996, via Meridies.

(Fieldless) On a compass rose sable a tower or.

Old Item: (Fieldless) On a compass star elongated to base per pale sable and argent within and conjoined to an annulet gyronny sable and argent a tower Or, to be retained as a badge.

Submitted through Rosenfield.

Co-owned with Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=398/2019-09-25/20-18-08_Tobias_of_Emerickeskepe_badge_change_page_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=398/2019-09-25/20-18-08_Tobias_of_Emerickeskepe_badge_change_page_2.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=398/2019-09-25/20-18-08_Tobias_of_Emerickeskepe_badge_change_page_3.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=398/2019-09-25/20-18-08_Tobias_of_Emerickeskepe_badge_change_page_4.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=398/2019-09-25/20-18-08_Tobias_of_Emerickeskepe_badge_change_page_5.jpg

Badge Comments:

Eirik Halfdanarson (Asterisk) at 2019-10-02 19:17:42
There was one additional page of documentation that wouldn't go on the submission notes.

1: Image 1

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:33:54
The compass rose isn't entirely sable. If it weren't for the lines that are neither on the outer ring nor the star, we could probably do "a compass rose sable ringed argent".

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:41:10
This is IMHO, overkill on documenting the badge, but too much documentation is always better than too little. I'm afraid I can't make out what the map is or what it represents in the documentation save for the compass rose at the very bottom. It should be mentioned that Jessimond of Emerickeskepe's name was registered 11/96 via Meridies.


7: Valdemar Olafsson -New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Valdemar Olafsson(6/1996)

Argent, a bend gules overall a badger fesswise proper.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (None given) most important.
Spelling (None given) most important.

Submitted through Raven's Fort

Valdemar- King of Denmark. Valdemar I of Denmark reigned 1154 until

1182.

Olaf- Found in the (TONN) by Geirr Bassi page 15.

sson- by dropping the (r) off Olafr and adding sson, your create a ssurname of OLAFSSON, as oulined on (TONN) by Geirr Bassi on page 17.

Submitted through Raven's Fort.

Name Comments:

Lilie Dubh inghean ui Mordha (Pantheon) at 2019-10-04 17:51:57
Source for the name Valdemar: http://danmarkshistorien.dk/leksikon-og-kilder/vis/materiale/blypladen-fra-valdemar-den-stores-grav- 1183-og-senere/

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:41:48
If this is not the person who registered this name in the Middle in 6/96, then this certainly in conflict.

ffride wlffsdotter at 2019-10-07 02:33:38
Concur!

Device Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:40:53
We don't have a defined proper for badgers. And this is a bend sinister.

Argent, a bend sinister gules, overall a badger sable marked argent.

Although I worry that the badger is actually 'argent marked sable', which means there's a contrast issue, especially considering the white parts of the badger fall mainly on the argent field.

Gunnvor silfraharr (Orle) at 2019-11-01 10:40:17
Concur, the backs of badgers are a dark grey that should probably be represented as sable in heraldic depictions. I don't think the overall charge has good contrast with the field.

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 20:42:55
If determined to be 'sable marked argent', this conflicts with:

Christjenn Rasmussen af Samsø
The following device associated with this name was registered in October of 1995 (via Atenveldt):
Argent, a bend sinister gules overall a leopard passant guardant sable marked argent.

1 DC for change in type of overall charge.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:46:42
The PicDic says that badgers are statant by default, so "fesswise" is superfluous. Real life badgers have the black and white head and leg markings we're familiar with, but their bodies are gray. Going in another direction looking for conflict, I find Meurug Taylor, device reg. 1/14 via Ealdormere: "Argent, a badger sable and a base gules." There's a CD for bend sinister vs. base, but is the tincture of the badger sufficient for a second?

1: Image 1

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-05 14:15:40
Versus Meurug, there's an SC for change of primary charge, from badger to bend.


8: Viðarr Ulfriksson -Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name on the Ansteorra LoI of February 28, 2019 as submitted.

Gules, a wolfs head couped sinister or a gore sinister checky or and sable.

Submitted through Raven's Fort.

Previous submittion was returned 01/19 because the wolfs head was not properly drawn as erased.

Device Comments:

Iago ab Adam at 2019-10-02 22:45:51
A couple blazon tweaks:

Gules, a wolf's head couped contourny Or, a gore sinister checky Or and sable.

Gawain of Miskbridge (Green Anchor) at 2019-10-05 12:47:44
No conflicts found. Agree with Iago's blazon.

Michael Gerard Curtememoire at 2019-10-05 22:31:56
A single SfPP for the use of a gore with another charge on the field, but I'd think only that.


In Service,

Eirik Halfdanarson


OSCAR counts 1 Name, 5 Devices, 1 Device Change and 2 Badge Changes. There are a total of 9 items submitted on this letter.

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