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Middle ILoI dated 2019-10-21

Greetings unto Jean Yves Dragon, and the commenting Heralds of the Middle Kingdom.

Please consider the merits of these items and complete your commentary by November 22, 2019.

1: Aveline de la Rocha -New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2018, via the Middle.

Æskatla Gandálfsdóttir

Submitter desires a feminine name.

'Æskatla' is an alternate spelling of Old West Norse Áskatla; it's found in Lena Peterson's _Nordisk runnamslexikon_. 0141106.pdf p. 28 s.n.As/Æs p. 31. s.n. 'Askæll/Æskæll. The Viking Answer Lady gives the Old West Norse form as a header. 'Gandálfsdóttir' Geirr Bassi lists 'Gandálfr' as a masculine given name, p. 10. The patronymic is formed as genitive + -dottir. Geirr Bassi indicates that the genitive is formed by changing -r to -s. Thus the patronymic for "Gandálf's daughter is 'Gandálfsdottir'

2: Clarissa Corvinus -New Alternate Name Change & Resub Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2018, via the Middle.

Clarissa de Corvis

Argent, two chevronels purpure between three ravens close contourny sable.

Old Item: Clarissa Corvinus, to be released.
No major changes.
Meaning (Means 'the crow' with 'de' as preposition included) most important.

Submitter's name was originally submitted as Clarissa de Corvus, and was changed for registration to the documentable Clarissa Corvinus. Submitter would prefer the documented form Clarissa de Corvis (<de Corvis> "1 occurance" from Italian names from Imola, 1312: Surnames, alphabetically by Sara L. Uckelman ( )

--E Note-- Submitter indicated RS waived fee for this change.

Correction to Alternate Name (2019-Oct-22 17:10:20): This is a request for reconsideration / appeal

Re-submission - Conflict

Conflicts with the device of Fathir von Trier (reg. April 2003 via Ansteorra), Argent, a chevron purpure between two crosses formy and a reremouse sable. There's a DC for type of secondary charge, but since the crosses and reremouse are bilaterally symmetric, they can't be contourny -- so there's no second DC to be gained for orientation.

3: Clarissa Corvinus -New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in September of 2018, via the Middle.

(Fieldless) In pale a raven close to sinister sable perched on a human skull argent.

---E Note--- Indicated this is re-submission, though I have not located original yet.

4: Emryss the Wanderer -New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and Or, issuant from the line of division a wolf's head reversed and a wolf's head counterchanged.

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Sound most important.

Emrys - Welsh masculine given name appearing in the index of personal names in Bartrum's /Early Welsh Genealogical Tracts/ (p.187). Save for one king dating to the end of the Roman occupation, period citations seem to be rare. In the 10/06 LoAR, the statement is made that "Llywen is, according to S. Baring-Gould and John Fischer The Lives of the British Saints: The Saints of Wales, Cornwall and Irish Saints, Volume 3, the name of a kinsman of Saint Cadlan "descended from Emrys Llydaw, that came with him from Brittany to Wales." (

the Wanderer - "The Wanderer" has been declared SCA-compatible since 1995. Relevant precedents can be found at The table contains 2 instances from the 1st tenure of François la Flamme, 1 from Elsbeth Anne Roth and 2 from Da'ud ibn Auda's 2nd tenure, 2nd year. The names referenced are Joel the Wanderer, Mihrimah the Traveler and Morag the Wanderer and Johan Gregor the Wanderer. The 1996 item from the tenure of Da'ud ibn Auda does not list a referring name

Rare practice in German heraldry was to have charges issuant symmetrically from either side of a line of division. When formed of animal's heads, the jaws of each head would frequently interlock in the center of the line of division. The practice appears to always have the same type of charge repeated on each side of the division, rather than different charges on each side. For SCA purposes, each submission following this pattern should be treated as two separate charges, each issuant from the line of division, with the type of field division.

5: Katrin Grimsdottir -New Badge

OSCAR thinks the name is registered as Katr?n Gr?msd?ttir in January of 2018, via the Middle.

Sable, a polypus argent and a chief paly argent and gules.

6: Moira Eiriksdottir -New Name & New Device

Purpure, a winged decrescent argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

Eiriksdottir - Patronymic (GB p. 17) using Eirikr (GB p. 9)

Moira - Legal first name (DL in packet)

7: Mýrún Hraffinsdóttir -Resub Device

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

Per pale azure and argent, a griffin's head erased and a wolf's head erased respectant counterchanged on a point pointed sable a M shaped rune argent

This is a re-submission.

"This device is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states "Elements must be drawn to be identifiable." Because of the similarity of the outline, commenters had trouble realizing that the heads are those of different creatures. The griffin would likely be more identifiable with longer thinner ear tufts and with its beak open."

8: Reimar Erikson -New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.
Sound (Rye Mar) most important.

Will not allow holding name

Reimar Christensen, Denmark, christened 16 Aug 1622, Batch C04410-7

Anna Erikson, Sweden, christened 21 May 1624, Batch C04368-4

Yours in Service,

Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir

Escutcheon Herald

OSCAR counts 3 Names, 1 Alternate Name, 1 Alternate Name Change, 4 Devices and 2 Badges. There are a total of 11 items submitted on this letter.

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